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It's Mini-Grant Time!
The applications, which are a short series of questions for grant seekers, are due by April 15th. They can be handed to any club member or emailed to the club at bristolctrotary@gmail.com or mailed to the club at this address: Bristol Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1674, Bristol, CT 06011-1674.
Please see a link to the application below.
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Karl J. Schwartz Rotary Award Fund Scholarship
Mini Grant Application
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.
Pre PETS Facilitator Training - complete!
This past weekend, our District 7890 and 6 other Districts joined together to prepare for next month's President Training - also known as PETS.  Incoming presidents will meet the incoming Rotary International President, R. Gordon R. McInally, learn about membership, Diversity, Equity + Inclusion, Creating a Rotary Action Plan + learn about the Foundation.  
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A representative from MAKE-A-WISH joined the BCHS Interact Club on Monday, February 6th.  Students recently raised money for Make-A-Wish during their Powderpuff Football game and video campaign.

Activities upcoming:


  • Valentines Senior Dinner on Friday, February 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Bristol Senior Center 

  • St. Patrick’s Day  Senior Dinner on Friday, March 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Bristol Senior Center 

  • Valentine's Day cards for residents of The Pines 

  • Students will show their love by making  P.S. I LOVE YOU posters for the P.S. I LOVE you Day

Rotary Day of Service
Our club will join forces with the Plainville + Southington Rotary Club to pack food with the Harvest Pack Program.  Our club will also help with the Barnes Nature Center Spring Fair on May 20, 2023.  Mark your calendar - we will need many of our members to volunteer on this day.  
Judi + Claudette
George + Peter
Ken, Norm + Whit 
Notes from the meeting:

* Farmers market: Jim reached out to Mayor and 
Dawn, market running June- September.  We hope  City can take last 4 weekends.  Ordinance
 meeting tonight,  Farmers market on the agenda
We discussed the wording for when recruting sponsors to ensure money is going to mini grants for childrens activities and also allowing us to use funds for other programs.
* We should plan to visit other service clubs; 
West End Association, 
 Forestville Association,  Bristol Elks.  We 
could share what we do.  Patti will reacho out
our Facebook page.  
* In the past we joined with other service organizations / local clubs and hosted a luncheon.   Last one we hosted -  Jackson labs was speaker.
Norm, survived freezing temperatures on Friday
Dale,  happy to be here, interested in the spy satellite that was  60k feet, HAM radio group planning one to go up 100,000 ft
Judi Ann, women's UConn game, playing with starters on the bench, close game -  its a win
Whit,  happy buck for George being here, he will be a gracious winner today. 
Ken, happy about Laura's work on the Cog (awe, thanks Ken)
Claudette,  happy to be here
Dave, UConn game with John tonight, happy to have solar
John, today's speakers - all of you were great, Uconn game today with Dave, when we go its like meeting everyone from Bristol
Doreen, happy Bristol Rotary is joining us for Bowling Pins, Pizza + Prizes Fun-Raiser at Spare Time
Les Please convey my greetings and regrets. Have a cold and am COVID-positive. I had a nurse visit last week. Hate to miss the gang.

John picking
The Ace of Clubs!
Feb 14, 2023 8:00 AM
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Upcoming Events
Bowling Pins, Pizza, & Prizes Fun-Raiser
Feb 26, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Northeast Presidents-Elect Training (NEPETS)
Mar 10, 2023 – Mar 11, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Judi Lausier
February 19
Les Kish
February 20
Sarah Lucian
February 27
Spouse Birthdays
Chris Watson
February 6
Join Date
James Albert
February 11, 2014
9 years
Laura Watson
February 11, 2014
9 years
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