Rotary Club
Of East Hartford
   High Gear

Volume 74| Issue 46, May 12, 2021

It was nice to see the sun shining over CT after a few days of rain and clouds. Larry, joining from Maine, reported that it was 50 degrees there and that he mowed 3 ½ acres of lawn the day before. We thought you were retired. At the southern tip of the country, Doug reported oppressive heat in Florida. Marc is counting days before his term is over as DG, 49 days to be exact. He had also shaved off his beard. Marc, will you stop confusing us with the changing landscape on your face. On a serious note, his son, who works for NBC, will be covering the Olympics in Japan.
President Bob enters the home stretch
President Bob rang the bell and led us in reciting the Pledge followed by the reading of the Four-Way Test.
We had two guests today, Deidre Stolte from Bakery on Main and soon to be a new member, Jason.
Deidre was brought to us by Guy Labella. Deidre, an East Hartford native for seventeen years, does hiring, recruiting and retention at her company, which is also located in East Hartford. She is also involved in volunteer work at St. Mary’s Food Pantry, Charity Garden, that provides fresh produce to the local senior center.
Jason has submitted his application. According to club bylaws, this announcement needs to appear twice in HG before a formal action is taken by the board.
Several people present are not getting HG and other emails from our club. Marc asked them to send him their email addresses, which will be added to the member roster in Club Runner.
Our thoughts are with laid up members
Dick McCarthy is recuperating and waiting for surgery. On the bright side, Dick and Jeanne are celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary. Herb is recovering at home. Bob Wood is in the hospital getting a few tests done. He is expected to be back home soon.
Club Installation coming in June
  1. Connor will send out award letters to the scholarship winners and a thank you note to all other applicants. They will be invited to a zoom meeting on May 18 for the formal recognition to be followed by perhaps an in-person dinner at some time in the future.
  2. President Bob has donated the last 50 pairs of socks from Bombas to the Salvation Army shelter in Hartford. He was told that socks are among the items that are most needed. This completes the donation of 250 pairs received.
  3. Online District Assembly is taking place this weekend. One of the programs that will be offered is called Rotary 101, which he recommended for our prospective and new members. Registration is free.
  4. Bill Saunders has submitted the “verification” document to the East Hartford Police providing pertinent details about the recently held raffle.
  5. The Club Installation will take place in person in the Courtyard at Goodwin University from 5-7 PM on Wednesday June 16, 2021. Boxed meals from the local restaurant Rebel Dog will be provided. Cost is $15/person. Ceil and Ruth are helping with registration.
Submitted by your scribe, Anwar Hossain
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