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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Apr 9, 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...

 

April 3, 2019

 

The Last Time We Met

Well, I missed this past week’s meeting.  Sorry folks, no meeting summary.  This will teach me to miss a meeting!!

 

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

April 10thLunch at the Wamsutta. Club Assembly

 

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

April 17thLunch at the Wamsutta. Program TBA

April 24thLunch at the Wamsutta. Program TBA

May 8thNo meeting.  Postponed until following day.

May 9th Setup at Seaport for RotaFest - noon

May 9th - Save the Date – ROTAFEST 2019 – 5pm

 

Odds and Ends

ROTAFEST 2019 – May 9, 2019

Auction Items – (Gift Cards, Items, Bottles of Wine, Empty baskets and Scratch Tickets)

Hi Everyone,

Rotafest will be here before you know it.  It's time to start thinking of auction items.  Our best items seem to be gift cards for restaurants, local businesses, etc.  But we will take anything.  We are going to be doing gift baskets this year as well so any items you have in mind that would be good additions to something like that would be great.

Please email me ASAP if you have secured an item.  I will make arrangements with you to get it.

We are also looking for donations of bottles of wine for the aforementioned wine baskets, the baskets themselves, and scratch cards for our scratch ticket frame that we raffle off.

Thank you!

Michelle

 

Sponsors – Let us know if we missed anyone NEW SILVER – FIRST CITIZENS NEW BRONZE BRISTOL COUNTY SAVINGS BANK

 

New this week.  Thank you to First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union for their annual Silver Sponsorship.  Thank you to the Bristol County Savings Bank for a Bronze Sponsorship (new this year).

Committed so far…

-           Gold

            BayCoast Bank

-           Silver   

            Fire Systems, Inc.

            First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union

            Gold Star Realty

-           Bronze

            Bristol County Savings Bank

            In Memory of Lola Johnson

            NWD Trucking

            Southcoast Chamber of Commerce

            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 have beem doing Facebook “shout-outs” to the restaurants and sponsors.   Please like and share them.

 

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

Dunkin’

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

 

Tickets –

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

 

BOARD NOTES

Allocations made this month.

1. Fairhaven Rotary Senior Talent Show Fundraiser -$100

2. Sgt. Gagnon/Campbell School Playground Committee - $500

3. Miles for Smiles - $100

4. American Legion Post One Fundraiser - $250

5. NB Festival Theatre - $100

6. Cumberland Lincoln Rotary Club International Project Nepal Orphans Home in Kathmandu - $100

 

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) 

-      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

 

NEW BEDFORD ROTARY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Don’t forget to Like, Follow and whatever else folks do with pages they like on Facebook.  Check us out at www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-New-Bedford-157486620934253/

 

One More Thing – An Orren Classic

Inspired by Lynn Donohue

DON'T QUIT - When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learn, And many a failure turns about, When they might have won had they stuck it out; Don't give up though the  pace seems slow - You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out - The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Peter A

GAM Editor