Our Weekly Meetings Are Virtual
The Rotary Club of Lake Placid continues hold its weekly meetings, now by video conference.  If you are not a member of our club but are interested in attending as a guest, please contact us at rotarylakeplacid@gmail.com for more information.
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Lake Placid

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:20 AM
Courtyard by Marriott
5920 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
United States of America
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Think of how good it feels to share a meal with someone. Now imagine that you get to provide good food for a week for a neighbor who has been impacted by the COVID 19 crisis and now urgently needs this food assistance.  Please click "read more" for this story about Adirondackers helping Adirondackers.  A link to AdkAction in included in our list of COVID-19 resources at right.
At our February 27th meeting, Co-President Mary Liz Alexander (L) shared stories about her family and her path to be a distance runner, participating in several marathons.  New club member Kate Thompson let us know that she's been coming to the Lake Placid area for years and how it became an obvious choice on where to retire to after a successful career in computer sciences.
Once again our Club hosted its annual Valentine's Day pizza party for residents of The Greenwood Apartments.  Please click below for pictures of this event, enjoyed by residents and Rotarians alike. Special thanks to all who participated and to Bridgit McKillip for organizing the event.
The following is from Hannah Hanford of the Saranac Lake Rotary Club. Members of the Rotary Clubs of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid as well as generous community donors raised over $5,000 in relief funding for the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. These contributions qualified for a $5,000 challenge match from the Cloudsplitter Foundation resulting in more than $10,000 going to Bahamians impacted by the storm. Pictured receiving the match gift are Hannah Hanford and Franny Preston of the Saranac Lake Rotary Club, Chenelle Palyswiat of the Cloudsplitter Foundation and Chandler Ralph of the Lake Placid Rotary Club. 
The Rotary Club of Lake Placid NY welcomed Kate Thompson as our newest member, shown here with John Huttlinger during the installation ceremony.  We look forward to Kate's involvement and contributions to our Club's community goals.
The Lake Placid Rotary Club held a social event at the Crown Plaza Hotel as part of our membership drive in our community.  Potential members were informed about our Club's history and what we do in our town as well as hearing some personal stories from members about what being in Rotary means to them
At our January 9th meeting, the Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Essex Counties, represented here by Linda Carela (2nd from right), received a check for $500.  The Literacy Volunteers benefit from proceeds of our Club's successful Spring and Fall trivia nights.
Club member Betsy Brown recently returned from a USAID short-term assignment in Haiti.  Betsy provided historical context for the situation on the ground today.  Many questions were posed by members present who were very interested in learning about ways to support humanitarian assistance to Haiti.
The Irish Mafia returned to the winner's circle once again to claim top prize in our Fall Trivia Contest.  A well-attended evening with 17 teams tackling some very challenging questions.  Team Scatterbrains took second place via a tie-breaker question given to them and third place finishers Team Ausable Aces.  Thanks to all who came out enabling the Rotary Club of Lake Placid to continue contributing to the Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties as well as the Lake Placid School System.
Dr. Nina Schoch presented scientific research data on the current and future state of the loon population in our area in light of environmental threats to this iconic bird.  For more information, visit www.adkloon.or or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adkloon.  Dr. Schoch is shown with Sergeant-At-Arms Joe McAvoy who presented her with a gift of appreciation from our Club for today's informative talk.
Rotary members (L to R) Sue Friedmann, Harris Semegram, Rene Jacoby, Krista Frei, Alec Friedmann, Ben Kernan and Steve Detwiler (not pictured) attacked a section of Route 73 on a crisp morning with pickup tools and bare hands as part of our 
Club's contributions to our community and to our "service above self" mantra.
COVID-19 Resources
Emotional Support Hotline (NYS Office of Mental Health)
Adirondack Medical Center (Saranac Lake)
Essex Country Department of Health
New York State Information re Novel Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control
Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry
AdkAction - Emergency Food Packages
Essex County IDA 
very comprehensive list of links
Domestic Violence Hotline
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
Shelter Box
Emergencies don't take holidays
Floods, earthquakes, severe storms happen 24/7/365.  A gift to ShelterBox, a Rotary sponsored program. can provide several different types of urgently needed emergency equipment.    Just use the link on the left side of this page to download the ShelterBox gift form showing many ideas . Your one gift will bring much help and aid to those in need.  Learn about ShelterBox by visiting https://www.shelterbox.org 
2019 Dam Duck Race Video
Highlights from our Dam Duck Race.  
Save next year's date:  June 20, 2020
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