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Larry Haber
Speakers
Aug 12, 2022
Transition Programs for Adults
Aug 19, 2022
Aug 26, 2022
Sep 09, 2022
GLO Update
Sep 16, 2022
Secular challenges faced by churches today
Sep 23, 2022
Canton Director of Senior & Social Services
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Immediate Past President
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Rotary Foundation
 
Board Member-at-Large
 
Board Member-at-Large
 
Interact Chair
 
Club Information
Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
Avon-Canton
Service above Self
Fridays at 7:30 AM
Golf Club of Avon
160 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001
United States of America
Fax:
(860) 760-6364
All meetings are hybrid both in-person and Zoom available
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August 5, 2022
Jenny Kohl, CSW
Diaper Bank of CT
 
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: 29
 
Visiting Rotarians:  Michael Sherber
 
Guests: Rebecca Briggs 
Happy Dollars: 13
 
Raffle Winner: No Winner
 
Fines: None today.
 
 
 
Birthdays
 
Louis (Lou) Daniels (7/25) As a member, Lou has been in.  He has been out.  He has been in.  He has been out.   He has been in.   Hopefully the pattern is now broken.  
 
Sue Budde (7/31) who has only been a member once, for the last 10 years.  She just loves this club.  We are family to her.
 
Happy Dollars

Bill Barnes reminded us of what occurred 17 years ago today at the start of our meeting when we were at Avon Old Farms.  The was the day of the Avon Mountain Crash which took the lives of so many people.  All of us who were in attendance that day, had come through that intersection minutes before the tragedy,
 
President Chris took this opportunity to thank Bill Barnes for agreeing to take on the resurrection of the Getting to Know You project so that we can really get to know each other, particularly the new members.  Bill noted that Chris took him to lunch and he got a new job, proving what a great president she is :-}.  Craig who started this project has been a great help and has sent Bill all his files.  Craig will be back as a visitor in a few months.
 
Larry Sullivan reminisced that he was the new club president the day of the crash and how worried we were about members who were not in the room with us until we were able to contact everyone to make sure they were okay.
 
Linda Pendergast will not be at the next meeting because they are going up to Bath, ME to visit their daughter both most importantly to see their grandson, who will be a senior in high school, and has been in ME at a performing arts camp where they will attend the grand performance that they do at the end of camp.
 
Rauf Majidian who was sitting relaxed at a table, wanted everyone to know how much he enjoyed being on this side of the room.
 
Cherie Morris reported that she had a chat with Jolly Lux who was sitting with the students under a tree getting ready to play with the new sports equipment that the Millers had supplied.  President Chris reported, that she had spoken to Jolly later in the week and that Jolly has tested positive for Covid but is doing okay.
 
Alicia Canning was thrilled to report that her daughter Sarah, who was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer a few years ago, showed no evidence of cancer on her latest PET scan.
 
 
Announcements
 
Phil Ferrari reminded us all that the good we are able to do in the community has a lot to do with the money we raise.  This year we gave 27K in local support and another 20K to support international projects.  We need everyone to pitch in.  We are short on auction items and need items for the goodie bag that we hand out to golfers.
 
Ann Clark – FAVARH, instead of their Gala, will be having a Motown concert on September 10 at Simsbury Meadow.  Ann is organizing a Rotary table at this event with tickets at $50 a person.
 
Alicia Canning noted that we will be doing a Pencil Box project again this year.
 
We heard from Rebecca Brigs, who is assistant to the Director of the Canton Senior Center, who reported on a back to school program.  They are collecting school supplies for school kids in need. They will be holding fund raiser at Shop Rite  on August 6 and 7.  They are looking for our help on those days to hand out flyers and they will also need help in packing the back packs and distributing them.  They are  also in need of donations for backpacks and she was encouraged to submit a funding application to the community service committee.
 
President Chris reported on the success of the Senior Luncheon with over a 100 guests served.  Chris gave special thanks to Chuck Joseph for his cooperation, flexibility, and contributions to making this a success.
 
Starting in August, the last meeting of every month will be held at FAVARH.  These will be Club Days so that we can do a better job of getting to know each other and reestablish why we are Rotarians.
 
 
 
Calendar
 
 
Induction of New Members
None this week.
Awards
None this week.
 
Community and International Service Grants
None this week.
 
Member Satisfaction Survey
Chris Lamadrid
Club President Avon/Canton
 
Our scheduled speaker Brandon Robertson, Avon Town Manager, had to cancel his scheduled presentation this morning because he joined the legion of folks who have tested positive for Covid.  We wish him a speedy and uneventful recovery.  President Chris stepped in and brought to the members attention that Rotary was doing a Member Satisfaction Survey.  She handed out the first three pages of the survey and we broke into small groups to discuss how we felt about our club.  Each table was to send her the results of the survey on a variety of issues pertaining to how the club functions.  Here is a link https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000005482/en-ca/files/homepage/member-satisfaction-survey/member-satisfaction-survey.pdf to the survey.  Please feel free to fill out a copy of the survey and send it to Chris so your voice can be heard and changes, if needed, can be made.
 
 
 

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
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