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					                   The FAIRFIELD ROTARY CLUB’S DRUMMER
                                     Drummer Notes by: Jim Hughes
                                         Date: April 26, 2010




  Fairfield Rotary Foundation Officers                                    Fairfield Rotary Officers
               2009-2010                                                         2009-2010
PRESIDENT                  Walter Leask                   PRESIDENT                                Norma Peterson
VICE PRESIDENT             Marje Tracy                    PRESIDENT-ELECT                          Chris Johnson
TREASURER                  Richard Huber                  VICE PRESIDENT PROGRAMS                  Paul Greatsinger
SECRETARY                  Tim Russell                    VICE PRESIDENT INTERN'TL SERVICE         Debbie Clancy
                                                          VICE PRESIDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE         Ben Williamson
TRUSTEES: Harry French, Renato Gasparian, Paul            VICE PRESIDENT CLUB SERVICE              Steve Elworthy
Barnes, Doug Williams, Peter Penczer,                     VICE PRESIDENT VOCATIONAL SERVICE        Tony Derbyshire
                                                          VICE PRESIDENT PUBLIC RELATIONS          Gary Kealey
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS: Janet Barillari, Gene Richter,        TREASURER                                Janet Barillari
Roy Cant, Ernie Karkut, Norma Peterson                    SECRETARY                                Art Grob
                                                          VICE PRESIDENT ROTARY FOUNDATION         Mike Pida
                                                          SERGEANT-AT-ARMS                         Troy Amuso &
                                                                                                     Bob Rigilano
                                                          DISTRICT GRANT COORDINATOR               Peter Penczer
                                                          IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT                 George Markley




                                       MAKE UP MEETINGS IN THE LOCAL AREA

                   Town                      Day                       Place                      Time
             Bridgeport Sunrise            Thursday               Krazy Joe's Cafe                7:45 AM
                 Bridgeport             Tuesday       Holiday Inn @ 1070 Main Street             12:15 PM

               Black Rock-BPT           Tuesday       Dish @ 2889 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock       6:00 PM
                  Darien                 Friday                Darien Public Library             12:15 PM
                  Devon                Wednesday              Stonebridge Restaurant              7:45 AM
                  Milford               Thursday               Aldario’s Restaurant              12:15 PM
                  Monroe                Thursday             Whitney Farms Golf Club              7:30 AM
               Shelton/Derby            Thursday               Connie’s Restaurant               12:15 PM
                 Stamford               Tuesday                  Holiday Inn Select              12:15 PM
                 Stratford              Tuesday               Oronoque Country Club              12:15 PM
                 Trumbull                Friday               Trumbull Public Library             7:30 AM
                 Westport               Tuesday                  Inn at Longshore                12:15 PM
              Westport Sunrise           Friday                Bobby Q's Barbeque                 7:30 AM
                  Wilton                 Friday                Portofino Restaurant              12:15 PM
          Check the District web-site for additional Rotary meetings in Connecticut. Check the R.I. website
                                          for meetings throughout the world.
                 Visit Your Club’s Website at: http://www.fairfieldrotary.org

               Visit the Rotary District 7980 Website at: http://www.rotary7980.org
                 Visit the Rotary International Website at: http://www.rotary.org




Fairfield Rotary Club members Gary Kealey &              President Norma Peterson presents a very
Phoebe Leask along with staff members @              valuable program on emergency preparedness as
Bridgeport Rescue Mission serve dinner from the       part of the Town of Fairfield’s CERT Training:
Bridgport Rescue Mission mobile meal truck. See            “Certified Emergency Response Team”



                                          Schedule of Events


                   Event                         Date            Time                Location

Meeting: Graduate Study Exchange guests      Mon May 3       12:15 PM      Gaelic American Club

Meeting: Nick Willett re FFLD YMCA           Mon May 10      12:15 PM      GAC

Meeting: JD Benedictus of SHU                Mon. May 17     12:15 PM      GAC

Meeting: Student Recognition Luncheon        Mon May 24      12:15 PM      GAC

ROTARACT “Rib Fest PIG-out”                  Tues. Apr. 27   11:30 -3:30   Fairfield University campus

                                                                           First Congregation Church-
FOLLIES Spaghetti Dinner-fundraiser          Fri Apr 30      6:30 PM
                                                                           Fairfield (behind GAC)

Relay for Life-American Cancer Society
                                             Fri April 30    All nighter   FLHS & Ffld Univ
Fundraiser

                                                             7:30 PM
                                             May 20, 21,     except Sun.   Bunnell HS, 1 Bulldog Blvd.,
FOLLIES Show weekend;Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun
                                             22 & 23         Matinee @ 2   Stratford, CT
                                                             PM
                                             Schedule of Events

                                                 Thurs May
 Club Visionary Project Meeting                                   TBD              TBA
                                                 27

                                                                                   VAZZY’S @ Fairchild-
 Pass the Gavel Dinner                           Weds June 30     6:00 PM
                                                                                   Wheeler GC




Attendance Reminder:
1. PLEASE BE SURE YOU SIGN IN AT EACH MEETING.
2. PLEASE BE SURE TO GIVE CLUB SECRETARY, Art Gob, ALL MAKE-UPS SO THEY CAN BE INCLUDED IN
    THE ATTENDANCE REPORTS. THESE INCLUDE:
    • VISITING OTHER CLUBS (near and far)
    • ADDITIONAL ROTARY MEETINGS (e.g. any committee or BOD meetings)
    • OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATING TO OUR CLUB (e.g. Read Aloud, cooking at Prospect House or at the
       Operation Hope Tag Sale, giving rides for Follies, helping out at our Golf Tourney, to name just a few)
GET YOUR MAKE-UP INFORMATION TO ART GROB BY THE END OF EACH MONTH.
(aogrob@sbcglobal.net)
    You are also encouraged to invite your spouse, partners, or family members to attend Rotary functions,
                                     including regular luncheon meetings.



                                           Door/ Drummer Duty

          Date            Drummer Duty                                  Door Duty

      05/03/10           Jim Hughes            Russ Miller & Oscar Recalde

      05/10/10           Jim Hughes            John Marshall Lee & Dennis Oligino

      05/17/10           Jim Hughes            Bob Price & Bill Palmer

      05/24/10           Jim Hughes            Mike Ratner & Demetri Raptopolous

      05/31/10           NO MEETING            NO MEETING B/C MEMORIAL DAY

      06/07/10           Jim Hughes            Gary Raytar & TBA

      06/14/10           Jim Hughes            Tim Russell & Brian Silvestro


                    If you have door duty, please show up by 12 Noon or sooner to help set-up.



                                                   Opening

The meeting was called to order by our President Norma Peterson
George Markley led us in the pledge.

Bob Price led us in O’ Beautiful.

Bob Price provided an inspirational blessing reminding us to recognize and appreciate all the good
things and people around us.

Ed Michaels & Tony Vogl handled this week’s Door Duty.

NEW FEATURE: WEEKLY QUOTE TO CONSIDER: This one celbrates the 446th Birthday
Anniversary of William Shakespeare on April 23, 2010:

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
          Tempest, Act IV, scene I

NEW FEATURE: WEEKLY ROTARY FOUNDATION THOUGHT is about the
Rotary Peace & Conflict Studies Program:

     This is about how our club and district can support the Rotary Peace & Conflict Studies Program-a
professional development program that is strengthing the leaders of today for peace. Beyond supporting
the program financially, clubs and districts can actively recruit qualified applicants for each bi-annual
program session. Each district can submit as many candidiates for each program session as they deem
qualified. As one alumnus recently put it, “The program has been nothing short of fantastic. I couldn’t
ask for more.” Give peace a fighting chance by opening the door for candidiates in your ddistrict.

     When you choose to support our Rotary Foundation you are making a difference in two ways: you
are changing lives and you are literally saving lives. What an amazing thing to be able to say!

    Only if Every Rotarian makes a gift to the Annual Programs Fund Every Year, (EREY) will we be
able to continue to do the great work of our Rotary Foundation.

   Please contact member MIKE PIDA who is this year’s V.P. Rotary Foundation @
mpida@thebankoffairfield.com for further information and/or if you wish to make a donation to EREY.


NEW FEATURE: NAME THAT MOVIE QUOTE: This week’s quotes are from the same movie.
(Find the answer at end of the Drummer)
      “ The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the
brew that is true.””
 NEW WEEKLY FEATURE: IMPORTANT FOOD ITEMS NEEDED BY OPERATION HOPE:
Please donate some of the following food items by bringing same to our meeting or dropping off same
@ the Operation Hope Food Pantry: (NB, if you are a volunteer at Operation Hope Food Pantry, be sure
to ask the staff what foods they are lacking and we will try to update our list each week.
   1. deodorant;
   2. toothpaste;
   3. shampoo;
   4. conditioner;
   5. diapers #3;
   6. jelly/jam;
   7. crackers;
   8. peaches/pears
   9. flavored rice;
   10. juice;


                                              Guests

Guests today included:
  Christina Klecker-Fairfield Univ Rotaract Club
  Paul Dillon-guest of Jim Hughes
  Don D’Andrea- membership application pending
  DR. Paul Krubiner guest of George Markley
  Patricia Mattison- membership application pending
  John Hopper-
Visiting Rotarians:
  None this week



                                         Announcements

Gary Kealey:
  1. advised that we will walk the Memorial Day Parade route and collect non-perishable food
      items to be donated to Homes for the Brave. We will need lots of volunteers on Memorial Day to
      make this a success. Thanks to member Bill Palmer for donating use of his truck. More to
      follow….
  2. FOLLIES is selling raffle tickets for $5 each…Rotarians are being asked to commit to sell 10
      tickets. FIRST PRIZE is $1,000 to Best Buy; SECOND PRIZE is $500 to Home Depot asnd
      THIRD PRIZE is $200 to Stop & Shop. PLEASE HELP FOLLIES BY SELLING YOUR
      TICKETS ASAP. The drawing will be Sunday May 23rd at the Matinee Show.

Jim Hughes
FOLLIES PASTAPOLOOZA will be held next Fri night April 30th @ 6:30 PM @ First Church
Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. COST: $10 for adults and students; Cildren 5 & under are
FREE; Raffle & Silent auction items will be available. Contact Deb Clancy if you would like to make a
donation to this FUNdraiser for FOLLIES.
ERNIE KARKUT is seeking volunteers to sign-up for the FOLLIES SHOWS which will be held this
year @ BUNNELL HS IN STRATFORD Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday May 20-23rd.. Ernie will pass
around a sign up sheet at the meeting.

PresNorma Peterson:
   1. On Thursday May 27, 2010 we have a special meeting, along with a faciliatator from District
      Rotary to discussthe “Club Visionary Project”. This will be an excellent opportunity to discuss
      our club’s “BIG PICTURE’ as to what we think our Club should be focusing on and doing in the
      next 5-10 and 15 years; We are looking to do some soul searching and long-term planning;
   2. We have set up @ same table near entrance a place for George Markley to solicit you to please
      buy some gift certificates; Please support our Gift Certicate Program by making weekly
      purchases for stores you would normally use and also a great idea for gift certidficates for
      presents;
   3. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out @ Amber Alert registration where wqe registered
      about 100 children;


Past Pres. George Markley advised that, to date, we have raised over $1500 and further explained the
Rotary Gift Certificate Program, wherein you can buy script a/k/a pre-paid certificates (in various
denominations:$25, $50 OR $100) for your normal household purchases from many local stores
including, but not limited to: SHAW’S, STOP & SHOP, PEA POD, CVS, MARSHALLS, TJ MAX,
HOMEGOODS, RITEAIDE, WALGREENS, BORDER’S BOOK STORE, etc. plus many hotels &
restaurants. NB: It costs you nada, zippo, zero and our Fairfield Rotary Club will make $4 per every
$100 sold; It’s a great fundraiser so BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK TO EACH MEETING. You can
also email your orders to George @ GCMarkley@aol.com
   George also asked for volunteers to drive for FOLLIES. Contact Gary Raytar @
gary_raytar@hotmail.com if are able to help out;


Christina Klecker of Fairfield University ROTARACT CLUB is seeking help from our membership
for the Rotaract Club RIBFEST to be held on campus on Tuesday April 27th from 11:30 am to 3:30 PM;
Please plan to drop by for lunch @ the Oakroom Patio. All Rotarians are invited to attend or assist with
the event. Contact Christina @ Christina.klecker@student.fairfield.edu if you can help out in any way.




                                         New Membership

Please feel free to invite folks whom you believe would make great Rotarians….

Don D’Andrea’s (owner/operator of Bellus Contractors) application for membership was approved by
the Board at its April 14th meeting. His names will be posted for 2 weeks in the Drummer, after which,
assuming no objection, he will be inducted. The membership is asked to advise members of the Board if
they know of any reason why Don’s application should be denied.



                                          Student Guests

NONE THIS WEEK!
                                          Just Because

P.P. (Past President) Terry Medlin thanked all who helped serve meals last
week @ BPT Rescue Mission;

I. P.P (Immediate Past Pres.) George Markley thanked all who helped out
last Saturday with Amber Alert Registration;

P.P John Marshall Lee had a great trip to Ireland and thanked his team who
helped serve meals @ BPT Rescue Mission; .

Susan Stearn, who has previously lived in Italia, had a super trip to Florence
a/k/a Firenze where she attended 2 Rotary Club meetings and brought home a
flag from each club.

Paul Barnes: survived (& truly enjoyed) a family trip to the Bronx Zoo with
5 of 6 of his grandkids;

Pat Mattison recalled her study abroad in Germany in 1963 when President J
F Kennedy was assinated and the entire city was lit with candles placed in
each window to honor Pres. Kennedy, who they loved so much.

Chad Stewart son’s baseball team did well last weekend;

Deb Clancy’s daughter’s HS softball team was doing well, but now her
daughter is on the sidelines with a fractured wrist;

Marje Tracy is asking every Rotarian to please sell 10 rafffle tickets @ $5
each to help raise some much needed funds for the FOLLIES Program. FYI
all the prizes were purchased through our own club’s Gift Certificate
Program; See Marje or Deb Clancy or Jim Hughes for Raffle ticket packets;



                                            Program



This week’s speaker was our own Rotary Club President Norma Peterson . Norma, who is a retired
personal injury lawyer has been uber involved in all things community oriented, especially emergency
preparedness. She is also a member of the Town of Fairfield Police Commission and is actively involved
in Emergency training and preparedness courses. Here are some pertinent points for consideration:
   1. The Town has a “reverse 911” calling ability to notify residents of any serious emergency or
      disaster events. Thus, in addition to radio, TV and local sirens blasting, the Town can call
      residents at their home and/or cell phone #s and advise them of the potential emergency threat;
   2. Norma is a member of CERT “Commission on Emergency Response Team. CERT has recently
      expanded from 22 to 40 members by virtue of a new class of graduates who took an intense round
      of classes to be prepared for emergcy response events; Norma is one of the instructors;
   3. Disaster events are varied and include the stong storms and/or hurricanes which can hit our coastal
      areas; Flooding from severe storms; chemical spills on Rte 95 or elsewhere; Fires in large
      residential complexes, i.e condo complex; Potential natural disaster or large scale man-made
      disaster (think-terrorist event) occurring in tri state metropolitan area, etc.
   4. Police Chief Felner is in charge of the Town’s Department of Emergency Management and he is
      assited by his Deputy Chief Art Reed;
   5. Please be sure to evacuate your home if ordered to do so, although the Town can’t foricably
      remove you. Just know that at some point the rescue teams will no longer be able to assist you due
      to their own safety concerns;
   6. Be sure to have and share an agreed upon a predetermined “phone chain” central calling point so
      separated relatives can make contact as to each person’s wherabouts and condition;
   7. If you are evacuated, secure your home, closing all windows, doors, fireplace dampers or any
      device that draws outside air & shut off all unnecessary appliances;
   8. Always have a “DISASTER SUPPLY KIT” ready. this would include:
      1 gallon water p/p per day; need 3-day supply;
      Manual can opener (cork screw wine opener is optional)
      Battery operated radio w/ extra batteries
      Flashlight w/ extra batteries
      First aid kit
      Prerscription medicines and written list of same;
      Map of local area and list of alternative personel shelters
      CASH and credit cards;
      Practical clothing and shoes, gloves, extra blankets
      Car keys
      DUCT TAPE and plastic sheeting

  NORMA WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME & YOUR INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION;
WE’RE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU IN OUR COMMUNITY AND AS OUR CLUB
PRESIDENT. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERTISE WITH US.

                                                Raffle

   This week’s raffle prize was a DUNKIN DONUTS gift certificate which was won by
____________________.

FYI: This week’s quote was made by Hubert Hawkins (played by comedic actor of Hollywood &
Broadway fame Danny Kaye) in the 1956 movie : THE COURT JESTER .

   PLEASE TRY TO SOLICIT & DELIVER SOME GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES TO OUR
CLUB FOR FUTURE DRAWINGS…IF YOU HAVE EVER WON THE RAFFLE BEFORE,
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION FOR NEXT WEEK’S RAFFLE AS WE ARE
DIRE NEED OF FINE ITEMS.

				
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