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High Gear, July 24, 2017

 

It was dark and wet, although the storms had passed. Cool too. 65 degrees at six p.m. and headed down from there.  Our annual non-softball game at the Glastonbury Elks Pavilion continued under less than ideal conditions this past Monday.

The crowd was pretty good, all things considered, with close to a full house by the time the meal was served (reportedly a little early due to the weather.) The clear majority of the attendees were from the Host Club, but East Hartford Rotary had a representative contingent at the tables.  President Dave’s clever decision to hold a Board Meeting prior to the joint gathering assured us of that result.

The traditional big slab of roast beef was served, along with a salad and baked potato and dessert with the usual Glastonbury Rotary efficiency and bonhomie. Several doggy bags made their way home destined for Tuesday lunches.

After dinner, Glastonbury announced their makeups, recognized the East Hartford contingent as visiting Rotarians sans any welcome song, announced birthdays and wedding anniversaries, much as we do each week. They are a strong and enthusiastic club.

 
The East Hartford Rotary Club donated $3,200 to the town’s Police Department to purchase four “active shooter kits” for school resource officers assigned to East Hartford High School and East Hartford Middle School. The donation, which was made on the December anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, is being used to prepare each of the school’s four officers in the unlikely event of a school shooting there. Each of the kits contains a plated ballistic vest and Kevlar helmet, and additional extension gear for use by a school resource officer if needed. Each kit would normally cost the department $800. The EHPD reached out to the Rotary Club for assistance knowing that the request for these kits would have to wait an additional budget year before it might be filled by the Town. The Board Members gave their full support to the decision to fund this important request to assist the people who risk their lives daily in service to our community.
 
President Bill Saunders presented the check to Chief of Police Scott Sansom; many members of the club’s Board of Directors and Mayor LeClerc were also on hand for the check presentation.  Chief Scott Sansom said of the resource officers, “They are in the schools nurturing relationships, teaching, and working with kids in programs. But they are also armed police officers.” While everyone hopes these kits will never need to be used, they will be stored at the schools in case they are needed during an emergency situation.
Sometimes it is easy to "forget" about the many ways our work as Rotarians reaches across the globe. Here is a global story that our club has a very local connection with: Kevin Liner, grandson of President Bill Saunders, is working with the Rwanda teachers education program from the University of Hartford. Kevin sent a message to our club that the teachers in Rwanda needed pencils and pens for their students, and our club answered that call with donations. Kevin was able to fill an entire suitcase with the supplies when he packed for his trip. In the picture above he is with the large group of teachers that get to bring these supplies to their schools. In the picture below, Kevin is visiting boys at an orphanage where he delivered soccer balls for them to play with. Their smiles tell the rest of the story.
 
 
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East Hartford, CT  06118
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Rotary Club of East Hartford
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East Hartford, CT 06138-0035
 
 
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