Speakers for January 2018

Jan 2 – no meeting
Jan 9 – Matt Paxton, “The Aging Population and What To Do With All the Stuff”
Jan 16 – Chris Herndon, “Life Serving at the White House”
Jan 25 – Christopher Miles, “Construction at the Architect of the Capitol”

Speakers for December

Dec 5, Bill Colisumo, Director of the Alexandria Singers “Music in your Life”
Dec 12, Eddie Reyes. retired Police Chief. “Beware of Scammers”
Dec 19. Holiday Luncheon
Dec 26, no meeting

The Forecaster for January 16, 2018

Among other announcements during last week’s meeting was election of the new officers and directors that will lead our club through the 2018-2019 Rotary year. Donna Wilson also announced the January Rotarian of the Month to Casey Lindsay (and all who rang bells) for managing our annual Salvation Army bell ringing. Our speaker was Matt Paxton from Legacy Navigator who told us about the new and expanding field of estate settlement. His three hints were helpful: 1. you can’t take it with you, 2. no one want your stuff, and 3. give it away now. The website, “legacynavigator.com”.. provides many good suggestions and recommendations for effective estate settlement that we all may have to perform for ourselves or family.

The Forecaster for January 9, 2018

Wow, a long gap since we last met on December 19th but its great to be getting back in the Rotary groove. On the 19th we had our Holiday Luncheon where we had our spouses and friends as our guests when we met and mingled in the lobbies with drinks and tasty appetizers as we enjoyed holiday musical presentations by our Rotary Rooters. There also were pictures taken with Santa Claus. When we settled down at our beautifully decorated tables, we were served a delicious meal as we continued getting to enjoy those sitting with us. President Mike Wicks presented checks to the BHCC wait staff who have supported us throughout the year and then Jim Carmalt and his friends capped the luncheon with many lovely holiday songs. It was a great event as arranged by Craig Dyson and his team.

The Forecaster for January 9, 2018

Wow, a long gap since we last met on December 19th but its great to be getting back in the Rotary groove. On the 19th we had our Holiday Luncheon where we had our spouses and friends as our guests when we met and mingled in the lobbies with drinks and tasty appetizers as we enjoyed holiday musical presentations by our Rotary Rooters. There also were pictures taken with Santa Claus. When we settled down at our beautifully decorated tables, we were served a delicious meal as we continued getting to enjoy those sitting with us. President Mike Wicks presented checks to the BHCC wait staff who have supported us throughout the year and then Jim Carmalt and his friends capped the luncheon with many lovely holiday songs. It was a great event as arranged by Craig Dyson and his team.

The Forecaster for December 19, 2017

This bulletin reports on the meeting of 12 December when our speaker was Eddie Reyes, retired Deputy Chief of Police who spoke to us about scammers and how to protect ourselves from what they try to do. A main point he raised was to be very aware of the scammer threat and make sure to be skeptical of contacts from strangers or suspicious people and verify any story they may try. We also had a raft of announcements before the speaker. The most important announcements were the slates of officers for the club and our Alexandria Day Nursery & Children’s Home that we’ll vote on at our meeting on January 9th and the need for members to give Donna Wilson their RSVP for the Holiday Luncheon..

The Forecaster for December 19, 2017

This bulletin reports on the meeting of 12 December when our speaker was Eddie Reyes, retired Deputy Chief of Police who spoke to us about scammers and how to protect ourselves from what they try to do. A main point he raised was to be very aware of the scammer threat and make sure to be susceptible of contacts from strangers or suspicious people and verify any story they may try. We also had a raft of announcements before the speaker. The most important announcement was the slates of officers for the club and our Alexandria Day Nursery & Children’s Home that we’ll vote on at our meeting on January 9th.

The Forecaster for December 12, 2017

At this meeting we had several very important announcements – Salvation Army Bell Ringing on Saturday December 16th (sign up with Casey Lindsay); Holiday Luncheon in Tuesday December 19th (get Donna Wilson your RSVP); Meals on Wheels dates are 23 and 24 Dec. Our speaker was Bill Colosimo, Director of the Alexandria Singers, a premier musical organization of over 70 members. We were told of the wide range of classical, pop, and barbershop that they sing. Bill is also a retired music teacher who feels strongly that the performing arts need to be part of a vital high school program. He invited anyone who is interested to come to the Singers and enjoy singing..

The Nominating Committee of the Rotary Club of Alexandria met on November 17, 2017 to select the 2018 – 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors.
The Nominating Committee consisted of President Mike Wicks, President-elect Paul Anderson and the 5 most recent past presidents. They are Tom Roberts, Larry Alberson, Peter Knetemann, Ray Petniunas and John Woods.
The election of these Officers and Directors will take place at our lunch meeting on January 9, 2018.

The 2018 – 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors
For the Rotary Club of Alexandria, Virginia (RCA)

President Paul Anderson
President-elect Director; Group A – Club Administration Sharon Meisel
Vice President Director; Group B – Club Service John Moorman
Director; Group C – Membership Dan Blaine
Director; Group D – Public Image Ru Toyama
Director; Group E – Service Community Christine Friedberg
Director; Group F – Service International Shahnaz Ahmed
Director; Group G – Foundation Rich Morrison
Secretary Donna Wilson
Co-Treasurers Lee Duncan / Jeff Kohne

Yours In Rotary Service

Tom Roberts
Committee Chair
RCA Nominating Committee

http://rotaryclubofalexandria.net/archives/3346

The Forecaster for December 5, 2017

We entered a busy holidayr season with a jam packed meeting that saw a number of important announcements about the Scottish Walk (Dec. 2nd), Meals on Wheels (Dec. 23 & 24), and our Holiday Luncheon (Dec 19) then had recognition of the remaining November birthdays, presentation of a new club flag returned from the UK by Sir Stuart Matthews, and capped by the induction of our newest member, Brook Mitchell (we’d inducted Katy Fike the week before). Our speaker was Diane Hendel from INOVA Fairfax to explain Medicare and also remind us of the Geriatric services and home house calls her using makes – a topic she’d presented to us a few months ago. Amy Curtis received numerous congrats on her winning the long running Queen raffle for the large pot.