Keith Gonsalves gave a very interesting talk about fish ladders and his work in organizing and creating the Ten Mile River Watershed Council.  The image here depicts construction of a fish ladder that will allow native herring the ability negotiate man-made dams to run up river to spawn.  
Invocation:  Timothy Reichardt
Rotary Thought of the Day:  Thomas Mann
Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  N/A
Song Leader:  Dwight Douglas
SongIn The Good Old Summertime, Down By The Old Mill Stream, Easter Parade
  • Board Meeting:  The next Board meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Spumoni’s.
  • Major Fundraiser:  Matt Davis will chair the Major Fundraiser Committee this year.  We will be running a raffle – likely with cash prizes (“cash is king!”).  Matt needs volunteers to join his committee!!  Please offer your help. 
  • Service Project:  The math flash cards have arrived!  We will distribute them at St. Cecelia’s school. Date to be announced soon.
  • GSE program:  Many changes this year.  Rotarians are now eligible as team members and there is no longer an age restriction.  There is an increased focus on vocation – this year the vocation is the medical field.  The exchange will be with Germany, May 4 – 25, 2014.
  • Drivers Needed:  The German GSE Team will be visiting from April 26th through May 2.  Drivers are needed on Monday (1/2 day); Wednesday (full day); Thursday (local in Pawtucket). 
  • Thank you to Rotary:  The Mixed Magic Theatre would like to thank the Rotary Club for their donation of $600 to buy carpet by hosting an event on Thursday, May 8th at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Important Upcoming Event:  In/Out Banquet and Steak Fry. 
Fines:  $1, Dwight Douglas, for reminiscing without paying a happy dollar; $1, Thomas Mann, self-imposed fine for fining Dwight.
Happy Bucks:
  • $3, Herb Weiss, happy that Elijah visited Lew, and happy that he is near completion on the Pawtucket supplement for the Providence Business News.
  • $1, Mary Coyle, happy that the last place Red Sox won a game last night and are “now on track” for another World Series title…
  • $2, Lew Miller, happy with Passover, and upset that our club needs some refreshing on the 4-way test.
  • $1, Bianca Policastro, happy to be going on vacation to Mexico.
  • $10, Dwight Douglas, happy that the ND ladies had a great season, and two players who were drafted in the WNBA first round. 
  • $3, Tim Reichardt, happy to have gone to the Stadium to watch the Yankees beat the Red Sox, and happy the Yankees swept a double-header yesterday. 
  • $2, Bill Hunt, happy that Mary and Mark have agreed to be host families.  See announcement section about drivers needed…
Raffle:  Susan Reed picked the seven of hearts.  The jackpot grows.
Chair Of The Day:  Susan Reed
Speaker:  Keith Gonsalves
Program:  Ten Mile River Watershed Council