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The Guilford Rotarian - Current Oct 4, 2017
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Wednesday, October 4,  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

Jack Phelan


Call to Meeting

President Robert Hartmann asked Scott Staschke to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Visiting Rotarians: None


Guests: None


Anniversaries:  None this week


Birthdays: Larry Appleton; Dustin Galvin and Andy Stephens


Outreach: John Murphy reported David Wight is not doing well but he does appreciate visitors. 


President’s Announcements:

  • Madison Rotary is hosting lunch at the Mercy Center, Madison on Wed,  November 15th. Price is $20.00. A show of hands indicates about 20 members of this Club will attend.
  • There will be a Rotary Foundation Half Day Seminar on October 28th at the Graduate Club in New Haven.  Contact Bill Stableford for details.
  • On the same day and place, the Annual Council of Presidents and stewards will hold a meeting in the afternoon.
  • Donald Baechler is still looking for a laptop to be donated to our Club.  It must have a DVD drive and it would be nice if it had wi-fi.
  • Board Meeting: will be held tomorrow (Oct 5th) at the Community Center.  All members are invited to attend if they wish.
  • Bob also announced he became a grandfather on October 2nd with the birth of Camila Rose Hartmann Villegas.


Member Announcements:

  •  Nancy Bishop announced that she has Pasta Night tickets for sale at $12 for the Interact Club’s fundraising event scheduled for November 7th – election night.
  • Nancy passed around sign-up sheets for the Roses for Autism event that takes place at the end of the month as Riefe  had to be out of town. 
  • Ralph Schoemann mentioned that there is a shortage of high school student mentors this year.  If you think you would like to help out, please contact him or Gary Drake.  It is a very rewarding service that you can provide.
  • Lou Federici announced that the town Building Committee is in need of some new members.  If you have some experience in designing or construction projects please consider volunteering.
  • Larry Appleton mentioned that the Warm the Children project is getting going early and he needs 8 more folk to volunteer to be a shopper please contact him.
  • Al Jacobs announced that the Interact Club is involved in a few projects taking place on October 21st: one is a tag sale starting at 8 am by the Youth Advisory Group and he is looking for items to sell so please contact him if you have something you would like to sell/donate.  Secondly, the Interact Club will be helping to clean up the grounds of Medad Tavern. 
  •  Bob Hartmann mentioned that on this date there will be a beer tasting event at the Tavern from 4 to 7 pm.  $25 for all the beer you can “taste”.  20 or so vendors will be showing off their brews. 
  • Terri Bryant mentioned that she has helped out with the Warm the Children project and found it very rewarding and not time consuming at all because the volunteers do not actually help people shop for winter clothing.  Volunteers can stay in the cash register area while the shoppers find what they want and then help them when they check out.  Only takes about 20 minutes of your time.  

John Muirphy, Dealer Bill Fatula, Donald Baechler and President Bob Hartmann could not find the King of Cllubs


King of Clubs: 43 cards in the deck.  $178 in the pot.  Sorry, no winner.


Happy $’s 

  • Bob Hartmann: New grandchild
  • Lou Federici: Sorry for the loss of his brother-in-law to cancer at a young age and another $ because he will be away next week.  He promised to return though.
  • Bill Fatula: Birthday contribution to the Foundation.
  • Stephanie Jacobs: Happy that her first buyer is still talking to her after closing on their house and thanks to Pat Todd for her wonderful dinner last night
  • Al Jacobs: Yankees are still in the playoffs and that the Giants have maintained a perfect record after 4 games!
  • Nancy Bishop: Gift to the Foundation and loves our laptop computer.  Please buy a new one!
  • Donald Baechler: Hale Hath No Fury
  • Pat Todd: Thanked those who came to her dinner party but was sad that she had so much wine leftover.
  • Guy Tommasi: Glad to play at the Guilford Community Fund golf tournament last Monday in Madison.  Great time was had by all.
  • Suzanne Locke: Nice week in Ocean City, NJ and Pat’s dinner.
  • Scott Staschke: Great time visiting friend’s home in Old Lyme this past weekend.
  • Craig Yerkes: Happy about the first place Eagles and that Penn State is going all the way this year!
  • Sam Appleton: Thanks to Pat.



Speakers:  Nancy Bishop, Suzanne Locke, Al Jacobs and Thomas Terribile – Thanked all who helped out with the Guilford Fair Parade and played a video of the parade for all the members.  We discussed what we can do in the future to add to the parade and how we can develop more financial support.  It was a bigger parade this year and a successful one.  Everyone seemed happy that we have taken on this event for the town. 


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