Rotary Newsletter

Meeting Date: September 7, 2021

Reporter: Art Norwalk

Rob Black was inspired by this for Labor Day from Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
Announcements, Etc.
Pres. Holly asked members to consider sponsoring the Legends for Literacy Gala and/or asking friends, associates, etc. to do so. We're within sight of $30,000.
Rob Black is exploring ideas for simplifying the online meeting reservation process for both weekly and quarterly payers. Details to come.
Art Norwalk reported that new street signs promoting the club are on order and will be installed on key roadways by Mike Kelly & Sons.
Happy Bucks
  • Margaret Kane opened with $10 to commemorate her birthday and was rewarded with a spirited rendition of you-know-what.
  • Anthony Hollingshead thanked Marriott staffer Sara for great service under difficult circumstances.
  • Rob Black was happy about his grandson's 4th birthday.
  • Jim Gilcreast had one buck because he's happy, one for a visit from his grandkids, and one to remember Harry Baker who spearheaded the last installation of street signs for the club.
  • Kris David had a buck for son Alex's third place finish in a kickball tournament.
  • Holly Applegate had a great time at the Red Sox game and enjoyed learning that each Sox batter gets to choose a song to be played on the PA when he comes to bat.
Opportunities for you to contribute as a Rotarian
Pres. Holly introduced chairs of several club committees to report on their accomplishments and opportunities for members to take part.
  • Chair Anthony Hollingshead announced creation of a new way for people to participate in club activities, possibly leading to membership. Called Friends of Rotary, it's open to former members, people who have taken part in club activities, spouses or partners of members, and individuals who would like to become better acquainted with the club.
  • The committee has developed a confidential process to help members experiencing financial difficulties to stay in the club. A fund has been set up to support this effort and contributions are welcome.
  • Karen Mueller and Mary Brrewster organized an approach to seek members from agencies that have received grants from the club foundation.
  • Randy Dittmar encouraged members to take part in this longstanding club social activity. The season starts in 2-3 weeks. No athletic ability is required and the venue has a bar. Kris David noted that two members -- Lisa Hill and Mary Cullen -- were introduced to the club through the bowling group.
  • Sharon Garland invited members to volunteer as reporters. Take notes and write up the stories no more than once a month.
  • Walter Cotter encouraged members to step up and give brief inspiring remarks to start each meeting. Have fun with it. The only requirement is to keep 'em short; two minutes tops.
Speakers/Social Media
  • Steve Hug asked more members to suggest interesting speakers after thanking those who have already provided leads.
  • Looking ahead to his upcoming year as president, Steve is seeking volunteers to work on social media posting.
  • Pete Brock will lead a revival of this tradition by recruiting volunteers to welcome members and guests to meetings.
  • Kris David is seeking school connections to revive this youth activity in the wake of Covid.
The Rotary Foundation.
  • Chair Kris David will be soliciting donations to the Polio and Annual Funds. A new Polio Plus Society will offer a pin to charter donors of $100.
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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Venue Map
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Vaccines in the Workplace
Sep 21, 2021 11:45 AM
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