July 31 Newsletter

Meeting Date:  July 26, 2022

Reporter:  Barbara Harris

Cap Willey reported some of the lesser known aspects of President Calvin Coolidge, aka “Silent Cal” who appreciated the benefits of being a good listener.
Pres. Steve reported that Margaret Kane is recovering from a stroke is in a nursing facility. Our club members have been rendering assistance to Margaret with transportation. Well wishes for speedy and complete recovery to Margaret Kane.
October 25 is the Legends for Literacy event.
We will be sponsoring a debate with the three Democratic primary candidates for mayor of Providence at our August 23 meeting, Dan McGowan of the Boston Globe moderating.
Mary Brewster thanked members for the support for the school supply program and noted we are still ~$400 short of our goal with members requested to add to the pot. Donate online at www.ProvidenceRotary.org
Our club was featured on last week’s District 7950 radio show Service Matters with Pres. Steve talking about his first weeks at the helm, Don Saracen describing the club’s foundation and the Legends for Literacy Gala, and Pres-elect Kris David talking about her activities with the international foundation and polio. Click HERE to listen to the whole show.
  • Barry Fain gave $10 happy bucks in gratitude of his recent visits with his children and families in Westport;
  • Kris David gave buck for Mary Cullen’s efforts on literacy program;
  • Cap Willey gave $2 bucks for Cal Coolidge;
  • Jim Gilcreast gave a buck for game tickets;
  • Anthony Hollingshead gave buck to thank the Marriott staff, and Marcos, for all they do
Guest speaker Marcus Nevius, assistant professor of history at URI, spoke about his recent book “City of Refuge: Resistance to Slavery in the Early Republic”.
He told us about the Great Dismal Swamp Slave Labor Camp in North Carolina where various forms of hybrid slavery, such as “maronage” took place among fugitive slaves working as laborers in a company run by President George Washinton’s brother, John Washington. He described the abolition movements as they formed in the northern states beginning in 1777. Club members were mesmerized by the talk and followed up with questions.
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Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Providence Marriott
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
United States of America
Lunch is served at 11:45 AM; meeting begins at noon.
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