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Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Sergeant-at-Arms
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Membership
Rotary Foundation
Board Member-at-Large
Board Member-at-Large
Interact Chair
Committee Chairs
Newsletter Editors
Salin Low, Larry Haber, Gary Miller, Lauren Gardner
Public Relations

Mike Mezheritskiy - Social Media
Membership Committee Chair
Peter Vignati
Community Services Co-Chairs
Dick Kisiel
International Service Chair
Yvonne Gardner
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
Gary Miller
Interact Advisors
 • Canton - Leigh Connole and Julie Monico
 • Avon - Maria Mascoli
Program Chair
Ike Eickenhorst
Sunshine Chair
Ann Clark
Webmaster
Gary Miller
Golf Tournament Co-Chairs
Larry Sullivan and Lou Daniels
Tastes of the Valley Co-Chairs
Colleen Grasso
Senior Luncheon
Sue Budde
Breakfast with Santa
Dee Boorjian
ByLaws Review Committee
Investment-Scholarship Fund Committee
Gary Hyde 
Financial Review & Advisory Committee
Phil Ferrari, Greg DeManche, Robin DiNicola
 
Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
Avon-Canton

Service above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
Golf Club of Avon
160 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001
United States of America
Fax:
(860) 760-6364
All meetings are hybrid both in-person and Zoom available
News About Our Activities and Members

Our regular meetings are normally held in-person
at the Golf Club of Avon in the Family Room

unless posted otherwise

Members and guests are able to attend via Zoom
Zoom instructions can be requested
by emailing: Rotary of Avon-Canton

On April 1st, the Avon High School Interact Club hosted a program on Guiding Light Orphans presented by Rotary of Avon-Canton member Jolly Lux. Jolly is the founder of GLO. According to Interact Club Advisor, Maria Mascoli, the AHS Interact Club had the privilege of hosting Jolly and hearing her impactful presentation. The Interact students are very excited to partner with GLO and help make an impact in Uganda.
 
 
Meet Our New Member - Bill Budde
 
It was our privilege last month to welcome Bill Budde as a new member of the Rotary Club of Avon-Canton.  No stranger to our club as husband of our inimitable Sgt-at-Arms, Sue Budde, Bill has been a frequent visitor and occasional speaker at our meetings.  
 
He was born in Chicago, northside, which of course made him a Cubs fan.  An entrepreneur from the get-go, he spent his early years forming a business that collected bottles from neighbors and exchanged them for candy to pay his helpers.  "Turns out," says Bill, "that the 5-year-old with a wagon can influence kids twice his age to work for sweets."
 
There were many family moves when Bill was young - to Florida, Tennessee and Illinois over a 10-year period - but things came full circle ending back in Evanston where he attended Northwestern, started his career, got married and had two kids, which ultimately led to moving to Avon in 1995 where he has lived happily ever since.
 
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Our Annual 2024 Charity Golf Tournament
will be held on
Monday, September 9, 2024
at the Golf Club of Avon
at 160 Country Club Road in Avon, CT
 
Thank you to our Sponsors, Advertisers and Golfers for an outstanding 2023 event
 
On Saturday, March 25th, eight members of the Rotary of Avon-Canton worked at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Bloomfield for 4 hours. The event was organized by President-Elect Luke Violette who recruited the following members to sort merchandise and work on displays: Luke Violette, Heather Pantano, Scott Nardozzi, Debbie and John Stanwood, Bob Cave, Dick Kisiel, and Gary Miller.
 
 
Congratulations on achieving ShelterBox HERO SILVER level recognition for Rotary Year 2022-2023.
                                                         
2022 was the biggest year yet for ShelterBox and your support helped us to reach over 400,000 people across 22 projects in 12 countries. This year is shaping up to be just as busy and your continued support is truly appreciated. Please watch and share “THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP: TURKEY EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE” which was featured at the recent RI Convention. Here is the link:https://youtu.be/0L8v4KPKyjI
 
Help us support the Rotary Clubs in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Maldova which are providing aid and comfort to the war torn areas and nearly 5 million refugees fleeing the war zones in Ukraine.
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The Rotary of Avon-Canton 
is a charitable 501c3 organization
 
 
Upcoming Events
Contact us by email
Or use our mailing address:

Rotary of Avon-Canton
Luke Violette, President 2023-2024
P.O. Box 11, Avon, CT 06001 


Board of Directors
meets 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 PM
on ZOOM

Community Service Committee
meets 1st Friday at 8:45 AM
Golf Club of Avon

International Service Committee
meets 2nd Friday at 8:45 AM
Golf Club of Avon

Membership Committee
meets 3rd Friday at 8:45 AM
Golf Club of Avon

Member Directory
Suggest a speaker for an upcoming meeting
Speakers
Tom Faeth, Collinsville Bank
Apr 12, 2024
Elder Fraud
Club Meeting
Apr 26, 2024
Fr Tom Furrer
May 03, 2024
Kateri Medical Service
Kara LaBella, Author
May 10, 2024
The French Paymaster
Sara Avatapalli
May 17, 2024
Dress for Success
Club Meeting
May 24, 2024
Salin Low and Chris Lamadrid
May 31, 2024
Canton and Avon Dollars for Scholars Recipients