We welcomed guests this week from Nicaragua
 
 
 
Are you planning to attend our Diversity event?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presiding:  President Marie
 
 
 
Invocation: Barry Shead
 
Fellowship:  Ray presented hilarious road signs that got our attention
 
 
 
Birthdays:
None
 
Rotary Anniversaries:
None
 
Rotarians with Guests:
None
 
Visiting Rotarians:
Bonnie introduced Julieta Martinez and Elena Hendrick from Club Rotario Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua
 
 
 
 
Announcements: 
 
  • Next week’s speaker is Sheila Horvitz from Safe Futures on the Power of Purple event.
  • Celebrate Diversity will be held on Thursday, September 24th at Howard Brown Park.
  • Marie gave a Benefactor update.
  • Haley said that the Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Drive is having its kickoff.
 
Happy Dollars:  with Nancy Gentes who stared it off with a dollar for the golf tournament and football season.
 
 
 
Other contributors included:
 
Larry for golf, tuna sandwiches, guests and his grandsons. 
 
 
Barry for the Lottery Committee and Greg.
 
 
Andrew for guests, fantasy football draft, Patriots, golf and camping.
 
 
Bill Champagne for Regan and the Discover Norwich exhibit in Norwich Magazine.
 
 
Marie for guests and golf.
 
 
Mike Cooney for Katie and Matt and joining the Cub Scouts.
 
 
Andy Grant for guests and golf.
 
 
Visiting Rotarian  Elena for our Club, the New London Homeless Hospitality Center and a family wedding.
 
 
Bonnie for guests, golf and Haley for Veteran information
 
 
David for his daughters who went water skiing without prior directions.
 
 
 
Marie presented our flag to the Nicaraguan Club members.
 
 
 
Auction:
Andrew contributed $20.
 
Lottery:  with Greg
 
 
 
No ace for:
  • Jesse
  • Bob or
  • Keith
 
Program: 
 
 
 
 
Bob Farwell introduced Zach Baton who is leading the public art project that is beautifying the city’s Water Street parking garage, among other sites, with murals by the Norwich Creates Art Group.  Zach is working with several Norwich organizations and Spark Maker Space in New London as well.
 
 
 
 
Pres. Marie closed the meeting with her inspirational quote of the week:
 
Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
 
Photos: Joel Etra