Minutes of Meeting October 22, 2013

Sheraton Hotel, Needham


The meeting was called to order by our President, Glen Davis who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance;

Ron helped up sing “God Bless America”; Darrell prayed for the blessing.


Guests:   Libby Pero from Capron Lighting,  David Fluet from Bank of America, and  Greg Bergeras, a French intern working with Bill Paulson.



Greg passed around the updates on the Music program which is to be held on 1/25/14 at 8 PM. 

Darrell updated us on the Thanksgiving Day feed (11/27).  There is a set-up on Wednesday at 4 pm and cooking starts at 3-4 AM on Thursday.  Help needed!

Louise was wearing Pink in honor of Cancer Awareness Month.  One can buy Bracelets, Shoe Laces, and T shirts at Taylors to support this cause.


Happy Dollars:

Welcome Marty as a member of our club, Go Sox, HTBH, Doug’s son’s wedding, Scott for his grandson 7lbs. and 11 oz., the weather, new hires, homeless couple both getting full time jobs, Roberta for seeing her Dr. from CA., and Bill for a great Dog Show.

The monies for October’s Happy Dollars will go to worldwide polio eradication.


Birthday wishes went out to Dan Tibma belatedly


50/50  The number was 654 (in French) and Dan who parleys won.  However he didn’t pick the Jack of Diamonds.  The pot now stands at $165.00


Paul Harris Fellows:  Glen honored Charles Nelson for his attaining this goal and Rick Davis for his second time attaining this goal.  Congratulations to them both!


New Member:  We inducted Marty Lindemann as a new member.  His write-up was emailed to all last week.  Welcome Marty!



A woman went to her doctor's office where she was seen by a young new doctor.

After about four minutes in the examination room, the doctor told her she was pregnant.

She burst out screaming and ran down the hallway.

An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was. She told him her story.

After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room. The doctor marched down the hallway to the first doctor and demanded:

"What's the matter with you? Mrs. Smith is 59 years old, has four grown children, seven grandchildren and you told her she was pregnant?!?!

The new doctor continued writing on his clipboard and without looking up said,

"Does she still have the hiccups?"



Doug also provided us with a history lesson as well (no laughing-this is serious stuff!!).:



U.S. S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel,
48,600 gallons of fresh waterfor
her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last
six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no
evaporators (i.e. fresh water distillers).

However, let it be noted that according to her ship's log, "On July 27,
1798, the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from Boston with a full
complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh
water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder
79,400 gallons of rum."

Her mission: "To destroy and harass English shipping."

Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour
68,300 gallons of rum.

Then she headed for the Azores , arriving there 12 November. She
provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and
gallons of Portuguese wine

On 18 November, she set sail for England . In the ensuing days she
defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12
English merchant ships,
salvaging only the rumaboard each.

By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted.
Nevertheless, although unarmed she made a night raid
up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland . Her landing party captured a
whisky distillery and transferred
gallons of single malt Scotch
by dawn. Then she headed home.

The U. S. S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February 1799,
with no cannon shot, no food, no powder,
no rum, no wine, no
, and 38,600 gallons of water.


Douglas George