Minutes of the May 17, 2017 Meeting of the Enfield Rotary Club at the Holiday Inn at
Enfield, Connecticut.
It is no surprise that Rotarians are“As full of spirit as the month of May, and gorgeous as the sun
at midsummer” – William Shakespeare –Henry IV-Act IV
TO ORDER AT 12:15 P.M.
Opening Pledge: Dr. Jerry Bell
4 Way Test President Kevin Mayo
Invocation: Sean Stevens (not to be confused with Mark William Calaway)
No visitors today – “Everybody’s Friend is Nobody’s”
No visiting Rotarians today
Scott Kaupin had a happy $ for his 52
Ryan Lawless had a happy$ for his May 18
Carol Bohnet had a happy $ for her husband, Mike’s upcoming birthday. She also celebrates her
year Club anniversary, made a donation for Kyla and gave thanks for the birth of her brand
sparkling new grandson.
Milt Rosenberg made the Club announcement for the late Kyla Pokorny who will be awarded a
posthumous Paul Harris Award and remembered with a club donation at our annual Awards
Dinner on June 9, 2017. He sagaciously noted that the time we take to serve others constitutes a
turning point in our lives as well as those we aid. Milt also noted the birthday of Liz Kuhn and
the 19
Club anniversary of Chris Leary.
Sean Stevens, last week’s missing scribe, paid a hefty fine imposed by the missing Jack Welch.
Rich Tkacz donated a happy $ for a great London trip and a donation for Kyla.
Mike Helechu has a number of happy golf $ as well as a donation for Kyla followed by Joe
Fallon and Steve Damon who also made Kyla donations. Question for today- What do Joe and
Steve have in common other that the fact that they are handsome, witty and charming? They
don’t consider themselves bald, they are just taller that their hair.
Ed Palomba recounted his table’s good luck at winning raffle prizes at the St. Bernard golf
classic, donated a few happy dollars and lamented that he did not finish in the golf money this
week. There is always next week. The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
Bryan Chodkowski donated happy dollars for his Ohio property showings, an upcoming
graduation and for the fact that his elderly boss is making it to another birthday.
  • Kevin also stated that the final net proceeds from our Road Race event were $6,160.00.
    While the number of participants was down from prior years, the general conclusion was the
    number of entrants is pretty much dependent on the weather
    Joseph Partridge and Sara Prosinski, both students at Enfield High, were announced as our
    scholarship award winners.
    In light of this year’s topsy-turvy events, the board decided to fund the purchase of a grease trap
    for Enfield Loaves and Fishes in the amount of $5,000.00
    Carol Bohnet then announced that the Club has made a District Grant application for a prep sink
    island for Loaves and Fishes in the amount of $5500.00 as well as a grant application for the
    Library Amphitheater. She also announced that Bryan Chodkowski would serve our Club as
    Community Service Director this coming year
    Ed Palomba concluded the announcements with a Foundation presentation by naming the four
    recipients of the Paul Harris Award at our June 9, 2017 dinner. They are Mary Arcouette, Charles
    Miller, Gary Raffia and the late Kyle Pokorny.
    A thought- People will forget what you say. People will forget what you did, but people will
    never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
    President Kevin, with bernaise and no mayo, adjourned the meeting at approximately 1:01 p.m.
    on May 17, 2017.
    Respectfully submitted,
    Joseph E. Fallon
    Guest Editor and Resident Scrivener