District. 7610. The RI president’s monthly message January 2011 Test time!
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The RI president’s monthly message
We are at the halfway point in this Rotary year, and now is the time to test the strengths and weaknesses of our clubs. Perhaps a strange idea for some Rotarians, but how else will we learn how the activities and programs of our respective clubs match up to those of other clubs in our districts – and around the world? Therefore, I encourage all Rotarians – not only the club officers – to become involved in evaluating their clubs during the month of January.
The Presidential Citation program for 2010-11 has been designed as a score sheet for all the Avenues of Service. It also is a checklist for many of the activities and programs conducted by most clubs. Club presidents are required to complete the score sheets and submit them to their district governors by 31 March 2011 for their clubs to be eligible for the Presidential Citation awards. The scores should be shared with all club members either as written reports or as presentations at club meetings.
Starting work on the Presidential Citation test in January will provide an opportunity to correct any discovered deficiencies in club activities before the submission deadline of 31 March. It also will cause the club leaders to notice that a new Presidential Citation with Distinction award is available this year for clubs with a good balance of activities in all Avenues of Service.
This year I am recommending that all clubs review their practices and procedures to see if they are truly best practices or merely traditional practices. Annual evaluations of our clubs are certainly best practices, and more Rotarians than usual need to be involved in the evaluations for their clubs. The Presidential Citation score sheets are a good place to start the process. How else will we know if our clubs really are becoming Bigger, Better, and Bolder?
RI President Ray Klinginsmith
DISCON 2011 - excerpt from District Newsletter, Dec 2010
FRIDAY: After the first plenary session on Friday morning, each club will be able to highlight their signature projects during the Club Snapshots session. Lunch will follow.
Free time is scheduled on Friday afternoon for you and your family to enjoy the sights and sounds of Gettysburg.
Closing Friday’s activities will be a very special 1863 Dinner and Dance. We will travel back in time and party like it’s 1863. Dress in your finest Civil War-era attire. What? You don’t have Civil War-era attire? Not to worry. Here are some sources where you can rent Blue or Gray uniforms as well as civilian dress (think Rhett Butler) http://www. costumesofnashua.com or Victorian Costume Rentals, Gettysburg 717-357-0518 and 1800s Clothing and Accessories, Gettysburg 717-338 -1860. DG Ron Marion, in the spirit of harmony, has proclaimed a truce during the 1863 Dinner and Dance.
Once you have your evening attire finalized, you will need to know how to dance as they did in 1863. No, they didn’t do the Funky Chicken. But, they did do the Lancer’s Quadrille. Mary Drum from the Herndon club and her dance troop will demonstrate dances of the mid-19th century and give lessons for those wishing to dance in the appropriate manner. If you would like to see some periods dances and hear music from the era, visit www.civilwardance.org for several demonstrations by the Victorian Dance Ensemble.
Before the dancing begins, we will dine in style on foods popular in 1863 — entertained by acclaimed Civil War musicians, The Susquehanna Travelers. Visit the following website to learn more about this
Wow, what a day. And this is only
the first day of DisCon 2011.
by William “Bill” Cawley, Rotary Club of West Point
Home of the District Governor Ron Marion
Pledge of Allegiance………….…….…
Introduction of Guests ……………….
Happy Talk ………………………………….
Rotary Moment ………………………….
Fines and Money Talks …………….…
Four Way Test ………………………….…
Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant at Arms
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The Four Way Test
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from 7:00 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
on the 3rd floor of the
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street South
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of the things we think, say or do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Crystal Ball – Crystal City Pentagon Rotary
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About our Club:
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Crystal City Pentagon Rotary
Chartered April 20, 1984
Gerry Shannon has been the Executive Director of Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Inc. (AMEN) since March 2007. She is responsible for the management and oversight of five emergency financial assistance programs, public relations, and fundraising. During her tenure, the AMEN budget has grown by 48 percent to $918,000. Before taking the helm at AMEN, Ms. Shannon worked for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) on board governance and related issues and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing as a political consultant. For more than 20 years before that, she was a governmental relations specialist for research universities (including Princeton, University of California System and Harvard) and for research university associations in Washington, D.C. She is a member of Leadership Arlington’s Class of 2010. She resides in Arlington with her husband and two children.
Glynn Bates– President
Anupam Kumar– Vice President
Sheriann Lockwood – Secretary
Stanley Koussis – Treasurer
George Tyson – Sargeant-at-Arms
Don Ainsworth– President Elect
Hayward Hull– Immediate Past President
Susan Bentley – Bulletin
Peter Anderson - Membership
A Frohwein, K Epstein – Programs
Tracy Settle – Suriname Initiative
Nancy Needs– Public Relations
Joe Garland – Rotary Foundation
Susan Bentley – Club Service
Hayward Hull– Community Service
Neal Davidson– International Service
Paige Blache– Vocational Service
January is Rotary Awareness Month
To the Pentagon-Crystal City Rotary Club,
Thank you so much for all you have done for me. I am very touched by the Christmas gift. I am so lucky to be supported by a Rotary Club as great as yours; I could not be happier !
Crystal City Pentagon Rotary Club Foundation
July 1, 2010
Board of Directors: Mary Shaffran, Chair, George (Ron) Marion, Joseph Garland (Treasurer), Peter Anderson, George Tyson, Hayward Hull
Members: All current members of the Crystal City Pentagon Rotary Club (21859) of District 7610
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