Posted by Spencer Betts on Apr 23, 2018

Faith Parker Co-Chair Lexington Goes Purple Speaks to Rotary.

On a perfect spring day, 20 Rotarians and 2 guests meet at the Lexington Golf Club with President Lori presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by PP Nick C, one verse of America was led by PP Don M (and Charlie V), PDG Jack did the invocation. The food was a mixture of a turkey burger, fish, rice, and veggies.    
 
Lots of Rotarians were happy from their vacations; PP Murray went to San Francisco; PP Spencer went to Arizona for WORK and play and Allan A went to NYC. PE Michelle was happy about celebrating her daughter’s first communion. PDG Jack was very happy his wife is doing better after breaking her hip.
 
A few members were happy about the event we did during Patriot’s day weekend with the Old Guard. PP Nick and PP Dan B both put in some happy dollars for how much they enjoyed the event. Thank again to PP Jim F and everyone at Brookhaven for supporting the event! Even though the Patriot’s Day parade and activities were cancelled, P Lori thanked everyone on the committee for doing a great job in getting us ready for the day. Hopefully next year’s weather will be more cooperative.   
 
A few other announcements this week.
  • Comedy Night is coming up soon on May 11th. There are only 32 seats left. We would like to sell the event out completely. Please invite more friends. We could also use a few more ads, if you know any businesses that would be willing to place even a small $100 ad please let me (PP Spencer) know and I will follow up.
  • Next week’s meeting (April 30th), we be our social meeting. It will be from 6 to 8pm and there will be a “friendly” game of poker. All are welcome.
  • May 7th, there will be a board meeting prior to our regular meeting.   
 
Our speaker this week was Faith Parker, from the Alzheimer Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Faith talked about the effect that Alzheimer’s has had on her family. The rate of death from Alzheimer’s is still increasing in this country. Faith is chairing an all-day fund raiser in Lexington called Turn Lexington Purple. This is combination with the Alzheimer’s association Longest Day found raiser which tries to raise money and awareness about Alzheimer’s and it devastating effects it has on families. On June 9th there will be many opportunities to help raise money and awareness all over Lexington. For more information go to www.facebook.com/lexingtongoespurple. You can reach out to Faith directly if you have any questions fkparker@comcast.net.
       
PP Nick won the 50/50 for $60. “For like the first time in 5 years”  
 
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