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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Jun 26, 2018
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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...



June 20, 2018


The Last Time We Met (Formerly “This Week”)

Our guest speaker was President and Chairman Richard Asquino of James Arnold Mansion, Inc..  In case you did not know, the Wamsutta Club is housed in the James Arnold Mansion.  I understand he is very good and will return some time in the future to give us a tour of the mansion.


Rotary Minute: Past Club Presidents – Recognize anyone?  Still not sure what happened in 1942.

1921-1923         Elton S. Wilde               1970-1971         Roger E. Titus, Jr.

1923-1924         Alphonso-W. Smith       1971-1972         George A.O. Saint-Aubin

1924-1925         James T. Murray            1972-1973         Adolph Walecka

1925-1926         Charles S. Ashley, Jr.    1973-1974         Barney Smola

1926-1927         Clarence H. Brownell      1974-1975         James Wilson

1927-1928         Clark W. Holcomb         1975-1976         Walter Burbank

1928-1929         Issac N. Babbitt             1976-1977         James Hayden

1929-1930         Thomas Hersom, Jr.      1977-1978         Robert Doyan

1930-1931         John T. Champion         1978-1979         Gerald Wheeler

1931-1932         Charles N. Serpa           1979-1980         Everett McCullough

1932-1933         Milton Burghardt*          1980-1981         Paul Lavault

1933-1934         F. Kimball White*           1981-1982         Donald Correia

1934-1935         George F. Braley           1982-1983         Paul Williams

1935-1936         John A. Stitt                  1983-1984         William Cabral, Jr.

1936-1937         Norman A. Converse     1984-1985         Robert Caron

1937-1938         Harold W. Connolly       1985-1986         John S. Harvey

1938-1939         Allen H. Hersom            1986-1987         William Moloney

1939-1940         Dr. Walter L. Brown       1987-1988         James Mathes

1940-1941         J. Charles Ferguson      1988-1989         Timothy Dyer

1941-1942         Nelson C. Hoxie, Jr.      1989-1990         Joseph Vicek

1942      Dr. Robert H. Goodwin 1990-1991         Christine Lodge

1942       Rev. R.E. Gilmore         1991-1992         Craig Dutra

1942-1943         Robert W. Main             1992-1993         Mark Treadup

1943-1944         Dr. Herschel Heinz*        1993-1994         Dennis Cabral

1944-1945         James A. Thompson     1994-1995         Stuart Lawrence

1945-1946         Stephen D. Pierce         1995-1996         Elaine Lima

1946-1947         Joseph Giusti                1996-1997         Celeste M. Warner

1947-1948         Walter S. MacPhail        1997-1998         Orren Robbins

1948-1949         Stanley W. Sterling        1998-1999         Dr. Michael J. Gottfried

1949-1950         Philip R. Converse         1999-2000         Carl Brown

1950-1951         Clarence A. Smith, Jr.    2000-2001         Mark S. Nussman

1951-1952         Frank Simpson              2001-2002         Thomas Riley

1952-1953         Charles L. MacLauchlin  2002-2003         Dorothy A. Cox

1953-1954         Allan R. Woodacre*       2003-2004         Jeff Miller

1954-1955         Frank Martin                  2004-2005         Robin Cabral

1955-1956         Norman Hayes              2005-2006         Ronald Melbourne

1956-1957         James A. Thompson     2006-2007         Carole J. Johnson

1957-1958         Allan Gillis                     2007-2008         Jim Oliveira

1958-1959         Francis B. Finni             2008-2009         Sarah Lamothe

1959-1960         Luiz V. Souza                2009-2010         Robert Smith

1960-1961         Fred Hubbard                2010-2011         David Biggs

1961-1962         Jack Ward                    2011-2012         Kathy Castro

1962-1963         Al Douglas                    2012-2013         Kathy Castro

1963-1964         Bernie Baker                 2013-2014         Alan Freitas

1964-1965         Howard Dyer                 2014-2015         Cheryl Barrett

1965-1966         John Babbit                  2015-2016         Linda Silveira

1966-1967         Gene Chapman             2016-2017         Russell Whynacht

1967-1968         Ron Loranger                2017-2018         Peter Ashworth

1968-1969         Art Ethier                     

1969-1970         George Gary                 * Past District Governor


PRESIDENT’S TRIPLE THREAT MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE:  And the final challenge goes out with more of a whimper than a bang.  Let Peter know if you completed this challenge.


VISITORS AND GUESTS:   Guest Speaker - President and Chairman Richard Asquino of James Arnold Mansion, Inc.  Not sure if I missed anyone.


The Next Time We Meet (Formerly “Next Week”)

June 27th – New Officer Induction (or should it be Installation?).  5:30 pm at the Wamsutta Club.  See information below.


UPCOMING EVENTS:  What would you like to see at a Rotary meeting?

July 3rd – POSTPONED – Board meeting moved to July 10th.



July 10th – RESCHEDULED Monthly Board Meeting. 5:00 pm. Location:  Fire Safety Inc., 955 Reed Rd, N. Dartmouth. MA. All are invited.

July 11th – Program TBD


Odds and Ends


You are cordially invited to attend the Rotary Club of New Bedford 2018-2019 Officers and Directors Induction (Installation?) on June 27, 2018 at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County St., New Bedford, MA 02740.  There will be a cash bar at 5:30 pm. An Opening followed by Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm.  The formal Induction Ceremony will start at approximately 7:00 pm.  The menu will include Baked Stuffed Chicken Kiev with Baked Stuffed Shrimp.  The cost will be $25 per person to be collected at the door.

RSVP to Carole Johnson by June 25th cjohnson@umassd.edu



Are you planning on visiting a Rotary Club when you travel?  We have the little “flags” for you to exchange when you go.  They are in the closet at the Wamsutta Club.



Please follow up with any sponsors or ticket buyers that have not sent in their donations. 



If you are running late, you are always welcome at our meeting.  Please be sure you check in with the treasurer or whoever is taking attendance.  We have noticed some people not getting credit for attending meetings at which they arrived late.   If you don’t check in, chances are you will not get credit for the meeting.  (This is a kinder Rotary as we don’t do fines anymore…)



Some folks have asked how to improve their attendance if they miss the Wednesday meeting.  Here is a list.  (Generally makeups “expire” after a month)

1.         Check out other local club meetings.  Dartmouth has night meetings (I think).  Fall River does lunch on Thursday at White’s of Westport.  Not sure what Fairhaven is doing these days.  Most can be contacted through their Facebook pages or websites

2.         You can do make ups online https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/makeups/howtodoamakeup/.  When you get to this page https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/makeups/articles/ click on date of one that interests you and follow the instructions.

3.         You can stop into our own club’s monthly board meetings. (Generally the first Tuesday at 5 at FSI in Dartmouth.  Address in the GAM)

4.         Check out the club’s committees.

5.         Assist with RotaFest or Breakfast with Santa or other events (Sell tickets, find auction items, etc.)

6.         District events are an option as well.  (See the GAM for those as well)

7.         Traveling?  Visit a club meeting in the town wherever you are.   Club meetings are even held on cruise ships and at Walt Disney World.  We may even have a banner for you to exchange.



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) 

-     I got Nuttin…


One More Thing – An Orren Classic

In the words of David Lloyd George - "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can't cross a chasm in two short jumps!"


Peter A  

Cub Reporter


Lisa F

GAM Editor