31 Oct

The Forecaster for November 3, 2020

At our meeting a week before the 2020 Presidential election, our speaker was Matt Viser, political reporter from the Washington Post, who is following the Joe Biden campaign. Our ‘business meeting’ was a normal busy meeting with updates on several activities: induction of Pamela Phillips as our newest member, Walk for Water on 31 Oct, TFG Travel Raffle ticket sales, and TFG Fine Dining. Matt Viser told us that covering the election in the pandemic is different with now newsroom...

25 Oct

The Forecaster for October 27, 2020

We had a ‘normal’ business meeting with reminder about the upcoming Walk for Water that raises funds for the many worthwhile water related projects around the world, birthday recognition by Ray Petniunas for Gant Redmon, Donna Wilson recognizing the Rotarian of the Month (ROM) for September (Martha Kelley Gordon for foundation contribution information) and ROM for October (Rick Endres relating to Taste for Giving), Rick Bailer giving details about the Water Alliance we joined with 17 other Rotary Clubs to...

21 Oct

The Forecaster for October 20,2020

We had another busy and worthwhile meeting that included several guests to include our recent member Christine Hall from her new home in Thailand. Several important announcements were made about our upcoming events like the Walk for Water, World Polio Day (24 Oct), and, of course, our important Taste for Giving on November 14th. President John Moorman reminded us to patronize our TFG restaurants and go to the club website to purchase tickets for our travel raffle with it’s three...

10 Oct

The Forecaster for October 13, 2020

This was an interesting and enlightening Zoom meeting with updates on Alexandria news, our Taste for Giving Travel Raffle, and birthday recognitions – prior to a most timely and fascinating presentation concerning the upcoming Presidential elections of 2020 by a nationally recognized political pollster, our own Whit Ayres. With his well prepared slides and informed observations, Whit took us through his analyses and thoughts about how Donald Trump won in 2016 and then covered numerous aspects he feels will be...

28 Sep

The Forecaster for September 29, 2020

This Zoom meeting of Rotary was a full one with several important announcements like: the news on the advisory board for the Va. Tech. Innovation Campus, that Dr. Fauci will be honored at the BSA Gala on Oct. 14th, info on the Walk for Water on Oct. 31st being virtual with registration of $35/individual and $50/family, details about the travel raffle at the TFG with 3 fabulous options and tickets $40 for one, 3 for $100, and birthday recognition for...

20 Sep

The Forecaster for September 22, 2020

This was a Zoom meeting of over 50 participants that included Christine Hall, previous member, who signed in from Thailand where is was almost midnight. President John Moorman gave us announcements about Taster for Giving and asking everyone to let them know any ideas for how to put on interesting entertainment on Zoom and also words about the travel raffle. Tom Connaughton gave us a factoid about RI evolution – early rapid club founding around the world but a rather...

12 Sep

The Forecaster for September 15, 2020

As always, we had several important announcements after President John Moorman called this meeting to order. First announcement was the need for volunteers who could deliver Meals on Wheels once weekly from Monday thru Friday on a recurring basic, then Martha Kelly Gordon encouraged us to donate an average of $100 annually to both the RI and our club Foundations, lastly John reminded us to donate to SCAN (building activity sets for children) and to continue to patronize our TFG...

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...

17 Aug

The Forecaster for August 18, 2020

In addition to the normal elements of our meeting, this week we had a moment of silence in memory of Bob Calhoun’s recent passing, Donnie Simpson reported on our club’s support efforts for Boy Scouting, and birthday recognition of Taylor Barnes and Don Kellerman by Steve Wharton Frank Fannon introduced our speaker, Councilwoman Amy Jackson telling us she was raised in Florida, graduated from T.C.Williams HS, got degrees from Virginia Tech, was elected to the Alexandria City Council in 2018,...

02 Aug

The Forecaster for August 4, 2020

This was a jam packed meeting with normal announcements: Casey Lindsay’s newscast told us that Rick Endres had just won the Virginia Commonwealth Outdoor Olympic Style archery championship and was headed now for the National Outreach Championship, we had 3 visitors joining us on Zoom, Denny Kuhns informed us of a grant we’re submitting to support cancer treatment in Bangladesh, and Larry Newman gave us a factoid on the Shelter Box program. This day’s program was a favorite – 3...

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