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Friday, October 8, 2010

Rotary Club Moves to Crittenden

Rotary Club Moves to Crittenden

Rumors of the impending relocation of the Coudersport Rotary Club were confirmed this week when the Club announced that it will begin conducting its weekly Club meetings and will be entertaining guest speakers at the Hotel Crittenden effective this October.

According to Karen Cahilly, Club President, the Club’s majority had voted to move its meetings from the Laurelwood Inn to the Crittenden because they felt “a more centralized location would be more convenient for existing members while encouraging attendance by non-Rotarians wanting to become involved in the Club.”

The Club met at the Crittenden for the first time this past Monday, in what appeared to be more of a “changing of guards” ceremony than a regular Club meeting. Paul Herzig was presented with a recognition plaque in honor of the 23 year span during which the Herzigs made the Laurelwood Inn available to the Club, followed by the presentation to Walter Baker of the Hotel Crittenden of the Rotary Club Meeting Plaque that just one week prior hung on the Laurelwood’s wall.

The Club initially moved its meeting place to the Laurelwood Inn back in 1987 after the growing Adelphia lunch crowd made it no longer practical for the Club to conduct its meetings at the Hotel Crittenden. “Some may view our recent move back to the Crittenden as our Club having come full circle, but ours members like to view it as another step forward,” stated Cahilly.

Various senior club members recalled having attended their first Rotary meeting at the Crittenden years ago as high school students. Larry Hall visited the Club for the first time 50 years ago as one of the areas Citizens of Tomorrow as did Judge John Leete 47 years ago.

The Club will meet every Monday at the Hotel Crittenden from noon to 1:00 p.m., during which a buffet-style lunch will be made available to non-Rotarian visitors and Rotarians alike for the cost of $7.00.

Also, our Club will begin the 1st phase of the Mitchell Park Revitalization Project this weekend, which includes the re-painting of the existing tables, pavilion and playground equipment that had been vandalized and/or are in need of general maintenance due to expected wear & tear. We will keep you posted as we proceed with other enhancements to the park.

Those wishing to become more involved in the community can drop in on a Rotary Luncheon Meeting at the Crittenden at any time. Those wishing to schedule a presentation, or preferring to make lunch reservations, may do so by calling Rotary Vice-President, Melissa Gee, at (814) 260-9157.

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