Posted on Jun 03, 2019
Community Giving to date includes $500 to Westerly Pee Wee Football and $500 to the Columbus Day Parade Committee.
A $600 check to sponsor a child of Chikumbuso for one year, as well as $100 check to A Walk to End Alzheimers for walkers Rona and Rose, $60 check to Stand Up for Animals for Trivia Night event and $300 check to Central Baptist Church for First Responders Service, $40 to Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Fund (to help Rona reach her goal for the half marathon walk last weekend), $200 to Westminster Youth String Ensemble, $250 to Literacy Volunteers of Washington County, $500 to WARM Shelter, $200 to Haitian Health, $500 to 2019 Mexico Project with Dan Alvino's participation, $250 to Central Baptist Church for Puerto Rico Mission trip, $5400 for Harmony Trail instruments at Rotary Park, $3500 to Reforest the Tropics at completion of 2018/2019 School Climate Change Program, $150 to Gateway Healthcare -South County Center
Past President Bob Elmer is the Rotarian representative to work the Westerly High School's Interact Program.
With the assistance of Principal Michael Hobin and his staff, Abi Turano was selected to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp; however, an illness prevented her from attending.
EREY: Twelve members have contributed to the Rotary Foundation; so, 67.0% participation since July.  If anyone makes a donation directly at Rotary Foundation website, please let Secretary Rose know - or bring a check payable to Rotary Foundation.   I respectfully remind the following that any amount from $10 to $100 will have our Club at 100% participation:  Frank Celico, Kristina Dimova, Chris DiPaola, Vinnie Gaccione, Bob Lane, Suzanne Lane, Caroline Maynard - you have until June 30, 2019 to make your contribution for this fiscal year.
POLIO PLUS:  $500 through our Million Dollar Meal at Rotary Park.
Membership Committee:  Chair Cal Lord with Dan Alvino and Frank Celico
Cal, Frank and Dan have either corresponded or met in person to follow up on potential member candidates.
Harmony Trail Instruments - Kathryn met with Paul Duffy of Parks Department after he contacted her about installing an instrument at Rotary Park.  The Parks Department has $1,500 to contribute to this project.  The Board voted to purchase two instruments with Kathryn and Rose making the instrument selections.   They selected two instruments, which were part of a 3-instrument package.  This deal would project a better price value.   Meet Griffin and Merry....
The Celico Family is sponsoring the third instrument in the set for Rotary Park.  Piper will be wearing a plaque "In Memory of Mario Celico".
July 1 - Installation Night.  Past District Governor Valerie Perry will install 2019/2019 Officers.  Cal Lord will emcee once again.  Please RSVP to Rose at 401.315.5868 or your plan to attend and number of guests.