We had a terrific Rotary meeting this week.  Great comraderie, good food and an interesting speaker!  Next year's Nashoba Valley Club President, Mary Garcia, was a visitor.  Bob gave out Certificates of Appreciation to 2015-2016 board members, Krista Piazza and Don Deprez.  Bob also alerted club members that he will be looking for people to serve on the membership committee.  Dick Nevers volunteered.  Skip Hall indicated he was interested in serving on the public relations committee.  Barbara noted that Amy Mosher Berry will lead a mini retreat on Friday, August 19th for anyone interested in serving on the Community Service Projects committee.  More to come on that event.
Satya turned in $3,100 in additional donations/sponsorships for our June 4th gala.  Steve Tankanow is another $1,000 member sponsorship donor for which Satya us donating an additional $100.
Save the date:  Thursday, August 25th is shorts day at the Rotary Club of Worcester.  Last year, thanks to Satya and Ken Harling, the club raised around $1,000 on "shorts" day.  Please come prepared!
Our speaker this week was Michele Miller, founder of the Central Mass Lyme Foundation.  Michele lost her mother to Lyme disease because she had been misdiagnosed as having ALS.  Michele discussed the difficulty of detecting the disease, how easy it  is to get the disease and ways you can protect yourself from getting the disease.  Her discussion of how little the medical community knows about the disease and that testing for the disease is not always accurate was somewhat disturbing.  To learn more, visit their web site:  CentralMassLyme.com
Enjoy the weekend.  Barbara