Rotary Club
of East Hartford
  High Gear

Volume 74 | Issue 50, June 9, 2021

It was another nice day Wednesday as we held our weekly Zoom meeting. President Bob got it started promptly at 12:00pm by reciting the pledge of allegiance, and then the 4-way test.
Be a "life planster"
Going right into our speaker, Anwar introduced Sara Marks, a librarian at UMASS - Lowell. Sara gave a talk about her journey from failing out of college to becoming a successful author. Her first book, Modern Persuasion, was published in 2017 and she has published 10 other titles since then. She calls herself a "Life Planster” and talked about the Power of Failure and the Importance of Setting Goals. Her goal setting methodology is called WOOP, which stands for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle and Plan. For more information on WOOP you can visit
Help Bob avoid need to hitch hike, call Bill
Caring Moments:
  • Dick McCarthy will be coming home next week but looks forward to another month of physical therapy. He is otherwise doing well.
  • Bill Saunders has been taking the lead on helping Bob Wood get to and from his cancer therapy treatments. If anyone wants to give him a hand, please contact him.
Mask up for installation event next Wednesday
  • Installation dinner is next Wednesday at Goodwin University. If you have not yet registered with Ceil Collins, please do so by Friday if you wish to attend. There are several people that have still not given her their meal choices. You know who you are. Do not come hungry next week if you don’t get her that information :-) Masks are recommended for the event per Goodwin's continuing COVID policy. They will be required to get inside a building to use the restroom. Incoming President Sue Klock has 40 Rotary masks that she will be distributing, first come first serve.
  • The Golf Tournament committee has been formed and will be meeting Tues night at 7pm.
  • The Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 20th. Golf Committee Chair, George Schoen, did not ask me to request that each member please sign up 3 or 4 foursomes for the event, but every effort will be appreciated.
  • Please make every effort to attend the meeting on June 23rd. We will be voting on the proposed changes to the Club Bylaws and Constitution. You should have received copies of the proposed changes via email from Clubrunner. 
  • Ceil Collins requested that anyone sending her email, please address it to She will not be checking Frank's email much longer.
  • July 31st will be the annual Yard Goats game supporting Rotary's fight against Polio. The cost is $16 per person. $5 of that will go to the Polio campaign.
  • Sept 26 is the District Golf Tournament
  • The Rotary Foundation Dinner is scheduled for November 5th and will take place at either the Rocky Hill Marriot or Maneelys.
Until next week - Wes
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