4 Members of the New London Rotary Club have joined the Paul Harris Society this year by agreeing to make annual gifts of at least $1,000 per year to the Rotary Foundation.
Last Week Michael Stryker and Sander “Alex” Marku were admitted into the Paul Harris Society.
The Paul Harris Society (PHS) is our district’s recognition program for Rotarians who wish to support The Rotary Foundation in a more substantial way each year. The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotarians and friends of Rotary who annually contribute $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation (the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, PolioPlus Partners, or Humanitarian Grants). Jim Satterwhite, Paul Harris Society Chair, is tireless in his efforts to maintain and grow the membership of the PHS as he has a great appreciation for the good that The Rotary Foundation does.
Gerry Tom and Mark Spinnato also joined the Paul Harris Society earlier this year but were recognized on May 8th.
New London Rotarians appreciate the good work which is supported worldwide by our Foundation.
Despite the bitter cold temperatures both Pre-PETS meetings at Fairfield University and Connecticut College were well very attended with a combined attendance of approximately 85 Rotarians. The new 3 hour format gave us just enough time to cover all of key preparation items for NE PETS.
Both events wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of many people including several who deserve special thanks including: Chris Johnson and Tracy Reiser who arranged for the meeting facilities and the great dinners. Steve Cooper who took the photos. Bernadette Casella, Guy Casella, Dave Marchesseault and Jianny Keegan from North Haven Rotary. Paul Mangels from Milford Rotary for arranging for the Business Cards and to all of our presenters; DG Amey, PDG Reppenhagen, PDG Benson, DGE Nori and AG Johnson.
As promised we are making all of the materials available in digital format for your reference.
The journey for incoming club presidents (Presidents Elect) and incoming assistant governors (AG’s) starts with Pre-PETS this month at our Pre-PETS events in Fairfield and New London.
Pre-PETS is designed to get incoming club and district leaders prepared for their new leadership roles by introducing them to the resources and tools available to them and preparing them for their NE PETS training in March.
This is a new year in Rotary and many things have changed especially in the areas of cub administration, membership and the foundation. Even repeat leaders will find new things available at this year’s NE PETS.