December 16, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Kyle Egress gave the invocation with thoughts of Peace, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. During
lunch, Hap began the meeting with announcements, starting with:

1. Discussed the planned basketball game trip on 19 Jan and different options for transportation(busses).
2. Reviewed the ‘happy hour’ board meeting – 10 total attended and had a grand time. He pointed out that ANYONE can call for an evening meeting – does not have to be the President.
3. Jim Goodrich’s memorial service was the preceding Sunday – 12 members attended.
4. Don Chandler brought up the “10 million miles for charity” voting and passed the web site information. Rotary finished second in the voting which ended on 31 December.
5. Robert Kor discussed Vines of March – it is on Saturday March 8th
6. Kyle Egress announced that Lobsterfest will be held on June 21st (5 – 8:30) – note the change from September to June!
7. Oscar Santo Domingo reminded all about the Polio Plus campaign – he is still collecting donations. The club thermometer was displayed – we are still short of our goal.

Sergeant at Arms Todd Bower reports 31 Rotarians are present, with no visiting Rotarians and two guests: guest speaker Francesco Barone and former District Governor Prasad Menon. There were several birthdays.

Happy dollars were collected. Bruce Stanger reported that he has a new grandson. Mary Silverberg reported that ITN received a $2500 donation from a foundation at Wesleyan. Prasad Menon talked about the new cook tops installed at ‘Internal House’ which resulted from Rotary Club donations.

The 50/50 raffle is up to $23 with no winner today. We are looking for King of clubs.

Francesco Barone, a classical guitarist from West Hartford, was the guest speaker. He briefly spoke about his career and his community outreach activities via the Hartt School, and then played a selection

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30, with Bennett Forrest leading the 4-way test. The next meeting is
January 6th, 2014 at Pondhouse Cafe.

Respectfully submitted,
Chad Licht, scribe