Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club

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Welcome to our Club!


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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Upcoming Events
Pauline Herman
May 23, 2019 7:15 AM
"Reflecting on My Year as a Rotary Exchange Student from France" (Peterborough Rotary)
Bill LaPierre
Jun 06, 2019 7:15 AM
"Catalog Marketing"
Dr. Russ Robertson
Jun 13, 2019
A Surgeon's Experience in Vietnam
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The program, sponsored by Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary, passed out sneakers to second grade students in the Jaffrey and Rindge public schools on May 15th.  It is run in cooperation with the Keene Elm City Rotary Club.  The intention is to get the students active.  They are asked to exercise in some fashion every day and encouraged to run in the fun run in the fall.  In addition to the sneakers, students are given a few admission to Keene Ice and free admission for the whole family to a Keene Swamp Bats baseball game where they are invited to go onto the field to show their sneakers.
At our May 16th meeting Dan and Hutch gave a very useful presentation that should help all volunteers in dealing with camper relationships and problem .  It should allow volunteers and campers to have a better experience at camp.  The presentation is available on the website by hovering over the Camp Best link on the ribbon below the header and selecting the volunteer coaching document.  Clicking on that will download the presentation.  Mentors might find it useful to review this before the start of camp and consult it if an incident at camp might of been handled better.
Hi Fellow Rotarians,
Our Breakfast Meeting is held this Thursday at the Shattuck, May 16th, at 7:15am.   Sheila Bergeron has the Invocation.  Jon Frederick will preside in my absence.
Good meeting on Thursday evening, with Nathaniel Peirce as our speaker.  Nathaniel shared good insights on some of the positive approaches that are being taken insofar as the upcoming BEST Camp that begins in just eight weeks.  Jim Banghart will be approaching everyone sometime in June to learn Rotarians' availability to help in the mornings and/or afternoons during the four-weeks that BEST is operating (July 8th - August 2nd).  The time that you volunteer IS appreciated!
Jed Brummer and Jon Frederick did a nice job with the Happy Fines.  Good to see lots of laughter.  Over two dozen Rotarians were there Thursday evening and those hors d'oeuvres  went quickly!  We welcomed back Bill Raymond from down south. David Tower is next!  Good to see Al Clapp and Joe Manning with us again!
Please circle Monday afternoon, June 3rd, on your calendar for the 2:00pm - 5:00pm BEST training at the Jaffrey Public Library -- this is an important program, one of four that will be offered Rotarians (the first was in January, the second was this past Thursday, the third will this coming Thursday).
Yours in Service,
Photos courtesy of Harold Davis.  Additional photos may be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/DbwxkeoviEUKLFFs9
Nathaniel Peirce was our guest speaker at Thursday's evening meeting at the Shattuck, sharing insights relative to Camp BEST, covenants, and the positive modifications to the first week's activities.  Good to see Nat again!
Good to see Treasurer Bill Raymond back in town following his annual Winter visit to warmer climates.  Congratulations on the weight loss -- that's what golf must do!
Not to be outdone by her performance last Spring, Sam LaFortune presented President Bob a plastic bag of ninety-one empty bottles of Yukon Jack during Happy Fines, the results of last Saturday's Roadside Clean-up that was organized by Mike Shea. Seems as if the litterers were in greater evidence this year than in years past, given the volumes of rubbish that was picked up and put into blue bags for disposal.  
President Bob enjoys a good laugh as he graciously accepts ninety-one empty "nip" bottles of Yukon Jack whiskey from Sam LaFortune.  Bob promised to recognize Sam in early June as it was reported that Sam enthusiastically scoured Route 202 for empty containers of this very fine blend of strong waters.  "Hmmmm... now what do I do now with this elegant gift?" muses our Club president.
In Springtime, the snowbirds return to Jaffrey.  Russ Robertson returned from warmer climates a couple of weeks ago, and continues to work diligently - as Programs Chair - to ensure good speakers at upcoming Rotary meetings.
The Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary welcomed Brett Blanchard (R), Conant High School Principal, as guest speaker at our breakfast meeting on Thursday, May 9th.  With his first school year nearly complete, Brett shared observations on his enjoyable experiences with students and staff, citing particularly his awareness of the community services of the Interact group. Rotarians had questions about recent media accounts of school changes, which the principal explained was a natural part of a culture change process that requires some time to be fully integrated into the learning environment at our high school that serves the towns of Rindge and Jaffrey.
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