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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REMINDER: Meeting cancelled for September 24, 2014

Just are reminder that we do not have a meeting tomorrow.

Thanks to all who came out to support the Golf Tournament.

Have a great week and we will see everyone next week.


Upcoming Programs


September: Fighting Disease 

September 30 - Jeanne Hockaday


October: Providing Clean Water 

October 07 - Amy VanFossen

October 14 - Pete Olenick - Board Meeting 8:15am

October 21 – NO MEETING 

October 18 – Saturday at 8:00 a.m. - B of H Road Clean Up

 October 28 – Meeting -  Harry Corr

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Weekly Minutes for September 09, 2014

Club Information-
Our Golf Tournament
Next week we will  be having a Golf Planning Meeting instead of having Pete bring us a speaker. We need to get coolers, door prizes (3 per club member), teams and sponsors.

Our Golf Tournament is on Friday, September 19th. This is only a week a way!

Community News
Dr. Beverage
As many of you may already know, we recently lost a great member of Rotary and our community. Dr. Beverages memorial service details are below -

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m., a memorial service will be held for Dr. Layton H. “Tony” Beverage at the Gloucester High School Stadium at 6680 Short Lane Gloucester, Virginia 23061. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dr. Layton H. “Tony” Beverage Scholarship Fund set-up at Gloucester High School 6680 Short Lane Gloucester, Virginia 23061.

The Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic - Amazing Raise
The Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic will be holding several Amazing Raise events next week. I have attached a flier so that you know when they are. This is a great way for the Care Clinic to earn some needed funds. Please come out in support.\

Program Today -
Dr. Tonya Higgins, Veterinarian, and Lyn Layer, Volunteer, spoke to Gloucester Point Rotary Club about the Animal Resource Foundation (ARF) on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Abingdon Parish House. The organization was founded in 2003 to help pet owners spay and neuter cats and dogs and to help pay vet bills for those people who cannot afford them. The mission of the non-profit group is to provide a high quality, affordable, non-lethal solution to address overpopulation of cats and dogs. The clinic is located in the Whitemarsh Shopping Center. Their motto is “saving lives one surgery at a time.” Higgins (right) and Layer (left) are shown with club member Robert Ealey.

Upcoming programs
19 Golf Tournament
23 No Meeting
30 Jeanne Hockaday

October: Providing Clean Water
Amy VanFossen
14 Pete Olenick and Board Meeting 8:15 am
21 NO MEETING B of H Road Clean up
(Saturday 10/18 at 8:00 a.m.)
Harry Corr

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Weekly Minutes for August 26, 2014

Joke – Today – Sharon

Next week – Dick

Rotary Leadership Institute Saturday at RCCC September 20th

Don’t forget about the Gloucester Clubs Pig Roast on September 25th.

We are looking to get teams together for the golf tournament. Please submit your team names to Dick Foard.  Below are a list of sponsorship opportunities  please email Beecher Kirkley with your sponsors. I will be sending out a sign up sheet for volunteers for the day of the event.  Linda Gaskins will be organizing our volunteers. Please let her know what role you can support

$300 for a banner sponsorship and $100 for hole sponsor.

We have 3 confirmed teams and need to get 20+ teams to play.

Rotarian of the year needs to be selected. ballots were passed around to select someone from the club for this honor. The club member that receives this award will be recognized at a future meeting.

Our options for breakfast were discussed during the meeting.  We had a few selections to choose from and it was narrowed down to staying at our current location (Abingdon Church) and leaving breakfast as is, staying at Abingdon Church with a reduced breakfast options or looking to move our morning meeting and breakfast to the Jellystone Camp Ground. Information on the proposals will come out in a separate email and the club is asking you to email me your vote to what option you will support.

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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
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.

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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