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Club Information
Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
Service above Self
Fridays at 7:30 AM
Golf Club of Avon
160 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001
United States of America
(860) 760-6364
All meetings are hybrid both in-person and Zoom available
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Venue Map
July 22, 2022
Michelle Traub
Rotary Interact Advisor
Youth Ambassadors Program
The meeting will be held both in person and via Zoom. 
Watch for an email from the Club for Zoom access and
please note we use a recurring ID for your convenience.
Sergeant-at-Arms Report - Not Available
Rotarians Present: 
Visiting Rotarians:
Happy Dollars
Raffle Winner: 
Fines: None today.
Birthdays:  None. 
Happy Dollars
Salin Low is on her way to a cross Canada train trip.  She noted that she was in Slovakia a couple of weeks ago and came in this morning because of the program.
Ann Clark gave $5 happy dollars as she wanted to thank the club from the bottom of her heart for the honor that the club gave her as an honorary Rotarian at last weeks installation dinner.  She was totally surprised, which is rare for Ann. She went on to say that we should know how much this club means to her and that she considers us her family!  (Editors Question:  While I totally agree with honoring Ann, I am left wondering how can a long standing and valued member of our club be made an "honorary" member?)
Sue Budde gave 3 happy dollars.  The first was because she was being mean to our new Sgt-at-Arms (who needs to learn the power of the fine) and the rest as a plea to try and wrap up all the preparation for the golf tournament early, because she needs to go to Ohio the week before the tournament to pick up her new puppy.
Gary Roman noted that he and his twin (by another mother) brother Bill Barnes both celebrated their birthday on July 4 and did not need another song!!!
Gary Miller who was joined by his wife who was here to a bag of balls to Jolly Lux for an up coming trip to her medical mission in Uganda. The balls are all deflated to make transport easier.  Gary also reported that, in theory, they are leaving Sunday night at 10 PM for a flight to Heathrow.  Hopefully their bags will arrive with them and they will then spend 2 1/2 weeks traveling around England.

Yvonne Gardner has missed us and was happy to be here.  She is also heading off to a family vacation in RI.
Jolly Lux had $5 happy dollars as she is really happy, happy, happy as her upcoming trip to Uganda is happening on Monday.  They are going to be able to do a hygiene and sanitation project in conjunction with the schools. She also wanted to thank the club, because without us, all of this wouldn't be possible. She thanked the Miller's for the sports equipment, because one of the things that they want to do is to keep children is school, and sports is something that helps.
July 28th: Senior Picnic please see Ann Clark if you can help. 
Induction of New Members
None this week.
None this week.
Community and International Service Grants
None this week.
Member Satisfaction Discussion
Our original speaker for today was supposed to be Brandon Robertson, Avon Town Manager.  Unfortunately Brandon tested positive for Covid and since this meeting was not hybrid, President Chris had to change to focus at the last moment.  Rotary International has published a survey for members as to their satisfaction with Rotary and how we feel about the organization and our club.  Each table had a discussion on the questions and President Chris is compiling the results.  

Special Announcements

None this week.
Mail Bag
None this week.
Photo Credits
Screen Shots by editor
Technology Credits
Zoom platform management expertise by Mike Mezheritskiy.
Editor's 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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