Newsletter Date: April 4
Meeting Date: March 30
Reporter: Don Saracen
Anthony Landi felt the following quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson encapsulates the spirit of all we do as Rotarians.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived -- this is to have succeeded."
The reservation deadline for our April 13 in person meeting at Squantum is Tuesday, 4/6. Make your lunch selection – chicken francaise or stuffed sole – and pay $23 online HERE. Or you can attend remotely on Zoom.
Rob presented the results of a member survey on in-person meetings. 84% of members are in favor.
Mary Brewster is setting up a Zoom Trivia meeting for the evening of May 5th.
Holly reminded everyone of upcoming speakers. April 6th we have Special FBI Agent Rosotto on their focus. The following week is Christy on Interact with past members to participate and Beth Fernandes on RYLA.
Steve Hug has set up a new Club Instagram account. He also asked members to share all the good things we do on our FaceBook.
Could our club use some expert advice on growing membership, building youth programs, raising money and raising awareness? Those are just some of the topics you can learn about from speakers with lots of real-world experience at the Multi-District Conference coming up on Zoom Thursday and Friday evenings, April 29 and 30, and Saturday morning, May 1. Registration is open HERE.  
$1 Margaret for being fully vaccinated
$10 Jim, remembering Cy, his Michigan mug which he figures cost $150k in tuition. He also mention a recent article on the Iron Lung.
$2 Art on a recent Boston Globe story about club member and medical examiner Priya Banerjee
$5 Liz can’t wait to attend her first in-person conference this May in Vegas.
$5 Bryan for Jim’s Michigan Wolverines team to make it to the Final Four
Legends for Literacy Gala Chair Pete announced we are going to plan and prepare for an in person event for Oct 26th. We anticipate and hope things will look a lot better by that date. We feel more comfortable planning an in-person event vs. Zoom.
George Babcock gave us an update on our Literacy Initiative plan 2021. We have distributed just under $65,000. Distributed: Middle Schools $37,000 and to the Elementary School $27,790. Operations. Serving 5,600 students.
Liz on the Program Committee we now know from past experiences what worked or didn’t and how to improve. We have reserved the largest ballroom. The count was 240 for our last gala. How many at a table could be 8 vs 10.. Looking at options on how the legends can be presented. Possibly on stage. They are considering honoring a Middle School Teacher with the Richard Kaplan award.
Don in regards to Sponsorship to quote Pete “keep in mind why we are doing this” The bottom line is that our Sponsors are the bedrock financially of supporting our Literacy Initiative efforts. We have an active committee and the luxury of time.
Jim on the Auction committee. The idea is looking for substantial items and experiences are always winners. Anyone has a worthwhile experience to donate we are interested. Ideally 6 to 8 live auction items. The count down will be part of the program. In regards to bidders give an example of what their dollars could buy.
Upcoming Events
Dollars for Diapers
Apr 04, 2021 – May 01, 2021 12:00 AM
Club Meeting April 13, 2021
Apr 13, 2021 11:30 AM
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Upcoming Speakers
Apr 06, 2021
FBI's Mission focus, the eye being back on inward focus and community focus
Apr 13, 2021
Past, Present and Future of Rotary Interact and RYLA
Apr 20, 2021
Tree preservation thoughout the City of Providence in honor of Earth Day
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Executives & Directors
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Assistant Treasurer
Rotary Foundation
Executive Administrator
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2022
Director to 2022
Director to 2022
Immediate Past President
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