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Log - Archive Nov 8, 2004
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Mystic Rotary


P.O. Box 153 Mystic, Connecticut 06355

Chartered June 8th, 1954

Mystic Rotary Club

James F. Clark, President


Rotary International

Glenn E. Estess, Sr, President


District 7980

Pam Akins, DG




President James F. Clark

President Elect Barry J. Saluk

Vice President George Sylvestre

Secretary Robert E. Casey

Recording Secretary John R. Fix

Sergeant-at-Arms Anthony Lee

Historian William Herman


Alicia Rappolini is the greeter for November


The meeting of November 1 was opened by President Clark with the singing of God Bless America, after which the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and the Four-Way-Test were repeated. President Clark gave the blessing.


Guests: James DeFrancia was making up from Aspen, Colorado. Other guests were Jennifer Pitt, who was a guest of Roger Gross and Josh Lyons, and Paul van Dyke, the speaker.


Raffle: Rob Casey had the winning ticket but missed the ace.



  • Seth was happy to be back at the Martha’s Vineyard Club that he helped to charter.
  • Bill Stem was in Charleston at Ammunition Ships conference for 4 days recently.
  • The Lathrup’s enjoyed a trip to New York State.
  • Tony was happy to have a “new to him “boat.
  • Peter Stuart gave $5.00 for the Red Sox.
  • Jim Clark was in Canada deer hunting, beautiful weather but no success!





  • Glasses for 13 weeks perfect attendance were awarded to Bob Elmer, Roger Gross, Jim Schalla, John Porter and Stew Walton.
  • The Club website is up and running this week.  It is www.mysticrotary.org
  • Sign-up sheets for the Salvation Army Bell ringing are on the tables. The dates are Friday, Nov. 26, and every Saturday after that until Christmas.
  • November is Foundation Month. If you haven’t contributed your $100. to the Foundation this is the time to do it. See Roger Gross if you have any questions and checks should be given to him. Roger suggests that each member should read each issue of the Rotarian which has interesting and timely articles.
  • The Mystic Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of the Stoningtons are participating in an intra-club Thanksgiving Fund Drive this year with the Liberty Bank to support the needy. The Liberty Bank Foundation will match collected funds at 50 cents on the dollar. Collected monies will then go directly to the Town of Groton Social Services Department to support their ongoing Thanksgiving Dinner Program. This year they hope to feed about 550 families.
  • Mystic Rotary will collect donations at our November 8 and 15th meetings and deposit the money to the liberty Bank Drive, which will be matched. Donation checks can be made out either to the Rotary Club of Mystic or the Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. Contributions are charitable donations and are tax deductible.
  • The family of Jean Bisbee has requested that memorial gifts be given to the Rotary Club of Mystic Scholarship Fund in Jean’s name. Checks are to be made out to the Rotary Club of Mystic Scholarship Fund and sent to PO Box 153, Mystic, CT 06355.
  • A new recruitment brochure for the Mystic Club is available. More copies can be secured at the entrance table.
  • Rotary aprons are again on sale after the meetings. See Jack Fix.  They are the same price, $8.00 to be paid to Liz Theodore. The aprons are good advertising if we wear them at the   Salvation Army bell ringing in Mystic from Thanksgiving until Christmas.
  • Liz has Rotary pins for sale for $2.00. Rob Casey has the 50th anniversary pins if you haven’t received yours.
  • It is important to make-up missed meetings. In addition to being a requirement of membership in Rotary, it can be interesting and enlightening to participate in other clubs’ activities. Encourage those who are frequently absent to attend, and remind them of their obligations.



There are no Birthdays this month. Happy Anniversary to Paul and Gail Filippetti

November 13. Happy Day!



Paul “Whirly” Van Dyke was a crew member of the Cheyenne when it broke the previous around the world record by 6 days. “Cheyenne “is a catamaran, 125’ in length and 60’ wide, and carries a crew of 13. The sails were made in Mystic. Paul was the “cruise coordinator” for the cruise. They traveled 27,900 miles around the world, leaving England and going south, then east, traveling through the Indian Ocean, around New Zealand and Australia, across the Pacific, around Cape Horn, then across the Atlantic. The earlier record was over 63 days. In 58 days 17 hours they arrived back in England setting a new world record. Their average speed was 20 knots.




            Rotary Youth Exchange  John Donnelly & Dave Wolfe

PROGRAM FOR November 15

               Mark Robinson et al Cuba Mission team

PROGRAM FOR November 22

               Stonington High School Students Four way Speaking Contest

PROGRAM FOR November 29




Rotary History-In 1932 Herbert Taylor created the Four-Way-Test as we know it today.