District Governor 7890 visited our club today, Event Updates and ZOOM fellowship
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We will use the same link for 2/15, and 2/22.  Here is the link for all of February's meetings for the club.
Tuesdays at 8:00 am - again a reminder that if there is a delay or cancellation in the Bristol School system, we won't meet.
We hope to be back in person in March
words of the day:
“I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they're impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.” -- Katie Ledecky

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Joanne  Alfieri - Our District Governor of 7890 
Membership – our most important asset.   – Shekhar Mehta, President of Rotary International,  goal to grow Rotary.  Last year 1.2 million members – goal to bring us to 1.3 members.  Rotaract Members were included - now we are at 1.4 million 

We need more members.  Joanne asked - are we a member organization or are we a service organization with members?

We can't do service without our members –we put together service  - example– Rotary Day of Service

Attraction – why do people join Rotary?  They want to help a cause – want to work with us or they want to network – build their business up, some join because of friendship,

Most important – retain our members, FOCUS on engagement on events, service projects – younger members don’t come for lunch but they like to do a service project on weekend or weeknights

Always have a happy heart, greet people with a happy heart – choose your attitude, are you going to be happy or miserable?  

Public image is very important – when we are working together as a group – this brings public awareness – showing that we are doing good things, people see us enjoying Rotary, enjoying each other, pride and satisfaction – new energy into our club,   

Let your actions inspire others – we had a theme – be the inspiration – let your actions inspire others and then invite them – tell your Rotary story – tell them why you stayed – tell our story, show them who we are – tell them why they would be a great candidate – find the right people   

Empowering women – Mark Glass works with a couple of people with Zone 32 (our Zone) he works with Mary Shackleton– this will take place on Saturday 

Planting a tree – asked clubs to plant a tree – new area of focus – the environment – some clubs planting shrubs – trees provide O2 in the environment – plant at a local school -  

Diversity – get high tech – get very deep – making all people feel welcome – no matter what- open to all people, planning meeting location

Many meetings are on the 2nd floor - that is not inclusive!  , look at your hand – all fingers are different-different length – take short one at the end out – try to do work with just 3 fingers – need all different shapes and sizes – if we were all the same age, same clothes, same race – that would be a boring Rotary club – we wouldn’t have much fun 

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  • Tri Club International Service Project /  also District 7890 Day of Service
  •  area of focus: Food Insecurity
  • Date: April 9, 2022
  • Time: TBD - in 2019 the time was 10-12
  • Cost: TBD - in 2019 our club put in $1,000 towards the project

Happy Bucks 

John - Still time to get Super Bowl Goodies: Opportunity to help the Knights of Columbus and get your game-day goodies!  Please see the link below - SUPER BOWL GAME-DAY EATS (Stromboli + 5 gallons of popcorn) - pick up at St. Ann's on February 13, 2022

Les – Happy for Dave and Whit Betts – Fun time at Lyceum.  The speeches were great.  As a long-time Democrat-Republicans are nice people!  Thank you, Dave.  Quote from Andy Rooney. 

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John – CT born Joey Logano won NASCAR race,   See the source imageSee the source image wife has baby the next day!  Still has stromboli on sale  

Dave – great having Les at Lincoln dinner – a fun event 

Beth – had friends over for dinner Sunday night – the DeFilipis – and Misotti family – meeting new people from Bristol – reconnect –been here for15 months 

Patti – daughter nominated for CT Regional – won a silver key!  Art shown at the University of Hartford in the art gallery – New windows installed today at the gallery - interior storm windows - lots of natural light– beautiful! 

Mary – joined Rotary worldwide advocacy group – on a zoom yesterday - members from Bangladesh, Kenya, really really cool.  Plans to have BARC participate in  our meetings - honorary Rotarians – under corporate membership,  

side note: There are hundreds of Rotary fellowships –example: Christine Burns – big into Girl Scouts – meets with Rotary members around the world, also a crafter group that spins yarn, fabric artists – meet people from all Tara Marhsall Day – started a rotary E club focused on global diversity – people have joined from all around the world – you can make friends around the world 

Judi Ann – Question - with Omicron variant - How many clubs are back to zooming?  Some clubs are in person – everyone has a date set that we will be back.  Joanne has visited Southwick MA, Simsbury – Hartford last night – South Windsor Thursday Night– Windsor Locks coming up.  Some clubs lack  technology, a lot of clubs are doing hybrid meetings – some clubs have spent 1K to buy the Owl

Laura – Chris + I started coaching 1st-grade girls - Team Huskies - so cute!  

Upcoming events
  • February 9, 2022 -  Cheer Ella Watson on at Bristol Central High School - Senior Night 6:00 PM
  • February 16, 2022 - Morning Jolt at the DoubleTree Hotel - 8:00 AM
  • February 18, 2022 - Bristol Rotary Club Board Meeting at Parkside Cafe - 8:00 AM
  • February 19, 2022 - PRE PETS - virtual
  • March 4 + 5. 2022 - Virtual PETS
  • April 9. 2022 - Harvest Pack - Tri Club International Service Project /  also District 7890 Day of Service area of focus: Food Insecurity
  • Richard Dill got back to me that the cost is still 25 cents per meal, with 6 meals per pouch for a total of $ 1.50.  Hope that this helps when deciding each Club's total expenditure.
April 29, 2022 - District Conference - South Bridge Hotel, MA - $200 per person - Saturday - Murder Mystery, service project worked in!
  • Rotary Dues due no later than July 1, 2022
    • If you want to donate to the Foundation or Polio Plus we leave it up to the member.

    • Checks made payable to “The Bristol Rotary Club”

    • 3rd option pay in 3rds. (February 2, 2022 @ $55, April 12, 2022 @ $55, and June 28, 2022 @ $65)

    • 2nd option pay half now ($85 by February 2, 2022) and a half later ($85 by April 12, 2022.)

    • 1st option pay in full by February 8, 2022, @ $170.00

Feb 08, 2022 8:00 AM
District 7890 Governor
Feb 15, 2022 8:00 AM
Bristol PD
Feb 22, 2022 8:00 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Judi Lausier
February 19
Les Kish
February 20
Al Pinkowish
February 25
Spouse Birthdays
Chris Watson
February 6
Join Date
James Albert
February 11, 2014
8 years
Laura Watson
February 11, 2014
8 years
Angelique Snow
February 17, 2015
7 years
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