22 Jan

The Forecaster for January 28, 2020

This bulletin reports on our Christmas Luncheon on December 17th that was enjoyed by about 160 members and guests with a great meal and musical entertainment by our Rotary Rooters and other musical guests. This bulletin includes a good Morrie Hoven provided ‘history’ of the Rooters that provides such enjoyable music to key club events, brief bios on two members, Robin Arnold and Rosario “Charo” Vizcarrondo, and an alert to be prepared to provide information on our personal choices for...

13 Dec

The Forecaster for December 17, 2019

We were reminded that no meetings will be held Dec. 24, 31, nor Jan. 7, 14, nor 21 – our first meeting after the Christmas Luncheon is Jan. 28th. Steve Wharton recognized birthdays of Nick Harris, Anh Nguyen, Casey Lindsay, and Bill Gordon; Paul Anderson announced the nominees for our new Board of Directors that will take over on July 7th, Donna Wilson announced Katy Fike as Rotarian of the Month for December, and we heard that 15 walked in...

08 Dec

The Forecaster for December 10, 2019

Another meeting with numerous interesting announcements: sign-ups for Salvation Army bell ringing on Sat. Dec. 14th, a group of birthday recognitions, encouragement to participate in the Scottish Walk on Dec. 7th, sign-up for Meals on Wheels Dec. 28th & 29th, the installation of PH+5 for Bill and Betty Vosbeck, request for RSVPs for Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 17th, and urgent announcement that our first meeting after the Luncheon will be on January 28th (NO MEETINGS Dec. 24 & 31, nor...

01 Dec

The Forecaster for December 3, 2019

Our last November meeting had several good news announcements – Salvation Army bell ringing will be on Saturday Dec. 14th and sign-up sheets are available, Taste for Giving raised $75,000 and had over 300 guests, we had a successful project in collecting soccer and musical equipment for the Haiti school we support, the ALIVE food collection reached its goal of 900 cans of food, we were encouraged to participate in the Scottish Walk on Dec 7th weekend, the young lady...

24 Nov

The Forecaster for November 26, 2019

The Nov. 19th meeting was very enjoyable with several pertinent announcements about matters of general interest. First was Drew Carroll with his normal lively and humorous recognition of members’ birthdays when he regaled us with details of the person’s background, maybe an interesting fact relating to the dates of birthdays, and finishing with a joke relative to that individual. Then Nancy Van Gulick Cooper reminded us that our campaign to raise food for the ALIVE food pantry had just the...

17 Nov

The Forecaster for November 19, 2019

This meeting was one of those where we were blessed with a pre-meeting concert from our own Rotary Rooters orchestra – great music from various periods and very well presented. Since it was the day after Veteran’s Day the Rooters played each of the 5 US military service hymns and veterans of that service stood. Then we had a reading of “In Flanders Field” by Sir Stuart Matthews – a poem memorializing the graves of allied soldiers of WWI. Several...

11 Nov

The Forecaster for November 12, 2019

Casey Lindsay started the unique parts of the meeting last week with an auction for a silent auction item that was mistakenly missed at TFG – brought in another $425 for TFG totals. A new Red Badger, Tom Connaughton was inducted by Gant Redmon, Drew Carroll then recognized some birthdays – Will Morris (95 years old) and Frank Fannon, and we were reminded to bring in groceries for ALIVE as well as soccer and music equipment for the school in...

05 Nov

The Forecaster for November 5, 2019

The great news about the success of Taste for Giving started this meeting off on a most happy way. Next up was Christine Friedberg telling about our November Community Service project being to bring in food for ALIVE (a charity we happily support). We were also encouraged to bring in soccer and musical related items for us to share with the elementary school in Haiti that were are supporting. Another Alexandria charity organization we support is the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium...

27 Oct

The Forecaster for October 29, 2019

As the meeting the week before was a very busy one, this week’s bulletin is also rather jam packed. On Friday Oct. 25th was our very important annual fund raising event, Taste for Giving so much dealt with that upcoming evening. Rich Morrison gave us a most informative presentation on our Polio Plus activities since World Polio Day was also that same week. Rotary has played a major role in the worldwide efforts to eradicate polio and is planning and...

20 Oct

The Forecaster for October 22, 2019

At the start of our Oct. 15th meeting we were presented a certificate from the local Sons of the American Revolution by Jack Pitzer. They wanted to recognize the benefits of our recent Flags for Heroes that was an impressive display of the American flag. Since our annual fund raiser, Taste for Giving, is on Oct. 26th many things were announced to help that event – sale of tickets, invitation to folks to attend, and donation of items for the...