Summary of District 7890 Conference, Upcoming Events + Bristol Blues Update
Hope to see you next week at The New Parkside Cafe - 224 N Main St, Bristol - back/side room
In honor of Mothers Day Angelique found a fitting poem:

97 flowers were sold (note: next year if we sell 180 - Kurtz will deliver) - we made $600 for the fundraiser

Our friend Al Pinkowish passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2022, at the age of 98. (age obtained from google search)
Services will be held at  DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave, Bristol, to ST. Joseph Church for mass. 
Dates and time to come - most likely Monday / Tuesday of next week (May 16,17)
Pinky joined the Rotary Club on September 9, 1988
Get to know your members:
Dave Rackliffe - representing The Men + Boys Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation + Chris Amorosino shared about their upcoming fundraiser breakfast + explained how the fund came to be and shared a few ways the fund has impacted the community.  Learn more by visiting their website:
The Men + Boys fund will also have a table at the Fathers Day Blues Game
Spring Fair - Set UP Friday, May 20th: Patti, Dave R., Lee, Claudette
May 21st:
(9-12) Lee, Claudette, Olcott, Andrew, Laura
(12-3) Les, Laura, John C
I may have missed a few names but if interested in helping contact Patti at or 860-878-7172

Farmers Market Update  - Jim joined via ZOOM

20-25 vendors + non Profits + food vendors will join the market this year
City providing 5k check to help with advertisements + other materials needed to run the market
The market will run from 10-1 each Saturday from June 18 - October 29, 2022
Our club will have a table set up / hand out brochures.  SNAP will have a table - to help with ebt cards

Scholarship Celebration Update
10 Karl J. Swartz + 1 Reiche Award will be distributed
Family Members along with ALL Bristol Rotarians and a guest are invited to the Celebration.  
enlightenedPLEASE contact/respond back to Jim Albert regarding your attendance at the scholarship award dinner
Interact Advisors Kelly + Valerie will attend

Happy / Sad Bucks
Dale, thank Judi -  mother loved flowers, 
Claudette donated blood heart - The Sun is out!
Judi, thankful for the speakers + happy the flower sale went well
John, thank you for the flowers, happy to have attended the WOW event with Sarah - the speaker was a tap dancer, happy from the bread fairy
Dave R. - thank you for listening to Men + Boys fund presentation, flowers, an amazing organization
Charlie- nice to be in CT
Whit -  thankful for the speakers, hoping this will be the last session..retiring in January
Patti - Thankful for speakers, daughter turned 14!
Angelique. Happy to be here, sad buck for the loss of Pinky - he was grandfather's friend, happy for the guest speaker, co-workers loved flowers
Les - thank you for Judi Ann's leadership with flowers, and thank you to those that participate in Ukraine shirt fundraiser
George,  happy to be back doing things

Upcoming events/meetings
May 13, 2022 - Board Meeting
May 14, 2022 - District assembly for incoming president + officers - Double Tree Windsor Locks
Board Meeting Date TBD
May 20, 2022, Set Up for Spring Fair - Barnes Nature Center
May 21, 2022,  Barnes Nature Center Spring Fair - 10:00 AM
May 31, 2022 - 6:00 PM -  Salvation Army Entertainment - Art + Music - "star search" - flyer attached below
June 3, 3033 - United Way of West Central CT Gala
June 11, 2022 - Boys + Girls Club Gala - Aquaturf
June 12, 2022, Scholarship Celebration DoubleTree Hotel

End of June - Distribution of Mini-Grants - location + Date TBD

July 1, 2022 - Dues are Due
July 30, 2022 - District 7890 END POLIO night at Hartford Yard Goats - more info to come
September 2022 - Mini Golf Tournament - more details to come - looking to sponsor - contact Patti Philippon
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Norman Truskoski
May 8
Laura Watson
May 14
John Skipper
May 20
Laura Watson
Chris Watson
May 27
Join Date
Terry Pelletier
May 2, 1995
27 years
David Rackliffe
May 7, 2019
3 years
Whit Betts
May 30, 2006
16 years
Ken Agnello
May 31, 1985
37 years
Download Files
Salvation Army CAM Academy
Bristol Blues Schedule
bristol rotary tri fold - page 1
Bristol Rotary Trifold - page 2
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