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Newsletter - Current Jun 12, 2018
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Middletown Rotary Club

Merry-Go-Round

 

 

June 12, 2018

 

 


Co- President Kevin Wilhelm brought the meeting to order at 12:15 pm with song and pledge.  
 
Reflection (Lois):  “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.” Stephen Hawking
 
Guests:

  • John Zuromski, guest of Dan
  • Ellie Duey, guest of Cheryl, and her stepmother

Visiting Rotarians:

  • No Visiting Rotarians today 

Announcements:

  • Thank you letter from St. Vincent de Paul’s for receiving Service Above Self awards.
  • Jim Seagrave leaving the Club; Carmela will take his place on the Board.
  • Cheryl: Passing of the Gavel dinner on Tuesday, June 26th. It will be at the regular meeting time, but a special –and more formal- luncheon with flowers and dessert. Gary Gomola will officiate. Fifteen service pins will be presented. Cost will be $25.  
Guaranteed Card Winners:
  • Low: Celeste
  • High: Kevin 
King of Clubs: 
  • No winner 
Happy Dollars:
  • Kevin: for three kids home at same time, a rarity.
  • Helene: for fine weather, Chris Soulias’ help on budget
  • Carmela: for joining Board of Directors
  • Chris: for Middlesex Chamber Awards night & his grandson Craig Allen receiving award; for Wilfredo Nieves, retiring and planning to rejoin our Club
  • Adrienne Maslin: for Open House at Middlesex College on July 19th
  • Kandyce –forwarding message from Eric, looking for speakers for Dec. and January. Also, a sad dollar that she has resigned from MARC and will be leaving the Club. Tuesday was always her favorite day of the week because of Rotary; she will be missed! 
  • Cheryl: for Ellie, Carmela & Kandyce 
  • Art: for Kandyce; for using Middlesex College as a source for speakers; for a terrific movie, “The Rider” 
  • Joe: for our guests
  • Dan: for Kandyce; welcoming John Zuromski, who is in the queue to become a Rotarian; for New Haven cinema club about which he is happy to share information
  • Keith: for Kandyce, thanks for your service
Club Assembly:
Pat Tucker read the minutes from the Board meeting held on 6/5 at home of Cheryl; a few highlights:
  • Directors and Officers for 2018-2019 were discussed; several candidates were proposed and approved.
  • A President-Elect still needs to be selected from the Board.
  • The Board voted to donate an additional $500 to Polio Plus to supplement the $860 raised by the IDS Interact Club.
  • Work on the monument project in memory of Justin Wilkie continues, as well as fundraising. City continues to be very supportive.
  • Board approved $500 grant for Vinal Tech Skills USA and $600 for Coalition on Housing and Homelessness. 

Full set of Minutes of the Board of Directors meeting can be found on the Rotary webstite.

 

Chery and Kevin presented a summary of the United Way Book Drive project, details of which can be found on the UW webstite.  While not a Rotary project, Rotarians can help by donating new books and helping to sort and package them.  Collection sites are located in every town.

 

As this was a business meeting there was not guest speaker.

 

Meeting adjourned at 1:15 PM with the Four Way Test.  

 

Respectfully Submitted by: 

Lois Muraro