October 23, 2014
CHARITY BASKETS were passed by Randy Shatz and Steve Montaquila.
Kay Shelby from St. Louis was welcomed by Judy Earle.
GUESTS: Don Morash (Kristen Acciari – new member!!!).
ANNOUNCEMENTS: November 6 - Million Dollar Meal at Warwick Boys & Girls Club.
Charity Grants – applications due by November 30. Awards will be made by December 31.
Lara D’Antuono – December 9 is Kids Holiday Party at location TBD. Need volunteers to bake cupcakes.
Christine Foisy – Find and friend our Facebook page. Turkey Trot is now posted on our Facebook page. Invite people. Rocky Point Park Grand Reopening 10 AM – 4 PM this Saturday. Need volunteers. See Christine.
John Meara- 50/50 Raffle. Steve Tilley had the winning ticket, but did not pick the Queen of Hearts.
BIRTHDAYS: Linda Rhault 10/26.
HAPPY BUCKS was hosted by Joe DesRoches and collecting was Lara D’Antuono.
Joe DesRoches – Thank you PP Dan Scanlon, Sr. for doing great work at his house. His wife is very happy. “Happy wife, happy life”.
Bobby DeGregorio – Married to Lori for 31 years!
Scott Seaback – Just completed Leadership RI Year. Encourages everyone to check it out.
Steve Tilley – Membership Committee – see Steve if interested in serving. Steve met Randy for drinks, but Randy conveniently forgot his wallet.
Randy Shatz – “Yeah, but Steve doesn’t even have a job!”
Tanner Green – Halloween Party with Warwick YMCA. Church will turn 3 years old – big party this weekend.
Lara D’Antuono – Big competition for Warwick Boys & Girls Club. Steve Tilley will get a pie in the face whether or not he “wins”.
Tom Sweeney – If Steve Tilley and Mark McHugh raise more money than Tom and Dan Scanlon, Jr. did last year, Tom and Dan will each contribute $100 to the Warwick Boys & Girls Club.
Carol Batty – Two more LaSalle games, 2 more wins!
Armeny Apkarian - $5 Happy Bucks for the 5 pounds she gained in Italy. Sang at the Opera House in Venice.
Lorna Ricci – Glad to be here. Busy at work, but things are calming down and she will be here more often.
Vanessa Zampini – Son will be married on September 12. Daughter announced she is also getting married in July.
SPEAKER: Tom Hodgson – Sherriff of Bristol County since 1997
Took TVs out of prisoner’s cells and donated weights to local boys & girls clubs.
Created tandem work crews in Bristol County.
Painted the inside of every senior living center in Taunton.
Started religious retreats in the prisons.
Many prisoners are learning what the word “no” means for the first time.
Many prisoners would prefer to spend more time in prison “upstate” versus serving less time in Bristol County prison system.
350 Inmates were going to the medical treatment center each week. When Tom instituted a charge for services, dropped to 100 – 125 inmates per week.
When inmates leave, they receive a bill for services - $5/day for the number of days in prison. Inmates are told they do not have to pay it if they do not return to prison for 2 years.
Measure 250 metrics every day.
Saved $350,000 on meal costs in just one year.
Don’t serve fried food or coffee.
Single most important issue facing us in law enforcement and this country: illegal immigration. Our borders are not secure. Kids are being brought here by cartels – over 1,000 miles over very difficult conditions. How are we helping these kids?