Bulletin of the Meeting on May 27, 2014

by Doug George


Louise Condon helped welcome our speaker for the week, Bill Wilmot, Head of the Tremont School in Weston.  He's guiding the development of this new private school that's now in its second year.  The school began with middle school and eventually will be expanding into a high school.  Presently there are 32 students with about 8 full time staff.  The tuition is $22,000 annually.  The focus is to give the students a hands-on education program built around projects that integrate "disciplines" and that are more individualized than the public schools offer.   The school builds curriculum around Albert Einstein's saying, "Learning is experience.  Everything else is just information." 

Our Meeting Notes:

Rich Forte ably substituted for our absent President Glen and let the Pledge, Ron Sokol gustily led the singing of "God Bless America" and Lois Sokol prayed.  She then led the "Vice Presidential Minute" (did we run out of presidents already?), with the guest VP being Humbert Humphrey.  It was a mostly Lois day, as she won the 50-50 draw but failed to get the queen of hearts, leaving at least $282 on the table for next week.

Happy Bucks Mentioned:  Guests, Great Memorial Day Program, nice weekends away, the Reality Fair, Great Article on Paul Burke and David Borelli, In Memory of Bob Welling and Evelyn Derenzo, Hope for a 15 day old boy from Panama coming to BCH for open heart surgery and for time with families.

The guest of the day was Doug Spink, a former Rotary Club Scholarship winner from 2011 at Needham High School.


Doug has just finished his third year at the University of Indiana where he is majoring in business and accounting.  Putting his education to work, he recently aided in a major university fund raising effort that secured more than $2 million.   We can hardly wait for him to become a Rotarian somewhere and put all that skill to work for service to others!


Our meeting will present the 2014 Needham Rotary Scholarship winners at our luncheon meeting.   Please make sure you attend and bring your checkbook, not your $1 bills.   Why?  Because the happy bucks for the week are going into our scholarship kitty.   Give often, give generously!  We are in the business of producing more Doug Spink's!

Finally, some jokes (laughter optional):

Humor by Doug:

Two ninety year old men, Moe and Sam, have been friends all their lives.

It seems that Sam is dying of cancer, and Moe comes to visit him daily.

"Sam," says Moe, "You know how we have both loved baseball all our lives, and how we played minor league ball together for so many years. Sam, you have to do me a favor. When you get to Heaven, and I know you will go to Heaven, somehow you've got to let me know if there's baseball in Heaven."

Sam looks up at Moe from his death bed, and says, "Moe, you've been my best friend for years........of course, I'll tell you."

And shortly after, Sam passes on.

It is midnight a couple of nights later. Moe is sound asleep when he is awakened by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calls out to him, "Moe.... Moe...."

"Who is it?" says Moe sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?"

"Moe, it's me, Sam."

"Come on. You're not Sam. Sam just died."

"I'm telling you," "It's me, Sam!"

"Sam? Is that you? Where are you?"

"I'm in heaven," says Sam, "and I've got to tell you, I've got good news and a little bad news."

"So, tell me the good news first," says Moe.

"The good news," says Sam "is that there is baseball in heaven. Better yet, all our old buddies who've gone before us are there. Better yet, we're all young men again. Better yet, it's always spring time and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play baseball all we want, and we never get tired!"

"Really?" says Moe, "That's great, but what's the bad news?"

"Ahhh -- Sam, you're pitching next Tuesday."

Humor by Doug, 2nd chance:

A man was stranded on a desert island for 10 years.

One day a beautiful girl swims to shore in a wetsuit....

Man: "Hi! Am I ever happy to see you."

Girl: "Hi! It seems like you've been here a long time. How long has it been since you've had a cigarette?"

Man: "It's been ten years!"

With this information the girl unzips a slot on the arm of her wet suit and gives the man cigarette.

Man: "Oh thank you so much!"

Girl: "So tell me how long its been since you had a drink?"

Man: "It's been ten years"

The girl unzips a little longer zipper on her wet suit and comes out with a flask of whiskey and gives the man a drink.

Man: "Oh... thank you so much. You are like a miracle!"

Girl: [Starting to unzip the front of her wet suit.] "So tell me then, how long has it been since you played around?"

Man: "Oh, my God, don't tell me you've got a set of golf clubs in there too?!"

Humor from Jim:

At breakfast, the wife says to her husband, “What would you do if I won the Lotto?”

“I’d take half and leave you,” he says.

“Great” she says. “Here's $6. I won $12 yesterday! Stay in touch.”