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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Aug 13, 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...

August 8, 2018


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

Our latest gathering was the Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Wamsutta Club/Arnold Mansion.  Our own vocational chair Rich once again emceed.  Each student rose to read their scholarship essay ranging from heartbreaking to inspiring after which they were presented with certificates.  We wish these students well in all their future endeavors.


VISITORS AND GUESTS:   Four scholarship recipients and their guests.


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

August 14th – RESCHEDULED Monthly Board Meeting. 5:00 pm. Location:  Fire Safety Inc., 955 Reed Rd, N. Dartmouth. MA. All are invited.

August 15th Lunch at the Wamsutta/ Arnold Mansion. Backpack stuffing.  Come ready to work.  ALSO – There will be a special presentation of a Paul Harris Fellowship to Captain Parkhurst of the Salvation Army.  PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND


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

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


This Wednesday (8/15), Major Parkhurst will be joining us at a lunch.  Stu asks that everyone make every effort to attend so we will have a packed house to give him the Paul Harris Fellowship for all the work done by him and his family during their time here in New Bedford.



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

Friend: "Why don't you give your new bungalow a name? Something appropriate, other people do.  There's 'Seldom Inn', 'Walk Inn', 'Cozy Inn', and a lot of others." 

Neighbor: "That's an idea.  As I've just finished paying for it, I'll name it 'All Inn'".


Michelle L.

GAM Contributor


Peter A  

Cub Reporter


Lisa F

GAM Editor