Service . Above Self.. ... ................. ........ March, 2020
Club Service Ax Throwing Event
Meriden Rotarians believe in "Service Above Self", but more importantly is having fun while serving. Club Service ensures that camaraderie and fellowship remain at the center of all we do. Leslie Kogut, Chair of the Club Service Committee arranged for the members to go ax throwing and a good time was had by all.
Regional Training Center Camp
Rotary president Colin Mahon introduced Sue Chenard , Director of the John J. Nerden Camp , who spoke about the summer recreational facility situated on a beautiful 15 acre property in Middlefield serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities from Central CT.

Currently, there are approximately 125 individuals enrolled. The program, includes swimming, arts & crafts, cook-outs, special events, and music and is funded by donations and grants so campers can attend without charge. For more information go to www.campnerden.com .
Meriden Rotary Donates to Recent School Project
Ty Bongiovanni and Meriden School Superindentent Mark Benigni participated in a recent dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Sage Room at Ben Franklin Elementary School. The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation , founded by Scarlett Lewis who's son Jesse was a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, donated the Mindfulness room. Rotary was proud to chip in, as well, to the creation of this room in the school which serves as a safe space for children and is set up to promote calmness, encourage more thoughtful actions and can strengthen focus, self-esteem, resilience, and help control anger, hyperactivity and decrease stress.
Steps for a Cure for Pancreatic Cancer
Briana Burt , Project Manager with Project Purple , brought flyers for the organization's upcoming charity walk to be held on June 13 at Hubbard Park. Project Purple is an organization who's mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients and their families through support, hope, and compassion.
By the end of this year Pancreatic Cancer is estimated to become the #2 killer of all the major cancers in the United States. Funds that are raised support patients struggling with medical, pharmaceutical, and everyday living expenses related to their fight against pancreatic cancer. They also provide funds for research for early detection and finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. To learn more got to https://www.projectpurple.org.  
He's Back!
Rotarian Chris D'Angeli travels a couple of times of year to his homeland Italy. Chris is a very active member and he is always missed by everyone when he is away. He just returned from his most recent 90-day trip and we are glad to have him back.
Future Rotarians?
Maddie and Aidan Mahon, children of President Colin Mahon, attended a recent Rotary lunch meeting during a school vacation day. Also there that day was Mia Bongiovanni, daughter of Ty Bongiovanni, who sat with Liz Rosado who we hope may also be a new member soon.
Upcoming Community Events
April 19, 2020 -
Meriden Rotary Club 21st Annual Daffodil 5k/Walk and Kids Fun Run

Register Online Here
March 6-7, 2020 -
Meriden Rotary Proudly Supports
the United Way's 27th Annual NFL Players Weekend
Friday, March 6th - Silent/Live Auction
Saturday, March 7th - Youth Clinic and
Bowl with the Pros

www.unitedway.org or 203-235-4403
Tuesday, August 4 2020
Meriden YMCA and Meriden Rotary Golf Tournament and Surf & Turf Dinner

Wallingford Country Club and Mountain Mist Outdoor Center
Golf, Lunch, Prizes, Putting Contest, Dinner, Live Auction
Sponsorship Opportunities

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September 18, 2020 -
Meriden Rotary's Silver City Wine Tasting and Brewfest
at Mountain Mist Outdoor Center

Wine, Music, Beer, Food, Art Show

Stay tuned for more details...
STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPCOMING EVENTS...
Rotarians of the Month for November and December Leslie Kogut and Sam Carr, each with President Colin Mahon.
Rotarians are Cookie Monsters
Girl Scout, and daughter of Rotarian Ty Bongiovanni, Mia Bongiovanni is shown here selling Girl Scout Cookies to Dona Ditrio at a recent Rotary meeting. Dona was not her only customer at that meeting. I think Mia did quite well that day.
Welcome a New Member!
Carol Anne Salvietti from the Connecticut Baptist Homes was inducted as a new Meriden Rotary member this past month. We are happy you have joined our team. Welcome Carol Anne!
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Meriden Rotary is a very active community service group made up of professional business people and local residents.
We raise funds to help local organizations that provide services to Meriden residents.

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Rotary Club of Meriden, CT.

PO Box 773
Meriden, CT 06450