Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Bulletin Editor
Gary Miller
Dec 21, 2018
Dec 28, 2018
District Governor
Jan 04, 2019
Jan 11, 2019
CAVE-Canton youth group
Jan 18, 2019
Jan 25, 2019
Guiding Light Orphanage
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Foundation Chair
Board Member-at-Large
Board Member-at-Large
Asst Treasurer
Interact Chair
EarlyRiser Presentations
GLO Fall 2017 Mission Trip
Eastern Europe Trip to Vienna and Prague Presentation
Avon Village Center Project Presentation
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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Upcoming Meeting Speaker
Kyung Pak
Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project
Oct 05, 2018
Sergeant-at-Arms Report
September 28, 2018
Members Present: 42
Make-Ups: None  
Guests: Natasha Haims (Prospective Member), Karen Carchidi (Prospective Member), Sarah Leathers (Prospective Member), Craig Nation, Christine Home, Leah Moon (Check recipients)
Visiting Rotarian: none
Happy Dollars: $ 30.00
Raffle Winner: Ike Eickenhorst
None today
Happy Dollars
Joanne Santiago is Vice President of the CT Chiropractic Association which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Chris Heath is heading south tomorrow and won't be back for a while. 
Dan Rodrigues has recently bought a home in Avon and wished Scott Nardozzi a belated birthday.
Rollie Sterrett had a wonderful reunion with an old Air Force friend. They were stationed together at SAC in Vietnam and had not seen each other in 50 years.
Peter Vignati was in Boston for a post-op visit. The doctors gave him a clean bill of health. He can finally blow his nose without injury.
Dale Bronson was bemoaning losing his Rotary name tag last week, but he did win his fantasy baseball championship.
Nancy Nation was at a South Windsor Chamber meeting where their family business was recognized for 124 years of operation.
Don Bonner's daughter Annie is due on November 4th. Don and Mary are going to visit to help out and have a shower for her.
Paul Mikkelson also had good medical tests this week. He was very happy for the Red Sox season and also seeing Craig Nation at the meeting.
Rick Heath played golf on Wednesday with no rain for a change and also won the match.
Phil Worley reminded everyone of Rotary Pub Night on Tuesday at First & Last Tavern in Avon.
Mike Mezheritskiy showed off thank you notes for the pencil boxes.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Favarh's 60th Anniversary on November 16th - Featuring the Corvettes Doo Wop Revue - See Scott Nardozzi for reservations or call Ronelle Cipolla at 860-693-6662 ext 116 for tickets.
Induction of New Members
None today
Awards and Community/International Service Grants
Gary Roman presented a check for $1000 to the CT Families for Autism to buy Wii Fit equipment for their the older members of their recreation groups. Lean Moon and Christine Homa had spoken several weeks ago about their organization that had been formed to provide some fun and respite for families with children affected by autism.
The New Tax Laws
Gary Hyde
Paul Mikkelson introduced our Treasurer, Gary Hyde. Gary received his MS is in Accounting from Providence College and an MBA in Finance from Babson Institute. He served in the Navy for 3 years after graduating from Officers Candidate School. He worked for Arthur Anderson in Hartford for a year either side of his naval service and then spent three years at CT Bank & Trust in the secured lending and controller's department. He was a partner in Hyde, Bucchi & Co in Avon for 20 years followed by 13 years in the firm of DelConte, Hyde, Annello & Schuch. He retired at the end of 2013. He is presently the owner of Gary J. Hyde CPA, LLC, preparing individual and business tax returns with no intention of retiring fully at this time. Gary is most proud of raising three children and his four grandchildren.
Gary started his presentation with some baseball statistics, which one needs an accounting degree to understand, and a comment on his Mets. Gary asked how many members completed their own returns--a few, and how many use a tax preparer--most. Gary promised to keep the presentation on a reasonable level of understanding and not get too far into the weeds.
He had recently attended an IRS conference and ran into a couple of agents that asked him if he knew a guy named Rollie Sterrett.  Apparently they have been looking for him for years according to Gary. Gary had a gift for Rollie from the agents. 
Gary passed out some reference papers for his presentation. He started with an explanation of the Form 1040 -- a system of transfers -- and the definition of a "Taxable Event." He described the process of arriving at the Adjusted Gross Income by talking about the various deductions from income including the use of itemized or standard deductions to determine taxable income. Gary used slides and examples to navigate between the weeds and quickly lost this scribe.
Anyone interested in the details of the new tax law should schedule an appointment with Gary.
Mail Bag
Nothing this week!
Photo Credits 
Photographs courtesy of Phil Worley unless otherwise indicated.
Editor's Notes
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