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Newsletter - Current Feb 13, 2018
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Middletown Rotary Club




February 13, 2018



Co-President Kevin rang the bell at12:15, followed by the Pledge, singing of America, and a Reflection by Lisa: Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln's birthday so I would like to share some of his wisdom. "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?"

Sgt. at Arms Report:

  • Guests: Dean McMorran, Jr., guest of Dan
  • Patrick Harding, guest of Kevin


  • Lovely thank you letters from Student of the Month and 3rd graders for our club’s Dictionary Project (dictionaries to 3rd graders in Middletown schools.
  • Weather last Wednesday caused Board meeting to be held after Club Assembly today.
  • Celeste reminded members of May 24 Paul Harris dinner. 


  • High – Kevin contributed earnings to Housing Coalition;
  • Low – Rich contributed for Soup Kitchen.

King of Clubs Raffle (to Eradicate Polio): 

  • Jim Seagrave and Dean drew for the card but were not successful.

Happy Dollars:

  • Kevin – for the way Rotarians step up in voluntarism
  • Helene – for the beautiful weather
  • Patti – wonderful St. Vincent de Paul event, great Community Conversation with MPS Supt. Conner at Community Health Center
  • Patrick – for my table mates today
  • Adrienne – organizing basement at home
  • Eric – for Kandyce and others bringing in Rotarian magazine when they have finished reading it (he is working on ideas to use them for club promotional activities)
  • Kandyce – community voluntarism
  • Steve – members working on Dictionary Project
  • Jim – missed meetings
  • Lois – members stepping up when needed
  • Nancy Bruno – daughter recovering nicely from injury
  • Dan – for cultural weekend (play, concert, film)
  • Dean – for health and wellness of all in the room

Program: Kevin invited members who have been in the club for at least a year to serve on the Board.


The meeting concluded at 12:50 with the Four-Way Test.


Respectfully submitted,

Arthur Meyers