Joyful Claudette Shares about her life...
Lee + Claudette 11/29/19
Claudette moved over 600 miles to live in the States
Claudette shares stories of her past + how she met Lee
Claudette grew up in Edmonton, New Brunswick at age 14 took 3 years to learn the language.  My favorite subject is English.  Claudette was married for 32 years and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  Son is currently living in the Philippines,  daughter lives nearby.
In 1993, my family took a trip to Washington DC, it was then they decided to become citizens and receive a public education.  After the divorce, met Lee.  Met Lee while working at Stop & Shop, on register 21.  Lee and his wife went thru the line, his wife was beautiful.  After Lee's wife passed away from cancer he would come to shop every day.   With a little help from fellow employees and Janet Williamson, Lee got up the courage to ask Clautte out for her Birthday.  They went to La Trattoria in Canton.  They helped each other through their grief, Lee losing his late Joan in February and Claudette losing her parents around the same time.  On 
August 19th they went out for Lee's birthday dinner.   
Claudette shared that she almost did not finish school but Mr. Hudson at  West woods school helped her skip 8th grade and fast-tracked to high school. Claudette is currently working as a CNA, she loves seniors and feels they don't get the help that they need.  When asked why she joined Rotary, she shared that she always wanted to get involved in something and make a difference.  Lee has brought so many lights to her life.  We thanked Claudette for sharing this beautiful love story.  Claudette thanks God for her good life, prayers have been answered. 
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Karl J. Schwartz Scholarship Program is Open - Applications Due March 2, 2023
Who May Apply?  Graduating high school seniors who reside and attend public or private high schools in one of the following towns in Connecticut: Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, or Terryville.  Students planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
Great morning of fellowship!
John, KNIGHTS of Columbus is selling stuffed bread in time for the SuperBowl -
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Lee, Claudette inspiration words
Patti, Claudette,  always happy, brings joy
Whit, Claudette makes us look bad, and she's worth it. Thankful for health,  snow, and sad buck for QB needing surgery -will be out for a year, he was last to be chosen in the NFL draft, making him "Mr. Irrelevant"  ended up as starting QB, injured so couldn't pass.  Thankful for more free time, Happy Daves is vice chair R town committee, also recruited onto the board of Prudence Crandall
Mary, Claudette story, glad you joined as Rotarian, always helpful,  the woman that turned 100 at the Pines was the mom of a person I met in Greece, BARC starting a capital campaign, building for administrative and helping with autistic folks.  Rasing 1 million.  Future DIL found a wedding dress.
Dave, Claudette moving talk,  thankful Whit joined on Prudence Crandall,  hoping pitchers and catchers  are ready in 3 weeks
Dale, Claudette inspiration,  this past weekend winter field day, 1 India, Dale located in a warehouse that sells tombstones in PA,  some 1H =  home, O = outdoors,  on air same time, did a lot of mores code,  24 hour period.
Phylis,  nice to be back, like home, Dale called her Philis Trowbridge,  happy for Claudette. Good to see everyone around
John, Claudette thank you, Phylis great to see you, story from church about a Red Sox fan, winning in the American legion,
Ken, happy for Claudette part 1, Saturday Celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary with his wife Patty 

Claudette,  parents were successful,  worked in factories, and bought a house soon after coming to CT - all about results
Norm, happy for Claudette
Laura, happy for Claudette,  Brooke got a smart car, BCHS girls basketball doing well!
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