November 21 Newsletter
Meeting Date: November 16
Reporter: Don Saracen
President-elect Steve Hug standing in for vacationing Pres. Holly.
Bob Morse first recognized a recent article about Susan Kearney and Richard Kaplan. He then read to us some of Pooh Bear Philosophy he learned as a child.
  • “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
  • “Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my favorite day.”
  • “When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.”
Announcements, Etc.
Guest today was Reverend Barlow son with his dad. And we welcomed Past President Paul Segal back.
Update on Legends for Literacy. Liz said that based on a recent meeting that Susan will have numbers to us shortly. Good works committee are looking for sox’s mittens and scarfs.
Wendy reported on the Little Library is being repaired with a shelf and mentioned the location to be near the playground.
Anthony Landi reported on the recent After Dark meeting at a PC game attended by 20 Rotarians and friends. January will be the next Rotary After Dark. We will have a P-Bruins game that kid’s will be invited to this winter TBD.
We will be participating on Giving Tuesday for literacy – Click Here to donate now.
Kris announced that our club was
recognized at the Foundation dinner for our Polio Plus donation. She also thanked Cap for joining the Polio Plus Society.
Happy Bucks:
$2 Margaret wore vertical stripes to look taller.
$3 Jim Happy for Cy Wyche, for Susan and Dick Kaplan, Kevin Stacom met at the Gala
$2 Kris for Ken Conde surgery and his daughter Sarah who was just promoted by Providence Equity Partners to lead attorney. Sarah and husband Bill birthdays tomorrow
$5 Paul about five months since his last in person meeting. He’s pleased to be back.
$5 Rev Barlow for Rev.Wilson a long time member of our club who was his sponsor.
$5 Barry leaving Friday to the West Coast for Thanksgiving with his daughter.
$2 Wendy for Andrew and Rev Ralph are here.
$2 Anthony for Rotary After Dark
Our Speaker:
Cortney M. Nicolato is president and CEO of United Way of RI, a statewide nonprofit that provides the 211 hotline, the front door to social services in the state; advocacy; fundraising; and grantmaking. Last year the United Way awarded $4.7 million to 84 nonprofit agencies in support of programs for childhood literacy, workforce development and more.
Under her leadership, the organization's focus is on the root causes of poverty and suffering in RI. Their goal is to build a comprehensive system that integrates health and human services on a shared platform. Allowing a person-centered approach. Families are struggling to make ends meet, affordable housing and childhood poverty are issues that have been compounded by Covid in Rhode Island the past two years.
Homelessness has been a critical issue for years and Nicolato says it’s expected to grow even more rapidly due to Covid-19.
The United Way invites executive directors of non-profits with budgets under 1 million dollars to join their Executive Director Learning Circle. A peer to peer learning experience.
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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Upcoming Speakers
Nov 23, 2021 11:45 AM
State's New Black History Curriculum
Nov 30, 2021
Farm Fresh RI
Dec 07, 2021
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