Newsletter Date: January 7
Meeting Date: January 2

Reporter: Holly Applegate

INSPIRATION: Walter Cotter
Sir Winston Churchill was famous for his witty and pithy comments one of which is particularly appropriate to Rotary:
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
President Don Saracen conducted a new member installation for Trish Cirelli. Kris David is her sponsor.
Tiffany Bumgardner’s guest was an associate from the Boy Scouts of RI, Dan Friel.
Past President Randy Dittmar said there are 7 more schools that need dictionaries to be delivered to third graders. Christy has the dictionaries at the Boat House. Please sign up with Randy and he will forward on the school contacts.
Christy Clausen told us about a new project, Warm for Winter, a clothing drive. She asked Rotarians to bring in warm closing for children to be distributed January 28th at the Recreation center next to the Harry Kiziran School in Providence. She will be sending along a flyer about the event.
Birthday girl Wendy Marcus gave out cupcakes and New Year’s wands to January birthday celebrants Wendy Marcus, Walter Adamowicz, Christy Clausen, Geoff Gaunt, Steve Hug and Cap Willey.
The next Executive Board meeting is next Thursday, January 11 at 8am at Swan Point Cemetery.
Wellness: Mary Brewster fell and broke her wrist, requiring surgery last week  The club will be sending her a plant wishing her a speedy recovery.
HAPPY BUCKS presented by Margaret Kane.
Peter Brock gave a Happy Buck for his wonderful Christmas and New Year’s with his family and especially his granddaughter. He also was happy that the New England Patriots won their games against The Bills on Dec 24th and Jets (Pete’s favorite team, NOT!!) on Dec 31. The Patriots will host an NFL-record eighth consecutive divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on Sat, January 13th at 8:15 pm.
Margaret Kane gave 20 Happy Bucks to Pete Brock for being the subject of a barrage of questions to qualify playing in the Game at his alma mater, University of Colorado.
Past President Anthony Hollingshead gave 5 Happy Bucks to welcome our newest member, Trish Cerelli and for Pamela Keuhl who is enjoying her new home in the Atlanta area.
Bob Murphy gave 10 Happy Bucks for the wonderful thank you letters received from the San Miguel students who attended our holiday party. Many of the students said they enjoyed the wonderful conversations at the lunch.
Tiffany Bumgardner gave 5 Happy Bucks for celebrating the holidays with her brother and sister. Also she applied for a new position as COO that she got!!
Wendy Marcus gave a Happy Buck for her 99 year old dad who she speaks with every day.
Steve Hug gave 10 Happy Bucks for the birth of his first grandson, Noah Alexander Hug.
Jim Gilcreast gave 3 Happy Bucks. He had cataract surgery and can now see very well.
Holly Applegate gave a Happy Buck for spending time in South Hero, Vermont for Christmas and New Year’s with her entire family including 6 grandchildren.
Barry Fain gave 10 Happy Bucks for the 10 days he spent in New York City with his family!
Maury Ryan gave a Happy Buck to let us know that Ken Conde’s wife, Susan Blicker, is doing better.
President Don Saracen gave a Happy Buck for a wonderful Holiday Season with his family!!
President Don also honored Margaret Kane for her All American Track and Field accolade. He posted a picture of Margaret of her with her teammates from the 1970’s in San Marcus, Texas.
Christy Clausen’s passion over the past 10 years is End Child Hunger.
She was born and raised in Dudley, Mass on a working farm and raised in an Irish/Polish, strict Catholic home.
After four years as a Military Police officer, she came home, bartended on Federal Hill and met her husband twenty years ago. She went to RIC, did personal training at YMCA, and waitressed to help put her husband through grad school. Unable to have children, Christy and her husband have been foster parents through the help of Steve Hug and Family Service of RI. They hope to adopt in the future.
She has been very involved in the summer meals program which has won national recognition. She loves to work with a passion of feeding children. She thanked fellow Rotarians for their support and help when her sister was recovering from a car accident.
Rob Black had a power point presentation titled Getting to know and Love your Club Administrator.
He spent his early years in McKeesport, PA and married his wife Anne in 1979. They have a son and a daughter and a recent grandson, Connor.
His career as a commercial property and liability underwriter included a stint with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and many years with Chubb specializing in mining, oil and gas and power generation. In 1994, he worked in Sydney, Australia as Asia Pacific Regional ERG Underwriter until moving back to the home office is 1996. He joined the Rotary club of Turramurra while in Australia. 
He retired in 2009. His hobbies are woodworking, theater, travel and genealogy. His father was a long-time member of our club.
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 08, 2018
RI Airport Corporation
Jan 16, 2018
Young Voices
Jan 22, 2018
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