This author Richard L. has created 124 entries.

24 Aug

The Forecaster for August 25, 2020

This again was a very interesting ZOOM meeting with almost 60 participants that included a few visitors from the Alexandria City Council (Mark Jinks, Morgan Routt, and Julie Jenkins, an interesting and informative newscast by Casey LIndsay covering political conventions as well as fire and weather damage around the US then birthday recognition prepared by Steve Wharton. Our speaker was Mark Wicks who gave us a thorough coverage of activities of the Alexandria City Council. Mark showed us a detailed...

23 Aug

Speakers for September 2020

September 1 – Michael Maibach, Managing Dir. of the James Wilson Institute of Natural Rights and the American Founding, “The Electoral College” September 8  –    TBA September 15 – Alexandria Fire Chief Corey Smedley – “TBA” September 22 –      TBA September 29 –        TBA   ...

02 Feb

Speakers for Feb 2020

Speakers for Feb 2020 4 Feb – Dr. Paul Lachelier, “Learninglife’s Family Diplomatic Initiative”11 Feb – Dr. Cecily Havert, “Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Dispelling the Myths”18 Feb – Bob Livingston, “Chasing Windmills”25 Feb – pending (Frank Fannon tells me we’ll have this one soon) Detailed Speaker information available under the Meeting information in Upcoming Events Section. ...

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...

01 Dec

Speakers for December 2019

December 3 – Michael Maibach “Return to City Council Wards” December 10 – Meredith Endres “How the STEM Method Can Help Meet Rotary’s Clean Water Objectives” December 17 – Christmas Luncheon December 24 – NO MEETING December 31 – NO MEETING ...

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...