Weekly Update

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Fellow Rotarians and Friends,

Fresh off an inspiring meeting last week with the induction of Kalpana Patel and classification talks by Sonja Bright and Anjali Chatterjee, our guest speaker at this Friday morning’s meeting will be Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin.

Please join us on Zoom at 7:30 a.m. at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85907343471?pwd=Wk5jVGhwTEtWVVNVMkUyYm1oWnBEQT09

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This has been quite a year for Mayor Martin.  He took office on January 1 and he and his wife, Scarlett, welcomed their first child on September 4, a daughter, Olivia Elizabeth.

The new dad will share with us his experiences as the mayor of New Jersey’s 9th most populous municipality in the midst of a pandemic, and he’ll bring us up to date on municipal matters.

Have your questions ready!

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Also at this week’s meeting, Bill Coleman and Joe Cavone will provide details of our Flags for Heroes fundraiser that will offer an opportunity for individuals and businesses to sponsor a flag for heroes in their lives or in their community. The flags will fly from Nov. 1-14 on the grounds of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Hamilton, along Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road near the intersection of Klockner Road.

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We’ll also have updates on other upcoming events, including the Megan’s Place spruce-up on Saturday, September 26, the Send Hunger Packing collection at Foley’s Family Market on Saturday, October 3, and our fall Bike Drive outside Friendly’s restaurant on Saturday, October 24.  More information on these activities is available by accessing Upcoming Events and Activities below.

 And “Socktober” is just around the corner – the collection of men’s white athletic socks for the homeless.  Chris Merlino will chair that effort.  We’ll provide specifics on Friday.

If you missed Scott Biondi’s presentation on club operations and finances at last week’s meeting, the slide show is available as an attachment to this message.   There is a lot of good, fundamental information in there about the workings of our club.  Check it out.

We’ll wrap up this week’s meeting with Happy Dollars and the latest round of ‘Is it the Truth” to learn some interesting things about two of our members and to guess which of their “facts” is not true!  In the last round, we learned that Cindy Rosen has 40 first cousins and that Linda Gearren went skydiving three times.

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