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Upcoming Events
Paul Harris Dinner
May 07, 2016
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Caroyln Valli - Veteren's Projects at Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Carolyn Valli, Executive Director for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, began by honoring our own Dick Laureyns with a plaque honoring his service to Habitat for Humanity and the Veterans of Berkshire County.  Carolyn explained that Dick not only always does an incredible amount of onsite work he also takes the time to listen to the veterans' stories, which is so greatly appreciated.  Dick was the key to explaining how veterans think to the management of Berkshire County Habitat for Humanity and the the need for veterans' to continue giving back to their community and how to communicate with them so that they accept the help that Habitat is so willing to give.  Carolyn reviewed the projects that Habitat has worked on over the last year including several projects for Veterans' that our club was directly involved in.  They finished their 36th homeowner project last year along with helping over 1,200 others with services such as financial literacy and tax preparation.  Habitat has just accepted its first homeowner for the 6 Zero Energy homes they are building on East Housatonic St in the coming year.
Gift of Rotary Auction

Preliminary results are back from the auction with $11,000 in donations $1000 raised from te games, $4800 from, ads gross profit is around $65,000 Thanks go out to all that helped the night of the auction as well as those who solicited all the great items

January Students
Taconic High School: Owen Fitzgerald
As evidenced by the write-up he provided, Owen is a man of few words.  He runs cross country in the Fall and track in the Spring.  Owen plans to pursue a career in IT and hopes to get a nice job at a tech start-up.
Pittsfield High School: Michaela LaBlanc
At school, Michaela is involved with her class council, the Mock Trial Team, the Spanish Club, she is member of National Honor Society and tutors struggling students. For sports, she plays volleyball and is Captain of the PHS team.  Last year, she was chosen for the All-Berkshire volleyball team.   To help her community, and most likely some Rotarians here today, Michaela was part of a group at the Josh Billing Triathlon helping those who needed a hand carrying their kayaks or canoes to their car.  When not in school or playing volleyball, Michaela can be found shadowing doctors at BMC and already has more than 50 hours under her belt.  This past summer, she attended the People to People Leadership and Health Science Summit at Johns Hopkins, which help solidify her desire to become a physician’s assistant.
St. Joe High School: Caitlin Bean
Caitlin has won many academic and sportsmanship awards.  She is a three sport varsity athlete playing soccer, basketball and softball.  In addition to being involved with a variety of school and community events, she volunteers at Berkshire Medical Center and teaches CCD at her church.  Caitlin hopes to attend either Curry College or Russell Sage College and pursue a career in nursing.
Introduction Duties
03/10  Mark McKenna
03/17  Gail Molari
03/24  John O'Brien
03/31  Ed O'Brien
04/07 Ben Parhizgar
04/14 John Perreault
If you will not be at the meeting, please notify Joel Scussel ( who your replacement will be in advance.
Invocation Duties
03/10  Fred Dery
03/17  Warren Dews
03/24  Joan DiMartino
03/31  Chris Farrell
04/07 Ed Forfa
04/14 Dave Hall
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 or Anniversaries again this week