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...

24 Jul

The Forecaster for July 28, 2020

Our meeting on 21 July that is reported in this Forecaster provided us many very significant facts for our consideration in our role as a peace club. Our speaker was Dr. Ira Helfand who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and is a major player in the worldwide efforts to prevent nuclear war. As Nancy VG Cooper said in her introduction of Dr. Helfand, as a peace building club, we need to educate, promote, and serve our communities...

19 Jul

The Forecaster for July 21, 2020

This Forecaster reports on the first meeting in our new Rotary year with President John Moorman presiding as his first meeting of the Alexandria Rotary Club (held in ZOOM format). The initial segments of the meeting were the same as always with Casey Lindsay providing a news cast, Taylor Barnes recognizing birthdays of several members, and Past President Sharon Meisel providing an updated report on our recent and successful Flags for Heroes. Jim Carmalt introduced our speaker, Cindy Butler who...

11 Jul

The Forecaster for July 14, 2020

This was our annual ceremony to both induct our new President and Board of Directors as well as say goodbye to our outgoing president but done this year as a Zoom meeting rather than in person at Belle Haven Country Club. As Sergeant at Arms, Peter Knetemann presided over all the meeting and gave a bit of info about each new in-coming board member before administering the oath of office to them. He then expressed the club’s appreciation to soon...

05 Jul

The Forecaster for July 7, 2020

The Forecaster was originally prepared to be printed off as an ‘old format’ bulletin planning to be printed and used for a luncheon at the Belle Haven Country Club but that meeting has been reformatted as a Zoom meeting. None the less this bulletin reports on the meeting of June 30th which covered both the Flags for Heroes event being set up and officially opened at the Cedar Knoll Restaurant on Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 July. Our International...

30 Jun

The Forecaster for June 30, 2020

Our Zoom meeting on June 23 was another well run and interesting meetings that President Sharon has put together for us to participate remotely. Newscaster Casey Lindsay rejoined us for a glimpse of current news, Sharon caught us up to date on the Flags for Heroes that has the goal of raising $25,000 with the impressive display at Cedar Knoll restaurant, we participated in the new member induction of Larry Newman (Benjamin Gehrig couldn’t join us so we’ll induct him...

23 Jun

The Forecaster for June 23, 2020

Our meeting on June 16th was another busy ZOOM session with President Sharon Meisel hosting from Kansas City, MO at home with family after the death of her father. We had our ‘normal’ meeting activities:, greeting guests, updates on Flags for Heroes and volunteer needs, announcing that Connie Hammell was named Managing Principal of KWCPA (1st ever female managing partner), word on our donation to the Rotary Club of Kingston, Jamaica, encouragement to check in the virtual Rotary Convention June...

15 Jun

The Forecaster for June 16, 2020

We had another interesting and rewarding meeting on June 9th with many announcements and a most interesting speaker with details about the virus causing Covid-19. Our announcements were: about Meredith Endres winning 1st place at the recent District Speech Contest, detailed updates concerning set-up on June 27th and selling sponsorships for our upcoming Flags for Heroes (FFH), a reminder to continue patronizing our Taste for Giving restaurants, and an enjoyable video showing Meredith’s presentation at the speech contest as well...

07 Jun

The Forecaster for June 9, 2020

Our ZOOM meetings are getting better and better every week and continue to have over 60 individuals signed in for the meetings. We had our normal announcements: visitors invited by Mary Roman, Rotarian of the Month-Taylor Barnes, birthday recognition of Mike Wicks with Charlie Ballou suggesting Mike color his mustache red, white, and blue if we sell more flags, updates on the Flags for Heroes sponsors and the ceremony, and finishing with a reminder to patronize our TFG restaurants. Mary...

01 Jun

The Forecaster for May 29, 2020

President Sharon Meisel ran another successful and enjoyable Rotary meeting that included a short visit by our recent Youth Exchange Student, Amanda Reiter from Brazil, Sir Stuart telling us about UK remembrance of war casualties and the Poppy significance, visit by a new member applicant, Larry Newman, latest about our upcoming Flags for Heroes, info on Jim Carmalt’s new pups, update on Meals on Wheels need for volunteers, and a reminder to support our Taste for Giving restaurants. Drew Carroll...

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