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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 of America
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September 13, 2019
Lisa Gray
A Promise to Jordan
Sergeant-at-Arms Report
Members Present: 46
Visiting Rotarians: None  
Guests: Debbie Voorehees guest of and daughter of Tom Voorhees,  Tim LeGeygt, and guest speaker Wendy DeAngelo
Happy Dollars: $ 40
Raffle Winner: Jim Gordon
Phil Ferrari is celebrating his birthday today.  Phil has been a Rotarian since 1997.  He is proud to be a Rotarian and he enjoys coming to the m.  He is particularly proud of the Shelter Box Program.
Special Presentation
Joanne Santiago presented Linda Pendergast a Paul Harris +3.
Happy Dollars
Sean Blacker wasn’t here last week because he was at his fund raiser which raised $783 dollars for the Veterans of Rocky Hill, up from $400 the previous year.  Sean was also arraigned for $300 donation to add to our golf tournament fund raiser.
Gary Miller had $20 happy dollars to note his 10th anniversary with Rotary.  He became a Rotarian through his friendship with Phil Ferrari who was also a member of the Chamber and his sponsor for Rotary Membership.
Sue Budde remarked that to add to all the confusion, they hired her to work for the Chamber.  She was happy to report that the daughter and the grandson arrived safely last night from CA and will be here till Monday morning and today would have been her mother’s 77 birthday.  Sue is donating $500 to the Rotary Foundation in her memory.
Bob Cave has just returned from a cruise around Great Britain with his wife.  Best part of the cruise is coming home.  He talked to a lot of people about Brexit and nobody seemed in favor of it.
Debbie Voorhees, who is a member of the Bonita Springs Rotary Club, District 6960, talked about that one of their projects helped provide clean water for Grand Bahamas years ago.  She saw pictures yesterday on Facebook of the well being reactivated.
Yvonne Gardner is excited for the golf tournament.  She is celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary.
Joanne Santiago reported that today is the 45th year since she graduated from Chiropractic College.  She now has patients that age and look at then think oh my gosh.  It is a good mile marker.
Tim LeGeygt loves coming down and having breakfast with us.  Tim has two sons, one of whom lives in Switzerland.  He was able to come with his wife and two kids and spend 5 weeks with them this summer.  They had such a great time that by the end, everyone was calling it “Granny Camp”.
Phil Mikkelson reported on his bike friends cut a check for $75, which he turned over to Salin.  Phil talked about a biker who recently died at 51 in a bike accident.  The bike club is having a fund raiser for his family.
Lisa Wright was thankful for the club’s Edible Arrangements that she received after a minor accident this summer  She also reported that her son got off to Barcelona for his exchange and that her daughter just had a baby.
Linda Pendergast said it is great to be back, but she was going to be sneaking out a little early because her 3-year-old grandson, Wyatt was waiting for her to take care of him.
Phil Ferrari had 2 happy dollars.  The first because he was going the Red Sox vs Yankee game tonight.  The second one is that his son is coming in from San Diego. 
President Heather told the club that tomorrow was her daughter's 5th birthday and also her son's 2nd, so they surprised the kids with a trip to Boston to see The Wiggles.  She also did a thank you in advance for all the hard work and the success we will have at the golf tournament.
Calendar of Upcoming Events & Announcements
Sue Budde alerted the club that Deborah Stanwood fell yesterday on a broken sidewalk and ended up in the hospital.  She is fine and sends everybody her regards.
September 18th:  Rotary Pub Night at Season's Restaurant
Induction of New Members
None today

Community and International Service Grants
None this week.

Wendy DeAngelo
Hospital for Special Care
Wendy DeAngelo serves as Vice President of Development and Communications at Hospital for Special Care and currently oversees marketing and community relations, public policy and advocacy, volunteer services, the hospital’s foundation and adaptive sports programs.  Wendy has devoted her career to expanding access to critical health care services through her work with a broad range of nonprofit health care institutions over the past 25 years.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in health care administration from the University of Hartford Barney School of Business. 
The hospital for special care is a 228 bed hospital with eight core areas of expertise and serves 50,000 in outpatient visits a year.  The areas of expertise include autism, brain injury, cardiac rehabilitation, complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, pulmonary diseases, spinal cord injuries,  along with therapy and rehabilitation:


AUTISM services include a continuum of Inpatient & Outpatient Care, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Emergency Room Diversion/Consultation.

BRAIN INJURY services include services for Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, and a Center for Cognitive Health.  They report 92% of their patients are able to successfully reintegrate into the community.

CARDIAC services include Cardiac Rehabilitation, Congestive Head Failure, and helping patients to function with a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).  85% of their patients are able to remain at home successfully 180 days post discharge.

COMPLEX PEDIATRIC work includes Tracheostomy & Ventilator Care, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury help, as well as Wound Care.  88% of children's parents are able to care for them at home after discharge

NEUROMUSCULAR services dealing with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders.  They are doing 5 clinical trials to improve future care and served 2,144 patients last year.

PULMONARY services include Ventilator Management & Weaning, COPD Disease Management, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  They are able to have 85% of their patients remaining at home 90 says post discharge.

SPINAL CORD INJURY  deals with Ventilator Management & Weaning, Therapy & Rehabilitation along with Wound Care.  85 % of patients are able to reach their functional goals and 100% are able lto be home

THERAPY & REHABILITATION services are provided in the areas of  Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Swallowing



Mail Bag
None this week.
Photo Credits 
Photographs courtesy of Phil Worley unless otherwise noted.
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