Posted by Laura Hobart on Apr 04, 2018
Presiding: President Kathleen
Invocation: Barry
Fellowship: Nancy shared some unusual Veterinary Practice signage.
John Bolduc
Rotary Anniversaries:
Jay Waitte with 23 years!
Rotarians with Guests:
  • Andrew Nollman with Nadine McBride
  •  John Bolduc with Susy Hurlburt
Visiting Rotarians:
  • Next week’s speaker will be Elaine Bentley Baughn with Five Rules for Drama Free Living.
  • The Rose Garden meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 20.
  • Applications are being sought for the Native Son and Daughter award;
  • Students are now being placed for the 2018-2019 school year for the Rotary exchange program. Please let Jim know if you would like to sponsor a student.
  • Happy Dollars: Do you know of a need? The club is looking for potential recipients. 
  • The Little League Pancake breakfast is scheduled for April 28 please let Jim Daly know if you would like to help.
  • The club needs a location for the 2018 coat drive storage and sorting.
  • The Rotary District Conference is from June 1st to June 3rd in Burlington, Vermont.
  • The next Diversity Day meeting is MaY 7 at the Savings Institute.
  • Culture for Coats gathering is on April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
  • The Carnival is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend.
  • September 5 is the golf tournament.
Happy Dollars: with Rodney who gave us a sobering account of the events that occurred in Memphis 50 years ago – before, during and following the death of Dr. King.
Rodney was a senior in high school there.
Kathleen was in Pennsylvania last week to celebrate her mother’s 89th birthday and to play in a scrabble tournament.
Gary for John’s birthday and for a baseball card story. Romer doesn’t think the cards are a good investment. So Gary decided to look through his vast collection of cards for four hours each night. What he did find was a 1956 Mickey Mantle card – on which he had drawn a moustache many years ago. . . .Gary offered to go through his friend’s cards, too. There he found a 1954 Ted Williams card in mint condition, which had an estimated value of $18,500before he drew a moustache on it.
Mike Matera shared a story of a fever and rash he had which turned out to be cellulitis.
Kyle has paid off his truck. Culture for Coats needs sponsors.
Bonnie gave for John’s birthday, for guests and for the district conference.
Kevin gave for guests, pancakes at the Rose Arts Festival and for the Connecticut Tigers.
Marie auctioned off strawberry margarita mix, rum, and glasses to Bonnie for $45.
Lottery: with Rich
  • Marlaina
  • Jim O’Shea and
  • Nadine
all came up without the ace.
Marlaina Malone, co-director and Samuel Smit, tourist director, spoke to members about the Rose Arts Festival, which is schedule for June 30th. Organizers would like to elevate the event this year. The Rosebud Parade, culinary contest, budding artist, live music, road race, kid zone and re-crowning of former Rose Arts Festival queens. Sponsorships and volunteers are needed. Samuel is working on drawing visitors from outside the immediate region to the event.
Pres. Kathleen led us in the Four-Way Test to close our meeting.