Volume 18                       November 26, 2021
Just a reminder that there is NO MEETING this Friday November 26th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, and that we are all able to remember all of the wonderful ways in which we are blessed!
And may we, as Rotarians, remember to pass on those blessings to our fellow members and our community.
Thanksgiving Fun Fact (endorsed by Mr. Tom above):

Colonists and Native Americans may not have had turkey at their feast!

While most of us enjoy turkey as the centerpiece of our table, no one can say for sure whether it was even on the menu back in 1621. However, the original guests did indulge in other foods like lobster, seal and swan. The Wampanoag also reportedly brought five deer to the celebration.


Happy Thanksgiving.

I was reading up a bit on the original Thanksgiving that occurred in what is now Massachusetts.  While there is some disagreement over some of the details, the long and short of it is that the settlers and the Indian tribe assembled, shared a fine meal, and built friendships. Honestly, that’s all I need to know about this holiday.

Sadly, Rotary wasn’t around back then. If it were, they would have had the incredible opportunity to meet weekly and share fine meals and build better friendships, just as we do. I guess they were just a little ahead of their time.

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my Canton Rotary friends and their families a blessed Thanksgiving.  I hope you take the time to appreciate all the blessings that have been provided to you.  It is easy in the hustle of the day to forget how fortunate we really are and how greatly we impact others with our charitable activities.

Don't forget that there is no meeting the Friday after Thanksgiving, but I look forward to seeing everyone on December 3rd.

Happy Thanksgiving,


President Mark

At our regular meeting on Friday November 19th, President Mark welcomed a total of 38 Rotarians and guests, both in person and on Zoom.
Happy Bucks were graciously donated by Bruce Hale, Drew Pelger, and Dan Matthews.
Kevin Mast, owner and president of Mast Trucking, provided us with the history and wonderful success story of his families business, started by his father with one flatbed truck, which now provides refrigerated trucking for a variety of local and national food processors and manufacturers. Kevin was also able to provide some insight on the current supply chain issues, including some of the causes, plus an optimistic reassurance that we will be able to survive and overcome these current problems. 
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