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Today was magnificent. The balmy weather has invaded the northeast again and Rotarians were feeling good as the weekly assemblage shared stories and laughs while waiting for the formal part of the meeting. President Dave gave me the agenda for the meeting and frankly I was caught dumbfounded. Was he saying this is how it’s done, or please take over I’m leaving early or was he simply proud that he spent hours prepping for today? I took it and went about my weekly gathering of factoids for this writing. Jim Fallon was here and he told me his wife is doing much better. A long road to recovery but still progress is being made. Bill Saunders was filling in for the Empress as apparently she was under the weather. Happy Jack made a brief appearance to confirm her absence and left promptly to take care of his ailing partner. Dan Larsen filled in for Jack as he sang a John Denver song of “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy”. Such a sweet man while he collected feeble amounts from an unusually tight crowd today.

Bob Buettner approached me in his official capacity of Sargeant of Arms. He muscled me for a dollar as he “claimed” I insulted his poor penmanship two weeks ago for his collections of fines and notices. We agreed to share my e-mail and he’ll type it out. Perfect! Ruth Sheehan was complimentary of the Yankees success so far. I hope to hear the same remarks from her in the next two weeks. Dan Russell gave me a sly smile and upon my question did he want to be quoted in “The Weekly Gear” he simply stated he felt good as he was on the right side of the grass. I’m OK with that.

Gerald W. Brady of Bloomfield passed away on Tuesday, October 10 with his beloved wife Jane and children by his side. Gerry was the only child of Walter G. Brady and Catherine G. Gallagher, and lived most of his life in West Hartford. He graduated from Kingswood School in 1946, competed in three varsity sports, playing a key role on the School's undefeated 1945 Hall of Fame football team. He was also active in multiple club organizations. After Kingwood Gerry attended Brown University, graduating in 1950, remaining Ever True to this day. Gerry was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and in 1950 led his 75 member group to a first place finish amongst 17 competitors in the Annual Inter-fraternity Sing.
During his school years, Gerry worked at Burnham & Brady, Inc. a candy manufacturer in East Hartford, founded by his father in 1925. Upon graduation from Brown in 1950, Gerry joined the Connecticut Air National Guard, which was ultimately federalized during the Korean War as a part of the U.S. Air Force. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, Gerry left the Air Guard after eight reserve years.
At night and while working full time at Burnham & Brady, Gerry studied at the University of Connecticut School of Law, graduating and passing the Bar in 1964. He then opened and acted as a principal in a law office of Brady, Willard and Alexander in East Hartford until 2005, thereafter as a solo practitioner until his retirement in 2014. Well aware of his civic duties, he served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Town of East Hartford as well as later serving as Chairman of the West Hartford Town Planning and Zoning Commission from 1973 to 1978.
An active Rotarian, Gerry was a member of the East Hartford Chapter for over 50 years. Gerry joined the East Hartford Rotary Club in 1965, sponsored by Carl Trewella. As a founding family of St. Timothy's Church in 1961, Gerry remained active in the parish community as a benefactor while also serving as a past President of the Church Council. He initiated the Greeter's Program which continues to this day.
Following in the East Hartford Rotary tradition of  Past District Governors Ray Miller, Jack Spiegel, George Stewart, Jim Sheehan, Frank Collins, and Sue Klock, Marc Glass has been selected by District 7890 as its District Governor Nominee for the 2020-2021 Rotary year. Marc is a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow in our Club and has been extensively involved in Rotary at both the local and district levels for the past few years. He is currently serving his second term as Assistant District Governor for the Greater Hartford  area. 
Marc is the President of the Marc D. Glass Insurance Agency on Silver Lane in East Hartford and he and wife, Lori, live in South Windsor. Marc is looking forward to the challenge of leading our District with the help  and support of the East Hartford Rotary Club. Well done, Marc!
October 2017
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