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Today was another bright, beautiful day in mid-August with temperatures in the mid-80’s and low humidity. A perfect day to enjoy golf and the fellowship of Rotary.  And the fortunate amongst us did both.  We had a representative mid-summer crowd and there was ample discussion of our President’s controversial press conference yesterday.
 
The menu today was stuffed sole (fresh from the “Hock” according to one wag), string beans, salad, rolls and brownies. For those who enjoy fish, it hit the spot.
 
Our only guest was our soon to be newest member, Laura Floyd, the Executive Director of the East Hartford YMCA. We sang the Welcome Song in her honor and later in the meeting, President Dave and Sponsor Bill Saunders guided her through the newly discovered Induction Ritual. Laura has 28 years of experience with the Y and has spent most of those in Cleveland, Ohio where she suffered through many years of pain as a fan of the Browns and the Indians. We look forward to helping her acclimate to the group and to the many contributions she will make as we move ahead.
 
The inimitable Dan Larson filled in for Jim Watts as our Sergeant at Arms today and, as usual, hilarity ensued. Dan announced socco voce that Bill Saunders forgot to wear his hearing aids and that next week’s meal is on him, but don’t tell him just yet. Dan then thanked Kevin Kickery for a great party and announced that wife Sue is away this week so Kevin is open to a bachelor party at the pool each night.
 
In addition, there were the usual celebrations of the Red Sox, Neal Cunningham with a new car, Alex Wisz for no badge and a son starting work at Goodwin College with a dubious boss to be unnamed, Sonny Waldo and Marc Glass for family achievements, and George Agnelli who was happy that his sister-in-law was visiting and keeping his bride busy this week. The not late as yet Steve Jacoby was late again this week.
 
 
The East Hartford Rotary Club donated $3,200 to the town’s Police Department to purchase four “active shooter kits” for school resource officers assigned to East Hartford High School and East Hartford Middle School. The donation, which was made on the December anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, is being used to prepare each of the school’s four officers in the unlikely event of a school shooting there. Each of the kits contains a plated ballistic vest and Kevlar helmet, and additional extension gear for use by a school resource officer if needed. Each kit would normally cost the department $800. The EHPD reached out to the Rotary Club for assistance knowing that the request for these kits would have to wait an additional budget year before it might be filled by the Town. The Board Members gave their full support to the decision to fund this important request to assist the people who risk their lives daily in service to our community.
 
President Bill Saunders presented the check to Chief of Police Scott Sansom; many members of the club’s Board of Directors and Mayor LeClerc were also on hand for the check presentation.  Chief Scott Sansom said of the resource officers, “They are in the schools nurturing relationships, teaching, and working with kids in programs. But they are also armed police officers.” While everyone hopes these kits will never need to be used, they will be stored at the schools in case they are needed during an emergency situation.
Sometimes it is easy to "forget" about the many ways our work as Rotarians reaches across the globe. Here is a global story that our club has a very local connection with: Kevin Liner, grandson of President Bill Saunders, is working with the Rwanda teachers education program from the University of Hartford. Kevin sent a message to our club that the teachers in Rwanda needed pencils and pens for their students, and our club answered that call with donations. Kevin was able to fill an entire suitcase with the supplies when he packed for his trip. In the picture above he is with the large group of teachers that get to bring these supplies to their schools. In the picture below, Kevin is visiting boys at an orphanage where he delivered soccer balls for them to play with. Their smiles tell the rest of the story.
 
 
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East Hartford, CT  06118
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