We had a very unusual meeting and fellowship evening at a member’s home that turned out to be not only enjoyable but very interesting and challenging as well. Following socializing with appetizers and then dinner, our two guest speakers, who have become known to Rotary members, gave their presentations.
First was Joe Coan who had spoken with us last year about helping us start a Community Garden. Joe has done some research on the site we had chosen and much discussion took place as to what needs to be done to launch the Community Garden as one of our next projects. We’ll be reporting more as this project takes shape.
Our second speaker, Becky Skowron Gendreau, had also spoken with us twice in the past. Becky brought us up to date on her new farm and her plans to start a Farmers’ Market in Sturbridge. Sturbridge Rotary had sponsored Becky several years ago to travel to South Korea for four weeks as a member of Rotary’s Group Study Exchange Team.
It was great to see them both again and we look forward to working more with them as we plan and develop our community projects.