Posted by Gayle Demko on Mar 10, 2019
 
Club Meeting March 5, 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, Frank DiGennaro, Natalie Donais, Gail Handley, Greg Heineman,  Richard Kisiel, Jon Kozloski, Don Miner, Jack Muska, Roger Pratt, Don Rawling and Scott Seabury.  (12/31….39%).
 
Guests: Paul Muska and George Hermann.
 
Announcements: 
Dick welcomed both Paul and George to the meeting.
 
Announcements:
The Board and the Wine Tasting Fundraiser Committees will meet next Tuesday prior to the business meeting. 
 
Natalie Donais will meet with the Interact Club next week.  Rotary will provide 29 shawls to the graduating seniors to wear at their graduation.  There is consideration to hold a dinner for the Interact students and their parents in the Spring; more to come as this idea is explored.
 
Dick observed that several members and Rotary events were spotlighted in the Suffield Observer last month.  Great work!!!!!
Also the following members were recognized for their continued membership and contributions:
 
Tom Sullivan              35 years
Dale Baker                 34 years
Frank DiGennaro       30 years
Ralph Fletcher           30 years
Don Miner                 29 years
 
A true testament of merit with their commitment to make Suffield a better place!
 
Program:
Business Meeting – Membership Initiatives.  Dick asked each table to list individuals which would enhance our club.  Dick will compare lists and plan follow thru actions.
 
Blue Ticket Winners: Blue ticket winner was Don Miner with a side winner, Scott Seabury.
Queen of Hearts:  Dick had the winning ticket and did not pull the Queen of Hearts.  Total winning pot now stands at $252.
 
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 12
Our Student of the Month.