Posted by Gayle Demko on Oct 05, 2018
Club Meeting Oct. 2, 2018
Opening and Welcome:  Vice President Charles Roumas 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, Joe Blake, Gayle Demko, Jed Dery, Frank DiGennaro, Gail Handley, Greg Heineman, Jackie Hemond, Heidi Huhn Partain, Luis Lee, Bob Lowell, Clark Mason, Don Miner, Jack Muska, Ken Pascoe, Ray Perleoni, Roger Pratt, Charles Roumas, Scott Seabury, Cat Thomas and Nancy Viggiano.  (21/34….62%).
Guests: Students of the Month:
September - Camden Miller and parents Tara & Kevin Miller, sponsoring teacher, Dom Casolari.
October – Cathryne Tronsky and parents Michelle & Bob Tronsky, sponsoring teacher, Pat Juhl.
Announcements: Vice President Roumas made several announcements:
Charles welcomed our guests to the meeting. 
Lobster/Steak Social:  October 9 at Fox Hollow Gun Club to replace the weekly meeting.  Today is the final day for reservations – bring your payments ($25 per dinner) to Roger on Tuesday. The event begins at 5:30 pm with dinner planned for 6 pm.  Those eating lobster should bring a shell cracker as there are just a few at the club; and this is a BYOB event.  Greg Heineman will be making his delicious Bananas Foster for dessert.
Condolences were extended to Dale Baker at the passing of his Dad. 
District Conference – Nov 1-Enfield; attendance from each committee would be ideal!  Please consider attending – contact Dick with your interest - Officers should make every effort to attend.
PROGRAM:  Charles turned the floor over to Heidi Partain who introduced the teacher sponsors for Rotary Students of the Month (RSOM) for September and October.  Dom Casolari then introduced the group to Camden Miller who has impressed this teacher with his outstanding character.  Cam is a kingpin on the cross country team as well as a National Honor Society officer and member of the Interact Club.  He has volunteered at Johnson Memorial Hospital and the Lunch Bunch in Enfield (a group working with the underprivileged).  Cam tells us he is interested in a career in Medicine and looks forward to narrowing this concentration to a specialty.  When asked how SHS could better serve the students, Cam’s indicated assistance with future career plans would be the most helpful.
October’s sponsoring teacher, Pat Juhl, introduced Catie Tronsky as a busy student with a curious mind who is always prepared to help others.  Catie is a National Honor Society officer and an FFA student with awards in both alpaca and bunny categories.  Notably Catie ‘overhauled’ the FFA newsletter as well as fulfilling the other responsibilities in this very demanding program. Catie works with over 100 animals at her home in Stafford and assists her Dad in their fencing business. She also serves as the student representative on the Evergreen Healthcare Board.  Catie would like to pursue a career as a veterinarian and agrees that career assistance with future plans would be a most helpful assist to the SHS students.
Blue Ticket Winners: Blue ticket winner was Ray Perleoni with a side won by Pat Juhl.
Queen of Hearts:  Ken Pascoe had the winning ticket and did not pull the Queen of Hearts.  Total winning pot now stands at $773+.
Birthdays and Anniversaries: None.
Adjournment: Scott Seabury closed the meeting with a group singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”.
Next week’s meeting – Oct 9 Annual Steak Dinner/Lobster Fest Social- Fox Hollow Gun Club.  (October 30 is our final meeting at Suffield Country Club’s Tavern on the Green).