I look forward to serving as President of The Gloucester Point Rotary Club for 2013-2014. Our goal for the year is to raise over $10,000.00 to support the many community organizations and scholarships for GHS seniors. We are planning to continue supporting Rotary International Projects such as Polio Plus, Bridges to Prosperity and Shelter Boxes through our contributions toward the Paul Harris Fellow Awards. We are looking for that special person in the Gloucester Community that has given Service Above Self to be recognized at our Annual Dinner as a Paul Harris Fellow! This will be a very busy and rewarding year with lots of accomplishments giving back to our community. Karen Kovacs
Upcoming Programs -
April 8th - Club Assembly followed by Board Meeting, This is an important meeting for all members to attend
April 15th - John Singleton
April 22nd - Guy Sorensen
Nancy Moffit has the program for this week.
Summary of notes from the meeting this week.
this week – Sharon Joyce – Thanks for stepping up!
next week – Ben Kiser
Past News -
Thank you to everyone who came out in support of Battle of the Hook road clean-up. So many hands made the work go much faster. Our next clean up will be later in the summer months. Stay tuned for dates.
Our fellow Rotarian, Kirby Smith, has been ill recently. We had a card signed at the club meeting this week that I will be mailing out to him. Just wanted everyone to know incase you missed the meeting and wanted to drop him a line.
Upcoming Events and Reminders -
Daffodil Festival -
Sun April 6 Gloucester Rotary Daffodil 5K at Beaverdam Park 1 pm. Registration online at Daffodil Festival site. Volunteers needed if anyone wants to help.
Gloucester Rotary will be having their Annual Golf Tournament on May 8th. Please contact that club for more details if you would like to play.
Gloucester Point Rotary Website -
We are live with an updated website! Thank you to Sharon Joyce for her hard work with putting this together. I have attached a link if you would like to go and check it out.
Program today -
We had Maree Morgan from the Tidewater Virginia Historical Society visit our club today. She spoke on how the society was formed last year and the mission that they carry out in our region of Virginia. Some of the programs that they support are monthly talks in Williamsburg about the history of our area. They also have bus trips to different historical sites in Tidewater that are generally closed to the public, but can be accessed through groups like theirs. She also talked about a smart phone app that will be coming out in the near future where you can take a guided mobile tour with your phone to different points in the area. If you are interested in joining or attending some of their functions, the address for their website is www.tv-hs.org.
Louise Theberge - March 25th
Nancy Moffit - April 1st
Guy Sorenson - April 8th (Board Meeting will follow the regular meeting)
April 22nd - Club Assembly
Yours in Rotary Service,
Margaret N Wiley
Weekly Minutes For March 12, 2014
None this week
Ben Kiser for March 18th
Battle of the Hook, Hayes Rd Cleanup – Saturday, March 15th at 8 am
We will be meeting at Philips Energy weather permitting. Please don’t forget to dress appropriately and bring work gloves.
GMFC Casino Night – Saturday, March 15th
This is the biggest fundraiser that the free clinic puts on. Please contact Linda Gaskins for tickets and information.
Sunday, April 6th at 1 pm - Gloucester Rotary Daffodil 5k, Beaverdam Park
Register online at Daffodil Festival site. The Gloucester Club is letting us know that they need volunteers. Please contact a member of the Club if you would like to help.
June 21st 3-7pm, Beers, Brats and Brews
The Mathews Rotary Club will be holding their annual event at Williams Wharf. Please mark your calendars to come out and support our fellow clubs. Please contact a member of the Mathews Club with questions or ticket information.
June 28th Dirstrict Awards Banquet at MWU at 6pm
More details will be coming on this.
This weeks program summary
Tiffany James, a GHS student, will be going to Germany for a year as our Gloucester Point Rotary Youth Exchange candidate. We should all be proud that our Club can give back to the youth in our community and we wish her the best of luck. She will be back to give us a report of her experiences in Germany upon her return home.
Upcoming programs -
March 18th - VA Historical Society
March 25th - Louise Theberge
April 1st - Nancy Moffit
Please let Karen or myself know if you cannot find a speaker and will can try and help you. Please give us at least 2 weeks time to assist.
See y’all on Tuesday….
Yours in Rotary Service,
Margaret N Wiley