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The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 27, 2012

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Relay for Life donation

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Photo courtesy of Sandy Walsh

Gretel Pekrul, treasurer of The Central Connecticut Chapter of the M.I. Hummel Club, and Marlene Lindquist, club member, recently presented a check for $50 to Joyce McAloon, co-chair of the Southington Relay for Life. From left, are Lindquist, McAloon, and Pekrul. The M.I. Hummel Club is active in the surrounding communities and conducts numerous service projects. For more information on the M.I. Hummel Club, contact Pekrul at (860) 628-0464.

call for deeper thought and probably involves cultural change and courage. Brumback: You’re right. Our message requires background, conversation and understanding that cannot be reduced to a sound bite, a word, or a phrase. The best example is what we’re talking about right now, the business case for investing in the infrastructure is my responsibility, and communicating that to the people who are going to make the decision whether to finance. I will do that to the best of my ability in conjunction with the elected officials. If we turn to the

world of business, it’s like the head of an organization, responsible for its products or services, going before the shareholders and saying, “By investing money now, it will return on your investment.” But, our citizens, my shareholders, are not going to make a profit on it. I am going to have to make the case for cost avoidance, a much tougher case than a profit, “If you spend $5 million now, you’ll avoid $10 million later.” Future editions of this series will explore the progress in several other areas of challenge as we continue our conversations with the town manager, including updates on North Center School and other projects.

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