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Randy started by explaining how each club is unique - some clubs don't recite the 4-way test
He stressed the importance of membership, suggesting we do entrance interviews rather than exit interviews.  
Did you know Paul Harris was ahead of his time:

It is the entire club's responsibility to keep new members engaged -
we can do this by asking new members what their goals are and then 6 months later ask how are we doing
Randy shared that women were not officially allowed in Rotary until 1987
This year Rotary International president is a woman! 
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Randy shared that in his year as district governor his focus is education.
His wife is a childcare center director.  We learned about NAEYC certification, the importance of helping with scholarships, 
not all students are college material, sharing a story of his own honor student that went straight into carpentry and is successful
gave us ideas of how we could help child care centers with
Materials?  Computers? Playground equipment?
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We learned about Operation pollination
Chris Stine encourages clubs to have pollinated gardens
Webinar to come... 
Rotary Day of Service on May 20, 2023
District position open: Secretary 
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Brenden shared about Youth exchange.  
Opportunity for our club to host a student.
We would be the sign-off club for a student from Newington, and then responsible for housing international students, enrolling them in  HS,
providing a $2,000 stipend from the club, and chaperoning, 3 families from the school
the student would arrive in August
1st step is the screening 

Visit the American Clock and Watch Museum  - FREE weekend Dec 10 + 11 for Rotary stop by 10-5
 vote for the "best" club mantel laugh

50% pot goes to Heros fund  50% service organization has a chance to win each vote is one dollar! 


Still selling bracelets for our fallen police officers $2 each
NEW NEW DATE support Powderpuff  Friday, December 2nd
 

Party is at 6:00.  Les is collecting names and money.  Make checks payable to Bristol Rotary Club -
holiday party in notes, or give cash to Les.  We need 40, 2 short at the time of Tuesday's meeting. 
Party will take place on Dec. 13, 2022, the Club's regular meeting
Wreath orders - can pay via Venmo @Tracey-Madden-Hennessey.  The last digit of the cell number is 7916.
 
Can drop off a check at 15 Simpkins Drive, Bristol.
 
Wreaths can  be delivered by the end of the week, at the Clock Museum (if that's ok)
 
New Britain / Berlin Club Appreciates your continued support!

John invites everyone to the End of Year Cocktail Party - on December 8, 2022 - 5:30-8:30
call John Cassidy to get involved
 
Happy / Sad

Les, Peter has a  $5 bill for happy, Michigan 47-29, great Thanksgiving,  happy for our visitors
Judi Ann, Read the Rotary Magazine, which has lots of good material and gave a buck in Whit's absence
Dale, UConn men, and women won the Phil Knight tournament. Penn State beat Michigan State, Notre dame?
Randi. Patriots lost. Happy to be here
Lee completed the polio plus program..biked on trails 2300 miles this year, 83 years old while working full time
Brenden, happy $20, thank you for listening to our speel, possible Peace scholar from Bristol, is interested in studying interactions with Iran
John, UConn men, and woman, Donovan Clingan, happy/sad, aunt died at age 103.5
Mary. Happy Thanksgiving,  3 of them, UConn women and men, Donovan as MVP, he is not playing like a freshman,  new BARC house opening Thursday
Sarah - Happy for the Thanksgiving game on Saturday, voting on Mascot name,  Ace, MOJO, or Jasper,  happy met a guy
Peter, Happy Thanksgiving,  Notre dame claim to fame, Rudy Ruettiger
Ken. HAPPY Thanksgiving
Norm Happy Thanksgiving
Patti, happy for our visitors,  come see mantels Dec 10& 11, this weekend 1st congregation church,
the festival of incredible edibles, and gingerbread houses.  Proceeds go to St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen,
Patti making a clock gingerbread themed...It's the most wonderful time of the year 

Upcoming events/meetings
 
December 2, 2022 - BCHS Powderpuff football game NEW DATE
yesDecember 6, 2022 - @ 8:10 Breakfast with Bristol Central Interact Students, at 480 Wolcott Rd, cost $6yes
December 12, 2022 - Bristol Rotary Club Holiday Party
December 13, 2022 - No regular meeting
December 20, 2022 - Board meeting