Rotary Club
of East Hartford
   High Gear

Volume 2| Issue 37, March 14, 2018


What a difference a day makes! Tuesday a Northeaster with lots of snow for some of us. Today relatively blue skies and warmer temps. The roads were clear and dry.

Lively Conversation, Questionable Cornbread

Question, why only 29 people present including 3 guests? The group present was lively with all sorts of conversations going on, ranging from the weather (next storm coming on Tuesday) to Kevin Ollie to the baseball season.

Following the Pledge and remarks , we went to a buffet of mashed potatoes , meatloaf , string beans and salad and rolls. I think dessert was cornbread(?) We had two late comers.  Guess which two.

We have one new member application from James Tucker of Gengras Motors, and a guest, Jairo Lemos, who has been looking at the club for  several weeks and is interested. There was also a guest from Glastonbury Rotary.

Paul Harris, Mystery Ride On Tap

The Paul Harris Dinner sign up was sent around. The date is March 28 at the Gallery in Glastonbury. Prime Rib, Filet Mignon and Salmon are your choices with open bar and Hors de oveurs.  Cocktail hour is at 6PM.

The Mystery Ride is scheduled for Saturday, June 2.  Hope Firestone has put together another exciting .adventure. If you made last year’s event, no need to tell you how good it was. If you missed last year, you won't want to miss this one. We will leave the Ridge at 5:30 for dinner and entertainment. Cost is $75.00 per person and guests are invited. It will be a great night!!

Sgt. at Arms George Schoen was a happy camper today.  He done good. Bob Wood paid his age to the Scholarship Fund, Neal Cunningham paid his age to get to sing to him. Marc is still paying for the Eagles. A bunch paid for the little snow or the big snow depending on where you lived.

Art Bradbury paid because his taxes were finalized. Several paid in advance of next week’s forecasted snow storm. Somebody paid for an anniversary. Bill Saunders paid for Karl Schultz, a Penney Grad who has been named the next Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London.

George Agnelli 's son, George Junior, has had two recent heart attacks   Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Marc Glass gave a very, very short report on PETS.
Nate Quesnel gave a brief report on the Student Walkout in memory of the Parkland Victims.  The kids were responsible and well mannered, and conducted the event with dignity and respect. Some 1500 High School student took part.

We had several speakers on related subjects. Clair Neuman from EHHS gave a power point presentation on C Pen Readers. This is a great tool to aid those students with reading and comprehension problems. Use of his tool has shown a great improvement in reading skills for these kids. EH Rotary last year helped with the purchase of these C Pens.
Then we had a speaker from Synergy talk about the schools teaming with MCC in their Culinary Arts program. Last year 6 out of 7 participants in this program did it successfully This program gives the students college credits while in high school.  For many they are first generation college students. The program is uplifting and confidence building and enables the individual to get ahead.
Oh, by the way Ceil won the raffle AGAIN.

That's all folks.  See you next Wednesday, weather permitting.

Bob Buettner
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