Posted by David Henley
Following a rousing, mostly off-key rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and a moment of silence to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pres. Gil got right down to business with the following reports:
  • We received a donation from Paddy's Beach Club. Apparently someone braved the fly invasion the night of the fundraiser and actually had dinner there. Thank you will be sent.
  • Jeff has tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner and distributed ten to each member present. If you didn't get yours, see him asap. In many ways this is one of our easier fundraisers, but the key is in getting the word. Advance ticket sales is the best way to do that.
  • Rick approached the organizers of Charlestown's Rythm-n-Roots Festival about the possibility of selling shortcake at the festival. It looks like food vendors are n short supply at the fest and our shortcakes would likely be a tremendous hit, should we decide to take it on. It would mean committing to a 3-day Labor Day weekend event, open from 1 - 10 pm, similar to what we did at Charlestown Seafood Fest a couple of years ago. More research is commencing.
Big thanks out to Ed for taking on the speaker scheduling - he has already booked pretty much through October. He and Gil both stressed again how important it is that member show up on nights when we have guests!
Next week's speaker is Bridget Gieseke of Adoption Rhode Island