home page Contact Us

Home
Recent Events
RotaFest - Annual Food and Wine Festival
RotaFest Sponsors
 
Becoming A Member
 
2017 Scholarships
Scholarship Criteria
Scholarship Application
 
Meeting Information
Meeting Make Ups
 
Officers & Directors
Paul Harris Fellows
Club Members
 
Calendar
Newsletter (The GAM)
Current
Archive
Photo Albums
Sierra Leone Outreach
 
About Us
About Rotary
Four Avenues of Service
Four Way Test
Gates Foundation Grant
 
Sharpen Your Skills
 
Useful Links
News Stories Archive
Site Map
 
Contact Us
 

For members...




Administration Login
 
Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Dec 5, 2013
click to print this pageprint this page

 

Rotary Club of New Bedford, MA - Weekly GAM

 

GAM...A nautical term describing the exchange of news between vessels departing from and returning to their ports...

 

 

DECEMBER 5, 2013

 

 

This Week

 Well. it's been a bit since we've had a GAM - partly becausewe've not had a real meeting, and partly because I am a bit stubbon (maybe more than a bit) now that I think about it.

 

Any way - this week we did meet, eat and greet - getting a Breakfast with Santa update, and getting prepared for the Battle of yhe Bells on Saturday, December 7th.

 

Marc reports that Breakfast with Santa was successful - bringing in almost $2,000.00 and thanks to

Michelle, Dan, Tara, Kathy, Rich, Mark, Carole, Alan, Cheryl, Joan Menard, Lori Biggs, and especially Dr. Bill (Santa Langclaus).

 

Cheryl put in a last minute reminder of the Battle of the Bells, noting that there are still a couple of openings.  If you can help, please give her a call.  Lack of someone at all doors means loss of donations much needed by the Salvation Army.

 

VISITORS AND GUESTS TODAY - BSA leader Eric Oulette, and Atty. Russ Whynacht.

 

Next Week

Wednesday, Dec. 11th is our work day at the Salvation Army HQ.  Always accompanied by a delicious pizza lunch this thus becomes a Million Dollar Meal which means a $14 payment by ALL members whether at the event or not.

 

UPCOMING - December 18th - Bridge House gift wrapping at the Wamsutta and a visit to the Bridge House with Santa Claus to bring the gifts to Bridge House children right after the meeting.

 

December 25th, no meeting. - January 1st, 2014, no meeting. - January 8th, Yankee Swap. - January 15th, induction of four new members.

 

Odds & Ends

 

Alan reported approval of a $500.00 contribution to the Ocean Explorium was made at the Tuesday evening Board Meeting.

 

The Freitas family winter  social at the Swizzle Stick Lounge is now scheduled for February 1st.

 

November 100%-ers: Cheryl, Dan, Kathy, Lisa, Alan, Paula, Carole, Ron K., Michelle, Stu, Rich, Tom, Orren, Marc, Mark, Nancy, Ron M.

 

One More Thing 

Definition - Christmas - A widely observed holiday on which the past nor the future is of so much interest as the present. 

 

 

 

Orren Robbins

 

GAM Editor