Rotary Rocket - July 2016 Part 2

 
A message from new club president Barbara Guthrie,
 
I want to thank everyone who attended Thursday's meeting.  We have 45 people in attendance, gained one new member who is transferring from Arizona and had another potential new member in attendance.  Aaron Payson gave a powerful invocation followed by a robust patriotic song led by Val Callahan.  Bob honored 2015-2016 board and committee members with certificates of appreciation.  Chris Gates, Dave Frazier and Mark Fuller received "Service Above Self" recognitions and Satya Mitra received the President's award for his generous support of the Rotary Foundation.  I was humbled to receive the Rotarian of the Year Award.
 
 
John Sbrogna, our Assistant District Governor, installed our 2016-2017 officers and directors.  It was an honor to receive my president's pin from my daughters.  Rich Prager did his usual terrific job capturing the moments with his photography.  Please take a moment to look at the pictures on our web site.
 
As your new president, I plan to carry on with Bob's theme of teamwork.  We need all members to get involved to help our club successfully carry out our club visions.  Please volunteer for a committee that interests you.  Committee chairs are:  Bob Mangan, Membership; Amy Mosher Berry, Service Projects; Brad White and Frank Doherty, Co-Chairs, Public Relations; Tom Valentine and Gretchen Antonelli, Co-Chairs, Fund Raising; Chet Caswell & Aaron Payson, Co-Chairs,  Speakers; Dave Frazier, RYLA; Satya Mitra, Foundation; Gary MacConnell, Education Fund; and Frank Doherty, Service Fund.
 
Satya Mitra reported that our net profit from our June fundraiser is approximately $20,000.  Our fund raising goal to the City alone was $41,000.  Sayta is in the process of continuing to collect sponsorship funds for the event.  He presented Bob with checks totaling around $16,000.  Satya also recognized Steve Loring, Bob Johnson, Al Biscelgia,Tim McGee, Ken Harling, Rod White and Dave Frazier for donating $1,000 or more in sponsorships.  Satya will add an additional $100 for each of these donations.  Satya encouraged other club members/friends to provide additional sponsorships so that we might reach and surpass our goal.
 
Thank you for a memorable installation!
 
Barbara Guthrie