Category Archives: Rotary

Update on Kevens Loctamar-Our First Gift of Life Child

Karla J. Prentiss, EMT, Director, National Development Operations and Stewardship, Catholic Health Initiatives Foundation, writes:

“Good Afternoon Team Members, Supporters and Friends,

In love and support this little guy, we needed an update. I received the updated photos below (just late yesterday) and wanted to share. A special THANK YOU to Sr. Jackie! What a journey he has been on this year! If you really stop and think about it, it can take your breath away. So many things had to go right, so many volunteers had to step in and up (boy – did they!) Please know the family is eternally grateful for the role each of you played in his “story”.

Kevens is doing well – flourishing with each new day. Kevens started school in September with the assistance of gracious investors in his future here in Colorado. He is pictured below in his school uniform. Onward to great things young man!

A very special thank you to Carole Peet for being the Haiti Project CHAMPION. Your direction has kept us focused and moving upstream.

A short video was made to include aspects of Kevens’ and his families journey this year. Lots of familiar faces – from the surgery, to the birthday party to being back home in Gros Morne – it is a little over 5 minutes but well worth it. In a moment of reflection, I invite you to watch the video all the way through.

Click Here to watch – Kevens Song Video

Everyone who knows Kevens, knows he LOVES watching himself in the mirror, on video or in pictures. We made him a hard bound book as well as loaded the video onto a digital frame for him to watch over and over…. Lots of batteries were sent as well. You should have seen his smile.

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The family

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KL3This brick is placed in the healing garden at the new St. Anthony North Hospital campus at 144th in Westminster.

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A constant reminder of the GREAT work so many partners contributed to!”

 

Annual Meeting Selection of Officers

At the BBRC Annual Meeting, held on December 9, 2014, the following Officers were selected to serve with our Incoming President, Wayne Muratore, for the 2015-2016 Year:

Vice President:  Sandra Dowling

Treasurer:  Celia Weintrob

Sargent of Arms:  Clover March

Secretary:  Jamie Wells

In addition, the President Elect for the 2016-2017 year was selected–  Congratulations to Lizzette Muniz!

The BBRC would also like to announce and welcome our newest members:

Joanne Hindy

Brittany Williams, and

Bishop Ronald Joseph

Happy Holidays everyone!

BBRC Supports P.S. 38 at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 13, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club Supports P.S. 38!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

at

Barnes & Noble

106 Court Street

Brooklyn, New York

In-store events will include PS 38 Chorus, a live band and holiday story times!

 A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases, including purchases made at the Café, will benefit P.S. 38.  This is a perfect way to complete your holiday shopping and support one of our local elementary schools

or  

Please visit BN.COM/bookfairs online from 12/14/14 to 12/19/14 

When you enter Bookfair ID 11472107 at checkout you will support PS 38.

Don’t forget to reserve your cheesecake! This makes a great addition to any holiday gathering!

In-store events will include our PS 38 Chorus, a live band and holiday story times!

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Verrazano and Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club offer turkeys to soldiers at Ft. Hamilton

Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese

Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese

Members of the Rotary Club of Verrazano, along with the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, donated fifty 20-pound turkeys to soldiers at Fort Hamilton.