AUGUST 21, 2014
CHARITY BASKETS were passed by Randy Shatz and Steve Hinger.
Bill Palmisciano announced that there were no visiting Rotarians.
Guests: Lorna Ricci (1)
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 9/6 Clambake at Judy Earle’s house at 5:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM. BYOB. Get check and RSVP form back to Dan Scanlon, Sr.
Thank you letter received from Dictionary Project. Steve Hinger will coordinate again this year.
50/50 Raffle. Larry Goldberg. Janis Constantine had the winning ticket, but did not pick the Queen of Hearts.
Rotary Moment – Bob Ridgway – In a community in Germany, nearly 100% of teachers cited physical conflict as problem. Rotary has launched a Violence Prevention Program in 22 elementary schools.
BIRTHDAYS: Tom Celona – 8/23. Happy Birthday!
HAPPY BUCKS was hosted by Oliver Brady and collecting was Dan Scanlon, Jr.
Bill Palmisciano – Happy Birthday Tom Celona!
Janis Constantine – Had 10 beautiful days in Ireland. Had a super time.
Donna Caccia – For 22nd wedding anniversary tomorrow. $20 in cash; $2 IOU.
Mark McHugh – Also went to an island – Prudence Island!! With his family.
Joe Sinapi – Daughter and son-in-law close on their first house tomorrow.
Larry Goldberg – will be on a cruise on his birthday 9/6 so will not be at Clambake. Good luck on upcoming poker tournament!
John Smith – Congrats Oliver on his “maiden voyage” as Happy Bucks Host!
Mike Holland – for Oliver – Summer weather has been great.
Paulie Wyrostek – Oliver must be the tallest Happy Bucks Host ever!
Oliver Brady - $ to make up Donna’s IOU. The rest just because.
Lorna Ricci - For her guest Joyce. Many are glad kids are going back to school.
Paula Hurd – Thanks to Warwick Police Department.
Dan Scanlon, Jr. – Oliver doing a fantastic job from one Irish guy to another. Happy to be back on the Warwick Rotary Board.
Randy Shatz – Thanks Paulie and Brent – help in getting rid of yellow jackets. Per Brent – “stick with what you know Gepetto”.
Tom Sweeney – For Dan Jr’s volunteerism (said with obvious sarcasm). Dan Jr., “Tom you’re next on the Board!” Tom, “As soon as you get married!”
SPEAKER: Alan Chille, General Manager of Providence Performing Arts Center.
3,000 seat building. Originally a movie theater until 1971.
When Phantom of the Opera came in 1993, did $6.7 million capital campaign to accommodate the staging needed for that show as well as other Broadway touring shows.
PPAC is a “road house”. Shows come in, run for a period of time, then leave.
In 2003, after Station Fire, had to do fire alarm and sprinkler upgrades.
PPAC differs from Trinity in that Trinity has its own actors.
PPAC does tax credits in order to “open” tours at PPAC. RI is considered a “second tier” city.
Opened Evita, Once and Phantom of the Opera last year in PPAC.
This fall opening Cinderella. Next Year opening Beautiful.
New Season: Camelot, Kinky Boots, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dirty Dancing, I Love Lucy, Cinderella, Christmas Shows, The Illusionists.
About 200 event days each year.
Also do graduations, live music, comedians.
Can be a risky business – all based on selling the seats.
$3 for each ticket goes to the restoration fund.
In a good year, PPAC can bring 300,000 people through the building; 220,000 in a not-so-good year.