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Bulletin Editor
Gary Miller
Feb 03, 2023
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Executives & Directors
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Immediate Past President
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Board Member-at-Large
Interact Chair
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
January 6, 2023
Joe Raycraft, SBA
SBA Services to the Business Community
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 - 
Rotarians Present: 20 (In person) No (Zoom)
Visiting Rotarians:  None
Guests: None
Happy Dollars: 20
Raffle Winner: Cherie Morris
Birthday - Gary Hyde (Jan 2), Jolly Lux (Jan 2), and Paul Mikkelson (Jan 2)
Gary Hyde was the only one in attendance (no picture available). Gary was sporting a 2023 party hat to celebrate the new year. Gary has been a member for 25 years. He was raised in Ridgefield, CT, and served three years in the US Navy. After his service, Gary has been in Public Accounting ever since. He's proud to be a Rotarian. He raised his three children mostly by himself. He's currently very to have had the experience of being a caregiver for our President Chris Lamadrid during and after her surgery and kidney transplant.  Gary will be retiring as our Treasurer at the end of the Rotary year.
Happy Dollars
Sue Budde and Debbie Stanwood worked at the Christmas Party at Dish n' Dat on Christmas morning. They helped with the 3-400 guest who came for breakfast and to receive foodstuffs and gifts. Sue said they had a steady flow of people all morning. Sue also announced that Focus Center for Autism was have a pasta supper at Bad Dog Brewing Company in Torrington on January 22nd. Yvonne Gardner will have all the details.
Gary Miller was happy to be skiing again at Ski Sundown while the snow lasts. The forecast warm weather and rain will not help.
Peter Vignati was happy that his son, Andrew, graduated college (finally). He has a job with Charles River Labs. As Chair of the Membership Committee, Peter will be updating us periodically introducing new members and member who have left our club for various reasons. Jenny Gonzalez recently for personal reasons.
Gary Roman was checking the security cameras at his house in Groton last week watching the water rise. The water eventually rose to 18 inches requiring him to pump out about 10,000 gallons from the service area under the house. Fortunately the house is elevated.
Salin Low was very lonely at the Lonely Rotarian Society meeting last week. Only Phil Ferrari ventured out to join her at LaSalle Market & Deli. 
Tastes of the Valley Committee meeting at Dish n' Dat at January 3rd at 5:00pm. TOTV 2023 has been moved to May 6th.
Community Service Committee after the January 6th regular meeting.
May 6, 2023 -  Tastes of the Valley at Golf Club of Avon.
Induction of New Members
None this week.
None this week.
Community and International Service Grants
None this week.
December 8th Christmas Party
Steve Morris showed a video ( of all the happy faces at the Christmas Party held on December 8th at the Canton High School. Our club was invited to co-sponsor the event that has been held for many years by the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club. About 81 residents of the many group homes in the area were present to receive gifts from Santa and celebrate. The Canton High School Interact students were also on hand to help. Thank you to FAVARH staff for supporting this wonderful event.
Salin Low prepared a 25-question trivia sheet for our amusement. Many of the questions provoked discussion and remembering first women members, past-presents, when Polio-Plus started and our founding date and club, which was 1973. We all had fun trying to come up with the answers and reminiscing about our club and Rotary history. By the way, Salin will be leading the committee to plan and celebrate our 50th year. 
Our one remaining founding member, Bob Cave, offered a toast to our club and the next 50 years of our club.

Special Announcements

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