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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Jul 16, 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...


July 11 2018


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

What a timely presentation we had at our last meeting.  Ellen brought in Helena DaSilva Hughes, Executive Director of the Immigrants Assistant Center.  Started in 1971 by a group of Portuguese immigrant business folk, this group has worked to help immigrants transition to citizens.  With all the confusion in the news currently about immigration, Helena shared information on how the system works (or in some cases, doesn’t work).  Thank for this informative presentation.  For more information go to www.immigrantsassistancecenter.org 


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

July 18th Lunch at the Wamsutta/ Arnold Mansion. Our guest speaker will be Beverly Rousseau of Connecting the Dots. Unrelated –  It is also National Sour Candy Day.


UPCOMING EVENTS:  What would you like to see at a Rotary meeting? –THANK YOU ELLEN – The program for July is full.

July 25thLunch at the Wamsutta/ Arnold Mansion.  Our guest speaker will be Melinda Tveit who is “Physical Therapist Par Excellance!!” as described by Ellen.

August 1stProgram TBA

August 7thMonthly Board Meeting. 5:00 pm. Location:  Fire Safety Inc., 955 Reed Rd, N. Dartmouth. MA. All are invited.

August 8th – Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Wamsutta Club/Arnold Mansion.  Start time will be at NOON. This will be a sit down meal so PLEASE RSVP to Rich by 8/1.

August 22nd – SAVE THE DATE Lunch at the Wamsutta/ Arnold Mansion.  This meeting will be the annual District Governor visit.  Please make every effort to attend to welcome DG William “Billl” J. Tennant . The board will not be meeting prior to lunch as in the past.  Hope to see everyone there


Odds and Ends


If you are late to the meeting, please make sure to check in to receive credit.  When reviewing attendance at board meetings, we often discover someone did not get credit who we think was in attendance.



Some notes: Ellen has agreed to be membership chair.  Thank you for taking on this challenge.  Let her know if you would like to help.  Also, the board is planning a summer outing with Bridge Home.  More information to follow.



Every year the Paw Sox host a day to recognize all the clubs in the district.  Carole asked that club members join her for this fun day so she isn’t the only one.  You can even walk on the field for the singing of the National Anthem and the first pitch.  It is a 7:05 pm game on August 17.  See link in District and RI Reminders.



Needed: Foundation Chair.  Carole has served this role for many years and would like someone to do it while she is president.


Needed: Editor and/or writers for the GAM.



President Elect John will be looking for help to fill the lunch program for the following year.  If you would like to take a month (or a portion of), it would be a great help to him.  If you have idea, suggestions or requests, let us know.  July is complete (Thank you Ellen!!)



Dues are due.  Yes, it’s that time where Rotary International and District will be looking for the semiannual dues.  Any questions, please check with Lisa.  The club must pay Rotary International and the district in July.  Please do your best to submit payment in a timely fashion.


DISTRICT AND RI REMINDERS (if you are interested in attending any of these, please ask a board member for more information) 

-       PAW SOX ROTARY DAY FOR POLIO, Pawtucket, RI, August 17, 2018 https://rotary7950.com/event/rotary-night-at-the-pawsox/   

-      ZONE 24 & 32 Conference September 20-22, 2018,Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50077/sitepage/2018-montreal-conference/div-style-display-none-welcome-div

-      WORLD POLIO DAY, October 24, 2018 https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day

-       P-BRUINS ROTARY DAY FOR POLIO, Providence, RI, November 9, 2018 https://rotary7950.com/event/rotary-night-at-the-providence-bruins/


One More Thing – An Orren Classic

Albert: " So, your new job makes you independent?"

Arthur: "Absolutely, I get here any time I want before eight, and leave just when I please after five!"


Peter A  

Cub Reporter


Lisa F

GAM Editor