Guest Speaker from Veterans Strong, Club Events and Cool Socks!
Today our guest speaker was Donna Dognin, Executive Director + Co-Founder of Veterans Strong Community Center, Inc.
You may have missed today's meeting
here is a clip I found on Nutmeg TV Via YouTube:
* Located: Bristol City Hall
* Communities Served: Bristol Burlington, Harrington, Plainville, Plymouth, Thomaston, Wolcott (not limited to these communities) 
* Served 1250 veterans since 2016
* Serve 275 per year
* Could help get a copy of DD214, help with housing,
VA benefits..connect them with benefits
* no charge
* veteran rep from the department of labor visits community center 1X per month,
helps with things like tweaking resume, interview skills, find suits...
*Funded by collaborative...grants
* Celebrating 5th year
* Visit : 
About|Veterans Strong Community Center|Bristol (

Lee is thankful for donations coming in for Polio Plus! 
Charley's check in the amount of $100 just arrived and OV matched that amount!


Judi Ann - in the spirit of Giving  - It's Giving Tuesday..all non-profits are in need

Claudette - Happy for Lee

Lee- happy, one friend that feared they were ill-received good news from doctor

Beth, missed last week, sorry they missed new member induction,  nice to be with this group, patient last week, 27-year-old teacher - was upset, one of her students witnessed their bother being murdered, their father died a month prior - grateful for people like Megan who are positive lights in children's lives

Mary, the roof at Jerome getting repaired, CBDG paid for the entire project, visiting dad next week - will miss the meeting but will be at Christmas Party

Ken, hank Cleary died - was with our club for 35 years, thankful for all he did for our club, for all the humor and ability to MC

John C -  son hosted Thanksgiving last week, went to Walmart for booster shot - walk-in service!

Dave Radcliffe, booster yesterday 

OV, leaving Thursday to FL, haven't seen son + sister in 2 years, son doing well - going into the army, getting masters

Donna,  daughter, 14 had a hard transition into HS, just made 2nd honors at St. Paul

Looking for to Grow our Membership - Do you know of anyone from Arthur G. Russell Company?  If so - Invite them to be a member, invite them to a meeting, or perhaps they want to be a Rotary friend and help out at events, join our email list :)

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Update on wreaths:
The New Britain - Berlin Club has been working diligently decorating the wreaths-
they will arrive at the American Clock and Watch Museum next week - Patti will be in contact and arrange to pick up / drop off
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December 10, 2021 -  Bristol Rotary Holiday Party - at Marylin's Pub - including $10 "yankee" swap
December 18, 2021 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing - at Price Chopper - thank you to all that signed up!
Date TBD - Harvest Pack - Tri Club International Service Project
April 29, 2022 - District Conference - South Bridge Hotel, MA
Check out Whit's Fancy Socks! wink

Dec 07, 2021 8:00 AM
mini grant winner
Dec 14, 2021 8:00 AM
Youth of the Year-Boys & Girls Club of America
Dec 28, 2021 8:00 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ev Weed
November 5
James Albert
November 16
David Soler
November 18
Bob DuPont
November 21
Mary Etter
November 13
Join Date
Ev Weed
November 9, 1965
56 years
George Klimek
November 14, 2017
4 years
Woody Anderson
November 19, 1959
62 years
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Veterans Strong Community Center Tri Fold
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Bristol Rotary Trifold - page 2
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