Rotary

Club of
Smoketown Brunswick

Club Meeting

Smoketown Brunswick
Meets at 1st Friday of each month at Noon (various locations) Happy Hour meeting 3rd Wednesday monthly from 5:30-6:30pm at Smoketown Brewing Station Brunswick, MD 21716
18 South Maple Street
Brunswick, MD 21716

Time: Friday at 12:00 PM

Birthdays

Kevin C. Kenny
November 10th
Lois A. Jarman
November 10th

Club Leaders

Jennifer Lolli-Hall
iPast President
President
Cherie Wigfield
President-Elect
Club Membership Chair
Lois A. Jarman
Secretary
Sue Kelley
District Foundation Advocate
Jennifer Diaz
Treasurer
Christopher George Mourlas
Sergeant-at-Arms
Abbie Lynn Ricketts
Community Service Chair
Judith Ann Couillard
Rotary Foundation Chair
William(Will) Byrd
Area Governor
New York City Bus Trip!
December 3, 2022


Smoketown Rotary is again sponsoring a NYC bus trip! Enjoy a day of shopping, catch a show, take in sights, spend the day your way. Let our festive fun bus make your trip fun and relaxing. Grab a friend or make a friend! This trip is FREE to any new members who join Smoketown Rotary prior to Dec. 3! Regular tickets $90. For ticket information visit our eventbrite site at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../new-york-bus-trip-tickets...
For any additional information, email SmoketownRotaryClub@gmail.com



BEACON Community Christmas

Many thanks to Charlie Harris for leading Smoketown Rotary's participation in the annual Community Christmas. Members have generously provided gifts for two children and are donating gift cards for others.

Interact Clubs Collect Lithium Batteries

The Smoketown Rorary Club's sponsored Interact Clubs recently collected lithium batteries as a joint service project at Middletown Town Hall. Shown in the photo is Club President Jennifer Lolli- Hall with several Middletown High School students.




Canal Community Days

Smoketown Rotary Club Canal Stewards participated in Canal Community Days on October 22 along with several other community volunteers. The boat ramp area and lengthy upriver and downriver areas were cleaned of trash. Judy Couillard, Abbie Ricketts, and Chris Mourlas painted over the graffiti on all the bridge pillars. The City of Brunswick Police Department has agreed to monitor the area in an effort to reduce the frequency of occurrences. Canal Community Days is sponsored by the Canal Trust, the official non-profit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park.


Mayor Nathan Brown Addresses Smoketown Rotary

Brunswick Mayor Nathan Brown updated members and guests about current and upcoming city projects at the November 4 First Friday luncheon. He introduced new City Administrator Julie Martorana who previously served as Economic Development Coordinator/Grants Coordinator.

Mayor Brown described the successes and challenges the City has faced. Construction will begin on the affordable apartment complex downtown in the spring and many other revitalization projects are underway. He noted that infrastructure is a top priority.

Smoketown Rotary Receives Proclamation on November 17, 2017




















The Polio Plus Society

By Kenneth D. Weiss on Monday, October 31, 2022
Polio. The name strikes fear in the hearts of people who have known it first hand. Rotary and other organizations have spent billions of dollars to wipe it out, worldwide, but we have not quite succeeded. It is still as close as New York. About four more years and some $4 billion dollars are needed to finish the job.

From District 7620 Rotarian Kenneth Sower:
Consider these recent headlines:

CNN: Polio has reemerged in the U.S. Who should get a polio vaccine now?

Forbes: Polio Outbreak in NY Puts U.S. On List Of Countries Where Virus Circulates, CDC Says.

NPR: Polio virus detected in more wastewater near New York City.

NBC News: New York declares a state of emergency over Polio.

Sower recommends taking a look at the film produced by District 7620 and consider sharing it with others. There is an edited 28 minute version as well as a full length version.

To download the film, go to daretodreamfilm.com.

November is Rotary Foundation Month

By Bob Nelson on Tuesday, November 1, 2022