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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 of America
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Salin Low grew up in Oklahoma and lived in Manhattan, Dallas, Tulsa, and Philadelphia before moving to Connecticut. She attended William and Mary and the University of Oklahoma for undergraduate studies, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Later she received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. Before going to seminary, she spent sixteen years in public accounting and banking.

Salin has lived in Connecticut since 1993 and was rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Hartford before she retired in 2014. She now substitutes and leads services at various parishes. She also serves on several boards and committees for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Salin lives in Canton in the Oxbow Ridge townhomes and is now President of the Board for the residents’ association. Her husband died in 2016, so her golden retriever, Ellie is now in charge of the household. Salin’s hobbies include knitting and going to the movies.

Peter Vignati has fond memories of growing up in East Hartford. He says he is “the classic middle child” amongst five siblings. Peter attended the East Hartford public schools and went on to Bates College, where he majored in chemistry and biology. At Bates he really enjoyed playing golf and was the Maine intercollegiate champion one year.

After graduation, Peter went to work for Enthone, a West Haven, Connecticut manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the plating, electronics and aerospace industries. He started in sales, first in Wisconsin and then returned to Connecticut. Later he became an International Marketing Manager, traveling worldwide establishing relationships with overseas companies to license Enthone’s technology to them and also to license some of their technology. Being single, it was an exciting time for him to see and experience different people and their cultures. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, taking classes at night.

Gary Roman was born in Torrington, Connecticut and remained there through his college years until 1976. Since then, he has lived in Enfield, Suffield (thirty years) and now Canton (almost five years). Gary has a background in accounting. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut and his Master of Business Administration from Western New England University. He began his career at Combustion Engineering, where he worked for six years. Before entering banking in the mid 1980’s, he worked as a CFO in the Massachusetts real estate management industry. He has been at Collinsville Savings Society since 2012.

 

The members of the Rotary of Avon-Canton are proud to announce the they have made the first installment payment of $90,000, to begin the outfitting of the Favarh Life Enrichment Building located at 100 Commerce Drive in Canton. The remaining $60,000 of the $150,000 pledge will be paid in 2021 to complete the facility.

This project will help the nonprofit organization provide even greater support for its clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 7,836 square-foot building, located on Commerce Drive in Canton, will enhance Favarh’s day programs for adults who can’t work because of disability and medical complexities or who have retired from work. 

The new facility will be named the Rotary of Avon-Canton Building.

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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is a charitable 501c3 organization
 
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Rotary of Avon-Canton
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 5:00 PM
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