Newsletter Date: Jan. 27
Meeting Date: Jan. 22
Reporter: Bob Murphy
 
INSPIRATION
Rob Black spoke of an incident at work some years ago involving a malfunctioning office water cooler and a technician who came to repair it. Rob stopped to thank the technician for his work for which the technician expressed sincere thanks to Rob, impressing on him that we should not underestimate small acts like this and that people's jobs are important to them no matter how routine.
   
ANNOUNCEMENTS, Etc.
Terri Adelman reported on her meeting with the reading coach at the Kizirian School to scope out programs that Rotarians can participate in at the school to advance the Childhood Literacy Initiative.
 
Holly Applegate reported that Rotary nights at the Barker Playhouse will be held on the evenings of March 14th and May 16th with a cocktail party at 6: 30 and play at 7:30, and an opportunity to meet with the actors after the play. The play in May will be "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" in which Holly & Liz Messier will perform.
 
The annual excursion to The Boston Pops will be on June 6.
 
Geoff Gaunt presented to President Art a Paul Harris 5 award for having donated one thousand dollars to The Rotary Foundation five times. 
 
HAPPY BUCKS 
Numerous members to honor Art for the Paul Harris award.
 
Pete Brock for his upcoming marriage on February 8th and a great Pats win over Kansas City.
 
Don Saracen for a great session of putting the Rotary stickers on the dictionaries to be donated to Providence school children at which the group had delicious deep dish pizza.
 
Sharon Garland for recent TV Chanel 10 report from Kizirian school about the Rotary help to the school.
 
Kris David for trip to California to celebrate her dad's 93rd birthday as other family members stayed in RI to celebrate her mom's 92nd birthday.
 
Anthony Hollingshead for Jim Black getting him involved in Rotary and for federal government employees continuing to serve during the pay freeze.
 
Terri Adelman for Patriot player Matthew Slater winning the overtime coin toss in the Kansas City game by following his Dad's advice to always call heads.
 
Richard Applebaum for going to a great jazz concert in New York City last week.
 
EXPLORING THE
PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE

Third generation Rotarian P. J. Fox, executive Director of The Nonviolence Institute, spoke of the history and current programs of the institute, highlighting its teaching in five schools in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, PJ asked groups at each table to discuss Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence.
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