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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
Robin DiNicola was happy to be “real” and present for the meeting. She had been nudged by an email from Peter Vignati and a golf package from Larry Sullivan. She got the message that she was missed. Her younger son Jack graduated from Avon Old Farms and is going to Marist.
Peter Vignati went shopping with partner in crime Sue Budde at a Dollar Store. They had a cart full of items for the blessing bags when the power went out, although it came back on in five minutes.  Sue and Peter were getting items to assemble Blessing Bags for people without housing.  They wanted to assemble 40 bags to be split between Canton and Avon, and he asked members to stay a few minutes to help assemble the bags, which they did.
Linda Pendergast also was happy to be back in person. She is going to see family in Bath, Maine and will be back in July. Her grandson will be going to a performing arts school like Juilliard.
Dale Bronson has been going to his granddaughter Bella’s travel soccer games with a team from New Hartford.. The team was so good, winning the championship for three years, that they had to play girls who are 15 and 16. Their record was 10-7-1 playing girls who are older and bigger. They even beat the first place team with a score of 1-0 and a double overtime. Dale was so worked up that he couldn’t sleep. Now Bella will play basketball with many of the same girls.
Don Bonner had happy goosebumps when he realized Loren Clarke was being inducted as a member of Rotary. He has known Loren since she was a little girl. He is glad she will be a member of our club.
Gary Miller – Happy to see some members of his usual golf foursomes. They’re playing in West Hartford, Rocky Hill, Simsbury-Granby and in the 4Autism tournament. In the Rotary District Tournament our club will have two foursomes – Gary’s grou and a foursome being organized by Heather and Paul Pantano. Golfing is a lot of fun – if the weather cooperates.
Bob Cave went to the Cape with a friend to play golf. One day they went to Martha’s Vineyard, he saw a building his son designed, went to an auto museum, and then went up to Chatham. Played golf. 2nd day Martha’s Vineyard. Saw a bldg. his son had designed. Auto museum. Then up to Chatham.
Debby Stanwood was happy that her son and his three kids left her house at 12:45 a.m. on Friday morning. Two other grandkids had left earlier. She was $5 happy to anticipate a quiet evening with John.
Mike Sherber heard a noise outside his house at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. It was such a loud noise that he went out to investigate. The sound was due to a large tree falling – 2 feet from his house – which made him very happy.
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.
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Mike Mezheritskiy
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Zoom platform management expertise by Mike Mezheritskiy.
Editor's Notes
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