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Jul 09, 2021
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Jul 23, 2021
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Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
Avon-Canton
Service above Self
Fridays at 7:30 AM
via Zoom
Avon, CT 06001
United States of America
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Next Regular Meeting 6/4/21
 
"Services Cliff"
Yvonne Gardner & Lauren Gardner, Focus Center
 
 
The meeting will be held on Zoom. 
Watch for an email from the club.
We are now using a recurring ID, etc.
 
Lonely Rotarians on May 28
 
 
While there was no regular meeting last Friday, about 20 of us gathered at LaSalle Market - in person - and enjoyed conversation about all sorts of things. We were also honored by the presence of the recipient of the Avon-Canton International Scholarship: 2ndLt George Pavlakis.
 
 
 
George came in his new uniform - per his request. It was good to hear of his plans for the summer: visiting family; attending a classmate's wedding; quick trip to Germany to arrange for housing; a summer internship in Washington at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) in Washington D.C. from early July to late August. INR is a member of the intelligence community as a component of the State Department, and provides all-source intelligence analysis in support of American diplomacy and foreign policy both in the State Department and across the federal government. George has been notified by the University of Regensburg that he meets the criteria for automatic admission to their European Studies program, and has secured a seat in the program! He is definitely a young man on the move!
 
George was asked by a member what he thought was his most inspiring moment at West Point. He thought about it for several minutes. Then he told us a story about a plebe (freshman) at the academy whom he had noticed. The plebe was of Haitian descent from Florida and showed exceptional enthusiasm and willingness to be involved in the activities of the academy. Each year there is a weekend when plebes run the academy, taking various roles of leadership. George as a senior cadet and battalion commander had a chance behind the scenes to recommend this plebe for a high leadership position for the weekend. The plebe performed very well, and is likely to receive opportunities for more advance leadership roles as a result of his performance. George was inspired by the realization that he could make a positive difference in someone's life by his own actions. This is surely "Service about Self."
 
After the meeting, several of us wanted to be associated with such a fine young man!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note:
 
We also shared some remembrances of Sean Blacker who loved Memorial Day and made it special for the club each year.
 
 
“The FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do”:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?