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 10, 2019
The Last Time We Met
We held a lively discussion about RotaFest.
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
We are not able to get any of the items we got last year for the live auction. Please look around for high level event tickets (Sporting, concerts, theatre),
Linda suggested reaching out for donations via your Facebook page. The event page posted an ask today as an example
Running shy on sponsors, which means fewer tickets given out. A couple of sponsors from last year are not able to do it this years. Please let us know if you have sponsorships you are working one.
2018 – 1 Gold, 8 Silver, 5 Bronze
2019 so far – 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze
Let us know if you have any information or could help with this.
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 17th – Lunch at the Wamsutta. Program TBA
UPCOMING EVENTS: What would you like to see at a Rotary meeting? Let us know.
April 24th – Lunch at the Wamsutta. Program TBA
May 8th – No meeting. Postponed until following day.
May 9th – Setup at Seaport for RotaFest - noon
May 9th - ROTAFEST 2019 – 5pm
Odds and Ends
ROTAFEST 2019 – May 9, 2019
Auction Items – (Gift Cards, Items, Bottles of Wine, Empty baskets and Scratch Tickets)
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.
Sponsors – Let us know if we missed anyone
New this week. Thank you to Clean Uniforms and Moe for their annual Silver Sponsorship.
Committed so far…
Clean Uniforms and More
Fire Systems, Inc.
First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union
Gold Star Realty
Bristol County Savings Bank
In Memory of Lola Johnson
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
Applebee's Grill & Bar
Buffalo Wild Wings
Dorothy Cox's Chocolates
Fay's Restaurant & Knotty Pine Catering
Frontera Grill Mexican Restaurant
The Little Phoenix
Not Your Average Joe's Dartmouth
The Pasta House Italian Grille
The Roasted Pig
Valley Top Tavern
Wicked Kickin' Savory Cheesecakes
Thank you Marlene for overseeing the ticket distribution. Please see her if you did not get them.
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)
- 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
"Father", said the small boy, "What is a demagogue?"
"A demagogue, my son," said the Dad, "is a man who can rock the boat himself and then persuade everybody that there is a terrible storm at sea."