Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Monadnock Rotary Club,
On July 29, 2014, Dublin's Police Chief, Steve Sullivan, addressed the Club at our regular breakfast meeting. He told us a little about himself, talked about the Dublin Police Department, and gave us his views on policing and on the law enforcement challenges facing even a small town like Dublin. It was great to have him visit the Club and we welcome him and his family to our community.
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, we will have a regular meeting in the Dublin Community Church beginning at 7:30 am. Our speaker will be Seth Brenzel of The Walden School. From the school's website: "The Walden School, founded in 1972, is an acclaimed summer music school and festival offering programs that emphasize creative application, specifically through the study of musicianship, improvisation, and composition. In residence on the beautiful campus of the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, the school provides an inspiring retreat-like environment ideal for creative music making." It should be an informative program so don't miss it.
Hat: John Goodhue
Invocation: Jim Guy
Our Club is a contributor to the Milford Rotary Club's Clean Water Global Grant. Recently, the Milford Club sent out a press release, which is reproduced in part below, and a photo, which is attached. This is just one of the many worthwhile endeavors that the Monadnock Rotary Club supports.
"July 28, 2014 - The Milford, New Hampshire and the Danli, Honduras Rotary Clubs are pleased to announce that The Rotary Foundation has approved a Global Grant which, when completed, will improve the health of 425 families – including many children - by providing them with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education. This project will serve nine dispersed, remote communities in the rural municipality of Trojes, Honduras, located along the Nicaraguan border, about three hours northeast of Danli. The total cost of the project is $188,000, of which $138,300 was funded by Rotary Clubs, Rotary Districts and The Rotary Foundation. The remaining funds will be provided by a Native Energy carbon credit program.
The goal of the project is to virtually eliminate water borne diarrheal disease in the communities by providing practical, simple sustainable tools, including appropriate point-of-use filtration technology, toilets; hygiene and sanitation training to individuals, teachers and communities; and on-going monitoring and follow-up.
In addition to the Milford Rotary Club, five other New Hampshire Rotary Clubs supported this project - Nashua, Nashua West, Souhegan Valley, Monadnock and Jaffrey-Rindge as well as the District Foundation Committee. Fourteen other Rotary Clubs from Maine, New York, New Jersey, Montana, Oregon and Washington also partnered on this project."
Hope to see you all on Tuesday.