Rotary Club of Hartford

 

No. 21

 
 
 
 
Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s fellowship meeting with District Governor Kyong, and congratulations to our Rotary International Major Donor, Sue Chatfield, and our Paul Harris recipient, in recognition of his many years of service to the Hartford Rotary Club, Bud Buckner.
 
 
 
Thank you also to Sandy and Art Blumer for being gracious and generous hosts of our Hartford Rotary Club Summer Picnic this last Saturday.  Great camaraderie was had by all in the shade of Sandy’s wonderful garden.  Thank you also to all those who attended to make this event a wild success.
 
 
 
  • Monday, September 14, 2015, we will have our fellowship luncheon.  Please be sure to RSVP to Conrad Sienkiewicz (Conrad@ccar.us), no later than Friday, September 11th at 12:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the Hartford Club and our speaker will be Bob Bycholski, who will be talking to us about the Wall the Heals, a Vietnam Memorial and education program coming to our area this fall.  (Have you brought a guest yet this year?)
 
  • Monday, September 21, 2015, we will be having a Community Meals and Food Drive with Hands on Hartford from around 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  This will be at Christ Cathedral Church, 45 Church Street, Hartford and more information will follow in the coming weeks. 
 
  • Monday, September 28, 2015, we will have our fellowship luncheon.  Please be sure to RSVP to Conrad Sienkiewicz (Conrad@ccar.us), no later than Friday, September 25th at 12:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the Hartford Club. 
 
  • Monday, September 28, 2015, we will have our BOARD MEETING at 5:30 p.m. at the law offices of Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP.  All Board members are required to attend, while all club members are encouraged to join us as well.  Parking is available on Trumbull and Lewis Streets. 
 
   
  • Monday, October 5, 2015, we will have our fellowship luncheon.  This lunch will be held at the Hartford Public Library and our speaker will be CEO Matt Poland.  Details to follow but be sure to mark your calendar, because this will be a meeting not to miss!
 
  • Monday, October 29, 2015, we will have our fellowship luncheon.  This lunch will be held at the Wadsworth Atheneum and will involve an exclusive tour.  Details to follow. 
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  • A new year of Rotary Leadership Institute is upon us.  The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.  RLI is not an official program of Rotary International and is not under its control.  Please visit http://www.rlinea.org/ for upcoming dates and locations if interested in attending. 
 
  • From our sister club in Farmington:  Runners may now register for the 8th Annual Rotary Club of Farmington 5K Road Race to be held on Sunday, September 27th in conjunction with the Unionville Festival.  Funds raised from this event will be used to support the club’s high school scholarship fund and its other local and international charitable projects.  Over the past five years, the Rotary Club of Farmington has been able to contribute $200,000 to these projects and scholarships from money raised by the Road Race and other charitable events held between July 2010 and June 2015.
 
  • Rotary International’s Great Himalayan Drive will be occurring from September 15th to the 26th.  If anyone has interest and ability to drive and sightsee through central and northern India with Rotarians from around the world during that time, let me know and I will forward further information to you.
 
  • Rotary International’s 10th West Project Africa Fair will be occurring from November 10th to the 19th.  If anyone has interest and ability to travel to western Africa with Rotarians from around the world an engage in polio eradication, educational, cultural and community service activities, let me know and I will forward further information to you.