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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Mar 25, 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 20, 2019


The Last Time We Met

Did you miss the Annual Salvation Army Volunteer Luncheon?  You can read about it in the Standard Times. https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20190324/new-bedford-salvation-army-says-thanks-to-its-volunteers-at-annual-awards-luncheon.  Don’t forget, this was a Million Dollar meal.  We ask all members to pay for it even if you did not attend.


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


VISITORS AND GUESTS: We were the guests this week along with many others.


The Next Time We Meet

March 27thLunch at the Wamsutta.  Program TBA


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

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


Committed … alphabetically

Airport Grille

Applebee's Grill & Bar

Buffalo Wild Wings

Brazilian Grill

Dorothy Cox's Chocolates


Fay's Restaurant & Knotty Pine Catering

Frontera Grill Mexican Restaurant

The Little Phoenix

Machado's Smokehouse

Mike's Restaurant

Not Your Average Joe's Dartmouth

The Pasta House Italian Grille

The Roasted Pig

Texas Roadhouse

Valley Top Tavern

Wicked Kickin' Savory Cheesecakes


Sponsors –  Let us know if we missed anyone

New this week.  Thank you to Carole J. for a Bronze Sponsorship in memory of Lola

Committed so far…

-           Gold

            BayCoast Bank

-           Silver   

            Fire Systems, Inc.

            Gold Star Realty

-           Bronze

            In Memory of Lola Johnson

            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.


WHAT’S IN “THE ROTARIAN”  – April 2019

Check out this month’s Rotarian.  Did you get yours?

A. Why Climate Change Is Rotary’s Business – Rotarians understand that the whole world is their backyard, which is why they are taking action to fight climate change.

B. 7 Questions About Why Polio’s Last Mile Is So Important

C. Second Chances for Troubled Teens

D. Pingpong in the Park

E. and don’t forget the crossword


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 hopes of warmer weather - Trees to a Golfer Poet

I think that I will never see a hazard rougher than a tree - a tree o'er which my ball must fly if on the green it is to lie; a tree which stands that green to guard, and makes that shot extremely hard;  a tree whose leafy arms extend, to kill the Mashie shot I send; a tree that stands in silence there, while angry golfers rave and swear. Niblicks were made for fools like me, who cannot ever miss a tree


Peter A  

GAM Editor