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Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973

Avon-Canton

Service above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel
279 Avon Mountain Rd.
Avon, CT  06001
United States
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Steve Morris was born in a Navy hospital at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Since his dad was an anti-submarine helicopter pilot, he and his family moved around quite a bit. Steve has been in Connecticut since the 4th grade however, and he graduated from Simsbury High School. Steve attended the University of Rhode Island where he played football and received a BA in Psychology and UConn Storrs where he received his Masters in Public Administration.

Christine Lamadrid holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. As an elementary school principal, her school was named a National School of Excellence and one of seven schools of curriculum excellence, highlighted in William Bennett’s final report as Secretary of Education. She had the privilege of meeting President Ronald Reagan and Secretary Bennett in Washington, DC. She currently volunteers at the FAVARH Thrift Shop.
Rotary of Avon-Canton Building to break ground in May, 2018!
The new Harry and Renee Haag Life Education Center (12,500 sq ft) and the Rotary of Avon-Canton Building (7,500 sq ft) have been approved by the Canton Planning & Zoning and Inlands/Wetlands Commissions. We hope to break ground on this exciting new project in May.
District Governor David Mangs had the honor of inducting two new members on April 20, 2018. Standing with their sponsor, Brian O'Donnell, and President Don Bonner, Eleni DeGraw and Carrie Firestone received their Rotary pins and membership certificates to the rousing applause of our members.
Eleni DeGraw, DG David Mangs, Carrie Firestone, Brian O'Donnell, and President Don Bonner
 
Eight Students from the newly formed Canton Interact Club joined us this morning (Feb 9th) along with their club advisors, Superintendent Kevin Case and teacher Michelle Traub
 
 
Each of the students introduced themselves and spoke briefly about their role and hopes for the club: Alex Leaderman (Co-president), Chris-Ann Brown (Co-president), Zahra Kahn (Vice president), Shian Earlington (social media), Madelynn Dunahoo (PR), Tom Eayton (Treasurer), Anna Melendez (Secretary), and Evan Adams.
 
Craig Buhrendorf presented a check for $4950 to Jolly Lux for Guidling Light Orphanage. The money covers the medical supplies and equipment. Jolly was very grateful for a program that started with no real plans at all and has grown to a wonderful outreach program in her home village in Uganda.
 
 
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Rotary Club of Avon-Canton
Attention: Don Bonner, President
P.O. Box 11, Avon, CT 06001 


Board of Directors
meets 3rd Tuesday at 4:30 PM
at the Avon Public Library

Community Service Committee
meets 1st Friday at 8:45 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel

International Service Committee
meets 2nd Friday at 8:45 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel

Rotary Initiative/FAVARH Committee
meets last Friday at 8:45 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel

Rotory Means Business - Areas 7 & 9
meets 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 PM
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Sep 21, 2018
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Sep 28, 2018
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Oct 19, 2018
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