March 31, 2006 Vol.
25, No. 37
- District Awards: President
John distributed copies of the materials he submitted to the District
Governor in support of the Club’s nomination for several District
awards. Under John’s able
leadership, we have accomplished a great deal this year and hopefully
these achievements will be recognized at the District level.
- Arts and Crafts
Update: We have “sold” over $2200 in ads for
the booklet. Ray DiGiorgio is
coordinating the procurement of items for the Silent Auction, and plans to
enlist several members to make calls on businesses around town asking for
donations. All new (less than 1 year) members are especially encouraged to
- Rotary Foundation: Please
consider becoming a Paul Harris Fellow Sustaining member. Sign up now to benefit both the Rotary
Foundation and the Club. Pledge to
donate at least $100 per year leading up to a total contribution of
$1000. See John for more details.
- Exchange Student
Progress Report: Our wonderful
exchange student from Ecuador, Dani, has been accepted to Smith College in
Northampton, Mass. We share in the excitement of this momentous
achievement and are giving her all the support she needs as she finalizes
her decision on future education plans.
At the moment, Dani plans to return home to Ecuador on June 3rd,
and will visit the Club on June 2nd for a farewell lunch.
Lisa Colvin, a family/group
counselor at Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services in Westport, spoke to us
about “How to Find and Keep Your Balance.” Balance is defined as a “stable
mental or phsycological state.”
Stressors that can affect balance are work, raising children, and
financial stress. Balance can be
achieved and maintained by learning time management skills; setting clear
boundaries, changing perception of leisure; and developing high self-esteem.
See you next Friday at the Silvermine ……………………………………… Bill