february 5th, 2024
1. COMMITTEE CHAIR UPDATES: VP Tom Delaney reminded everyone that the board will be requesting updates from the heads of all committees.  A different committee chair will give an update each week.  If you are head of a committee, please be prepared to present to the club. 
2. GRANT WEBINARS: There are two Grant Webinars being hosted on March 20th and February 22nd.  President Donna asked the Grant Committee to choose 2 people to attend the webinar and learn about some of the grants available to the club. 
3. MEMORIAL PROPOSAL: There was discussion about the allocation of money raised in memory of late Rotarian, Pam McCue.  There is currently $19,000 in the charitable court.  There is a proposal to use the funds for a Life Skills Center to help people with special needs learn how to cook, clean, and work.  Brian Cahill spoke with the Lord family and said they are in support of the initiative.    
Our club recently achieved ShelterBox Hero recognition for our donation to this worldwide cause.  The money went toward helping communities in crisis around the globe.  
bill fochi celebrates 45 years!
Longtime Rotarian, Bill Fochi celebrated 45 years with the club.  He has been an active and integral part of the club for almost five decades...way to go Bill! 


We are still trying to nail down a date for Fireside Chats.  There are currently five members who have volunteered to host.  We could use one more.  If you would like to host, please reach out to President Donna. 
The Paul Harris Award Dinner is coming up!  We will hold the dinner at Cafe Aura in Manchester.  We are still working on a date and will announce ASAP. 
Our next meeting is next Monday, February 12th.  There are no guests scheduled yet.  We will have the following week off for Presidents' Day. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Greer
February 2
Rick Cyphers
February 7
Sam Lombardo
February 14
Scott Knights
February 23
Tom Reynolds
February 26
Bob Bentley
Kathy Bentley
February 9
Jeremy Grieveson
Jill Grieveson
February 15
Steve Hrubala
Barbara Hrubala
February 21
Chuck House
Mary Jane House
February 26
Doug Brown
Kati Kennedy
February 29
Join Date
Debbie Eisenberg
February 12, 2007
17 years
Rob Lynn
February 26, 2018
6 years
Jan Freschlin
February 27, 2017
7 years
Jonathan Larabee
February 27, 2012
12 years
John Patoka
February 28, 2022
2 years
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn
Feb. 12, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
President's Day--NO CLUB MEETING
Feb. 19, 2024
Club Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn
Feb. 26, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Feb 19, 2024
Mar 11, 2024
To talk about their groundbreaking water purification tech
Mar 18, 2024
Boy Scouts Nathan Zimbelman, James Pagliughi, and Brady about their Philmont Backpacking Trip
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