Newsletter Date: June 10
Meeting Date: June 5
Reporter: Nondas Voll
Walter Cotter offered Rev. Ralph Barlow’s comments appropriate for Rotary’s upcoming transition in leadership. He quoted from “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” by writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans saying, “All that each person is, and experiences…are expressions of himself and of one root, and are identical.”
President Anthony thanked Greeters Laraine Beck and Marc Harris.
Holly Applegate invited all to the installation of President Elect Don Saracen on June 26th. A champagne reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. Please wear red, white or blue to mirror the event’s decorations.
Hands-on community service continues with painting at Harry Kizirian Elementary School on Saturday, June 24.
PP Jan Feyler, Chair of the foundation, reported that the endowment totals $1.7 million. 
She thanked its directors Richard Applebaum, George Babcock, PP Barry Fain, Richard Gregory, Kevin Oates, PP Paul Segal and PP Randy Dittmar, Administrator.
Over the past five years $400,000 has been awarded in grants.
Today a total of $56,500 is being presented to 36 nonprofit organizations serving children and families in the greater Providence area. The grant awardees are:
134 Collaborative $2,000
To support our Out of School Jam program targeting low income youth, ages 7 to 12, who live in the Greater Providence area.
Adoption Rhode Island $2,000
To support activities that provide siblings separated by foster care or adoption the opportunity to connect or reconnect.
Books Are Wings $2,000
To support ten book parties for the children enrolled in Providence Parks and Recreation camps.
Camp JORI $1,500
To support scholarships for some of our neediest children and their families.
Camp Ruggles, Inc. $1,500
To help support camperships for low income children at a therapeutic summer camp for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
Childhood Lead Action Project $1,000
To provide training and supplies to help families protect children from lead poisoning.
Community Boating Center $2,000
Supporting CBC’s After-School and summer STEM Sailing Program.
Community Preparatory School $2,000
Supporting TestPrep Program helping inner-city 7th and 8th grade students prepare for high school entrance exams and maintain skills during the summer.
Everett: Company, Stage & School $2,000
To provide free high quality after school performing arts classes and training to over 400
underserved youth in the Greater Providence area.
Family Service of Rhode Island $1,000
Supporting Mount Pleasant Academy and the Walking School Bus.
FirstWorks $1,500
Supporting New Arts Learning initiatives: Animating the Armory & PVDFest School Assemblies.
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England $1,500
To support our Urban Outreach programs for “at-risk” girls and introduce them to the benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence $2,000
To support the “Choose Peace Project” consisting of nonviolence conflict resolution workshops
offered in Providence schools.
Junior Achievement of Rhode Island $1,500
To support two classrooms of the JA Our Nation program, reaching 50 Providence students.
Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP) $1,500
To support KBEP’s relationship violence prevention education in the Providence Public Schools.
The Manton Avenue Project $2,000
To support year-round playwriting programs for young people in Olneyville.
MADD Rhode Island $1,000
Supporting 27th Annual Team Spirit Youth Leadership Conference.
Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America $1,500
To provide a comprehensive character building and outdoor educational program to inner city and urban neighborhood youth in Providence.
New England Patriots Alumni Club, Inc. $1,000
Supporting Patriots Alumni Football for YOU program in Providence.
New Urban Arts $1,000
To support Youth Mentorship in the arts and summer art internship programs.
Paul Cuffee School $1,500
To subsidize bus transportation for grades 6 – 12 college visits.
Providence Community Library $2,000
Supporting PCL's educational programming for youth and adults.
Read to Succeed $1,000
To support the purchase of 2,580 books for 425 students during the 2017 Read to Succeed Summer Program.
Center for Resilience $2,000
To reduce stress and bullying in the classroom, while increasing empathy, focus & academic achievement.
Rhode Island for Community & Justice $1,500
To support Rhode Island high school teens in their journey and their experiences of RICJ’s Summer Leadership Institute: Project RESPECT.
Rhode Island Urban Debate League $2,000
To engage a "scholar in residence" to increase the rigor of both its in-school and after-school programs and to showcase its students' successes through two public debates.
Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education $1,500
To provide learning supports to prevent barriers to full engagement in learning for children of incarcerated parents.
San Miguel School of Providence $1,000
To provide Chromebooks to strengthen STEM education.
Save The Bay $1,500
To support STEM programming with Asa Messer School for the 2017-2018 school year.
Sojourner House $2,000
To support Camp Eureka, Providence’s only free week-long summer camp for children who have witnessed abuse in their homes.
Sophia Academy $1,000
To support 5th & 6th grade girls as they embrace custodianship and the work behind food from farm to table at The Farm School.
Tides Family Services $1,000
To provide emergency relief services that keep vulnerable families together during times of crisis.
Fund for UCAP on behalf of the Urban Collaborative $1,500
Supporting UCAP’s after school program, Beyond U to offer STEAM Box Studios.
Whitmarsh House $2,000
To provide a pool of emergency funds to help young men, 17 and over who age out of the group home program with shelter, food and clothing.
East Side/Mt Hope YMCA $2,000
Supporting community swim lessons in collaboration with the Vincent Brown Rec Center.
YWCA Rhode Island $1,500
To support Rosie’s Girls, a summer day camp for girls ages 11-13 designed to build self-esteem, perseverance and leadership through learning basic skills in the trades.
Upcoming Speakers
Jun 12, 2017
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
Jun 19, 2017
Last Hurrah
Jun 26, 2017
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Immediate Past President
Visiting Rotarians:
Marco Marinelli - Italy
Ted Loebenberg - Louisville
Cherie Saracen
Wife of PE Don Saracen
Roberta Segal
Wife of PP Paul Segal
Steve Paiva
Guest of Paul Segal
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