MARCH 27, 2014
CHARITY BASKETS were passed by Judy Earle and Dan Scanlon, Sr.
Chris XXXXX Ed Ladecer welcomed a visiting Rotarian from London.
Guests: Sydney & Sierra Glade with Roberta Merkle, Ed Laducer, prospect John Meara, Francine Youth, John Miglsaccio.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Janis – Gourmet Gala. Final amount $10,000 plus. Thank you Rotarians. Bob thanks Janis and crew.
Joe DesRoches – May Breakfast at Kent Hospital. May 2nd 6:30 - 10:00.
Johnny Cakes – To $8 – Kent Employees will eat for $4 bucks. Sign up for placemats $30 for your cards. Volunteers please, crew! Most ever money last year
Carol Ritarossi – RILA Rhode Island Leadership Academy – one applicant.
Steve Tilley – Tuesday, April 1st Saratoga Trivia Night. Eat first for the elderly. Teams are full! Bring guests.
Rotary Minute – Bob Ridgeway – Rotary Foundation Mission advance world understanding of health, peace vision for a better world. Grants for communities in need and donate today.
HAPPY BUCKS was hosted by Joe DesRoches and collecting was Tom Sweeney.
Bill P – Thanks Janis for the Gala.
Lara Pisaturo – Thanks to Gina Riamondo for coming. India is polio free.
Frank Ferri – Thanks Janis. Treasure Cancun and the State House nonsense.
John Howell – Thanks for John Howell’s father’s passing.
Ron Bahar - $20. $10 PDH Daughter graduates. When he was in college in Maritoba, CAN lost girlfriend…Veter XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX sings in Lord of Rings.
Kenney QuanXXXX – Yeah Spring – Fulltime.
Carol Ritarossi – Travel to California China Town. IS it fun? Will there be food? Will we get hurt? Get caught?
Dennis Sleister – Thanks to Ed L. Ward 5. Push the council.
SPEAKER: Gina Raimondo (D) for Governor
Penngron Reform. Unemployment. Government jobs. Support business – Crossroads.
Board of Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Payday Lending. Outlaw the practice. Progress - Partner alternative for loans.
Loan program up to $500 - 1 year to pay – interest rate low.
Financial Literacy manage money. Financial coaching core outreach.
Proven problem solver – Rhode Island #1 unemployment.
Back to Work – unacceptable! We deserve better.
Best schools, location, leader in jewelry manufacturing
Lost 50,000 jobs. Get the state ready.
5 Part Jobs Plan:
a. Strategy to get manufacturing going again
b. Jobs are coming back to USA
c. Not old school – new high tech innovative
d. Health Science, link industry with college
2. Two: Work force development
a. Redesign CCRI – Engine for Skills
b. Reach out to industry. Ask to help them
c. Sitting down with industry
d. Basic skills – Electric Boat
3. Tourism – We spend no money to attract people to come.
4. Infrastructure: We need help! Build RI – 25% - 40% unemployment for the tradesmen and women.
a. One guy going to Texas for work.
b. Working with General Assembly to get orads & bridges fixed 20 million.
c. School buildings crumbling.
d. Mass school building program – people to work.
5. Support local businesses! Round table “listen”
a. Same stories. Regulations unbelievable!
b. No customer service. Streamline
c. Vision Amazon – track your permit online
d. Hold people accountable
e. Owns restaurants. Toughest state to work. Health Dept – sinks – OK to move sinks. Health Dept back move it again $15,000 to move sinks. Ridiculous.
We know what needs to happen. REFORM.
Who can get it done?
• Pension reforms
As Gov of RI
Q: DesRoches – Death taxes? Estate tax/. Die in RI is too much.
Event in Florida – all in Florida.
Fed $5 million, RI $900,000
Tourism – Waterpark
Emergency XXXX in RI