www.mybaycity.com June 27, 2017
Rotary Article 10913

Team Paws, And Their Service Dogs, Present Rotary Program

June 27, 2017
By: Stephen Kent



Meet Andy, the Service Spaniel
Representatives of the 30+ member Team Paws presented a short program and talked about the four-year-old program. Team Paws is the recipient of one of Rotary's Community Grants this cycle.

Team Paws was started by teacher Karrie Marciniak who, sitting with her own dog in her lap, thought "How can I help kids grow into more effective and confident readers?". Looking down at her dog she says "And then... viola, an idea!". Team Paws is now in its fourth year of developing effective readers and engaging kids in volunteerism.

Team Paws is on a mission to
change the world with kindness!


"Paws" is a literacy-based program that brings therapy dogs into schools to listen to students read. Paws also offers a variety of opportunities for volunteerism. The main focus is to spread kindness.

Among its activities, the Team takes service-related trips to assisted living facilities and related places. It collects items for the homeless and sick, promotes literacy awareness and takes a stand against bullying. Above all the team "smiles, says kind words, holds the door, and says please and thank you!"

"Paws goes where they are needed", said Marciniak. "My main focus is to grow youngsters who understand the importance of giving back through volunteerism."


Jill Chanel, Karrie Marciniak, Ruby Macheso, Alexis Clark, Alison Clark, Gavin Escamilla, Beth Skipnik,
Molly and Andy





CLUB NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

THIS WEEK - July 4th
NO MEETING

Happy Fourth of July!
In TWO weeks - July 11th
Meet at the Marriott Uptown

Board meets at 11:00
Passing of the Gavel at regular meeting
Thanks to Bob Chadwick, who stood in for Andrea Hales today.

Note that there is no meeting on the 4th of July.
And, the club meets at the Marriott Uptown on the 11th.
Outgoing president Andrea Hales will pass the gavel to incoming president Bob Chadwick that day.

Tuesday was Birthday Recognition meeting. Happy Birthday Rotarians!

Tara Welch announced that she and Brenda Scramlin are collecting volunteer names for the upcoming Zombie Run.

Tim Holsworth reported that the Golf Scramble surpassed the prior record for attendance and fund raising. The iPad raffle alone raised $2,170. Tim read the names of the sponsors one more time with thanks to all. The sponsors are what make the event possible!

A reminder that DUES INVOICES for the July to December 2017 term have been mailed. Please pay as soon as possible.

Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.




DATES TO REMEMBER

July 4 - NO MEETING. Enjoy the 4th

July 11: OFF SITE Meeting - At the Marriott Uptown.

Board Meeting - July 11 - 11:00 am before regular meeting. - Everyone invited.

July 25 - July 26, 2017 District 6310 to Tour One Rotary Center. Group to take Amtrak train to Chicago.

October 14, 2017 - ZOMBIE RUN Bigelow Park.

November 7, 2017 - Vocational Day


Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at RotaryBayCity.org )

July 4, 2017 - No meeting - HAPPY FOURTH!

July 11, 2017 - Passing of the Gavel
Meet at the Marriott Uptown

July 18, 2017 - RYLA Scholarship Recipients Students from four area high schools will give a summary of their Leadership Camp Experience.


Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.

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LINKS

RotaryBayCity.org BayCityMorningRotary.com
District 6310 Web Site District Dispatch Archive
Rotary International Make-up On-Line at RotaryEclubOne.org
The Rotary Global History Fellowship rotaryfirst100.org
Rotary Global History.


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