Pledge: Pat Devito
Prayer: Joan Winters
Four Way Test: Pat Devito
Raffle: Joan Winters, Mike Osnato, John Aforismo
Happy Bucks: Christina happy for her 2 great grandsons celebrating their first birthday; Alan, Joan and Mike are just happy; Ken – no COVID; Gail for the successful Shredding Event; Pat for our guest speaker.
Pat’s Updates: Reminder about the Paul Harris Award Dinner honoring Marty to take place on May 18th at the Old Lyme Country Club. Notify Bill M. about attendance and dinner choice. A heads up about the Call to Care: Uganda. More information to follow about this well drilling project. The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms in Old Lyme will provide the Club with a community outreach opportunity. More info to follow. The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce will hold its Art Show on October 1st and 2nd.
Program: Guest Speaker Anthony Raucci from S.C.O.R.E.
Before joining SCORE, Tony worked for AT&T for 47 years. He now helps SCORE as a fundraiser, producing “Broadway style” concerts. SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors. In 2020/2021 SCORE helped people start 45,000 businesses, creating 74,500 additional non-owner jobs. SCORE provides training, coaching, and business tools to help small businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed. All services are free of charge. Locally, the Southeastern Connecticut Chapter hosts more than 50 workshops and special events each year. SCORE mentors bring real world business experience to each workshop. They are working and retired business owners, executives, and managers who have been through the same challenges and decisions that many entrepreneurs are facing today. All SCORE volunteers receive specialized training offered by the association and are certified in mentoring methodology. SCORE offers sponsorships for the many workshops conducted each year. For more information about SCORE or workshop sponsorships visit: https//sect.score.org
Wine/Beer Tasting and Auction: Auction items are still needed, sell those tickets!
A special thank you to Nathan Wise for assuming the Sergeant At Arms duties. Pete Zucco AWOL
Discussion Topic: Use of the Knollwood Beach Clubhouse as a meeting site when the weather improves. Still gathering information. No final decision was made at this time.
Next Meeting: April 27th at the Penny Lane Pub at noon.