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Newsletter Archive May 29, 2010
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The Rotary Club of Williamsburg


Williamsburg, VA USA
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Established October 18, 1924
Club No. 5848 District 7600
June 3, 2010
Williamsburg Rotary Club Rotary International District 7600
Mike Maddocks, President John Kenny, President Karlis Graubics DG
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Next Rotary Meeting - June 3 - Our dinner meeting will be a the Willismburg lodge with guest speaker for the evening Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle - Walsingham Academy being hosted by former Academy  student President Michael Maddocks.  He has to behave tonight or else.


Rotary over the coming three Weeks -

Jun 10 - Williamsburg Councilmen Scott Foster & Doug Pons.


Jun 17 -  Bobby Hornsby. 

Jun 24 -  Officer Transition (MIke's Final Day as President to preside over a meeting - Congratulations Mike - you made it!!!)


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Last Thursday's Meeting - May 27 - Last week I am sure all who attended enjoyed both Bringier McConnell's detailed and outstanding summary of the benefits gained by all from our donations to the Rotary Foundation including donations to the Polio-Plus fund which includes a challenge donation from the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation of $355M with Rotary obligated to raise $200M as its match.   Following Bringier's presentation, Robin Bledsoe presented a series of first-hand photos she had taken during her visits and volunteer services in Haiti, including views of her daughter's demolished home, hospital scenes that showed Robin craddeling a small baby that was almost as small as her hand while she was on duty in a tent hospital jus thtis past month, and brief shots showing Rotary Shelter Tents being used after the quake.  Bringier and Frank both are asking that all members not yet contributing to the foundation to take time and send us a check.  Frank and Bringier are the co-chairs for the club's foundation drive this year.  Phone calls will be made over the coming week to gently push so tha twe can meet our goal as shown on our home web page.  


Bringier McConnell and Robin Bledsoe both received the appreciation of our club members and from President Mike Maddocks (r) for their outstanding presentations this evening on the benefits from our club donations to the Rotary Foundation and on Robin's first-hand experience in Haiti including photos of Rotary Shelters in place, her nursing support for babies, and of her daughter Brittany's demolished home following the Quake.  Amazing series of photos. 


Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event Results:
Sponsored by Central Virginia Rotary Clubs
Saturday, May 22, 2010
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (and clean up)

Location: Virginia  Holocaust Museum


Frank Ferrante attended as our club representative.

We had a very successful packaging event this past weekend.  We packaged 50,112 meals with approximately 125 people participating - 12 Rotary Clubs and 1 Interact Club.  

Even our New DG Jayne Sullivan was there and contributed.

jane and me

Soon to be DG JAyne Sullivan appreciated Williamsburg's Representation and hopes we can do it again next year.  Frank Ferrante and DG Jayne Sullivan (2010-2011) shown at start of al the activity. 



Activity from all 125 players was wild adn furious for three hours and it was amazing how many meals and possible lives saved.  Every 3 seconds a child dies from starvation in the countries Stop Hunger Now serves - Stop Hunger Now is working to save children's lives around the globe.  That is their goal. 


More photos  posted on-line under menu item "Photo Albums"

Queen of Hearts as of: May 27, 2010

Chuck Hobson was raffle drawing winner;

he did not draw the Queen of Heart/


Pot approximately $220 with 42 cards remaining.



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