Posted by Bob Farwell on Jun 14, 2017
 
Presiding: Mike Cooney, at the annual Rose Garden meeting.
 
 
 
Invocation: Three Rivers Young Marines, who also conducted a flag retirement ceremony, accompanied by music representing the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Jay Ginsberg, Rodney Green and Gary Young were recognized for their service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fellowship: Nancy Gentes, who shared children’s reflections on their fathers.
 
 
 
Birthdays:
Mike Goldblatt
 
 
Rotarian Anniversaries:
Alas, none were celebrated
 
 
Rotarians with guests:
  • Mike Matera introduced his father, Joe
  • Andy Grant with Max Satti
 
 
Visiting Rotarians:
A thorough search revealed Sheri Pascal of the RCC
 
 
Announcements:  by Mike Cooney,
 
  • Barry Shead underwent an emergency appendectomy. We sent him best wishes for a quick recovery.
  • Celebrate Diversity committee will meet on June 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Institute for Savings.
  • Suggestions for speakers/presenters should be shared with President Kevin or Mary Richardson; no mimes or light opera please (an editorial comment by your reporter).
  • Golf Tournament on September 6.
  • There was more, but sadly your reporter’s attention was distracted by the detritus deposited on his notes by some gypsy moth caterpillars
 
 
 
Correspondence:
No mail, the bridge was washed out.
 
Presentation: 
No
 
Service person of the Month:
Nay
 
 
Happy Dollars: With Andy Grant. Andy Proffered encomiums for Max Satti and memorialized those injured during the recent shootings in Washington;
 
 
Gary thanked the Young Marines and recognized the RCC,
 
 
Andy Nollman spoke glowingly of the forthcoming Solution Center open house in North Franklin.
 
(Kyle, definitely nor Andrew; you work with what you got)
 
 
 
Sherry Pascal
 
 
 
 
 
Auction:
No
 
 
 
Lottery:
There were no winners; there were no losers, because there was no lottery.
 
 
Program:
Kelly August and Laura Harrington described the renascence of the Rose Arts Festival. Activities include a road race, live bands and food. A shuttle bus system will transport revelers from the Main Street garage and transportation center. A good time will be had by all!
 
 
 
The Four Way Test: Conducted without visual aid by Ray Baribeau
 
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