Posted by Bob Farwell on Jan 31, 2018

Presiding: President Kathleen 

 

Invocation: Kathy Croteau

 

Fellowship: Barry regaled those assembled with quotes from famous individuals, including Douglas MacArthur, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. 

 

Birthdays:

Manny

 

Rotarian Anniversaries: 

Bob Farwell, celebrating, 11 years of bliss. 

 

Rotarians with guests: A large and enthusiastic congeries of guests received acknowledgment

  • Denise Howard, (Gary Young)
  • Michelle Hinton and John Mancini (Andy Nollman)
  • Christin Tynan and Avi Lorenzo (Bonnie Hong)
  • Marie Osborne (Bill Champagne)

 

Visiting Rotarians: 

None appeared

 

Announcements:  by President Kathleen. Among the highlights:

  • A memorial service for William Owen, husband of Marlene, Thursday 02/01 from 6-7 at the Greeneville Congregational Church;
  • Electronic Invites and Thank you notes were emailed to club members;
  • Diversity Day-First Planning meeting scheduled for March 12;
  • Do you have a speaker or program idea? Contact Mary Richardson or Kevin Wickless
  • 4-Way Speech competition at Slater Auditorium, March 10, Semi-finals March 21, Finals at District Training Assembly 4-Points Sheraton, April 7;
  • No Show Gala up to over $4395 worth of coats for kids.
  • Bourbon Tasting April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • Presidential Project total-$403;
  • Meeting on 2/14, at NFA, at noon, shuttle bus available from Sachem Campus to NFA at noon and 12:15, Board meets at the ARC first. 

 

 

Correspondence:  

No correspondents

 

Presentation:  

None

 

Service person of the Month:  

Perhaps another month…

 

Happy Dollars: With Mike Gordon

Presiding: President Kathleen 

 

Invocation: Kathy Croteau

 

Fellowship: Barry regaled those assembled with quotes from famous individuals, including Douglas MacArthur, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. 

 

Birthdays:

Manny

 

Rotarian Anniversaries: 

Bob Farwell, celebrating, 11 years of bliss. 

 

Rotarians with guests: A large and enthusiastic congeries of guests received acknowledgment

  • Denise Howard, (Gary Young)
  • Michelle Hinton and John Mancini (Andy Nollman)
  • Christin Tynan and Avi Lorenzo (Bonnie Hong)
  • Marie Osborne (Bill Champagne)

 

Visiting Rotarians: 

None appeared

 

Announcements:  by President Kathleen. Among the highlights:

  • A memorial service for William Owen, husband of Marlene, Thursday 02/01 from 6-7 at the Greeneville Congregational Church;
  • Electronic Invites and Thank you notes were emailed to club members;
  • Diversity Day-First Planning meeting scheduled for March 12;
  • Do you have a speaker or program idea? Contact Mary Richardson or Kevin Wickless
  • 4-Way Speech competition at Slater Auditorium, March 10, Semi-finals March 21, Finals at District Training Assembly 4-Points Sheraton, April 7;
  • No Show Bourbon Tasting April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • Presidential Project total-$403;
  • Meeting on 2/14, at NFA, at noon, shuttle bus available from Sachem Campus to NFA at noon and 12:15, Board meets at the ARC first. 

 

 

Correspondence:  

No correspondents

 

Presentation:  

None

 

Service person of the Month:  

Perhaps another month…

 

Happy Dollars: With Mike Gordon

Mike reported that his son is living in the house featured in the broadcast Victoria; 

Jerry Lowney presented several little known facts concerning life, death and the human condition.

Gary welcomed our guests and spoke favorably of General MacArthur; 

Kathleen mused on the 30-dollar challenge and the club’s commitment to the tenets of Rotary;

Lottie reminded everyone that she is still monitoring the contents of our Happy Dollar anecdotes,

Christin expressed great pleasure at being at the meeting and lauded the club for its congenial atmosphere. 

Theresa discussed the Stonington Club’s activities. 

Bonnie spoke glowingly of the properties of jam and the special allure of hut cherries. 

Mike Cooney described the many opportunities for sledding and sliding offered by Katie’s new bed. He opined the failure of his car brakes. 

Barry commiserated with Mike C., having also been a victim of failed brakes but hastened to say that his wife was not responsible for their condition. 

In an addendum to her comments, Bonnie praised the many successful business connects offered by participation in Rotary. 

 

 

Auction: Larry Fowler offered prized tickets for the performance of the State Ballet of Russia at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. A spirited exchange of bids developed between Theresa and Andy Nollman.  Despite Andy’s earnest efforts, Theresa emerged victorious. Kathleen offered a tie clip and earrings emblazon with the Rotary symbol. Bonnie swept aside her competitors and won both. 

 

 Lottery: With Bill C. All eyes focused on the three successful ticket holders:

 Avi-No!

Ray-No!

Mike G.-No!

 

Morose allusions and stifled moans permeated the audience. 

 

Program: Club Assembly; the club is in good condition. Questions arose about relocating to a new venue, and it is clearly a matter still under consideration. The discussion focused on the $15 price point and the opportunities presented by several locations. Gary raised the issue of obtaining a raffle permit for certain events and several members voiced hopes that it would not be necessary.

 

 

The Four Way Test: A complete success.

erties of jam and the special allure of hut cherries. 

Mike Cooney described the many opportunities for sledding and sliding offered by Katie’s new bed. He opined the failure of his car brakes. 

Barry commiserated with Mike C., having also been a victim of failed brakes but hastened to say that his wife was not responsible for their condition. 

In an addendum to her comments, Bonnie praised the many successful business connects offered by participation in Rotary. 

 

 

Auction: Larry Fowler offered prized tickets for the performance of the State Ballet of Russia at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. A spirited exchange of bids developed between Theresa and Andy Nollman.  Despite Andy’s earnest efforts, Theresa emerged victorious. Kathleen offered a tie clip and earrings emblazon with the Rotary symbol. Bonnie swept aside her competitors and won both. 

 

 Lottery: With Bill C. All eyes focused on the three successful ticket holders:

 Avi-No!

Ray-No!

Mike G.-No!

 

Morose allusions and stifled moans permeated the audience. 

 

Program: Club Assembly; the club is in good condition. Questions arose about relocating to a new venue, and it is clearly a matter still under consideration. The discussion focused on the $15 price point and the opportunities presented by several locations. Gary raised the issue of obtaining a raffle permit for certain events and several members voiced hopes that it would not be necessary.

 

 

The Four Way Test: A complete success.