CHAD from BEST and more!
Next week we meet at The New Parkside Cafe - 224 N Main St, Bristol - back/side room

TIP - come at 7:45 to order breakfast!

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The Rotary Foundation has been so effective because it matches 

money with people. In the words of Arch C. Klump: “Money alone 

does little good. Individual service is helpless without money. The 

two together can be a Godsend to civilization.” Your financial 

resources, time, energy, and talent are useful in the Rotary 


Our guest speaker this morning was Chad from BEST for Bristol - Bristol eliminating substance abuse together, 

Chad works in the civic sector, focusing to get kids before they experiment with drugs,

 We will have a Booth at the farmers market, health fair, BBGC, 

Help get the message across, meet 1x per month, invited by schools, HS Marijuana in school, program,  work with elementary school, posters and essays with kids, coloring books, books in cruisers,

help families and kids.  What can they do as a aware, contact Chad.  If you see him around town - say hello, and look for ways to make a positive impact..  Would love to come back & speak 1x per year,  would love a raffle basket donation for the youth banquet 




Meals packed went to Ukraine refugees

Karl J. Schwartz Scholarship Update
* Scholarship America has contacted scholarship winners, Chair of Bristol Rotary Club Scholarship committee has sent letters to students.
* 11th alternate awarded 2k Richie scholarship
* Ten 10  $8,000 scholarships will be awarded
* Save the date: Celebration, June 12th, DoubleTree Hotel

9:00 - 1:00 pm - working in tandem with City of Bristol Community Day of Service

Jim gave an update on the Farmers Market Partnership for the 2022 season

Farmers Market runs from June 18th- thru the end of Oct - A calendar was passed around during the meeting - 1/2 of the weeks have been signed up!
City filling in with Manager of the day (9:15-1:30), market open 10-1
Location: Other side of Hope Street

See the source image flower sale - time frame: Our club will collect orders for hanging flowers between March 22 - April 19, 2022  - Please get your orders into Judi in by NEXT Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Pick up May 4 (4:00 - 6:00 PM @ United Way parking lot) cost $20 per hanging basket smiley PLEASE SEE FLYER LINK BELOW

    See the source image Our mini-grant applications are due April 15, 2022 - applications online - LOOKING for a Mini-Grant Chairperson (low time commitment  - schedule a couple of meetings + send thank you notes)
    NEW - Mini-Grant Committee Meeting, April 29, 2022 via ZOOM - please email Angelique if you are interested in the decision-making process - 6 applications received heart

Happy / Sad Bucks

Judi, happy for shoes donated by Les, congratulations to Patti for winning a publishing award tonight
Mary, Sad buck for dad, thank you for your condolences,  Hidden Cafe opened last week, sitting outside on the patio is a nice option, watched UConn game in SC, they were nice,  BARC gala next week volunteers helping this year!
Les, granddaughter had grandmother's car, rear-ended on a bridge, none got hurt, crawled out of windows,  Great to be back at Boston marathon.  Selling T-shirts  - friends in Budapest formed a goes to help Ukraine refuges - contact Les for a T-shirt - $25


Dave, men, and boys 5th celebration, breakfast at DoubleTree, Speakers: Eric Clemens, NAACP,  Vanessa Dorantes, DCF commissioner, problem, Call Dave to get tickets - flyer link below
Chad, happy for the opportunity to come, new friends
George,  grateful to be back, missed everyone

John Cassidy,  happy to see George,  grew up in Wolcott, holy land, fr. Jim Sullivan  .walk up there.  Sunrise service

Dale, sorry missed the harvest pack, Megan from Southington club was there - I was watching her kids!
Ken, came here with no drivers license or money, didn't get stopped
Laura, Ella was chosen by Scholarship America as a Swartz scholarship winner, traveling to Macon, GA to commit to Mercer University

Upcoming events
April 23, 2022 - Community Clean up - we will clean Barnes Nature Center
April 29, 2022 - Mini-Grant Committee Meeting
April 29, 2022 - District Conference - South Bridge Hotel, MA - $200 per person - Saturday - Murder Mystery, service project worked in! Sign up today: MyEventRunner - Event Public Fill (
May 21, 2022,  Barnes Nature Center Spring Fair - 10:00 AM
September 2022 - Mini Golf Tournament - more details to come - looking to sponsor - contact Patti Philippon

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”

The deadline for Rotary Dues is July 1, 2022 - please contact Olcott with any questions

Apr 19, 2022 8:00 AM
B.E.S.T. coalition
Apr 26, 2022 8:00 AM
Historical Society
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Etter
April 5
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Flower Fundraiser
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