Posted by Gayle Demko on Sep 03, 2018
Club Meeting August 28, 2018
 
Opening and Welcome:  President Dick Kisiel opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the recitation of the Rotary Four-Way Test.  Scott Seabury provided the invocation and led the club singing of “God Bless America”.
 
Members Present: Dale Baker, Gayle Demko, Jed Dery, Frank DiGennaro, Natalie Donais, Gail Handley, Greg Heineman, Jackie Hemond, Richard Kisiel, Jon Kozloski, Bob Lowell, Don Miner, Jack Muska, Ken Pascoe, Ray Perleoni, Jay Presser, Don Rawling, Charles Roumas, Scott Seabury, and Tom Sullivan.  (20/34….59%).
 
Guests: Our guest speakers Susan Saridakis and Danel Eitel of the Girl Scouts of America.
 
Announcements: President Kisiel made several announcements:
 
-The golf tournament has tentatively netted about $20,000.  Dick again thanked all who helped to make this a marvelous success.
 
- SOTG Chicken BBQ Fundraiser:  Setup:  Ken asks for 4 “strong-backed volunteers” to set up the booth next Tuesday following the Rotary meeting and the fire pit next Thursday, and for a volunteer to take coolers and power wash them following the event. 
 
Also, Ken asks all members to sign up for two shifts so this might run smoothly over the weekend. A signup was passed and also emailed to all members. 
 
- Hilltop Farm Chicken Coop Project, in assistance to Sydney Eitel with her sophomore Agriscience project as presented two weeks ago: Ray Perleoni has lead the effort to assist with the Eitel family to make this effort a success for Sydney.  We look forward to learning more about the needs and progress of this effort and encourage photos for our Rotary site and District newsletter.
 
-Lobster/Steak Social:  Date change to October 9 at Fox Hollow Gun Club.  Details to follow.
 
PROGRAM: Dick introduced our speakers who lead a 7th grade troop: Susan Saridakis and Danel Eitel.  Suffield has over 100 girls enrolled in Girl Scouts where Multiple projects and activities are chaired by single and joint troop efforts.  Some of the activities are:  Halloween Fest @ Hilltop which hosted over 200 visitors, Santa Breakfast, Kite Day and a Camp-in at Sunrise Park.  The Scouts assembled over 120 Easter baskets for Emergency Aid distribution to those in need and they will be providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) based magic tricks at SOTG this year. In February their Leadership module hosts a “Thinking Day” during which speakers present a variety of options to consider in their future plans.
 
How can Rotary help?  The troops would appreciate help in woodworking events, such as their Pinewood Derby and other project based activities.  The leaders will contact Rotary when opportunities for assistance arise.
 
Blue Ticket Winners: Blue ticket winner was Susan Saridakis; with sides won by Ken Pascoe and Jon Kozloski.
 
Queen of Hearts:  Greg Heineman had the winning ticket and did not pull the Queen of Hearts.  Total winning pot now stands at $589+.
 
Birthdays and Anniversaries: None
 
Adjournment: Dick Kisiel closed the meeting with a group singing of “God Bless America”.
 
Next week’s meeting (Sept 4) – Dick Kisiel will lead a business meeting.