Jun 16 Meeting of incoming and outgoing Board after the regular meeting.
Jun 23 Jon Jawor, Habitat for Humanity, Sturbridge Project
Jun 30 Installation of new officers
VISITORS/GUESTS: Rev. Peter Preble, Eric LeBoeuf.
ATTENDANCE: 84% RAFFLE: Bob Coderre drew the Three of Spades and Al Lanni the Seven of Hearts.
HAPPY DOLLARS: Clem paid for Paul’s picture in the press, Marge paid for bringing a guest, Glenn paid for Fr. Preble, Al paid for a granddaughter who made the national Honor Society, became President of the Senior Class, for her going to Italy and for Joe being back. Dino paid for the RYLA article by Tracy Seeley, Joe paid for a good California trip and Bruce for a new car.
BIRTHDAYS: Joe Coderre, John Jawor, Paul Mills
ANNIVERSARIES: Joe Coderre (18) Bruce (14) Paul Jalbert (29), Jason (8) MAKE UPS: None FINES: None
BITS AND PIECES: Joan made a preliminary report on the Yard Sale. It appears that we will clear about $950.00. The Flea Market at Sacred Heart Church took away 2 ½ truckloads of leftovers while Joan saved some items she will post on Craigslist. Another great job by Joan.
FIRST POSTING OF THE BANS 05-19-10: Rev. Peter Preble has been proposed for membership in our club. Any member wishing to comment on the nomination please contact President Glenn asap.
Terri mentioned that we still have some raffle tickets not returned. We need people to sell tickets at Southbridgefest for a couple of hours. So far we have sold $1,865.00 which will result in a profit of about $1,000.00.
PRESIDENTS TALK: President Glenn reminded us that the joint meeting to welcome the SOUTH Korean GSE team will be held at the Publick House on 5-24-10. He urges all members to attend. He then emphasized that we are all welcome to bring our guests to the meeting with the Battlebots this coming Wednesday.
EVEN THOUGH WE WANT AS MANY AS POSSIBLE TO ATTEND THE GSE MEETING AT THE STURBRIDGE CLUB MONDAY NIGHT, REMEMBER THAT WE STILL WANT AS MANY MEMBERS AND THEIR GUEST TO SO UP FOR OUR VERY SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY AS WE WELCOME THE BP STUDENTS AND THEIR BATTLEBOTS. Please contact Glenn if you are bringing a guest so he can give a count to the DOD.
Glenn also mentioned that we will once again be placing flags on the graves of our Vets for Memorial Day. More info later.
Bill Lannon reported on our scholarship receipients. They were: Ryan Berry $1,200.00;Kelsie Tremblay $1,200.00; Sandra Cartagena $1,200.00; Andrew Briand $1,200.00 & Samantha Jones $1,200.00.
SPEAKER: Otto presented Stonebridge Press Editor Walter Bird who spoke on the business of newsprint. Mr. Bird stated that he loves the Press and that newspapers are his life. He began by presenting a history of the local press and said that Stonebridge has owned and operated it since the 1990s. At that time John Coots and David Cutler took over a press that was bleeding cash. Mr. Coots told the employees that the most important part of the news is to give the public the most important news and impress them with the local news. He stated that the papers are printed here at the DOD campus. The press got new challenges with the internet, twitter and facebook. At this time he has cautious optimism about our economy and mentioned that the press is still strong and viable and committed to distributing the news. The decision to mail the news was in response to the economic climate.
Club Roster 2008-2009
P= Past President
Athanas, Joseph P. (P)
Blanchard, Bryan (P) Bousquet, Glenn L. (P)
Carlson, Ronald P. Chernisky, Ronald (P)
Coderre, Joseph A. (P) Coderre, Robert E. (P) Colognesi, Theresa G. (P)