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Salin Low
Nov 18, 2022
Avon High School Transition Program
Nov 25, 2022
Dec 02, 2022
Seasonal Music
Dec 09, 2022
Dress for Success
Dec 16, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Board Member-at-Large
Board Member-at-Large
Interact Chair
Getting to Know Steve Horenstein
Steve Horenstein became a member of the Avon-Canton Rotary Club in February of this year.  He was born and raised in Connecticut and is a 1973 graduate of the University of Connecticut.  Following graduation he attended a Respiratory Therapy program at Hartford Hospital.  He then worked for 12 years as a Respiratory Therapist at Mt. Sinai Hospital.  In 1987 Steven left Mt. Sinai and started his own company called Per Diem Medical.  It was the first company in the state to supply respiratory therapists to hospitals on an as-needed basis.  Five years later Steven started another company called Help at Home, which supplied homemakers, companions and personal care assistants to senior citizens.  He sold the company in 2020 and is now retired.  Steven lives in Simsbury with his wife Arlene.  He has two daughters who both reside in Boston.  
Steve Horenstein was sponsored by his friend, Larry Haber. Come to one of our meetings and meet many more of our nearly 70 Rotarian members from the Farmington Valley and beyond.
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
District Site
Venue Map
September 16, 2022
The Reverend Taylor Albright
Secular challenges faced by churches today
Sergeant-at-Arms Report - 
Rotarians Present: 24 in person; 6 on Zoom
Visiting Rotarians:  None
Guests:  Rev. Collin Anache (guest of Larry Sullivan)
Happy Dollars: $47
Raffle Prize: $20
Raffle Winner: Deb Corner (Ticket given to Jolly Lux) (winner drawn by Jolly Lux. Hmmm)
Phil Ferrari - 9/6
Phil has been a member since 1997 - or as he put it, a really long time. He joined on the same day as Craig Buhrendorf. He has enjoyed the club through the years, and is glad to be here.
Steve Horenstein - 9/13
Steve has been a member since last February. He is enjoying the club, although he traveled a lot in the past few months. This is his first birthday in the club. New members are caught off guard the first time.
We sang a much better rendition of Happy Birthday in person than on Zoom.
Also having birthdays in September: Kim Murphy - 9/1; Arnie Goldman - 9/11.
Happy Dollars
Lisa Barall-Matt was happy to show the phone holders donated for the golfers’ bags at the tournament. Some of them will also be on the registration table. She also had a long-sleeve Rotary shirt that is now too big for her new slender self. Next week she’ll be going to Florida to see her mother.
Gary Miller was happy that the coming Monday was the end of a long time of work with co-chairs Sue Budde and Phil Ferrari. He thought details about the golf tournament were in really good shape. The tee signs were being sorted that day. Weather on Monday was supposed to be good until late. They were expecting 120 golfers, maybe more. He expressed thanks to those who helped the club reach this status.
Cherie Morris was happy that there would be 15 baskets to raffle at the tournament and 30 baskets for the silent auction.
Bob Cave was happy to attend the opening of Don Bonner’s art show the night before. There were 40 paintings, which Bob thought were very good. He also thanked all those who worked on the golf tournament.
Peter Vignati was happy to be celebrating 33 years of marriage to Suzanne.
Jolly Lux was glad to return from Uganda safely. She was also glad to have Father Anache at the meeting.
Work day - Veterans' Base Camp - Saturday, September 24 - The work will focus on repairing and painting the deck. Sign up with Gary Roman or Gary Hyde. Meet 8 am at Big Y. Drivers are needed.
Pub Night - This Thursday at Seasons (Avon Old Farms Hotel) - 4:30 on. Members and guests invited. A chance to visit with other Rotarians.
Thursday, September 15 - Pub Night
Saturday, September 24 - Work Day @ Veterans' Base Camp
Induction of New Members
None this week.
Foundation chair Joanne Santiago presented Lisa Barall-Matt her Paul Harris + 5 pin, which represents donations of $5,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Congratulations, Lisa.
Community and International Service Grants
None this week.
GLO Update
Wash Project
Jolly Lux
Jolly' presentation brought the club up to date on the progress with GLO in Uganda.
Jolly, through GLO, has made a big impact on the area in Uganda, and Rotary is proud to be a part of it.

Special Announcements

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