|Our deepest condolences to the Seller/Blanchette family on the passing of Rachel Seller, wife of the late Bob Seller, mother of Rod Seller and Rhonda Blanchette, and Grandmother to Megan Blanchette – all well respected long-time past officers and members of NEAR.
Rachel M. (Goetchius) Seller
SOUTHINGTON – Rachel M. (Goetchius) Seller, 88, of Meriden and formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at HOCC of New Britain. She had been the loving wife of the late Robert J. Seller for 62 years.
Born in Quincy, Mass., on Jan. 12, 1930 to the late Kenneth and Pauline (Plummer) Goetchius, she had been a longtime Southington resident. Rachel graduated from North Quincy High School and went on to enroll as one of the first women at MIT, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Rachel moved to Southington in 1954 after marrying her childhood sweetheart, Bob. She established her own residential home design business so she could work at home while raising her children. Rachel loved auto racing, singing in the chorus and playing bingo. She also played the piano and the organ. Rachel is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Blanchette and her husband, Gerry, of Plantsville; her son, Rodney J. Seller and his wife, Kristin, of New Britain; and three grandchildren, Amanda Seller, of Hebron, Robert Blanchette and his longtime girlfriend, Jenn, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Megan Blanchette, of Plantsville; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rachel’s memory may be made to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or at https://www.fidelco.org/.
Rachel’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the Village at Kensington Place for the exceptional care and compassion they showed her for the last 6 years.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, with an hour of visitation prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.
Plantsville Funeral Home
All Near Events in 2018 will be co-ordinated by a committee split into Northern/Southern New England contingents. Any drivers/cars desiring to run with NEAR will be required to submit a 2018 medical form. Each car will require a safety inspection and have the 2018 NEAR inspection sticker affixed to run on any track.
Copies of the forms and rules are highlighted below for your convenience. Please click on link, and download/print. Further information, as well as contact info for the committee chairs, will soon be available.
Attention: New show added to schedule.
Bouchard Show in Sept. has been changed to the 15th. Plainville Reunion Date is Sept. 22nd, rain date the 23rd.
2018 schedule is up with what we have right now for cars, menu to the top.
2018 Membership apps . Club/car rules, HOF Nomination forms are up in menu buttons to the right.
2018 officers and contact info updated, more to come!!!
Photos of the 2018 NEAR Annual Meeting and Presentation of Awards for the previous season have been posted in the “Photo Section”, click the tab at the top to view the pictures individually…
2ND UPDATE-MEETING DATE CHANGED TO
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2018
DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICT AT TRACK
THOMPSON SPEEDWAY CLUBHOUSE
205 E THOMPSON RD. THOMPSON, CT.
DOORS AT 11 A.M. – MEMBER LUNCH AT NOON
FREE LUNCH FOR PAID MEMBERS – ALL OTHERS $10.00 CHARGE
AWARDS FOR TOP FOUR CARS/DRIVERS 2017
DISCUSSIONS FOR RUNNING/STILL SHOWS 2018 SEASON SUGGESTIONS, COMMITTEE FORMING AND ADDITIONS, COMPLAINTS
RACING ITEMS/MEMORABILIA RAFFLE
BRING ALONG ANY ITEMS YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE/DONATE TO RAFFLE
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AND PROCESSED
YOUR INPUT IS WELCOMED AND APPRECIATED
WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM
ALL OF US AT NEAR!
Board Meeting Tuesday 11/22/17 at 7:15 P.M.
Hall of Fame Wrapup/Report
Planning for December Event
Planning for January Meeting
1209 Main St
East Hartford, CT.
Thanks to Candy Cleveland for all photos!