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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Mar 18, 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...


March 13, 2019


The Last Time We Met

A small, intimate gathering this week.  Unfortunately, our scheduled speaker did not show.  The group had a nice discussion about life and Rotary. 


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

March 20thMeeting moved to Salvation Army on 3/21

March 21st – MILLION DOLLAR MEAL - Salvation Army Volunteer Luncheon – 619 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740.  Lunch starts at noon.  Reminder a "Million Dollar Meal" means we ask every member to pay even if they do not attend.


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

March 27thLunch at the Wamsutta.  Program TBA

April 2ndMonthly Board Meeting.  5:00 pm.  Fire System’s Inc.  All members welcome.

April 3rdLunch at the Wamsutta. Program TBA

May 9th - CHANGE OF DATE/Save the Date – ROTAFEST 2019


Odds and Ends

ROTAFEST 2019 – May 9, 2019

Restaurants –  Let us know if we missed anyone

Additional restaurants confirmed for Rotafest:  (I don’t have who got them, but thank you)

1.         Fay's

2.         Valley Top Tavern

3.         Not Your Average Joe's

4.         The Pasta House


Committed so far… alphabetically

1.         Airport Grille

2.         Applebee's

3.         Buffalo Wild Wings

4.         Brazilian Grill

5.         Dorothy Cox

6.         Dunkin’

7.         Frontera Grill

8.         Little Phoenix

9.         Machado’s Smokehouse

10.        Mike's Restaurant

11.        Roasted Pig

12.        Star Drive-in

13.        Texas Roadhouse.

14.        Wicked Kickin’ 


Please wrap it up soon so we can get the posters printed.


Sponsors –  Let us know if we missed anyone

We are happy to welcome back BayCoast Bank as our Gold Sponsor.  Thank you to Stu and Paula for working to make this happen.

Committed so far…

-           Gold

            BayCoast Bank

-           Silver   

            Fire Systems, Inc

            Gold Star Realty

-           Bronze

            NWD Trucking

            Southeastern Fire and Safety


Check out the sponsor page for RotaFest. www.newbedfordrotary.com/RotaFestSponsors.cfm.  It is a perk for being a sponsor or restaurant.  We will be doing Facebook “shout-outs” to the restaurants and sponsors as we get closer to the event.


Tickets –

Thank you Marlene for overseeing the ticket distribution.  Please see her if you did not get them.



We would like to thank NEW BEDFORD LIQUOR WAREHOUSE  Wines and More who will be our Wine sponsor this year.  Also, thank you to PP Cheryl for working with them to make it happen (Editor’s Note:  Wines and More and New Bedford Liquor Warehouse are both owned by Wines and Spiri’s Retail Marketing.   They decided it best to have their local store support our event.)


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) 

-      Rotary Leadership Institute:  Last date (so far) in 2019 is 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.

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


-      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

In the words of Golda Meir - "I have always felt sorry for people afraid of feeling, of sentimentality, who are unable to weep with their whole heart.  Because those who do not know how to weep do not know how to laugh either."

Peter A  

GAM Editor