Newsletter Date: Feb. 24
Meeting Date: Feb. 19
Reporter: Sharon Garland
PP Anthony Hollingshead offered an inspiration in honor of Presidents Day highlighting presidential leadership quotes for life and work:
“Nothing can stop the man with the right attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” Thomas Jefferson
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Theodore Roosevelt
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.” Harry Truman
Contact Nondas Voll for ticket information on the February 28 dinner honoring Mike Kelly for serving as the Grand Marshall of the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Two fun fundraisers are scheduled to benefit the club at the Barker Playhouse:
  • March 14 – Over the River and Through the Woods
  • May 16 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Complimentary wine and refreshments before each performance. Tickets are $35 each or both for $60. Check out for details and online purchase.
Got any spare mice in your house? Computer mice, that is. Our friends at the Kizirian School need some and would appreciate any you can donate. Bring ‘em to the meeting.
Pete Brock for his recent hand surgery to repair damage caused by years of holding back defensive lineman.
Steve Hug for his visit with his grandson and future Rotarian, Noah Hug.
Laurie Mantz, founder and CEO of Dementia Training for Life, provided information on protecting yourself and those you love from the challenges presented by dementia.
Every 65 seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with dementia, two-thirds of those diagnosed are women (this may be estrogen related) and 40% are not told of their diagnosis. The impact of dementia on families and the economy is substantial with a yearly cost of $277 billion and caregivers providing another $18 billion of uncompensated care. More employees are taking time from their jobs to provide care to family members.
While there is currently no dementia cure and the stigma around memory issues remains high, Ms. Mantz stressed the importance of getting an accurate diagnosis since there are a number of misdiagnoses. For example, untreated hearing loss is responsible for one-third of false dementia diagnoses. To get an accurate diagnosis start with your primary care physician and continue with a university based dementia research program, if necessary.
She stressed that dementia is not a normal part of aging and that there are a number of interventions that can delay the onset  and improve quality of life. It is important to manage chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease.
Upcoming Events
Rotary After Dark Benefit at Barker Playhouse
Barker Playhouse
Mar 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary After Dark at Barker Playhouse
Barker Playhouse
May 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Spring Theater Nights
May 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 25, 2019
RI Tutorial and Educational Services
Mar 11, 2019
Past District Governor
Apr 08, 2019
International Service
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