Posted on Apr 17, 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.
 
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 next year.  RYLA tuition has been mailed in.
 
EREY: Ten members have contributed to the Rotary Foundation as of December 31 - so, 55.5% participation since July.  If anyone makes a donation directly at Rotary Foundation website, please let Secretary Rose know.
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.  At Monday's dinner meeting, Cal encouraged members to spread the news of Rotary service and seek out other potential members to attend a meeting.  The committee will be working on a budget for recruitment expense.
 
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....
 
 
 
Latest news  -  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".
 
Get Well Wishes  -  We heard from Ada that Bob Elmer is home from the hospital.  Hooray!!!!!
 
ADG Chuck Sauer has agreed to represent our Club for the District Annual Business meeting.
DGE Stephen Albright has agreed to represent our Club for the Rotary International Annual meeting.
 
Reforest the Tropics has advised that there will be STEM Expo at Westerly High School to highlight the program for a community presentation on May 23rd.  More to come on this.
 
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