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Bristol, CT

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Oasis Restaurant
782 Pine Street
Bristol, CT  06010
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On June 11, 2017 the Bristol Rotary Club gave out scholarships to 12 high school seniors.
Our guest this morning was Mark E. Thomas, marketing and public relations specialist for the city of Bristol. Mark is new to Bristol but brings with him an impressive marketing resume from working at Dupont to Volvo! Mark invited everyone to visit the web page daily to find things to do or learn more about our amazing community! Visit the Bristol Development Authority to find out about grant opportunities for new businesses and expanding businesses in Bristol.
Meals for the Needy coordinator Cheryl Yetke with Rotarians at the soup kitchen and food pantry.   Thank you to Liberty bank for partnering on this annual gift giving appeal.

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The Beat is a great resource to share community events, learn about the community and of course great rock music!

Thank you Rob - we hope to partner with you in the near future!

 Thank you for sharing about professional development, technology integration and the recent success with our local SBAC assessment for grades 3-8.
Thank you Danielle Holton for sharing about Melaluca, the wellness company.  It's important to keep all of our Rotarians healthy :)
Lisa Capobianco, staff writer for the Observer, shared a little about her life as a journalist and her work covering the city of Bristol.
Cindy Scoville, President/CEO and Christina Mola, Executive Director of Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce visited our club on October 4th
Our special guest this morning was Ed Klonoski, President of Charter Oak State College.
Welcome Youtae Kim and Dean Ferrante.

This morning our guest speaker was Donna Osuch, President and CPO of The United Way of West Central CT.

Thank you to our sponsors and those who golfed in our 30th annual golf tournament.  It would had been possible without you guys and gals.
This morning Cortlandt Hull representing the Witch's Dungeon and Tom Dickau from the Bristol Historical Society were our guest speakers.  The Witch's Dungeon will be celebrating their 50th anniversary of the longest running classic horror attraction in the country.  Click the title for more details.  Or want to learn more about The Witch's Dungeon and how it came to be?  Click this link, which will take you to their website.
Please Note: The Witch's Dungeon is a non-profit organization and is funded heavily by donations.  A $6 donation is recommend from any one of any age.  Your donation will benefit the Witch's Dungeon along with the Bristol Historical Society. 
Mr. Hall and Frankenstein
The Bristol Rotary Club will give eight new scholarships – with a value of $24,000 each – this spring to area high school seniors heading off to college.

The scholarships, a gift of the late Bristol Rotarian Karl Schwartz, are for $6,000 per school year. They are renewable for four years.

Each year, the club determines the number of new awards and their value.

The Schwartz awards are available to graduating high school seniors living and attending school in Bristol, Plymouth, Plainville, Southington and Burlington. The student must be heading to a four-year college.

Applications are handled professionally through Scholarship America. They are due March 1.

Students can download applications directly from the Bristol Rotary Club website. They are available on the homepage under “homepage downloads.”
Our club sponsored Mary Majerus-Collins, 17, to travel to Quito, Ecuador, where she stayed with 16-year-old Laura Espinoza Jara and her family. After a month, the girls flew to the U.S., where they are with Mary's family in Connecticut. Laura returned to Quito at the end of August. While in Ecuador, Mary visited the Rotary Club of Laura's mom and on August 11, then teamed up as guest speakers for our club. After speaking to the club, the girls visited one of our club Giants, Bob Williamson, a 58-year member of the Bristol Rotary Club who remains as involved as possible given that his knees are hampering his mobility. Bob's wife Janet was also in on the fun.
A BIG thank you to all of our golfers!  Everyone had a great day and all money raised goes back to the community.
As the club's primary fundraiser, this golf tournament supports grants to non-profit organizations that benefit local youth. Everything goes back to kids in the community.

Thanks to the generosity of our pizzerias, the Giamatti Little League center, and the many people who donated to the raffle and volunteered at the event, the Bristol Rotary Club Great Pizza Challenge was a huge success!
The voting was spirited, the competition fierce and while all the pizza offered on Sunday was delectable, the voters have spoken:
Best Crust: Chunky Tomato; Finalists: San Gennaro, People's Choice
Best Sauce: Chunky Tomato; Finalists: L.J.'s, People's Choice
Best Meat Pizza: People's Choice; Finalists: San Gennaro, Hometown
Best Pepperoni: People's Choice; Finalists: Corner Pizza, San Gennaro
Best Veggie: People's Choice; Finalists: Hometown, L.J.'s
Best Cheese: Chunky Tomato; Finalists: San Gennaro, People's Choice
Best Specialty: People's Choice; Finalists: LJ.'s and Hometown

Special overall awards given by the club and its President are:
The Rotarian, which goes to Corner Pizza
The President's Prize, which goes to L.J.'s

In the gluten free categories:
Best crust: Hometown
Best sauce: Chunky Tomato
Best overall: People's Choice

Congratulations to all! Bristol has so many wonderful places to enjoy pizza! Thanks to everyone who made this event so fun and tasty. Watch for news about the scholarship that will come from it!

Rotary described in a minute:
As the club's primary fundraiser, this golf tournament supports grants to non-profit organizations that benefit local youth. Everything goes back to kids in the community.
Rotarian and club Giant Woody Anderson shows off the award our club won for giving the most to Polio Plus last year. We're happy to support the fight against polio.

Nine local pizza shops took part in the Bristol Rotary Club Great Pizza Challenge, a new event that raised $2,000 for a college scholarship for a Bristol Interact student.

Held Sunday afternoon at the Giamatti Little League Center on Mix Street in Bristol, the fundraiser included sampling a wide variety of pizza and plenty of wonderful raffle prizes.

About 400 people attended. There were two dozen Bristol Rotarians there helping, and about 15 members of the Bristol Central High School Interact Club.

The club is deeply grateful to the Giamatti Center for the use of its beautiful facility, to the Interact club for all its hard work, to the pizzerias who signed on to something new and gave time and talent to a community event and to the many donors that made the raffle such fun.

Pizzerias signed on to donate 10 pies each to the contest but many of them brought in many more as the huge crowd devoured the delicious fare. Some shops reported serving 30 to 50 pies.

People attending paid $5 per person or $10 per family to sample the pizza and the club sold drinks separately. Many of those attending voted for their favorites in an array of categories: Best Sauce, Best Crust, Best Meat Pizza, Best Cheese Pizza, Best Pepperoni, Best Veggie, Best Specialty, Best Gluten Free, Best Gluten Free Crust, Best Gluten Free Sauce, The Rotarian and the President's Prize. Winners will receive custom made certificates for display and enough bragging rights to last a year.

A complete list of winners in all categories follows. Many more photos can be seen on the Bristol Rotary Club FacebookImage page. Please visit it and "like" the page so you'll find out what our dynamic and growing club is doing.

Best Sauce:

First Place – Chunky Tomato

Finalists – Hometown Pizza and People’s Choice

Best Cheese:

First Place – Chunky Tomato

Finalists – Hometown Pizza and People’s Choice

Best Meat Pizza:

First Place – Hometown Pizza

Finalists – L.J.’s Pizza and People’s Choice

Best Crust:

First Place – Chunky Tomato

Finalists – San Gennaro and Hometown Pizza

Best Pepperoni:

First Place – Hometown Pizza

Finalists – Corner Pizza and People’s Choice

Best Veggie:

First Place – Hometown Pizza

Finalists – Corner Pizza, San Gennaro and the Oasis

Best Specialty Pizza:

First Place – L.J.’s Pizza

Finalists – Hometown Pizza, Corner Pizza and People’s Choice

Best Gluten Free Pizza:

First Place – People’s Choice

Finalist – Hometown Pizza

Best Gluten Free Crust:

Luiza’s Diner

Best Gluten Free Sauce:

Chunky Tomato

The Rotarian goes to San Gennaro

President’s Prize goes to the Oasis


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