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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Greetings From Istanbul
Last Thursday we were visited by Mehmet and Eda, a couple from Istanbul, Turkey who are both members of the Rotary Club of Istanbul. Mehmet spoke to us about their Club, which he said had approximately 25 members, and the work that they do in their community. Specifically, he talked about their recent efforts to provide food to refugees from the Syrian conflict and the ways in which that conflict has affected both his country and his Club. He and Eda were also very proud to announce that their daughter was starting as a junior at Ms. Hall's School this fall, and kindly brought a traditional Turkish dessert to share with us.
Fighting Hunger Locally
We were also visited by Matthew Hime, a junior at Lenox Memorial High School, who spoke about the work he and his classmates have done in partnership with the organization Stop Hunger Now to provide meals to those in need. Their goal is to raise $6,000, enough for 20,000 meals, and so far have achieved half of their overall target donations. He also said that they would be holding a meal-packaging event in Lenox on Sunday, September 11, and invited anyone who was interested to join them in their offorts. Several Rotarians offered donations to aid in their cause. When he is not doing charitable work, Matt is a member of the Lenox Varsity Soccer Team, an Honors student, and an all around solid citizen.
  • The deadline for ideas for the 100 Year Project has been extended until next week, September 22.
  • If you are attending the General Dynamics visit on November 17, please remember to get Joan your passport or birth certificate.
September Venue
For the Month of September we're at the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Book House Duties
The date listed is the Thursday of the week assigned.  We ask that sometime during the week assigned, from the prior Sunday to the following Saturday, that the assigned Rotarian visit the Rotary book house (at the Boundless Playground), to clean out any trash, neaten the inventory, and determine whether additional books need to be acquired.
09/15 Matt Scarafoni
09/22 Jim Scolforo
09/29 Joel Scussel
10/06 Brooks Sherman
10/13 Tom Sherman
10/20 Christine Singer
If you will be unable to fulfill this commitment, please notify Book House overseer Dave Hall ( who your replacement will be in advance.
Introduction Duties
09/15 Dave Hall
09/22 Donna Halton
09/29 Robert Harrison
10/06 Jeff Hassett
10/13 Shaun Heimann
10/20 Mike Hinkley
If you will not be at the meeting, please notify Joel Scussel ( who your replacement will be in advance.
Invocation Duties
09/15 Phil Massery
09/22 Mark McKenna
09/29 John McLaughlin
10/06 Gail Molari
10/13 John O'Brien
10/20 Ed O'Brien
Please remember to use a non-denominational prayer - be respectful of others' beliefs. If you will not be at the meeting, please notify Joel Scussel ( who your replacement will be in advance.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
No birthdays this week.
Club Anniversaries:
Richard Lafleche - 31 years (September 19, 1985)