We had a terrific meeting this week.  It was a beautiful day at "Grill on the Hill."  Membership Chair, Bob Mangan announced that August is "membership month."  Bob is putting together a membership committee so please contact Bob to help out on this very important committee..
Satya Mitra, Foundation Chair, is also looking for committee members.  Satya reviewed the various incentives to giving to the Foundation from becoming a Paul Harris Fellow (a $1,000 donation) to making a bequest to the Foundation.  To give to the Foundation, checks should be made out to the "Rotary Foundation" and given to Satya for club credit.  Satya noted that this is the 100th year anniversary of the Foundation.  Satya's goal is to raise one million dollars in honor of the 100th year anniversary.
Rosemary Ford, a founder of the 365Z Foundation gave an inspirational talk about the Foundation's work in the schools to make children aware of the need to have empathy for others and to carry out kind deeds as part of every day living.
If you are interested in participating in the Service Projects Committee mini retreat on Friday, August 19th, please contact Amy Mosher Berry or myself.  The meeting will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and will include a cookout.
Meeting speakers for the rest of August are:
August 11, 2016:  District Governors, Pat and Skip Doyle
August 18, 2016:  Worcester Police Chief, Steven Sargent
August 25, 2016:  Matthew Johnson, Director of Social Innovation at Worcester State University
September 1, 2016:  Shorts Day!!