Remember the following in your prayers and perhaps with a card or two:  Karen Hanson and Walter Kimball
Meetings will be in person but spaced appropriately
Upcoming ------
5 Jun:   Board meeting at 4:30, general meeting at 5:30 and Induction of New Member Joseph Lorello
6 Jun:  WHS Baccaulaureate
12 Jun:  Melanie Fricchione, Westerly Library Children's Librarian
17 Jun:  District 7950 Installation at Quincy Rotary Club, Granite Links Pavilion Tent, 100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy 11am to 2pm $60
24 Jun:   Chorus of Westerly Summer Pops
26 Jun:  NO meeting -Pops holiday
3 Jul:    Board Meeting  (this date is not a Rhode Island recognized holiday); regular meeting
4 Jul:    4th of July Holiday
10 Jul:  Installation of 2023/2024 Officers at Venice Restaurant, $40 per person 
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 or bring to meeting.   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 July22 we will be meeting at The Frank Olean Center next to Rotary Park.  Chant will send the sandwich/salad menu on or about Wednesday for the next Monday meeting; respond to Chant at by Saturday Noon.  If you don't receive a reply from Chant within 24 hours, please contact her again.
Rotary Items for Sale - $5.00 each  -  Golf bags, Cooler bags, Polo Shirts, Light Rain Pullovers - Several sizes available - contact  Ted or stop in at Avie's Ski/Sports.
Covid Aid Goes On....
18 Mar 2023 marked three 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 has slowed a bit, the need is still great."  Rona reports that 290 deliveries have been made since the program began in 2020. 

District Conference 2023
Assistant District Governor Bob Cruz visited our club 15 May to present two District awards:  Public Image and Vibrant Club for the past year.  Longevity awards were given to Joe Nigrelli (55 years) and Doug Rayner (52 years).
District Grant 2022-2023
We have completed our Reforest the Tropics Grant for 2022-2023 with our visit to Westerly Middle School on 23 May with two sessions at 12:00 with 5th graders and 1:00 with 6th graders in the school auditorium.  Each session was enthusiastically received by the students and teachers of each grade.  After an introduction by Greg Powell, RTT Director, about climate change and the importance of forestry, the students were introduced to Chief Forester Victor Martinez in Costa Rica.  The students asked several questions from types of trees grown in the forest to the animals living there.  It was eleven years ago that our Club first supported RTT's efforts to combat climate change.  We saw pictures of the first planting of Westerly Middle School's forest and the changes at it became the forest it is today.  Forests are a stabilizing force for climate - regulates ecosystems, protects biodiversity, takes in carbon from the air and stores it in wood.  The final reports was submitted to the Grant Committee.  Next on to 2023/2024.....
Creative Opportunity
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