October 16, 2014
CHARITY BASKETS were passed by Fred Colardo.
Bill Palmisciano announced that there are no visiting Rotarians today.
GUESTS: Don Morash (1); Tony Bucci (1); Ed Tavares (Good to see you!).
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Steve Hinger – Dictionary Project. Thanks to all who helped! Teachers and students really enjoyed our visits.
November 13th Foundation Dinner. 2 available tickets. See Vanessa if interested.
Tom Sanford – Turkey Trot – on Thanksgiving Day. Put posters up! Get it out on Facebook and other social media. Need to get the word out.
New Committee: - Christine Foisy & Mark McHugh – will be updating our Facebook page. Last week’s speaker’s picture was posted.
Oliver Brady – Steve Hinger had the winning ticket, but did not pick the Queen of Hearts.
HAPPY BUCKS was hosted by Tom Celona and collecting was Steve Tilley.
Tom Celona – Great summer. Going south on Monday. See everyone at Christmas.
Paulie Wyrostek – Delivered dictionaries at Wyman School today. Sixty five years ago, Paulie sat in that chair. Student; “Wow, this school must be 100 years old!”
John Howell – 500 Rocky Point dishes for sale! Fundraiser to raise money for the Rocky Point Foundation.
Ed Tavares – Happy to be here. On a fixed income.
Robin Lovely – For John Howell’s eyebrows. They are outstanding!
Paulie Wyrostek – John, what kind of hairspray do you use?
Chris Sanford – Baby coming in March is a girl! Woo hoo!
Paula Hurd – Thanks for the support for Breast Cancer Walk. 10th anniversary as a cancer survivor. Heading to Pacific Northwest.
Donna Caccia – Official end of tax season.
Carole Ritarossi – Worked at Scituate Art Festival for Scituate Rotary. Sold lots and lots of doughboys.
Josie Dutil – Mom and Dad visited this past weekend. Got a big hug from son when she got teary when they headed back home.
Larry Goldberg – Qualified for big tournament on Saturday. “John Howell – Maybe you can do an infomercial for the plates.”
Bobby DeGregorio – Thanks Steve Hinger for great job with Dictionary Project.
Dennis Sleister – Envious of John‘s hair – never mind his eyebrows. Great job Steve Hinger.
Christine Harkins – For the fun and value of the Dictionary Project. John’s eyebrows are cool. Thank you for your endearing and enduring contribution to our club and community.
Vanessa – Son Michael is getting married next year. Engagement party will be this week at Richmond Country Club.
Steve Tilley – Will be volunteering with Mark McHugh as a bartender for Boys & Girls Club on 10/29 at 99 Restaurant from 6 pm – 8 pm. Whoever has the least amount of tips gets a PIE in the face!!
SPEAKER: Michelle Collie– CEO Performance Physical Therapy
Nine-office practice in RI.
Soon to be opened: 9,000 square foot facility in Pawtucket. Will have a swimming pool.
Doubled patient size and billing in the last 18 months.
Grew up on sheep farm in New Zealand “in the middle of nowhere”.
Came to RI 20 years old for a one-year physical therapy program. Stayed!
Started Performance Physical Therapy 12 years ago. New business, new baby, lots of debt.
How to get groups engaged.
PPT – Best Places to Work 2014!
Haven’t lost a physical therapist in 4 years.
“All lasting business is built on friendship’
It’s all a balance – hitting goals & having fun.