Newsletter Date: July 16
Meeting Date: July 11
Reporter: Bob Murphy
Today we should be inspired by the life of accomplishment and positive attitude exhibited by our long time Rotarian Cy Wyche, who has recently moved to New Hampshire. After remarking on the inspiring aspects of Cy's accomplishments and attitude, Bob concluded with Cy's signature refrain - "I've got a buck - I'm happy".                                             
An installation ceremony was held for two Club Officers - Second Vice President John McGinn and Sgt. At Arms William Sequino.
President Don Saracen thanked Holly Applegate for her inspiring rendition of the national anthem at the June 26th installation ceremony.
President Don announced that Stanley Sorrentino had been made an honorary member of the club. A member for 51 years, Stanley is a Paul Harris Fellow and former club president. In addition he was named Rotarian Of The Century upon the celebration of the Club’s centennial.
Kris David advised the Rotary Reading Project has furnished 1200 to 1300 books to 4th graders in Providence public schools and that a project for this year will be to do monthly readings for grades K to 5 at the Kizirian School. To fund this project Rotary District 7950 has given a $1500 matching grant.
Maxine Cohen advised that she, husband Avram and Richard Applebaum are handling arrangements for the annual Rotary night at the PawSox which will be held on the evening of Tuesday, August 22.
Christy Clausen advised the backpack project of the Rotary Youth Leadership is going well and that donations of non perishable items for it would be most welcome.
As to wellness issues, Geoff Gaunt advised his surgery for his burn injury had been successful. George Babcock has been undergoing chemotherapy  and expects to be back at meetings in October. George Burman has returned home from the hospital after surgery and expects to be back at meetings soon. 
Art Norwalk had an apology buck for pushing the wrong button and mistakenly sending board minutes to all members - they normally go to board members only, but are available to any member on request.
Anthony Hollingshead for Don Saracen's success as president (so far…).
Jane Kratsch for attending a great performance by a young violinist at Tanglewood.
Wendy Marcus for the presence of Reverend Ralph Barlow at the meeting and in remembrance of his recently deceased wife Evone.
Maury Ryan for a great two week family vacation in Alaska.
Mike Kelly for a good trip to Florida and flight home.
Cap Willey for skipping trip to Las Vegas where temperature was 110.     
Jean Lamb, executive director of the Smith Hill Development Corporation, said the organization was founded in 1992 and to date has invested over $30 million in projects in the Smith Hill area.
The main focus of the corporation is affordable housing (rental and ownership) and commercial improvement. Over 175 units have been built or renovated and the success of their Smith Hill efforts has led to expansion of their projects into the adjoining Wanskuck neighborhood.
In addition to their renovation projects the corporation sponsors community events to foster neighborhood spirit.
Jean recommended a video on the importance of affordable housing at
Upcoming Events
District Govenor Meeting
Providence Marriott
Jul 31, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
District 7950 Night at the Pawsox
McCoy Stadium
Aug 22, 2017 6:00 PM
Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival
Alex and Annie center
Oct 14, 2017 12:04 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
RI Nurses Institute
Jul 31, 2017
Official Visit
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