13 Oct

The Forecaster for October 15, 2019

One news item from Casey Lindsay last week was that Alexandria has been listed as the third best small towns in America by Conde Nast then Connie Hammell identified Charlie Ballou and Jesse Hernandez birthdays for September. Mike Wicks gave us a good report on countdown for TFG with info on the travel raffle options, the need for good silent auction items, and encouragement to pass the TFG flyer to friends and relatives. Our initiative towards helping a school in...

06 Oct

The Forecaster for October 8, 2019

Last week Casey Lindsay told us that Alexandria has decided to go with a single connected high school rather than a new and separate campus. Our Taste for Giving (TFG) update by Mike Wicks gave us status on preparations for our Oct. 25th event and also suggested we invite friends to attend and enjoy with us. Donna Wilson reminded us that Frank Fannon was our Rotarian of the Month (ROM) for Sept. and Nancy Cooper earned that recognition for October....

28 Sep

The Forecaster for October 1, 2019

Our last meeting in September was a busy one – the Board of Directors met prior to the luncheon with our new District Governor, Jonathon Lucas to familiarize him with our club and future plans. When our meeting was called to order we had several announcements: Rick Endres told us about the silent auction for Taste for Giving and encouraged everyone to participate in the event that raises so much for our charities. Connie Hammell recognized birthdays of Charlie Ballou,...

22 Sep

The Forecaster for September 24, 2019

This week’s bulletin includes a note from Meredith Endres concerning the formation of the new Rotary Interact Club at Edison HS along with their appreciation of this sponsorship by our club. Also included was info on Frank Fannon winning the BHCC Golf Tourney and his being Rotarian of the Month for August due to his many club activities. Several folks told us about ongoing efforts for our upcoming Taste for Giving. Our speaker was David Baker from Virginia Tech Univ....

15 Sep

The Forecaster for September 17, 2019

A great announcement last week was that our Brooke Curran had just completed a 100 mile race that took 27 hours of running, eating, and drinking (stopping about every 4 miles to eat (stay carbed up) and drink (stay hydrated). She finished 2nd in her age group and we’re really proud of her achievements. Jody Blood told us that the Taste for Giving Travel Raffle will start sales the 17th and continueat each meeting, on the website, and at the...

07 Sep

The Forecaster for September 10, 2019

This was a full meeting that began with a “Prayer for Peace” (fitting since we’re a Peace Building Club), had an announcement about efforts to fund a scorers table for West Potomac HS, recognized 5 birthdays, heard a few words from the incoming Rotary Exchange Student (Juan Carlos Medina from Bolivia who’s staying initially with Frank Fannon’s family), had an update on preparations for Taste for Giving, and a short word about formation of an Interact Club at Thomas Edison...

25 Aug

The Forecaster for August 27, 2019

First was a reminder we’d not have a meeting on September 3rd due to BHCC closed (Labor Day weekend), our next meeting on Sep 10th. Past President Tom Roberts told us of the meeting he had with RI President Mark Daniel Maloney at the International Boy Scout Jamboree and brought back the patch he presented to Tom. Sonia Fischer gave us a brief update on her upcoming year as a Rotary Exchange student in Spain. We were reminded by Rick...

20 Aug

The Forecaster for August 20, 2019

In the announcements last week we learned about the new Holy Cow award when Donna Wilson presented the first award to Mike Wicks for his efforts in bringing the new directory to publication. Also enjoyed the birthday recognition by Charlie Ballou for Mark Wright, Taylor Barnes, Larry Alberson, Don Kellerman, and Sam Mason. Mike Wicks returned to the podium to tell us how important the Taste for Giving sponsorships are to our total fund raising and to provide assistance in...

10 Aug

The Forecaster for August 13, 2019

Gant Redmon, Newscaster Emeritus, told us that Wegman’s is building a store on Eisenhower Ave and Alexandria is nominated for Southern Living’s Best City Award. Pam DeCandio told us of the initial moves that are being made for Taste for Giving on Oct 25th and we were encouraged to help get sponsorships to increase the revenue. Monte Durham, Fashion Director on TLV’s “Say Yes to the Dress” was our very entertaining speaker last week who told us this was his...

04 Aug

The Forecaster for August 6, 2019

Lexi Keogh from Upcycle Creative Reuse Center gave us a Mission Moment about the work they do to support preschool programs and art teachers around Alexandria. We got contact info on Geoff Thomas, a new Red Badger, who is the District Director for the Boy Scouts, Casey gave us info about news of the day, Sharon Meisel announced that our Tammy Mann was appointed to the Virginia State Board of Education, and John Moorman ‘roasted’ 5 August birthday people. Our...