Posted by Yvette Hohler
Today, 9 of our members and 2 guests attended the meeting led by President Rob at Cafe Spiga.  One of the guests, our speaker, Peter Montaglione, represented and spoke about the leadership & training program affiliated with the John Maxwell Team.  Today was also an OPEN CUPBOARD COLLECTION DAY.
Rob began the meeting with a few announcements:  
       He invites you at attend the Executive Board Meeting this Friday, September 24th, at 8 AM via Zoom.  If you plan to participate, please let Rob know so he can share the Zoom address with you.
       Have you RSVP'd to Sharon to let her know that you'll be attending the Past Presidents Dinner next Tuesday, September 28th, at Savino's Hideaway, beginning at 5 PM?  If you haven't done so yet, please do confirm your attendance with her ASAP:  Remember: your membership dues include the cost of your attendance with or without 1 guest.  (Extra guests will be welcome @$60 p/p.)
Jen invites you to attend FAMILY FUN DAY at the Train Car Park (sponsored by the Terryville/Port Jeff Sta. Chamber of Commerce) on October 16th.  This is an opportunity to celebrate local community, local business, and family fun.  There'll be pumpkin and face painting, an apple pie baking contest, a scarecrow contest, and live music.  Free admission. She also invites you to 2 other Chamber-sponsored activities: on October 30thTRUNK OR TREAT; and on September 23rd at the Port Jeff Yacht Club, 6-8 PM, a networking opportunity.  Contact Jen for the details for all of these activities.
The new date for the Southold Rotary Annual Golf Tourney is October 13th. Let Dennis know if you're interested in participating or if you need more info.
Rob introduced again Peter Montaglione, our speaker, who works with an internationally-known organization of coaches, collaborators, trainers, and transformational leaders.  He currently speaks mainly to civic groups and small organizations about leadership.  Peter's objective is to train leaders to train leadership - of self and of others. To succeed, organizing talent is necessary.  Peter quoted a number of Master Leaders, including John Maxwell, when discussing how to be a leader and bring about as well as strengthen leadership from others.  Maxwell teaches that there are 3 laws of leadership: leadership of the lid; the law of influence; and the law of process. The law of the lid actually refers to the law of one's potential effectiveness. You must raise your lid in order to gain leadership skill.  The law of influence is a reference to the fact that leadership is influence.  One has to influence someone/others in order to achieve their and your goals.  The law of process refers to how to influence others, help oneself grow to influence others, and how to gain insight via one's experience and life lessons. Leadership is a learnable skill.  One can learn to grow by getting out of one's relaxed comfort zone.  We gain influence by serving others.  Peter reiterated that leadership is influence. You get what you want if you help others to get what they want. Leadership is inspiration. The more effective you want to be, the more influence you have to have. To gain influence, people ask: Do you care for me? Can you help me? Can I trust you? Through personal development, one can become a better, greater leader.  Leadership is a day by day operation.  One must constantly seek to gain skills and knowledge. Peter offers to help businesses grow by strengthening leadership potential. He coaches small businesses and helps run them as well.  For more info, he invites you to contact him: or 631-553-3310. You may also check out
Today's Sergeant, Mike Sceiford, filled the dollar plate by quizzing members about the fall equinox, which begins tomorrow, and other calendar stuff as well as football game results.  He also collected Happy & Sad Dollars, donated for a variety of good reasons.  We all congratulated Jen on Will's, Willy's, and Daphne's superior national BMX championship wins this past weekend.  Yay, team!
Here's to a healthy, happy, productive week!  See ya next Tuesday evening! :)
Larry and Yvette Hohler ask you to save the date and participate in the 17th Annual Kenya/USA Bi-Continental 5K Run/Walk: Saturday, October 16th, at 10 AM on the Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway Trail. Here's another opportunity to compete against Kenyans of all ages, who will be running (and walking) seven time zones away!  This event will start and end at the Port Jeff Station trail entrance- at the western end of the public parking lot.  The lot entrance is located at the Hallock Avenue traffic light, on the western side of Rte. 112, between the Enterprise Car Rental and the 7-11.  Registration will take place beginning at 9 AM. The suggested donation: $30Runners/walkers who can secure more than $100 in pledges run/walk for free. Can't run or walk yourself? Yvette invites you to support Larry with a pledge. He will be walking the distance. Medals will be awarded to all finishers. If you are unable to participate on October 16th, you are invited to do a VIRTUAL 5K run/walk any place, any time thru October 23rd.  Donate at or send a check to HCF, P.O. Box 387, Setauket, NY 11733. All proceeds go to support the Jerusha Mwiraria Hope Children's Home in Meru, Kenya.
Bob Huttemeyer is still seeking volunteers willing to host an evening meeting (5:30 PM-7 PM) at a member's home or place of business.  Contact Bob if you'd like to host an upcoming Rotary evening social gathering.
Rebecca invites us to get acquainted with HOMETOWNHOPEPORTJEFFERSON.ORG. Hometown Hope provides resources and support in times of need to all residents of the Village by promoting a movement of spreading kindness. It "strives to uplift through wellness, resilience, and compassionate understanding in our community."  Among the services/goods it will provide: meal boxes; home deliveries; and the like for those suffering illness, loss, etc., as well as help for healthcare practitioners during the pandemic. You can also sponsor a family. 
Want to volunteer? Contact .
***If you have ideas or items to be discussed at our next meeting, let Rob know.  And if you'd like to join one of the club's special committees, let him know this, as well. The more, the merrier!***
            *** Watch for Rob's invitation to our next meeting and plan to join us!***                                                   
                                  MEANWHILE, STAY SAFE AND WELL!