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The Guilford Rotarian - Archive Jul 6, 2016
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Wednesday, July 6,  2016



The Rotary Club of Guilford, CT  


                          The Guilford Rotarian                    


Louis Federici


Directors at Large


Robert Hartmann, Jr.

   Dustin Galvin (15-17)


Helen Rizzo

   Michael Ganci (16-18)

Exec. Secretary

Gary Drake

   Suzanne Locke (16-18)


Elmar Kessler

   Don McGregor (16-17)

IP President

William Stableford

   Sandra Ruoff (16-18)

Foundation Chair

Scott Staschke

   John H. Trowbridge (15-17)

Grants Steward

Michael Ganci

 Co-Sergeants at Arms
       John Trowbridge
       Jonathan Christoff



This Issue's Editor
Carrie Healy


Call to Meeting 
President Lou Federici led the pledge


Visiting Rotarians: Mike Rambus from Farmington Hills, Michigan, and granddaughter Emma.  


Guests:  98th District Representative, Sean Scanlon


Anniversaries:   Frank Walsh


Birthdays:    Dave Hadley


Outreach:  Tony Leonard, Jonathan Bishop, and Dave Wight are all back.


President's Announcements   

  • Area 8 District meeting this Friday, July 9th at 7:15 at the Shoreline Diner.  All welcome
  • Board Meeting Thursday July 8th at the Community Center at 5:30


Member Anouncements:

  • Bill Stableford - Final act as outgoing president was to announce an annual scholarship in honor of the Bishop Family for $1,000 for the Memorial Education Fund. 
  • Murphy - Guilford family that John has mentored the child is now without parents, the children are 20 and 19.  The boys are in need of some help during this difficult time.
  • Lobsterfest - return any remaining tickets or money to Gary or Guy.  Looks like final count of collections at this time we sold approximately 1,400 tickets


King of Clubs: Full deck of cards, no winner.


Happy Dollars:   It was decided that all Happy Dollars today would go to Murphy's family in need.  We collected $500! 

  • Dave Hadley - Thank you for the birthday song and a check to the Foundation
  • Riefe Tietjen - Glad to sit at the Board of Trustees table
  • John Trowbridge - Lobsterfest cracking table kept the event running
  • Murphy - Thank you to the club for the money to these boys in need
  • Tony Leonard - Fortunate to have gotten through a case of pneumonia 
  • Michele Call - Son will race on the America's Cup Yacht Freedom this Friday
  • Paul Heeren - Bill for the last year as President and Lou for the upcoming year
  • Jonathan Bishop - Thank you for the well wishes on recovery and for the scholarship 
  • Rick Maynard - Fireworks are this Saturday at the Fairgrounds, rain date is Sunday
  • Gary Drake - Thank you to Bill and Lou.  Great weekend starting with Canada Day and ending within July 4th
  • Tony Piscitelli - Glad to be part of the Lobster cooking crew
  • Gary Higgins - Great silent auction at Lobsterfest!
  • Pat Todd - Sad cousin Jan left but was glad to have her around to help with Lobsterfest
  • Bill Stableford - Great Installation Dinner and 4th of July events over the weekend in Madison
  • Suzanne Locke - Thanks to Kevin for being thrown into the kids food tent
  • Elmar Kessler - Saturday night is also the Community Band concert on the green at 4pm
  • Dustin Galvin - Thanks to the Lobster cooking crew. Sean Scanlon for this work on the opiod prescription bill recently passed.  Congratulations to Sean on his engagement!
  • Gene Bishop - Thank you for the scholarship in honor of the family.
  • Kevin McDonough - Glad to help in the pizza tent
  • Gary Drake then gave a nice rendition of the Canadian National Anthem!


Speaker:  Sean Scanlon, 98th District Representative.  Sean spoke about the most recent legislative session and things that he has focused on in addition to having open dialogue with members answering questions they have about work being done.  Topics covered included the bill Sean helped write and pass combating Connecticut's heroin and prescription drug epidemic, transportation, jobs in the state including focusing on getting teachers for tech schools to increase the experienced worker need for manufacturing, share solar programs, and discussing budget areas and trying to work as bipartisan to get things done.  Sean is up for re-election this November.


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