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Everyone Has a Story

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Story teller, screen writer and television producer Linda Bergman told Westport Sunrise Rotary this morning “every single one of you has a story… not your autobiography, but a big, fat juicy slice of life… with an arc – a beginning, a middle and an end.” She started by telling the audience of about 40 club […] [Read More]
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Westporter Finds Employment for Ex-Offenders

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Westporter Bob Stokes, a Job Development Director with ReEntry Works in Bridgeport, talked to Westport Sunrise Rotary on Friday, June 17, about his work, helping non-violent ex-offenders find employment. He began with a few statistics to frame the issue. “25% of the world’s incarcerated population is in the US,” Stokes told the audience of about […] [Read More]
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Staples Seniors win Sunrise Rotary Poster Contest

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Two talented Staples seniors, Timothy Yang and Madeline Mafilios, won awards Saturday, June 18 in a poster contest sponsored by Westport Sunrise Rotary and the Westport Library. Eleven posters were entered, ten created by Staples students in an honors Graphic Arts class taught by Paula Anderson, the other by two middle school students. The Library […] [Read More]
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Army Aviation – The Evolving Face of Modern Warfare

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Bill Hughes, Executive Director of the Army Aviation Association of America and a Sunrise Rotary club member, gave the club a brief introduction to Army Aviation at the meeting on June 3. He opened by asking “what is Monday,” to which the answer is “D-Day – June 6, 1944,” and followed by noting that two […] [Read More]
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Jeff Mayer – A Timely Talk About the Civil War

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Westport Sunrise Rotary member Jeffrey Mayer talked on Friday morning about the Civil War and its meaning in a broad American context and, more narrowly, to Westport. He began by reminding members and our many guests about the meaning of Memorial Day. Shortly after the Civil War families began to decorate graves of the dead. […] [Read More]
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Sunrise Rotary Honors John Franklin

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He Makes the Music John Franklin was honored on Friday morning by Westport Sunrise Rotary – and a who’s who in Westport’s arts and humanitarian communities. Sunrise Rotary sponsored a breakfast attended by 100 members and guests at Birchwood Country Club that saw a full list of community leaders thank John for his long and […] [Read More]
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Elliott Landon Aims Higher

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Great as Westport’s schools are, School Superintendent Elliott Landon is aiming higher. To the relief of many – perhaps himself the most – he said he would not talk about the budget. Rather, he started, “We are an excellent school system, but I’m not sure that’s enough in the world our kids are entering.” Westport’s […] [Read More]
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The Library and Sunrise Rotary Co-Sponsor Poster Design Contest for Teens

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Heads up, teens in Grades 6 & up who live or attend school in Westport or Weston! Westport Library and Westport Sunrise Rotary are co-sponsoring a poster-design contest involving Rotary’s “4-Way Test” of ethical behavior: Is it the TRUTH? is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it […] [Read More]

Work Should Be Fun

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Work should be fun, Jeff Roblyer, President of CEO Focus, a franchise business whose lede is “Harnessing the wisdom of peers” told Westport Sunrise Rotary today. Roblyer is a business coach and consultant to small businesses who believes that managers who do make work fun improve “creativity, productivity and harmony in the workplace.” He moved […] [Read More]
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Bob Dickson, President of Dale Carnegie of Western Connecticut

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Dale Carnegie executive Bob Dickson shared some keys to success with Westport Sunrise Rotary club – build your network, share information, help others and they will reciprocate. Keep your eyes open, stay positive, be persistent and opportunities will find you. Listen! And smile! [Read More]
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