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President Michael was joined at Cafe Spiga by 16 members and 2 guests, Will Dzvonar,Sr. and our speaker, Michael Christian, Executive Director of Sunrise Assisted Living of East Setauket.
 
Michael welcomed us and thanked all who attended last Thursday's quite successful Past President's Dinner.  He began the announcements portion of the meeting with a request to hold a Club Assembly meeting once a month.  The intention would be for our members to keep the momentum going and to work at increasing membership and participation in club activities and events. He asked for a list of the usual past activities and was told that the Donations Committee could be helpful with this.  Rob will forward to Michael a list of the existing club committees and members in each.  Each member should be a member of at least one committee. Reminding us of this year's Rotary theme, Michael told us, "Imagine what you can do to help the community!"  Furthermore, he reminded us that we want to make sure everyone is benefitted by club membership. Mike S. added that we should remember that Rotary is community, family, and business.
 
Dennis invited all to attend the Port Jeff Historical Society's 34th Annual Auction on Saturday, October 15th on the Mather House Museum grounds- 115 Prospect Street, with previews beginning at 9 AM and the auction under the tent starting promptly at 9:30 AM, rain or shine.  Breakfast and lunch foods will be on sale at the event all day, too.  He then asked for club members who can help him before the event's start to bring up from the museum's basement items to be auctioned off.  Contact Dennis if you can be of service.
 
Mike S. reported on his visit with Judi and asks that we keep her in our thoughts and prayers.  
 
The Rotary Golf Outing Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 18th at 8:30 AM via Zoom.  All members are invited to attend.
 
Jenn announced that we will be participating in the Annual Fall Cleanup at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck on Sunday, November 6th, with breakfast being served at 8 AM.  We'll work (mostly raking- bring your own rake) until 12:15 PM, at which time our chefs will have prepared a wonderful lunch on the BBQ.  BRING YOUR FAMILY!  Also, remember: Daylight Savings Time ends and we'll be falling back to Eastern Standard Time on the 6th!
 
Jenn next handed out a summary page on the 2022 Port Jefferson Rotary Gary Giles Memorial Raffle.  859 tickets were sold!  Our gross profit was $24,442, which after $9,390 in expenses yielded a net of $16,231.58.  Kudos to Al, who sold the most tickets- 103!  Sharon sold the 2nd most, 78 tickets, and Bob H. sold 62!  And the winners were: 1st prize, $5,000, won by Tony Intelisano (ticket sold by Kevin); 2nd prize, $3,000, won by Julia Kopcienski (ticket sold by Al); 3rd prize, $1,000, won by Andrew Kopcienski (ticket sold by Al); 4th prize, Winter Golf Classic Foursome, won by Erin Diamantakis (ticket sold by Pat); 5th Prize, Golf at Spring Lake, won by Susan Hanson (ticket sold by Sharon); 6th Prize, $150 Cafe Spiga, won by Sharon Brennan (ticket sold by Sharon); and 7th Prize, Large Wine Basket, won by Tara Scully (ticket sold by Tara).  BRAVO, All!
 
You are invited to Mather's "PaintPortPink" fundraiser on October 6th, 6-8 PM, at the Po'Boy Brewery, 200 Wilson St., Unit E3, in Port Jeff Station.  Celebrate cancer survivors and learn about breast health, breast cancer screenings, treatments, and support groups as you sample local craft beers and ciders at this event.  The $25 fee entitles guests to one drink, light dinner, and registration to the 2023 Northwell Health Walk in Port Jeff.  Proceeds support the Health Walk for the benefit of Mather's Fortunato Breast Health Center.  Go to paintportpink.org  for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                         
 
 
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