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The Guilford Rotarian - Archive Feb 1, 2017
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Wednesday, February 1,  2017



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
Jack Phelan


Call to Meeting
President Federici open the meeting with the pledge.


Words for this Week:

The Object of Rotary:  is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service inn each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life
  • FOURTH:  The advancement of international understanding, goodwill ,and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Visiting Rotarians: None


Guests: Kathlean Eagle (VNA)- guest speaker, Stephanie Jacobs and Tony Poccia


Anniversaries: Linda Volpe and Tony Leonard


Birthdays:  Dave Summerlin; Clyde Work and Sam Appleton.


Fellowship: John Murphy reported that yours truly will be transporting Bobbi Wight on Saturday morning to visit her husband at Guilford House. John is planning to visit David today after the meeting.

We need a few more people to prepare meals for Rick and Terri Maynard.  Four members volunteered to do this.

John also mentioned that Eddie Walker injured his kneecap after a fall at his house.  Bill Stableford asked for two volunteers to help transport Eddie to an appointment with his physician this Friday.  Bill and Tom Petrick agreed to help out.

Bob Hartmann:  Card circulating for his mom who just had a heart valve replacement.  She is doing well and will be home soon.  


President’s Announcements:

  • BHCares: Thanked us for our contribution of $1,500. They gave us two tickets to their benefit dinner on May 11th at Pine Orchard Yacht Country Club.  If you would like to attend please contact Lou.
  • Cove Center for Grieving Children thanked us for doubling our donation to their organization.
  • Lou announced all are invited to join our board meeting tomorrow at 5:30 at the Community Center. 

Member Announcements

  • Community Dining Room – Janie thanked all who helped out at the Community Dining Room in Branford yesterday. (Janie cooked and sliced 6 turkeys! And her husband, Myron, stepped up to do pots and pans as the persons who were scheduled to perform these duties was not available).    
  • LobsterFest: Stax announced that Page Hardware is again on board to give us $500 and  another $500 for our raffle gift.  However, we are looking for a key sponsor this year as Wayne Staschke- who has been our key sponsor for a long time is passing the torch.  If you have a name or company in mind that might want to help out, please contact Stax with the name. Stax stated we are in good shape in terms of team captains – the usual suspects have stepped up.  Stax will be sending around a list of what sponsors benefits are at each level of support.    

King of Clubs: 31 cards in the deck $430 in the pot.  Sorry, no winner this week.  


Happy $’s

  • Wayne Staschke: Great time on the slopes with Paul
  • Al Jacobs: He has two tickets available to the Community Fund dance this weekend if you want them.
  • Paul Heeren: Great time on the slopes with Wayne.  Sad to lose his garage door.
  • Sam Appleton: Thanks for the birthday song.  Check for the Foundation
  • Tony Fappiano: Wishes a speedy recovery to “Fast” Ellie and thanks to a local dentist (who happens to be a member of our Club -  got him into an unscheduled appointment after an urgent call over the weekend.   
  • Bill Stableford: Another $ for the local dentist.
  • Tony Leonard: Thanks to Janie for cooking and serving all that turkey at Community Kitchen this week.
  • Gary Higgins: Speedy recovery for Ellie and welcome to Tony (#4) Poccia
  • Suzanne Locke: Thanks to Janie – compliments from the guests at the Community Kitchen.
  • Bob Hartmann: Appreciates all the well wishes for Ellie.
  • Lou Federici: Welcome to Toni #4 and speedy recovery to Ellie
  • Tony (#1) Fappiano: Told the story of how Ellie got her nick name.
  • Mike Rambus: Wants to know when we find time to work given all our club does.



Guest Speaker: Kathlean Eagle, nurse from the VNA – on Parkinson’s Disease

Home Healthcare

When life takes an unexpected turn, VNA Community Healthcare brings you timely home healthcare services and extensive community care resources. Care that many thought could only be received at the hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility, can now happen effectively – and comfortably – in your own home.

Who can we help? +

Adults who need medical services at home to recover from a hospital stay, or a severe medical problem can get home healthcare. Most insurance companies cover home healthcare if certain regulations are met. (Click here to learn more about who pays for home healthcare) At-home services may include:

  • Visiting Nurses – A visiting nurse will work with you and your doctor to create a “plan of care” to meet your personal health needs.  The nurse will arrange a visit with you in your own home.
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists – Your rehabilitation team may include all of these professionals or just one type.  Services are provided at home and are customized to meet your specific healthcare needs.
  • Social Workers – Our social workers can help you and your family with individual counseling, family dynamics, and healthcare system challenges.
  • Home Health Aides – Services are provided in conjunction with clinical visiting nursing or at home physical therapy. Our Home Health Aides can help with personal care, cleaning and meal preparation – to help you recover faster.

Adults living with a mental health condition. Our behavioral health visiting nurses help you stay on track with taking your medications.


Mothers, and mothers-to-be, who need in-home monitoring of a high-risk pregnancy or nursing care at home after a delivery

Children who are recovering from surgery or need nursing care for a chronic condition

People who need help with personal care or household chores 

Did you know that not all VNAs and home healthcare agencies are the same?  We know, it’s confusing, but all Visiting Nurse agencies are different and you and your doctor must ask for us by name: VNA Community Healthcare.  For more than a century, we have provided home healthcare services and support in a timely and comprehensive manner.  As a nonprofit visiting nurse agency, we adhere to our mission to serve our patients and community with the highest amount of integrity and skill.  Learn more about how we are different by visiting the About Us section of our site.


With help from the VNA Community Healthcare team, you will:

  • Keep Your Independence. VNA Community Healthcare works with you and your family caregiver(s) to bring a personalized “mobile health center” right to your living room. Using the newest technologies, our expertly trained staff helps you recover quickly and easily at home.
  • Get Personal Attention. Get personalized one-on-one care in the privacy of your own home from our team of visiting nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and more. Our home healthcare staff take the time to teach you all the skills you need to take care of serious and complicated illnesses at home.
  • Improve Your Health. With hospital, rehabilitation stays and medical visits getting shorter all of the time, it has been proven that you are less likely to go back to the hospital if you have home healthcare.  We are here for you and we want to help you succeed!

Common Situations for Home Healthcare Services

  • You need medical support at home after a hospital stay
  • You have had a fall
  • You are recovering from an injury
  • You have been put on a new treatment or medication and need to learn how to manage treatment or medication
  • You need help managing severe pain
  • You have had some memory loss and are having trouble keeping your medical care organized
  • You need an injection, wound care or another medical procedure at home
  • Your condition is not stable and your doctor wants a nurse to check on how you are doing
  • You need help taking medications for your mental health condition
  • You are experiencing a high risk pregnancy
  • You have a new baby or sick child and you need instruction and support

Need Help Now? 

Contact Us




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