Club Newsletter
The Rotary Club of Wakefield, Rhode Island
Thursday, September13, 2018
Place & Time:
Arturo Joe's
140 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI  02882
Meeting Thursday @ Noon
Meeting Called to Order; President Tom Tarzwell
4 Way Test; President Tom
Pledge; President Tom
Prayer; Ben Bardo
Song; Harry Cesario
Rotarians: Bill Tennant, District Governor, Deb Smith-Zukowski, District Administrator, Chuck Sauer, Assistant Governor; one prospective member, Frida Bonaparte; one guest, Karen Bertrand
Posted by Gene Corl & Glen Zibolis
Number of members present:    21 
Visiting Rotarians:  4  
Number of guests:   1  
When paying with a Credit Card, fees approach $1 per transaction, Cash is preferred.
Beth Laconte,
  1. Bright View Commons Memory Care Unit,
    Members of the Wakefield Rotary Club will be focusing on the topic of Dementia and Alzheimer’s during the fall season.  Thank you to Darlene Lepore and her staff at Brightviw Commons in South Kingstown members had the opportunity to visit and tour their Wellspring Memory Care Residence recently.
    Our club will be joining forces with Rotary International CART program, “Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust”. Stay tuned for more details.
  2. Fall picnic thanking Balloon Festival volunteers will be Sunday, September 16, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Matunuck Community Association, Matunuck Beach Road. Please let Beth know if you plan to attend and if you will be bringing a guest.
  3. Rotarians are asked to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity site, Dutemple Meadows, across from the Exeter Town Hall, 675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, on September 29 from 8:30 to 12:30. No construction (or other) skills are required.
  4. Members were asked to sign up for a visit to the South Kingstown Adult Day Care, Oct. 4 at 3:45.
Happy Bucks
Martha Whittier, for Deirdre riding out the storm and for the start of school
Beth Leconte, thanking those who supported her in the MS Challenge walk
Betsy Wisehart, for the Red Sox record
Gene Corl, for the Narragansett High girls’ soccer team (his granddaughter’s team)
Russell Bertrand, a salute to Chuck Sauer and Bill Tennant
Glenn Zibolis, in honor of his dog
Bill Tennant, in honor of completing 41 club visits!
Speaker: District Governor Bill Tennant, introduced by Chuck Sauer
Bill is a retired auto mechanic from the Braintree Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian for 30 years. He is engaged to Deb Smith-Zukowski, the District Administrator, and they like to spend time with their grandchildren. In line with the Rotary International theme for the year, “Be the inspiration,” Bill intends to re-energize the district’s clubs by empowering members to try new things. He has received so many requests for permission to innovate that he has printed on the back of his business cards the answer: “BILL SAYS IT’S OK!”
Bill told us that the district exists to help the clubs, so we should feel free to ask for his help. He also thanked the club and recognized individual members for their special contributions: Herb Mansfield, Russell Bertrand, Steve White, Beth Leconte, Scott Andrews, Chris VanHemelrijck, and Chuck Sauer (from the East Greenwich Club).
Upcoming district events include a Providence Bruins game Nov. 9 at the Dunkin Donuts Center ($5 of the $15 ticket price goes to Polio Plus); A “Nuts and Bolts” Rotary training Nov. 10 from 8:30 to 2:00 at White’s of Westport, Mass.; District annual dinner, Rosebrook Center in Wareham, Mass. (Watch for more information).
Next Meeting:  Thursday, September 20, 2018!
Many  Thanks to this weeks Reporter
Nancy Kleniewski
Photographer, Russell Bertrand
Please make every effort to attend our next meeting!!!!!
DG Bill with members of the Board
Lynn Wagner, Scott Andrews, DG Bill with President Tom.
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