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Newsletter (The GAM) - Archive Apr 16, 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 10, 2019

The Last Time We Met

We held a lively discussion about RotaFest.


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 17thLunch at the Wamsutta. Program TBA


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

April 24thLunch at the Wamsutta. Program TBA

May 8thNo 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)

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!



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…

-           Gold

            BayCoast Bank

-           Silver   

            Clean Uniforms and More

            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


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.


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



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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." 

Peter A

GAM Editor