Posted by Joel Etra on Mar 14, 2018
Presiding: President Kathleen
Invocation: Jim O’
Fellowship: Jim O’ on Irish-American Month
Bob Reed on the Ides
Rotarian Anniversaries:
  • Michele Scott, 1 year
  • Jerry Lowney, 48 years
  • Andrew Nollman, 10 years
Rotarians with guests:
Bonnie and Mary hosted Harvey
Visiting Rotarians:
Proposed New Member Posting
The Board of Directors has tentatively approved  Stacey Taylor for membership. If any current Rotarian knows of a reason why the candidate should not become a member, an objection stating the reason must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors within fourteen (14) days of the date of this posting. E-mail to the President or Secretary may be used. If no objections are filed within that time, the candidate shall be considered elected to membership and a date for formal induction set.
Announcementsby President Kathleen.
Among the highlights:
  • Serviceperson of the Month presentation next week
  • We are still looking for a location for the storing and sorting of coats. Contact Rodney
  • The District Assembly will be April 7.
  • Next Diversity Day Planning Committee meeting scheduled for April 9
  • Do you have a speaker or program idea? Contact Mary Richardson or Kevin Wickless. No more sword swallowers, please.
  • The Culture for Coats Bourbon and Wine Tasting event will be held on April 30th at the Holiday Inn in Norwich from 5:30 to 7:30.
  • No-Show has earned $9,600 so far
  • The Rotary Golf Tournament will be played on September 5th, 2018.
  • The club is seeking nominations for the Native Son/Daughter Award.
  • The Food Packaging Event will be held on November 10th this year and will be a joint event with the Norwich Sunrise Rotary Club.  Contact Gen Granger for details.
Happy Dollars: with Nancy who is looking forward to spring
Bonnie with a happy dollar for Bob Reed for his birthday And another to explain her less than pristine a tire as she has been at the VFW preparing for Ben’s Retirement roast. She also said we need some volunteers to help out at the carnival so we can cut down on expenses for police crossing guards.
Andrew donated five Happy Dollars to welcome guests and welcome back your RONE editor because the singing is now much better. He had even more happy dollars for the weather, to welcome guests, and in anticipation of the NFL Free agency season.
Pres. Kathleen thanked all of our volunteers and welcomed our guests. She did not have very much good to say about the economic impact of our weather but she did say that the snow look very beautiful this morning.
Mike C. with some Matt and Katie rivalry. Mike’s recent adventure getting his generator going lasted longer than the power outage.
Barry had something today about football that I didn’t understand.
Bill thanked ace hardware for the Shoe Goo that he recently used to repair his favorite boots.
Bob Reed had $60 for his birthday and to lament the fact that there were no young volunteers to shovel his sidewalk. He had to do it himself and was a little concerned that he would not make it to his 60th birthday.
Didn’t notice any
Lottery: With Paul
  • Paul
  • Jim D
  • Jim O
Not a winner among them
Long term care insurance with Kathleen Ringer of Chelsea Groton Bank.
The Four Way Test: By Pres. Kathleen.