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Rotary Blade – NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

This week is set for an Open House/Happy Hour. Dr. Bill encourages our members to bring veterans to this meeting.

V.P. Billy gave an excellent presentation about his attendance at last year’s R.I. Convention. Billy said that the opening and closing sessions were wonderful with wonderful training sessions in between. The Prime Minister of Canada attended as well as the R.I. President. Disaster Aid was present. Billy showed a great picture with Bob, Dr. Bill, Paul Mahata and Billy.

Scott won the 50/50 but lost the drawing. The pot continues to grow.

IMPORTANT NOTICES BELOW:

THANKSGIVING BASKETS:

Dr. Bill, Billy and Sandra are working hard to make this a wonderful success. They are asking that each member purchase items that go well with a turkey dinner. Our Foundation has donated $450 to purchase turkeys. Billy will be sending out a list of suggested foods to be purchased and some other instructions. It is hoped that some of our members will go with Sandra and Billy to deliver the items to the Bowie Interfaith Pantry on the last Saturday before Thanksgiving.

MEETING DATE CHANGE:

The meeting scheduled for November 21st has been cancelled due to the Holiday. We will now have a meeting on November 28th at the normal time. Please change your calendars.

BOARD MEETING:

Dr. Bill has scheduled our next Club Board teleconference meeting for November 13th at 7:30 PM.

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

The Warm Coat Project has been underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Roger Heights Elementary School students at http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary.

Dr. Bill thanked Scott and all the attending members for their support of the Margaret Brent Harvest Day. It was a big success.

Mary is working hard to get the names of the children for our Holiday Stocking Project coming up soon. Rev. Penn and his wife will speak to our Club on Dec. 5 and collect our filled stockings. Mary needs to hear from each member to make sure that you are able to fill one or more stockings. Please contact Mary ASAP to let her know if you can help. We don’t want to let the kids down.

Dr. Bill announced that we received $618 from the Greenbelt Club from our participation in the wine tasting and auction. Sandra also collected another $197.30 for our Foundation.

Dr. Bill has been talking to the Bowie Town Center staff about our Flags for Heroes Project and they may allow us to display our flags on their property. They may also be able to give us names of potential donors.

Bob and his group continue their hard work for Disaster Aid. They have lots of activities going on in several locations and need donations.

MEMBER INFORMATION:

Dr. Bill set up a table at his house to give out Halloween candy. After taking a short break, he came back to his table and found all the candy, two big bowls and the batteries from his flashlight stolen.

Judy advised that long time Club friend and supporter Nick Sabo journeyed to Toronto to participate in a race. He dressed up as a moose and the person pushing his wheel chair dressed as a Mountie. What a great moment!

Should Scott be allowed to eat his green Jell-O dessert before we have finished our main meal? Let’s examine the 4 Way Test.

Pat has volunteered to be our next Club Secretary. She’ll be in training for the time being. Many thanks to Mary and Judy for all the help over the years!

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: - Volunteer needed

Blade Writer/Editor: Joe.

Speakers: Joe.

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS AND OTHER LOCAL ROTARY CLUB EVENTS OF NOTE:

November 14 - Club Meeting - Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 – Meeting cancelled due to the Holiday

November 28 - Club Meeting

December 5 – Rev. Penn and his wife will speak and pick up our filled Holiday Stockings.

December 12 - Anna-Mae Kobbe will tentatively speak on the R.I. Foundation.

December 19 – Club Event - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Meeting - Club Assembly

January 9 - Club Meeting

January 16 – Club Meeting

January 23 - Club Meeting

January 30 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

February 6 - Club Meeting

February 13 - Club Meeting

February 20 - Club Meeting

February 27 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

March 6 - Club Meeting

March 13 – Club Event - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Club Meeting

March 27 - Club Meeting

April 3 - Club Meeting

April 10 – Club Meeting

April 24 – Club Event - Charter Night

May 1 - Club Meeting

May 8 - Club Meeting

May 15 - Club Meeting

May 22 - Club Meeting - Open House

May 29 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 5 - Club Meeting

May 12 - Club Meeting

May 19 - Club Meeting

May 26 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 3 - Club Meeting

June 10 - Club Meeting

June 17 - Club Meeting

June 24 - Club Meeting

June 30 – Club Meeting - Passing the Gavel!

Respectfully submitted,

Pat and Joe Slert


Rotary Blade – NOVEMBER 7, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

Vice President and world traveler Billy Louis will tell us about his attendance at the R.I. International Conference in Toronto. He’s a great speaker and should have lots to tell us.

Last week’s meeting was canceled due to Halloween.

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

The Warm Coat Project has been underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Roger Heights Elementary School students at http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary.

The Howard West Rotary is presenting a dinner mystery at Howard Community College on November 3, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For further details, please see the attached Dinner Mystery flyer.

Please remember that the Thanksgiving Baskets project is coming up shortly. Sandra is our Chairperson with assistance from Billy and Pat.

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: -TBD. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Joe.

Speakers: Joe.

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS AND OTHER LOCAL ROTARY CLUB EVENTS OF NOTE:

November 7 – Club Meeting - Billy will debrief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Club Meeting - Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Club Meeting - Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Club Meeting

December 12 - Club Meeting

December 19 – Club Event - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Meeting - Club Assembly

January 9 - Club Meeting

January 16 – Club Meeting

January 23 - Club Meeting

January 30 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

February 6 - Club Meeting

February 13 - Club Meeting

February 20 - Club Meeting

February 27 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

March 6 - Club Meeting

March 13 – Club Event - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Club Meeting

March 27 - Club Meeting

April 3 - Club Meeting

April 10 – Club Meeting

April 24 – Club Event - Charter Night

May 1 - Club Meeting

May 8 - Club Meeting

May 15 - Club Meeting

May 22 - Club Meeting - Open House

May 29 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 5 - Club Meeting

May 12 - Club Meeting

May 19 - Club Meeting

May 26 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 3 - Club Meeting

June 10 - Club Meeting

June 17 - Club Meeting

June 24 - Club Meeting

June 30 – Club Meeting - Passing the Gavel!

Respectfully submitted,

Pat and Joe Slert




Hello Everyone,

Hope you enjoy The Bowie Blade below:
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Rotary Blade – October 31, 2018 Edition

THERE’S NO CLUB MEETING THIS WEEK:

Darkness falls across the land, The midnight hour is close at hand, Creatures crawl in search of blood, To terrorize y'all's neighborhood, And whosoever shall be found, Without the soul for getting down, Must stand and face the hounds of hell, And rot inside a corpse's shell, The foulest stench is in the air, The funk of forty thousand years, And grizzly ghouls from every tomb, Are closing in to seal your doom, And though you fight to stay alive, Your body starts to shiver, For no mere mortal can resist, The evil of the thriller!  Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, Haaa Haaa…

 Happy Halloween!

 

Instead of the regular Wednesday meeting, last Friday October 26, our club held the annual Harvest Festival at Margaret Brent Regional School. The event was well received by the students and staff.

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

The Warm Coat Project has been underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Roger Heights Elementary School students at http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary.

The Howard West Rotary is presenting a dinner mystery at Howard Community College on November 3, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For further details, please see the attached Dinner Mystery flyer.

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

 On the Door: (Vice-Roz) -TBD. 

Blade Writer/Editor: (Vice-Carrie) -TBD.

Speakers: Joe.

 Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS AND OTHER LOCAL ROTARY CLUB EVENTS OF NOTE:

October 31 – No Club Meeting

November 3 – Howard West Rotary dinner theater event, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

November 7 – Club Meeting -  Billy will debrief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Club Meeting -  Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Club Meeting -  Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Club Meeting

December 12 -  Club Meeting

December 19 – Club Event - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Meeting -  Club Assembly

January 9 - Club Meeting

January 16 – Club Meeting

January 23 - Club Meeting

January 30 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

February 6 - Club Meeting

February 13 - Club Meeting

February 20 - Club Meeting

February 27 - Club Meeting -  Happy Hour

March 6 - Club Meeting

March 13 – Club Event - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Club Meeting

March 27 - Club Meeting

April 3 - Club Meeting

April 10 – Club Meeting

April 24 – Club Event - Charter Night

May 1 - Club Meeting

May 8 - Club Meeting

May 15 - Club Meeting

May 22 - Club Meeting - Open House

May 29 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 5 - Club Meeting

May 12 - Club Meeting

May 19 - Club Meeting

May 26 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 3 -  Club Meeting

June 10 - Club Meeting

June 17 - Club Meeting

June 24 - Club Meeting

June 30 – Club Meeting - Passing the Gavel!

Respectfully submitted,

Billy D. Louis


Rotary Blade – October 3, 2018 Edition 

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

This week is designated as a club meeting. It would be great to hear all about the Wine Gala from Saturday, September 29th. Sandra Williams had a Jewelry table nicely situated for the Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Museum. Please don’t forget to see Sandra at the end this meeting regarding the Parkland Jewelry sets. Our Club will receive 50% from the sales.

At our last meeting, Dr. Bill began the meeting with Olive Onwukwe leading the pledge of allegiance,welcome back Olive! We proceeded with Carrie Dike as High Sherriff, and she conducted the Happy Dollar event. Note that during the week of September 24th, Bob Grill visited the Rotary club of Manassas, in which he did a presentation on Disaster-Aid. Afterwards, that club made a $1,000 donation to Disaster Aid, USA. Way to Go Bob!

The highlight of the meeting was to honor Justice Flora, who has been soliciting and organizing “Shoe Mission for Christ”.  As a result of leading this important mission 15 years old Justice was honored with a “Making A Difference Award”. In addition, Justice Flora became an honorary member of the Prince George’s County Rotary Club. Our future leader!

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

President Bill, M.D. reminded us that our annual event with the Margaret Brent School, the Harvest Festival (formerly known as the Margaret Brent Fun Day), has been set for Friday October 26.  Please arrive at the school between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  This is our Club’s signature event in the community.  The event should end around 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This officially takes the place of our regular Wednesday meeting and everyone is expected to attend and help out.

 We had quite a turnout for this event including Emmanuel Senesie, who’s actually the person on the ground distributing the donated shoes to the school children in Sierra Leone.  Bravo! Also, in attendance was Justice Flora’s family including his parents, and sisters.

Dr. Bill has advised us that Disaster Aid needs our help in the wake of Hurricane Florence.  Disaster Aidshould be sending out individual letters asking for help. Please provide as much as possible.

The Warm Coat Project has been underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Roger Heights Elementary School students at http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary.

Dr. Bill helped the Greenbelt Club with their annual Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Park on September 29th. Note that this event went well, and all three clubs were acknowledged by District Governor, Rich Glover. Several of our club member participated including past member Eolia Sibila. A good time was had by all.

The Howard West Rotary is presenting a dinner mystery at Howard Community College on November 3, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For further details, please see the attached Dinner Mystery flyer.

President Bill, M.D. reminds all of a new fundraising project our Club will be doing:  Flags For Heroes.  For a $100 tax-deductible contribution, our Rotary Club will display an American flag on select patriotic holidays.  The flags measure 3 x 5 feet and are mounted on a pole.  The flag, pole and receiver remain the property of our Club.  Installation, removal, storage and maintenance will also be provided by our Club.  Promotional flyers and sponsorship forms are attached.

 

 

President Bill, M.D. won the 50/50, but lost the card draw.  Please note we are selling additional 50/50 tickets (separate from the dinner) at the door. Note that Judy Cappuccilli and Bob Grill purchased additional 50/50 tickets, but to no avail☹ If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again.

 OCTOBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: Joe. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Billy.

Blade co-Writer/Editor: Pat.

Speakers: Billy.

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS AND OTHER LOCAL ROTARY CLUB EVENTS OF NOTE:

October 3 – Club Meeting

October 10 – Club Meeting - Matt Hornback presentation on the opioid epidemic

October 17 – Club Meeting – Colin Goodenough, vice principal at Margaret Brent School 

October 23 – Our very own Billy Louis will be the featured speaker at the Gaithersburg Rotary Club that meets @ noon.  He will speak about his experiences as a polio survivor.

October- 24 – No Club Meeting 

October- 24 – World Polio Day Celebration  at College Park Marriott and Conference Center, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October- 26  Club Project – Harvest Festival at Margaret Brent School 

October 31 - Club Meeting - Halloween Happy Hour 

November 3 – Howard West Rotary dinner theater event, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

November 7 - Club Meeting -  Billy will debrief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Club Meeting -  Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Club Meeting -  Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Club Meeting

December 12 -  Club Meeting

December 19 – Club Event - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Meeting -  Club Assembly

January 9 - Club Meeting

January 16 – Club Meeting

January 23 - Club Meeting

January 30 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

February 6 - Club Meeting

February 13 - Club Meeting

February 20 - Club Meeting

February 27 - Club Meeting -  Happy Hour

March 6 - Club Meeting

March 13 – Club Event - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Club Meeting

March 27 - Club Meeting

April 3 - Club Meeting

April 10 – Club Meeting

April 24 – Club Event - Charter Night

May 1 - Club Meeting

May 8 - Club Meeting

May 15 - Club Meeting

May 22 - Club Meeting - Open House

May 29 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 5 - Club Meeting

May 12 - Club Meeting

May 19 - Club Meeting

May 26 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 3 -  Club Meeting

June 10 - Club Meeting

June 17 - Club Meeting

June 24 - Club Meeting

June 30 – Club Meeting - Passing the Gavel!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Billy D. Louis


 

Rotary Blade – September 26, 2018 Edition 

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

This week’s meeting is another Open House.  Please note this is a cash bar only.  You didn’t think we had to ply potential members with free alcohol, did you?  If you did, then I guess the drinks are on you.  Please note there will be plenty of bar food available.  Sodium laden, but free (with the price of admission, of course).

 Sandra will be selling Parkland Jewelry at our Open House/Happy Hour). Our Club will receive 50% from the sales.

At our last meeting, we were treated to a delightful presentation on starting an Interactor Club.  The speaker, Ed Kumian from the Parole/Annapolis Club went over some of the basics that his Club did to start a Club at Broad Neck High School.  First and foremost, you need to find a high school.  Not just any old high school, but one where you can envision an Interact club being successful.  And so how do we go about that, dear editor?  So glad you could ask.  You need a dynamic teacher.  One who connects well with students.  And not just any old student—you want achievers and those who are community minded.  The teacher can identify those students that would make strong candidates.  I suppose guidance counselors would also be able provide strong candidates, as well.  But, if I remember clearly (“clearly” being the mid-seventies for me—is a little foggy), I only saw my guidance counselor once in four years and that was to discuss where I hoped to matriculate.  Teachers are naturally going to be more connected with their students.  So once you find this teacher, the Rotary Club and the teacher should work closely in getting the Interact Club established.  Don’t forget you need the school administration’s blessing, preferably the principal.  Without this, you are doomed to disappointment and failure.  Remember, there are no dues and potential members of Interact Clubs are focused on it being a social outlet and a local community service organization, much more so than Rotary and Rotaract clubs do.

Whatever projects the Interact Club do undertake are directly related to how much money they can raise.  Bake sales and 5K races are typical high school fundraisers.  .  The sponsoring Rotary Club can, obviously, provide a lot of guidance and may even have the Interact Club get involved with the Rotary club’s fundraising efforts.  For example, Ed spoke about how serving as parking attendants at Navy football games has been very successful in raising funds.

 

Visiting our Club was the aforementioned Ed Kumian and Vern Penner from the Annapolis/Parole Rotary Club and Julie Andrews, a teacher at Broad Neck High School.  Dr. Harris and Dr. Bottoms also came back to visit us again and two “walk-ins”, Diane Towles and Larry Dix, made their first visits as potential members.  I believe they were guests of Sharon, who is really making a concerted effort to increase our membership.  Remember, no one became a Rotarian without being asked and the first meal is on the Club’s dime.

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS: 

President Bill, M.D. reminded us that our annual event with the Margaret Brent School, the Harvest Festival (formerly known as the Margaret Brent Fun Day),  has been set for Friday October 26.  Please arrive at the school between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  This is our Club’s signature event in the community.  The event should end around 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This officially takes the place of our regular Wednesday meeting and everyone is expected to attend and help out.

Please let your editor know if you cannot attend.  I will be handing out assignments for that day no later than October 17, so if I haven’t heard from you otherwise, I expect to see you there.  If you are a committee chair and find out you cannot make it, please have someone else on your committee take responsibility for whatever job has been assigned. 

Dr. Bill has advised us that Disaster Aid needs our help in the wake of Hurricane Florence.  Disaster Aid should be sending out individual letters asking for help. Please provide as much as possible.

The Warm Coat Project has been underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Roger Heights Elementary School students.http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary.

Dr. Bill is working on plans to help the Greenbelt Club with their annual Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Park on September 29th. Cost is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Sponsors are also needed.  Please see the wine gala attachment for details of the sponsorships available.  If you need tickets or more information, contact David at http://greenbeltrotary.org/.

The Rotary Club of College Park has invited all Rotary Club members and guests to join them for a showing of the District 7620 Dare to Dream documentary on World Polio Day, Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Dinner will be included.  The meeting will be held at the College Park Marriott and Conference Center (scene of our most recent District Conference).  Dare to Dream, How Rotary Became the Heart and Soul of Polio Eradication shares a wonderful history (that began in our own District 7620 through the efforts and leadership of John Sever) that all Rotarians and others interested in the elimination of this disease need to hear.  Registration is $30 per person and are due no later than October 5 so that plans can be made for meeting space and food quantity.  Unfortunately, for these reasons, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.  Please send your check made payable to the Rotary Club of College Park to Anna-Mae Kobbe, 4312 Woodberry Street, University Park, Maryland 20782.  If you  have any questions, you may e-mail her at amkobbe@aol.com or telephone at 301-277-0414.

 

The Howard West Rotary  is presenting a dinner mystery at Howard Community College on November 3, 2018 from

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For further details, please see the attached Dinner Mystery flyer.

President Bill, M.D. reminds all of a new fundraising project our Club will be doing:  Flags For Heroes.  For a $100 tax-deductible contribution, our Rotary Club will display an American flag on select patriotic holidays.  The flags measure 3 x 5 feet and are mounted on a pole.  The flag, pole and receiver remain the property of our Club.  Installation, removal, storage and maintenance will also be provided by our Club.  Promotional flyers and sponsorship forms are attached.

President Bill, M.D. won the 50/50, but lost the card draw.  Please note we are selling additional 50/50 tickets (separate from the dinner) at the door.

 SEPTEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: Billy. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Scott.

Speakers: Judy.

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS AND OTHER LOCAL ROTARY CLUB EVENTS OF NOTE:

September 26 - Club Meeting Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

September 29 – Wine Gala at College Park Aviation Park

October 3 – Club Meeting

October 10 – Club Meeting - Matt Hornback presentation on the opioid epidemic

October 17 – Club Meeting – Colin Goodenough, vice principal at Margaret Brent School 

October 23 – Our very own Billy Louis will be the featured speaker at the Gaithersburg Rotary Club that meets @ noon.  He will speak about his experiences as a polio survivor.

October- 24 – No Club Meeting 

October- 24 – World Polio Day Celebration  at College Park Marriott and Conference Center, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October- 26  Club Project – Harvest Festival at Margaret Brent School 

October 31 - Club Meeting - Halloween Happy Hour 

November 3 – Howard West Rotary dinner theater event, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

November 7 - Club Meeting -  Billy will debrief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Club Meeting -  Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Club Meeting -  Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Club Meeting

December 12 -  Club Meeting

December 19 – Club Event - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Meeting -  Club Assembly

January 9 - Club Meeting

January 16 – Club Meeting

January 23 - Club Meeting

January 30 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

February 6 - Club Meeting

February 13 - Club Meeting

February 20 - Club Meeting

February 27 - Club Meeting -  Happy Hour

March 6 - Club Meeting

March 13 – Club Event - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Club Meeting

March 27 - Club Meeting

April 3 - Club Meeting

April 10 – Club Meeting

April 24 – Club Event - Charter Night

May 1 - Club Meeting

May 8 - Club Meeting

May 15 - Club Meeting

May 22 - Club Meeting - Open House

May 29 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 5 - Club Meeting

May 12 - Club Meeting

May 19 - Club Meeting

May 26 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 3 -  Club Meeting

June 10 - Club Meeting

June 17 - Club Meeting

June 24 - Club Meeting

June 30 – Club Meeting - Passing the Gavel!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Scott


Rotary Blade – September 19, 2018 Edition 

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

 Judy will introduce Ed Kumian from the Parole/Annapolis Club.  Their Club has helped to establish a successful Interact club.  He will be joined by some of those Interactors and they will talk about how to form and support a high school Interact Club.

At our last meeting, we were treated to a wonderful informational session from our friend Navin Valliappan who helped to form a Rotaract Club in D.C. known as the Federal City Rotary Club.  Navin, who was an Interact member in Kansas and comes from a family of Rotarians, introduced some members of the newly chartered Rotary Club at American University that now has 60 members!  They have been involved in international projects:  they went to Costa Rica to help the children there.  They also organize various fundraisers in order to make trips such as these.   Rotaract club members usually range in age from 18 to 30 years old.  They differ from regular Rotary clubs as there are no dues paying requirements to the Rotaract club in order to maintain membership in the Rotaract club since the club does not have to pay dues to Rotary International or the District.  Rotaract clubs are university based and must get recognition from the school. Any university requirement supersedes and trumps Rotary requirements or policies if there is a conflict.

Rotary requirements if there is a conflict.  It is important to have a faculty advisor to get recognition from the University.  Although most Rotaract Clubs are university based, a club can be established as community-based.  Usually there are 3-4 membership meetings before a Rotaract Club is chartered.

 Three members of the American University Rotaract Club spoke to us.  First, Daine Hale, who is the Director of Club Service, spoke to us and mentioned the three areas that they found prospective members look for in joining a Rotaract club:  networking, professional development and community service.  Maura Riley, the Director of International Service, spoke about the Club’s international service project in Costa Rica that provided supplies and access to day camps for the children of that island nation.  Finally, Sophia Bobrowsky, who studied abroad in France, spoke about her duties as Director of Web services.  These kids were great and you can see how they will be dynamic future leaders in whatever they choose to do.  The Club is always looking for service projects and should be considered for some of our Club projects requiring additional manpower.

 It should be mentioned that our Club is also hoping to start a Rotaract Club at Bowie State.

 Also visiting our Club was Delores Hooban, a counselor form from Bowie High School, who plans on attending our meeting this week to find out more about helping students to start an Interact club there.  She also mentioned a college and career day that is coming up on October 25th and welcomed any Rotarians who are interested in participating.

Dr. McKinley Hayes from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will also be holding a college awareness day on the 24th of October here at the Comfort Inn.  It is noted that Dr. Hayes, a nearby resident , would make an excellent member in our Club and of course he was invited back.

 Stephanie Akanon, our most recent scholarship recipient, visited us from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, where she hopes to major in Biology.

   FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

 Your Blade editor repeated his announcement that our annual event with the Margaret Brent School, the Harvest Festival (formerly known as the Margaret Brent Fun Day),  has been set for Friday October 26.  Please arrive at the school between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  This is our Club’s signature event in the community.  The event should end around 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This officially takes the place of our regular Wednesday meeting and everyone is expected to attend and help out.

Please let me know if you cannot attend.  I will be handing out assignments for that day no later than October 17, so if I haven’t heard from you otherwise, I expect to see you there.  If you are a committee chair and find out you cannot make it, please have someone else on your committee take responsibility for whatever job has been assigned. 

 Dr. Bill has advised us that Disaster Aid needs our help. There has been flooding in Kerala and perhaps some other areas of India. Not to mention whatever lies in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is hitting land in South Carolina as I write this Blade.  Disaster Aid is and will be sending out individual letters asking for our help. Please provide as much help as possible.

 The Warm Coat Project is underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Roger Heights Elementary School students.http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary. There might have been some problems logging on, but those should have been addressed  by now.

 The Upper Marlboro Rotary Club is having their annual golf tournament on Sept. 19th at the Presidential Golf Club. Why not attend? They also need sponsors. This will not conflict with our regular meeting and will not replace it.

 Dr. Bill is working on plans to help with the Greenbelt Club on their annual Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Park on September 29th. Cost is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Sponsors are also needed.  Please see the wine gala attachment for details of the sponsorships available.  If you need tickets or more information, contact David at http://greenbeltrotary.org/.

Sandra will be selling Parkland Jewelry at our Open House/Happy Hours (the next one is scheduled for September 26th). Our Club will receive 50% from the sales.

 

The Rotary Club of College Park has invited all Rotary Club members and guests to join them for a showing of the District 7620 Dare to Dream documentary on World Polio Day, Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Dinner will be included.  The meeting will be held at the College Park Marriott and Conference Center (scene of our most recent District Conference).  Dare to Dream, How Rotary Became the Heart and Soul of Polio Eradication shares a wonderful history (that began in our own District 7620 through the efforts and leadership of John Sever) that all Rotarians and others interested in the elimination of this disease need to hear.  Registration is $30 per person and are due no later than October 5 so that plans can be made for meeting space and food quantity.  Unfortunately, for these reasons, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.  Please send your check made payable to the Rotary Club of College Park to Anna-Mae Kobbe, 4312 Woodberry Street, University Park, Maryland 20782.  If you  have any questions, you may e-mail her at amkobbe@aol.com or telephone at 301-277-0414.



There will be a webinar on Demystifying DACdb Membership put on by Chris Jones who is the Zone 33 Rotary Coordinator for Disaster Aid.  Please see the attached DACdb file for further information.

The Howard West Rotary  is presenting a dinner mystery at Howard Community College on November 3, 2018 from

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For further details, please see the attached Dinner Mystery flyer.

 

President Bill, M.D. reminds all of a new fundraising project our Club will be doing:  Flags For Heroes.  For a $100 tax-deductible contribution, our Rotary Club will display an American flag on select patriotic holidays.  The flags measure 3 x 5 feet and are mounted on a pole.  The flag, pole and receiver remain the property of our Club.  Installation, removal, storage and maintenance will also be provided by our Club.  Promotional flyers and sponsorship forms are attached.

Sharon won the 50/50, but lost the card draw.  Please note we are selling additional 50/50 tickets separate from the dinner.

 SEPTEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: Billy. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Scott.

Speakers: Judy.

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.


UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS AND OTHER LOCAL ROTARY CLUB EVENTS OF NOTE:

 

September 17 – Demystifying DCAdb Membership Data Webinar

September 19 - Club Meeting Ed Kumian from Parole Annapolis Club and advisor and a student/s from their successful Interact Club will talk about how to form and support a HS Interact Club.

September 26 - Club Meeting Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

September 29 – Wine Gala at College Park Aviation Park

October 3 – Club Meeting

October 10 – Club Meeting - Matt Hornback presentation on the opioid epidemic

October 17 – Club Meeting – Colin Goodenough, vice principal at Margaret Brent School

(NEW)  October 23 – Our very own Billy Louis will be the featured speaker at the Gaithersburg Rotary Club that meets @ noon.  He will speak about his experiences as a polio survivor.

October- 24 – No Club Meeting 

October- 24 – World Polio Day Celebration  at College Park Marriott and Conference Center, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October- 26  Club Project – Harvest Festival at Margaret Brent School 

October 31 - Club Meeting - Halloween Happy Hour 

November 3 – Howard West Rotary dinner theater event, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

November 7 - Club Meeting -  Billy will debrief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Club Meeting -  Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Club Meeting -  Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Club Meeting

December 12 -  Club Meeting

December 19 – Club Event - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Meeting -  Club Assembly

January 9 - Club Meeting

January 16 – Club Meeting

January 23 - Club Meeting

January 30 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

February 6 - Club Meeting

February 13 - Club Meeting

February 20 - Club Meeting

February 27 - Club Meeting -  Happy Hour

March 6 - Club Meeting

March 13 – Club Event - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Club Meeting

March 27 - Club Meeting

April 3 - Club Meeting

April 10 – Club Meeting

April 24 – Club Event - Charter Night

May 1 - Club Meeting

May 8 - Club Meeting

May 15 - Club Meeting

May 22 - Club Meeting - Open House

May 29 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 5 - Club Meeting

May 12 - Club Meeting

May 19 - Club Meeting

May 26 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 3 -  Club Meeting

June 10 - Club Meeting

June 17 - Club Meeting

June 24 - Club Meeting

June 30 – Club Meeting - Passing the Gavel!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Scott Stanger


Rotary Blade – September 12, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Judy will introduce Navin Valliappan and a few members of the American U Rotaract Club and they will talk about how to form and support a Rotaract Club.

At our last meeting, we welcomed back  our itinerant Rotarians:  President Bill, M.D. and Billy Louis.  This meeting was our Club Assembly and the time was spent  keeping everyone informed about what’s going on in our Club and our District.  Billy reported on his trip to Africa which he found to be a great experience, but he is still glad to be home.

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

First and foremost, your Blade editor announced that our annual event with the Margaret Brent School, the Harvest Festival (formerly known as the Margaret Brent Fun Day),  has been set for Friday October 26.  Please arrive at the school between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  This is our Club’s signature event in the community.  The event should end around 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This officially takes the place of our regular Wednesday meeting and everyone is expected to attend and help out.

Please let me know if you cannot attend (as Mary did).  I will be handing out assignments for that day no later than October 17, so if I haven’t heard from you otherwise, I expect to see you there.  If you are a committee chair and find out you cannot make it, please have someone else on your committee take responsibility for whatever job has been assigned. 

 

Dr. Bill has advised that Disaster Aid needs our help. There has been flooding in Kerala and perhaps some other areas of India. Disaster Aid is sending out individual letters asking for our help. Please provide as much help as possible.

 

The Warm Coat Project is underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Rodger Heights Elementary School students.http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary. There might have been some problems logging on, but that is being addressed.

 

The Upper Marlboro Rotary Club is having their annual golf tournament on Sept. 19th at the Presidential Golf Club. Why not attend? They also need sponsors. Although this will not conflict with our regular meeting, it will not replace it.

 

Several members have helped our recent speaker with his Shoe Donation Project.

Dr. Bill is working on plans to help with the Greenbelt Club on their annual Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Park on September 29th. Cost is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Sponsors are also needed for the event. We get a percentage of the tickets that we sell.  Please see the wine gala attachment for details of the sponsorships available.  If you need tickets or more information, contact David at http://greenbeltrotary.org/.

Sandra will be selling Parkland Jewelry at our Open House/Happy Hours (the next one is scheduled for September 26th). Our Club will receive 50% from the sales.

 

The Rotary Club of College Park has invited all Rotary Club members and guests to join them for a showing of the District 7620 Dare to Dream documentary on World Polio Day, Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Dinner will be included.  The meeting will be held at the College Park Marriott and Conference Center (scene of our most recent District Conference).  Dare to Dream, How Rotary Became the Heart and Soul of Polio Eradication shares a wonderful history (that began in our own District 7620 through the efforts and leadership of John Sever) that all Rotarians and others interested in the elimination of this disease need to hear.  Registration is $30 per person and are due no later than October 5 so that plans can be made for meeting space and food quantity.  Unfortunately, for these reasons, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.  Please send your check made payable to the Rotary Club of College Park to Anna-Mae Kobbe, 4312 Woodberry Street, University Park, Maryland 20782.  If you  have any questions, you may e-mail her at amkobbe@aol.com or telephone at 301-277-0414.

There will be a webinar on Demystifying DACdb Membership put on by Chris Jones who is the Zone 33 Rotary Coordinator for Disaster Aid.  Please see the attached DACdb file for further information.

 The Howard West Rotary  is presenting a dinner mystery at Howard Community College on November 3, 2018 from

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For further details, please see the attached Dinner Mystery flyer.

 President Bill, M.D. made a presentation about a new fundraising project our Club will be doing:  Flags For Heroes.  For a $100 tax-deductible contribution, our Rotary Club will display an American flag on select patriotic holidays.  The flags measure 3 x 5 feet and are mounted on a pole.  The flag, pole and receiver remain the property of our Club.  Installation, removal, storage and maintenance will also be provided by our Club.  Promotional flyers and sponsorship forms are attached.

Mary won the 50/50, but lost the card draw.  There was also discussion about revamping the 50/50 to open it up to guests and to sell 50/50 tickets separate from the dinner fee.  More to come on this.

All Club board members and other interested parties are reminded that our next Board meeting is Tuesday September 11.

 SEPTEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

 

On the Door: Billy. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Scott.

Speakers: Judy.

 

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS AND OTHER LOCAL ROTARY CLUB EVENTS OF NOTE:

 

September 11 – Club Board meeting

September 12 - Club Meeting Navin Valliappan and a few members of the American U Rotaract Club will talk about how to form and support a Rotaract Club

September 17 – Demystifying DCAdb Membership Data Webinar

September 19 - Club Meeting Ed Kumian from Parole Annapolis Club and advisor and a student/s from their successful Interact Club will talk about how to form and support a HS Interact Club.

September 26 - Club Meeting Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

September 29 – Wine Gala at College Park Aviation Park

October 3 – Club Meeting

October 10 – Club Meeting - Matt Hornback presentation on the opioid epidemic

October 17 – Club Meeting – Colin Goodenough, vice principal at Margaret Brent School

October- 24 – No Club Meeting 

October- 24 – World Polio Day Celebration  at College Park Marriott and Conference Center, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October- 26  Club Project – Harvest Festival at Margaret Brent School 

October 31 - Club Meeting - Halloween Happy Hour 

November 3 – Howard West Rotary dinner theater event, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

November 7 - Club Meeting -  Billy will debrief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Club Meeting -  Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Club Meeting -  Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Club Meeting

December 12 -  Club Meeting

December 19 – Club Event - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Meeting -  Club Assembly

January 9 - Club Meeting

January 16 – Club Meeting

January 23 - Club Meeting

January 30 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

February 6 - Club Meeting

February 13 - Club Meeting

February 20 - Club Meeting

February 27 - Club Meeting -  Happy Hour

March 6 - Club Meeting

March 13 – Club Event - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Club Meeting

March 27 - Club Meeting

April 3 - Club Meeting

April 10 – Club Meeting

April 24 – Club Event - Charter Night

May 1 - Club Meeting

May 8 - Club Meeting

May 15 - Club Meeting

May 22 - Club Meeting - Open House

May 29 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 5 - Club Meeting

May 12 - Club Meeting

May 19 - Club Meeting

May 26 - Club Meeting - Happy Hour

June 3 -  Club Meeting

June 10 - Club Meeting

June 17 - Club Meeting

June 24 - Club Meeting

June 30 – Club Meeting - Passing the Gavel!


Respectfully submitted,

Scott Stanger



September 5, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

I don’t know if Mary will again be our acting Prez because of Dr. Bill’s ADG duties. I haven’t heard from Dr. Bill—but he is a busy man.

This week will be our Club Assembly.  Please come prepared to comment on the operations, policies and procedures of our Club and any suggestions you may have in moving forward.

At our last meeting, we had an Open House that was attended by 7 of our members and a guest of Bob Grill’s—Alicia Guinn.  She is Bob’s realtor for selling his home and she has expressed an interest in joining our Club.  Mary was in charge of the proceedings and got each member to say a certain amount of things about his or her self, depending on how much toilet paper they detached from a roll.  I guess you had to be there.  Of course, if you were there you would know that Pat  Slert just recently celebrated a birthday.  Joe is giving Pat a few years to catch up with him, although there is only one way I know of for this to happen and Joe is too great a member to have this happen (prematurely, anyway).  They both have been glazing windows at their house.  I understand the process differs somewhat from glazing donuts, but I of, course, have never been known as Mr. Handyman.

Judy mentioned that she and Ed have been married over 50 years.  I’m sure she made an arithmetic error there, somewhere.  She also mentioned that she had been sleeping with her dogs before the Rotary meeting and I am having trouble reconciling these two bits of information.  And speaking of reconciling, your editor has been hard at work reconciling the Disaster Aid USA accounts with Bob Grill.  Always a fun time.  I know Phyllis was sad to see me leave as now she will have to remind Bob of certain dates he can’t seem to recall—like when his first son was born.  I can’t help him with this, but if its credits and debits you’re after, I’m your man.  Speaking of birthdays, Sandra just celebrated her 70th.  Usually women are not so forthcoming about their ages, but I guess that is the difference between “pushing” 70 and reaching “70”.  Mary reported that her mother is doing well.  And I did my usual update on Adam:  he did not make the traveling baseball team that he was trying out for and after the first couple days of school this week, he came home with a sign-up sheet for the Orchestra—he wants to play the upright bass.  Maybe he had  this confused with something to do with baseball.  All I can envision, is lugging a very large case back and forth to school.

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

Principal Bottoms of Rodgers Heights Elementary School was in attendance at our last meeting and was given a ton of backpacks with school supplies donated by our members. It was heart warming to help these needy children.

Dr. Bill has advised that Disaster Aid needs our help. There has been flooding in Kerala and perhaps some other areas of India. Disaster Aid is sending out individual letters asking for our help. Please provide as much help as possible.

The Warm Coat Project is underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Rodger Heights Elementary School students.http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary. There might have been some problems logging on, but that is being addressed.

The Upper Marlboro Rotary Club is having their annual golf tournament on Sept. 19th at the Presidential Golf Club. Why not attend? They also need sponsors.

Several members are also trying to help our recent speaker with his Shoe Donation Project.

Dr. Bill is working on plans to go in with the Greenbelt Club on their annual Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Park on September 29th. Cost is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. We also need sponsors for the event. We get part of the tickets, etc. that we sell.

Sandra will be selling Parkland Jewelry at our Open House/Happy Hours. Our Club will receive 50% from the sales.

Please mark your calendars for the Margaret Brent Harvest Festival.  The school would like to do this either the 26th or the 30th of October.  I will firm the dates up once I speak with Billy Louis, who is in charge of speakers for the month of October.  Billy is currently traveling in Africa.  And speaking of travel did you hear about a lodging recommendation for traveling in certain parts of Utah?  Apparently there are lot of bed and breakfasts place that come under the heading of Mom and Mom and Mom and Mom and Pop places.

Pat won the 50/50, but lost the card draw.

Well that is all the news I have now, fake or otherwise.  See you 9/5/18.

 SEPTEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: Billy. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Scott.

Speakers: Judy.

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

September 12 - Navin Valliappan and a few members of the American U Rotaract Club will talk about how to form and support a Rotaract Club.

September 19 - Ed Kumian from Parole Annapolis Club and advisor and a student/s from their successful Interact Club will talk about how to form and support a HS Interact Club.

September 26 - Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October 3 – Meeting (subject to update or change)

October 10 – Meeting (subject to update or change)

October 17 – Meeting (subject to update or change)

October- 24 – Meeting (subject to update or change)

October 31 - Halloween Happy Hour (subject to update or change)

November 7 - Billy will brief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Meeting

December 12 - Meeting

December 19 - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Assembly

January 9 - Meeting

January 16 - Meeting

January 23 - Meeting

January 30 - Happy Hour

February 6 - Meeting

February 13 - Meeting

February 20 - Meeting

February 27 - Happy Hour

March 6 - Meeting

March 13 - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Meeting

March 27 - Meeting

April 3 - Meeting

April 10 - Meeting

April 24 - Charter Night

May 1 - Meeting

May 8 - Meeting

May 15 - Meeting

May 22 - Open House

May 29 - Happy Hour

June 5 - Meeting

May 12 - Meeting

May 19 - Meeting

May 26 - Happy Hour

June 3 - Meeting

June 10 - Meeting

June 17 - Meeting

June 24 - Meeting

June 30 - Passing the Gavel!

Respectfully submitted,

Scott Stanger


Rotary Blade – August 29, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Mary will again be our acting Prez because of Dr. Bill’s ADG duties. This week we will have an Open House/ Happy Hour. This is a great time to invite friends / potential new members to visit the Club in an informal setting. Let’s have fun!

At our last meeting, Mary had Kevin Martin from Doctor’s Community Hospital talk on their Wellness on Wheels Program. They provide free health care, health screening, education and much more in the local community. They service the local community. If you have interest in them visiting your area, contact Mary for more information. They need about 3 months lead time.

Cabot cheese is also reaching out to the community in support of volunteer programs. They were unable to find a good date to speak to us but sent us some literature and some free cheese. Dr. Bill made it a lot of fun with drawings for the blocks of cheese.

CLUB NEWS:

Dr. Bill had a great trip to Alaska and brought his daughters to our last meeting to share their wonderful experiences. They saw lots of eagles, but only one brown bear. Dr. Bill has great daughters! His younger daughter is especially wonderful because she loves cats!

Olive is leaving shortly to attend her niece’s wedding in Portugal.

Dr. Bill reminded us that we’re having a Club Assembly on Sept.5th. This will give us a good venue to talk about our Club and our direction for the future. Please plan to attend.

Joanne’s granddaughter just entered the hospital in preparation to gift Joanne with a new great grandson.

Mary’s mother is back in the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers.

Karen was again a visitor to our Club and might not be going to New York for a trip because of some business conflicts.

Joanne’s spiritual moments have become a highlight of our meetings.

Olive won the 50/50, but lost the card draw.

FUNDRAISERS and PROJECTS:

Principal Bottoms of Rodgers Heights Elementary School was in attendance at our last meeting and was given a ton of backpacks with school supplies donated by our members. It was heart warming to help these needy children.

Dr. Bill advised that Disaster Aid needs our help. There has been flooding in Kerala and perhaps some other areas of India. Disaster Aid is sending out individual letters asking for our help. Please provide as much help as possible

The Warm Coat Project is underway. Please logon to the website and donate to help buy coats for the Rodger Heights Elementary School students. http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary. There might have been some problems logging on, but that is being addressed.

The Upper Marlboro Rotary Club is having their annual golf tournament on Sept. 19th at the Presidential Golf Club. Why not attend? They also need sponsors.

Several members are also trying to help our recent speaker with his Shoe Donation Project.

Dr. Bill is working on plans to go in with the Greenbelt Club on their annual Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Park on September 29th. Cost is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. We also need sponsors for the event. We get part of the tickets, etc. that we sell.

Sandra will be selling Parkland Jewelry at our Open House/Happy Hours. Our Club will receive 50% from the sales.

AUGUST CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: Judy. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Joe

Speakers: Mary.

SEPTEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS

On the Door: Billy. 

Blade Writer/Editor: Scott.

Speakers: Judy.

Note: Please let Dr. Bill know if you need a screen or special audio-visual equipment for your speakers. He is required to contact the Comfort Inn in advance to get the screen.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

September 5 - Club Assembly

September 12 - Navin Valliappan and a few members of the American U Rotaract Club will talk about how to form and support a Rotaract Club.

September 19 - Ed Kumian from Parole Annapolis Club and advisor and a student/s from their successful Interact Club will talk about how to form and support a HS Interact Club.

September 26 - Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October 3 - Meeting

October 10 - Meeting

October 17 - Meeting

October- 24 - Meeting

October 31 - Halloween Happy Hour

November 7 - Billy will brief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14 - Veterans Day/Open House

November 21 - Anna-Mae Kobbe will speak on the R.I. Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break

December 5 - Meeting

December 12 - Meeting

December 19 - Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2 - Club Assembly

January 9 - Meeting

January 16 - Meeting

January 23 - Meeting

January 30 - Happy Hour

February 6 - Meeting

February 13 - Meeting

February 20 - Meeting

February 27 - Happy Hour

March 6 - Meeting

March 13 - Mystery Dinner

March 20 - Meeting

March 27 - Meeting

April 3 - Meeting

April 10 - Meeting

April 24 - Charter Night

May 1 - Meeting

May 8 - Meeting

May 15 - Meeting

May 22 - Open House

May 29 - Happy Hour

June 5 - Meeting

May 12 - Meeting

May 19 - Meeting

May 26 - Happy Hour

June 3 - Meeting

June 10 - Meeting

June 17 - Meeting

June 24 - Meeting

June 31 - Passing the Gavel!

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade – August 8, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

August 8th- We have Justice Flora presenting his project – “Shoe Mission for Christ”. Justice is just 15 years old and has been doing this project for years! A true example of Service Above Self! We are asking everyone to check their closets and bring new or lightly used shoes as a donation for this worthy project. Adults and children’s shoes of just about any type will be welcomed.

Last week, Dr. Bill introduced District Governor Rich Glover for his yearly visit. Rich gave a very inspiring talk about Rotary and all the great things that Rotary does. He also encouraged us to think out of the box, find out what our community needs and work to provide help. He also pushed membership and gave many suggestions how to increase our membership. This was one of our very best talks by a District Governor. We also had great attendance.

The Club celebrated members’ August birthdays: Billy, Judy, Sandra and Pat.

CLUB NEWS:

Correction: Our Honorary member, Jimmy, has had a stroke (and not a heart attack) and is in recovery now. Dr. Bill hopes that we can keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Jimmy is a hard worker for Disaster Aid.

Rotarian Andre Rivard from Quebec, Canada was a visitor last week. He spoke very highly of his Rotary experience and how great he is treated in the USA.

Billy is leaving for vacation in two weeks.

Joanne is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a grandchild. It’s going to be a boy!

Scott just sold his old house and Bob just listed his house. He hopes to have his new house built by February. It was great seeing Phyllis at last week’s meeting.

Mary is retiring in the Fall of 2019! Congrats to her.

Dr. Bill will soon be celebrating his Aunt and Uncle’s 60th Anniversary. He then plans to take an Alaskan cruise.

Carrie has a good friend visiting her starting next week. Sound like fun.

Sharon has several new members lined up including prior member Cathy McCoy. She also mentioned that she had set up the visit of the Principal of Rodger Heights Elementary School several weeks ago. It had been incorrectly reported in the Blade that Billy had brought her.

Olive’s mother just had a successful knee replacement. She currently resides in Chicago.

BOARD MEETINGS:

Our first Club Board meeting will be next Tuesday, August 7th, at 7:30 PM via teleconference. It is asked that all Board members attend. All other members are also welcomed to attend. The call in number 888-395-1488.  Participant # 6339478.

Our Club Foundation will have it’s first meeting of the year next Thursday, August 9, at 7:30 PM via teleconference. The call in number is 888-395-1488.  Participant #  6339478.

FUNDRAISERS:

President Bill is working on plans for the Flags for Heroes. The flag and stand will cost our Club $50. A sponsorship will cost $100. The first year we’ll make $50 and in subsequent years we will make $100 if the same people participate. We’ll have to buy the flag for new participants. More info. to come.

The Warm Coat Project is in the works. Dr. Bill gave us the following website for the program: http://operationwarm.org/princegeorgerotary. It has plenty of information and a place to make your contribution. The coats cost $20 each. You can give your donation to Dr. Bill if you prefer. Dr. Bill has set a $1000 goal for our Club.

Dr. Bill also announced plans to help the Rodgers Heights Elementary School with a backpack project. He hopes that we’ll all buy backpacks, fill them with school supplies and then bring them in to a meeting. Mary will be collecting the backpacks at our meetings. We will then deliver them to the school by August 25. Dr. Bill needs more members to volunteer to help with the collection and delivery of the coats to the school. The school is a Title I school and badly needs our help!

Dr. Bill is working on plans to go in with the Greenbelt Club on their annual Wine Gala at the College Park Aviation Park on September 29th. Last year’s tickets cost $45. We’ll get to share in the profits.

Sandra will be selling Parkland Jewelry at our Open House/ Happy Hours. Our Club will receive 50% from the sales. Sandra also continues to collect donations to help her former church in Guyana.

AUGUST CLUB ASSIGNMENT

On the Door: Judy.  

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

August 15- Meeting

August 22- Kelvin Martin, Doctors Community Hospital, will talk about the Wellness on Wheels Program.

August 29- Happy Hour/ Open House.

September 5- Club Assembly

September 12- Meeting

September 19- Meeting**

September 26- Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October 3- Meeting

October 10- Meeting

October 17- Meeting

October- 24- Meeting

October 31- Halloween Happy Hour

November 7- Billy will brief us on the events at the last R. I. Convention in Toronto.

November 14- Veterans Day/ Open House

November 21- Meeting

Thanksgiving Break

December 5- Meeting

December 12- Meeting

December 19- Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2- Club Assembly

January 9- Meeting

January 16- Meeting

January 23- Meeting

January 30- Happy Hour

February 6- Meeting

February 13- Meeting

February 20- Meeting

February 27- Happy Hour

March 6- Meeting

March 13- Mystery Dinner

March 20- Meeting

March 27- Meeting

April 3- Meeting

April 10- Meeting

April 24- Charter Night

May 1- Meeting

May 8- Meeting

May 15- Meeting

May 22- Open House

May 29- Happy Hour

June 5- Meeting

May 12- Meeting

May 19- Meeting

May 26- Happy Hour

June 3- Meeting

June 10- Meeting

June 17- Meeting

June 24- Meeting

June 31- Passing the Gavel!

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade – July 11, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

New President Bill has scheduled a Summer Pool/ BBQ Party on July 7th from 2 until 6 PM at the Eagles Passages Community Center, Howard Grove Rd., Davidsonville, MD. The cost is $20 for Rotarians, $10 for guests and children under 10 are free. BYOB. RSVP by July 6th at 443-995-0136 or use Bill’s email. He also needs to know if you plan to swim.

On July 11, 2018, we will have our annual Passing of the Gavel meeting. Let's have a great turnout to formally introduce our new President. How about bringing a potential new member to start off the New Rotary Year!

CLUB NEWS:

Dr, Bill's family has adopted a new family member. His new kitty is temporarily living with his wife during her new duty assignment. 

Pat and Joe are pinch hitting doing the Blade this week while Judy works herself to death on RYLA North America. We all should be very proud of her!

Bob, Billy and Dr. Bill are back from the R.I. Convention in Toronto. Make sure to ask them about the Convention.

Please make sure that you let Joe, Dr. Bill and the current Blade writer when you schedule a speaker for an upcoming meeting. 

JULY CLUB ASSIGNMENT:

On the Door: Bob. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

NEW ROTARY YEAR:

July 11- Passing the Gavel

July 18- No Meeting

July 20- Fundraiser- Bowie Baysox Game – 7 pm

July 25- Happy Hour

August 1- Meeting

August 8- Meeting

August 15- Meeting

August 22- Meeting

August 29- Happy Hour

September 5- Club Assembly

September 12- Meeting

September 19- Meeting

September 26- Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October 3- Meeting

October 10- Meeting

October 17- Meeting

October- 24- Meeting

October 31- Halloween Happy Hour

November 7- Meeting

 November 14- Veterans Day/ Open House

November 21- Meeting

Thanksgiving Break

December 5- Meeting

December 12- Meeting

December 19- Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2- Club Assembly

January 9- Meeting

January 16- Meeting

January 23- Meeting

January 30- Happy Hour

February 6- Meeting

February 13- Meeting

February 20- Meeting

February 27- Happy Hour

March 6- Meeting

March 13- Mystery Dinner

March 20- Meeting

March 27- Meeting

April 3- Meeting

April 10- Meeting

April 24- Charter Night

May 1- Meeting

May 8- Meeting

May 15- Meeting

May 22- Open House

May 29- Happy Hour

June 5- Meeting

May 12- Meeting

May 19- Meeting

May 26- Happy Hour

June 3- Meeting

June 10- Meeting

June 17- Meeting

June 24- Meeting

June 31- Passing the Gavel!

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


 

 

 

 


Rotary Blade – July 4, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: 

There will be no meeting this Wednesday due to the July 4th Celebrations. In place of the meeting, New President Bill has scheduled a Summer Pool/ BBQ Party on July 7th from 2 until 6 PM at the Eagles Passages Community Center, Howard Grove Rd., Davidsonville, MD. The cost is $20 for Rotarians, $10 for guests and children under 10 are free. BYOB. RSVP by July 6th at 443-995-0136 or use Bill’s email. He also needs to know if you plan to swim.

We have had very poor attendance the last couple weeks with only 4 members in attendance at last week’s meeting. Please do your best to attend. It is really hard for the Comfort Inn to accommodate so few attendees.

CLUB NEWS:

Dr. Bill, Bob and Billy are having a great time at the R.I. Convention in Toronto. Check out Bill’s Facebook page.

Sandra is working on a fundraiser for her old church, Saint Joseph the Worker, Linder, Guyana. She gave a brief talk about the fundraiser and will be sending further information to our members via email. Please consider helping Sandra if you’re able to do so.

Judy is working hard on the upcoming RYLA North America Conference at the Washington Hilton starting on July I. On the first day of the Conference, the Congo Embassy will have an Opening Night Program including dinner. It starts at 7:30 PM and costs $25. Please let Judy know if you’d like to attend ASAP because some arrangements need to be made.

 

JULY CLUB ASSIGNMENT:

On the Door: Bob.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

NEW ROTARY YEAR:

July 4- No Meeting

July 7- BBQ/Pool Party

July 11- Passing the gavel

July 18- No Meeting

July 20- Fundraiser- Bowie Bay Sox Game – 7 pm

July 25- Happy Hour

August 1- Meeting

August 8- Meeting

August 15- Meeting

August 22- Meeting

August 29- Happy Hour

September 5- Club Assembly

September 12- Meeting

September 19- Meeting

September 26- Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October 3- Meeting

October 10- Meeting

October 17- Meeting

October- 24- Meeting

October 31- Halloween Happy Hour

November 7- Meeting

November 14- Veterans Day/ Open House

November 21- Meeting

Thanksgiving Break

December 5- Meeting

December 12- Meeting

December 19- Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2- Club Assembly

January 9- Meeting

January 16- Meeting


Rotary Blade - June 27, 2018 Edition

 

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

President Joe will give a brief a farewell speech. The passing of the gavel will take place when Incoming President Dr. Bill returns from the R.I. Convention in Toronto.

Please pay your dues ASAP. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week in June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I. and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club!

Many thanks to Sharon for a great program last week. Dr. Harris from Riverdale Baptist School gave us an overview of his school. It’s hoped that we’ll be able to work with them on some Rotary related projects and maybe even get a few new members.

CLUB NEWS:

Incoming President Dr. Bill has big plans for next year starting with a picnic on July 7th. We will not have a meeting on July 4th.

Sandra is working on a fundraiser for her old church, Saint Joseph the Worker, Linder, Guyana. She gave a brief talk about the fundraiser and will be sending further information to our members via email. Please consider helping Sandra if you’re able to do so.

Judy is working hard on the upcoming RYLA North America Conference at the Washington Hilton starting on July I. On the first day of the Conference, the Congo Embassy will have an Opening Night Program including dinner. It starts at 7:30 PM and costs $25. Please let Judy know if you’d like to attend ASAP because some arrangements need to be made.

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Judy and Olive.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Mary.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

NEW ROTARY YEAR:

July 4- No Meeting

July 7- BBQ/Pool Party

July 11- Passing the gavel

July 18- No Meeting

July 20- Fundraiser- Bowie Bay Sox Game – 7 pm

July 25- Happy Hour

August 1- Meeting

August 8- Meeting

August 15- Meeting

August 22- Meeting

August 29- Happy Hour

September 5- Club Assembly

September 12- Meeting

September 19- Meeting

September 26- Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October 3- Meeting

October 10- Meeting

October 17- Meeting

October- 24- Meeting

October 31- Halloween Happy Hour

November 7- Meeting

November 14- Veterans Day/ Open House

November 21- Meeting

Thanksgiving Break

December 5- Meeting

December 12- Meeting

December 19- Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2- Club Assembly

January 9- Meeting

January 16- Meeting

January 23- Meeting

January 30- Happy Hour

February 6- Meeting

February 13- Meeting

February 20- Meeting

February 27- Happy Hour

March 6- Meeting

March 13- Mystery Dinner

March 20- Meeting

March 27- Meeting

April 3- Meeting

April 10- Meeting

April 24- Charter Night

May 1- Meeting

May 8- Meeting

May 15- Meeting

May 22- Open House

May 29- Happy Hour

June 5- Meeting

May 12- Meeting

May 19- Meeting

May 26- Happy Hour

June 3- Meeting

June 10- Meeting

June 17- Meeting

June 24- Meeting

June 31- Passing the Gavel!

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert

 


Rotary Blade - June 20, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

June 20-  Tarik Harris who is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Riverdale Baptist School will speak.  He is the son-in-law of Diane Towles who supported us on the scholarship committee and is interested in membership. Sharon will do the introduction.

Last week we had very poor attendance with only 4 people present to start the meeting and a final total of 7 members. Please make every effort to attend this week to make it worthwhile for our speaker to attend our meeting. Please bring family, friends and potential new members. Several of our members will be attending the R.I. Conference so we need everyone to try to attend. Thanks.

Please pay your dues ASAP. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week of June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I. and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club!

CLUB NEWS:

Incoming President Dr. Bill has big plans for next year starting with a picnic on July 7th. We will not have a meeting on July 4th.

Ed C. had a hole in one at the University of Maryland golf course on Tuesday evening. Congrats to Ed.

Judy is working hard on RYLA North America. Bob is working hard on Disaster Aid.

This is the time to be reviewing your Club assignments for next year. You have time to ask questions, meet with the Rotarian holding the job now and make plans as to what you’d like to accomplish.

 

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Judy and Olive.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Mary.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

June 27 - End of the Rotary Year Program.

NEW ROTARY YEAR:

July 4- No Meeting

July 7- BBQ/Pool Party

July 11- Passing the gavel

July 18- No Meeting

July 20- Fundraiser- Bowie Bay Sox Game – 7 pm

July 25- Happy Hour

August 1- Meeting

August 8- Meeting

August 15- Meeting

August 22- Meeting

August 29- Happy Hour

September 5- Club Assembly

September 12- Meeting

September 19-Meeting

September 26- Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October 3- Meeting

October 10- Meeting

October 17- Meeting

October- 24- Meeting

October 31- Halloween Happy Hour

November 7- Meeting

 November 14-Veterans Day/ Open House

November 21- Meeting

Thanksgiving Break

December 5- Meeting

December 12-  Meeting

December 19- Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2- Club Assembly

January 9- Meeting

January 16- Meeting

January 23- Meeting

January 30- Happy Hour

February 6- Meeting

February 13- Meeting

February 20- Meeting

February 27- Happy Hour

March 6- Meeting

March 13- Mystery Dinner

March 20- Meeting

March 27- Meeting

April 3- Meeting

April 10- Meeting

April 24- Charter Night

May 1- Meeting

May 8- Meeting

May 15- Meeting

May 22- Open House

May 29- Happy Hour

June 5- Meeting

May 12- Meeting

May 19- Meeting

May 26- Happy Hour

June 3- Meeting

June 10- Meeting

June 17- Meeting

June 24- Meeting

June 31- Passing the Gavel!

 

Sincerely,

Pat& Joe Slert

 


Rotary Blade - June 13, 2018 Edition  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

We will have our last happy Hour/Open House of the Rotary Year. Please bring friends, family members and potential new members. Let’s have a great turnout and a wonderful evening.

Please remember that our final Board meeting of the Rotary Year will be next Tuesday, June 12th, at 7:30 PM via teleconference.

Please pay your dues ASAP. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week of June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I. and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club!

CLUB NEWS:

Incoming President Dr. Bill has big plans for next year starting with a picnic on July 7th. We will not have a meeting on July 4th.

Dr. Bill has handed out the assignments for the new Rotary Year. Please look them over and let Dr. Bill know if you have questions. Please remember you’re responsible to either preform the assigned duties or find a substitute. We always say “Yes” to the Rotary President!

Last week Karen gave a great program on charities and how to find their tax forms and evaluate where to spend your charitable dollars. I think we learned a lot!

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Judy and Olive.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Mary.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

June 13-  Happy Hour/Open House

June 20-  Tarik Harris who is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Riverdale Baptist School will speak.  He is the son-in-law of Diane Towles who supported us on the scholarship committee and is interested in membership.

June 27 - End of the Rotary Year Program.

NEW ROTARY YEAR:

July 4- No Meeting

July 7- BBQ/Pool Party –

July 11- Passing the gavel

July 18- No Meeting

July 20- Fundraiser- Bowie Baysox Game – 7 pm

July 25- Happy Hour

August1- Meeting

August 8- Meeting

August 15- meeting

August 22- Meeting

August 29- Happy Hour

September 5- Club Assembly

September 12- Meeting

September 19-Meeting

September 26- Happy Hour- Making a Difference Award

October3- Meeting

October 10- Meeting

October 17- Meeting

October- 24- Meeting

October 31- Halloween Happy Hour

November 7- Meeting

 November- 14-Veterans Day/ Open House

November- 21- Meeting

Thanksgiving Break

December 5- Meeting

December 12-  Meeting

December 19- Holiday Celebration

Christmas Break

January 2- Club Assembly

January 9- Meeting

January 16- Meeting

January 23- Meeting

January 30- Happy Hour

February 6- Meeting

February 13- Meeting

February 20- Meeting

February 27- Happy Hour

March 6- Meeting

March 13- Mystery Dinner

March 20- Meeting

March 27- Meeting

April 3- Meeting

April 10- Meeting

April 24- Charter Night

May 1- Meeting

May 8- Meeting

May 15- Meeting

May 22-Open House

May 29- Happy Hour

June 5- Meeting

May 12- Meeting

May 19- Meeting

May- 26- Happy Hour

June 3- Meeting

June 10- Meeting

June 17- Meeting

June 24- Meeting

June 31- Passing the Gavel!

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert

 


Rotary Blade - June 6, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Our friend and member Karen will speak on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and its overhead. Carrie will do the introduction.

Last week’s program was great! Many thanks to Carrie, one of our best sources of great programs, for bringing back retired police officer George Mathews who spoke to us about personal security. Be careful!

Our next Club Board meeting is June 12th at 7:30 PM via teleconference. We’re hoping to have this year’ Board as well as next year’s Board in attendance. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

It was wonderful to have Wilmya back last week. She has been able to make a lateral transfer at work to get regular hours and should be able to see us much more often. Everyone was excited to have her back.

Sharon has a respiratory problem and had to miss our meeting. Scott’s All-Star pitcher, Adam, was pitching which caused Scott to have to miss the meeting.

Thanks to Judy for bringing Ed last week! He played golf two days in a row and still was able to attend. We wish he would come every week.

Bob, Dr. Bill and Billy will be heading to the R.I. Conference in Toronto in the middle of June. It should be fun. The Disaster Aid trailer is tagging along with them.

Bob gave us an update on the Hawaii and Ellicott City Disasters. Later in the evening he was scheduled to have an emergency meeting on the Ellicott City disaster. He’ll keep us advised.

Please pay your dues by the end of May. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week of June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club!

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Judy and Olive.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Mary.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

June 2018

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Tarik Harris who is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Riverdale Baptist School will speak.  He is the son-in-law of Diane Towles who supported us on the scholarship committee and is interested in membership.

27   End of the Rotary Year Program.

July 2018

4 Passing of the gavel meeting.                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- May 30, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will continue his talk on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. He spoke previously on this topic and was great! The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do the introduction.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what a great program Judy set up for us last week. Athletes Serving Athletes is a wonderful organization. We had a great turnout and I think everyone left with a warm feeling after hearing about this wonderful program and meeting many of the of the participants. Many thanks to Judy.

Most of our Club members were able to stay after the meeting to help stuff envelopes for Disaster Aid. Thanks to Bob, Phyllis and our members for pitching in to help all the Hawaiians in need! P.S. The couple of envelopes with upside down labels were done by Scott. He was quickly promoted to a supervisor position with a pay raise.

Our next Club Board meeting is June 12th at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please plan to attend.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

I’m very sad to advise that Karen has decided to leave the Club. She hopes to return in the Fall. We’ll miss her.

Billy won a gigantic 50/50 at last week’s meeting. Several members helped Billy carry the many bags of money to his car.

Billy’s daughter just graduated from Hofstra. Joanne’s granddaughter also just graduated from college and another of her granddaughters will be getting married next month. What wonderful announcements!

Dr. Bill is thinking about having our members, and perhaps the Disaster Aid Trailer, participate in the Forest Heights Town Festival Parade. Save the August 4, 2018 date.

Please pay your dues by the end of May. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week of June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club!

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sandra and Joanne.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Bob.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting. Karen Slade will talk on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and its overhead. Carrie will do the introduction.

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Tarik Harris who is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Riverdale Baptist School will speak.  He is the son-in-law of Diane Towles who supported us on the scholarship committee and is interested in membership.

27   End of the Rotary Year Program.

         

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- May 23, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

We need a great turnout this week. I’ve already reserved a larger room for the big turnout.

Judy will introduce David Slomkowski who will speak on Athletes Serving Athletes. This program is in very high demand and all members are encouraged to attend and bring family and friends.

Our next Club Board meeting is June 12th at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please plan to attend.

Billy gave a wonderful presentation on his Cuba trip last year. He had some wonderful pictures and really gave us the flavor of this country. It looked like we had moved back about 40 years. Old cars, old buildings and beautiful scenery. Thanks Billy!

Pat was honored with a plaque for all her technical support of our Club and poor tired husband. Thanks to Mary for preparing the surprise plaque.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

Dr. Bill and Bob were called for emergency duty to load Disaster Aid tents for the Hawaii volcano eruption disaster. They are sending 20 tents ASAP. Bob and Bill had to miss the meeting to handle this wonderful humanitarian project.

Dr. Bill managed to make the meeting at the very end and announced he will be sending out Club assignments vis email this week. He has some excellent ideas for the new Rotary year. Stay tuned for more details.

Dr. Bill is thinking about having our members, and perhaps the Disaster Aid Trailer, participate in the Forest Heights Town Festival Parade. Save the August 4, 2018 date.

Please pay your dues by the end of May. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week of June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club!

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sandra and Joanne.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Bob.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

May 2018

30   George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will continue his talk on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. He spoke previously on this topic and was great! The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting. Karen Slade will talk on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and its overhead. Carrie will do the introduction.

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Tarik Harris who is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Riverdale Baptist School will speak.  He is the son-in-law of Diane Towles who supported us on the scholarship committee and is interested in membership.

27   End of the Rotary Year Program.

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- May 16, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Friend and Club member Billy Louis will share with us the highlights of his trip to Cuba. This should be a great program! Karen’s speaking engagement had been scheduled for this time slot but had to be moved back a few weeks. I’m sure she’ll also present a wonderful program when the time comes.

Our next Club Board meeting is June 12th at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please plan to attend.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

We had excellent participation at the District Conference. Many thanks to everyone!

Dr. Bill is putting the final touches on his list of Club assignments and should soon be letting us know our new Club assignments. Members never say no to the Incoming President.

Dr. Bill is thinking about having our members, and perhaps the Disaster Aid Trailer, participate in the Forest Heights Town Festival Parade. Save the August 4, 2018 date.

Please pay your dues by the end of May. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week of June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club! Dr. Bill has great plans for the upcoming year.

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sandra and Joanne.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Bob.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

May 2018

23   David Slomkowski will speak on Athletes Serving Athletes. Judy will do introduction.

30   George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will continue his talk on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. He spoke previously on this topic and was great! The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting. Karen Slade will talk on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and its overhead. Carrie will do the introduction.

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Tarik Harris who is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Riverdale Baptist School will speak.  He is the son-in-law of Diane Towles who supported us on the scholarship committee and is interested in membership.

27   End of the Rotary Year Program.

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- May 9, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Our next Board Meeting is Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please plan to attend.

Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project this week.

The District Conference is May 4th and 5th. The Hospitality Suite is Friday with most members planning to attend at 6 PM to help “man” the Suite. Joe & Pat will be there earlier for the Presidents’ Luncheon. Saturday has a full slate of programs and also the major dinner meeting in the evening. Our Club is being considered for several District Awards so it’s hoped some of our members will be able to attend. There will be a Disaster Aid presentation at the Conference and a Disaster Aid tent display. The Conference is at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783.

 

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

We need a speaker for June 6. Please help.

Many thanks to everyone who donated goodies for the Hospitality Suite.

Dr. Bill took a survey about members willing to work at the Redskins games this year. Bob is willing to take the lead if we can get enough volunteers to man the booth. Please let Dr. Bill know if you can help.

Please pay your dues by the end of May. We will be forced to remove any member from our roster if they haven’t paid their dues by the last week of June. If a member is still on the roster on July 1st, we are required to pay their R.I and District dues even if they discontinue their membership. Please pay your dues and stay with us. We have a great Club! Dr. Bill has great plans for the upcoming year.

 

MAY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sandra and Joanne.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Bob.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

May 2018

16   Karen Slade will talk on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and its overhead. Carrie will do the introduction.

23   David Slomkowski will speak on Athletes Serving Athletes. Judy will do introduction.

30   George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will continue his talk on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. He spoke previously on this topic and was great! The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting.

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Tarik Harris who is the Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Riverdale Baptist School will speak.  He is the son-in-law of Diane Towles who supported us on the scholarship committee and is interested in membership.

27   End of the Rotary Year Program.

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- May 2, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

We will be having another Happy Hour/ Open House this week. Please work hard to bring some good membership prospects to this meeting. We badly need new members.

Our next Board Meeting is May 10 at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please plan to attend.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

Dr. Bill needs help to set up and man the Hospitality Table at the District Conference on Friday. The theme of the table is Americana with an add-on theme of pie for everyone. This looks like a great Conference and is in our backyard in College Park. Disaster Aid also has a big part at the Conference. Please do your best to attend. Also consider donating items like pie for the Hospitality Table.

It was great to have Scott back with us. Everyone missed him. Scott shared a wonderful video of Adam during the meeting. Remember that Adam is an Honorary Member and a good dancer too.

Bob has been traveling for Disaster Aid.

Please keep our friend and ADG Jimmie Gorski in your prayers as she morns the loss of her husband.

Mary is working on a fundraiser for the hospital and has lined up a well-known designer to speak and offer her designs for sale. The hospital will get part of the proceeds. The event will be on April 29 from 1 to 4 PM, 9010 Maier Rd., Suite 1, Laurel, MD. Admission is free.

We need speakers for June 6 and 20. Please help.

Please remember to look for Joe’s earlier email for information concerning Jimmi Gorski’s husband’s sad death.

We need to find out which members received the Hall of Fame Award in 2009, 2012, 2014, & 2015. We also need the winners for the Rotarian of the Year Award for 2009 & 2015. Please let Joe know. Please check your old Blades and your walls for possible hints.

 

APRIL CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sandra and Joanne.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Bob.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

May 2018

9    Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project. Screen needed.

16   Karen Slade will talk on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and their overhead. Carrie will do introduction.

23   David Slomkowski will speak on Athletes Serving Athletes. Judy will do introduction.

30   George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will continue his talk on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. He spoke previously on this topic and was great! The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting.

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting.

27   End of Year Meeting                        

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert

 


Rotary Blade- April 25, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

25   Juan-Carlos Arroyo, Loan Officer.  He is going to talk about real estate and focus on home financing, his expertise. Here are a couple of topics he will address:

·        Preparing for home ownership

·        how credit works and the importance of credit

·        how one can use real estate to produce wealth

·        synopsis of the current real estate market

 

Judy will introduce him.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES: There is a tree planting at Lake Artemesia this Sunday sponsored by the College Park Club. Contact Judy for further information if you’d like to participate.

Scott Stanger has shown some improvement and is now driving on a limited basis. Judy and Mary have been pitching in to help Scott. Judy and Ed just celebrated their 41st Anniversary. Bob and Phyllis celebrated their 57th. Congrats to both couples.

Dr. Bill visited his daughter at Dickinson College and got a treat hearing her play in the College orchestra. He must be very proud of her.

Dr. Bill is working on plans for our Club to have a Hospitality Table at the District Conference on Friday night, May 4th. Dr. Bill has now reserved the table. The table will need to be manned so please plan to attend the conference and let Dr. Bill know if you can help man the table.

Slade Child Foundation is hosting the 2018 Spring Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5-9 PM at the Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD. The evening features musicians donating their musical talents to provide fun and fellowship. Karen can use help. There’s a fee at the door to attend and sponsorships are available.  Contact Karen to participate. She has handouts and will be glad to provide any information needed.

Mary is working on a fundraiser for the hospital and has lined up a well-known designer to speak and offer her designs for sale. The hospital will get part of the proceeds. The event will be on April 29 from 1 to 4 PM, 9010 Maier Rd., Suite 1, Laurel, MD. Admission is free.

We need speakers for June 6 and 20. Please help.

Please remember to look for Joe’s earlier email for information concerning Jimmi Gorski’s husband’s sad death.

 

APRIL CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Dr. Bill, Wilmya and Jarriel.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Olive.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House.

9    Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project. Screen needed.

16   Karen Slade will talk on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and their overhead. Carrie will do introduction.

23   David Slomkowski will speak on Athletes Serving Athletes. Judy will do introduction.

30   George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will continue his talk on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. He spoke previously on this topic and was great! The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting.

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting.

27   End of Year Meeting

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- April 18, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

This week we have a Happy Hour/ Open House scheduled. Sharon and Judy have been working hard to recruit a big group of potential new members. We would very much like to have good attendance from our members to help look good and promote the event. It would also be great if some of our other members a could also bring a few membership candidates. Please do your part to build the Club.

Last week Jarriel Jordan gave a great Classification Talk.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

Scott Stanger has been released from the hospital and is home but is still participating in more medical tests. The Club is sending Scott flowers. Please keep him in your prayers.

Bob is now down South promoting Disaster Aid. He will also be speaking at our District Conference.

We are still looking to identify Hall of Fame winners for 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, & 2017 and the Rotarian of the Year for 2009 & 2015. Please let Joe & Pat know if you can help them update our records.

Dr. Bill is working on plans for our Club to have a Hospitality Table at the District Conference on Friday night, May 4th. Dr. Bill is checking on this. The table will need to be manned so please plan to attend the conference and let Dr. Bill know if you can help man the table.

Slade Child Foundation is hosting the 2018 Spring Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5-9 PM at the Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD. The evening features musicians donating their musical talents to provide fun and fellowship. Karen can use help. There’s a fee at the door to attend and sponsorships are available.  Contact Karen participate. She has handouts and will be glad to provide any information needed.

Mary is working on a fundraiser for the hospital and has lined up a well-known designer to speak and offer her designs for sale. The hospital will get part of the proceeds. The brunch will be on April 29th. Mary will provide more information soon.

 

Karen just got back from Florida and now plans a trip to Norway in June. WOW!

 

APRIL CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Dr. Bill, Wilmya and Jarriel.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Olive.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

April 2018

25   Juan-Carlos Arroyo, Loan Officer.  He is going to talk about real estate and focus on home financing, his expertise. Here are a couple of topics he will address:

·        Preparing for home ownership

·        how credit works and the importance of credit

·        how one can use real estate to produce wealth

·        synopsis of the current real estate market

 

Judy will introduce him.

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project. Screen needed.

16   Karen Slade will talk on how to read tax form 99 which tells a lot about a charity and their overhead. Carrie will do introduction.

23   David Slomkowski will speak on Athletes Serving Athletes. Judy will do introduction.

30   Regular Meeting.

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting.

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will continue his talk on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. He spoke previously on this topic and was great! The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

27   End of Year Meeting

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- April 11, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Member Jarriel Jordan will give his New Member Classification talk. These are always the best programs and give us a great chance to get to know each other.

Our Board meeting is scheduled for April 10 at 7:30 PM via teleconference. All members are always encouraged to attend. We need our Board members to attend or we risk not having the necessary attendance requirement to do business.

Last week Peter Grayson, District CART Chairperson, showed us a video and spoke to us about Rotary’s new project to help Alzheimer’s research. We should be proud that we are one of the first clubs to have the project in our District. Please keep saving your coins. Peter will also give us collection buckets for local businesses to use if you know anyone who would be interested in helping us. If you know a business, Joe has a couple buckets to start us off.

Judy gave us an update on the one-year anniversary of the Federal City Rotary Club’s American University Rotaract Club that was held on April 3rd at the Mexican Embassy. She also acknowledged several of our members who provided financial help for the students to attend the program. Thanks to Judy, Joe, Pat and Dr. Bill for the help.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

Scott Stanger was supposed to be released from the hospital during our last meeting time. He has been hospitalized for almost two weeks at Mount Vernon Hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts.

Margaret Brent has been cancelled for April 19. We are now working with the school to have a Fun Day in the Fall. After some discussions, it was decided that the April 19th Challenge Day was not a good fit because it was more like a Special Olympics type event with competitions and really wouldn’t fit our format of ponies, a clown and lunch. We will now have a Happy Hour/ Open House on April 18th at the normal place and time. Please try to bring potential new members. Say tuned for future Margaret Brent updates.

Pat and Joe visited beloved longtime member Russ Maske last week. Russ seemed to be feeling well and was still very interested in Rotary. Please keep Russ in your thoughts. Russ’s son, Larry, is also facing back surgery within the next month. The Maske family has had a very hard time in recent months. God bless them.

We are still looking to identify Hall of Fame winners for 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, & 2017 and the Rotarian of the Year for 2009 & 2015. Please let Joe & Pat know if you can help them update our records.

Dr. Bill is working on plans for our Club to have a Hospitality Table at the District Conference on Friday night, May 4th. It is uncertain whether the Upper Marlboro Club will share the table with us. Dr. Bill is checking on this. The table will need to be manned so please plan to attend the conference and let Dr. Bill know if you can help man the table.

Slade Child Foundation is hosting the 2018 Spring Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5-9 PM at the Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD. The evening features musicians donating their musical talents to provide fun and fellowship. Karen can use help. There’s a fee at the door to attend and sponsorships are available.  Contact Karen participate. She has handouts and will be glad to provide any information needed.

APRIL CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Dr. Bill, Wilmya and Jarriel.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Olive.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

April 2018

18   Happy Hour/ Open House. Margaret Brent has been canceled.

25   Juan-Carlos Arroyo, Loan Officer.  He is going to talk about real estate and focus on home financing, his expertise. Here are a couple of topics he will address:

·        Preparing for home ownership

·        how credit works and the importance of credit

·        how one can use real estate to produce wealth

·        synopsis of the current real estate market

 

Judy will introduce him.

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project. Screen needed.

16   Karen Slade will talk on insurance. Carrie will do introduction.

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting- Karen’s friend will tentatively speak?

27   End of Year Meeting

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade - April 4, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Peter Grayson from the District CART leadership group will speak to us.

Charter Night was a big success thanks to Mary’s planning. Attendance was great although slow arriving due to parking problems. Our friend and current ADG Jimmie Gorski was our speaker and highlighted many of the wonderful things our Club has done this Rotary year. Joe then commended the Club for the members’ hard work and commitment to the community. Joe said that he loves the fellowship within the Club. Mary gave out milestone attendances certificates followed by the awarding of certificates of appreciation to all our Board members by Joe. He then, with great fanfare, awarded this year’s Rotary Hall of Fame Award to duel winners Joanne and Scott. The Rotarian of the Year Award was also given to dual winners Billy and Judy. In a touching moment, Judy called her husband Ed to the front and presented her award to him. Sharon, in a surprise movement, asked to speak and gave Joe the application from a potential new member. WOW! Mary ended the meeting by giving our beautiful roses to all the ladies as they left the meeting. After the meeting, Joanne’s two guests showed strong interest in joining the Club and were being encouraged by Sharon and Roz.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

Many of our members contributed to this year’s District Awards presentation. Pat and Joe then compiled all the information. Pat then took over and worked with a stubborn District website to fill out the necessary paperwork and even complete several small projects to add points to our total. We now have two of our projects in the District Showcase. She is the MVP of this project spending many hours to make us look good. It looks like we have a good chance for one or more achievement metals.

In preparing for the District awards one thing became very evident. We have come in to the 21st Century with our technology. Our website, Facebook page, use of DACdb and the Meetup program make use top notch in the District tech arena. Many thanks to Judy, Dr. Bill, Mary and Pat for all their hard work.

Scott has not been feeling well. Please keep him in your thoughts and give him congrats on his Hall of Fame Award since he was not able to attend last week’s Charter Night.

Judy has arranged for us to attend the one-year anniversary of the Federal City Rotary Club’s American University Rotaract Club on April 3 at the Mexican Embassy. The cost is $20 per person which includes dinner. Please also consider sponsoring the dinner for one or more students. Judy has also sent out information about this special event. Call her for more information or if you need a ride. Parking is limited.

The District Conference is rapidly approaching. You’ll never regret attending. The Conference will be held on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Please let Bob know if you’re able to help with the Disaster Aid tent. Disaster Aid will be making a presentation at the conference this year.

Slade Child Foundation is hosting the 2018 Spring Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5 -9 PM at the Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD. The evening features musicians donating their musical talents to provide fun and fellowship. Karen can use help. There’s a fee at the door to attend and sponsorships are available.  Contact Karen participate. She has handouts and will be glad to provide any information needed.

Our next Board Meeting is April 11 at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please make sure that you plan to attend because we need a majority of the Board members to attend to conduct business. Members of the incoming Board are also encouraged to attend to start getting your feet wet.

APRIL CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Dr. Bill, Wilmya and Jarriel.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Olive.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

 

April 2018

11   Jarriel Jordan will give his Classification talk.

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Juan-Carlos Arroyo, Loan Officer.  He is going to talk about real estate and focus on home financing since that his expertise. Here are a couple of topics he will touch on.

-Preparing for home ownership

-how credit works and the importance of credit

-how one can use real estate to produce wealth

-synopsis of the current real estate market

Judy will introduce him.

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project. Screen needed.

16   Karen Slade will talk on insurance. Carrie will do introduction.

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting= Karen’s friend will tentatively speak?

27   End of Year Meeting

                        

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- March 28, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Our annual Charter Night has been rescheduled from last week. The Open House/ Happy Hour that was original scheduled for this evening has had to be cancelled to accommodate Charter Night. Charter Night is the annual program in which we honor the special efforts of our members over the last year. To save money for next year, this year’s meeting is a no-frills event. Anyway, a great time is planned. Mary and Joe will Chair the event and Jimmie Gorski will be speaking. Dress is the same as usual. Each member is asked to attend and is entitled to bring one significant other at no cost. The main awards for the night will be the Rotarian of the Year and Hall of Fame awards. Please plan to attend. This is a highlight of the year.

Please let me know if you are unable to attend Charter Night. We need to give the Comfort Inn a good count of the attendees.

Last week’s Charter Night had to be cancelled due to bad weather.

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

Pat Slert has been working diligently on our District Awards presentations and has been a tremendous help to your poor tired Prez. She has even entered our Margaret Brent Project on the District Showcase with pictures.

Former member Jim Miller will be released from Spa Creek Rehab Center in Annapolis on Saturday.

The District Conference is rapidly approaching. Please plan to attend. The Conference will be held on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. You get a discount if you register before March 20th.

Slade Child Foundation is hosting the 2018 Spring Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5 -9 PM at the Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD. The evening features musicians donating their musical talents to provide fun and fellowship. Karen can use help. There’s a fee at the door to attend and sponsorships are available.  Contact Karen participate. She has handouts and will be glad to provide any information needed.

We need better attendance at our meetings. Please try to attend as much as possible. We have fun together and miss you.

 

MARCH CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sharon and Bob and Karen.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Carrie.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

 April 2018

4    Peter Grayson from the District CART leadership group will speak.

11   Jarriel Jordan will give his Classification talk.

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Juan-Carlos Arroyo, Loan Officer. Judy will introduce him.

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project. Screen needed.

16   Karen Slade will talk on insurance. Carrie will do introduction.

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting= Karen’s friend will tentatively speak?

27   End of Year Meeting

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- March 21, 2018 Edition

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Our annual Charter Night is set for this week. This is the program where we honor the special efforts of our members over the last year. In order to save money for next year, this year is a no-frills event. Anyway, a great time is planned. Mary and Joe will Chair the event and Jimmie Gorski will be speaking. Dress is the same as usual. Each member is asked to attend and is entitled to bring one significant other at no cost. The main awards for the night will be the Rotarian of the Year and Hall of Fame awards. Please plan to attend. This is a highlight of the year.

Mr. George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, gave a wonderful presentation last week on fraud and scams in the local area, He was great and has already been asked back to continue his presentation. If it sounds too good, it probably is!

MEMBERSHIP NOTES:

Mary’s roommate, Pat, just had a serious operation. Mary advised that her lab tests thankfully came back in good shape. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Former member Jim Miller remains in Spa Creek Rehab Center in Annapolis. He’s now able to have visitors. Please try to call him or stop in for a visit.

Sandra is still home with the flu. God Bless.

Sharon is relaxing in Florida. Why didn’t she take us?

We need to know how many of our members have attended an Opioid Conference for use in our District Awards presentation. Please email Joe if you’ve attend any of these programs.

Karen is retiring at the end of the month. The very best of luck to her!

The District Conference is rapidly approaching. Please plan to attend. The Conference will be held on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. You get a discount if you register before March 20th.

Slade Child Foundation is hosting the 2018 Spring Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5 -9 PM at the Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD. The evening features musicians donating their musical talents to provide fun and fellowship. Karen can use help. There’s a fee at the door to attend and sponsorships are available.  Contact Karen participate. She has handouts and will be glad to provide any information needed.

We need better attendance at our meetings. Please try to attend as much as possible. We have fun together and miss you.

MARCH CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sharon and Bob.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Carrie.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

March 2018

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

 

April 2018

4    Peter Grayson from the District CART leadership group will speak.

11   Jarriel Jordan will give his Classification talk.

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Regular Meeting Juan-Carlos Arroyo, Loan Officer. Judy will introduce him.

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Regular Meeting- Paul Mahata will speak on his Club’s India Project?

16   Karen Slade will talk on insurance. Carrie will do introduction?

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting= Karen’s friend will tentatively speak?

27   End of Year Meeting

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Sler


Rotary Blade- March 14, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Mr. George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will give a 20 min presentation on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

Our Club Board meeting will be held via teleconference on March 13 at 7:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend.

Last week’s meeting was one of our best with RYLA attendees and family members present for the meeting. Judy ran the meeting with help from Sharon. The students warmed our hearts with stories about how much RYLA meant to them. Mary sponsored several Junior RYLA students who also attended our meeting.

Charter Night is in two weeks. This year is a no-frills night with lots of fellowship and fun. Each member is entitled to bring their spouse or significant other at no cost. Casual dress is encouraged. We’re trying to keep the costs down this year to help our Club budget. Please plan to attend this important event.

CLUB NOTES:

Mary’s roommate, Pat, just had a serious operation. According to Judy, she is recovering well after the surgery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Former member Jim Miller remains in Spa Creek Rehab Center in Annapolis. I’m sure he would love to see or hear from you. He’s been released from isolation--his roommate has now recovered from the flu.

Sandra is also ill with the flu. God Bless.

We need to know how many of our members have attended an Opioid Conference for use in our District Awards presentation. Please email Joe if you’ve attend any of these programs.

Karen is retiring at the end of the month. The very best of luck to her!

Carrie briefed us at last week’s meeting about her attendance at Rotary’s International Women’s Day at the World Bank. She said that three very impressive women spoke to the attendees. They each have devoted their life to help the World and make a difference. Plan to attend next year. You get out of Rotary what you put into Rotary.

Dr. Bill attended Chesapeake PETS last weekend. All reports say he did a great job at the training. Please let Dr. Bill know if you have ideas for projects or fundraisers for the next Rotary year.

The District Conference is rapidly approaching. Please plan to attend. The Conference will be held on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. You get a discount if you register before March 20th.

Slade Child Foundation is hosting the 2018 Spring Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5 -9 PM at the Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD. The evening features musicians donating their musical talents to provide fun and fellowship. Karen can use help. There’s a fee at the door to attend and sponsorships are available.  Contact Karen participate. She has handouts and will be glad to provide any information needed.

MARCH CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sharon and Bob.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Carrie.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

March 2018

21 Charter Night

28 Happy Hour/Open House

 

April 2018

4    Peter Grayson from the District CART leadership group will speak.

11   Jarriel Jordan will give his Classification talk.

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Regular Meeting

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Regular Meeting

16   Regular Meeting

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting

27   End of Year Meeting

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- March 7, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Judy will host our annual RYLA Program. We get to meet and hear from our RYLA students and have a fun day. We are honored to have Judy, Mary and Sharon in our Club who work long hours to produce this program. Some of the students have told me that the program can be life changing. Please bring a friend, or even better, a membership prospect.

Dr. Bill hosted our annual Mystery Dinner last week. He took us to Petie’s Restaurant in Deale. The food was great and the fellowship even better. Dr. Bill even drove the bus/ van. Many thanks to Dr. Bill for all the work to make this a wonderful evening.

CLUB NOTES:

I’m sad to advise that Billy’s uncle recently passed on. Please keep Billy and his family in your prayers.

Judy’s husband, Ed, is recovering nicely from nose surgery. Pat and Joe also visited long time member Jim Miller after his recent surgery and although he was placed in isolation because his roommate had the flu. We were allowed to see him for a moment and he looked in very good shape and seemed to be in very good spirits.

We need help to cover the Disaster Aid tent at the Chesapeake PETS March 2 and 3. Please call Bob if you can help.

The District Conference is scheduled for May 4th and 5th at the Marriott Hotel in College Park- the same place as last year. You get a discount if you sign up early. Give the Conference a try. We have a wonderful time every time we go. Pat and I’ll be there.

Many of our members have just completed our District Awards presentations and we’re putting the final touches on these presentations. Please give them a pat on the back for working so hard on this project. We’re a small club and have done lots of great things this year.

We need to pick up our attendance. We have dropped off in the last few weeks. Please also keep working hard to find the club good new members.

We need speakers for the end of April and many dates in May and June. Please help!

MARCH CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sharon and Bob.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Carrie.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

 

March 2018

14 George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will give 20 min presentation on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

21 Charter Night

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

 

April 2018

4     Potential speaker from the District CART leadership group.

11   Jarriel Jordan will give his Classification talk.

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Regular Meeting

 

May 2018

2     Happy Hour/ Open House

9     Regular Meeting

16   Margaret Brent Day

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6     Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting

27   End of Year Meeting

                     

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- February 21, 2018 Edition

 

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Dr. Bill is hosting our annual Al Maier Mystery Dinner this week. We’ll all meet at his office at 6 PM and have dinner at an unknown location. Dr. Bill has asked everyone to RSVP to him ASAP. Please make every possible effort to attend this wonderful night out. Friends and family are always welcome.

 

CLUB NOTES:

The District Awards are due to me on February 28, 2018. Please start working on your part of the awards if you’ve been given an assignment. I’ll be glad to help anyone if needed.

Bob and Dr. Bill need our help to represent Disaster Aid at various events including Chesapeake PETS. Please let them know when you’re able to help.

Judy, Ed, Mary, and Sharon worked last week at the District RYLA Program. Pat and I attended the Awards Luncheon and left with a warm fuzzy feeling. Our Club leads this wonderful Program which takes year around work and planning. This program clearly transforms students into leaders and Rotary ambassadors.

Several of our Club members received recognition for their service to our Club and the community. Bob received recognition for his leadership and work at the Redskins fundraiser, Judy for her long-term work and leadership with RYLA, Sharon for all the work for our Club’s scholarship program and Sandra for her leadership and work with the Children’s Stuffed Animal Program. We have wonderful committed members who get things done. Bob was also given his member sponsorship pin for bringing Jarriel into the Club as a new member and a new Club name tag.

Special thanks are deserved for Billy’s continuing work to put our Rotary items away after our meetings. This is a lot of work and deserves recognition.

Jim Miller, a friend and former member, has had surgery and will be at the Spa Creek Rehab Center, Annapolis, MD for approximately a week. Please keep him in your prayers.

Mary missed our meeting last week due to emergency dental surgery.

Scott made special efforts to get to our meeting last week fighting heavy traffic. Scott is our unsung hero doing our Treasurers work and commuting a long way to our meetings!

We need to pick up our attendance. We have dropped off in the last few weeks. Please also keep working hard to find the Club good new members.

We need speakers for the end of April and many dates in May and June. Please help!

 

MARCH CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sharon and Bob.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Carrie.

Please remember to get a replacement if you’re unable to attend the assigned meeting.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will give 20 min presentation on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

21 Charter Night

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

 

April 2018

4    Potential speaker from the District CART leadership group.

11   Jarriel Jordan will give his Classification talk.

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Regular Meeting

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Regular Meeting

16   Margaret Brent Day

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting

27   End of Year Meeting

                 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade February 14, 2018 Edition-Meeting Canceled

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: MEETING CANCELLED.

At last week’s meeting it was suggested that we cancel this week’s meeting because of all the member illness, the upcoming RYLA event and Valentine’s Day. A quick poll of our membership found that we would have very poor attendance this week. I’m therefore cancelling this week’s meeting (Feb. 14th). Please spread the word! The next week we will be having our annual Scholarship meeting hosted by Sharon. Please make sure to attend. We need you!

On February 28th Dr. Bill will lead us to our Annual Mystery Dinner destination. Dr. Bill is finalizing the preparations and should have the final details ironed out shortly. Stand by for meeting place and details. Please also think about bringing a friend or better yet a prospect to the Dinner.

 

CLUB NOTES:

Our next Board meeting is set for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM via teleconference.

The District Awards are due soon. Please start working on your part of the awards if you’ve been given an assignment. Contact Joe if you need help.

Judy has been very ill with Strep Throat and Ed has just had facial surgery. Scott has also been sick. Please keep them in your prayers.

Several of our members attended the viewing and service for Wanda Maske. Her husband, Russ, is the longest termed member in our Club and just missed being a Charter member. Wanda’s son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Patti, are also very close friends of many of our members. Wanda was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. The Service was beautifully done.

If any members have issues with the running of the Club, please come to me and I’ll do my best to help you.

We will add Karen and Jarriel to the Sergeant-At-Arms Committee immediately. Karen will be assigned to the “Door” for February with help from Carrie and Mary. Jarriel will be on the “Door” for March with help from Bob and Sharon. Pat has already been doing the “Door” for many meetings so she’ll be on the back burner for this activity. We are asking each new member to accomplish a list of tasks during the first 3 months in the Club. The Sponsors are being asked to function as their mentors and to help them accomplish these tasks.

 

RYLA is fast approaching. Let’s give Judy and her group our full support.

 

FEBRUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Mary, Carrie and Karen

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Scott

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

February 2018

14 Meeting cancelled.

21 Regular Meeting- Sharon hosts scholarship winners

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner. Dr. Bill will be the host.

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will give 20 min presentation on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

21 Charter Night

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

 

April 2018

4    Regular Meeting

11   Regular Meeting

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Regular Meeting

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Regular Meeting

16   Margaret Brent Day

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting

27   End of Year 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade February 7, 2018 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

This week is particularly exciting because Bob will talk to us about both the Rotary Foundation and Disaster Aid. Dr. Bill recently sent out an email laying out the need for our help with Disaster Aid and Bob will tell us what’s needed and how to do it.

 

Last week Karen gave her Classification Talk which by all accounts was a big hit. Many thanks to Dr. Bill for handling the meeting while Pat and I celebrated her retirement - after 36 years!

 

CLUB NOTES:

 

Our next Board meeting is set for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM via teleconference.

 

Karen is off to Florida this week for a quick vacation.

 

We just saw a posting on Facebook from our dear friend Larry Maske that his mother, Wanda, has just been hospitalized with a stroke. Please keep Wanda, Russ and Larry in your thoughts and prayers.

 

We will add Karen and Jarriel to the Sergeant-At-Arms Committee immediately. Karen will be assigned to the “Door” for February with help from Carrie and Mary. Jarriel will be on the “Door” for March with help from Bob and Sharon. Pat has already been doing the “Door” for many meetings so she’ll be on the back burner for this activity. We are asking each new member to accomplish a list of tasks during the first 3 months in the Club. The Sponsors are being asked to function as their mentors and to help them accomplish these tasks.

 

RYLA is fast approaching. Let’s give Judy and her group our full support.

 

FEBRUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

 

On the Door: Mary, Carrie and Karen

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Scott

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

 

February 2018

 

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting- Sharon hosts scholarship winners

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner. Dr. Bill will be the host.

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will give 20 min presentation on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

21 Charter Night

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

 

April 2018

4    Regular Meeting

11   Regular Meeting

18   Regular Meeting- Possible Marg. Brent Challenge Day Event on April 19th.

25   Regular Meeting

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Regular Meeting

16   Margaret Brent Day

23   Regular Meeting

30   Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13   Happy Hour/ Open House

20   Regular Meeting

27   End of Year Meeting

                            

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade, January 25th edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

This week will be a very special program. We will swear in three new members and then ask at least one of them to give their Classification Talk. We’re trying to put the Classification Talks on a fast track, so we can get to know our new members.

Last week’s meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. Judy had a great speaker scheduled and we will do our best to reschedule them.

Last week Dr. Bill, Pat and I joined Bob and several Rotarians from other Clubs to fill the new Disaster Aid shipping container with supplies that had been previously stored in Bob’s storage building. In the true spirit of Rotary, Dr. Bill conned his two wonderful daughters to help us in the cold weather.

Sandra has made arrangements to deliver 50 of the new stuffed animals to Sarah House this Friday, Jan. 19th. Could anyone help her with this delivery? Please contact her directly. I think the time of day is flexible.

 

CLUB NOTES:

Our next Board meeting is set for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM via teleconference.

We will add Karen and Jariel to the Sergeant-At-Arms Committee immediately. Karen will be assigned to the “Door” for February with help from Carrie and Mary. Jariel will be on the “Door” for March with help from Bob and Sharon. Pat has already been doing the “Door” for many meetings so she’ll be on the back burner for this activity. We are asking each new member to accomplish a list of tasks during the first 3 months in the Club. The Sponsors are being asked to function as their mentors and to help them accomplish these tasks. They will be given their list of tasks next week.

Several members still need to pay some outstanding dues. I also need the hours worked for Rotary in December from several members. Please make sure that you’re up to date.

Carrie is visiting England. Bob is on vacation in Florida. Why didn’t they take us?

RYLA is fast approaching. Let’s give Judy and her group our full support.

Dr. Bill will be your Acting Prez on January 31st as Pat and I celebrate her retirement after 37 years at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

JANUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sandra and Billy

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Dr. Bill.

FEBRUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Mary, Carrie and Karen

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Scott & Pat

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

 

January 2018

31 Regular Meeting- Classification Talks.

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting- Bob tentatively will speak on the Rotary Foundation?

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting- Sharon hosts scholarship winners?

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will give 20 min presentation on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. The presentation is sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

21 Charter Night

28 Happy Hour/Open House      

                    

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


ROTARY BLADE JANUARY 17th EDITION

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Mr. David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

Last week Mary was honored by the Club for her tireless work on the Holiday Stocking Project, Holiday Party and numerous other activities to support the Club. Many thanks to Mary!

Bob Grill just sent an accounting of our earnings from the Redskins Fundraiser showing over $4100 in earnings for our Foundation. Bob and all the Rotarians who were able to participate in this fundraiser deserve our thanks for their labors in behalf of the Club. Thank you, thank you!

 CLUB NOTES:

Dr. Bill advises that a group of Rotarians will be meeting this Saturday, Jan. 13 at 9 AM at Bob Grill’s business to clear a space for a container for Disaster Aid supplies. Please help Bob and the other volunteers if possible.

 

Poor Judy was home sick with the flu. Get well soon. Bob is leaving for a couple weeks of vacation starting this Sunday. He’s headed South.

 Please help the Club grow by actively recruiting exception people to become new Club members.

Sharon, Judy and Mary are working on plans to recruit new members and to visit our local high school to establish a working relationship, hopefully leading to a satellite Club and may be an Interact Club. Let’s get behind them!

Thank you to everyone who made exceptional efforts to make our meeting last week. Members were sick, caught in traffic, etc. and still made the meeting.

PDG Andy Baum just sent our Club notice that there are District funds available for grant projects. Please keep this in mind if you have ideas for Club projects.

Dr. Bill is being asked to establish a committee to find new fundraisers for our Club. Please let Bill know if you’d like to be involved.

Billy has been going out of his way to put away our Rotary flags and materials after each meeting. Many thanks!

 

We need speakers for the New Year.

JANUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door: Sandra and Billy

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Dr. Bill.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

January 2018

24 Regular Meeting- Classification Talk?

31 Regular Meeting- Classification Talk?

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting- Bob tentatively will speak on the Rotary Foundation?

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting- Sharon hosts scholarship winners?

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 George Mathews, retired Greenbelt Police Officer, will give 20 min presentation on current local SCAMS and FRAUD. Sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizens Police Academy. Carrie will do introduction.

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade January 10th edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Dr. Bill will introduce Ms. Michelle Clark who will tell us about her charity, the National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of MD.

 

The Club Board Meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM via teleconference at the normal phone number. Please plan to attend. All members are encouraged to attend not just Board members.

 

We had a wonderful Happy Hour/ Open House last week.  The fellowship was great although the laughter was rather loud! Roz was acknowledged for her completion of Parts II and III of the Rotary Leadership Institute. She is now a graduate and potential RLI trainer. Congrats to Roz. Carrie gave an exciting review of an article from the Rotarian Magazine. Go Carrie!

 

CLUB NOTES:

 

Pat is retiring on January 31, 2018 from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab after 30 plus years of hard work. Congrats.

 

Carrie is off to England for three weeks. We’ll miss her.

 

Make sure to turn in make-ups if you have them. It helps our attendance figures and also save you money off your Rotary bill. Board meetings and other Rotary functions count as make-ups.

 

Dr. Bill advises that a group of Rotarians will be meeting this Saturday, Jan. 6 at 9 AM at Bob Grill’s business to clear a space for a container for Disaster Aid supplies. Please help Bob and the other volunteers if possible.

 

The District Awards deadline (March) is rapidly approaching. All our Board members are being asked to review their duties and prepare for the District Awards presentations.

 

Please keep Mary in our thoughts and prayers as she deals with the passing of her brother. God Bless.

 

Governor Greg invites everyone to attend the Opioid Awareness Forum on January 9 at 7 PM at the Charlestown Auditorium. It’s a great program. Try to attend.

 

We need speakers for the New Year.

 

JANUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Sandra and Billy

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Dr. Bill.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

January 2018

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 Regular Meeting

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


ROTARY BLADE JANUARY 3rd EDITION

Happy Holidays!

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

 

Past Prez and District Governor Bob has scheduled a very special program for us this week. Bob won’t give any details, but will only say the speaker is from out of state and will be one of our very best speakers. We have several of our members out of town this week so I’m asking that everyone in town to please make every effort to attend and bring a friend or relative to help us to give the speaker a good audience. Remember the Club pays for the dinner of any prospect.

 

The Club Board meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM via telephone conference call. All members are encouraged to attend.

 

I wanted to thank Mary for putting on a great Holiday Party last week. We had great fun and fellowship. The gift exchange was a highlighted as was the dessert bar. I think Carrie won the gift exchange by taking away Ed’s chocolate bars at the last minute. Billy lit up the place with his new lantern.  I think that everyone had a wonderful time.

 

ELECTION DAY:

Dr. Bill gave the last reading of the nominees for next year’s Board of Directors. By unanimous vote, the slate was elected.

The entire slate of positions for next year is below:

President: Dr. Bill

President Elect: Mary

Vice President: Billy

Treasurer: Scott

Secretary: Roz

Club Service Director: Sandra

Community Service Director: Judy

Youth Services Director: Joanne

International Services Director: Olive

Past President: Joe

Foundation Chair: Bob

Chaplain: Joanne

President’s Advisor: Sharon

 

Please give this group the same great support that you have given me!

CLUB NOTES:

 

I’m very sorry to report that Scott is now in the INOVA Hospital with some type of infection. He’s undergoing tests now. Scott is in the process of moving so this could not come at a worse time. Please keep Scott and his family in your prayers. If you’d like to send him a card, I’d send it to his old address and they’ll forward it to him.

Billy advised that Sharon is ill. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Carrie has become our Rotarian Magazine expert and read us a wonderful article at last week’s meeting. Thanks Carrie.

Pat is just finishing the hours worked for Rotary survey for October and November. If you haven’t yet responded to her emails asking for your hours, please do so. It opens your eyes seeing how many hours are being donated to Rotary.

 

Dr. Bill read a nice note to the Club about our hygiene product donations to the National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of MD.ng to our Club on January 10, 2018. Their President is speaking to our Club on January 10, 2018.

Remember that our next Happy Hour/ Open House is set for the first meeting of the New Year. Please try to bring a prospect or two.

It was great to see that Judy’s husband Ed attended last week’s meeting. Ed and I are big flea market and auction devotees.

 

As per my recent email, Jimmie Gorski has just been selected to be in line to be our District Governor. Please give her your best wishes and your support!

 

The Slade Foundation could use our help. See Karen if you’d like more information about how to help.

 

We need speakers for the New Year.

 

DECEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Olive and Scott.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Roz.

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

A gigantic thank you goes to Bob for all the help and leadership with this project!

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

December 2017

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/Open House

10 Michelle Clark. Dr. Bill will introduce her.

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 Regular Meeting

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


ROTARY BLADE - December 27th Edition

Happy Holidays!

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Past Prez and District Governor Bob has scheduled a very special program for us this week. Bob won’t give any details, but will only say the speaker is from out of state and will be one of our very best speakers. We have several of our members out of town this week so I’m asking that everyone in town to please make every effort to attend and bring a friend or relative to help us to give the speaker a good audience. Remember the Club pays for the dinner of any prospect.

The Club Board meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM via telephone conference call. All members are encouraged to attend.

I wanted to thank Mary for putting on a great Holiday Party last week. We had great fun and fellowship. The gift exchange was a highlighted as was the dessert bar. I think Carrie won the gift exchange by taking away Ed’s chocolate bars at the last minute. Billy lit up the place with his new lantern.  I think that everyone had a wonderful time.

ELECTION DAY:

Dr. Bill gave the last reading of the nominees for next year’s Board of Directors. By unanimous vote, the slate was elected.

The entire slate of positions for next year is below:

President: Dr. Bill

President Elect: Mary

Vice President: Billy

Treasurer: Scott

Secretary: Roz

Club Service Director: Sandra

Community Service Director: Judy

Youth Services Director: Joanne

International Services Director: Olive

Past President: Joe

Foundation Chair: Bob

Chaplain: Joanne

President’s Advisor: Sharon

Please give this group the same great support that you have given me!

 

CLUB NOTES:

 

I’m very sorry to report that Scott is now in the INOVA Hospital with some type of infection. He’s undergoing tests now. Scott is in the process of moving so this could not come at a worse time. Please keep Scott and his family in your prayers. If you’d like to send him a card, I’d send it to his old address and they’ll forward it to him.

 

Billy advised that Sharon is ill. Please keep her in your thoughts.

 

Carrie has become our Rotarian Magazine expert and read us a wonderful article at last week’s meeting. Thanks Carrie.

 

Pat is just finishing the hours worked for Rotary survey for October and November. If you haven’t yet responded to her emails asking for your hours, please do so. It opens your eyes seeing how many hours are being donated to Rotary.

 

Dr. Bill read a nice note to the Club about our hygiene product donations to the National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of MD.ng to our Club on January 10, 2018. Their President is speaking to our Club on January 10, 2018.

 

Remember that our next Happy Hour/ Open House is set for the first meeting of the New Year. Please try to bring a prospect or two.

 

It was great to see that Judy’s husband Ed attended last week’s meeting. Ed and I are big flea market and auction devotees.

 

As per my recent email, Jimmie Gorski has just been selected to be in line to be our District Governor. Please give her your best wishes and your support!

 

The Slade Foundation could use our help. See Karen if you’d like more information about how to help.

 

We need speakers for the New Year.

 

DECEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Olive and Scott.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Roz.

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

A gigantic thank you goes to Bob for all the help and leadership with this project!

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

December 2017

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

 

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/Open House

10 Michelle Clark. Dr. Bill will introduce her.

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 Regular Meeting

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- Edition January 3, 2018

 Happy New Year!

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Our next Happy Hour/ Open House will take place. Dr. Bill will be our host. Please bring lots of friends and prospective members. Please remember that friends have to pay, but prospects are free. 

Bob Grill presented one of our best programs last week. He introduced Ann Dodds to the Club. She has an amazing hobby of researching a WW II plane crash that took place in her neighborhood. Her dedication in finding the relatives of the deceased pilot’s relatives and returning rings and other news discoveries to them is heartwarming. Bob brought many of his family members and a great evening ensured. Thanks Bob and Phyllis. 

ELECTION DAY: 

Dr. Bill gave the last reading of the nominees for next year’s Board of Directors. By unanimous vote, the slate was elected.

The entire slate of positions for next year is below:

President: Dr. Bill

President Elect: Mary

Vice President: Billy

Treasurer: Scott

Secretary: Roz

Club Service Director: Sandra

Community Service Director: Judy

Youth Services Director: Joanne

International Services Director: Olive

Past President: Joe

Foundation Chair: Bob

Chaplain: Joanne

President’s Advisor: Sharon

Please give this group the same great support that you have given me! 

 

CLUB NOTES:

I’m very sad to advise that Mary’s brother has just suddenly passed on. One of her best friends also passed away at the same time. Judy has already sent out viewing and memorial service information to all of us. Please keep Mary in your thoughts and prayers. 

It was nice to have Scott back at our last meeting after an extended illness. Go U.VA.! Remember that Scott has just moved to a new residence and will be getting a new email address shortly. 

Judy missed last week’s meeting due to the flu or something similar. I need to thank her for handling the membership procedures for several potential new members. She’s great! 

Our Club Board meeting will be on January 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM via telephone conference call. All members are always invited. 

We still need speakers for several dates in the next several months. 

I’m asking all our Lane Directors to again review the District Awards criteria to make sure we’re on track. We need to be putting together our presentations within the next few months. We still have time to make a few tweaks to what were already doing. They provide a good framework for the day to day running of Rotary Clubs. 

Remember to congratulate Jimmie Gorski on her District Governor selection. 

 

JANUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Billy and Sandra

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Dr. Bill. 

 

REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:   

The Redskins season has ended. Many thanks to Bob and all our members who were able to man the concession stand. This is our main fundraiser and has helped our Club tremendously. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:  

January 2018 

10 Michelle Clark President, National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of MD will speak.

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 Regular Meeting

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House.           

                

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade January 10th edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Dr. Bill will introduce Ms. Michelle Clark who will tell us about her charity, the National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of MD.

The Club Board Meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM via teleconference at the normal phone number. Please plan to attend. All members are encouraged to attend not just Board members.

We had a wonderful Happy Hour/ Open House last week.  The fellowship was great although the laughter was rather loud! Roz was acknowledged for her completion of Parts II and III of the Rotary Leadership Institute. She is now a graduate and potential RLI trainer. Congrats to Roz. Carrie gave an exciting review of an article from the Rotarian Magazine. Go Carrie!

CLUB NOTES:

Pat is retiring on January 31, 2018 from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab after 30 plus years of hard work. Congrats.

Carrie is off to England for three weeks. We’ll miss her.

Make sure to turn in make-ups if you have them. It helps our attendance figures and also save you money off your Rotary bill. Board meetings and other Rotary functions count as make-ups.

Dr. Bill advises that a group of Rotarians will be meeting this Saturday, Jan. 6 at 9 AM at Bob Grill’s business to clear a space for a container for Disaster Aid supplies. Please help Bob and the other volunteers if possible.

The District Awards deadline (March) is rapidly approaching. All our Board members are being asked to review their duties and prepare for the District Awards presentations.

Please keep Mary in our thoughts and prayers as she deals with the passing of her brother. God Bless.

Governor Greg invites everyone to attend the Opioid Awareness Forum on January 9 at 7 PM at the Charlestown Auditorium. It’s a great program. Try to attend.

We need speakers for the New Year.

 

JANUARY

CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Sandra and Billy

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Dr. Bill.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

January 2018

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 Regular Meeting

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade- January 3 Edition 2018

Happy New Year!

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Our next Happy Hour/ Open House will take place. Dr. Bill will be our host. Please bring lots of friends and prospective members. Please remember that friends have to pay, but prospects are free. 

Bob Grill presented one of our best programs last week. He introduced Ann Dodds to the Club. She has an amazing hobby of researching a WW II plane crash that took place in her neighborhood. Her dedication in finding the relatives of the deceased pilot’s relatives and returning rings and other news discoveries to them is heartwarming. Bob brought many of his family members and a great evening ensured. Thanks Bob and Phyllis. 

ELECTION DAY: 

Dr. Bill gave the last reading of the nominees for next year’s Board of Directors. By unanimous vote, the slate was elected.

The entire slate of positions for next year is below:

President: Dr. Bill

President Elect: Mary

Vice President: Billy

Treasurer: Scott

Secretary: Roz

Club Service Director: Sandra

Community Service Director: Judy

Youth Services Director: Joanne

International Services Director: Olive

Past President: Joe

Foundation Chair: Bob

Chaplain: Joanne

President’s Advisor: Sharon

Please give this group the same great support that you have given me! 

 

CLUB NOTES:

I’m very sad to advise that Mary’s brother has just suddenly passed on. One of her best friends also passed away at the same time. Judy has already sent out viewing and memorial service information to all of us. Please keep Mary in your thoughts and prayers. 

It was nice to have Scott back at our last meeting after an extended illness. Go U.VA.! Remember that Scott has just moved to a new residence and will be getting a new email address shortly. 

Judy missed last week’s meeting due to the flu or something similar. I need to thank her for handling the membership procedures for several potential new members. She’s great! 

Our Club Board meeting will be on January 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM via telephone conference call. All members are always invited. 

We still need speakers for several dates in the next several months. 

I’m asking all our Lane Directors to again review the District Awards criteria to make sure we’re on track. We need to be putting together our presentations within the next few months. We still have time to make a few tweaks to what were already doing. They provide a good framework for the day to day running of Rotary Clubs. 

Remember to congratulate Jimmie Gorski on her District Governor selection. 

 

JANUARY CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Billy and Sandra

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Dr. Bill. 

 

REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:   

The Redskins season has ended. Many thanks to Bob and all our members who were able to man the concession stand. This is our main fundraiser and has helped our Club tremendously. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:  

January 2018 

10 Michelle Clark President, National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of MD will speak.

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 Regular Meeting

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House.           

                

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade - December 27th Edition

Happy Holidays

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

 

Past Prez and District Governor Bob has scheduled a very special program for us this week. Bob won’t give any details, but will only say the speaker is from out of state and will be one of our very best speakers. We have several of our members out of town this week so I’m asking that everyone in town to please make every effort to attend and bring a friend or relative to help us to give the speaker a good audience. Remember the Club pays for the dinner of any prospect.

 

The Club Board meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM via telephone conference call. All members are encouraged to attend.

I wanted to thank Mary for putting on a great Holiday Party last week. We had great fun and fellowship. The gift exchange was a highlighted as was the dessert bar. I think Carrie won the gift exchange by taking away Ed’s chocolate bars at the last minute. Billy lit up the place with his new lantern.  I think that everyone had a wonderful time.

 

ELECTION DAY:

 

Dr. Bill gave the last reading of the nominees for next year’s Board of Directors. By unanimous vote, the slate was elected.

 

The entire slate of positions for next year is below:

President: Dr. Bill

President Elect: Mary

Vice President: Billy

Treasurer: Scott

Secretary: Roz

Club Service Director: Sandra

Community Service Director: Judy

Youth Services Director: Joanne

International Services Director: Olive

Past President: Joe

Foundation Chair: Bob

Chaplain: Joanne

President’s Advisor: Sharon

Please give this group the same great support that you have given me!

 

CLUB NOTES:

 

I’m very sorry to report that Scott is now in the INOVA Hospital with some type of infection. He’s undergoing tests now. Scott is in the process of moving so this could not come at a worse time. Please keep Scott and his family in your prayers. If you’d like to send him a card, I’d send it to his old address and they’ll forward it to him.

Billy advised that Sharon is ill. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Carrie has become our Rotarian Magazine expert and read us a wonderful article at last week’s meeting. Thanks Carrie.

Pat is just finishing the hours worked for Rotary survey for October and November. If you haven’t yet responded to her emails asking for your hours, please do so. It opens your eyes seeing how many hours are being donated to Rotary.

Dr. Bill read a nice note to the Club about our hygiene product donations to the National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of MD.ng to our Club on January 10, 2018. Their President is speaking to our Club on January 10, 2018.

Remember that our next Happy Hour/ Open House is set for the first meeting of the New Year. Please try to bring a prospect or two.

 

It was great to see that Judy’s husband Ed attended last week’s meeting. Ed and I are big flea market and auction devotees.

 

As per my recent email, Jimmie Gorski has just been selected to be in line to be our District Governor. Please give her your best wishes and your support!

The Slade Foundation could use our help. See Karen if you’d like more information about how to help.

We need speakers for the New Year.

 

DECEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

 

On the Door: Olive and Scott.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Roz.

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

@ A gigantic thank you goes to Bob for all the help and leadership with this project!
 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

December 2017

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/Open House

10 Michelle Clark. Dr. Bill will introduce her.

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend.

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14 Regular Meeting

21 Charter Night (date to be announced)

28 Happy Hour/Open House 

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade - December 13, 2017 edition
 

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: 

Rev. Penn will be our Honored speaker again this year. He’s the leader of the local Holiday Stocking Project. We need to have our stockings filled with the child’s name on the bag and inside of the bag. Most of us use garbage bags for this project. Please wrap the packages. If a problem presents its self about bringing the packages to this week’s meeting, please call Mary and work out an alternative method of delivery. We don’t want to disappoint these children. Many thanks to Mary for her leadership on this project.

Our Club Board meeting is next Tuesday, Dec. 12th, at 7:30 PM. We need good attendance- please. The same phone number as usual works for this meeting.

At last week’s meeting we installed Lt. Jarriel Jordan as an Honorary member. He was very touched and said that he would like to become a regular member. Wow!

Bob is giving an Orientation program for potential members before our meeting at 5:45 PM. We already have three confirmed attendees. Let’s really push to build our membership. I think that the ball has started to roll. Let’s really work hard to add some great new members. Potential new members are welcome to attend the Orientation.

CLUB NOTES:  

Dr. Bill did the first reading of the proposed slate of Officers for next year. There were no additional nominations. There will be two more readings and then a final vote.

This Saturday Dr. Bill is hosting Disaster Aid training. I’m sure he would welcome any member who would like to help. Sadly, I put the wrong date last week. Sorry.

The Happy Hour/Open House seemed to be a big hit. Several members told me that they had a great time. We also had several potential members in attendance. It was nice to see old members Wallis and Eolia Sibila and Bob’s wife and son. Karen also brought a friend and potential member. Let me know what you think about this format.

We need speakers for the New Year.

PLEASE HELP!

This year’s main focus is to build our membership numbers. We need to work harder to find new members. We are a small Club and need every member to give this task maximum effort. We have been bringing very few prospects to the meetings. As most of us discussed at the Board meeting, we’ll have to consider raising our dues if we aren’t able to add new members to help with the load. Remember- Pat and I’ll buy your dinner the night of the induction of any new member that you propose.

 

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Olive and Scott.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Roz.

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

December 2017

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

 

January 2018

3    Happy Hour/Open House

10  Michelle Clark. Dr. Bill will introduce her.

17 David Slomkowsk, Executive Director of Athletes Serving Athletes will speak. Judy will do the introduction. James Banks, the Program’s first athlete will also attend. He needs a screen, power point/ lap top.

24  Regular Meeting

31  Regular Meeting

 

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14  Happy Hour/ Open House

21  Regular Meeting

28  Al Maier Mystery Dinner

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14  Regular Meeting

21  Charter Night (date to be announced)

28  Happy Hour/Open House 

                           

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert

 


Rotary Blade - December 6, 2017 edition

Dear Rotarians,   

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: 

Dr. Bill will host a Happy Hour/ Open House at the Comfort Inn. Please bring friends and potential new members to this fellowship activity. Dr. Bill, on behalf of the Nominating Committee, will also take a minute for the first reading of next year’s nominations for our Board. He will read the nominees two more times and then take a Club vote. Feel free to nominate additional members for the positions on the Board at any of the three meetings.

At this meeting we also plan to install Lt. Jarriel Jordan as an Honorary member.

Our next Board meeting is Dec. 12th at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please plan to attend.

CLUB NOTES:

Last week Roz gave a great program! It was of the best that I can remember. Many of our members also stayed to help stuff Disaster Aid envelopes. I’m proud of everyone! Judy is moving full tilt on this year’s RLYA Conference.

Carrie gave us an update on the Rotarian magazine. She also brought a potential new member, Karen Slade, to the meeting. Go Carrie!

It’s wonderful to have Sharon back with us. She has some great membership development ideas.

Olive had to work and missed our meeting. We missed her.

This Saturday Dr. Bill is hosting Disaster Aid training. I’m sure he would welcome any member who would like to help.

Dr. Bill continues to lead the collection of items for the National Federation for the Blind of Maryland, National Harbor Chapter. They hope to provide hygiene products to local homeless people. Dr. Bill has sent out a list of products needed for his collection. Let’s get behind this wonderful project. Hint- the Dollar stores have great things. Dr. Bill had the leader of the project at our last meeting. We have our fingers crossed that she might decide to join our Club someday.

We need speakers for the New Year.

PLEASE HELP!

This year’s main focus is to build our membership numbers. We need to work harder to find new members. We are a small Club and need every member to give this task maximum effort. We have been bringing very few prospects to the meetings. As most of us discussed at the Board meeting, we’ll have to consider raising our dues if we aren’t able to add new members to help with the load. Remember- Pat and I’ll buy your dinner the night of the induction of any new member that you propose.

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Olive and Scott.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Roz.

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

December 2017

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program. Our gifts are due to be turned in to Rev. Penn on this date.

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/ Open House

10 Regular Meeting

17 Regular Meeting

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

Sincerely,

Pat& Joe Slert


The Rotary Blade- November 29, 2017 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: 

Roz will speak on her certification training as a Human Behavioral Consultant. This should be a great program!

CLUB NOTES:

Bob just had a milestone birthday. Happy Birthday!

Billy, Sandra and Olive did a wonderful job delivering the Holidays basket food stuffs to the Food Bank. I hope that everyone got to see the wonderful pictures they sent out. Another heartwarming project by our Club. Thanks to Billy, Sandra Olive and our entire Club.

Mary has distributed the names of the children for our Holiday Stocking Project. Please let Mary know if you need help. We don’t want to disappoint the kids.

Check out our Facebook and website sites for some nice pictures. Also, remember to sign in on Meet Up. Pat, Dr. Bill and Judy work hard to keep these sites in excellent shape.

Scott just brought to my attention that some of the Blades have had problems in their transmission and have been almost unreadable. Please let me know if you have this problem and I’ll resend them. Pat is going to help me use a new computer program to try to correct the problem. Please don’t suffer in silence- let me know.

Dr. Bill is leading a collection for the National Federation for the Blind of Maryland, National Harbor Chapter to provide hygiene productions to local homeless people. Dr. Bill has sent out a list of products needed for his collection. Let’s get behind this wonderful project. Hint- the Dollar stores have great things.

Dr. Bill and the Nominating Committee are working on next year’s slate of Officers. Please let them know if you’re able to serve and in what capacity. We need you!

We need speakers for the New Year.

We just got a reminder from the District that the District Awards submissions are due in March. Everyone has been given the Awards criteria. Our Board members are being asked to prepare the presentations when the time comes. Now is the time for us to review the criteria and do what is possible to meet the elements sited on the criteria. One of the main criteria is to grow our membership so let’s go full tilt on this mission.

PLEASE HELP!

This year’s main focus is to build our membership numbers. We need to work harder to find new members. We are a small Club and need every member to give this task maximum effort. We have been bringing very few prospects to the meetings. As most of us discussed at the Board meeting, we’ll have to consider raising our dues if we aren’t able to add new members to help with the load. Remember- Pat and I’ll buy your dinner the night of the induction of any new member that you propose.

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Roz and Wilmya.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Scott 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

December 2017

6 Open House/ Happy Hour. Please bring a prospect.

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program.

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/ Open House

10 Regular Meeting

17 Regular Meeting- Sharon?

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


ROTARY BLADE - NOVEMBER 22, 2017 EDITION   

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: 

No meeting this week. Happy Thanksgiving!             

CLUB NOTES:

The Club has a wonderful heart! Billy and Sandra have led our annual Holiday Basket drive. Our members purchased piles of food and a few checks too. Several members mentioned that the project gave them the warm and fuzzies. Me too.

Scott just brought to my attention that some of the Blades have had problems in their transmission and have been almost unreadable. Please let me know if you have this problem and I’ll resend them. Pat is going to help me use a new computer program to try to correct the problem. Please don’t suffer in silence- let me know.

Dr. Bill is leading a collection for the National Federation for the Blind of Maryland, National Harbor Chapter to provide hygiene productions to local homeless people. Dr. Bill has sent out a list of products needed for his collection. Let’s get behind this wonderful project. Hint- the Dollar stores have great things.

Dr. Bill and the Nominating Committee are working on next year’s slate of Officers. Please let them know if you’re able to serve and in what capacity. We need you!

Sandra has injured her back, but she still plans to go shopping with Billy this Saturday for the Holiday Basket project. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Roz just flew into town and still made it the meeting. Thanks Roz!

Bob gave us a great speaker last week about Disaster Aid and his visit to Puerto Rico. Bob also reminded anyone able to contribute $100 to the Club Foundation to replace the money that the Club already donated in your name.

Mary had wonderful news that John Hogland and his wife contacted her and sent lots of old Club pictures to her. The pictures show many of our prior members and current members participating in Club activities. It reminds us of the wonderful legacy our Club has. Mary hopes that John and his wife will make one of our upcoming meetings. John’s a great member who suffered a very serious injury several years ago. We miss him and his wife!

We need speakers for the New Year. Please help.

 

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:      

On the Door: Roz and Wilmya.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Scott *

*Last week Scott showed that you can continue to eat and still be the High Sheriff. Scott is a true multi-tasker!

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Nov. 23 - New York Giants at 8:30 PM.

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

November 2017 

22 No Meeting- Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 Roz will speak on her certification training as a Human Behavioral Consultant. 

December 2017

6 Open House/ Happy Hour. Please bring a prospect.

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program.

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/ Open House

10 Regular Meeting

17 Regular Meeting

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


ROTARY BLADE - NOVEMBER 15, 2017 EDITION

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: 

Bob Grill will introduce Mr. Roberto "Tito" Reconco. He will speak on his deployment to Puerto Rico for Disaster Aid USA.

Please remember the Board meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 PM via teleconference. We need the entire Club leadership group to participate. Please.

CLUB NOTES:

Dr. Bill and Roz gave wonderful classification talks at last week’s meeting. They gave touching talks and helped us realize what great people are in our Club.

Dr. Bill is leading a collection for the National Federation for the Blind of Maryland, National Harbor Chapter to provide hygiene products to local homeless people. Dr. Bill has sent out a list of products needed for his collection. Let’s get behind this wonderful project. Hint - the Dollar stores have great things.

Bob needs as many Rotarians as possible to participate in the Redskins project. We can’t donate to the many worthwhile projects that come to us for help without money coming into the Foundation. The Redskins is our only significant fund raiser. Please help!

Billy and Sandra are collecting food items for our Thanksgiving basket project. They will send out a list of items needed for the baskets. Please help with this very worthwhile project. The items need to be given to Sandra and Billy by next week’s meeting. Please bring them to the meeting next week or make other arrangements with Billy and Sandra. Let’s get in the Holiday Spirit.

Remember to thank Mary for the tasty desserts at the meetings!

Check our website for some great pictures from Margaret Brent thanks to Billy and Pat. You might want to check our Facebook page too.

Remember to use Meetup. Judy is working hard every week to update this site.

Sharon is back in New York for business, but should be back with us in December.

Wilmya and Pete continue to be regulars at the Redskins along with Bob and Phyllis.

Judy seriously injured her hand. It was sad seeing her try to eat left handed. Please keep her in your thoughts.

We need speakers for the New Year. Please help.

 

NOVEMBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:    

On the Door: Roz and Wilmya.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Scott 

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Nov. 12 - Minnesota Vikings at 1 PM.

Nov. 23 - New York Giants at 8:30 PM.

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

November 2017 

22 No Meeting- Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 Roz will speak on her certification training as a Human Behavioral Consultant. 

December 2017

6 Open House/ Happy Hour. Please bring a prospect.

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program.

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob Grill will introduce Anne Dodds. She is coming from Paradise Pennsylvania to speak about her most interesting hobby. The exact topic is being withheld as a surprise, but Bob sez it’ll be one of our best programs.

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/ Open House

10 Regular Meeting

17 Regular Meeting

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner 

Sincerely,

Pat& Joe Slert


Rotary Blade - November 8, 2017 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING: 

Dr. Bill and Sharon Tolliver will do their Classification talks. 

CLUB NOTES:

Scott did his usual great job of setting up our Margaret Brent Fun Day. Scott came from a sick bed to get his job done. We had a wonderful turnout. Olive, Sandra, Billy, Phyllis and Pat were great with the clown and Pumpkin Pitch. Dr. Bill, Scott and Bob worked with the horses and the kids loved it. Judy, Ed, Joanne and Mary handled the food and shopping. Dr. Bill and Sharon Tolliver will do their Classification talks. The kids and the staff really enjoyed the pizza, drinks and cookies. We have a great team!

The tentative new program schedule for the first six months of the New Year has been sent out with the addition of Open House/ Happy Hour meetings. We need good speakers for our open dates. Please help.

We need as many members as possible to help with the Redskins games. We only earn money when we provide workers.

Judy and Ed are planting trees in their yard and dedicating them to our Plant a Tree project.

Dr. Bill has proposed that we honor a local citizen/ business person for recognition at each of our new Open House/ Happy Hours. We’ll be talking about this at our Board meeting on Nov. 14th.

Dr. Bill is the Chair of our Nominating Committee. Please let him know of your willingness to serve for next Rotary year.

Remember your change for the CART Project. It adds up..

Sharon and Judy are finalizing plans to visit a local high school to start work on a satellite Club and a Rotaract Club. Mary, Sharon and Judy have been working hard on these ideas. Great work!

Dr. Bill and Olive are planning meet and get the Nigerian Water Project to back on track. Let’s give them all our support.

Pat and I will buy dinner for any member who brings a new person into the Club. There is a free lunch (dinner).

 

OCTOBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:    

On the Door: Roz and Wilmya.

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Scott

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Nov. 12 - Minnesota Vikings at 1 PM.

Nov. 23 - New York Giants at 8:30 PM.

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM.

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

November 2017 

15 Bob Grill will introduce our speaker. The speaker is Roberto "Tito" Reconco. He will speak on his deployment to Puerto Rico for DAUSA.

22 No Meeting- Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 Roz will speak on her certification training as a Human Behavioral Consultant. 

December 2017

6 Open House/ Happy Hour. Please bring a prospect.

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob Grill will provide a speaker. Details to follow.

January 2018

3   Happy Hour/ Open House

10 Regular Meeting

17 Regular Meeting

24 Regular Meeting

31 Regular Meeting

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14 Happy Hour/ Open House

21 Regular Meeting

28 Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert


Rotary Blade Update- Margaret Brent School October 31, 2017

Rotary Blade Update- Margaret Brent This Tuesday

Dear Rotarians, Please remember that Margaret Brent is this Tuesday from 10 AM until 2 PM. We need everyone to attend. Please don't let the kids down. No meeting on Wednesday this week.

We worked 604 hours for Rotary in September. WOW! I'm proud of you. At $20 an hour, we contributed $12,080 to the community.

Our Board meeting will be on Nov. 14 at 7:30 PM via teleconference. Please plan to attend. We need you to attend so we can vote on our many pending issues.

Here is an updated Calendar of Events showing the new Open House/ Happy Hour meeting dates as well as open dates where we need speakers. Please help me in this area.

Rotary Calendar:

31 Marg. Brent Fun Day. Note this is a Tuesday during the day..

November 2017

1 Meeting Canceled due to Marg. Brent Fun Day.

8 Dr. Bill and Sharon Tolliver will do their Classification talks. 

15 Bob Grill will introduce our speaker. The speaker is Roberto "Tito" Reconco. He will speak on his deployment to Puerto Rico for DAUSA.

22 No Meeting- Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 Roz will speak on her certification training as a Human Behavioral Consultant. 

December 2017

6 Open House

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob tentatively has speaker.

January 2018

3    Happy Hour/ Open House

10  Regular Meeting

17  Regular Meeting

24  Regular Meeting

31  Regular Meeting

February 2018

7   Regular Meeting

14  Happy Hour/ Open House

21  Regular Meeting

28  Al Maier Mystery Dinner

 

March 2018

7   Judy will introduce our annual RYLA Program participants.

14  Regular Meeting

21  Charter Night (date to be announced)

28  Happy Hour/ Open House

 

April 2018

4    Regular Meeting

11  Club Meeting

18  Regular Meeting

25  Regular Meeting

 

May 2018

2    Happy Hour/ Open House

9    Regular Meeting

16  Margaret Brent Day

23  Regular Meeting

30  Regular Meeting

 

June 2018

6    Regular Meeting

13  Happy Hour/ Open House 20  Regular Meeting

27  End of Year Meeting

  


Rotary Blade - October 25, 2017 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Lt. Jarriel Jordan will speak about the Foundation that he started. Bob Grill will handle the introduction. 

CLUB NOTES 

Sandra is still under the weather. Please keep her in your thoughts. 

The Club voted unanimously to have the next Happy Hour except for Dr. Bill who voted both for and against the function. He’s going to be our leader. Please work hard to invite worthy prospects to this function. We need everyone to pitch in. 

Bob will be sending out information about a Disaster Aid fundraiser coming up shortly. It is being sponsored by the Potomac Club. Bob also announced that Disaster Aid has collected more than $200,000. Let’s all cheer on Bob and his group’s work to help the hurricane victims. 

We’ve really missed Judy the last two weeks. 

Remember to visit our Rotary website and our Facebook page. Bill and Pat have posted some wonderful pictures. 

I don’t want us to forget all the work Scott does to be our Treasurer. He works constantly to keep us financially up to date and in the green. Many thanks.

Carrie hit a home run with her speaker last week.  Marlee Kingsley was an outstanding speaker. 

Dr. Bill is looking for vocational speakers for this Friday for a local school. Please call him ASASP if you can help.

Rotarian Roberto "Tito" Reconco was a visitor at the meeting and will be our speaker on Nov. 15th. 

Isn’t Joanne a great Happy Dollars person? Thanks to Joanne for pinch hitting for Sandra the last couple weeks.

 

OCTOBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:    

On the Door: Mary and Sandra

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Sandra 

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Oct.  29 - Cowboys at 4:25 PM. Call time is 12:25 PM.

Nov. 12 - Minnesota Vikings at 1 PM.

Nov. 23 - New York Giants at 8:30 PM.

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM.

 

ROTARY PROJECT DATES:

October 2017

31 - Margaret Brent Fun Day - Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. We need everyone to make this a big success. 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

October 2017  

31 - Margaret Brent Fun Day - Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. We need everyone to make this a big success.

December 

6-  Open House/ Happy Hour. Prospects needed.

 

November 2017

1 Meeting canceled due to yesterday’s Marg. Brent event.

8 Dr. Bill and Sharon Tolliver will do their Classification talks. 

15 Bob Grill will introduce our speaker. The speaker is Roberto "Tito" Reconco. He will speak on his deployment to Puerto Rico for DAUSA.

22 No Meeting- Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 Roz will speak on her certification training as a Human Behavioral Consultant. 

December 2017

6 Open House

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program

20 Holiday Party

27 Bob Grill will provide a speaker. Details to follow.

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert

 

Rotary Blade - October 18th 2017 Edition

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Ms. Marlee Kingsley, Consultant & Rotaract Scholarship winner will speak. Carrie will do the introduction. 

We had a great turnout for the Tree Planting Project! Leader Carrie lead a group comprised of Judy, Ed C., Wilmya, Olive and Joe. Judy also arranged to have our friend Navin and a fellow Federal City Club member to attend to help us dig. It was great to see a bunch of trees in the ground. It was a labor of love because the ground was hard, the weather hot and the Prez tired.

 

The Board meeting was poorly attended this week. We will have to send out the Minutes and Treasurer’s report for final approval because we lacked enough members for a valid vote. We’re asking all Board members to try to attend or let us know in advance.

 

Billy arranged for a great speaker at our last meeting and she also seemed to have an interest in joining Rotary. Good work Billy!

 

CLUB NOTES

It was great to have Bob, Joanne and Pat back with us after bouts of illnesses. Sandra has also been ill and wasn’t able to make the meeting. Please keep her in your prayers.

 

Scott continues preparations for Margaret Brent Fun Day. Please plan to attend.

Thanks to Dr. Bill and Pat for putting pictures of our Tree Planting Project on our website and Facebook. We were also able to get another add for our Club in the Knights of Columbus newsletter. Please try to find other ways to disseminate information about our Club and need for good new members.

Dr. Bill is scheduled to attend the first session of Pre-PETS on Oct. 21st in Bowie.

The Club gave a strong thumbs up to participating in the Spring Bowie Yard Sale. Please save your useable items for sale at the Yard Sale. We need lots of stuff to make good money.

 

Please remember that we’ll pay for our members to attend RLI. We’ll pay the entire fee for level 1 and half for level 2 & 3.

Thanks to Joanne for pinch hitting for Sandra as the High Sheriff this week.

Please keep the Redskins and Disaster Aid in your thoughts. We need your help!

We need speakers for Nov. 15th & 29th and Dec. 27th. Please help.

 

OCTOBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:    

On the Door: Mary and Sandra

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Sandra 

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Oct. 15 - 49ers at 1 PM. Call time is 9 AM.

Oct. 29 - Cowboys at 4:25 PM. Call time is 12:25 PM.

Nov. 12 - Minnesota Vikings at 1 PM.

Nov.23 - New York Giants at 8:30 PM.

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

 

ROTARY PROJECT DATES:

October 2017

31 - Margaret Brent Fun Day - Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. We need everyone to make this a big success. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

October 2017 

25 - Lt. Jarriel Jordan will speak about the Foundation that he started. Bob Grill will handle the introduction. 

31 - Margaret Brent Fun Day - Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. We need everyone to make this a big success.

 

November 2017

1 - Meeting canceled due to yesterday’s Marg. Brent event.

8 - Classification Meeting - tentatively.

15 - Speaker needed. 

22 - No Meeting - Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 - Speaker needed. 

 

December 2017

6 - Open House

13 - Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program

20 - Holiday Party

27 - Speaker needed.                                                          

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert

 

Rotary Blade - October 11, 2017

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

This Saturday is the Plant a Tree project at the Bladensburg Waterfront starting at 9 AM. Please bring a shovel. This is a new project for our Club and we hope to plant at least one tree for each member. Many thanks to Carrie for her leadership in this project.

This week’s Program: Adrienne M. Smith, PhD, MS, CHES, Public Health Advisor, Division of Outreach and Collaboration. The presentation will be about Women’s health. Billy advises that this is a must attend for our female members.

Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 PM - Monthly Board Meeting via teleconference. Mary will send out the telephone number to use for the meeting.

CLUB NOTES

Bob is now home after successful surgery on his leg. He has a new stent and was sent home the same day as the operation. He’s having difficulty walking, but hopes to make this week’s meeting. Please keep him in your prayers.

Pat is recovering from surgery on her sinus cavity but she should be able to make next week’s meeting. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts.

Many thanks to Judy, Dr. Bill, Sharon and Mary for a great Happy Hour/Open House last week. They did a great job!

Please keep the Redskins and Disaster Aid in your thoughts. We need your help!

We need speakers for Nov. 15th & 29th and Dec. 27th. Please help.

We have a great Club!
 

OCTOBER CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:    

On the Door: Mary and Sandra

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Sandra 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Oct. 15 - 49ers at 1 PM. Call time is 9 AM.

Oct. 29 - Cowboys at 4:25 PM. Call time is 12:25 PM.

Nov. 12 - Minnesota Vikings at 1 PM.

Nov.23 - New York Giants at 8:30 PM.

Dec. 17 - Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24 - Denver Broncos at 1 PM. 

ROTARY PROJECT DATES:

October 2017

7 - Tree Planting Project at the Bladensburg Waterfront at 9 AM.

10 - Club Board Meeting at 7:30 PM via teleconference.

31 - Margaret Brent Fun Day- Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. We need everyone to make this a big success. 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

October 2017 

18 - Marlee Kingsley, Consultant & Rotaract Scholarship winner will speak. Carrie will do introduction. 

25 - Lt. Jarriel Jordan will speak about the Foundation that he started. Bob Grill will handle the introduction. 

31 - Margaret Brent Fun Day - Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. We need everyone to make this a big success.

November 2017

1 - Meeting canceled due to yesterday’s Marg. Brent event.

8 - Classification Meeting - tentative.

15 - Speaker needed. 

22 - No Meeting - Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 - Speaker needed. 

December 2017

6 - Open House

13 - Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program

20 - Holiday Party

27 - Speaker needed.                                                          

 

Sincerely,

Pat& Joe Slert


Rotary Blade for Meeting Date September 26, 2017

Dear Rotarians,  

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

This week we have our first Happy Hour/ Open House of the Rotary year. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring potential new members to an informal Club activity. We badly need new members. Please do your very best to support this Club initiative. We need all hands on deck for this. Potential new members are paid for by the Club.

This Saturday is the Plant a Tree project at the Bladensburg Waterfront starting at 9 AM. Please bring a shovel. This is a new project for our Club and we hope to plant at least one tree for each member. Many thanks to Carrie for her leadership in this project.

CLUB NOTES:

AUGUST CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:    

On the Door: Mary and Sandra

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Sandra

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Oct. 15th- 49ers at 1 PM. Call time is 9 AM.

Oct. 29th- Cowboys at 4:25 PM. Call time is 12:25 PM.

Nov. 12-  Minnesota Vikings at 1 PM.

Nov.23-  New York Giants at 8:30 PM.

Dec. 17- Arizona Cardinals at 1 PM.

Dec. 24- Denver Broncos at 1 PM.

 

ROTARY PROJECT DATES:

September 2017 

30   Rotary Tree Planting Project at 9 AM. Carrie will be sending more info when available. 

31 Margaret Brent Fun Day- Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. 

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS: 

October 2017 

31 Margaret Brent Fun Day- Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement.

11 Adrienne M. Smith, PhD, MS, CHES, Public Health Advisor, Division of Outreach and Collaboration. The presentation will be about Women’s health. Billy advises that this is a must attend for our female members.

 18Marlee Kingsley, Consultant & Rotaract Scholarship winner will speak. Carrie will do introduction. 

25 Lt.Jarriel Jordan will speak about the Foundation that he started. Bob Grill will handle the introduction. 

31 Margaret Brend Fun Day- Tuesday from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please plan to attend or try to find a replacement. We need everyone to make this a big success.

November 2017

1 Meeting canceled due to yesterday’s Marg. Brent event.

8 Classification Meeting tentatively.

15 Speaker needed. 

22 No Meeting- Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 Speaker needed. 

December 2017

6   Open House

13 Christmas Stocking & Rev. Penn Program

20 Holiday Party

27 Speaker needed.                                                            

 

Sincerely,

Pat& Joe Slert

 


Rotary Blade for Meeting Date August 30, 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

Judy, Sharon and Mary will continue our discussion on membership development. Sharon will also lead a discussion about consolidation of some Club assignments.

REMEMBER:

  • REMEMBER TO SAVE ITEMS FOR THE BAYSOX YARD SALE ON SEPTEMBER 23RD.

  • REMEMBER TO CONTRIBUTE TO DISASTER AID IF POSSIBLE. PLEASE KEEP THE HURRICANE VICTIMS IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

  • THE DISTRICT IS ASKING THAT WE HAVE AT LEAST 4 MEMBERS ATTEND AN UPCOMING OPIOID CONFERENCE. PAT AND I ARE ATTENDING THE SESSION IN HYATTSVILLE ON Sept. 14th. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US. THE SESSION IS FREE, BUT YOU NEED TO REGISTER WITH THE DISTRICT.THE DISTRICT ALSO ASKS THAT WE TO HAVE ALL OF OUR MEMBERS COMPLETE THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI). THERE IS A SESSION COMING UP SOON IN BOWIE. WE HELP WITH THE FEE.

    • Part 1 , 2, and 3 of the Rotary Leadership Institute will be held on Saturday, September 16th in Bowie, MD. Registration starts at 8:30 (with some goodies and coffee) and goes until about 4:30 pm. Lunch and break munchies are included. For more information and to register go to: h ttp:// www.rli33.org/ and click on Event Registration then scroll down to Bowie, MD and click on Register. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU’RE ARE TO ATTEND.

  • REMEMBER THAT OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING IS ON SEPTEMBER 19TH AT 7:30 pm VIA TELECONFERENCE.

 

CLUB NOTES:

Many thanks to Sandra and her wonderful granddaughter for their presentation at last week’s program.

It was great to have Bob and Wilmya back with us. They were badly missed.

Dr. Bill, Billy and Sandra are working on a night out at the movies and/or the Dinner Theater. If you have some good ideas, please let them know.

We are being asked to keep track of our Rotary work hours and report them to the District every month. If you haven’t let Joe know of your work hours, please email him ASAP. Thanks.

The Assignment book and a New Directory of member addresses were handed out at our last meeting. See Pat or Dr. Bill if you'd like to put your picture on the District website and in the Directory. Also, I noticed that the directory was lacking information on some members like phone numbers, etc. Please also see Pat to add any information that you'd like in the directory.

We badly need volunteers for the Redskins and related games. This is our main fundraiser and we will have to seriously cut back on our charitable spending if we don’t earn enough money. Please help our Club!

AUGUST CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:   

On the Door:  Scott & Roz. 

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Joanne.

 

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:  

Sept. 3rd- VA vs. WT at 7:30 PM. Call time is 3:30 PM. 

Sept. 10th- Eagles at 1 PM. Call time is 9 AM.

Sept. 24th- Oakland Raiders at 8:30 PM. Call time is 4:30 PM.

Oct. 15th- 49ers at 1 PM. Call time is 9 AM.

Oct. 29th- Cowboys at 4:25 PM. Call time is 12:25 PM.

 

ROTARY PROJECT DATES:

September 2017 

Scott has initiated contact with the staff at Margaret Brent and should begin planning for our Fun Day at the school. The children love this day!

14   Opioid Addiction Awareness Forum - University Christian Church, 6800 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 7 to 9 PM. Free. Must RSVP to District via District 7620 website.

16   Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)- Parts 1, 2 & 3 at Bowie, MD.

20    GALLAUDET LUNCHEON & SCHOLARSHIP DAY. See District website for more information.

 23  Bowie Yard Sale Fundraiser. Please reserve this date and save items for the sale. 

30  Rotary Tree Planting Project at 9 AM. Carrie will be sending more info when available. 

 

UPCOMING CLUB PROGRAMS: 

September 2017

6   Judy, Mary and Sharon will continue our discussion on membership development. Sharon will also speak on consolidation of some of the Club assignments.

13  Sam Ritholtz, a global grant scholar, will speak. Judy will pick him up and do the introduction.

20  Bob Grill will tentatively speak on the Rotary Foundation.

27  Wayne Beaumier, a Disaster Aid Director, will give us a Disaster Aid update. 


October 2017 

4    Speaker needed. 

11  Adrienne M. Smith, PhD, MS, CHES, Public Health Advisor, Division of Outreach and Collaboration. The presentation will be about Women’s health. Billy advises that this is a must attend for our female members.

 18  Marlee Kingsley, Consultant & Rotaract Scholarship winner will speak. Carrie will do introduction. 

25Lt. Jarriel Jordan will speak about the Foundation that he started. Bob Grill will handle the introduction.


November 2017

1   Classification Meeting tentatively.

8   Speaker needed. 

15 Speaker needed. 

22 No Meeting- Thanksgiving Holiday.

29 Speaker needed. 

 

Sincerely,

Pat & Joe Slert

 


Rotary Blade for Meeting Date August 23, 2017

THIS WEEK'S MEETING:

August 23-  We will have our first fellowship outing at the Night Hawk Mini Golf Course, 814 MD Rt. 3 South, Gambrills, MD (cost $7.25). Phone 410-721-9349. An optional dinner will follow at the Osaki Grill and Buffet, 1633 Crofton Center, Crofton, MD (cost $11.50). Family members, friends and Rotary prospects are encouraged to attend at their cost. 

 CLUB NOTES:

It was great to have Dr. Bill back from his vacation. Sadly, one of Dr. Bill's cousins recently passed on. Please keep Bill and his family in your prayers.

Scott's aunt recently passed on and he and his family have had to fly to Colorado for services. Please say a prayer for his family.

Bob is still recuperating. Please keep him in your thoughts.We miss him.

Please remember to save your change for CART.  

The Assignment book and a new directory of member addresses was handed out at our last meeting. We'll bring additional copies to the mini golf if you need them. See Pat if you'd like to put a your picture on the District website.

Pat has sent out info. on the new mosquito net project. Just log in and read the info. on the site and Bill Gates will provide a free mosquito net to a needy family. Let us know if you didn't receive the website info.

There is a nice picture of Judy on the District website.

We badly need volunteers for the Redskins and related games. This is our main fundraiser and we will have to seriously cut back on our charitable spending if we don’t earn enough money. Please help our Club!

AUGUST CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:   

On the Door:  Sharon Tolliver

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Wilmya Goldsberry

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS

Aug. 19th- Packers at 7:30 PM. Call time is 3:30 PM.

Aug. 27th- Bengals at 4 PM. Call time is 12:30 PM.

Sept 3rd- VA vs. WT at 7:30 PM. Call time is 3:30 PM.

Sept. 10th- Eagles at 1 PM. Call time is 9 AM.

ROTARY PROJECT DATES:

August 2017

None

September 2017

14   Opoid Addiction Awareness Forum University Christian Church

6800 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 7 to 9 PM. Free. Must RSVP to District via District 7620 website.

20    GALLAUDET LUNCHEON & SCHOLARSHIP DAY. See District website for more information.

 23  Bowie Yard Sale Fundraiser Please reserve this date and be saving items for the sale.

30  Rotary Tree Planting Project. Carrie will be sending more info. when available.

 UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

August 2017

30  Sandra will tentatively introduce Father Mike who will talk about his church's charitable work. 

September 2017

6   Judy, Sharon and Mary will continue our discussion on membership development. Sharon will also lead a discussion about consolidation of some Club assignments.

13Sam Ritholtz, a global grant scholar, will speak. Judy will pick him up and do the introduction.

20  Bob Grill will tentatively speak on the Rotary Foundation.

27Wayne Beaumier, a Disaster Aid Director, will give us a Disaster Aid update. 

Sincerely, Joe & Pat Slert


Rotary Blade for Meeting Date August 16, 2017

August 16th-  Our friend and ADG Jimmie Gorski will give us an overview of the District's plans for the Rotary year.

***Our Rotary Board meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday (August 15th) at 7:30 PM via telephone conference call. Please plan to attend or let me know if you are unavailable.***

CLUB NOTES:

Bob Grill is home from the hospital and hopes to attend next week's meeting.Please keep him in your prayers.

It was great to have Sandra back with us. God Bless Sandra and her family.

It was also great to see Adam (Scott's son) at last week's meeting. Adam is a good role model for Scott.

We badly need volunteers for the Redskins and related games. This is our main fundraiser and we will have to seriously cut back on our charitable spending if we don’t earn enough money. Please help our Club!

AUGUST CLUB ASSIGNMENTS:

On the Door:  Sharon Tolliver

High Sheriff and Happy Dollars: Wilmya Goldsberry

UPCOMING REDSKINS GAMES AND RELATED EVENTS:

Aug. 19th- Packers at 7:30 PM. Call time is 3:30 PM.

Aug. 27th- Bengals at 4 PM. Call time is 12:30 PM.

Sept. 3rd- VA vs. WT at 7:30 PM. Call time is 3:30 PM.

Sept. 10th- Eagles at 1 PM. Call time is 9 AM.

ROTARY PROJECT & OUTINGS DATES:
August 2017
23  We will have our first fellowship outing at the Night Hawk Mini Golf Course, 814 MD Rt. 3 South, Gambrills, MD (cost $7.25). Phone 410-721-9349. An optional dinner will follow at the Osaki Grill and Buffet, 1633 Crofton Center, Crofton, MD (cost $11.50). Family members, friends and Rotary prospects are encouraged to attend at their cost.

September 2017
23 Bowie Yard Sale Fundraiser. Please reserve this date and be saving items for the sale.
30 Rotary Tree Planting Project.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS:

August 2017
23  We will have a mini golf outing followed by an informal dinner.
30  Marlee Kingsley, "Looking Back: The Impact of the Ambassadorial Scholarship."  Carrie will do introduction.

September 2017
6   Judy, Sharon and Mary will continue our discussion on membership development. Sharon will also lead a discussion about consolidation of some Club assignments.
13  Sam Ritholtz, a global grant scholar, will speak. Judy will pick him up and do the introduction.
20  Bob Grill will tentatively speak on the Rotary Foundation.
27  Wayne Beaumier, a Disaster Aid Director, will give us a Disaster Aid update.

Sincerely, Joe & Pat Slert




HPGC (Bladensburg) Rotary