Posted by Dale Gabel on Jul 26, 2014
On July 22 the Club had a very informative presentation by our sponsored exchange students Madison Grant-Neary and Megan Jones. The two young ladies spoke about their 10 months abroad in Sarajevo and India, respectively, and gave a picture presentation of many of their experiences. We were also honored to have two young men from Cyprus visiting as part of the Cyprus Friendship Program. It was an energized meeting and we all took a great deal of pleasure in hearing from these fine young adults.
We also chose winners for the three prizes raffled off at Dublin Day. The Hat Box and contents was won by Ramona Branch, the Garden Basket by Kirsten who works at Yankee Publishing, and the 50/50 Raffle by Deb Terounzo of Greenfield, Mass. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Our next regular meeting is on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 7:30 in the Dublin Community Church. The speaker will be Chief of Police Steve Sullivan, Dublin's recently hired police chief. Steve will tell us a little about himself and his police experiences, and hopefully relate his views on the Dublin police force and its future. We look forward to meeting Steve and welcoming him to Dublin and its Rotary Club.
Invocation - Sue Copley
Hat - Cassie Cleverly
See you all Tuesday!
Posted by Dale Gabel on Jul 19, 2014
Dear Monadnock Rotary Club Members and Friends,
We had a very successful event Saturday, July 19, at Dublin Days. In addition to having an opportunity to get information out about our Club and Rotary in general to many passers-by, we cleared $150 on three raffles. Prizes were a Sarah's Hatbox filled with local goods, a Peterborough Basket Company basket filled with gardening tools and produce, and $22 from a a 50/50 raffle. We had Club signs and banners, stand-up placards with Rotary, Club and Dublin Rotary Park information, flyers for the Wellness Festival, and friendly faces telling the Rotary story. Many thanks to Paul Tuller, Jerry Branch, Dave Dewitt, Jim Guy, Tom Ward, Cathy Sorenson and Mary Loftis for setting up the venue, manning the booth, obtaining prizes, and bringing people into the booth. The weather was great, Dublin Days was well attended, and we may have raised the interest of a prospective member or two. We also made a little bit of money to put toward our Club's charitable priorities. All in all, I think it was a successful test of the concept of having a Club presence at Dublin Days. Next year we will probably look to increase our range of raffle prizes and try to get more contributions from local businesses.
Our next regular meeting is on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at 7:30 in the Dublin Community Church. Speakers will be the Club's exchange students, Madison Grant-Neary and Megan Jones. Madison spent the past year in Sarajevo while Megan studied in Gujerat, India. They will make a presentation to the Club on their year away. It should be very interesting and I strongly encourage your attendance to demonstrate the Club's support for the student's participation in this program.
Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.