August 21st Newsletter

Meeting Date:  August 16, 2022

Reporter: Don Saracen


Jim Gilcreast led us in the pledge


Rob Black gave a quote attributed to Charles Lindbergh.
“I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. Free of earth, free of mountains, free of clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.” He said that to himself as he approached Le Bourget airfield Paris.


President Steve welcomed members on Zoom. Nondas, Mary B and Michaela.
He announced this coming Tuesday Aug. 23rd  we will hold a Providence Mayoral debate moderated by Dan McGowan, columnist for the Boston Globe. Details on our website. Thanks to Nondas, Art, and Kris for making this possible.
On the health front Pete has had surgery and recovering, Past President Ken Conde is feeling better. Margaret is recuperating in a Warren nursing home.
Don Saracen gave a Legends of Literacy Sponsor update. New at the Division Level is Cap Willey and Kevin Oats of Van Liew Trust. Bob Murphy and Walter’s Burns & Cotter are Game Sponsors. He’ll announce new sponsors weekly. Your Sponsorship will help to improve literacy making a difference in young inner-city kid’s lives.
Don also presented a banner from the San Diego club #33.
Kris David’s Auction committee is working on items for the Gala. She is asking members who may have gift certificates, wine baskets and other items to contact her.

Happy Bucks

$4 P.J. Fox began Happy bucks pleased to be back
$1 Anthony H wishing Margaret a healthy recovery
$1 Jim welcomed P.J. back. – remembering his father and grandfather who were past members of our club
$1 Don for a family reunion of four generations held in Westerly
$1 Sharon looking forward to spending a week with family in Virginia
$2 Mary C for a very nice lunch with her son and daughter who both came from out of state
$1 Nondas is happy to see her long-time friend P.J. back at Rotary

Our Speaker

Past President Anthony Hollingshead, Membership Committee Chair presented an update on his committee. The Members are Anthony H, Michaela, Karen, Lisa and P.J. Fox. They meet monthly to review potential candidates and current initiatives.
He discussed messaging to prospects and the community. Giving examples of current and past projects to our present day annual gala preparations to support our clubs literacy initiative. He also shared with us a spreadsheet of prospects listed by level of interest and inducted members. Candidates tend to reach us by our website, introductions from members and through Rotary International.
There are four types of members. Individual, Family, Corporate and Honorary. He explained each level including Friends of our club. Currently, we have five new members this year, while six members left Rotary due to health, retirement, or relocation. Those who have left have agree to support the club in at least one area of service.
Past President Anthony emphasized the importance of engagement for retention and recruitment. They are working to improve the Orientation of new members getting them engaged early on committees and the understanding of our Projects and Initiatives. He also shared trends of our membership over the past several years.
In conclusion each member can help our committee by identifying prospects and invite them to a free luncheon meeting who can witness our club in action living our motto Service Above Self. “Let’s continue working together to grow our Rotary Club.”
Club Information
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Providence Marriott
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
United States of America
Lunch is served at 11:45 AM; meeting begins at noon.
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