Frank Thacker's wife, Karen Hanson, has had a serious setback.  Please keep her and Frank in your prayers.  We have learned that John Hall and Julie Lord are not well - so please remember them in your prayers.
 
Meetings will be in person but spaced appropriately
Upcoming meeting
24 Sep:  Westerly Walk for Alzheimer's -walkers are Rona, Kathryn, Chant, Andy and Rose (in spirit) Club and member donation $275
3 Oct:  Eighth Golf Tournament at Shelter Harbor Golf Club 
             Board Meeting after Players are off
10 Oct:  NO Meeting - Columbus Day
17 Oct:  Student of the Month -Sept & Oct
24 Oct:  Tish Rabe, Author
4 Nov:  Foundation Dinner at Wareham, MA, 5pm, $60 per person, let Rose know if interested
7 Nov:  Board Meeting
             Student of the Month
14 Nov:  Pasta Dinner to benefit Jonnycake Ctr of Westerly Fuel Assistance Program
21 Nov:  Stonington-Westerly High Schools Football Night
12 Dec:  Student of the Month
 
Steve, John and Bob leading us in The Rotary Welcome Song written by Rotarian Ed Smalley
 
Remember those in need and bring canned goods either to meeting or to Avie's Ski/Sport by month's end.   These items will be distributed to The Jonnycake Center of Westerly, the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and RI Center Assisting those in Need.
 
Club Home -   Beginning 11 July we will be meeting at the Frank Olean Center next to Rotary Park.  Julie will send the sandwich/salad menu on or about Wednesday for the next Monday meeting; respond to Julie at juliemlord1@gmail.com.  If you don't receive a reply from Julie within 24 hours, please contact her again.
 
Covid Aid Goes On....
18 Mar 2022 marked two years that our Club "had been making food and health item deliveries to area residents who are elderly, infirm, or without transportation.  Although the pace as slowed a bit, the need is still great."  Rona reports that 255 deliveries have been made since the program began in 2020.
 
PROPOSED NEW MEMBER
Daniel Alvino has proposed Jeffrey Wendth for membership in our Club.  He is a resident of Westerly and has attended a few meetings.  Any objection to his membership should be acknowledged to Steve Cofone at scofone.rotary @gmail.com.  In the meantime, a fireside chat will be scheduled.
 
Pasta Dinner
    
Lee Eastbourne, Executive Director of the Jonnycake Center of Westerly, attended our meeting on 19 September and spoke about the Center's needs and thanked the membership for supporting the Center over the years.  He said that over 300 families seek assistance for food or other needs like the fuel assistance program which generally costs about $20,000 to $30,000 each year.   This year our plan is to revert back to serving dinner inside at the Calabrese Club but take-out orders will still be available. 
 
Chikumbuso  -  we have contributed to the GAP Program
 
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