Posted on Jan 06, 2023
Art quoted Shakespeare in his invocation:
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none
We are so glad Patricia went for an angiogram and wish her a quick recovery from the 4 stents they put in!! heart
Best Wishes to Malcolm & Venesse on their 39th Anniversary & to Bill for his upcoming 76th Birthday
Happy travelers over the holidays were Charlotte for  a trip to Puerto Vallarta with family; Art to Mexico, Alaska, & DC to see his son's new home; Jon to Chicago to spend with his grandkids, daughter, & wife
Nicole shared the following comic about superhero Rotarians that her husband found
Welcome to Rotarian Judy Hunt who was visiting  from Colorado
Jan showing off the Imagine Rotary pin given her by Susan in recognition of her work on our website and press releases
We were proud to present Casa de Amistad a check for $7364 as one of our LobsterFest major beneficiaries 
It was with great sadness that we learned that long time friend and supporter, Kitty McGee passed away on December 27.  
She provided countless hours of her time and brilliant graphic arts/marketing talents in support of our club and our fundraisers - Boccefest and Lobsterfest. A site for donations in honor of Kitty has been set up through the Rotary Foundation. Click below if you'd like to contribute
After much analysis, Treasurer Charlotte presented two options going forward for dues (club, district, international) which will be charged to all whether present at meetings or not:
Option 1: $206/qtr to include coffee but no breakfast
Options 2: $245/qtr with full access to the hotel breakfast buffet
Let her know your choice if you did not complete a ballot
Our own Di Shimkus (founder of Everyday Mindfulness who  has been practicing & teaching mindfulness for over 40 years), started our new year with mindfulness practices for every day. We learned that due to neuroplasticity the brain can be changed for the better and that the first 3 thoughts of the day can determine what kind of day you will have. 
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live wisely and compassionately in the present moment"