Club Meeting of July 15, 2021
President Mark Coursey announced the start of his fundraiser, WMLRW, and the Club members participated in an initial weigh-in 50/50 associated with Mark's starting weight.
Susan Dorr, our International Chair, initated the 3rd Thursday updating from the International Committee, by having Francis Wheeler-Berta spend a few minutes with our Club updating us on CASA ALITAS, located in Tuscon, AZ.  Frannie's email is for those that want to write to Frannie, and all are encouraged to view their website and donate, as one sees fit.
President Mark shared another "Service above Self" moment, with this week's story from the July 2nd Washington Post, about a 90-year old woman who has created over 11,000 tiny hand-made hats for newborn babies.
Paul Doiron was our featured speaker this week, and he read the first chapter from his latest Mike Bowditch series book, "Dead by Dawn". Many in the club expressed their passion for reading the entire series, encouraging others who may not have ever read any of the series to do so.  Paul's latest book is the 12th in the series, and he told us that #13 is in the works at the present time.
Each Committee Chair is reminded to identify a representative from their Committee to be on the Public Image/Public Relations Committee, which is being co-chaired by Mimi Edmunds. Another member is also being sought to be a co-chair with Mimi.
Tom Peaco is still actively seeking a Christmas Tree vendor, so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, then please get with Tom as soon as practical.
The Knowlton Street Skate Park paint/scraping effort will continue this coming Satursday, July 17th, starting at 9:00am. It should only take a few volunteers an hour or so to complete this project.
The next Habitat Build-day will occur on Saturday, August 7th, starting at 8:30am at the Philbrook Avenue location in Rockland.
Buckets on the Table are for the Backpack Program!
The next WBR Tiki-Time will be on Friday, July 23rd at the Walkers' lakefront home, starting at 4:30pm.. Directions will be sent via email as we get closer to that date.
Next week's speaker is TBA, and it was announced that next week we will resume in-person meetings at the Congregational Church. George will be sending each Member an email with meeting details, and the Zoom link will still be available.  Also, a Special Board Meeting will be scheduled for next Wednesday morning to discuss needed safety protocols and the Hybrid Meeting Technology project.