Meeting at the Southbridge Business Center, Mechanic Street, Southbridge
Wednesday’s at noon
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HAVE A HAPPY 4th of JULY! 07/08 Club Meeting & Installation of Officers
SERVICE ABOVE SELF Visitors/Guest: Michael Glick, Publick House Attendance: 71%
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear - George Orwell Raffle: We’re looking for the Ace of Hearts! Jim drew the 2 of Hearts and Karen picked the 7 of Clubs. Looks like $105 in the pot.
Happy Dollars: Paul Mills happy to be with us, Ken’s daughter found a home and settling in Los Angeles, Dino’s recent Astronomy presentation at Trinity Catholic Academy, the once in 2,000 years conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, a sad dollar for the cancellation of the installation dinner, a happy $10 from Jeff for his baby girl’s beautiful wedding, Ron C. for showing up to the cancelled dinner and one for a new grandson, Terri C for the remaining week with her grandson and enjoying every minute of it, Lynne for her grandchildren and the hits to her new website and Glen J. for returning well rested from a great trip with his family.
Michael Glick with a rendering of the soon to be completed Chamberlain House. PROGRAM: Paul introduced his guest, Michael Glick of the Publick House, to share his experience with recent renovations and capital improvements on the Publick House grounds.
The Publick House enterprise is owned by the Harrington family. Since taking ownership 11 years ago, they have had a vision to return the property to its former character and ambience. The vision has been backed by hard work and financial investment. Obstacles were faced; the economy, town requirements and approvals and financing availability. These were met by revising plans or expectations but the vision never changed.
Michael described the opportunity for the Publick House could be found in the local community dining experience, travelers passing through the area and functions. The use of function space is divided into two purposes, business (during the week) and private (weekend weddings and parties).
The new construction, with 20 renovated and new rooms, will allow the Publick House to attract business functions during the week and expand conveniences to weekend weddings and other gatherings.
Terri announced recent efforts to raise funds for the medical needs of Ben Chanthanouvong. The flyer below explains the need to locate a bone marrow match for Ben. Also, for $5.00 you can purchase two chances to win a pair of tickets to the Red Sox/Yankee game on July 11th at Fenway. Two winners will be drawn. Tickets can be purchased at Big Bunny, Micknuck’s and the Southbridge Police Dept.
Club Roster 2014-2015 P= Past President
Athanas, Joseph P. (P) Brenner, Jay Blanchard, Bryan (P) 2x Bousquet, Glenn L. (P) 2x
Carlson, Ronald P. Chernisky, Ronald (P) Clemence, Richard
Coderre, Joseph A. (P) Colognesi, Theresa G. (P) 2x
Desautels, Clement T. (P) Desrosier, Bruce J. (P) Davenport, Jeffrey (P)
Detarando, Jay Gunnel, Susan
Jalbert, Paul R. (P) Jawor, John (P) Juchno, Glen
Keefe, Edward G. Knight, Robert H. (P)
Lafleche, John Lanni, Arnold (P) Lannon, William (P)
Leboeuf, Eric Lisle, Terry
Mangion, Richard M. Merceri, Lynne Mills, Paul A. (P) Morrill, Patrick S.
Nikolla, Peter Pettinelli, Philip (P) Prokos, Alexander
Rizner, Kenneth E. (P) Rockwood, Marjorie (P)
Smalarz, Thomas J. Spiewak, Karen Spinelli, Patrick
Tata, Constantino H. (Dino) Taylor, John E. Tallman, Todd Tremblay, Ronald J.