President Peter dinged the bell at 12:17 PM and Joe Carroll provided the blessing using Rotary's Four Way Test. "Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"
Visiting Rotarians and Guests:
Gary Sinclair's daughter Elizabeth was his guest today
Dave Drislane, PDG visited from the Lynnfield club.
PDG Dave has a good laugh
Linda Parker made up at
on August 2
Fines and Happy Dollars:
SAA Dave Bunker left his whistle in his pocket as he began his quest for cash.
Peter McAllister was happy for his softball team as they won the big game 27-19. Defense was amazing.
Jan Sinclair was happy for her oldest daughters 26th birthday.
Gary Sinclair was happy to have Elizabeth at today's meeting,
Joe Long gave a couple bucks to the pot,
Bob Luscinske, (that's how his name reads on the football schedules, honest John) was happy over his 160 boxes of paper clearing his office space dramatically and happy birthday Bob last month,
Gretchen Marks was happy as Bob Luscinski's better half, Virginia found a home for Gretchen's old computers and she and Frank had a great boat cruise last evening.
Bob Was was happy about or up and coming adventure to Camp Rotary on August 15th, mark your colanders,
Linda Parker was happy about the start of the Road Race Committee, please consider lending a hand.
Eden Hut was so happy he went to a Red Sox game, I saw him on NESN wearing a LA Dodgers hat.
Janet Larson is happy about her up and coming trip to visit her mom and sister in Chicago.
Harry Martin donated and yes those were Harry's legs.
Harry will be posting a link to the site showing the best places to buy gas. Input is encouraged.
Dave Bunker was happy for his son Evan, who was involved in the 13-year-old National Championship for baseball. Held in South Carolina the boys came home the victors.
There were no winners today.
Road Race October 16th.
Harry Martin announced that seven members made their Sustaining Member Contribution before the end of July and were credited with an extra 100 points towards their next PHF.
Harry also pointed out that extra points may show up again, but next time they may be retrospective. (If you don't know what it means, look it up.)
TBM's new slogan is "Give early and give often".
The Harry Martin and Dave Drislane Road Show educated the Club about the goings on and the importance of the RI Foundation.
PDG Dave Drislane tells us about the five “Whys of Rotary Service”.
Sure we all know about the Foundation, but do we realize how great it really is? The Foundation provides a means by which we as individuals can touch people's lives in a positive way, all around the globe. Wells providing clean water in Africa, polio vaccine ensuring a life free of the dreaded disease for thousands in India, wheelchairs enabling the crippled to be mobile in China, medical equipment distributed to a hospital in Yugoslavia. Just a few ways we as Rotarians truly make a difference.
Every dollar infused into the Foundation goes to where it is most needed. Dollars must be spent and used by Rotarians.
Annual Giving programs are the backbone that supports RF. Be proud as Rotarians that we share in all that the Foundation allows Rotarians all over the world to accomplish great deeds. The program surely saves and changes lives.
Think about making your contribution early this year, make a difference.
August 10: TBA August 17:Lunch at Camp Rotary - Meet at 12:00 at Camp Rotary on Ipswich Road in Boxford. Be prepared for a wonderful lunch with the campers and a tour of the camp afterwards. The proceeds from lunch will be donated to Camp Rotary. September 14: African Water Project September 21:Dave Drislane - "A Showcase of Birds" Photography Slide Presentation October 5: Topsfield Fair October 19: Lisa Foly at the Middleton Jail November 2: Joint Meeting Friends Forever November 9: Bill Paisley Boxford Farmer November 16: Inn Between Annual Soup Luncheon November 23: No meeting, Thanksgiving
Harry passed out Sustaining Member "report cards", thanking all for their support of The Rotary Foundation. If there are any questions, please see Harry.
Click here to view a window into the RI website, showing the listing of the 100% PHF clubs.