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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Apr 3, 2017
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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...

 

March 28, 2017  

 

This Week 

 

RotaFest is less than a month away.  See updates below.

 

The Inner Bay Café played host to a special Tuesday night edition of our monthly evening social. There was food aplenty in our private room with our own bar service.  Rotarians and spouse unwound after a hard day’s work on comfy couches and chairs.  Aren’t you sorry you missed it?  Next month’s “social” will be RotaFest!!

 

VISITORS AND GUESTS:  Rotary Spouse and Camera Guy Charlie Barrett.

 

Next Week

 

April 5th – Community Service Lunch and MILLION DOLLAR MEAL.  We will be again stocking the shelves at M.O. Food = L.I.F.E. Food Pantry, at 723 Pleasant St, New Bedford.  Food distribution will be until noon that day, so please look to be there around 12:15 as to not interfere with their process. Thank you Cheryl for setting this up.  You all know what  MILLION DOLLAR MEAL means, right?.....PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN ORDER PIZZA.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  ALL APRIL PROGRAMS ARE PLANNED AND LOCKED IN!!  Thank you Cheryl…..

 

April 4th – Board Meeting. 5:00 pm. Location: Fire Systems Inc., 955 Reed Rd, N. Dartmouth. All are invited.

 

April 12th – Lunch at the Wamsutta. Our guest speaker will be David Pleteau, (invited by Cheryl), student director for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Service Project Team.  He will be talking about Rotary’s RYLA program.

 

April 19th – Lunch at the Wamsutta. Our guest speaker will be David Buck, (invited by Cheryl), sommologist for Traveling Vineyards. He will be discussing sommology, the art of pairing food and wine.

 

April 26th  – No meeting.  We will meet at the Seaport on the 27th for lunch so we can set up for RotaFest.

 

April 27th – Lunch at the Seaport Inn to set up for RotaFest. 12:00 pm.

 

April 27th – ROTAFEST. 5:30 pm. Location: The Seaport Inn, Fairhaven, MA

 

May 2nd – Board Meeting. 5:00 pm. Location: Fire Systems Inc., 955 Reed Rd, N. Dartmouth. All are invited.

 

May 3rd – Program TBD

 

May 10th – Lunch at the Wamsutta.  Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Downing (invited by Beatriz) , executive director of Leadership Southcoast.  She will speak about Leadership Southcoast and alumni retention.

 

May 17th – Program TBD

 

May 24th – Lunch at the Wamsutta.  Our guest speaker will be Sharon Terreault (invited by Beatriz),  director of Early Head Start at Meeting Street.  Her talk will be about supporting pregnant women with a history of substance abuse.

 

Odds and Ends

 

Thank you to all Rotarians that went to support Marc Treadup who was recognized at the Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day at the Fort Taber Fort Rodman Military Museum. Congratulations, Marc, it is well deserved.

 

ROTAFEST UPDATE:  April 27th 5:30pm Seaport Inn, Fairhaven (Information below is as of 3/23/17)

www.facebook.com/events/1908499759372144/ (Please share the event with your Facebook friends)

 

Posters – Post them.  Peter can bring them to you if needed.

 

Auction items – Find them. (Please start bringing in wine and scratch tickets in addition to the other items)

            Tara from the YMCA has agreed to give us an auction item (probably a Y membership).  Marc has brought in an Olive Garden gift cards as well as his donation of scratch tickets.  Linda has two gift certificates from Candi’s Corner.  Lisa has gotten a basket of tea and related paraphernalia as well as a gift card from Gloria & Company.  Trine has obtained a gift certificate for a housing cleaning by Domestic Professionals.

            See prior GAMS or Rotafest update emails for prior items already received.

 

            Tickets – Sell them.  $50 each

                        Not including the sponsorships, there have been 5 more tickets reported sold.

                        See prior GAMS or Rotafest update emails for prior tickets reported sold.

 

Sponsorships –  Sell them. $1,000 - $500 - $300

            Joe Michaud has given us a Bronze Sponsorship.

            See prior GAMS or Rotafest update emails for prior sponsorships already received or pledged.

 

Restaurant partners – Not too late to get someone new….

                        See prior GAMS or Rotafest update emails for prior restaurant already attending.

           

            Clarification? – Just ask (I’m guessing you know how RotaFest works)

 

District Reminders – For details, check out previous GAMs

-       DISTRICT 7950 TRAINING ASSEMBLY:  Whites of Westport, April 1, 2017

-       MULTI-DISTRICT  ROTARY CONFERENCE, Providence Convention Center, April 28-30, 2017   For more information go to www.rotaryconference2017.org  .

-       DISTRICT GOVERNOR INSTALLATION DINNER: June 23, 2017

 

One More Thing – An Orren Classic 

“No thank you, I'll stay at home," said a man who had been invited to join a party visiting the zoo. "My eldest daughter does the kangaroo walk, my second daughter talks like a parrot, my son laughs like a hyena, my wife watches me like a hawk,  my cook's as cross as a bear, and my mother-in-law says I'm an old gorilla!  When I go anywhere I want a change!". 

 

Peter Ashworth

Cub Reporter

 

Lisa Faria

GAM Editor