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The Guilford Rotarian - Current Dec 6, 2017
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Wednesday, December 6 ,  2017



The Rotary Club of Guilford, CT  


                          The Guilford Rotarian                    



Robert Hartmann, Jr.


Directors at Large


Guy Tommasi

        Michael Ganci (16-18)


Stephanie Jacobs

        Suzanne Locke (16-18)

Attendance Secretary

Evelyn Atreya

        Sandra Ruoff (16-18)

Exec. Secretary

Gary Drake

        Thomas Terribile (17-19)


Elmar Kessler

        J ohn H. Trowbridge (17-19)

Assistant Treasurer

Frank Walsh

        Harrison West (17-19)

IP President

Louis Federici

  Co-Sergeants at Arms

Foundation Chair

Scott Staschke

        John H. Trowbridge 

Grants Steward

Michael Ganci

        John Murphy


This Issue's Editor

Carrie Healy


Call to Meeting 
President Bob Hartmann led the pledge.


Visiting Rotarians:  Robert Friend - District AG


Guests:  Jim Goodridge with Al Jabocs and Paul Lavigne with Michaele Call


Anniversaries:   Evelyn Atreya (December 9, 2009), Ed Walker (December 11, 1984), Pat Todd (December 12, 2007)


Birthdays:   none


Outreach:  Dave Hadley recovering from knee surgery. Liv Jacobs


President's Announcements   


  • Monday, December 4th had Presidents Meeting
  • Board meeting December 7, 5:30 at the Community Center


Member Anouncements:

  • Senior Luncheon
    • Make checks payable to Guilford Rotary for $23
    • Stocking Stuffing December 12 at 8AM at Community Center
    • Wednesday December 13:
      • 9:20 AM Cooks
      • 10:00 AM - Set Up
      • 11:30 AM - Doors Open
      • 1:30 PM - Clean Up
  • Christmas Caroling at Apple Rehab December 13th at 6pm. Meet at KC's at 5:30, and go back to KC's after for dinner if interested
  • Frosty 5K - Volunteer sign up is going around. Please contact Michelle Call with questions

King of Clubs:   $615 in the pot, 19 cards, and no winner!  Tony Fappiano, Mike Rambus and

John Stax did not find the King of Clubs.  Dealer Bill Fatula still had it.


Happy Dollars:  

  • Stax - getting a new golden retriever puppy
  • Helen Rizzo - for the selectmans swearing in
  • Sandy - Thank you, excited to get started
  • Lou - Thank you for selectman. Getting a grandchild in June
  • Mike Rambus - pg 19 in the Rotary Club Magazine about a club in Arkansas that grew by 24 members. Interested to learn their new member tactics
  • Carrie - Daughter, Addison, is turning 4
  • Robert Friend - The great President succession (Lou, Robert, and Guy) that we have
  • Pat Todd - inducted at the senior luncheon 10 years ago. Her group, Joyful Voices will be singing in the hall before the senior luncheon
  • Joel - newest granddaughter due at the end of January

Speaker:  Robert Friend & Bill Stablerford on the Rotary Foundation

  • November was Rotary Foundation Month
  • What stops us from breaking through the glass ceiling to help/do more?
    • Time
    • Thoughts that we can't do it/don't know how
    • Physical limitations/age
    • Will what I am doing matter
  • Why do people in town not know what Rotary does?
  • Last year our district raised $400,962 for the Foundation. 71% EREY ($25) and 56% Sustain ($100)
  • Our focus for the foundation
    • Peace and conflict prevention
    • Basic healthcare
    • Clean Water
    • Lietary
    • Maternal & infant health
    • Economic development
  • Power of $1
    • Dose of the polio vaccine
    • 4 balanced meals
    • A days food for a family
    • 1 yr clean water
    • 1 week of antibiotics
  • Guilford Club for the 16-17 year
    • $9,404 raised
    • Per capita 124.69
    • 53 members donated (72%)
    • 53 members sustained (72%)
    • 2 Paul Harris donaters ($1,000 or more)
  • Rotary Foundation has a perfect score on charity navigator because all money going directly to help others
  • In the disctrict budget, whatever a club donates to the foundation, 50% comes back to the district 3 yrs later


Check the club website and click on "Upcoming Programs" on the right column to see planned speakers.