October 23nd Newsletter

Meeting Date:  October 18, 2022

Reporter:  Don Saracen

PE Kris David opened the meeting with President Steve on Zoom


Jim Gilcreast led us in the pledge


Bill Applegate did a little research and shared a sample of the many designations for October. Such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Church Safety & Security Month, Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, Halloween Safety Month and Caffeine Addiction & Recovery Month to name a few. And he added an axiom – “Don’t let emotions get the best of you, since knee jerk actions will cause you to slip up and make the wrong move. And in that vein, remember that people shouldn’t always know what you thinking. So, observe, plan, and prepare for the right moment to act, knowing the element of surprise is one of life’s biggest advantages.”


President Steve welcomed members Maxine and Avram Cohen, Cap Willey, Rob Brewster, Ben Hadsell, Alex David, PJ Fox all on Zoom and our in-person guest was Dwight McDonald who works for a division of IBM.
Margaret welcomes cards sent to Margaret Kane, Warren Center , 642 Metacom Ave, Warren, RI 02885. A reminder gala tickets can be purchased on our website.
Kris is looking for volunteers for the George J. West School. If your interested email Kris.
Don Saracen announced new Gala Sponsors. Super Bowl level - Fain Family Foundation; Conference level - FCA Corp.; Division level - Island Carpet, IGT; Game level - Felix Oziemblewski, Rebecca Riley & David Cardin, Joe Paolino, Mary Cullen, Richard Applebaum, Kris David; New Donations - Jessica Fain & Kevin Erspamer, George Shuster. The sponsor committee is Susan, Jan, Sharon, Anthony H, Anthony L, Peter L, and Art. They have raised $71,000 in Sponsorships and another $1,925 in Donations for a total of $72,925. Steve thanked Barry & Elaine Fain for their outreach.

Happy Bucks

  • $2 Pete was please to report that Yager his young hunting dog had a successful first day hunt.
  • $20 Bill was happy to report that he and Holly are proud to announce that their seventh grandchild James Bradford Applegate to their clan.
  • $5 Mike announced that he and Kathy travel to Ashville and are grateful their Florida home weathered the storm OK.
  • $1 Don thanks for all the condolences from fellow members for his family.
  • $1 Kris for young QB Zappe recent success.
  • $1 Sharon For spending time with her sister during knee surgery rehab.

Our Speaker

Kris David, PDG, PE, End Polio Now Coordinator USA/Canada
Why has polio returned to the United States?
Rotary has been helping to eradicate polio in the world since the 1980's. Recently, a case of vaccine derived polio was reported in Rockland County, New York, a community north of New York City. Why did this happen? What is the chance that Polio cases will be seen in our own backyard?
Kris is Rotary International End Polio Now Coordinator for parts of Canada and the East Coast of the United States, and she updated us on the challenges that remain in the Global Eradication Initiative. Currently there are only two endemic countries that remain. But now, evidence of polio outbreaks have been showing up in U.S. cities.
This summer we saw the first case of paralytic polio in decades. A wake up call was the case in New York that shows that we need people to continue to be vaccinated in countries where polio has been eradicated for decades as one unvaccinated person who comes down with paralysis from polio can spread it to 99 other unvaccinated people in a mild form.
World Polio Day is October 24th and to support Rotary’s number one humanitarian goal please Donate to the PolioPlus campaign using MY ROTARY as a member not a guest to ensure your donation is included in our clubs total donation to polio. Every dollar is matched 2:1 by the Gates foundation.
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