Ed Hoffman

Meeting Notes: Welcome new members!

The real opening of the luncheon meeting occurred during the piano prelude – President John killed it. Your reporter can’t cite the music performed, only say that it was a beautiful, continuous ‘wall of sound’; the Rotary equivalent of the B-side of Abbey Road. Then, jumping from bench to podium in a second, John announced, […]

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Meeting Notes for 2/21/18: Jr. Rotarians, Rob Northrup, and pop-up eye clinics

President John rang the Rotary bell, and the assembly rose to sing “My Country, Tis of Thee.” Richard Carlisle delivered a fascinating Inspiration about former U.S. presidents as fathers: “I can recommend Joshua Kendall’s book, First Dads. It’s not about presidential indiscretions, about which we have heard a lot, but about presidents as First Fathers.” […]

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Meeting Notes for January 31, 2018

Following a beautiful piano prelude, President John cut short a myriad of pleasant table conversations with a smack of the Rotary bell. A crowded Anderson Room rose in unison to sing “God Bless America,” hands firmly over hearts. John then stepped aside as Ian Bund came to the podium to deliver the Inspiration. “Thank you, […]

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Meeting notes for January 17, 2018

Joanie Knoertzer graced Rotarians and guests alike with another beautiful piano prelude. Next came the ringing of the bell, with everybody standing to join President John in singing a fervent “God Bless America.” Rosemarie Rowney then came to the podium and delivered one of the best ever Inspirations. “My Inspiration, appropriately enough, is about children,” […]

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Meeting Notes from January 10, 2018

President John rang the Rotary bell, and the crowded Anderson Room rose at once to belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Then Joanne Pierson bounded to the podium to deliver a fabulous Inspiration. “Please be seated, Rotarians,” she began. For some reason a tradition has arisen at our meetings whereby Rotarians react to the way the […]

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Meeting Notes for December 6, 2017 – The Annual Club Assembly

Tom Strode opened the proceedings with a lovely piano prelude, followed by the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” A packed Anderson Room rose swiftly to belt out a particularly fine rendition of our national anthem. Inspiration Ruthie Ackenhusen came to the podium and delivered an emotional recital of the poem, “Just a Common Soldier,” A. Lawrence Vaincourt’s […]

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