Rotary Club Fun(d)raisers for the next 30 days

There are many great Rotary Club Fun(d)raisers coming up in the next 30 days.

Be sure to come out and support these Clubs as Fun(d)raisers provide the gas in the ‘Doing Good’ engine.

Your Club’s event missing? Let us know and we will add it to this blog posting.

Colchester President Holly Potvin leads board transition

The Colchester Rotary Club completed their transition from last year to the new Rotary year tonight during a board meeting held at President Holly Potvin‘s home. The meeting included active discussions around community service, club programs, publicity and continuing to build on the membership momentum from last year. During Immediate Past President Cathy Pompei’s term as president last year the club added 4 new members:

  • Stacey Hagopian
  • Jennifer Height
  • Bonnie Johnson
  • Wayne Potvin
  • And sadly they lost long-time member Hugh Campbell at the beginning of this month.

Wayne Potvin and Gretchen Marvin of Colchester Rotary show off the grand prize of their club fundraiser.

The club is actively working on their big raffle (the drawing will take place in October) The prizes include: 2013 Dodge Avenger from Troiano Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Second prize is a 5 kilowatt generator from Gano’s Power Equipment and third prize is a $500 Visa gift card. Raffle tickets are only $20 and are available from any member of the Colchester Rotary Club.

The club meets on Wednesday evenings for dinner at Nu Nu’s Bistro in Colchester, stop in and do a make-up.

Missing some great Rotarian’s

Jim, Hugh and Jianny are enduring examples of Service Above Self

Jim, Hugh and Jianny are enduring examples of Service Above Self

The Rotary new year starts with excitement and hope on July 1st but very often we are grounded by the realities of life; in particular with the loss of our very dear friends, our fellow Rotarian’s.

Sadly since the beginning of the our new Rotary year we have lost three great Rotarian’s that I am aware of:

Jim Mahon – North Haven Rotary

Hugh Campbell – Colchester Rotary

Jianny Bianchi Keegan – North Haven Rotary

Jim joined Rotary in 1971 while Hugh joined in 1975, they both enjoyed many years of fellowship and service in Rotary and were inspirations to everyone around them. Jianny was relatively new to Rotary as she joined in 2011 but like most of us, she jumped in with both feet. You probably encountered Jianny if you attended a District event in the past 2 years as she was the lady with the big smile that checked you in.

We will all miss Jim, Hugh and Jianny and how they helped to make our world a better place.

Update: Old Saybrook President, Gerri Lewis, wanted us to keep Alan Lindquist in our thoughts. Alan passed on June 6, 2013. He was a true Rotarian in every sense of the word. He was kind, generous and just an all around wonderful man and the epitome of Rotary