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Club Information
Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
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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Mary Jo Conti
The Secret Weapon of Golf
August 24, 2018
Sergeant-at-Arms Report
August 17, 2018
Members Present: 26
Make-Ups: None  
Guests: Jenna Stanwood and Tracy Gardner (Speaker)
Visiting Rotarian: Sue Chatfield, Assistant Governor
Happy Dollars: $ 18
Raffle Winner: Debbie Stanwood
Debbie Stanwood celebrated her birthday with her daughter, Jenna, this morning. Debbie was claiming to be 29 again. Debbie works at the Union Savings Bank in Canton. 
Happy Dollars
Bob Cave enjoyed the Rotary Means Business (RMB) meeting at Blue Fox Run.
Bruce Sayward reported that five of our members participated in the RMB meeting. Several played golf before the meeting. Bruce said that four of the clubs in our area make up this RMB group. The group is working well. There will not be a meeting in September while the RMB leadership does some program adjustments.
Hank Frey was happy to be at the meeting and is looking forward to the golf tournament.
Sue Chatfield described the role of the Assistant Governor, a role she has had in the past. Sue is from the West Hartford club. The AGs help the club presidents and the club to meet district goals.
Larry Sullivan reported having difficulty getting a firm number of golfers from Michelle Hagan due to her being on vacation and moving to a new home in Simsbury. He finally was able to pin her down to 155 golfers which is less that last year, but still a good number. We can still use several more foursomes.
Kathleen Parr thanked everyone for the support of the auction. She said that auction was closed unless someone had a big ticket item to offer.
Jolly Lux has been away but was happy to report that the District has approved $4000 toward our International Service project with total funding of $9000. She thanked everyone for our support.
Salin Low, who was presiding at the meeting this morning, was happy to report that she was vacationing with friends in Mystic and also on a small island of the coast of Plymouth, MA.
Craig Buhrendorf indicated that non golfers can join the fun at the dinner.  The buffet dinner will be $35. A sign up sheet was passed around.
Les Zinner announced that he could put in an order for Rotary shirts before the golf outing. The cost is $27. Contact Les at the meeting or at to order a shirt.  He has black shirts in stock.
New Member Inductions
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Monday, August 27:  Rotary of Avon-Canton Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 29: Celebrate Avon Day. Steve Harris for details
Awards and Community/International Service Grants
Nothing to report today.
Tracy Gardner
Northington Living Magazine
Eleni Kavros DeGraw introduced her neighbor and friend, Tracy Gardner, the publisher of Northington Living. Tracy relocated from Nashville several years ago after living in nine different places. She has been in real estate for years, but decided not to transfer her license to Connecticut. Two years ago she decided to publish a neighborhood newsletter. The magazine serves six neighborhoods in Avon: Northington, Northgate, Southgate, Weatherstone, Bridgewater, and Kingswood. The publisher of the magazine is in Wilmington, NC, and produces similar franchised magazines in a variety of locations around the country. The contributors to Northington Living are made up of about 200 families who create the articles for the magazine and pay for the advertising that funds each issue. The members fund grants to people needing assistance in the area. The magazine features local events and other neighborhood activities. Each issue features one of the member families on its cover. Tracy interviews the families herself for each issue. She welcomes articles and events from Rotary to include in the monthly magazine.
Mail Bag
Nothing in the mail bag.
Photo Credits 
Photographs courtesy of Phil Worley unless otherwise indicated. (This week's photographs were taken by Les Zinner.)
Editors Notes
Submission Deadline: Members are kindly encouraged to submit all materials for each week's Early Riser as early as possible. Please note that some editions may be published and distributed as early as the Saturday following our meetings, and during those weeks further contributions to the Early Riser will be included in the subsequent week's edition.
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