Newsletter Date: Nov. 26
Meeting Date: Nov. 20
Reporter: Jan Feyler

Jim Gilcreast delivered George Washington’s 1789 Proclamation designating November 26 of that year as a national day of thanksgiving to recognize the role of providence in creating the new United States and the new federal Constitution.
Members and friends gathered to place bookplate labels inside the front covers of the more than 2,000 dictionaries our club is giving to third grade students in all Providence schools. PP Randy Dittmar still needs several volunteers to deliver those dictionaries – they’re ready to be picked up at the Roger Williams Park Boathouse.
Bell ringing will take place at the Eastside Marketplace on December 7—Sign up!
Anthony Landi is the club chair of the District PBruins event this coming Saturday evening, 12/2, at the Dunk. Tickets are $15, of which $5 will go to Polio Plus.
Black Friday is gone, Cyber Monday is coming and it’s followed by Giving Tuesday. This is the season to remember the ways you can help Rotary serve the world and our local community:
  • Give to The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International, at You can designate your gift to the Annual Fund that supports local and worldwide service projects, PolioPlus or several other special purposes listed on the web site.
  • Give to the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, the charitable arm of our club, to support the many grants we give to organizations helping Providence area children every year. Mail your donation to the foundation at 27 Dryden Lane, Providence, RI 02904.
If you're wondering how much to give, consider this suggestion from the club's fundraising committee: make Rotary giving (in all forms) one of your top three charities each year.
Both Holly and Tiffany thanked Anthony Hollingshead—hmmm…..
Pete Brock for six Pats wins in a row; getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and for being happy for what we have.
Richard Applebaum for Bill David’s 70th birthday party celebrated with family and friends.
Rob-$16—Happy it’s Thanksgiving.
Margaret Kane—Thank you, again, for your annual telling of your grandmother’s popcorn turkey recipe and the blessing “May the turkeys be on your table and not around it this Thanksgiving!”

John Hazen White, CEO, Taco Comfort Systems, of Cranston, spoke about Rhode Island’s problems and its wonders.
He feels our current political leadership has its heart in the right place and wants to make our community better; they/we value where we live and the people. He encourages us to get out there and participate in decisions regarding all of us.
He discussed the punitive estate tax in RI and the fact that those affected can leave and do. The business climate is not good; no one’s rushing here!
We all need to be Rhode Island promoters and not naysayers. We are our own worst enemies in this regard. Mr. White had to leave early for a press conference announcing Taco has bought a company in Europe. 
Mr. White is the third generation of his family in the business. He never wanted to be involved in it, but he became president 1997 after turning the business around several years earlier.
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Dec 02, 2017
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Dec 11, 2017
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