Posted on Sep 09, 2019
Membership Committee:  Chairman Cal Lord with Dan Alvino, Frank Celico and Caroline Maynard
Cal said that they have committed to informing potential members of upcoming programs, which might be of interest, and encouraging members to invite them to attend.  The Club has agreed to pay up to 3 dinners for each potential member and current Rotarians may cover this cost if they wish.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Chairman Cal at calstigers@gmail.com, Dan at dalvino@aol.com, Frank at frankcelico@thewinestoreri.com.  Cal has reported that additional membership interest has been received from Alan Brinton and  Chief Lacey
 
The Board met September 9th at 7:16pm.
1)  Cal asked to speak to provide details of First Responders' Event on September 29th at 4:00pm.  He requested our financial assistance once again on behalf of the Clergy Association and also for members to assist with refreshment serving etc after the service.  He said that this year they have opened up ceremony to include Pawcatuck, Mystic, Stonington Borough, Charlestown and Westerly.  The Board has committed $300 toward this event.
2)  The Board discussed the disaster in the Bahamas and voted to send $1,000 plus happy/sad dollars (116.) to Disaster Aid USA (a Rotarian organization).
3) Kathryn is working with Elise at Hoyt, Filippetti & Malaghan regarding 501(c)(3) setup.  Steve and Chris will be helping with this project also.
4) Rose will be delivering the Club's 2018 documents to Elise for their review.
5) Helen Mochetti will soon be celebrating 50 years at the helm of the Westerly Public Library's Childrens' Library.  The Board voted to honor Helen for all she has done for our Club and her dedicated service to Westerly - SAVE THE DATE  October 28, dinner at 5:30.
6) Kathryn attended the Wakefield picnic last weekend and discussed with Wakefield Rotarians a joint project with Habitat for Humanity.  More to come on this in future.
7)  Rona discussed the difficulty hearing folks from one end of the table to the other and requested that we look into purchasing a handheld microphone that can be passed around as needed.
8) Kathryn will be attending Rotary Day at the United Nations on November 9th.
 
Thank you letter was received from Safe Passage for recent donation.

 
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