New Rotary Club Starting In Westwod
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 14, 2013, 07:41 PM EST
A small group of potential Rotary members gathered at Burke's Restaurant on Old Hook Road in Westwood . They plan to meet every Thursday at 12:15 at Burke's and to gain in size so that they can be chartered by Rotary International Assisting in the startup are District 7490 Governor Bonnie Sirower. Past District Governor Dominic Jengo and Assistant Governor Jim Boyer. Leading the group and newly elected President is Susan Thielemann
Upon entering the special dining area, a table was set up to accommodate the anticipated onrush of potential members. After awhile, seating was at a premium and another table had to be added. Following the precepts of a regular Rotary Club, a salute to the American flag was conducted followed by a recital of the 4Way Test of the things we think, say or do.
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it Fair to all concerned?
3) Will it build GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
to which was added:
#5) IS IT FUN?
Susan had a printed agenda for the candidates to follow which included a talk by District Governor Bonnie and a slide show presented by Past District Governor Dominic. After that, officers were elected for the starting group consisting of a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Tom Ott had previously volunteered to get a Community Project in the works and he reported on the progress. To end the meeting, everyone contributed a Happy Dollar to tell why they were happy.
Anyone interested in joining this nucleus and have the honor of becoming a Charter Member should go to Burke's on Thursday at noon.