This was the week for the in-person meeting. It was a much smaller group of about twelve Rotarians and no guests. Contrary to our routine of having speakers during zoom meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays, we did have a remote speaker today since last week we were serving lunches to the East Hartford veterans.
As it happens often at most venues, the technology needed for our remote guest speaker to have an interactive presentation was not working. Our host, Goodwin University, came to the rescue. We noticed two technicians working their magic to get us connected.
A bit late due to the unexpected activities going on in the room, President Sue decided it was time to ring the bell since our guest speaker was going to join us in twenty minutes.
After the Pledge, Deirdre presented her invocation remotely. It was a beautiful invocation replete with gardening terminology depicting various aspects of service above self.
  •  EHRC will be helping in the annual Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving Day morning. Volunteers are needed. Contact Marc Glass for more information.
  • Celebrate District 7890’s 100th Anniversary by buying holiday ornaments. Contact Marc for more information.
  • Goodwin University is organizing a bus trip to NYC on December 11, leaving Goodwin at 8:00 am, leaving NYC 6:00 pm, $38 per person. Contact Guy LaBella for more information.
  • Sign in sheet was in circulation for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing. Those of you who attended by zoom, contact Jack Sayer and/or Bob Buettner if you want to help.
  • Sign in sheet for the weekly invocation was in circulation. Contact Sue Klock if you have not signed up.
  • Sign in sheet for the Holiday Party on 12/15 at Manchester Country Club was in circulation. Contact Ceil Collins for more information. Jim Watts will announce this year’s nominees for the Paul Harris Award.
  • MLK Mural project needs more small donations but from many people. Please spread the word around.
  • Sue will preside over the meeting on Wednesday 11/24. She will then be away until 12/22. Alex will fill in during her absence.
Lunch as usual was sumptuous consisting of two kinds of pastas, bread, salad, and pizzas with two different toppings.
Thanks to the sense of urgency among us present to be ready in twenty minutes for our guest, we were ready at 12:30.
Our guest speaker today was Andrzej Stewart from NASA. His bio was emailed to all active and honorary members of our club ahead of time.
He gave us a fascinating presentation with science-fiction type graphics and pictures of the planned mission to Mars. If you were not present, and even if you were present, click the link below of the recorded meeting and watch the presentation specifically if you are interested in space exploration.
Your scribe for the month of November, Anwar Hossain