Today, we got to know Gaven a little more. Gaven Hurley took ROTC when he was young and went into the army as a 2nd Lieutenant.  He was stationed in Thailand where he worked as a general's aide. Thereafter, he went to business graduate school at Columbia University even though he had a science undergraduate degree.  Gaven worked for 12 years in the clinical laboratory field, selling and marketing equipment.  After that, for about 10 years, he worked for a company in mergers and acquisitions.  By this time, wife, Kathy had been commuting to Rochester to teach at the U of R as a professor of harp. They decided to move to Rochester and settle in Pittsford. He knew that the best way to get to know people in the community (and be known) is to join the Rotary Club.  Gaven has been a Rotary President and District 7120 Governor, but he admits that the best thing he did in Rotary is the group study exchange. 
Sad news, on Monday 24th November, Malcolm Bugler accepted a new employment opportunity at Surna, Inc. developing cutting edge technology for an extremely fast growing company which supplies equipment to a unique agricultural market. It is very much his “dream position”.  The down side is that it is located in Boulder Colorado, so this means that Liz and Malcolm will be relocating there during the first 3 months of 2015.  He will I will be going out to Boulder for the first two weeks of January and will attended 2 meetings a month when he is in town through March, but will live in Boulder to help Surna manufacture equipment for the legal cannabis industry, with a focus on disruptive technology.
Peter Brown shared some of the discussions at the Board of Director's meeting.  The Nominating Committee is looking to add a 4th member to assist with proposing candidates for next year's officers. Peter will form a committee to contact members who have not attended a meeting for 3-4 consecutive weeks to call them and say that “they were missed.” He will also form a committee to review the Club Service budget and make recommendations to the Board.  Malcolm is currently working on setting a date for the 5k race in June, making sure there are no other events going on the same date and organize a 5-6 member event committee to plan the race route. Jerry Elman will asemble and document the steps to get the knowledge of running the Taste of Pittsford preserved.
Rotarian Ray Robbins died December 4, 2013 at age 85 after a lengthy infirmity.  Born January 21, 1928, raised in West Tremont, Maine, honorable service U.S. Army 1946-1949, he was a 1953 Graduate of University of Maine in Electrical Engineering Employed at Stromberg Carlson 1953-1977, Acme Electric 1977-1980, and Xerox Corporation 1980-1994. Ray enjoyed eating, hiking, canoeing, genealogy, and lupines. He was an active member of Christ Clarion Church and served as Treasurer for 30 years; and an active member of Pittsford Rotary including past president and Paul Harris Fellow. Last Saturday, Nov. 21, Christ Clarion hosted a memorial for Ray.  Half of the attendees were Rotarians including Gaven Hurley, Pete Crooker, Bob Vukosic, Jim Murphy and more.
This week's guest speaker was Todd Baxter, Executive Director of programs and services, Veterans Outreach. An independent community-centered non-profit providing premier one-stop supportive services to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. They serve by helping veterans achieve their goals and realize their full potential and aim to be the best provider of community-centered supportive services for veteran families


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