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West Hartford

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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
The Pond House
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT  06117
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Just a reminder that we are meeting Monday January 9th. 
 
Video of Hall Madrigal Choir at Dec 19th meeting.
 
 
Club President Robert Kor receives the Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary Foundation director Eileen Rau


Guest speaker Courtney Bourns from Mediators Beyond Borders International discussed the role of his organization.
 
Karen Connal, Head of School of the Trinity Academy, was guest speaker.  Trinity Academy is an independent tuition-free elementary school serving students and their families in the Hartford area.  Their purpose is to educate in a nurturing and inclusive community with a focus on academics, the arts, literacy and critical thinking.
The Rotary Club of West Hartford proudly delivered a check in the amount of $3852.31 to The Town That Cares.  This represented the proceeds earned from our 2016 Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Kudos to event chair Fernando Vidal and to all who donated happy dollars and other gifts to make the holidays just a little brighter for people in our community who are in need.
 

From L to R - President Robert Kor, Suzanne Oslander from The Town That Cares, Food Drive Chair Fernando Vidal, Rotarian Christine Looby, and Past President Kyle Egress
 
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As of Jan 7th, we have given $5731 towards the goal of $10000.  Also, we have given $2838.50 to the Polio Plus Campaign, exceeding the club goal of $2650.
Highlights from the 14 November meeting:
 
1) Board meeting at 11am on Monday
 
2) Eileen Rau discussed Polio Plus campaign. For our target, it is requested that all Rotarians donate $26.50 to the Polio Plus fund.
 
3) Hap reported on the highly successful Jazz Brunch.
 
4) Vines of March - Saturday March 25th -we need to start planning now!
 
5) Guest speakers Clayton Jason and Brenda Watson from Operation Fuel discussed their program.  77,000 people received a total of $3.2M in energy support last year, including 86 in West Hartford.  A portion of the funds comes from the 'add a dollar' on your energy bill.
 
Operation Fuel guest speakers Clayton Jason and Brenda Watson
Martha Church, Director of the West Hartford Library, was guest speaker at the club meeting on Monday, November 7th.
 
Monday's club meeting was highlighted by colorful costumes.
 


Bepsie Perry of Hello! West Hartford was the guest speaker, and discussed the efforts of the group to be a town-wide initiative to build bridges between community members.  Over 80 languages are represented in West Hartford Schools, and nearly 20% of WHPS students live in a home where English is not the primary language.

The 11th Jazz Brunch was held on Sunday November 6th at the Hartford Club.  The sold out event featured musical entertainment by LAND of the GIANTS, featuring Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, Javon Jackson on saxophone, Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Jimmy Cobb on drums, and David Williams on bass.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to  “The Gifts of Music" program ( www.giftsofmusic.us and other Rotary Charities.
 

Past District Governor and Foundation Chair Eileen Rau discusses World Polio Day, October 24th.  World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
 
 
Zachary Gross, Senior Program Manager from Simply Smiles, discusses the efforts of his organization.  Simply Smiles is a non-profit organization which provides bright futures for impoverished children, their families, and their communities.
Twenty six Rotarians and guest speaker Andrea Barton Reeves from HARC met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday Sept 12th. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...