Monday, May 11, 2009

Honored with Paul Harris Fellow

While on a visit to the Romanian Embassy in Washington DC followed by a meeting regarding establishing support for several Rotarian international humanitarian aid shipments to Eastern Europe and the South Pacific, a brief ceremony was held at Union Station. After cornering Ed in the Main Hall, I was able to pin him down long enough to honor his volunteer serice in Rotary and his devotion to his Rotarian cancer patients by rewarding him with a Paul Harris Fellowship. For nine straight years he has driven the highways, crossed the seas, and even dragged along his wife Irina, in service to those in need around the US and the world. We have chased him for nearly two years before catching him in Washington during another important project meeting.

PDG-7620, Rob Ketron

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Speaking to Rotary Clubs pays off!

Rotary District 7890 is 63 Rotary Clubs is made-up of 2,700 members is in the northeastern part of the United States with about half the our clubs situated in the northern part of Connecticut and the remainder in the western part of Massachusetts. We enjoy living and working in this environment and welcome all those who would like to visit. My emphasis for my year as Governor will be: "what can the District can do to help you". John Dusza, District Governor '08-09

Dear Ed,

My name is Ed Forfa a member of the Pittsfield, MA Rotary Club in District 7890. You spoke to our club back in 2006. I could not forget your program. It was that good. If I recall correctly you look for used beds/furnishings to utilize across the country and internationally?

I run a nursing and retirement home and we are getting some new beds and furniture to replace existing. We would have approximately 6 electric hospital beds along with a variety of smaller dressers, nightstands, and wardrobes.

Please let me know if you still make arrangements for re-use if these items can be of assistance. They are in current use (operable) and the furniture is in good condition (we are just getting updating matching items for select rooms).