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Bristol, CT

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Oasis Restaurant
782 Pine Street
Bristol, CT  06010
United States
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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 http://bristolallheart.com/ 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.
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, http://preservehollywood.org/DungeonWebNew/Home.html 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:
http://youtu.be/AbLI-vQva30
 
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.
 
 
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