The Forecaster for September 18, 2018

Some very good announcements were made during last week’s meeting – Taste for Giving preparations are going well, buy tickets online, the travel raffle is prepared and tickets can be purchased online, and Ru Toyama is updating our website delivery roster so everyone needs to make sure their email address is entered correctly. Dave Rudy from Snap Fitness gave us a good pep talk about fitness as well as presenting many very helpful suggestions as to the value of each person developing and following a personal fitness plan.

The Forecaster for September 11, 2018

Last week we had a busy business session with birthday recognition, Taste for Giving words, info on international projects, and intro for our September community project. Our speakers were local Rotarians Tim Lang and Andrew Wade who brought us up-to-date on the Strategic Water Alliance work in Zambia. Over the 15 years of this project we’ve drilled over 30 wells and have brought clean water and improved sanitation projects to 4 rural schools and their surrounding communities. On October 6 at 8 AM there will be a “Walk for Water” at the W&OD Trail in Reston that help provide support for our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects.

The Forecaster for September 11, 2018

Last week we had a busy business session with birthday recognition, Taste for Giving words, info on international projects, and intro for our September community project. Our speakers were local Rotarians Tim Lang and Andrew Wade who brought us up-to-date on the Strategic Water Alliance work in Zambia. Over the 15 years of this project we’ve drilled over 30 wells and have brought clean water and improved sanitation projects to 4 rural schools and their surrounding communities. On October 6 at 8 AM there will be a “Walk for Water” at the W&OD Trail in Reston that help provide support for our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects.

The Forecaster for September 11, 2018

Last week we had a busy business session with birthday recognition, Taste for Giving words, info on international projects, and intro for our September community project. Our speakers were local Rotarians Tim Lang and Andrew Wade who brought us up-to-date on the Strategic Water Alliance work in Zambia. Over the 15 years of this project we’ve drilled over 30 wells and have brought clean water and improved sanitation projects to 4 rural schools and their surrounding communities. On October 6 at 8 AM there will be a “Walk for Water” at the W&OD Trail in Reston that help provide support for our water, sanitation, and hygiene projects.

Speakers for September 2018

Theme for September: Basic Education and Literacy. Program Chair for September is Frank Fannon.
September 4 – NO MEETING
September 11 – David Rudy, “Fitness for Life”
September 18 – Darlene Williamson, “Surviving a Stroke”
September 25 – to be announced

The Forecaster for August 21, 2018

Last week John Moorman gave us another pep talk re: Taste for Giving on Oct 19th. He encouraged everyone to help solicit restaurants participants and to donate auction items. We also had a Rotary Peace Fellow who will come back to us again this Fall. Jeanne Theismann wrote this bulletin and your editor is lucky to have such a well qualified writer to do the bulletin in his absence/vacation. Our speaker was our own Brooke Curran who told us of her recent recovery and rehabilitation from her near brush with death caused by her erupted brain aneurysm that required 8 hours of brain surgery back in March. After 3 weeks in hospital after surgery she came home many pounds lighter but has started to gain back most of what she lost. Brooke said she is lucky to be one of the rare survivors of a brain aneurysm – her advice to the club was “Carpe Diem”. We’re all thrilled to have you back with us Brooke!

The Forecaster for August 7, 2018

Last week was the 5th meeting of the month so it included several announcements on club business (induction of three new members – Vic Dymowski, John Kreutzer, and Andrea Koslow), award of blue badges to 3 members, recognition of 3 birthdays, and a piece about the great support our club gets from Belle Haven CC. Rather than a ‘normal’ speaker we had two red badgers give us their classification talks along with their Rotary factoid. Bonnie Tavalozzi told us of her life from Damascus, to Dallas, Penn. State, the Navy where she was a helicopter pilot, marriage to another Navy officer, two kids, and now a personal stylist. Taylor Barnes said he was basically a local boy, lived in Falls Church and Alexandria, attended Stratford Landing, Carl Sandburg, Bishop Ireton HS, and Mississippi State. He played baseball but was injured and never played again. He now works in a family real estate firm founded by his grandfather.

The Forecaster for July 31, 2018

The program for this date includes both inducting new members (Vic Dymowski, John Kreutzer, and Andrea Koslow), issuing new blue badges to a group who have completed their red badge requirements, and receiving classification talks by Bonnie Tavolazzi and Taylor Barnes. Our speaker last week was Lindsey Doyle, a Peace Fellow who told us about Rotary’s peace building efforts. A major asset to this effort are the over 900 Rotarians who’ve received graduate level fellowship education in the processes of peace building and conflict resolution and others who’ve received a certificate in peace building. Right now there are over 1200 alumni working around the world on these efforts. Our club has a goal of becoming a peace building club and working on these key efforts.

The Forecaster for July 24, 2018

Announcements last week were sparse with Donna Wilson recognizing Sharon Meisel as Rotarian of the month for July due to her successful leadership of our recent and noteworthy Flags for Heroes project. President Paul Anderson gave us a short report on his recent attendance at the RI annual convention in Toronto, Canada. He suggested it would be fantastic if our club had a larger delegation to the 2019 RI convention next June 1-5 in Hamburg, Germany. Janet Barnett introduced Roger Digilio as our speaker who told us about the King St. Gardens Park that was opened in 1997 as a gateway to the King St. Metro station. The park has a sunken garden, a hanging garden, and a topiary to represent the beauties and attractions of Alexandria. As chairman of the King St. Gardens Park, Roger encouraged club members to become active in supporting and/or maintaining the park.

Speakers for August 2018

Janet Barnett August program chair
August 7th – D.P. Chang “One Hundred Years After 1918 – Great Influences”
August 14th – Brook Curran “Working With a Clothes Pin”
August 21st – Michael Lee Pope “Dueling in Alexandria” & SEERSUCKER DAY
August 28th – Bob Jansen & Andrew Wade “Strategic Water Alliance – Zambia”