Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club

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Jaffrey-Rindge

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Franklin Pierce University
Dining Area (Back Meeting room)
Spagnuolo Hall
Rindge, NH  03461
United States of America
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Hi Fellow Rotarians,
 
We meet at the Shattuck on Thursday morning, June 20th, at 7:15am for our Club Assembly and breakfast.  Bill Raymond has the Invocation.
 
It seems hard to believe that two years have gone by... and with Thursday's Breakfast Club Assembly, it will be my "last hurrah" as president, as Jon Frederick takes over the reins our Club one week later at Gavel Night. Jon will be a great president, and I encourage everyone to provide him your 100% support.  During our Club Assembly, I shall share my reflections, having served two one-year terms.  It has been an honor to serve.  I really mean that.
 
Committee chairs, please come to Club Assembly prepared to give your end-of-year report.  Tom Bennett, John McCarthy, and I have returned from Nicaragua and we will share our experience. Yes, I have tasted the Kool-Aid and like it, not to John's surprise.
 
The 2019 Camp BEST Schedule is posted.  Go to "Download Files" in the Clubrunner blue band at the top, and you will find the schedule listed.  It is important that, if, for any reason, a Rotarian cannot be available on any day that they are scheduled, each Rotarian is responsible for finding their substitute.  Camp BEST begins Monday, July 8th and is over on Thursday, August 1st.
 
Gavel Night is June 27th and, as everyone has known about this date for several weeks, we look forward to an early evening of fellowship, good food, libation, laughter, and fun.  4 Gilson Road in Jaffrey is the place (Peter/Jinnie Russell's house), 5:30pm through 7:30pm.  Inclement or threatening weather will find us moving to the Jaffrey Civic Center.  Should this occur, notification will be sent to everyone via email prior to the starting time to let you know of the move.
 
Yours in Service,
 
bob
 
 
Pictures courtesy of Harold Davis.  Additional pictures may be found at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/stmkMeAiwumgz1AF7
 
 
Although the Vietnam War was nearly fifty years ago, Rotarian Russ Robertson was there.  As an Army major and as a surgeon, he saw it first-hand, and shared some of his experiences - some funny and some not-so - with the Club as Thursday's presenter.  Russ has the unique experience of playing tennis with a Vietnamese Army General while surrounded by four tanks and machine gun squads.  Talk about security!!
 
Good to see Helene Rogers at our evening meeting.  Between teaching at Franklin Pierce and helping at the Rindge Town Hall, she is one busy Rotarian!
 
Good to also see Donna Senechal at our evening meeting.  Dust to Shine continues to "clean up" (pun intended), and we are glad she could break away to join us at Thursday evening's meeting at the Shattuck.
 
Thanks to Gail Therriault, we had a small American Flag to which to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  President Bob, who arrived back from Nicaragua only 90 minutes before the meeting, places the Flag high for all to see.
 
Jaffrey-Rindge Rotarians enjoyed a delicious Thursday morning breakfast at the Monadnock Christian Ministries.  After the usual Club business, announcements, and Happy Fines, MCM Executive Director Roy Baldwin thanked the Club for  helping to make the playground equipment a reality. Great presentation with lots of meaning and feeling behind it -- thanks, Roy!  Good to have you as a fellow Rotarian, too!  Although the playground equipment will get plenty of use by Jaffrey students who participate in the after-school program, we sense some of the small fry who come to MCM for the plethora of summer programs starting this month will also enjoy the new playground addition.
 
With Charitable Giving Committee members Randy Morse (L) and Bill Driscoll (R) holding the ribbon, Roy and Gail prepare to officially "open" the playground equipment, funding for which was approved last year by the Committee.
 
 
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