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Club Information
Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
Service above Self
Fridays at 7:30 AM
Golf Club of Avon
160 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001
United States of America
(860) 760-6364
All meetings are hybrid both in-person and Zoom available
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April 28, 2023
 Club Day
The meeting will be held both in person and via Zoom. 
Watch for an email from the Club for Zoom access and 
please note we use a recurring ID for your convenience.
Sergeant-at-Arms Report
Rotarians Present: 26
Visiting Rotarians: Prasad Menon
Guests: Lauren Clarke (NWC Bank)
Happy Dollars: $110
Raffle Winner: Bill Barnes
Birthdays: None
Happy Dollars
Chris Lamadrid thanked Ike Eickenhorst for his tremendous efforts to coordinate our speaker list, which is now booked through July. She also announced starting today through May 19 we will be donating our Happy Dollars to Beanz. Beanz is moving their business to the old Moto Photo and raising funds to renovate the space to include a commercial kitchen. 
Salin Low was happy to share the Beanz fundraiser on social media and see that they are doing well and on their way to reaching their goal.
Prasad Menon was grateful for Mike Mezheritskiy going above and beyond translating six pages of a document from Ukrainian to English to help him complete disaster relief paperwork to donate two mobile homes to Ukrainians.
Larry Haber was looking forward to going to Mohegan Sun to see the Electric Light Orchestra experience with his wife Linda and was happy to enjoy lunch in Rhode Island with friends he met on a cruise last year.

Gary Miller looked forward to cleaning up the Farmington River with the Farmington River Anglers Association for Earth Day. He pointed out that the coasters he placed on each table were from The Underground (they spoke last week). He found one stuck to the bottom of his beer glass at Flatbread and learned they had made 25,000 coasters to spread awareness and act as a resource for those needing help. 
Sue Budde donated to Beanz and was happy to deem her dog Willow road trip worthy! Sue and Bill took a road trip to New Hampshire, and Willow tagged along for outlet shopping and a hotel stay!
Luke Violette gave a shoutout to his alma mater, Quinnipiac for winning the National Men's Hockey Championship. He is also looking forward to a trip to Jamaica next week.
Dick Kisiel was proud of his daughter, the director of elementary education in Avon for successfully defending her doctorate thesis at UPenn, she is now Dr. Jones!
Peter Vignati reflected on the ten year anniversary of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. At the time of the attack, two of his boys were living in Boston and his third son was in high school and visiting the other two for the marathon. Thankfully, they were safe!
Lauren Clarke was happy to donate to Beanz!
Dick Kisiel reported that we have a volunteer opportunity to help Food Share on 5/23 from 12:30 to 3:30. They will need eight volunteers to sort food.  
May 6, 2023 -  Tastes of the Valley at Golf Club of Avon
June 9, 2023 - President's Dinner
September 11, 2023 - Annual Charity Golf Tournament
October 19, 2023 - Club's 50th Anniversary Dinner
Induction of New Members
None this week.
None this week
Community and International Service Grants
None this week
Prasad Menon, Foundation Chair
Global and District Grants
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Jolly Lux introduced Prasad Menon, a longtime member of Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club and past District Governor. Since 2017-2018 Prasad has served as the District Rotary Foundation Chair and International Service Chair. Prasad is also a longtime volunteer for the Hartford Interval House and serves on the Board of Directors.
Prasad greeted us all and did a wonderful job sharing information on district grants despite his worries that the material may be too dry for an early morning!
Click this link to view his presentation on the process for District Grants in the 22-23 year.

Special Announcements

None this week.
Mail Bag
None this week.
Photo Credits
Mike Mezheritskiy
Technology Credits
Zoom platform management expertise by Mike Mezheritskiy.
Editor's Notes
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