14 Apr

The Forecaster for April 16, 2019

The announcements at last week’s meeting were about our golf tourney coming up on April 22nd, our community service project (helping a Rebuilding Alexandria project on April 27th), and our student recognition student being Morin Tinubu from Episcopal HS who is going to Williams College next year. Roger Grooms also congratulated Brooke Curran on completing her 123rd marathon after having successfully overcome serious medical conditions (YEA BROOKE!!). Our speaker was James “States” Manslip who portrayed President George Washington in full...

07 Apr

The Forecaster for April 9, 2019

Last week’s meeting included announcements about Rotarian of the Month for March, Jim Carmalt,; blue badges for Andrea Downing, Pat Tokarz, and Andrea Koslow; presentation of Paul Harris awards to those who missed Charter Night; info on our April community service as a Rebuilding Alexandria project; and an update on preparations for our 2nd Annual Golf Tourney on Monday April 22nd. David Fishman introduced Ambassador William Hill who spoke to us about the USSR and Russia since the fall of...

30 Mar

The Forecaster for April 2, 2019

Last week our announcements at the start of the meeting were about the success of the Charter Night dinner, Rick Bailer’s report on the water and sanitation projects we have underway, student recognition of Jasmine Vargas from St Stephens & St Agnes who is a real go getter and headed for the Univ. of Alabama, encouragement for more to sign-up for our April 22nd golf tourney, and John Moorman’s recognition of March birthdays of Edmund Willis, Dan Blaine, Mary Ann...

25 Mar

The Forecaster for March 26, 2019

This Forecaster actually reports on both our weekly meeting on Tuesday March 19th and our Charter Night banquet on Saturday March 23rd. At our weekly meeting we had announcements about the celebration of the life of Lady Kaye Matthews on March 27th, our 2nd Annual Golf Tourney on April 22nd, and about a fund raiser by the Rotary club of Springfield on April 26th. Our speaker was Maj Gen (USAF Ret) Marty Whelan who gave us a most interesting speech...

17 Mar

The Forecaster for March 19, 2019

Last week we had a normal jam packed meeting with friends, fellowship, food, and good fun. Announcements were made about: finishing Paul Harris Awards by Charter Night, ROM for March being Frank Fannon, Golf Tourney on April 24th, EREY of $25 suggested before end of May, and a most interesting speech by Rev. Dean Schultz, mostly about the DALIT people of India. Dean told us of the deplorable life conditions of the Dalit (or “untouchables”- they are likely the most...

10 Mar

The Forecaster for March 12, 2019

The March 5th meeting was another jam packed meeting with a variety of information and encouragement – encouragement first to sign-up or volunteer for our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on April 24th, Pat Tokarz gave us a factoid about women in Rotary, we had a Moment for Missions from Michael Mahrer of the Literary Council of Northern Virginia, encouragement to attend the 91st Anniversary of our founding at the Charter Night dinner on Saturday March 23rd, and we got word...

04 Mar

The forecaster for March 5, 2019

Laissez le bon temps roulez or, in other words, Happy Mardi Cras on “Fat Tuesday” at the start of this year’s Lenten season. Last week on Feb. 26 we had a great meeting: Roger Grooms told us about plans for our golf tourney on April 24th – a shotgun start here at BHCC for about 80 golfers, a delicious lunch, great fun, and open and welcome for anyone of any level of golfing expertise. New members especially welcome. Players and...

25 Feb

The Forecaster for February 26, 2019

We started last week’s meeting with a Mission Moment when Bill Colosimo told us what they’ve been doing with our contribution at the Alexandria Singers. They been able to supported several elements of the community including schools and Girl Scouts. We also had an induction ceremony of two new members, Linda Rae deGinder and David Fishman, both previous Rotarians. A short, one person, birthday recognition by Paul Anderson for John Moorman, a report on Meals on Wheels by Mary Lee...

17 Feb

The Forecaster for February 19, 2019

At our meeting last week (Feb. 12th) we had several important announcements: news that our Brooke Curran has just been named on of the 10 Alexandria Living Legends for 2019, in honor of all the charitable works she has led; the impressive induction ceremony Gant Redmon led for Derek Mason as our newest Red Badger; and a pep talk from Rich Morrison regarding our Paul Harris Awards. Nancy Van Gulick Cooper introduced our speaker who was Liz Hume from the...

10 Feb

The Forecaster for February 12, 2019

Some of the announcements made at the start of last week’s meeting were: Mary Lee Anderson informing us about our community service project for Feb. being Meals on Wheels and asking 6 new volunteers to help deliver on the weekend of 23 and 24 Feb., President Paul Anderson reminding us of some upcoming events- Happy Hour at Chadwicks in Old Town from 5 to 7 pm Feb 28th, Charter Night on Saturday March 23rd, and District Convention April 4-7. Roger...