OCTOBER 22, 2014

Meeting Recap

     Greetings Rotarians! Today’s speaker was Captain Zachariah Fike, founder of Purple Hearts Reunited.  Capt. Fike started this non-profit organization in 2012 as a vehicle for locating lost, stolen or missing Military Medals and returning them to their rightful owners.  To date, Capt. Fike’s hard work has resulted in over 100 medals being returned to their original recipients or their families.  In addition to locating and returning these medals, Capt. Fike takes the time to enroll recipients of these medals into the Purple Heart Hall of Honor.  So far, over 1,000 recipients have been enrolled through Purple Hearts Reunited.  For more information about this organization and the work it does, please visit
Essex Rotary Exchange Student
            As most of you are already aware, our Club has sponsored local high school student, Katy Trahan as a Rotary Exchange Student.  Katy has graciously updated us on her experiences in Iceland by frequently posting pictures and notes on our Club’s Facebook page. As we approach the holiday season, it might be nice for members to let Katy know that we are thinking about her during this amazing experience.  Katy would undoubtedly appreciate any messages from home, so please feel free to send her a letter at the following address:
Katy Trahan
Funafold 61
IS-112, Reykjavik
A Concert to End Polio
            Classically trained musicians, Pietro Tagliaferri and Francesco Attesti will perform the works of Saint-Sains, Poulenc and Debussy at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael’s College on Friday, October 24th.  The event is sponsored by Rotary District 7850 and all proceeds from this event will be donated towards Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $18.00 for students.  President Phil has several tickets available if anyone would like to purchase them, or you can purchase them through the Flynn Theater.  Please visit the following website for more information:
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – We will be holding our monthly charitable committee meetings.
For the complete list of upcoming speakers and general information about the Club, please go to our website at   Be sure to also visit us on Facebook at
       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet