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Announcements - Newsletter Archive Sep 11, 2012
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Middletown Rotary Club

Merry-Go-Round

September 11, 2012

 


 

 

President Jeff Walter called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm.

 

Reflections were offered by Maureen Brubaker

 

Announcements:
Amazing Grace Food Pantry is in desperate need of food donations, especially peanut butter, tuna, soups, cereal, spaghetti sauce, and canned beans.

 

End of Summer Lobster Party has been cancelled

 

Gary Gomola received a third Paul Harris Award

 

Guests:
Mitch Wynn-Mike's Barber Shop
Howard Shatner-Orange Rotary Club
Mukund Nory-Assistant District Governor
Brian Amey-District Governor

 

King of Clubs:
Ken Vaugn and Patti Vassia/no winner

 

Guaranteed Card Winner:
Jeff Haines-Low
Ed Brymer-High

 

Happy Dollars:
Jeff-Distinguished guests
Biff-Missed meetings
Rich-9/11
Garry-Biff's birthday
Lisa-Judiciary
Maureen-Peace, her son, volunteer hours of our ASD, D
Bruce-Happy to be back
Ed-Cousin died 9/11
Laura-Missed meetings, Paul being back, kids starting school
Steve-Amazing Grace
Jim-Missed meetings
Pat-Gary's Paul Harris
Michael-Haddam parade
Patti-Pending retirement, volunteer services of guests
Trish-Cheryl's hospitality
Lois-District guests, grand nephew's deployment to Afghanistan
Ken-Distinguished guests, 9/11 remembrance
Brian Amey-Golf game
Art Myers-Book is completed, Wednesday, 9/19, Constitution Day celebration
Gary-Paul Harris award, Kevin's article and mention of him

 

Program:

Brian Amey was introduced by Mukund Nory. He spoke of all of the accomplishments and programs that Middletown Rotary Club is involved in.
• We have 69 members
• Foundation giving goal was achieved at 117%
• Polio Plus contributions were great
• Talked about the intense interview process for District Governor. Was asked what his focus would be for his year way back in 2008. "Lighten the Burden for Others" is his focus and is the theme for his year
• Volunteering gives us great satisfaction and we are eligible for many awards and citations for all that our club does
• Goal is to get to 1.3 million members worldwide by end of Rotary year. Work on membership development
• Polio eradication is stuck at 99%. Three endemic countries still Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria
• Foundation goals
• Wants us to develop a new community project for the year


RI Strategic Plan
• Strengthen club
• Improve PR (local media, social media)
• Do more community work

 

District Conference May 16-19, 2013
Gideon Putnam Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY

District Governor's Project
Focusing on Education & Literacy for a middle school in Bridgeport

 

Respectfully Submitted,
Jeffrey Haines