Newsletter Date: June 4
Meeting Date: May 30
Reporter: Jan Feyler
Members observed a moment of silence in memory of Lee Miller.
PDG Kris encourages members to attend the installation of the District Governor in Weymouth.
Don Saracen will be installed as our new Club President on June 26.
Painting continues at Harry Kizirian Elementary School Saturday, June 24, 8 am-noon.
Marion Avarista is doing well after having more stents.
Several members enjoyed reading to the fourth graders at Kizirian School.
Barry Fain for his trip to Japan and his visit to the Tokyo Rotary Club with 275 members; he highly recommends making up when traveling!
Mary Brewster for the opening of new building at Lincoln Woods that she helped to design.
Kevin Kernan won another poker tournament at the casino.
Bob Murphy for his first year coordinating the Fishing Derby; thanked his guru Walt Adamowicz for all his help.
Jackie Gourd for the pleasure of sitting with an old friend Reggie Centracchio.
Kris David for 38 years of marriage and the district’s accomplishment this year of averaging $100/member for donations to The Rotary Foundation.
Richard Applebaum for his jazz filled weekend in the Big Apple.
John McGinn for his father who bailed out of a plane behind enemy lines in China and bribing his way out with cigarettes and money!
Terri Adelman thanked the Rotary readers and especially Holly Applegate for using her acting skills when reading to the class with behavioral issues.
New member Mark Harris thanked Rotarians for the warm welcome, and was happy to survive his daughter’s prom.
Lieutenant General Reginald Centracchio, retired from the RI National Guard after 48 years of service, spoke of the history and current relevance of Memorial Day.
Gen. Centracchio recognized Cy Wyche for his service in WW II as a bombardier, and Cy acknowledged the tribute with a salute.
George Washington said ”If we don’t take care of our veterans, how can we expect others to take up arms?” Decoration Day, the forerunner of Memorial Day, started after the Civil War to honor the 602,000 soldiers who lost their lives on both sides of the conflict. Taps has been played at military funerals since then.
He brought us to the present day and its terrorist threats that the world is living with. We are at war with ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, not Islam. He advised us to be aware of our surroundings at all times. If we see something, say something.  The American soldier is between us and disaster. He stated that cyber terrorism can bring us to our knees.
The general is now a news analyst for Channel 12 and Fox News Providence, has his own band and plays with another.
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