Posted by Gayle Demko on Mar 03, 2019
 
Club Meeting February 26, 2019
 
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: Gayle Demko, Jed Dery, Frank DiGennaro, Natalie Donais, Gail Handley, Jackie Hemond,  Richard Kisiel, Don Miner, Jack Muska, Roger Pratt, Jay Presser, Scott Seabury and Tom Sullivan.  (13/31….42%).
 
Guests: Paul Muska and our speaker Mark Danaher.
 
Announcements: 
Dick welcomed both Paul and Mark to the meeting.
 
The Giving Committee recommends $1000 be donated to Dr. Andy Wakefield for support of establishing a prosthetic clinic in Peru.  This international project is supported by several area Rotary organizations and Suffield will join them in support of this worthwhile project.  A quorum in required to vote upon this recommendation.
 
Opioid Discussion/Meeting with Suffield Police Department.  Dick notes Enfield and Somers have designed a pamphlet which outlines methods and available resource for assistance with this epidemic. Suffield Police would like Suffield Rotary to assist with funding of a similar pamphlet – cost is $800 for 10,000 copies.  Dick proposed we ask the banks for assistance in funding this project. 
 
Program:
Dick introduced Mark Danaher, a Career Transition and Retirement Coach. Mark discussed retirement concerns and the impact upon life’s arena and assessment.  He tells us that Retire to the Good Life was unofficially started many years ago when working with retiring teachers at his high school. “Each year I would get a handful of teachers coming to me trying to figure out the next stage in their life. I would help them figure out their purpose and connection for what they needed in life from getting a part-time job, volunteering, getting ready for a new career path or simply to find a way to explore their passion and dreams.”
 
Mark provided the following link to his presentation video for your referral.  He also recommends reading the articles on his website which provide positive outlooks for retirement. 
 
Presentation Video  talk based upon this video
https://vimeo.com/258262521
Password:  retire2018
Mark’s goals are to assist retiring professionals in building and implementing a new life plan so they can continue to experience a sense of meaning and purpose. Please consult Mark’s website at: https://retiretothegoodlife.com/ for tips and helpful information.
 
Blue Ticket Winners: Blue ticket winner was Jay Presser with side winners Gail H and Mark, our speaker.
Queen of Hearts:  Scott had the winning ticket and did not pull the Queen of Hearts.  Total winning pot now stands at $249.
 
Birthdays and Anniversaries: No birthdays were celebrated this evening.
Adjournment: Scott closed the meeting with a group singing of “My Country Tis of Thee”.
 
Next week’s meeting–Mar 5
Business Meeting – Membership Initiatives.