Quintarian November 1, 2016
 
God Bless America:
  • Patrick McDermott
 
Prayer:
  • Ed Keohane
 
Sergeant at Arms:
  • Joe Shadduck
Newsletter notes by Secretary Jennifer Elliott
 
Guests:
  • None
 
Visiting Rotarians:
  • None
Birthdays:
 
  • 11/1 – Jim O’Leary
  • 11/1 – Henry Levin
Anniversaries:
 
  • 10/29 – Terry Bellotti-Palmieri (3 Years)
  • 11/6 – Sharon Fernandes (15 Years)
  • 11/6 – John Pasciucco (37 Years)
Announcements:
  • 11/14 – Million Dollar Meal @ Olindy’s bowling alley 6-9 PM. Meal from Gennarro's; Raffle items are needed Please contact Vice Pres. Wendy Simmons
  • 11/15-No meeting at the Neighborhood Club
  • 11/17 – Foundation Dinner @ Venus De Milo in Swansea @ 5:30 pm. Club has puchased tickets. Two seats available at our table. We are carpooling to the event. If you are interested in going please let Angela Ponte or Caryn Smith know.
  • 12/8 – Holiday Party.  Margaret Carr & Marylou Fishman are co-chairing this event.  Please let them know if you would like to help!
Happy Bucks:
  • Peter Racicot ran the Marine Corps Marathon with his wife, Linda in honor of his Uncle Mike!
  • Joe Shadduck did his first 5K!
  • Steve DesRoche spent the weekend in Pittsburg to see his step-son get married!
  • Marybeth Curran recognized Tom Galvin's article in the Quincy Sun about the Wollaston cemetery brochure and tours.
  • Angela Ponte voted early today
  • Sarah Hogan is happy to announce that the Woodward Schools soccer team finished 1st in their league.
  • Debbie Reilly's nephew got a temp-to-perm job at MIT
  • Margaret Carr spent the weekend in LA with her college roommates
  • President Andy’s daughter sent her college applications off!
 
 
Speaker: Ken Johnson – Managing Editor of the Patriot Ledger
 
 
Ken is originally from Easton where he grew up as a paperboy for the Brockton Enterprise.
 
He recently finished fundraising for reporter (Ray) at the paper.
 
Ken is happy to not have to wear a tie or suit to work each day.
 
The Patriot Ledger, like many newspapers is currently in difficult times.  The paper is a quarter of the size that it used to be , 30 pages VS the original 100.
 
Circulation has decreased from a high of over 100,000/day in the 1990s to 30,000/day, with many people reading the online e-paper.
 
The paper is endorsing Hillary Clinton for President. The Editorial board is who votes on the endorsements and they endorse a presidential elective as well as the ballot questions.
Queen of Hearts Raffle: Joe Shadduck....thanks for coming