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Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973

Avon-Canton

Service above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel
279 Avon Mountain Rd.
Avon, CT  06001
United States
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Deborah Stanwood was raised in Phoenix, Arizona along with five siblings. She received her Associates degree in 1985 from Phoenix Community College, where she met her husband John. She later pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education at Arizona State University until their first daughter, Kristin was born. Kristin was just six weeks old in 1987, when they moved to Connecticut. They were only supposed to stay here for two or three years but have been in Connecticut ever since. They now have three children: Kristin, who lives in New Orleans with her husband Andrew and two year old son Logan, JohnMichael who lives in Kentucky with his wife April and three daughters - Crystal (age seven), Willow (age five) and Harley (age four), and Jenna who lives in Washington, DC. The only child remaining at home is their eleven year old beagle, Maggie. Deb and John spend their free time traveling to see their kids and grandkids.

Dr. Sabrina Waqar, is currently a dermatologist in Avon CT. She opened her medical practice, Farmington Valley Dermatology & Surgery, in 2014. During various phases of her medical education, she has lived in California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Florida. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology, a Masters in Public Health, and a Doctorate in Medicine. She did an Internal Medicine residency and followed it with a Dermatology residency. She is Double Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology.

After she completed her Dermatology residency, Sabrina her husband Joel moved to Worcester Massachusetts. After working for two large medical groups, she decided to open her own practice in the Farmington Valley.

Sabrina immigrated from Pakistan with her parents and siblings in 1992, and settled in Oakland California. She met her husband Joel while volunteering at the Berkeley Free Clinic.

Kathleen Parr spent her early years in various suburbs outside of Detroit, Michigan. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State, she moved to London with her future husband Stephen for a six month work/study program. Afterwards, they backpacked through Europe and returned to Connecticut where they worked and finished their Master’s degrees at the University of Connecticut. In 2000 they moved to Bethesda, Maryland where she had accepted a position with PG&E National Energy Group. In 2004 they returned to Connecticut and settled into a home in Burlington where Kathleen consults part-time on energy management for merchant power plants. They currently spend their winters working from their condominium in Austin, Texas.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the
35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
on Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Golf Club of Avon at 160 Country Club Road in Avon, CT.

Be sure to join us next year on Monday, September 9, 2019
 
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Rotary of Avon-Canton Building to break ground in May, 2018!
The new Harry and Renee Haag Life Education Center (12,500 sq ft) and the Rotary of Avon-Canton Building (7,500 sq ft) have been approved by the Canton Planning & Zoning and Inlands/Wetlands Commissions. We hope to break ground on this exciting new project in May.
District Governor David Mangs had the honor of inducting two new members on April 20, 2018. Standing with their sponsor, Brian O'Donnell, and President Don Bonner, Eleni DeGraw and Carrie Firestone received their Rotary pins and membership certificates to the rousing applause of our members.
Eleni DeGraw, DG David Mangs, Carrie Firestone, Brian O'Donnell, and President Don Bonner
 
Eight Students from the newly formed Canton Interact Club joined us this morning (Feb 9th) along with their club advisors, Superintendent Kevin Case and teacher Michelle Traub
 
 
Each of the students introduced themselves and spoke briefly about their role and hopes for the club: Alex Leaderman (Co-president), Chris-Ann Brown (Co-president), Zahra Kahn (Vice president), Shian Earlington (social media), Madelynn Dunahoo (PR), Tom Eayton (Treasurer), Anna Melendez (Secretary), and Evan Adams.
 
Craig Buhrendorf presented a check for $4950 to Jolly Lux for Guidling Light Orphanage. The money covers the medical supplies and equipment. Jolly was very grateful for a program that started with no real plans at all and has grown to a wonderful outreach program in her home village in Uganda.
 
 
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Attention: Michael Mezheritskiy, President
P.O. Box 11, Avon, CT 06001 


Board of Directors
meets 3rd Tuesday at 4:30 PM
at the Avon Public Library

Community Service Committee
meets 1st Friday at 8:45 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel

International Service Committee
meets 2nd Friday at 8:45 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel

Rotary Initiative/FAVARH Committee
meets last Friday at 8:45 AM
Avon Old Farms Hotel

Rotory Means Business - Areas 7 & 9
meets 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 PM
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Prasad Menon and Gary Miller
Oct 26, 2018
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Rev. Joseph Piccirillo
Nov 02, 2018
"Tunnel to Towers 5-K Run"
Dennis Golden
Nov 09, 2018
WHY GOOD HEALTH CAN HURT YOU
Kate Sims
Nov 16, 2018
District Governor
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Nov 23, 2018
RICK PASSARELLI
Nov 30, 2018
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Dec 07, 2018
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Dec 14, 2018