Newsletter Date: June 18
Meeting Date: June 12
Reporter: Sharon Garland
Ron Hoak offered an inspiration on the art of happiness and how we influence our own personal happiness: “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. “
President Anthony thanked Walter Adamowicz and Paul Segal for executing a “flawless evening” at the Boston Pops.
He also: 
  • wished George Burman good luck with his upcoming surgery;
  • reminded the Club of the installation of the new District Governor, Steve Certa, in Weymouth on June 23
  • and a painting session at the Kizirian School is this coming Saturday, June 24, 8AM – Noon.
Bob Muphy shared thank you notes created by San Miguel students in appreciation of the Fishing Derby. The notes showed the genuine delight the boys experienced from fishing for the first time and receiving their own fishing rods. One boy said, “I feel like a true fisherman now.”
Peter Loescher, assistant club treasurer, announced that the Board of Directors approved a balanced budget for 2017-18. It includes a yearly dues increase from $220 to $240, the lunch price increases from $21 to $22. Members have the option of paying, “as they go,” for lunch or paying $250 quarterly. Payment plan changes can be made at the beginning of each calendar quarter; notify Rob Black at least two weeks before the beginning of the quarter if you want to change how you pay. Bills are sent both electronically and by mail; unpaid bills with a due date over 90 days will be referred to the board for review and action.
Jane Kratsch kicked-off President Anthony’s “Last Hurrah” a week early by presenting him with an Aran grey scarf that she knitted in his honor.

Rotary President John Germ and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced a commitment of up to $450 million to support the eradication of polio.
To an audience of nearly 40,000 Rotary members attending the Atlanta convention (including PE Don Saracen and his wife Cherie), Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation renewed their longstanding support for ending polio – a paralyzing, life-altering scourge on the verge of becoming the second human disease ever to be eliminated.
Rotary (that’s us) committed to raise $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation. This expanded agreement will translate into $450 million for polio eradication activities, including immunization and surveillance over the next three years. This critical funding helps ensure countries around the world remain polio-free and that polio is ended in the remaining three endemic countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
Jane Kratsch collected:
Wendy Marcus because she’d like a green Aran scarf.
Kevin Kernan for the World Series of Poker he will be attending in Las Vegas.
George Burman for the great job President Anthony has done this year and to welcome his state senator, Cindy Coyne.
Paul Segal for Jan Feyler’s excellent presentation last week to community agencies who received Providence Rotary Foundation grants this year.
Bob Morse for his special birthday and new grandchild.
Kevin Oates for the summer’s arrival!
Jim Gilcreast for Rotary’s tradition of supporting children’s programs through the annual grant process -he reminded the Club that this commitment to children started many years ago as a summer camp program actually run by Providence Rotarians.
Christy Clausen for her new job with the Providence Parks and Recreation program - last year they served 147,000 meals, Christy goal for this year is 200,000 meals!

Rob Black introduced State Senator Cynthia Coyne, one of 21 commissioners for The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) who spoke about the impact her organization has on the quality of law enforcement.
The organization’s focus includes improving the delivery of public safety services through police, corrections, municipalities and campus security programs. It is more of a roadmap to strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities through essential management procedures with a goal of improved service delivery to the community.
In RI police departments in Bristol, Cranston, Cumberland, Middletown, Providence, Smithfield, Warwick as well as the RI State Police and Brown University Department of Public Safety have been accredited by CALEA.
Upcoming Speakers
Jun 19, 2017
Last Hurrah
Jun 26, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
Smith Hill Community Development
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