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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Jul 31, 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 25 2018



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

“Melinda Tveit was awesome.” was reported about this week’s speaker. She shared information with the club about things we should not do that causes back, neck and spine injuries.  Who knew how we sit on chairs, the couch and sleep in bed affected our body so much?  “She knows her stuff.”  Thanks for the report, John.  President Carole also reported it was nice to see the return of a couple of Rotarians that has not been able to attend for a while.


VISITORS AND GUESTS:   Guest Speaker Melinda Tviet was the only reported guest I got.


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

August 1st – Lunch at the Wamsutta/ Arnold Mansion.  Our guest speaker will be Gail Mathern from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Plymouth board.


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


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


August 8thAnnual 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 Carole by 8/1.


August 15th Lunch at the Wamsutta/ Arnold Mansion. Backpack stuffing.  Come ready to work.


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


August 29th – Program TBA


Odds and Ends 


Prez Carole is looking for everyone to RSVP for the scholarship lunch ASAP.  She needs to give a count to the Wamsutta since it will be a sit down lunch.


The following Rotarians had 100% attendance for June (including makeups): Linda, Marc, Rich, Stu, Carole, Ellen, Paula, Lisa, Cheryl and Peter.



Hello, Everyone!  This is my last year as Assistant Governor (a volunteer gig that I have loved!!)  We need to replace me.  Each Assistant Governor is responsible for finding his/her replacement, which was usually accomplished by the A.G. asking someone they thought would be a good fit.  However, in a recent district survey, it was noted by a respondent that district level positions can sometimes feel a little ‘difficult to break in to.’  Believe me - that was an unintended consequence!  


Anyone who has an interest in the position of Assistant Governor/Area 7 (Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Taunton) should reach out to me at cjarest@comcast.net.  I would love to fill the position with someone who has thought, at least once, that my job looks fun!! (It is!)  Please share this job posting announcement with your members.


Thank You! 

Warmest regards,  Charlene


Charlene J. Jarest, DGN, Assistant Governor/Area 7 

District 7950

Rotary International



Prez Carole had a sign up sheet and managed to fill more than half the year with club members agreeing to look for programs to do at lunch.  Still need help with the following months – September, October, November, May and June.  Please help out if you can.


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

"Say," said the man as he entered the clothing store, "I  bought this suit here less than two weeks ago, and it's rusty-looking already."  "Well," replied the clothing dealer, " I guaranteed it to wear like iron, didn't I?"


John R

GAM Contributor


Carole J

GAM Contributor


Peter A  

Cub Reporter


Lisa F 

GAM Editor