Newsletter Date: Sept. 8
Meeting Date: August 26
Reporter: Erica Busillo Adams
Walter Adamowicz shared a few quotes sent to him by Paul Segal (who was unable to be at the meeting), including:
“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke
“Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.” Paul J Meyer
Get Well: George Babcock has a severe knee injury. Please send him your well wishes! [Update: he’s doing well!]
Gala Update: We have received many amazing items for the gala raffle, super raffle, and live auction, but are still looking for more! Please see Jim Gilcreast if you have an item you would like to donate. Overnight stays, trips, etc… are always appreciated!
President Geoff Gaunt reminded members who are seeking gala sponsorships not to say that “every single dollar goes to literacy” - as Providence Rotary still supports nonprofits that work outside of literacy/education - and to focus, instead, on asking potential sponsors to help us reach out $30,000 Providence Rotary Foundation goal.
Sue Kearney was thrilled to announce that (after her tireless efforts!) retired Patriots player and literacy champion, Malcolm Mitchell, will be joining us as a guest of honor at the gala! Sue recommends that all Providence Rotarians read Malcolm’s children’s book, The Magician’s Hat.
Have you made your reservation to attend the Gala and support the Children’s Literacy Initiative and our club foundation? Sign up now at
Margaret Kane - Is happy to welcome Mrs. Brock!
Anthony Landi - Is very happy to learn of a better prognosis for his mother (who has pneumonia).
Caroline Rumowicz - Is happy to officially be an empty nester, with her youngest off to college and her oldest graduated from college and about to start a new job in New York City!
Jim Gilcreast – Has a buck, he’s happy!
Anthony Hollingshead - Is happy for the gala Raffle Committee and especially for Connie Donnelly, who is doing an incredible job collecting raffle items!
Pete Brock - Is happy that Emily was able to attend the meeting, for the beginning of football season, and for the football game he will be broadcasting on Friday at Rutgers!
Reverend Ralph Barlow - To note what would have been his 59th anniversary.
Kris David - Is happy to have one nephew starting a teaching job at U Mass Amherst and the other nephew (his twin brother) starting a teaching job at NYU - both got their doctorates at MIT!
Richard Applebaum - Is happy for a ten-day vacation in Canada!
Rob Black - Is happy to donate a dollar that was sent to him with a survey. He doesn’t do surveys!
President Geoff Gaunt - Is happy to be back from a great weekend of motorcycling over 1,000 miles through New York and Vermont!
Don Saracen - Is happy for his son’s upcoming PBS documentary on the Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular!
Steve Hug - Is happy for a trip to Vermont!
PP Art Norwalk led the club in a service activity for the Kizirian School. Rotarians made 24 bags of school supplies -- one for each classroom – and they were gratefully received later in the week.
Back to School party at Harry Kizirian Elementary brought the community out, with Providence Rotarians serving pizza (courtesy of Flatbread) and burgers/dogs. Fun for all.
Upcoming Events
Legends for Literacy Gala
Oct 01, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Upcoming Speakers
Sep 09, 2019
Patriots Season Preview
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 23, 2019
Membership Moment/FBI Service
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