Posted by Gayle Demko on Aug 05, 2018
Club Meeting July 31, 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 invocation and a led the group in “God Bless America”, the opening song.
Members Present:  Dale Baker, Gayle Demko, Jed Dery, Frank DiGennaro, Natalie Donais, Gail Handley, Greg Heineman, Richard Kisiel, Jackie Hemond, Jon Kozloski, Don Miner, Cat Morrow, Ken Pascoe, Roger Pratt, Jay Presser, Don Rawling, Charles Roumas, Scott Seabury, Tom Sullivan, Gordon Stagg, Nancy Viggiano and Tami Zawistowski. (22/34….65%).
Guests: Millie Kochman-Sabbatino (co-president of Rotary Interact Club of Suffield High).
Announcements: President Kisiel glad to be back! 
- Golf Tournament. Wine collection has concluded with a nice selection donated by members.  Jon passed the volunteer sign in sheet for the Aug 10 event; Jay Presser will assign volunteers their responsibilities.  Jay has noted we are thin on the count and asks for members to tap any talent available for help that day.   Natalie will rally the Interact Club for their help.
-Wine Tasting.  Nancy indicates the King House on September 21 has been reserved.  The committee is finalizing details for the event.
PROGRAM:  Millie Kochman Sabbatino is a Suffield High School co-president of the Rotary Interact Club, and attended the RYLA weekend hosted at Springfield College.  She was also chosen as one of ten to attend the World Affair Seminar in Wisconsin whose theme was "Innovation: Shaping the World You Will Inherit".  Millie noted the breakout sessions demonstrated innovation as a multi-faceted concept and she was introduced to new ideas in farming, fair trade and experienced a virtual reality program representing life as a refugee.  In the capstone project breakout they were asked to design a non-project company and the attendees took a field trip to a GE smart building which was inspiring as the innovations were remarkable.  Following the RYLA conference, Millie then joined 20 students in a community service trip to Peru where she assisted in the school build for an orphanage for girls.
Dick asked Millie for ideas to capture the interest of 20 year olds to participate in an Roteract Club. 
Blue Ticket Winners: Congratulations to the Blue ticket winner Dick Kisiel; with a sides won by Gayle and Don.
Queen of Hearts:  Cat had the winning red ticket but did not select the Queen of Hearts. Total winning pot now stands at $494+.
Birthdays and Anniversaries: Dick received a hearty Happy Birthday musical salute and congratulations to Gordon & Anne Stagg for their anniversary.
Adjournment: “My Country Tis of Thee” was sung as the closing song.
Next week’s meeting (Aug 7) – Karen Berasi, Superintendent Suffield Schools: Upcoming school year plans and Rotary's opportunities for involvement.