September 18 speaker

Matthew H. Ferri, Wage & Contract Compliance


His duties include Plan, conduct and manage labor-wage investigations from site-inspections of private and state public works construction projects for compliance with state labor laws in accordance with Title 31 of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS). Write, maintain and update investigative notes for case activities to include interviews with concerned parties, peers, outside agencies and research. Calculate wages owed to include standard rates of pay, commissions, overtime, Prevailing Wage Rates and other forms of pay to include modified adjustments (credit/interest). Detail wage assessments owed and levy of civil penalties for non-compliance with state labor laws. Follow case-work through to final disposition within state-mandated ethical professionalism and conduct. investigations.   

Commissioned Officer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army (Active), Armor Branch, May 1986, Honorable Discharge, Captain, United States Army (Reserve), January 1996  

September 25

September 25 – State Senator Tony Guglielmo


Senator Tony Guglielmo, represent the towns of Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Ellington, Hampton, Pomfret, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Woodstock.  He was first elected to represent the 35th Senatorial District in the General Assembly in 1992. He is the Co-Chair of both the Public Safety and the Internship Committee and is a Member of the Legislative Management Committee and the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee. Senator Guglielmo will speak about the State of the State, Connecticut.

On the state level, Senator Guglielmo, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, is a member and past chairman of the UConn Parents Committee and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Senator Guglielmo currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Alliance Bank Foundation. Locally, he has served as the former Chairman of the Tolland Bank Board of Directors and a past member of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and was the former chairman of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Development Corporation. He was a former member of the Stafford Nuclear Waste Site Committee, and is past president of the Stafford Cemetery Association.

Senator Guglielmo served in the U.S. Army and Connecticut National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in History from Trinity College. He and his wife, Doris, are the parents of three adult daughters and have eight grandchildren. They live in Stafford.


October 2

Katherine Foresti - My HealtheVet Coordinator

Ms. Foresti will be speaking about the difference between an advanced account and a premium account and how the site can assist them in managing their health care. She will give a demo of the My HealtheVet website and what it has to offer: She will give an intro about the website and using the MHV test account and will show the 3 main sections that most Veterans use on a daily basis.

· Refilling of prescriptions

· Blue Button reports which include but are not limited to VA notes, vital signs, VA appointments, lab results.  

· Secure messaging and how it works.

She will also bring MHV info packets and MHV info cards to give to each veteran and encourages everyone that’ll be there to register for their accounts at and she will have the release of info forms with me so she can authenticate each of the accounts. She will need each person to have a government issued picture ID, like their VA ID, license, or passport.

October 9


The second Tuesday of every month, there will be no speakers or presentations.  The second Tuesday will be devoted to veterans and their suggestions, ideas or anything they want to talk about...…...or just throw the "BULL" and enjoy their fellow veterans and friends.

October 16

Mike Teed, Killingly Business Association


The Killingly Business Association is a merchant group that has been active for 20 years to promote its members through various events, sales, promotions and advertising. It is over 70 members strong who are dedicated to aid in the growth of the town and their businesses with a firm goal of long term economic growth and development of the town of Killingly,

October 23

Putnam Business Association - Sheila Frost


!n 2009, a small group of business owners formed the Putnam Business Association - with the purpose to promote and publicize the business community of Putnam - and businesses or organizations in the area which services the community of Putnam. Today, the PBA boasts of just under 200 business members from various industries, professions and trades.

Incorporated in 1855, the quaint New England town of Putnam, Connecticut is nestled on the banks of the Quinebaug River. Despite a history of setbacks, the town has managed to reinvent itself several times during the 20th Century. In the late '80's, the town became renowned for its extensive Antiques market, even becoming crowned the 'Antiques Capital of the East'.

In recent years, the town has been re-inventing itself once again with an 'Arts & Al Fresco' motif – and boasts a multitude of Antique Shops and boutiques. Downtown is home to an exciting assortment of restaurants, bars, cafes, art galleries, boutiques, theaters, and more.

October 30

Amy Patterson Medicare Advisor

Amy will be back to give updates  and changes for 2018 and in particular what plans and changes are good for veterans.