23 Jan

The Forecaster for January 26, 2021

Again a most interesting and informative meeting starting with info from President John about the Trivia contest on Saturday night starting at 7 PM with Lawrence from DC Trivia leading us. Suggest you take out a meal from one of our Taste restaurants and be ready to have an enjoyable evening. Pres. John told us we’ve donated over $1,500 to Campagna Center so far and everyone is encouraged to donate their $100 for Campagna. Tammy Mann, President and CEO of...

16 Jan

The Forecaster for January 19, 2021

During the business section of this meeting we learned about matching donations for our Campagna Center project, new boards for the Alexandria Day Nursery & Children’s Home and our club, and birthday recognition for Mark Amberg, Farheena Siddiqui, Ru Toyama, Peter Knetemann, Bob McClure, and Ray Petniunas, and our Trivia Night on January 23rd. Dr. Rina Bonsal, Chief Medical Officer and President of INOVA Alexandria Hospital gave us a great deal of information about this 148 year old hospital: major...

11 Jan

The Forecaster for January 12, 2021

At the start of the meeting President John Moorman had several announcements: contributions for the Campagna Center are going well, on Jan. 26th we’ll have a Rotary Trivia Night like the one we had with Taste for Giving, and committee sign-ups are needed on the website. Sharon Meisel gave us the names nominated for the Club Board of Directors that we’ll vote on during the Jan. 26th meeting. Our speaker was Jim Knotts, CEO of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund...

04 Jan

Thje Forecaster for January 5, 2021

This Forecaster is the first of the new year and reports on December 15th, our last meeting of 2020. We had several announcements; our fund raising for the Campagna Center (goal of $20,000 with suggested $100 donations from each member), arrangements for Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing, and Rotarians of the Month for November (Rick Endres) and December (Shahnaz Ahmed). Bill Colosimo from the Alexandria Singers thanked us again for our donation to the SIngers and shared some details...

14 Dec

The Forecaster for December 15, 2020

Our last meeting of 2020 was a busy one with many announcements: no meetings on December 22nd or 29th sue to the holidays (next meeting on January 5th), possible trivia contest in January as part of a ‘cocktail party’ with food from our restaurants, and a fund raising for the Campagna Center since their Scottish Walk was canceled. Verena Anderson, a newly arrived Alexandria introduced herself and expressed the possibility of joining us later. Casey gave us some news and...

07 Dec

The Forecaster for December 8, 2020

On the first of our “dress for Rotary” days on the first meeting each month, President John told us how everyone looked really good and also told us we might be asked to assimilate some smaller Rotary clubs who are having trouble in the pandemic. John also noted that our Zoom meetings are being attended by only about half of our membership and we need to work on ways to make meetings more interesting and enjoyable – he asked everyone...

29 Nov

The Forecaster for December 1, 2020

This was an interesting and worthwhile meeting starting with our ‘legend’ newscaster, Gant Redmon, providing us our news, weather, and stock market reports. Gant highlighted that the presidential transition has finally started and he expects that President-Elect Biden will likely bring in a more traditional team to land running on January 20th. Rick Bailer recognized 10 birthdays: Marita Alabaster, Jim Aldige, Will Morris, Phil Gehrig, Frank Fannon, Jack Fannon, Dick Lacquement, Sharon Meisel, Geoff Thomas, and (Honorary Dana Lawhorn. Dick...

24 Nov

The Forecaster for November 24, 2020

This was another very interesting meeting – first with the report on another successful Taste for Giving and a speaker to provide ‘insider’ information relating to the recent Presidential election and all its following turmoil. Rick Endres told us of the TFG success both financially and enjoyment so many members and guests had from the dine in, the Alexandria Symphony, the Trivia contest, the raffle, and the live auction. We raised almost money as last year and everyone should be...

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...

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