Rotary Club of Providence

Meeting: Date April. 12, 2022

Reporter: Don Saracen


Jim Gilcreast led us in the pledge


Jim Gilcreast gave us this inspiration. The relationship between Passover and Easter there are deeper commonalities. Each in their own way celebrate liberation.


Gabby David Carlino, President of our Rotaract club.
Youth Pride Inc. Board members - Maia Bailey, Professor PC, and  Erren Rebateau.
Calvin Lukas Kienbacher Rotary Club of Vienna International. He’s currently a researcher at Brown. He exchanged flags with President Holly.


Mary gave us an update on the Tent Suppers for Ukraine. They are good old fashion get togethers for a good cause. The project to date has raised $2,300. There’s still openings for the 22nd, 23rd and 30th of this month.
Liz announced May 19th the Players of Providence presenting a Stephen Sondheim musical review. Liz will be singing and dancing. Do I Hear a Waltz. There is a link on our website to reserve tickets.
Holly, Jim, and Art were at the Harry Kizirian school.
Jan announced Friday 15th was the deadline for Foundation Grants.
Holly announced that Paul Segal, who is in home hospice in Warren, would welcome calls or visits from fellow Rotarians.  His number is in the member directory.

Happy Bucks

  • $5 Margaret shared a voice mail stating she won $7,000 a week for life. Now she can do more than $5 in the future.
  • $20 Don celebrating 53rd anniversary married to Cherie and 29th anniversary as a member of our club.
  • $1 Steve for Rotary training down at Cape Cod where someone spoke highly of Art.
  • $3 Liz for vacation on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas with her daughter & boyfriend.
  • $5 Jim read to kindergarteners at the Harry Kizirian school. Then demonstrated his roar like a lion he used for the kids.
  • $5 Mike and Kathy’s enjoyed a dinner evening hosted by Mary & Rob and her wonderful paintings
  • $1 Kris San Miguel gala with poetry. Boys hope to back get back to fishing derby
  • $5 Wendy paying her debt from last week.
  • $5 Holly read to kindergarteners at the Harry Kizirian and then sang a song from Peter Pan.


Guillaume Bagal, Chairman of Youth Pride Inc.  He’s an executive of United National foods and board member of Amos House.
Youth Pride Inc. is an organization dedicated to advocating for the needs of LGBTQ+ youth under 23 throughout Rhode Island. In addition to support groups, YPI has a food pantry, clothes closet, and school supplies available to anyone who needs it. Youth Pride Inc. also offers case management and one-to-one counseling services free of charge, no insurance or referral necessary. 
He mentioned that 40% of homeless youth in the country are LGBTQ yet they only make up 9% of the population. As an organization they like many others have been forced by the pandemic to shift to online platforms. Abuse to LGBTQ has risen during Covid. He stated RI is slow passing legislation. Their members have concerns with getting and keeping jobs, marriage and everyday life. Youth Pride, Inc. primarily serves as a drop-in safe space on Westminster St.
He ended with the Invictus poem. Explaining its meaning as unconquerable holding on to one’s own dignity.
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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