20 Apr Meeting Announcements
Thank-You from SalveWe got a nice thank-you letter from Salve Regina for our support on their 2010 March-Into-Reading program. Joanne Hoops has a packet that they included, with drawings from some of the kids, if you are interested.
Rotary Info Meeting Update
David Drooker emailed a list of potential invitees to the Rotary Information Luncheon. Please check it. You don't have to respond unless you want a name removed from the list.
Donna, Regina, Lynne, Al and Terri are organizing the event. They will be asking several of us to participate - but don't worry, your role will be spelled out for you.
Volunteers Needed for Student ShowcaseDonna still needs volunteers for the NPEF Student Showcase at Thompson Middle School on April 29. She needs two more servers from 5-7, and three for clean-up from 7-8. Please email Donna or call her at 439-7310 if you can help.
GSE Team Visit during 4 May MeetingRoy would like people to come early to our May 4th meeting. The GSE Team from Uraguay will be joining us that day, and he would like as many of us as possible to come early to meet and socialize with them before the meeting starts.
PoloWe are still 1.5 pages short on ads for the Polo Magazine. Please, please please if you have someone you can talk to about advertising in it, please talk to them this week. Steve or Bob can reserve space for them if you can get positive confirmation to them by Friday that your contact will place an ad.
50th Anniversary Million Dollar MealOn June 27th, from 10am-1pm, the district will be hosting the first-ever district-wide Million Dollar Meal. This is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Million Dollar Meal initiative. $25/person. Location: White's of Westport, MA. This will be a complete Sunday brunch, with many interesting twists and activities. Extensive details are available starting on page 9 of the April 2010 District Governer's newsletter.
13 April Meeting Notes
Curico Chile Call for HelpCurico, Chile is constructing new housing for residents who were displaced by the earthquake. They are looking for people to help in any way.
October GSE Scotland TripThe District is seeking a GSE Team Leader for the October trip to Scotland. The team leader is a Rotarian, team members are non-Rotarians. If you know someone who would be a good candidate to send, please contact the district.
Las Vegas West FundraiserThe Las Vegas West club is seeking is raising money for underprivileged and disadvantaged children. They are requesting $50 donations. You could win an all-expenses-paid vacation in Las Vegas. (Presumably the paid expenses do not include your gambling losses or if they do, then any winnings you may acquire have to go to the charity - Avram ;-) The incoming GSE team from Uraguay will be in the US from 17 Apr - 18 May. Their visit to our club will be on 4 May. Please try to attend this meeting.
NPEF Student ShowcaseEvery year, the Newport Public Education Foundation hosts a Student Showcase, with exhibits and performances by local students. They enlist our help to serve supper to those attending the event. Tt is very easy, the food is all prepared. We just have to set up tables, serve food and drinks, collect payment, and clean up after ourselves. We need volunteers for three shifts - set up (4-5pm), serving (5-7pm), and clean up (7-8pm). The event will be Thursday the 29th, at Thompson Middle School. Please sign up online or email Donna.
RYLAThe RYLA committee selected two out of ten applicants to go to the RYLA program on Cape Cod the weekend of May 21st.
PoloWe are four pages short on ads. We are extending the deadline, we need more advertisers. Please get your prior year advertisers in, and consider soliciting new advertisers. Next meeting will be Tuesday Apr 20, at Atlantic Grille at 7:30am.
Ambassadorial Scholarship OpportunityThere is an opportunity for an outstanding college student from our area to go on a year abroad as an Ambassadorial Scholar. For the 2011-2012 program, applications close at the end of May. If you know of any college students who would like to apply for this as a post-grad year, download the application from the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship web page.
Roy needs a backup on 4 May for the GSE Team's arrivalRoy is scheduled to return from a trip at midnight the day that the GSE team will be arriving. In case there are any delays with his trip, he needs someone to volunteer to back him up on May 4th.
6 April Meeting Notes
Star Kids Scholarship Fundraiser at Carnegie Abbey ClubOn Saturday, April 24th, the Star Kids Scholarship Program will be hosting a fundraiser cocktail hour at Carnegie Abbey Club. There will be live and silent auctions, and a raffle drawing to win a 7-day cruise aboard the Arabella. Please email email@example.com or call 401 477-3177 to register to attend, or for raffle tickets. Tickets prices include donations, and are commensurate with donation level.
Note from GSE Uruguay Team MemberWe got a note from Elizabeth Kehew (Spelling?). After months of training and preparation, the departure time has come. They have established a website for anyone who would like to follow their trip, at www.gse-usa2uru.info. The will return in mid May.
Rotary Information Meeting - Guests Needed
We will be conducting a "Rotary Information Meeting" on Tuesday, May 18th. The purpose of this meeting is to educate community leaders and activists on how Rotary works and can be a resource to assist them in their activities and objectives. We conducted a meeting like this in the late 90's, and it was tremendously successful, so we are doing it again. For us, this will just be a regular meeting, except there will be seven speakers instead of just one, and we all need to be here 15 minutes early.
Most importantly, we need to invite community activists and leaders to this meeting. Put on your thinking caps and give Terri at least one name of someone who is active in the community and who would benefit from knowing more about how we work and what we can do. If you wish, Terri will keep the source of any names you submit anonymous. The committee members (Terri, Donna, Al, Regina, and Lynne) will contact the invitees on your behalf.
March 30 Meeting Announcements
Yarmouth Rotary fundraiser cruiseThe Yarmouth Rotary Club is organizing a Fundraiser Cruise roundtrip from Venice on the Norwegian Gem. The 14 night cruise visits Dubrovnik, Croatia; Athens, Greece; Ephesus, Turkey and Nafplion, plus Venice. 14 nights: Oct 16-30, 2010 from $2,679.00 per person. This is open to anyone, not just rotary members, as it is a fundraiser. Tell your friends and coworkers about it! For more information or to sign up, see the Yarmouth club's Fundraiser Cruise page.
Polo Magazine - WAY behindWe are well behind last year's productivity. We are at less than 50%, and ads are due in 10 days. Please get your past advertisers in this time if possible. Please also volunteer to contact somebody new from this list - select a business or individual that interests you, and email Avram or Donna for their contact information.
The regular Polo committee meeting will be held Thursday, 7:30am at the Atlantic Grille (past tense - sorry! - Avram)