President’s Message

The Rotary Theme for this year is, “Light up Rotary.”

Ken outlined his five goals for the year to include:
- Have two fund raising events by adding a new “signature” fundraising event.
- Increase our club membership by 5. Ken provided a flyer to give out to potential candidates.
- The Club is looking to have each member invite 3 people over the course of this year.
- Raise $2,000 for the End Polio Now campaign.
- Bill Gates will match dollar for dollar money donatedto curing Polio.
- We are looking to raise 2k to get 4k.
- Hold a “Rotary Day” service project. This is a date and time of our choosing.
- Most of all have fun while serving others.

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Support For Golf Tournament Needed

We need EVERYONE’s help at the ONLY FUNDRAISER we have planned so far this year.  Last year 35 people actually attended the Golf Tournament to play and help.  We raised more than $13K.  Let’s try to top that if we can.

EACH club member needs to bring 3 DOOR PRIZES for the RAFFLE.  They can be dropped off at Tidewater PT Clinic on Chapman Dr in Hayes or brought to weekly meetings.  The better the prizes, the more tickets we can sell.  Please include your business card on each item.  
PLEASE recruit SPONSORS for the TOURNAMENT or consider sponsoring a team or playing!  $350 for banner; $100 for small sign posted at hole.
COOLERS for drinks need to be delivered to Gibson Singleton Attorney office byWed Sept 17th.
If you are not able to be on the committee below, please let me know ASAP.
DRINKS: John S, Clayton, Pete, Linda
DOOR PRIZES & RAFFLE Nancy and Wanda:
Set up and organizing door prizes and sell raffle tickets at the tournament 
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: Linda and Susan and Shirley
HOLE SPONSOR SIGNS out on COURSE:Margie
DRINK COOLERS put out on COURSE: Karen
HANG Sponsor BANNERS: Bill and Louise
TABLES and CHAIRS from either Va Country or Campground: Robin and Ken Gedicke
TENTS from Hogge Funeral: Beecher
HOLE-in-ONE BALL WATCHERS at 2 holes: 11:45-2:15    and 2:15-4:30
Thanks in advance for supporting the 22nd ANNUAL Golf Tournament~
Dick and Beecher Co-Chairs
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Weekly Minutes for August 19, 2014

Upcoming Events
Friday, September, 19th Golf Tournament - Our Club needs to get some teams to sign up.  There are spots for 24 teams and currently we have 7 teams signed up. Please don’t forget that each member is to contribute 3 raffle prizes. You can bring them to the meeting or drop them by Karens Kovacs work at Tidewater Physical Therapy in Hayes.

Thursday, September, 25th Gloucester Clubs Annual Pig Roast @ Ware River Yacht Club. Dinner to be served from 5-7:30 pm. Event runs from 5-9 pm. Tickets are $30 per person and kids are free. Come out and support our sister club. Information in link attached below.
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Community Projects
Battle of the Hook - Thanks to those who came out to support the clean up on Saturday, August 9th.  Many hands did make light work and we were finished in under an hour.  Stay tuned for when YOU can serve on our next project.

Today’s Program
Congressman Rob Whitman had our program today. He gave a brief overview of happenings in Washington, DC. He gave spoke on how he is looking to negotiate bills that have an impact locally here in our surrounding communities. He discussed items such as defense spending, environmental concerns, early leave that govt. officials take for summer breaks and immigration reform.

Upcoming Programs
August: Membership
26 Planning – Golf Tournament

September: Fighting Disease

2 John Singleton
9 Robert Ealey

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Upcoming Programs –

Upcoming Programs –
August: Membership
5th Club Assembly: Looking Ahead: 2014-15
Board Meeting 8:15 a.m. on August 5th.
12th NO MEETING – B of H Road Clean Up(Saturday 8/09 at 8:00 a.m.)
19th Congressman Whitman is coming to visit our club. It is important that we have good attendance at this meeting. Please mark your calendars now. This would also be a good meeting to invite guests to.
26th Planning – Golf Tournament

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Weekly Meeting for July 29, 2014

Joke
Next week Nancy

Polio Plus
We started the Polio Plus drive with a $137 donation that was made by the board from the 50/50 winnings. Thank you Angie for pulling the wining card! Remember, Bill Gates has agreed to match dollar for dollar the donations made this year.

Battle of the Hook Clean Up
Saturday, August 9th Battle of the Hook clean up. We will meet up at Philips Energy at 8 am. Remember to bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing. Many hands will make light work.

Youth Update
Sharon went to a Rotary Youth conference in PA and gave a brief update on the event.

Gloucester Wine Festival
Gloucester Chamber of Commerce Wine Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 18th. Attached below is the link where you can order tickets in advance, and find out more details.

http://gloucesterwinefestival.com/

Program today -
Tom Carnivale and Greg Enterline discussed the First Tee Program at the YMCA. Tom gave a discussion on the history of the First Tee program and how it impacts the lives of young people in the Tidewater area by promoting life skills, healthy living and 9 core values. He also provided some touching real life stories depicting how young people are impacted.

Upcoming Programs –
August: Membership
5th Club Assembly: Looking Ahead: 2014-15
Board Meeting 8:15 a.m. on August 5th.
12th NO MEETING – B of H Road Clean Up(Saturday 8/09 at 8:00 a.m.)
19th Congressman Whitman is coming to visit our club. It is important that we have good attendance at this meeting. Please mark your calendars now. This would also be a good meeting to invite guests to.
26th Planning – Golf Tournament

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Weekly Minutes for July 15, 2014

Attendance
21 Club Members at the meeting todayJoke

Today Rick
Next Nancy

Calendar of Events
Attached is our new calendar. Make sure to note the month you have the program. As always, I will send reminders. You will also be responsible for the invocation on the day you have the program – be prepared to be Chaplin on that day!

Golf Tournament-
Date has been set for Friday, September 19th. Dick Foard and Beecher Kirkley will be providing additional details on sponsorship and team registration. This is our biggest and only fundraiser for the club. It’s important that we have everyone involved.

Community
Ron Saunders passed around a flyer today detailing the RILL courses that available this fall. Please get in touch with Ron if you have questions.


Upcoming Programs -
7/22 - Stephanie Heinatz: Public Relations 7/29 - Greg Enterline: First Tee Program
Program today
Local attorney and author from Mathews County, Bill Johnson, had our program today. He has written several books including A Silent Tide, which takes place in Mathews County. He gave a discussion on how in the modern age, book publishing and marketing has changed dramatically. He spoke on how the power of the Amazon as a mainframe to publish a book, is a much more cost effective and user friendly avenue vs. the cost of printing and distributing books the old fashion way. Mr. Johnson also wanted to pass on the infoamtion attached below in reference to the talk he gave today.
I’ve attached an article on Amazon that appeared in this mornings NYT. It is an excellent primer on a portion of the topics I will cover that deal with the adventure of being a self-published (Amazon) author. If you can email it out to your membership, that would be great. Thanks.
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