Thursday, March 31, 2011


Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011  
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Wyndham (Radisson) Hotel, 220 India Street, Providence

Our speaker this month is Jim Huggins.  He will be sharing his testimony of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, and how being born again has changed his life. He, his wife Leslee, and their three children reside in Somerset, Massachusetts. He graduated from college with a B.S. in Mathematics and an emphasis in Computer Science. Along the way, Jim earned his M.S. in Engineering as well as a Ph.D. in Software Engineering. He served his country as a officer in the Air Force. He became the Executive Officer (XO) at HQ U.S. Central Command; which ultimately took him to the Pentagon. He started a new company specializing in custom software business solutions. Please see the attachment for more information regarding his career.

Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will give us favor to invite friends and business associates.

Please respond via email or call Jim Buford 401.821.8750 and visit for
more information about our chapter and coming events.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Roger Goos Obituary


Dr. Roger D. Goos
(October 29, 1924 - March 7, 2011)

U.S. Veteran

Roger D. Goos, 86, of Narragansett, went to be with his Lord on March 7, 2011.

Roger grew up on a farm in Iowa, serving in the Infantry in WW II (European Theater) earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was recalled to service during the Korean War.

Roger served as Professor of Botany and Department Chair at the University of Rhode Island during the years 1970- 1995. Dr. Goos received his B.Sc, MSc and Ph.D from the University of Iowa. His work experience included the United Fruit Company in the U.S. and Central America, the National Institutes of Health, the American Type Culture Collection and the University of Hawaii before coming to the University of Rhode Island. His career took him on interesting travels to many countries, including a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Lisbon in Portugal and an Indo-American Fellowship at the University of Madras. He served as President of the Mycological Society of America and has published many articles and papers on the subject of mycology, conducted local mushroom walks, and is well known internationally in mycological circles.

Dr. Goos was an active member and elder in his church and the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International, as well as being ordained as a minister of the Gospel.

He is survived by his wife of more than sixty-four years, Mary Lee (Engel) Goos; daughters, Marinda Lee Cox of Tuscon, AZ, Suzanne Pfisterer and her husband David of Mystic, CT; seven grandchildren, Sean M. Cox, Annie Lee Cox, Gretchen, Daniel, John and Ronald Pfisterer; brothers, Willys, Clair and George Goos and sister, Alice Conder.

A service will be held for Roger on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 AM with Visitation 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in Apponaug Pentecostal Church, 75 Prospect St., Warwick, RI 02886. Burial will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Gladbrook, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers gifts may be sent to Apponaug Christian Academy at above address or Providence rescue Mission, 627 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02907-2813.

Monday, March 7, 2011


Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011  
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Radisson Hotel, 220 India Street, Providence

Our speaker this month is Rick Osteen.  He is the  manager of network System Development at Cox Cable. He and his family reside in Cranston.  He is the leader of the Mens' Ministry at Trinity Assembly God Church in Johnston, RI.  Last year a group of men in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut came together for a Mens' Conference at the church in Johnston. He will be sharing his experience of how the Holy Spirit drew him to Jesus and how this walk in the Spirit has changed his life. Let's pray and invite our friends and business associates to come share lunch together.

Please respond via email or call Jim Buford 401.821.8750 and visit for
more information about our chapter and coming events.