Newsletter Date: April 2
Meeting Date: March 27
Reporter: Nondas Voll
INSPIRATION by Nondas Voll
A trade show is about our work. It makes us aware of a sense of personal worth. It is about our search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as pay, for achievement rather than apathy.
Work gives us a secure place in the human community. It is a hunger for meaning, a sense of purpose. Immortality is a part of this drive; to be remembered. Today let us celebrate as we join together to admire one another’s trades and accomplishments.
President Anthony Hollingshead thanked John McGinn for organizing the Trade Show and Briana Quinn for helping to sell raffle tickets. He also thanked Maxine Cohen for serving as Greeter.
Pres. Anthony expressed appreciation to Pamela Kuehl for hosting a gathering at her home for newer Rotarians to better know one another. Asked why they are involved in Rotary these members, younger in their careers, replied that they liked hands-on projects to make the world a better place.
He announced the date of Friday, April 21, for the Paint-Off, one of two signature fundraisers. Event chair Geoff Gaunt is still looking for sponsors and silent auction items. Reserve your admission to the Paint-off at
Providence will be the host city for the Multi-District Conference on April 28-30 featuring Rotary International President John Germ as guest speaker.
Wendy Marcus described the environmental project to help keep the City clean. The litter pick-up will continue with photos of participants posted later at Eastside Marketplace. Five trees have been purchased to plant along with a granite marker on Westminster Street on May 8.
Elizabeth Atalay, visiting for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot at Life, spoke about the need for vaccinating children in rural communities and developing countries. She noted that polio has ended in all but three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. She warned that an epidemic of measles or polio is only a plane ride away.
Pete Brock led the effort with his usual humor.
Maxine Cohen - as a pharmacist she knows the importance of vaccinations and thanks the Davids for opening their home to raise funds to end polio
Bill David - as a chess coach he applauds his San Miguel students for finishing second in a recent match
George Burman - recognized Jim Alexander for helping people across the world during his lifetime and expressed appreciation for his wife at Hasbro Children’s Hospital for debunking the myths about vaccinations causing autism
Tiffany Bumgardner-Scheffler - for the Boy Scouts, her husband’s surgery, and their second anniversary
Jane Kratsch - notes that Jim Gilcreast joins her as a Gilbert and Sullivan fan
David Hunter - pleased that a longtime friend donated $5,000 to RI Urban Debate League
Wendy Marcus - welcomed former Rotarian Linda Xavier and for North Carolina still playing in the NCAA Final Four
Jim Gilcreast - although a Gilbert and Sullivan aficionado he admits he cannot carry a tune himself
Cap Willey - showed how his cat ate his paperwork
Bill DiBiasio - told Jim Alexander that he knew someone in Zimbabwe only to learn that Jim knew him, too
Barbara Harris - welcoming a second grandchild named Marlo Kern
Cy Wyche - is happy
Top Row: Kevin Kernan, mover; Luis Lourenco, CPA
2nd Row: John Meara & Parish Lentz, attorneys; Geroge Burman, architect
3rd Row: Mary Brewster, architect; Don Saracen, marketing
4th Row: Linda Xavier & Bill Caldwell, cemetery; Barry Fain, publishing; Anthony Landi, financial services
5th Row: Bob Morse, insurance; Tiffany Bumgardner-Scheffler, scouting; Jane Kratsch, banking.
John McGinn reported there were 13 exhibitors at the Trade Show, raising $325 augmented by $315 brought in by the raffle for a total of $640. Participants donated prizes to the raffle that were given after each presentation.
Upcoming Events
Providence Rotary Paint-off
Apr 21, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Multi-District Conference
Apr 28, 2017 – Apr 30, 2017
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 03, 2017
Ocean State Job Lot
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Earth Day
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Linda Xavier
Bill Caldwell
John Gazerro
Guests of Pres. Anthony
Rose Marques
Guest of Mary Brewster
Parish Lentz
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Cherie Saracen
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Rachel Sowersby
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Breana Quinn
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