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Helping the Community

Service Above Self

The Club distributed a brochure on substance abuse and resources, including opioids, to Suffield residents. It can be found in an insert in last month’s SO. Additional copies are in the library, police station, drug stores, and the schools. Suffield is not immune from opioid misuse. There has been a significant increase in opioid overdose deaths in Suffield and surrounding towns. It is imperative that the public becomes educated regarding symptoms and resources.

Rotarians will be ringing the Kettle Bell for Salvation Army donations.

Salt and sand will be delivered to seniors again this winter.

Member News

Heidi Hahn-Partain is a 2019 Cancer Survivor Hero, an award bestowed by Survivor Journeys. She is one of six heroes honored in a November 16 ceremony. The heroes are inspirations, persevering through the challenges of their diagnoses, and in many cases, active volunteers in their communities.

Gayle Demko and Dick Kisiel attended the Rotary Foundation Dinner and the Rotary Leadership Institute last month.

Fun Stuff

A cornhole tournament will be held on Tuesday, January 28th between Suffield Rotary and the Knights of Columbus at the Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall. May the best cornhole players win!

Asante sana (Thank you very much in Swahili) to Don Miner for his slideshow on his “lifetime” journey to Tanzania and Kenya.

* Looking forward to our 2020 Golf Fundraiser! Jon Kozloski is once again the chairman of the event.

Thanks to

Suffield High Class of 1979 for donating $740 in memory of Glenn Packard. The money will be used to further our goals.

Suffield by the River for warmly welcoming us to our winter meeting place and to the Suffield Country Club for their hospitality over the summer months.

Brian Doyon for the use of his barn for many years and to Jed Derry for securing another barn for our stuff.

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