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OS Rotary Meeting 06/01/22

Pledge, Prayer, 4-Way Test: President Gary McCauley

Sergeants Report: Pete Zucco
Card Game Winner: Marty
Raffle Winners: Bill M, Gary M, Marty D (2nd chance)

Happy Bucks: PZ: got certified to fly his drone; JA: for the nice day; CR: for the nice day; BM: winning the pistachios; MD: winning the bottle of wine; GF: the nice day; PD: meeting in the clubhouse; JW: the moving ceremonies following the parade; NM: happy birthday Gail; ES: happy to be here

Presidents Report

  • Gary and Charlie will be attending the high school awards ceremony at Lyme-Old Lyme tomorrow. Tara will represent us in Westbrook next week and tonight, Amber will be there for Old Saybrook HS at 6pm.
  • The Commodities Exchange at the town Transfer Station, now has signage recognizing Rotary. Construction has not yet begun
  • Rotary turned out for the Memorial Day Parade along with Mike Goldblatt and his restored 1956 Cadillac. See pictures
  • Club and Foundation Budgets for 2022-2023 are in the works. Gary will have a draft for the next meeting.
  • Our fiscal year end meeting is June 29 at the Indian Town Clubhouse
  • Summer Concert Series: no update to report today. Nancy is working on getting handouts for concert goers i.e. pads. John will have letter openers to give out as well. The first concert is in 2 weeks. Joan Winters has procured 25 cases of bottled water.
  • Wine & Beer Tasting, nothing new to report

Golf Tournament: Charlie Renshaw
October 3 is the tentative, unconfirmed date of the tournament at Fox Hopyard. September was booked. Charlie is checking other possible courses such as Clinton Country Club. They have a minimum billing of 92 golfers. All private clubs have 1 day a week designated for golf tournaments. John Jackson from Fox Hopyard has not confirmed with Charlie yet. It would be a 12pm shotgun start.

Community Outreach - Joan Michaud
Joan discussed two requests for the club to consider.

  1. S.C.O.R.E. counselor Anthony Raucci spoke at our April 20 meeting. They are a non-profit business consulting organization run by retired executives. They lend their expertise to existing businesses and startups. They are requesting $500 to be used general administrative expenses. Several members spoke in support of this organization as a good fit in our mission of vocational and professional assistance. The money would not be used for salaries. After some discussion, the motion to contribute $500 was approved.
  2. Afghan refugee resettlement: At our April 27 meeting, Michael Rafferty spoke to the club about area churches helping resettle families in Old Lyme from war torn Afghanistan. This request is made for a family of 7 for a car which is badly needed for transportation to work, school and other activities. 3 churches have raised $3,000 for a used car to be supplied by All-Pro Auto. They are asking for the remaining $4,000 to pay for the car. Bill O'Shaughnessy wrote the request and answered questions. It takes a lot of money and effort to resettle families. The request was voted on and passed.

Other Committee Reports:
Foundation: Jan not in, no report
Website: Marty, nothing new to report
Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction: Marty, nothing new to report
Membership: Pete, prospect sent by Marty from website contact page

Next 2 meetings:
June 8: Student of the Month (Physical Ed/Health), 7am Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
June 15: Speaker Martha Hoffman, Call to Care Uganda, 12 Noon at Penny Lane Pub

Incoming President Pat Devito announced he has booked the Knollwood Beach Clubhouse for the month of July. Look for a survey from Pat on where and when we should meet. Do you want to stay with Wednesdays, where should our cost be and other questions.

Charlie announced that Meals on Wheels is going well - no accidents and missed deliveries! Charlie also commented on the excellent job the OS Garden Club is doing on Main St. Gail Fahey is one of the gardeners! We all appreciate their efforts!