Posted by Joel Etra on Aug 08, 2018
Presiding: Pres. Jim
Invocation:  Joel
Fellowship: with Bob F. who read Frost's Fire and Ice.
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
--Robert Frost
  • Jim O', 8.9
  • Tom, 8.12
Rotarian Anniversaries:
Rotarians with guests:
None whatsoever
Visiting Rotarians:
Announcements:  by Pres Jim
  • A thank you note was read from Bill and Kathy Warzecha, parents of Haley, a Blackmar recipient celebrated at last week's meeting.
  • We are looking for silent auction items for our upcoming annual golf tournament.
  • As usual Kevin and Mary are looking for speakers for our weekly programs. We note the glaring need for a professional necromancer, but please, no more deep-sea divers.
  • Rotarians should be on the lookout for people in the community in need of help from our Happy Dollars fund.
Happy Dollars: with  Nancy Who did a make up at the Mystic club where they use the old strong arm method to extract happy dollars from members.
Rich told about his recent adventure in the Amazon jungle. [The closest I got to that was asking Alexa to order dog chewies –ed.]
Kyle had a cat story. Seems the little bugger has figured out how to get into the closet.
Bill announced that the Peace Run will be coming through Norwich this coming Monday. He also paid tribute to Lottie who’s book he is enjoying.
Pres. Jim is really happy to announce the arrival of his new grandson, Brandon.
Ray is proud of his 75-year-old dad who shot a 76 at golf.
Gary said he won’t be able to shoot his age at golf until he is about 103. He recalled swimming with piranhas on his jungle trip with Roemer.
Rodney has an uncle in Texas who was able to shoot his age for about 10 years until he turned 98. Rodney went to Washington DC to visit family and enjoy the sites like a tourist. He finished with a cat story of his own.
Larry was pleased to announce the arrival about 30 minutes earlier of his grandchild number six. He was grateful to say that he missed a golf tournament that was visited by a tornado.
Susie took a day off to enjoy visiting Boston with her son Ernie. She was also privileged to meet a Coast Guard hero who agreed to Speak at a program she will be organizing.
Andy is anticipating his daughter’s wedding in 42 days.
Jay's Son is in the UAE flying missions over Syria.
Kevin for Andy’s socks. He recognized Barry Shead who was in the paper when his bank donated $1500 to Habitat for Humanity.
Kyle will be making the $20 donation.
Lottery: With Jay G. With only 5 cards,
  • Jay (20%)
  • Gary (25%)
  • Jay (33%) —two times!
Nobody could beat the otherwise excellent odds. Now there are only two cards left
CT Tigers were a no-show
The Four Way Test: was led by Pres. Jim