Posted by Joel Etra on Nov 22, 2017
Presiding:  Pres. Kathleen
Invocation:  Jim O
Fellowship: with Jim O’ Who asked Rotarians what they were thankful for. Rich Pascal is thankful for his children and Stan Lucas for his grandson. Gary is thankful that his sister is cooking the turkey and that his brother is going to be with them from Tennessee.
Rotary Anniversaries
Rotarians with Guests
  • Rich introduced Sylvia Lynch, a marriage and family therapist in Norwich
  • Bill brought the always welcome Regan Miner
  • Stan introduced grandson Sloan
Visiting Rotarians:
  • Thanks from the Club to all involved in the successful CAPSS awards presentation.
  • Club members are encouraged to email Mary Richardson or Kevin Wickless with the name and contact info of proposed guest speakers. Mary or Kevin will follow up directly with all proposed guest speakers
  • PREZ Project has collected  $378 in November
  • We are looking for host families for potential exchange students.
  • Madonna Place Trivial Pursuit night will be on December 8
  • Members are encouraged to think about their own elevator speech – “What is Rotary” to share with friends, colleagues
  • Diversity Day 2018 will be September 17 (Rain date: Sept 24) and there will be a Peace Pole commemoration on September 21.
Happy Dollars:  with Rodney.
Rodney has baked 600 pies and cooked 1200 pounds of turkey. He gave another dollar to welcome Stan’s grandson Sloan. He had good things to say about Cape Town South Africa welcoming our guest Sylvia Sloan who was from there.
Gary enjoyed going to the Chestnut St., Playhouse twice last week. He noted that with Dane, Regan, and Sloan we have dropped the average age about 25 years and that’s always good. He said he was playing pool with Stan’s grandson who let him beat him in pool, chess, and checkers.
Kathleen has chestnuts to roast on the open fire and is bringing in someone else to do the cooking because she is expecting a very large crowd of family for which she is very great full.
Bill enjoyed hearing Barry talk at Lottie’s award presentation ceremony. Lottie, he said, and we all agreed, is quite a lady. He recommended that we all go to Slater Museum and see the art exhibit that Dane will be talking about. Bill couldn’t resist concluding with a snarky remark about our singing ability.
Jim O' was impressed by the children who received the CAPSS awards. Their teachers all had good things to say about them especially how helpful they are. He notes that these children are already like Rotarians exemplifying service above self. He thanked Kathleen for taking some time that day to describe Rotary.
Mike Cooney was impressed that one of the award recipients made coffee every morning. He was going to discuss this with his children. He says Matt no longer thinks that Star Wars is a blanket that he got from uncle Dave and now realizes that it is a movie. He is pleased to note that little two-year-old Katie has improved in the area of self-control.
Jim D. Is pleased to know that everyone in his family is in good health and is looking forward to Thanksgiving celebration. The golf tournament took in $15,000. $750 was donated to the hurricane relief fund. After splitting it with the morning club we realized a profit of $7125.
Joel sold a lovely movie night themed gift basket to Andrew for $20
Guest Sylvia and two others gave it a try but none of them came up with the elusive ace.
Dane Rugh the education director at Slater Museum presented on the Bela Lyon Pratt exhibit currently at the museum along with some information about the life of Pratt.
Pres. Kathleen led us in the Four-Way Test to close our meeting.