14 Mar

The Forecaster for March 17, 2020

Our meeting on March 10th started with an alert from President Sharon Meisel that the ongoing Covid19 pandemic would require each of us to determine our actions and decide for ourselves whether or not to attend meetings. Since then our board and BHCC have decided to continue holding meetings but BHCC will discontinue the salad bar and serve a plated salad. We will need to basically RSVP if we’re coming to a meeting so BHCC can know how many to...

13 Mar

The Forecaster for March 10, 2020

Janet Barnett started this meeting with a very appropriate quote of a short piece by Dr. Seuss that was timely and inspirational. During the business meeting President Sharon reminded us that our Charter Night was coming up on Saturday March 28th and we need to get our RSVPs in to Donna and also told us that our March community service project to provide diapers and wipes to the Campagna Center was very successful. Michael Aretti from Dist. 7610 Foundation then...

01 Mar

The Forecaster for March 3, 2020

Our “Fat Tuesday” meeting started with Jim “Creole” Aldige giving us info on the New Orleans celebration of Mardi Gras along with the beads and candies in purple, green, and gold that Donna Wilson had placed on each table. This Mardi Gras recognition was capped by serving King Cake as the dessert at the end of the meal (several members found a “baby” in their King Cake dessert). Other announcements were March birthdays by Paul Anderson (Rich Morrison, Catherine Tulenko,...

23 Feb

The Forecaster for Februay 25, 2020

The was a very busy meeting with a banner exchange with a Russian Rotarian, Bill Colosomo giving us an update on the Alexandria Singers use of our donation, congrats to Frank Fannon on his food drive, and President Sharon telling us about an upcoming Rotary Leadership Institute as well as a new member mentoring program. Our speaker was Bob Livingston, previous Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee who talked to us about his 22 years in congress and now over...

15 Feb

The Forecaster for February 18, 2020

This was an interesting and enjoyable meeting right from the start when 5 member birthdays were recognized, we had our monthly student recognition for Vivion Purser from St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes HS, got reports on progress of our diaper donations to Campagna Center, were encouraged to finish our committee member sign-ups, thanked Chris Herndon for his fantastic technical guidance and support, learned about a TFG dinner at a restaurant who supported our charity efforts, and asked for volunteers to...

06 Feb

The Forecaster for February 11, 2020

The first business of this meeting was Drew Carroll’s recognition of birthdays for Ray Petunias, Steve Gresham, Lee Duncan, and Cheryl Monno (also Earl Reed’s birthday was’today’ Feb 4th); Felipe Duran received his blue badge, Donna Wilson bestowed Rotarian of the Month on Sharon Meisel, everyone was encouraged to sign up for 3 committees using the sign-up sheets, TJ Fannon and Sons owners and brothers Jack and Tom Fannon were recognized in the Washington Business Journal for being in business...

05 Feb

The Forecaster for February 4, 2020

Another meeting with numerous interesting announcements: Remember to bring your diapers next week!, a group of birthday recognitions, Washington Business Journal’s coverage of our own TJ Fannon & Sons, and a fascinating presentation from Dr. Paul Lachelier. a sociologist and nonprofit entrepreneur passionate about making the world a better place through civic innovation. ...

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...