Newsletter Date: April 7
Meeting Date: April 1
Reporter: Bob Murphy
Paul Segal quoted from Winston Churchill "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Success is not final and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. If you are going through, keep going."   
Pres. Art presented Mary Brewster with a jeweled pin in honor of her multiple Paul Harris Fellowship contributions to The Rotary Foundation.
Look -- it's empty! The long-awaited move of club records from the Dryden Lane office to Jones Moving and Storage is done, thanks to Kevin Kernan.
Wendy Marcus announced April birthdays: Tiffany Bumgardner - Scheffler, Kris David, Matt DeChirico, Sharon Garland, Anthony Hollingshead, Mike Kelly, Peter Loescher and John McGinn.
Art said he had received several responses to his request for ideas to help implement the Childhood Literacy Initiative and the planning committee would welcome more.
Susan Kaplan, chair of the Fall Gala, distributed color-coded beads to club members who have already volunteered to serve on the key committees for the upcoming Legends Gala - Dinner, Legends, Raffle & Auction, Marketing & Sponsorship.
As a last announcement President Art  quizzed members on knowledge of Rotary acronyms. The initial ones were quite basic but grew in complexity, ending in absurdity as president Art successfully implemented an April Fool joke on the members. 
Don Saracen for improved health of Jackie Gourd.
Wendy Marcus for seeing great pianist performance at the RI Philharmonic.
Richard Applebaum for seeing Providence College hockey victory last week which sends them to "Frozen 4" in Buffalo next week which Richard will attend.   
Past President Don Saracen was born and raised in Lynn, Massachusetts, and is of Italian and English heritage. His first employment was at the large General Electric Co. plant in the Lynn area while he studied Emerson College in Boston. His first major job after college was at the Dexter the Boston area.
He married Cherie and they moved to Saugus, Mass. where they raised three children. In 1976 the family moved to Rhode Island where he took a sales management position before starting his own company 28 years ago, engaging in business consulting and public relations.
Don has served on a number of boards and was active in Toastmasters. He currently enjoys activities with his wife, children and five grandchildren.
Don has found his affiliation with Rotary to be very satisfying ,naming some highlights as the Habitat For Humanity project, reading at Kizirian School and fishing with the San Miguel students. 
The meeting concluded with a presentation by PDG Kris David on “The Nuts & Bolts of Rotary” including key elements of Rotary International’s strategic plan:
  1. Focus and increase humanitarian service.
  2. Eradicate Polio.
  3. Increase sustainable service focused on programs and activities that support youth and young leaders.
  4. Increase collaboration with other organizations.
Clubs can support these goals by enhancing public image and awareness and initiating flexible club models that attract new and returning members.  
Upcoming Events
Rotary After Dark at Barker Playhouse
Barker Playhouse
May 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Spring Theater Nights
May 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 08, 2019
International Service
Apr 22, 2019
Books Are Wings
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