September 8, 2016

 
 

Minutes of the Montachusett Area Rotary Club

Date: 09-08-2016

Opening

 

Pledge

Jim Fusco

Prayer

Michael Gale

Song

“God Bless America”

 

Members

 

Name

Here

Food

Foundation

Happy

Other

Belsky, Janet

 

 

 

 

 

Berry, Maila

X

$1

$5

x

To be back

Dirienzo, Melissa

 

 

 

 

 

Ficarra, Joan

X

$1

 

X

Wall going up in Florida

Firmani, Sett

 

 

 

 

 

Fusco, James

X

$1

 

 

Sad not to able to make Project Apples

Gale, Ellen

X

$1

$5

X

Red Sox in 1st Place!

Gale, Michael

X

$1

$5

X

Going to Indianapolis

Gasbarro, Anthony

X

$1

 

X

To be back

Gasbarro, Michelle

X

$2

 

X

NASCAR, to be back, house a mess!

Gerrits, Lynn

X

 

 

 

Son home from England, hurricane

Giangrande, Alley

X

$2

 

 

 

Graves, Nancy

X

$1

$5

X

 

Guzman, Mickey

X

$1

 

X

To be here

Hohman, James

X

$2

$5

 

Rotary International fact

Lapointe, Deb

 

 

 

 

 

Mayo, Jarvis

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell, Andrea

 

 

 

 

 

Owoc, CherylAnn

 

 

 

 

 

Pacheco, John

 

 

 

 

 

Parks, Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

Peck, Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

Rossley, Joanne

 

 

 

 

 

Sarao, Lynn

 

 

 

 

 

Sbrogna, John

X

 

 

 

 

Storrs, Jean

X

$1

 

X

Proud of Mickey and Leslie at debate

Storrs, Leslie

X

$1

 

 

Naples, FL next week, Nick & John’s wedding Saturday.

Sun, Eric

 

 

 

 

 

Vallee, Rick

X

$1

 

X

Labor Day, #5 Reason to Join Rotary – Citizenship in Community.

Wilson, Gina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors

None 

 

Guests

 

Name

Representing

Roy Demington

Yoga Warriors International

Lucy Cimini

Yoga Warriors International

Edmund Destefano

Yoga Warriors International

 

Winning Ticket

Number

266410

Winner

Jim Fusco

Amount

$4.00

Comment

“Don’t tell Karen!”

 

 

Upcoming Event Reminders:

Comedy Night – Friday, October 14th at 7:00 P.M. – Jen will have more posters and tickets soon.

Project Apples – Thursday, September 15th 4:00 – 7:00 PM at The Mall at Whitney Field.

Karen’s Closet Race – Saturday, September 17th at 8:00 AM at Northwest School.  Jen will send out email reminders to those who have signed up to help.

Sholan Farms – Saturday, October 8th at Sholan Farms.  Sign-up sheet was recirculated.

 

Yoga Warriors International

Roy – Veteran.  Lucy has been a saint in tough times.  Roy was at Fort Campbell and spent a year in Vietnam.  He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the infantry in Panama for jungle training.  He was in book publishing for 40 years.  He is a survivor of brain cancer.  Roy spoke about boredom and anticipatory anxiety in the military.  His PTSD remains and yoga helps adjust his soul and how he responds to anxiety.  When you have no outlets you revisit the events of the past.  Yoga is a way to move through the anxiety.  It provides the calm and prevents him from reacting spontaneously.

Ed – Yoga allows him to be steady and calm.  Ed is a retired firefighter and State Fire Marshall.  He was part of an Arson Investigation Unit and a Paramedic and every step of the way there has been stress.  You are dealing with life situations 24/7 and it is difficult to get off that high.  You suppress these experiences until you are volcano ready to erupt.  You take this stress out on your loved ones and he found it difficult to intermingle socially.

Lucy – Has a Social Worker background.  She spoke about the Sympathetic System; the fight or flight responses.  Veterans are hyper-vigilant and PTS can be numbing.  The Para-Sympathetic System allows the body to rest and digest.  It is a place of safety and rest.  Yoga Warrior International was created in 2005 and is evidenced-based.  It asks you to listen to the affirmations and repeat them 3 times in order to change the neuro-pathways.  It is subtle and activates the Pro-Preceptors and transforms the soul.  It is a safe way to release stress and anger.  It is the breath of joy and brings one back to center.  It teaches you what your triggers are so you are mindful of them.  Yoga increases sleep and it is great for First Responders.

Yoga Warriors International holds classes at Central Mass Wellness in West Boylston Thursday mornings at 11:00 AM.

 
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