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Posted by Dale Gabel on May 02, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

We had a beautiful spring day for our annual Route 101 clean-up this morning.  14 members of the Club (Jerry Branch, Jim Guy, Paul Tuller, Cassie Cleverly, Dale Gabel, James McEwan, Bill Gurney, Rob Harris, John Goodhue, Jim Fearnside, Adam Hamilton, Vance Finch, Chuck Simpson and Rick MacMillan), and one helper (Charlotte), collected 37 bags worth of roadside trash in approximately 2 hours.  Here are a couple of pictures of the event:

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A good time was had by all.  Many thanks to those who turned out.  Travelers along 101 now have a cleaner view of the road than was previously the case.

At last week's meeting, Sean Ryan of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce gave a good talk on some of the challenges facing the region.  Many thanks to Sean for speaking to us and our best wishes as he restructures the Chamber to better serve the community.  A picture of Sean follows:

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We also inducted Bob Vecchiotti as a member of the Monadnock Rotary Club.  Welcome aboard Bob!

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Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  Our speaker will be local poet and author, Peter Tuttle. Peter will be talking about his new book, "The Porch of Common Prayer - A Meditation Upon Happiness".  Don't miss this meeting and the opportunity to hear Peter's views.  Jim Guy has the Hat and Bill Gurney the Invocation.

Adam Hamilton passes along the following invitation:  "I’d like to invite our Rotary Club to the next Business support meeting, details are below. I think this panel may interest the group. The more our club is informed on what is going on in the region the better.

May 8, 7:30 am, Monadnock Community Hospital, Parmalee Room 5.

As the Region looks to bring new business to the area, potential businesses are checking for competitive energy costs, and infrastructure to accommodate a solid economy.  An energy panel featuring Usource energy advisors, ENH (Provider Power) and Eversource will be featured on May 8, 2015. Titled “New Hampshire’s Energy Crisis: Cause and Effect and Strategies”, the panel will feature Maureen Callahan, energy advisor for Usource, LLC.  Usource is an energy services company that provides customized energy management and procurement services to commercial, industrial, and institutional customers.  Lucie Remillard, business development manager for ENH, will discuss the circumstances causing New Hampshire’s dramatically rising energy costs and, most importantly, strategies to address this critical challenge. In addition, Eversource will share the latest ideas for reducing energy consumption through the NHSaves program.  For more information, contact Sean Ryan at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce."

John Goodhue notes that we currently have 12 contributors to the Rotary Foundation with only 2 more months to contribute for the 2014-2015 Rotary year.  Please see John for assistance in getting your contribution in before the year ends on June 30.  If our Club is to attain Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) and Sustaining Member recognition, we need each Club member giving at least $100 to the Foundation before June 30.  Please make your contribution soon.

Finally, our video for the week.

Enjoy the spring!  See you all on Tuesday.

Dale
2014-2015 President

 

Posted by Dale Gabel on Apr 25, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Just a short newsletter this evening.  Spring finally seems to be here for good (except for the odd snow flurry and freezing night) so there will be no more weather updates from this point forward.

Last week we had an interesting presentation by Leonard Matczynski, Director of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.  The Center's Playing for Peace program sounds like a unique way to bring folks together who might not otherwise have the opportunity to get to know each other.  There is a summer concert series which you might be interested in attending.  Details are on the Center's website at (http://applehill.org/).  Many thanks to Mr. Matczynski for joining us and giving such a thoughtful presentation.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Center, next door to the Church.  The speaker will be Sean Ryan, Executive Director of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.  Please plan on attending so you can find out what the Peterborough Chamber is up to these days.  John Goodhue has the Hat and Jerry Branch the Invocation.

There will be a Monadnock Wellness Committee meeting immediately after the Club meeting on Tuesday.

This next Saturday, May 2, is our Roadside Clean-Up Day.  We will meet at Carr's Store at the intersection of Route 101 and Route 137 at 8:00 am and clean up both sides of 101 from that intersection east to Union St.  The rain date for the clean-up is the following Saturday, May 9.  We need a big turn out of Club members to ensure the clean-up goes quickly, so put it on your calendars and plan on showing up.  Fun is usually had by all and we do a great turn for the community in prettying up Route 101 for springtime in Dublin.

And now for the weekly Rotary video:

Hope to see you all on Tuesday at the Community Center.

Dale
2014-2015 President

Posted by Dale Gabel on Apr 18, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

It is so nice to see growing things out in the yard!  It's not as nice to see all of the clean-up that needs to be done after the winter, but I would rather have the clean-up than more winter.

We had a very enjoyable meeting last week with Joyce Carrol of the Cornucopia Project as our guest speaker.  The Project is doing a lot of good work for the community and Joyce is a compelling speaker.  The Cornucopia Project will also be an element of our Wellness Festival this year for the first time and we're very much looking forward to working with them.  Best wishes to Joyce and the other members of the Cornucopia Project and many thanks to her for spending some time with us.  In the picture below, Joyce is in the middle:

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Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  Our speaker will be Leonard Matczynski, Director of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. From the Center's web site:  "Founded in 1971 and situated on 100 acres of fields and woodlands in rural New Hampshire, Apple Hill is a unique center of chamber music performance and education. Led by Director Leonard Matczynski and the Apple Hill String Quartet, the only resident string quartet in the state of New Hampshire, Apple Hill is one of the few centers in the country that has a home campus, resident musicians, educational programs for aspiring musicians, and Playing for Peace, an outreach program that focuses on social change through chamber music."  This should be an outstanding presentation, so please make every effort to attend.  Mary Loftis has the Invocation and Vance Finch has the Hat.

A reminder that the roadside clean-up on route 101 will be May 2.  It looks like all of the snow will definitely be melted by then, so plan on coming out to help out.

Our Rotary video for the week:

We had a great turnout last week - thank you all for being there.  See you on Tuesday.

Dale
2014 - 2015 President

Posted by Dale Gabel on Apr 11, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Well, I surely hope that the inch or two of snow we had this past week was winter's very last showing before spring temperatures and weather settle in for good.  And I thought Phil only predicted 6 more weeks of winter - he was a bit on the optimistic side of it.

Our meeting last week was an assembly meeting at which we conducted Club business.  Chuck Simpson provided information on the spring roadside clean-up scheduled for May 2; Jerry Branch gave a membership update and announced the Membership Challenge for this year - whoever brings in the most members between now and 1 Dec will receive two tickets to the Colonial Theater, an Ava Maria chocolate basket and a gift certificate for a fine dining establishment in Keene, all to be awarded at the Christmas Party in December; I showed a Foundation video and gave a report on Foundation giving to date; Tom Warren gave a Treasurer's report; a slideshow highlighting aspects of the upcoming District Conference was presented; and I read a letter from the ConVal Dollars for Scholars Program thanking the Club for our contribution to their program this year.  We got quite a bit accomplished and it is always gratifying to see such enthusiasm from Club members in dealing with the business of the Club.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. in the Dublin Community Church.  The speaker will be Joyce Carrol of the Cornucopia Project.  The Cornucopia Project will be manning the kitchen at the Peterborough Community Center during our Wellness Festival in the Fall and it should be interesting hearing what else they are involved in throughout the area.  Be sure to come to the meeting and invite a guest who might be interested in becoming a member.  The Membership Challenge prize is out there waiting for whoever can do that most effectively.  Cassie Cleverly has the Hat and Amy Willey has the Invocation.

There will be a meeting of the Monadnock Wellness Festival Committee after the regular meeting on Tuesday.  Subcommittee chairs are encouraged to attend.

The Club had a good showing at the District Assembly earlier today (Saturday.)  Rob Harris, Jerry Branch, Chuck Simpson, Bob Vecchiotti and I attended the various sessions on membership, grants, Interact management, President Elect training and Assistant Governor training.  A lot of good information was presented and it was enjoyable talking with Rotarians from other Clubs and the District.  It is definitely something all members should attend.

Finally, the Rotary video for the week:

Our attendance at meetings has been slipping to around 40-50% most weeks.  I know folks are busy and many are out of town for periods of time, but we should be able to have a better attendance percentage than that.  Do try and make the meetings if at all possible.

See you on Tuesday.

Dale
2014-2015 President

Posted by Dale Gabel on Apr 04, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Happy Easter to all!  I hope you find all the eggs the Easter Bunny has no doubt hidden around your house and garden.

At last week's meeting, MaryBeth Hallinan of the Two Rivers Hospice/Palliative Choir gave a very interesting presentation on the Choir and the effects it seeks to achieve.  After explaining how the organization is set up and what it does, she had the whole Club join in singing to a volunteer "patient".

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It was a full audience participation event and provided a unique perspective on the Choir and how it affects those who are visited by it.  MaryBeth was energized and energizing and we thank her sincerely for spending some time with us.  And best wishes to her and the Choir - their efforts bring comfort to many.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  This will be an Assembly meeting so there will be no outside speaker.  Rob Harris has the Invocation, there will not be a Hat.

There will be a Board meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin General Store.

The District Assembly is on April 11 at Keene High School.  Sign up on the District 7870 website if you will be attending.  Club officers for this year and next should plan on attending.

Our spring roadside clean-up of Route 101 will be on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Chuck Simpson will provide additional details at the Assembly meeting on Tuesday.

At present, 10 of 25 members of the Club have contributed to the Rotary Foundation at or above the Sustaining Member level ($100).  To achieve Every Rotarian, Every Year recognition as we have in the past, that 40% participation level needs to increase to 100% by June 30.  See John Goodhue with your contribution or contribute online at Rotary.org.  As you can see in the following video, your contributions do a lot of good throughout the world.

Thank you for all you do for Rotary.  I hope to see you all at the Assembly on Tuesday.

Dale
2014-2015 President

Posted by Jerry Branch on Mar 29, 2015

I am happy to announce that Bob Vecchiotti has been proposed for membership in Monadnock Rotary Club. Many of you know Bob and I have included a brief bio below for those who have not had the pleasure of meeting him.

Bob Vecchiotti

 

 

 

Bob Vecchiotti is a business psychologist who is a trusted advisor and coach in companies large and small. Corporate executives and business owners like his insights and practical recommendations. He writes a monthly business column for the Keene Sentinel.

 

He was a member of the Clayton Rotary Club, Clayton, Missouri and past president of the West St. Louis County Rotary Club, St. Louis, Missouri.

Born in New York City he settled in the Monadnock Region via St. Louis eight years ago. He relaxes by cooking his favorite recipes and reading biographies.

For a more complete look at Bob's accomplishments and publications, you can click on the link:

www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-vecchiotti/6/7a6/a74/
 


 

 

Posted by Dale Gabel on Mar 28, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Greetings in this last week of March.  Winter continues making its presence felt, although not nearly at the intensity of earlier in the year.  At this point it seems to be doing nothing more than adding marginal input to mud season.  I'm sure it will be over with at some point.

At the regular meeting last week, Bill Gurney spoke about the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing, of which he is currently the Executive Director.  He was joined by Dan Henderson, Corporate Relations Officer at Keene State College.  They gave a very entertaining and informative talk about efforts to better connect the area's workforce with advanced manufacturing opportunities.  It would appear that the opportunities are legion but perhaps not well known and certainly not fully taken advantage of.  It was great having both gentlemen speak to us and we appreciate their doing so.  Following are a couple of photos of their presentation to the Club.

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Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  The speaker will be MaryBeth Hallinan, Founding Director of Two Rivers Hospice/Palliative Choir.  Igor Bella has the Hat and Dave DeWitt the Invocation.  Come and share in the fellowship:

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One of the newest members of our Club, Adam Hamilton, was recently recognized as the 2015 young business leader of the year at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce annual dinner celebration.  Congratulations Adam!

The District Training Assembly is on April 11, 2015, at the Keene High School and the District Conference is May 29-31 at the Marriott Sable Oaks in Portland, Maine.  Sign up for both at the District 7870 web site.

There will be a Monadnock Wellness Festival Committee meeting right after the regular meeting on Tuesday.  All subcommittee chairs are encouraged to attend or, if you can't attend, please have someone from the subcommittee there to provide a planning update.  Subcommittee member information is available on Clubrunner.

And finally, this week's Rotary video:

Please do your best to attend all scheduled meetings - it's a very important part of being a Rotarian.  Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Dale
2014-2015 President

 

 

Posted by Dale Gabel on Mar 21, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Our speaker last week was Ben Robinson, artistic Director of the Raylynmor Opera, who talked about the opera in general and the upcoming performance of The Magic Flute at the Colonial Theater in Keene.  He spoke about opera as a unique art form, and about opera as a business.  We wish him and the Raylynmor Opera great success in their May production.

Last Tuesday we also had a meeting of the 2015 Monadnock Wellness Festival Committee.  Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on the Club's website in the Wellness Festival page.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  The speaker will be our own Bill Gurney who will be talking about the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing.  Let's have a good turnout to show our appreciation for a fellow Rotarian.  Mary Loftis has the Hat, Jim Guy has the invocation.

We currently have 9 Club members who have made their Rotary Foundation contributions for this year.  That translates to 38% which is good, but it's not yet 100%.  We need to reach 100% by 30 June so please get your contributions to John Goodhue soon so he can get them entered for you, or make your donation online and you will be automatically credited.

The District Training Assembly is on April 11 at the Keene High School.  Register at rotary7870.org if you would like to attend.  Club officers, and prospective officers, should attend if at all possible.

A Rotary video for the week:

That's it for this edition of the Monadnock Rotary Club bulletin.  Please make time to attend Club meetings.  Attendance has been somewhat low the past few weeks.  Being active in the Club is important to the Rotary experience.

I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.

Dale
2014-2015 President

Posted by Dale Gabel on Mar 14, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

We had a very pleasant visit with May Clark last Tuesday during our regular Club meeting.  May is the Principal of the Dublin Consolidated School and provided us with a good picture of what it is like to run a school these days.  She also gave her perspective on a couple of school-related warrant articles that were on the ballot during the elections that day.  May is retiring later this year and we wish her all the best in the future.  We also sincerely thank her for taking the time from her busy schedule to speak with us.

Our next Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  Our speaker will be Ben Robinson, artistic director of the Raylynmor Opera.  He will be talking to us about "The Magic Flute" which will be performed at the Colonial Theater in Keene on May 9 of this year.  You opera buffs will not want to miss this meeting and the opportunity to hear from Ben.  Sue Copley has the Invocation, Rick MacMillan the Hat.

There will be a meeting of the 2015 Monadnock Wellness Festival Committee after the Club meeting on Tuesday.

The Route 101 clean-up for this spring has been scheduled for 2 May with 9 May as the rain date.  We'll get more information out as the day approaches.

A reminder that the District Training Assembly is on April 11 in Keene.  Sign up on the District 7870 web site.  I strongly encourage everyone to go if you can fit it into your schedule.

The Club's President-Elect, Rob Harris, completed his President-Elect training this past week and is gearing up for his year as Club President!  If you're interested in the training a prospective Club President receives prior to taking on the role, it's fresh in Rob's mind and available for the asking.

Rotary Night at the Ballpark will be on July 18 this year.  The Fisher Cats will host Rotarians for a ball game and contribute $4 of each $12 ticket to the PolioPlus campaign.  The Cats will be playing the Portland SeaDogs that evening.  More details will follow on ticket purchases.  Put the date on your long-term planning calendar.

And now for the weekly Rotary video:

Please try to attend the meeting on Tuesday.  See you all there.

Dale
President 2014-2015


 

Posted by Dale Gabel on Mar 07, 2015

Fellow Rotarians and friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Don't forget to spring ahead tonight.  It's the surest sign yet that spring is nearly here.  The chipmunks are beginning to stir around the house as well, but so far they seem to be somewhat puzzled about getting down through all the snow to ground level.  So the ones I see outside the door are running back and forth on top of the snow banks and trying hard to find a way under the deck.  It was all so easy last summer, they seem to be saying, but for some reason the usual paths aren't there this year.  The cats certainly enjoy watching their discomfiture.

At last week's meeting, Jerry Branch and other members of the Club spoke about their Rotary experiences and the value they receive from being members of Rotary.  It was a nice change of pace and very interesting listening to the views of others on their Rotary experiences.  Many thanks to Jerry, and the other members of the Club, for sharing their perspectives.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  The speaker will be May Clark, teaching principal of the Dublin Elementary School, who will be speaking to us on the role of the school in our community.  Mary Loftis has the Hat and Wendy White the Invocation.  Please plan on being there to give May a warm welcome to our Club.

There will be a meeting of the Club's Board on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin General Store.

The District 7870 Training Assembly is on April 11, 2015, at the Keene High School.  Register for the event at the District 7870 web site (http://www.rotary7870.org).

According to John Goodhue, we now have 8 members (or 32%) of our Club who have contributed to the Foundation.  We need to have the other 68% contribute before June 30 to achieve EREY and Sustaining Member recognition.  Please contact John with your contribution or with questions on how to contribute.

The Rotary video of the week (these folks are doing fantastic work under some appalling conditions):

Hope to see you all on Tuesday.

Dale
2014-2015 President

 

Posted by Dale Gabel on Feb 28, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

It has been good to see the sun over the past week to dispel some of the gloominess occasioned by a month or more of cloudy skies and snow.  The process of melting all of the the snow we've had this year has finally begun, but there is a long way to go.  I'm sure it will all be gone before next winter arrives...

At our meeting last week Lisa Foote gave a very interesting presentation on the early days of the town of Dublin. I for one was unaware that Dublin originally included the area currently occupied by Harrisville.  It was a fascinating talk, and Lisa provided copies of maps laying out the original lots in the town.  Our thanks to her for taking the time to give our Club a window into the past.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  We will not have an outside speaker this week.  Jerry Branch, our Club's Membership Chair, will speak to us on the topic of membership and new member orientation.  This will be a great meeting for all new members to attend, and also a wonderful opportunity to invite any potential prospective members to learn more about Rotary and the benefits of Rotary membership.  Rob Harris has the Hat and Sturdy Thomas has the Invocation.  Please make every effort to attend - we haven't seen some of you in quite a while.

John Goodhue, the Club's Foundation Chair, reports that we currently have 8 of 24 members who have given to the Rotary Foundation, for a 33% participation rate.  We're gradually inching our way to 100% participation, but there are only 4 months left in which contributions need to be made to count toward the Club's Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) and Sustaining Member recognition.  So see John soon to make your  Foundation contribution.

There will be a meeting of the 2015 Monadnock Wellness Festival Committee after the regular Club meeting on Tuesday.

For the Rotary video this week, a short oral history on how Rotary became involved in polio eradication:

See you all at the meeting on Tuesday.

Dale
2014-2015 President

Posted by Dale Gabel on Feb 21, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Spring is nearly here!  I know that's hard to believe, but it's true.  It won't be long before we're all out there with our blue bags, picking up litter along 101 between Dublin and Peterborough.  Something to look forward to for sure.  In the meantime, the snow continues falling and piling up.  The way things are going, we may not be able to see the litter for unmelted snow.  Time will no doubt tell.

At last week's meeting (thankfully not snowed out for a change) Paul Tuller gave a superb video presentation on the work of potter Susan Bliss.  It was extraordinarily interesting listening to Susan talk about what provides the inspiration for her art and how she executes the pieces.  Paul also showcased one of his many talents in successfully capturing a video history of Susan and editing it into a captivating performance.  It was a great presentation and we thank Paul (and indirectly Susan Bliss) for bringing it to our Club.  We also presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to Rick MacMillan (for his leadership over the past two years of the Wellness Festival), Jerry Branch (for his commitment to membership as our Membership Chair) and John Goodhue (his fifth award, for his long service to Rotary and to our Club as the Foundation Chair.)  And we welcomed James McEwan as our Club's newest member.  It was a very busy, and satisfying, meeting.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  The speaker will be Lisa Foote, Dublin's Archivist, who will speak on the topic of the early history of the town of Dublin.  I for one am looking forward to learning more about the early days of this wonderful little town that I call home.  Please make every effort to attend and give Lisa a warm Rotary welcome.  Vance Finch has the Hat, and I have the Invocation.

The second meeting of the 2015 MWF Committee was held last week.  Minutes of all the meetings can be found at the following link: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?accountid=2945&pid=101261 .  I encourage everyone in the Club to read the minutes and stay current on the planning efforts.  Your thoughts about how to make the Festival ever more successful are very welcome.  For those interested in reviewing the photos taken at the last Wellness Festival (and the RYLA event in November), all have been posted on the Club's website in photo albums.

If anyone has information regarding the sign-on name and password for the Club's Facebook account, could you please let me know what it is.

The final in our reverse series on Rotary efforts in Detroit:

LaunchDETROIT Episode 1 from Rotary International on Vimeo.

It's a great video and a great series that highlights the good the Rotarians can do in a community.

I look forward to seeing you all on the 24th.  Think spring!

Dale
2014-2015 President

Posted by Dale Gabel on Feb 14, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

It's been a wintery few weeks.  At this writing the snow is falling once again.  Snow piles are making it difficult to see oncoming traffic at driveways and parking lot entrances, and Boston is contemplating dumping excess snow in the harbor because piling it up has become increasingly difficult.  Our meeting last week was canceled once again due to weather, but I am hopeful this week will be different.  If the forecast plays out, there should be enough time on Monday for everyone to dig out and allow the meeting on Tuesday to take place.  Ever hopeful.

That next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  Our speaker will be Past President Paul Tuller, recently recovered from knee surgery and reasonably ambulatory.  Paul will be showing a video presentation featuring the work of potter Susan Bliss.  Paul does a great job of presenting interesting topics so don't miss this one.  And I know you'll all want to be there after three weeks of canceled meetings to enjoy the friendly camaraderie of our Club.  Jerry Branch will have the Hat and Tom Ward the Invocation.

There will be a meeting of the 2015 Monadnock Wellness Festival committee immediately after the Club Meeting on Tuesday.

We seem stuck at 4 out of 24 Foundation contributors from the Club during this Rotary year.  That is only 17% and our goal, as it is every year, is 100%.  We have a ways to go.  Please consider making a Foundation contribution soon.  You can either make the contribution on line, or give a check to John Goodhue who will make sure it is sent to the right place.  Foundation contributions do a lot of good locally and internationally, so please consider supporting the Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary video of the week, working backwards from last week's:

See you all on Tuesday.  Stay warm and take it easy when moving the snow.

Dale
2014-2015 President

 

Posted by Dale Gabel on Feb 07, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

Winter has certainly been having a negative impact on our meeting frequency.  Last week's meeting had to be canceled after the big Monday snowfall, just as the meeting the week before had been snowed out.  Hopefully there will not be a repeat this week, even though the forecast does call for some snow on Sunday and Monday.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  The speakers will be Robin Kenney and Deborah Watrous of the NH Humanities Council.  According to their web site, "...the NH Humanities Council has been connecting people to culture, history, places, ideas and one another" for nearly four decades.  If you're interested in doing a bit of pre-meeting preparation, the NH Humanities Council web site can be found here  http://www.nhhc.org/index.php.  Dave DeWitt has the Hat and John Goodhue has the invocation.

There will be a meeting of the 2015 Monadnock Wellness Festival Committee immediately after the Club meeting on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, there will be a meeting of the Club's Board at 7:30 am at the Dublin General Store.

District 7870 has two big events coming up in the not too distant future.  First is the District Training Assembly on April 11 in Keene.  After that is the District Conference on May 29-31 in Portland, Maine.  All Club members are encouraged to attend either or both events.  More info, and registration details, can be found on the District web site  http://www.rotary7870.org/.

The Raymond Area Rotary Club is sponsoring a leadership seminar on Feb 27.  A full day of leadership speakers is planned.  The keynote will be given by Dan Linskey who was the ground commander at the Boston Marathon bombings and headed up the ensuing manhunt.  Chief Linskey's presentation is called Responding to Terror: Life Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing.  If you're interested in attending the leadership seminar, register with the Raymond Area Rotary Club at http://raymondarearotary.org.

And finally, the Rotary video of the week:

I hope we don't get snowed out on Tuesday and further hope that I see you all then.

Dale
2014-2015 President

Posted by Dale Gabel on Jan 31, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,

I trust that you have all been able to dig out from the snowstorm last week.  Although we didn't get as much snow as predicted, it was a significant storm and caused us to cancel the meeting last week.  We will look for an opportunity to reschedule May Clark to speak to us at another meeting in the not too distant future.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30 am in the Dublin Community Church.  The speaker will be MaryBeth Hallinan, Founding Director of Two Rivers Hospice/Palliative Choir.  Jim Guy has the Hat and Bill Gurney the Invocation.  Come one, come all to share in the fellowship.

Tonight is the final night for completing the Rotary Club survey that I have mentioned numerous times in past emails and newsletters.  If you have not done so yet, please go to this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NEPETS_Survey) and fill out the survey.  It will take you very little time to provide some invaluable information.

The next meeting of the 2015 Monadnock Wellness Festival Committee will be on Feb 10 after the regular Club meeting.

The Rotary video of the week:

 
Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Dale
2014-2015 President
 

 

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