Saying Good Bye to a friend, Christine from SVDP
In honor of our friend Pinky: 

Don’t be surprised if you grieve more for a friend than you did for a recently deceased relative. The old saying, “you pick your friends, relatives are thrust upon you” holds true here. Friends are special people in our eyes because we hold them to be. Friends fill time in our lives that will be vacant when they die.

— Helen Fitzgerald

Services for Pinky were held at  DuPont Funeral Home, and mass at St. Joseph Church, burial at St. Joseph Cemetary  

Christine Thebarge, Director of St. Vincent DePaul was our guest speaker today
Christine is on the board with Lee, since this is a big part of Lee's life it is part of our get to know your member's feature
Notes from the presentation:
* Christine + her husband Ugene founded Agape house
* You are welcome to come to tour St. Vincent De Paul
* Christine is an active Rotarian in Avon
* Christine has been at St. Vincent for 2 years in June
* She shared the mission statement and more homelessness in Bristol 
* Renovations on 2nd and 3rd floor..into rooms, beautiful - Looks like a hotel
* goal is to find the root cause of why they came
* now open  24-7, people come and go
* they have 2 fantastic case managers + an outreach coordinator
* to get in touch - Contact 211
*Capacity: maintain 24 people at a time
IN NEED of Sugar, powdered creamer, coffee
* Demographic was aged 30-40 - Now ages 60-70... a lot of walkers, canes & oxygen
* they have 6 children right now
Shamrock run..muzzy field..come down for

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Spring Fair - Set UP Friday, May 20th: Patti, Dave R., Lee, Claudette, Norm
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
Thank you to those that agreed to bring a large cooler - we will need them for the food + drink

Scholarship Celebration Update

10 Karl J. Swartz + 1 Reiche Award will be distributed
Family members and 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

Happy / Sad Bucks

Judi, happy for the speakers
Les my Celtics topple the Bucks in game 7
Norm, successful fact-finding trip..sun does shine in the Caribbean
Claudette, happy for the speaker, thankful for Rotary
John Cassidy- economic forecasting event - interested in joining me - let me know asap - it's Thursday
Dave R, June 9th 7:30 breakfast for Men & Boys Fund
Mary, happy for speakers.. great positive outlook "we get to help"  will use that with staff, daughter graduates Friday from The University of Rhode Island - staying in a B&B, Next Friday race
Les, regarding positive attitudes - once had a lab manager who would say...I wonder what problem I get to solve today. 
Judi Ann..oh the places we go...Going on vacation..bring back a postcard!

Upcoming events/meetings
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
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