Newsletter Date: May 7
Meeting Date: May 1
Reporter: Sharon Garland
Barbara Harris spoke about how inspired she was by the multi-district Rotary conference last weekend.  She noted President Anthony’s warm welcome to the crowd of 500 and Rotary International President John Germ’s powerful overview of the scope and impact of Rotary projects around the world.
President Anthony congratulated the club for great attendance at the district conference and the number of awards our club received:
  • Perfect attendance 43 years Jim Gilcreast
  • Longevity award over 50 years of Service, Stanley Sorrentino
  • District Governor’s Presidential Award of Excellence
  • Public Image Award
  • Significant Achievement with Adoption of San /Miguel School
  • Vibrant Club Award
  • Significant Achievement – Interact Club
  • Art received a special award for his contribution to the District Governor’s newsletter
Award winners Jim Gilcreast and Christy Clausen

George Babcock is doing well after his recent surgery and sent a note of thanks to the club for the Get Well plant.
Much appreciation to Geoff Gaunt for chairing the Paint-Off! Fundraiser and John McGinn for the Trade Show.
May 22 will be an extra special Club meeting as we welcome back past Presidents and Rotarians.
Wendy reminded Club members to fill the litter bags she distributed on Earth Day, take a photo and email it to the address on the bag. Also, on Tuesday, May 9 at 4 pm you can join Wendy, Christy Clausen and Interact club members and others on the corner of Aborn and Westminster Streets where five trees will be planted.
Don Saracen announced that the Million Dollar Meal will be on Monday, May 15 at the RI PBS station, 50 Park Lane, Providence (directions coming by email). A boxed lunch will be followed by a “behind the scene” tour of the studio.
Join the club as the Players as the Barker Playhouse perform Godspell on Thursday, May 11th at 7:30 pm in the newly accessible theatre on Benefit Street. Reception begins at 6:30. Reserve your admission online at

Wendy Marcus presented May flowers to club members who have birthdays in May.
  • Get ready to celebrate Anthony’s fabulous year as club president! The celebration includes country line dancing at Mishnock Barn in West Greenwich. Kris David will be in touch with more details.
  • Bob Huseby announced that he delivered 165 books to the Kizirian School today. He purchased them at his town’s annual book sale. Happy teachers – happy students!
  • The next painting crew will get to work at the Kizirian School on Saturday, May 13th. Let Art Norwalk know if you can help – no experience necessary!
  • Terri Adelman announced that Rotary Reads will conclude this year with reading at the Carl Lauro School in Providence.
  • Walter Adamowicz is turning the Fishing Derby for San Miguel students over to Bob Murphy. Ken Conde thanked Pete Brock for his help in getting a special discount from Bass Store for fishing rods and reels.
Margaret Kane collected, and started with her own for receiving the 1969 All America Track and Field award from Florida State University - better late than never!
Jim Gilcreast welcomed East Greenwich Rotarian Andy Erickson and noted that Andy has even a longer perfect attendance record than Jim does.
Holly Applegate thanked the Club for the Honor Guard at her father’s funeral and the many lovely messages she received from members.
Richard Applebaum asked members to write a $26.50 check for Polio Plus to help complete Rotary’s mission to eradicate polio.

Don Saracen introduced entrepreneur and author, Sixcia Devine. Sixcia is the founder and executive director of Caritas Smile, a non-profit children’s charity whose mission is to inspire, educate and empower women and children in the U.S., Haiti, Dominican Republic and other developing countries. The work of Caritas Smile has expanded to include a focus on how corporate social responsibility programs, entrepreneurship, digital marketing and small business technology can be used to advance opportunities for women and children.
Training programs can help women develop the skills to use their smartphones to create on-line businesses that increase their ability to care for their families and build long-term economic strength in their communities.
Sixcia uses a networking event, Network for a Cause, which brings together businesses who want to meet their corporate social responsibility goals and non-profits who need volunteers and funds to grow their missions. For more information about this program visit
Upcoming Events
Godspell at The Players
May 11, 2017 7:30 PM
Upcoming Speakers
May 08, 2017
Med Mates Life Sciences Technology Network
May 15, 2017
Offsite meeting -- details to come
May 22, 2017
Academy for Career Exploration
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Andy Erickson
East Greenwich

Corinne Barber
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