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NEWSLETTER - Archive Feb 19, 2009
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THIS WEEK: Lisa Miksis, publisher of Shoreline Publishing’s “The Source”, will be our speaker.

On the door this week: Brian Bishop & Bryant Boyd  
Scribe this week: Chuck Compton

LAST WEEK: Pres. Rob’t. brought the meeting to order at
12:25 PM

Pledge – Tom Burland.  Invocation – Art Criddle.

Pres. Rob’t. welcomed back fully recovered Tim Smith, reminded all of District Assembly on 04/13/09, Capitol Steps planning meeting, sale of Capitol Steps tickets on website and kudos to Eileen and Gunnar Johnson for their publicity efforts in The Source.
Pres. Rob’t. handed the mike over to Sgt. At Arms, Ron Clarke for some “Roncomedic Abuse”. VISROTS: None. PICS: None. GUESTS: Linda Harvey Linda Criddle, David Klein, Julie Phelps, Susan Sadowski, and Bradley, Sidney and Megan Wood.

BIRTHDAYS: Chris Nichol’s mother’s 91st on 2/15. Pres.Rob’t.’s brother’s 48th. Art Criddle’s 70th on 2/14. John Matthew’s 2nd ex-wife’s on 2/12. Janet Sandella’s “baby” sister’s on 2/14, her deceased dad’s 80th on 2/16. Chris Brown’s daughter, Corey’s 25th.

HAPPY DOLLARS: Bob Green happy for Brian Bishop’s work on matching grants and for wife, Shirley’s successful new knee replacements. Tim Smith happy to be back after 2 relaxing weeks in FL followed by a blood clot to the lung on his way back from FL Pete McLaughlin an impeachment dollar for Ron Clarke’s abuse of power in the office of Sgt. At Arms. David Klein, Madison Supt. of Schools happy to have plunged in shirt and tie in the 19th annual Madison Penguin Plunge at Hamonassett. Rose Piro sad $ to leave early. Burt Gesner happy for ride to meeting from Ron Clark. Shirley happy to be leaving for Hawaii next week, sad that husband did not participate in the plunge for the first time in 25 years, happy to have missed a big deer on Greenhill Rd. and a Happy Valentine’s Day to all. Eileen Johnson happy that Tim Smith is back. John Matthew’s happy to be in AZ next week. Chris Brown $3 happy with golf trip in Key Largo. Shirley happy that Mike Iacurci donated last week’s raffle winnings to the ALS Association. Dave Moore sad to have killed deer in ‘85, which totaled his car. Pres. Rob’t. $10 sad dollars to have been away for 10 days, happy for Ruth’s Warm the Children efforts. Ron Clarke happy to mention e-mail from Eileen Banisch announcing “solopreneur” workshop sponsored by Liberty Bank and SCORE to be held at Liberty Bank on 2/18/09.

FIRST STUDENT OF THE YEAR BROWN MS awarded to Megan Wood. Megan was presented with a Rotary Club framed certificate, Application for $100 EE bond from Liberty Bank presented by Linda Harvey. Rosewood Box with pen with Rotary inscription, Webster’s Thesaurus with Rotary Inscription, Rotary “Jump Drive”, Rotary Book Bag with inscription “Make Dreams Real”, Rotary sports seat cushion and a Student of the Year Plaque with her name as the 1st recipient to be placed at the Brown M S.

PROGRAM: Tom Burland gave a summary of the Visioning Program that was attended by 18 of our members and its resultant aims for our club to achieve by 2014. Goals for all avenues of service in our club were outlined and details will follow as each avenue of service evolves. An excellent presentation which should be put on our website or e-mailed to all for our edification.


RAFFLE: Pete McLaughlin, Gunnar Johnson & Pres. Rob’t. failed to draw the Queen of Hearts. FOUR WAY TEST: Shirley.  SCRIBE DU JOUR: Karel

Door people:
2/26: Chris & Tish Brown
3/5: Tom Burland & Criddle, Art Criddle
3/12: John & Angelo Christina 
3/19: Lisa DiStasio  & BJ Ehrgott-Haab
3/26: Bob Green & Ben Haag

2/26: Craig Bernard
3/5: Dale Moore
3/12: Karel malovany
3/19: Craig Bernard
3/26: Ruth DeSarbo