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Welcome to the Salisbury Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet every Tuesday at noon
Noble Horizons - Community Room
17 Cobble Rd
Salisbury, CT  06068
United States of America
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News and Lunch Meeting Speakers
Salisbury Rotary Club President Pat Gallaway presided over Tuesday’s luncheon meeting, 5-21-19 when nominations for new club Officers & Directors were made and discussion on Fall plans to celebrate the club’s 70th Anniversary was held.
President-Elect Randy Chapell conducted “ClubRunner 101” at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting, held at Noble Horizons.  ClubRunner is the website for all Rotary Clubs where members and visitors can access a variety of info and photos about the club, its activities and its members.
 

Randy and Fran Chapell from the Salisbury Rotary Club, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Tulum Mexico, donated an iPad to a young Mayan man named Gervasio. Gervasio will be the first person from this small Mayan village in Yaxche to attend college. This is a very big deal as children are encouraged to work in the fields to support the families who have a very meager subsistence. The Tulum Club will be working to raise money for the young man’s tuition as the family has no money and there is almost no government assistance available. Visit them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/clubrotarytulum

Randy our VP and Fran our past President visited Tulum Mexico to investigate assisting the local Rotary Club with acquiring water fountains for schools. These schools do not have clean water for the students so those that can afford it, are forced to bring bottled water. The others go without or are forced to drink water that is only classified as “potable”. 

The Salisbury Club also donated a laptop to the School Principal to supplement the very outdated, or non-functioning computers, they now have.  Visit them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/clubrotarytulum
 
 
Dr. Mary O'Neill, the Career Experience Coordinator at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) was the Guest Speaker at the 3/26 Salisbury Rotary Club, held at Geer Village.  The topic was Rotary Interact Clubs and the possibilities to reinstate our club at the high school.We have been trying to establish an Interact Club for some time now.  She was accompanied by the Assistant Principle at HVRHS as well as two students.  There were 600+ students when the SRC’s Interact Club was active, vs 300+ now.  Students’ time is spread pretty thin now given all they are doing but there is interest in doing community service.  Further discussions to be had.
Pat Wright was the Salisbury Rotary Club’s 3/12 luncheon speaker at Noble Horizons, informing the group about Chore Services, the NW Corner’s leading resource for non-medical services for seniors and disabled residents for stay-at-home services.  Chore Service is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and 100% of its funding and donations support its mission to help senior and disabled residents within the community remain safely and independently at home.  FMI: https://www.choreservice.org/
 
President Elect Randy Chapell attended the North East President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) in Framingham, MA last week. This seminar prepares incoming Presidents for the new year. Incoming RI President Mark Maloney was present for the event and was a keynote speaker.
 
Salisbury Rotary Club, one of 59 clubs in District 7890, was visited by District Governor Kate Simms at today’s weekly club luncheon held at Noble Horizons.  Introduced by club  VP, Randy Chappell, she spoke about her goals, programs and hopes for clubs in our District.
The Salisbury Rotary Club had a presence at The Calico Fair, held at the Pilgrim House and North Canaan Congregational Church, sponsoring a Cupcake Challenge to raise additional funds for the church.  Nicole Dewitt won first prize with her Mocha Fudge cupcakes with Expresso Buttercream frosting.  Stephanie Grant won second prize with her Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream cupcakes and Jacolyn Brown won third prize with her Chocolate Mayonnaise cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Vanilla Bean Flecks.  King Author Flour provided ribbons and prizes to the top three winners.
Lynn Martorell Gumbert was the 10/30 luncheon speaker for the Salisbury Rotary Club, held at Noble Horizons.  Lynn was a 2008 recipient of the Club’s Back-to-School Scholarship for which she expressed her appreciation noting it allowed her to become an esthetician (facials, manicures, pedicures, etc.), 37 years after graduating from high school!  More recently, she has become a certified End of Life Doula and counsels individuals, families and friends dealing with end of life issues and questions.  She referred to the surge in the elder population as the “Silver Tsunami.”
Past President Michele Kearns chaired Salisbury Rotary Club’s 10/16 luncheon meeting.  Among items discussed, a motion was made and passed unanimously to explore updating the bandshell SRC donated to the Town of Salisbury some years ago with a fresh coat of paint.  The idea was proposed by Past President Laura Hawkes who indicated her son, a painter, would do it as a community service.
 
Salisbury Rotary Club welcomed Past District Governor Eileen Rau who spoke and had a slide presentation on giving to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Gifts to the Foundation result in funding projects around the world to improve health, support education and alleviate poverty and for approved grants and programs to clubs  in our District 7890.  FMI:
www.rotary.org/give
Salisbury Rotary Club had a visible presence at the annual Fall Festival.  Great to see folks and share info about the “good works” done in our local communities—scholarships, back-to-school backpacks, food to our local food pantries, more and international projects too!
A combined dinner meeting of the Salisbury Rotary Club & Canaan Exchange Club, held at Geer Village on September 18, was the occasion to hear about the United Way of Northwest CT’s current annual campaign to raise $775K to benefit 26 not-for-profit orgs serving the communities of CT’s NW Corner.  SRC President Pat Gallaway (L) and Exchange President Terry Dougherty (R) hosted the gathering that heard from UW staff, including executive director, Owen Quinn.
Salisbury Rotary Club hosted its scholarship recipients and their families and announced this year’s SRC-sponsored Bob Estabrook Internship at the Lakeville Journal.  The August 14 dinner was held at Noble Horizons in Salisbury.  The club has awarded local scholarships since 1951.

 
 
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