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...
February 21, 20187
The Last Time We Met (Formerly “This Week”)
What a great club assembly!! Looking at the restaurant situation for RotaFest, the entire team jumped in to help. Marc read the list of restaurants from last week’s GAM as members agreed to contact them. Some members even agreed to contact 4 or 5. What a great group of people the Rotary Club of New Bedford is. We even had a new restaurant confirmed within 24 hours of the meeting. Thanks you Jerry for reaching out and securing Cleary’s Pub. Don’t forget, we need to submit the names by 2/28 to print the poster (as decided by the members). Restaurants not listed on the poster can still participate.
Rotary Minute: Clicked away this week a.k.a. there wasn’t one. What would you like to learn about Rotary in a minute? Let us know.
PRESIDENT’S VALENTINE’S ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE: The new challenge has not been announced so you still have time to complete this one. The only member that admitted to completing is so far was John R. for inviting Linda Morad, (though I hear Carl spoke to her too (and some others spoke to her as well?)).
VISITORS AND GUESTS: Just us!!
The Next Time We Meet (Formerly “Next Week”)
February 28th – MILLION DOLLAR MEAL. Salvation Army Volunteer Luncheon. 619 Purchase St, NB
PLEASE NOTE THREE TWO ITEMS
1. Please RSVP by 12/14 (you did this already, right?)
2. This lunch starts at NOON so please be on time.
3. We ask all club members to pay for Million Dollar Meals whether they attend or not.
March 6th – Monthly Board Meeting. 5-7. Fire System’s Inc. All are welcome
March 7th – Program TBA
April 26th – SAVE THE DATE – RotaFest 2018
Odds and Ends
ROTAFEST 2018 – 8 weeks to go
Participating Restaurants – NEED by 2/28 for poster (4 more would tie the record!!)
Cleary's Pub (Thanks Jerry!)
Dorothy Cox's Chocolates
Fay's Restaurant & Knotty Pine Catering
Frontera Grill Mexican Restaurant
Inner Bay Cafe & Grille (Thanks Linda)
Matt's Blackboard Restaurant and Catering
Mike's Restaurant (Thanks Michelle)
The Pasta House Italian Grille
Seaport Inn Bar and Grill
Wicked Kickin' Cheesecakes
Check out the sponsor/restaurant page on our website. http://newbedfordma.clubwizard.com/RotaFestSponsors.cfm.
Sponsors – Lots of updates. Check out the list now!! Still need more to make it a success. Who are you reaching out to?
Silver Sponsors 2018
Better Community Living (Thanks Tom!)
Clean Uniforms and More (Thanks Stu!)
Dias, Lapalme and Martin, LLP CPA (Thanks Stu!)
Fire Systems, Inc. (Thanks Cheryl!)
Gold Star Realty, Inc. (Thanks Linda!)
Ponichtera & DeNardis P.C. (Thanks Stu!)
Bronze Sponsors 2018
Carole Johnson (Thanks Carole!)
Tickets – Not counting sponsorships, we have sold 10 tickets so far (I think) As a reminder, the club approved the ticket promotion that any Rotarian that sells 10 tickets, gets an additional one FREE!! See ticket chair Marlene if you need some.
Auction and Raffle items– We will be looking for auction and raffle items soon. (And scratch tickets. And probably wine bottles and baskets). RotaFest Chair Carole says she already has gotten some herself to start the ball rolling. Thank you to Joe for the basket with the wine and glasses. Michelle will need help organizing this again.
COMPETED COMPUTER PROJECT
From Linda S.
Good Morning All,
I am happy to announce that we have a recipient for our last computer. Savoy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center located at 670 County St. in New Bedford. We will be scheduling our delivery for some time next week. See you all tomorrow at the Salvation Army!
THE REV. ROBERT LAWRENCE LECTURE PRESENTS THE MOTH
Fall River Rotarian Dr. Matthew Roy still wants to invite all Rotarians to this event, as mentioned in last week’s GAM. (It's FREE!!) The Moth, an NPR-affiliated storytelling company, will present 3 speakers to share their stories. Speakers will share inspirational and heartwarming stories of the positive impact that community service has had on their lives. Let us know if you want tickets.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
GROW YOUR ROTARY CLUB MEMBERSHIP ….NOW !!! WEBINAR
Click the link for information on a membership webinar scheduled for this coming Tuesday (Editorial note: Meaning today 2/27). It will be broadcast at both 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM (Eastern). The discussion will be led by D5060, exploring strategies of how their district has attained a net membership growth over the past five years. https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5180958552083877635
CLUB MEMBERS INTERESTED IN JOINING THE DISTRICT PEACE & CONFLICT RESOLUTION/TRANSFORMATION COMMITTEE FOR ROTARY YEAR 2018/2019?
Forwarded from our amazing ADG Charlene:
Would any of your Rotary Clubs have local/international Peace & Conflict Resolution/Transformation projects planned for Rotary Year 2018/19? We would love to have members sponsoring them join the District Peace & Conflict Resolution/Transformation Committee for Rotary year 2018/2019. We are looking to assemble a strong District team that may include outside professionals in the field, ready to facilitate for our clubs.
Please let me know.
Dietrich Bilger, PDG 2013/14
District P&CR/T Chair 2018/19
Rotary Club of Scituate, MA
P.O. Box 282
Scituate, MA 02066
Ph.: 781 888 0160
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA) 2018
District 7950 RYLA is a life changing leadership program where tomorrow's leaders gain hands-on experience developing leadership skills with a focus on community service. This three day event is open to high school sophomores and juniors. RYLA provides lasting opportunities for RYLA alumni to continue on putting their leadership skills into action developing future RYLA programs and community projects. www.rotary7950.com/Stories/rotary-youth-leadership-awards-(ryla)-2018
Please let Lisa know if you still need an invoice.
NEW BEDFORD ROTARY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Don’t forget to Like, Follow and whatever else folks do with pages they enjoy on Facebook. Check us out at www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-New-Bedford-157486620934253/
DISTRICT AND RI REMINDERS (if you are interested in attending any of these, please ask a board member for more information)
- ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, Amica Insurance, Lincoln, RI, March 31, 2018 www.rlinea.org
- DISTRICT ASSEMBLY – White’s of Westport, April 14, 2018 – Club Secretary, Club Treasurer and Foundation Chair Training. Also open to all Rotarians. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nabil Oudeh, President and Founder of the Centre for Conflict Resolution International Ltd (CCR International). He has over 30 years’ experience in Peace Building across the globe. He is an author, a speaker and active Peace Builder helping to mitigate and resolve conflicts in all shapes and sizes. www.rotary7950.com/
- MULTI-DISTRICT CONFERENCE, 1620 Hotel, Plymouth, MA, May 18-20, 2018 www.rotary7950.com/
- ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, Toronto, Canada, June 23-27, 2018 www.riconvention.org/en
One More Thing – An Orren Classic
A vain clergyman asked an old man how he had enjoyed his sermon. "I like one passage at the end very much," said the old man. "Which was that?" asked the clergyman. "The one from the pulpit to the vestry," said the old man.