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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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January 20, 2023
Avon Needs Assessment
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.
Members Present: 28
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Carl Fisk, Speaker
Happy Dollars: $8
Raffle Winner: Jolly Lux
Raffle Prize: $20  
Ed Queirolo
Happy Dollars
Larry Haber, was reminded of his age as he celebrated his daughter's 50th birthday last Sunday.
Jolly Lux was happy to report on her succesfull presentations at the Southington and Simsbury/Granby Club.  GLOW received a $500 donation after talk.  She will also be returning the Uganda in two weeks.  
Gary Miller, noted that the Ebola outbreak in Uganda has ended allowing Jolly to safely travel there to continue her good work. 
Bill Barnes, gave his annual or depending upon the year, biannual lecture on PARASKEVIDEKAIDEKATRIAPHOBIA,  which is fear of Friday the 13th. This not the same as TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA, which is fear of the number 13.  
Heather Pantano and Cherie Morris will be running the silent auction for the TOTV. They are looking for restaurant or theater gift cards among other items. They are hoping to get the items sooner rather than later, in order to be able to take a break before requests for the golf outing. Contact Cherie or Heather about gifts. If you want to make a donation, you can make the check out to the club and indicate Silent Auction on the memo line.
Joanne Santiago is responsible for clearing restaurants for TOTV with the health department. No restaurants have requested the paper work so far, and we need the restaurants for the May 6 event. The restaurants can also get the forms on the Farmington Valley Health Department website.
January 17 - 5:30 - Board Meeting at Dish n Dat
January 24 - 5:00 - TOTV Meeting at Dish n Dat
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.
Carl Fisk, JD
No Surrender, LLC
Wellness for Wealth
President Chris introduced our speaker, Carl Fisk who is a trainer and a consultant that works with leaders and their teams to increase their effectiveness boosting their engagement and productivity.  Carl believes that leaders can empower their teams best when they are resourceful and resilient themselves. This is why he is with us today to share his principles on wellness for wealth.  He is a former trial lawyer.  Carl is also an endurance athlete that walks the talk. 
Carl was a very dynamic speaker. He introduced himself as a lawyer in recovery for the last 18 months.  He is talking today on wellness for wealth.  Not necessarily monetary wealth, but physical, emotional, and spiritual wealth.  He believes that if these things are in order they will ultimately lead to monetary wealth.  He started his talk by telling us about a colleague who became his best friend.  Carl talked about how he was never able to get into the office before his friend, although he tried, or leave after him for 20 plus years, a grinder.  That all ended in March 0f 21 when he learned that Dan had passed in the middle of that night.  It rocked his world.  Dan was a young guy in his early 60s, a father of 3 beautiful daughters and six grandkids.  At that time he had been practicing law for 33 years and decided he had to do something different.  He decided to marry his experience as a lawyer with his love of fitness and started this company, which he has been doing for almost 2 years now.
Dan has been an important part of this journey as he rides down Arch Road almost every morning and remembers Dan as he passes
So what is our most important asset?
Is it the home we own, we all have cars and perhaps boats, and most of us have 401k.  Are these the most important assets?  Carl thinks the most important asset is us.  Asset protection is a component of a financial planners job to protect your assets from creditors.  Your body is also an asset and their are creditors that come after it.  The creditors are exhaustion, stress, being overwhelmed, burnout, frustration and disease.  These creditors don't care who you are or what you are doing unless you do something to repel them. 
So you need to protect this most important asset.     
Protection is a 3 legged stool.
You have Eating, Exercise, and Emotional Well Being.  All three are necessary to hold the stool up.  Unpacking this in the simplest terms is that eating is simply fueling your body correctly.  Exercise is moving your body, while Emotional Well-being is caring for your inner self.  Carl shared a number of factoids to emphasize his thesis.  For example, a recent study showed that skipping breakfast can lead to high blood pressure.  He noted that many studies have shown that exercise can prevent or minimize depression as well as protect against cognitive decline.  Exercise of almost any amount reduces the risk of dying from Covid.  If you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, you are 4 times less likely to die, then those who are sedentary.
So how do we deal with this?  We are prolific schedulers.  We schedule important things like doctor's appointments.  We schedule things we think are important like hair and nail appointments, tee times, etc.  We schedule all of these things but it is also important to schedule time for yourself, because what gets scheduled gets done.
Carl makes it very clear,  our wellness should not be negotiable.
While Carl hates the above slide, he wanted to remind us that if you don't take care of yourself first, you can't help anybody else.

Special Announcements

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Mail Bag
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Technology Credits
Zoom platform management expertise by Mike Mezheritskiy.
Editor's Notes
Submission Deadline: Members are kindly encouraged to submit all materials for each week's Early Riser as early as possible. Please note that some editions may be published and distributed as early as the Saturday following our meetings, and during those weeks further contributions to the Early Riser will be included in the subsequent week's edition.
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1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?