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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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November 8, 2019
Mark Milewski
Climbing Mount Everest
Sergeant-at-Arms Report
Members Present: 33
Visiting Rotarians: Anne Ruwet  
Guests:  Heather Pantano introduced prospective member Jenny Gonzales.
Happy Dollars: $31.00
Raffle Winner: Joe Raycraft who donated the winnings to Operation Warm
None this week
None this week
Happy Dollars & Announcements
Larry Haber was happy that the Washington Nationals won the World Series and that he was able to attend games 3 & 4 in DC.
President Heather had 4 happy quarters that Saturday will be the big day that they are finally moving into their new house in Simsbury.  There renovations went smoothly and amazingly finished a month early.
Gary Hyde had a message from Paul Cioffari who is tied up with grandchildren.  On October 12th twins were born to his daughter and on October 23rd a 9’ 2” boy was born as well.  The twins are up every 3 hours.  His wife is staying up there to help till after Thanksgiving and he is driving to NH every Friday to help as well, so we won’t be seeing him for a while.
Phil Ferrari got to go to CA and have dinner with his son.  He didn’t see any fires or smell any smoke.
Ann Rewul a former Avon/Canton and now New Britain Rotary Club member.  The New Britain Club sells wreaths as one of its major fund raisers. Sign-up sheets were and will be circulated.  The wreaths are $25, and our club has been very supportive in the past.  Wreaths will be delivered at the club on Dec 5, when Ann will be back as a guest speaker.
Hank Frey, who hasn’t been here for a while, told the club that it was time to sign up for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Walmart.  We will be at both doors on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29th and on Saturday December 21st.
Joanne Santiago gave a end of Daylight Savings Time dollar for the extra hour of sleep on Saturday night.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
November 12th:  Next Taste of the Valley Committee Meeting at, hopefully, the new and improved Dish and Dat Restaurant.
November 13 - Pub Night - First and Last Tavern in Avon. Starts about 4:45 and provides an opportunity to visit with other Rotarians. Come and enjoy the low key fun!
November 22nd: FAVARH Annual Gala featuring Shake-A-Tail-Feather tribute to Motown
December 17:  Annual Miller Foods Rotary Christmas Party 
March 28th: Tastes of the Valley 2020 at Farmington Gardens.
Induction of New Members
None Today
Paul Harris Awards
None today

None this week
Community and International Service Grants
Don Bonner, on behalf of the International Committee, noted that Jolly Lux has received a District Grant for $2,500 in support of the work of GLO.  Our club matched the donation and added an additional $2,500 to support the work of glow.  Jolly accepted the $5,000 check and spoke about her recent trip back to Uganda with special emphasis on the Women and Girls Empowerment Project in which they strive to empower women and girls by giving them an opportunity to learn a trade and equip them with entrepreneurial skills and experience necessary to take concrete steps towards becoming self-sufficient, self- fulfilled, productive members of society.  

Carrie Firestone
Operation Warm
Carrie has continued to work with Operation Warm and is looking to sponsor coats for a preschool class in Hartford.  Last year she brought in sample coats.  In order to minimize costs, Operation Warm, makes it own coats which are of a high quality and made with a single design but multiple colors.  Coats cost about $20 each.   Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats. We believe a brand new coat is more than a coat. Through serving millions of children in need across North America, we have seen that a brand new coat offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.  Operation Warm creates brand new, high-quality coats for children in need, offering a child both physical and emotional warmth.  The gift of a brand new coat empowers children by sparking self-confidence in a way that second-hand clothing cannot. A new coat can help students attend school, socialize with their peers and play outside with pride.  Many families living in poverty struggle to provide necessities like food, housing, clothing and child care. The gift of a brand new coat offers hope to both children and their parents, reminding them there are those in their community that care about their well-being and future.  This is a project that she hopes our club will get involved in so that coats can be provided not only for the class but the school.
Carrie also wanted us to be aware of a different project that she is working in the environmental arena.  She is asking the club to join her in going Idle-Free.   She has developed a flyer that she would like to see in businesses across the valley.  
Additionally she wants all of us to join her

Special Announcements
Ann Clark announced that she has been in touch with Dale Bronson who is undergoing treatment for a reoccurrence of cancer.  Please keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
Mail Bag
None this week.
Photo Credits 
Today's photographs courtesy of Mike Mehzeritskiy.
Editor's Notes
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