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.
Posted by Dale Gabel on Jul 12, 2014
Dear Monadnock (Dublin) Rotary Club Members and Friends,
There will be a regular Club meeting on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church. Our speaker will be Johnny Bolster of Make It So, The Monadnock Makerspace in Keene, NH. Dave Dewitt has frequently mentioned a new Makerspace in Peterborough - the Makerspace in Keene is the same concept and was established last year. Mr. Bolster will give us an overview of what the Makerspace is all about. For those who might like to do a little preparation, the link to their website is: http://www.meetup.com/Monadnock-Makerspace/
Hat - Margaret Baker
Invocation - Sturdy Thomas
Dublin Days is Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Yankee Field. The Club will have a table at the festivities for a raffle and to disseminate information about Rotary in general and our Club in particular. If you're interested in helping out during the day please let Paul Tuller know.
We had a very good Assembly last week and were successful in populating the committees for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. I sent out the current make-up of the committees last week for the benefit of those who didn't attend the Assembly but would like to participate on a committee. Please let me know by email or in person at one of our meetings.
Finally, there will be a Rotary Board meeting on Wed, July 16, 2014 at 7:30 am in the Dublin General Store. The President, Immediate Past President, President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer make up the Club Board.
Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday and learning more about Makerspace!