Club Newsletter
The Rotary Club of Wakefield, Rhode Island
Thursday, August 15 , 2019
Place & Time:
Arturo Joe's
140 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI  02882
Meeting Thursday @ Noon
Meeting called to order Glen Zibolis subbing for President Bob Cruz   
Time    12:35
Pledge and 4-way test:         Glen
Prayer:                  Judy
Song: “Grand Old Flag"
Donna and Bill
Number of members present:   20 
Visiting Rotarians:  none 
Number of guests:    1
scholarship recipient Michael Robinson
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  • The District Governor will be at the meeting of September 12. The business meeting will take place at 11:00 and the regular meeting at noon.
  • Easter Seals is no longer available for meetings. Club committees will now meet at Tom Tarzwell’s office, 490 Woodruff Ave., Wakefield.
  • Art Nelson joined us for lunch.
  • Wakefield  Rotary Annual Picnic at Matunuck Beach Club – 9/8/2019- food options TBD          
  • PawSox game Thursday 8/29/2019 Meet at A&B Appliance; more details to come from Jim B.
  • Business: The Event Committee met last Tuesday and is proposing a NEW EVENT to be held on the date of the Balloon Festival (second to last Saturday in July) in Ninigret Park. It will be a BBQ and chili cook-off, with guests voting for their favorite dishes. The club members present agreed that this type of event had a lot of potential, and they gave the Event Committee a green light to proceed with the planning.
Happy Bucks
  • Judy – missed some meetings
  • Lori – marking her club anniversary
  • Glen – his 17th anniversary with Beth
  • Betsy – was late, following a cement truck
  • Yan – happy to be moving into the new engineering Building at URI
  • Dennis – his 49th wedding anniversary; also told about an impressive dance competition with dancers using mobility chairs
Program: Michael Robinson, introduced by Chris Van Hemelrijck
Michael is a club scholarship recipient, a graduate of South Kingstown High now a rising junior at URI. He is studying Music Education and Performance, both classical and jazz, specializing in trumpet and piano. In high school, Michael was involved in RYLA and became an Eagle Scout; he also played volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee. His choice of a music major surprised his mother, because his alternate choice was Physics and Biomedical Engineering.
Although he performed for us on the trumpet, Michael pointed out that as a music education major he must know how to play nearly every instrument. He played the standard “There Will Never Be Another You” and in response to a question, he explained how the chord changes make that piece challenging to perform. Michael also played one of his original compositions for a jazz band and showed how it can be performed in different styles, such as Latin or swing, by changing the tempo. Also in response to a question, he demonstrated the effects of different kinds of mutes on the sound of a trumpet.
Michael shared his career goal, which is to get his Doctor of Musical Arts and work at a university, conducting its big band and teaching music theory and ear training. He thanked the Rotary Club for the scholarship, which helps him meet his college expenses.
Next Meeting:  Thursday, August 22, 2019!
Many thanks for reporting!! This Newsletter would not exist with out Nancy!!!!
Photos by Sandy. Thank you Sandy!
Please make every effort to attend our next meeting!!!!!
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