Weekly Newsletter - January 15, 2020
Coffee with the President,

Hello Members and Sponsors of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce! Can you believe January is half over? While we are flying through the first month of the year, let's take a moment to regroup, reset, and get ready for some change. Change is a good thing, it keeps us on our toes, keeps us learning new techniques or languages or skills.
In the case of the Tri-State Chamber, some of the change is bittersweet. Susan Dickinson, our long-time treasurer, admin and past president has resigned. While this is sad for some, Sue is thrilled! During one of our many meetings, going over the many tasks she had overseen over the decades, from balancing budgets to stamping envelopes to making collection calls for dues (ahem!), Sue confided: "Yeah, I'm not gonna miss that part!" To say that we have big shoes to fill is an understatement. Thank you, Sue!
In addition to losing Sue, we are saddened to say so long but NOT goodbye to long-time Secretary Janet Manko. The role of Secretary in many organizations is down-played, but make no mistake! This job is pivotal. It provides the permanent record to be archived for the organization it serves. There is nothing more important than that. Kids today like to say "send a pic or it didn't happen!" Janet has written thousands of words in hundreds of reports over the years, and that’s worth more than any picture, any day. Thank you, Janet!
Have no fear, Tri-State members, we've got this covered! Entering the new decade, we have a lean board of veterans in the Officer positions, and some new, fresh faces coming in as new Directors.
What makes a good board? The answer is both limitless, and simple. In my experience, communication is paramount! Teamwork is a close second component. And to make those two into a trinity, add FUN! Communication, teamwork and FUN!
I look forward to seeing those of you who RSVP-ed tomorrow evening, at our Annual Meeting held by our Sponsors at Geer.
All the best!
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Please join us for our Annual Meeting 2020.

A members only event to review and vote on: 2020 proposed slate of officers and directors 2020 budget proposal 2019 Year In Review, looking ahead to 2020 initiatives, and more! 

Beer, wine and food provided by our SPONSORS 
and Hosts at Geer Village! 

SNOW DATE: Jan 23, 2020

2020 Proposed Slate of Officers
and Directors
Mary Wilbur - President
Jean Saliter - Treasurer
Marie Castagna - Secretary
Linda Robertson - Director
Danielle Stevenson - Director
Marlane White - Director
Hosted by:
77 South Canaan Rd
Canaan, CT 06018

*Event will be held in the Hollenbeck Room upstairs!
New Chair for Litchfield Bancorp Board of Directors

(Litchfield, CT) – Jane Hinkel has been elected Chairman of Litchfield Bancorp’s Board of Directors. Mrs. Hinkel has been a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors since 1994. She has also been a director of The Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, which consist of Litchfield Bancorp, Northwest Community Bank and Collinsville Bank since 2006 in addition to serving as Chair of Litchfield Bancorp’s Finance Committee as well as serving on the Executive, Strategic, Compensation and Loan committees.
Savings and Retirement tips: Pay off your mortgage early or invest?
Author: Jennifer Ives-Groebl
When it comes to saving money, especially for your future, it can be hard to decide where to put that money to get the best bang for your buck. If you have loans, like a mortgage, you might consider an early pay-off. What feels better than being debt free, right? But building wealth can be tricky...
*Second date rescheduled!*
Just Mercy
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy tells the story of Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battles for justice in Alabama. One of his most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian, a black man wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Bryan refuses to back down as he fights to prove Walter’s innocence, with the system stacked against them.

* * * Starts tonight! * * *
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Salisbury Bank has partnered with Scoville Memorial Library and the Entrepreneurial Center of Northwest Connecticut to offer a free seminar: Taxation Planning and Strategies for Small Business Startups.
This seminar will take place on
Wednesday, January 15, 2020* (Part 1) and
Wednesday, January 22, 2020* (Part 2)
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068
The Salisbury Rotary Club ended 2019 with its annual Holiday Luncheon and celebrated two milestone events. Neil Scott was honored and recognized for being a member of the club for 50 years! A retired Hotchkiss School physics faculty, Neil was SRC President 1982-83, chaired the Club’s Scholarships Committee for many years, continues to serve as an active member of the committee, and continues to attend the Club’s weekly luncheon meetings. His wife, Jill, was with him at the Holiday Luncheon as he was recognized. Among the invited guests was Alice Gustafson whose late husband, Herb, was a long-time SRC member. Alice was recognized as she celebrated her 100th birthday!

Since Thanksgiving, the Salisbury Rotary Club sold chances to win a Lottery Tree with more than $100 worth of lottery tickets. Former SRC President, Fran Chapell, drew the winning ticket at the December 10th Holiday Luncheon and the winner was Oliver James Spofford of Egremont. The club raised $1000 for its Scholarships Fund and other “good works” of the club.
Your Trinity Update for January 2020

The Weekly E-mail Newsletter
of Trinity Lime Rock

==Good Books starts on January 16==
Now's the time to order and read our first book for Good Books. It's Peace Like a River and the author is Leif Enger. We meet at Trinity, Lime Rock at noon on Thursday, January 16. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish. See you then! Snow date is Friday, January 17. For more information call Marilyn Anderson at 203-209-8589. See you then (even if you haven't finished reading).
Sundays at 2:00 PM
1 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068

January 19th- “Chinese Tea”: “Learn About and Taste Teas from Different Regions of China” with Mary O’Brien from Chaiwalla

February 9th- “A Natural Combination: “Painters, Poems and Art” with a Guzheng demonstration by Pan Lei,
Mandarin instructor at The Hotchkiss School and Dr. Verena Drake

Tea & Tidbits by Mary O’Brien served after lectures!

Requested Donation: $ 25.00 for each lecture Proceeds will benefit Hevreh Ensemble’s upcoming performances in China in March 2020!
First 5 guests to to make a reservation for entire series may bring a friend to one lecture for free!
Checks can be made out to: Fractured Atlas- memo line Hevreh Ensemble
Send to: POB 515 Salisbury, CT 06068 – Reservations: hevrehmusic@gmail.com
Thanksgivings for Life and Love

Spanish and Latin American Secular and Sacred Music

Crescendo’s February 1 and 2 concerts, Thanksgivings for Life and Love , illustrate a parallel between spiritual issues set to music by Spanish Renaissance masters, and social justice and human rights matters expressed musically in a merging of folklore themes, popular songs and classical contemporary works by famous 20 th century Latin American composers. Read more!
Tasty tapas, delicious weekly specials, inventive cocktails, LIVE MUSIC every Saturday Night @ 9 pm. 

And, don't forget our Sunday Brunch.

1/18  Tom Scarola
1/25  Mark Yard
Kyle Busch Settles Into IMSA
Reigning NASCAR Cup Series Champion Discusses Differences
I n his final media availability of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch discussed the differences he has experienced in braking and passing etiquette during his weekend in a sports car.
In the 1954 classic Christmas movie,  White Christmas,  Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play veterans who rally to save their former Army commander from bankruptcy when a snowless Vermont winter threatens his ski lodge. The movie ends happily with all romantic entanglements resolved and the heavens delivering a thick coating of snow.

January Scoville programs and events: Getting Rid of Stuff, Military Drones, Community Poetry,
Therapeutic exercise,
Too Much Plastic

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