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Club Information
Rotary of Avon-Canton - Founded 1973
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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December 11, 2020
Telehealth and its Evolution 
Lou Daniels
CEO of Call A Doctor Plus 
The meeting will be held on Zoom. 
Watch for an email from the club.
We are now using a recurring ID, etc.
Sergeant-at-Arms Report 
Members Present: 30
Visiting Rotarians: None  
Guests: Candice Freedenberg (Speaker)
Happy Dollars Moments: More valuable when they are shared
Raffle Winner: No Raffle. No Winners. No Losers.
Fines: None today.
Birthdays: Dale Bronson - December 3
Dale shared with us his history in Rotary since he became a member in 2001.  Dale has served on the Community Services Committee, Chaired the Golf Tournament for 2 years and is a past president.  He is looking forward to many more years of service, particularly after this crazy year.
Happy Moments
Salin Low was very happy at how well the Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army went.  Every time slot was filled.  Unfortunately, we only collected about half of what we normally do.  The handing out of the wreaths went extremely well.  There may be a few left, if anyone want to order one.
Phil Ferrari was very lonely at the lonely Rotarian Meeting which Larry Sullivan who organized it failed to show as he "overslept".  Brian O'Donnell did come so at least Phil had breakfast company.
Alicia Canning was happy to be here and retake the Presidency.  She considers herself a cancer survivor. She may need some additional treatment and will find out today if she needs chemotherapy.  She is also starting PT today.
Gary Miller played golf noting that it was one of the latest times he has ever been able to get out on the golf course.  He and Phil Ferrari played at Tunxis. 
Sue Budde received a note from our friend Dan Keller at Dish n' Dat.  He in conjunction with the Cake Gypsy and the Canton Senior Center is hoping to supple 250 families with a full dinner, toys for the kids, as well as, supplies for the food pantry.  They are asking for donations of time, toys, canned goods, and of course cash.  If you want to volunteer or drop off, you can at Dish n' Dat.  Ask for Danny.
Chris Heath has had a busy few weeks as both her girls have come down with Covid-19.  Fortunately, they haven't been that bad, but they are each quarantined in their own apartments, mean Chris and Rick are running back and forth between them.
Heather Pantano announced a new addition to their family as they welcomed an Elf on the Shelf.
Alicia Canning first wanted to thank Chris Lamadrid for covering for her during her absence and for Salin Low for her taking charge of Bell Ringing, Wreath distribution and Pub Night.  She also received a note from Laura and Roth thanking the club for the basket to welcome their new baby.  She also thanked those who were able to sign up for the meal train to help Joanna and her daughter and for Coleen Grasso who took over the project.
Induction of New Members
None this week.
None this week.
Community and International Service Grants
None this week.
Untapped Potential
Candice Freedenberg


Candice is the founder of Untapped Potential Inc. She is a technologist and business leader with experience at Laboratory for Laser Energetics, IBM, Eastman Kodak and Orafol. Her work, historically on the forefront of new technology and new industries within corporate America, yielded over a dozen patents.

Often a catalyst for organizational change, now, as the Founder of Untapped Potential Inc., she is engineering social change for women impacting gender equity, diversity and work-life balance. She is the recipient of 2018 CT Woman Of Innovation Award, 2019 CT Entrepreneur Award, 2016 reSET Incubator Award, and 2015 SBA InnovateHER Award.

She has championed equality for women as a Keynote Speaker for Community Economic Development Fund, Panelist at sheLeadsTECH and led seminars at  Hartford Conference for Women.  

Candace holds a MS in Business from Boston University, MS Certificate in Manufacturing Systems and BS in Optical Engineering from University of Rochester. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children. 


Untapped Potential Inc. provides a path for work-life success for top female talent by preparing and personally connecting women to local, curated high-caliber roles with flexible schedules. Often our talent opted-out for caregiving.  For business, we deliver hard-to-reach talent to the marketplace.  
A CT-Benefit Corp, UP impacts the wage gap, gender equity and overcomes the motherhood penalty. 
Many highly talented women take time away from their careers to raise a family.  These women have a great deal of difficulty returning to the workforce with roles and salary commensurate with their abilities.  UP's work is to provide networking, contacts, and placements to help resolve the issue of returning to work on gender equality.  This has been made immensely more complicated and more important by the Pandemic.
Prior to Covid, the discussion of the issue was something like this:
Post Covid we are now seeing headlines like:
We can't afford to lose the progress we have made in gender diversity and equity as well as the loss of talent that companies need.  Currently only 40% of women return to full-time work and 23% find part-time jobs.
UP's Mission is to impact gender equity in senor roles, diversity, and the motherhood penalty.
The problem is:
What UP does to help with the problem is to:
Currency reflects the need to be knowledgeable and current with the changes in language and skills.
UP provides seminars, networking events, and internship like placements to bring women who have been out of the workforce up to speed.  Coaching and mentorship is part of their service.
One of the methods that use is a "Flexreturn" which allows women to start working at less than full-time, completing a project for the company.  The slide shows a number of companies that have been receptive to UP placements.
The slide below shows some of UP's success stories.
Special Announcements
None this week.
Mail Bag
None this week.
Photo Credits
Scribe's screen grabs.
Technology Credits
Zoom platform management expertise by Mike Mezheritskiy.
Editor's Notes
Submission Deadline: Members are kindly encouraged to submit all materials for each week's Early Riser as early as possible. Please note that some editions may be published and distributed as early as the Saturday following our meetings, and during those weeks further contributions to the Early Riser will be included in the subsequent week's edition.
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1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?