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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Jan 2, 2019
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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...

 

January 2, 2019

 

The Last Time We Met

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Hope everyone’s holiday was safe and happy.  Look forward to seeing you all on the 9th for our annual Yankee Swap.  See the rule’s below

 

Look in the NEXT TIME WE MEET section to see what we have coming up next.  SPOILER: Swap.

 

VISITORS AND GUESTS: ----------------

 

Missed the last GAM?  You can check it (or any past issue) out at http://newbedfordma.clubwizard.com/NewsletterArchive.cfm

 

The Next Time We Meet

January 8thMonthly Board Meeting. 5:00 pm. Location:  Fire Safety Inc., 955 Reed Rd, N. Dartmouth. MA. All are invited.

January 9th Lunch at the Wamsutta.  Annual Yankee Swap.  Please bring a wrapped gift to exchange with a value of no more than $10.

 

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

January 16th – Lunch at the Wamsutta.  Program TBA

January 23rd – Lunch at the Wamsutta.  Program TBA

April 25th – ROTAFEST 2019 – SAVE THE DATE

 

Odds and Ends

ANNUAL YANKEE SWAP – 1/9/19

Always a fun event, we ask everyone attending the meeting on January 9th at the Wamsutta to bring a wrapped gift of about $10 value.  It can be something new, something you are re-gifting or something you cleaned out of your workshop as Mark T. used to do.  

 

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

-      Global Grants/International Projects Intensive Training Seminar will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 from 9am – noon. Venue TBD. A panel of experienced Global Grant writers will go through the application process step by step and answer all your questions. Bring your devices.  For more information and to register, contact Paulette Boudrot, pljadmin@comcast.net or 617-750-7511.

-      Rotary Leadership Institute:  Upcoming dates in 2019 are Jan. 26 in Marlborough, MA, March 16 in Concord, NH, and March 30, in Lincoln, Rhode Island.  Get more information at rotary7950.com and register at rlinea.org.  It is for new members, seasoned members and potential leaders.

-      MID-YEAR MEETING/PrePETS, February 9, 2019     

-      NORTHEAST PETS, March 7-9, 2019, Sheraton, Framingham MA

-      DISTRICT INTERNATIONAL NIGHT, April 1, 2019, Double Tree, Danvers, MA

-      DISTRICT ASSEMBLY: SECRETARIES, TREASURERS, ALL ROTARIANS, April 13, 2019, White’s of Westport

-      MULTI DISTRICT CONFERENCE, May 3-4, 2019, Double Tree, Danvers, MA

-      ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, June 1-5, 2019, Hamburg, Germany www.riconvention.org/en/hamburg

-      DISTRICT GOVERNOR INSTALLATION, June 17, 2019, Cape Codder, Hyannis, MA

 

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One More Thing – An Orren Classic

There's a story about four men named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it, and Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody, when actually Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

 

Peter A  

GAM Editor