We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Dublin Community Church
Route 101Dublin, NH 03444United States
This weeks speaker is Phil Heber, Executive Director of "Big Brothers, Big Sisters". It is quite a extrodinary concept to pair a mentor, with a young person, and see what the results will be. Our own Rick MacMillan has been very involved and it is such a worthy cause.
Last week we learn about Dogs, Cats, Mice and Rats. The Humane Society has a very energetic coordinator. Michelle spoke to us about how the system has changed from arrest and put down a dog, or cat. To a working system that is still evolving, where solutions are worked out in a decent manor.
The latest on Montse is she is Bon Voyaging to Bermuda aboard the USS Rotary Cruise Ship. She will spend a week at sea with other exchange students and Rotarians from out District. Im sorry I couldnt attend and represent our club... but I dont like big ships on open waters, ya thats it.
So Next Week NO MEETING.... Memorial Day is the 27th so on the 28th no meeting. I will try to get out another notice on Friday. So grill some burgers and do some relaxing.
We do have a Board meeting on Wednesday the 22nd. at the Dublin General.
I have just three more meetings before Gavel Night. Wahoooo.
Gosline - invocation, Branch - hat
Last week we Congregated at All Saints. It was Rumage Sale time so Adrian was gracious enough to host us in Peterborough. Ken Woods came from Dublin to speak to us on Health Insurance. I think everyone perked up when he told us the new rules in Health Care starting October 1. We all are a little bit nervous about the new changes.
Sue Copely had the Hat and she let us know about her passion for Bunnies. Collecting plates that have Rabbits on them is her hobby and she has some good ones.
Our invocation and Pledge are always interesting at all saints. We went from an Easter Lilly to an Eagle??
Tomorrows meeting will ber very interesting.
Lisa Sieverts spoke to us on Project Management. I liked her way of breaking down the tasks of a project and getting a team together and getting things done quickly and efficiently. She handed out her playing cards of the different tasks and it was a great way to identify the needs of a project.
Ken Woods is our speaker-Dublin Health & Benefit Group LLc. is a locally owned insurance agency dedicated to serving individuals and small to mid sized businesses in the implementation and management of their health insurance and employee benefit programs.Established in 2005, Dublin Health’s President, Ken Woods, brings over 20 years of experience in the health & benefit arena.
Ken, and Dublin Health bring a breath of fresh air to those who feel overwhelmed by the volume of choices offered and the daunting costs associated with them. Insurance carriers come and go and rates ebb and flow. What is the right plan one year is no longer competitive the next.
Amy Willie showed us some cool slides of her trip to Utah. Three days all alone amongst nature. Nice pics
I am in a state of shock right now due to the terrible events at the Boston Marathon. Patriots Day in Mass is such a fun, traditional day. Red Sox, Marathons, and a first right of Spring have all now been altered forever. Sad, very Sad.
We will have our regular meeting tomorrow. Bring lots of Happy Dollars so we can all share in some good thoughts. Matt Weddle is not with us any more and he had the hat so we will have some extra time to reflect.
John Goodhue will lead us in the Invocation.
Our Speaker is Heather Jasmine of Keene State College. Heather has a bachelor's degree from Keene State College and a MBA from Plymouth State University. As Program Coordinator for Continuing Education, she is responsible for community-based programming such as Kids on Campus, the Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning, teacher professional development, and conferences. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her three children.
Last Week Brad Bates entertained us with a great Video of Dublin School. He shared with us so many great things that his school is now doing. Math, Sciences, computers, arts, and even horseback riding. Dublin School is a rich resource right next door to us and he opened our eyes to its potential. The school and the town of Dublin are very lucky to have such a leader.
I hope all are well.
See you tomorrow.
Speaker Apr 09, 2013
We had an informative Assembly Meeting.
Jerry spoke on Membership. How we should be setting our goal for this year. I think we can all agree that 40 members would be the perfect amount. Jerry also mentioned how important our speakers are to our club. By getting good quality speakers new members are more enticed to join. Also, lining up our speaker schedule allows us to advertise our program in the Dublin Advocate. So remember if you are on the speaker committee it is important to fill the speaker slots early.
We spoke of a joint Pancake or Breakfast with the church. More dialogue needs to happen before anything can be determined.
My sister Ruth has offered a donation for some help with the Pumpkin Festival. Again more talk needs to happen to iron out specifics. The club seemed to like the idea of more one hit wonders for some quick fund raising money.
Our new Post office Box is 302 Dublin NH 03444
Our new Wellness Festival Chair Rick MacMillan spoke about the launching of 2013 Rob Harris is his assistant.
Jerry is going to coordinate legistics such as tents, entertainment etc
Barbara will organize the screenings
Erika and Mary Loftis the new Fitness module
Tom Warren and Anne Marie will do the Soup tent
Sue Copley will organize all volunteers.
The first meeting is April 9 Dublin Library at 5:30pm
March 12th Meeting Bruce Simpson filled in for a ailing Nancy Cayford. We learned about the New Community house planned for Dublin. It was the original 1850's General Store of Dublin and was a residence of Mrs Burt until she passed away. A private committee has raised over $100,000 to renovated the building into a place for seniors to gather, and have a meal. It will have high speed internet access so people can use computers easier. There will be a large gathering room with small classrooms. It will be a co-existing building with the church. Parking swapped for room. It should be a new asset to Dublin.
Robin Eichert made wonderful thank you bookmarks. She was so grateful for everyones participation in the Wellness Festival but wanted to spotlight a few special efforts by Ruth Clark- publicity, Jerry Branch-scheduling and mapping, Sue Copely for organizing volunteers, Janet and Connie for their extra efforts beyond their contract, Peter Gosline for connecting our sponsors, Lou Ann and I for Soup Tasting.
I would like to thank Adrian for stepping in with the invocation without a moments notice. Erika Im sorry I forgot the Hat!!!
David Dewitt will soon be installed as a new member of our club. Congratulations! We have more coming. This is great news. See Dale Gabel's Bio on Club Runners Stories. You can check to see if you have the Hat or Invocation on Club Runner. I try to call everyone ahead of time but sometimes I forget.
Next weeks meeting is going to be a good one.
Tuesday March 14th we are going to be treated with one of our own. Rob grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSChE degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined Esso Research and Engineering Company (Now Exxon Mobile) and moved to New York City. Rob left Esso to attend graduate school and received a MSChE and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 1968. He accepted a position with Monsanto Co in St Louis in the New Enterprise Division where he was responsible for commercializing Monsanto technology by starting-up new venture companies.
In 1973, Rob joined The Standard Oil Company in Cleveland (The original John D Rockefeller Co which was eventually bought out by BP) where he was a lead engineer and one of the project manager's for the design and operation of the Trans Alyeska Pipeline. In 1988 he received a MBA degree from Case Western Reserve University. After he left BP, he founded several“start-up” companies which he later sold and in 1997 he joined Case Western Reserve University as a Professor with a joint appointment in the Business School and the Engineering School. In 2008, Rob and his wife decided to retire and moved to the Keene area in June, 2008.
Dale Gabel, Rear Admiral, USCG (Ret.)
Dale retired from the Coast Guard in September 2009 after more than 38 years of military service. He is presently an independent maritime consultant specializing in acquisition, engineering, logistics and management.
Dale’s final military assignment before retirement was Commander, First Coast Guard District, headquartered in Boston, MA. In that capacity he supervised all Coast Guard missions across eight states in the northeast and along 2,000 miles of coastline from the U.S.-Canadian border to northern New Jersey. In fulfilling these responsibilities, Rear Admiral Gabel commanded over 12,000 active duty, reserve, civilian and Auxiliary personnel, and employed 30 cutters, 200 boats and 8 aircraft.
Dale graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1975, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering and a commission as Ensign in the Coast Guard. He attended the University of Michigan postgraduate program from 1977 through 1979, earning Master of Science degrees in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In 2004 he completed the Naval War College nonresident program.
His other flag officer assignments include Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics from May 2005 to June 2008 in which capacity he supervised all Coast Guard engineering (aeronautical, civil, naval, ocean, industrial, environmental) and logistics programs; Assistant Commandant for Acquisition from June 2004 to July 2005 during which he acquired aircraft, cutter, boat and C4I systems; and Commander, Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic from June 2002 to September 2004 providing strategic, operational and tactical level engineering and logistics support to all Coast Guard operating forces in Atlantic Area, the Coast Guard's largest theater of operations. Rear Admiral Gabel was promoted to flag rank in April 2002.
Seagoing assignments include command and engineering positions on board high and medium endurance Coast Guard cutters and a polar icebreaker.
Shore assignments include command, operations, logistics and engineering positions in national and regional Coast Guard headquarters, and in shore-based units.
During his military career, Dale was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (five awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (four awards), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and numerous unit and service awards.
A long-time member of professional engineering organizations, Dale was the national President of the American Society of Naval Engineers from 2007 to 2009. He has also maintained ties with academic institutions as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Coast Guard Academy from 2005 to 2009 and as the Coast Guard Executive Fellow at the Institute for Defense and Business, Chapel Hill, NC, from 2009 to 2010. In 2012, he joined the Board of Directors of Wartsila Defense, Inc.
Dale resides with his wife Shelley in Dublin, New Hampshire, where he is the elected Chairman of the Budget Committee. He was also recently elected to serve on the town’s Planning Board.
Bulletin January 8
Thank you All!
Thank you for all getting to the meeting before 7:30,having lots of Happy Dollars, and all the great input.
It was great to walk away from the meeting today with a sense of hope and goodwill. It was good to hear everyone still has spirit to do good things. So the rest is easy. All we have to do is figure out what we can do and what we want to do.
It was so nice to feel the warm (Once the heat kicked in) feelings of comraderie, fellowship and that everyone likes to go to the Tuesday Meetings.
Thank you to Jan McElroy for facillitating our meeting. We do have a superior group of people. We should all be proud of our accomplishments and anticipate a truley prosperous New Year.
Bulletin January 3
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone has enjoyed their two weeks off of Rotary. I know I have just gotten over the Deer in the Headlight feeling of being president. I believe I am at the midway mark. Winter is a time for me to reflect on my past landscape season and prepare for an upcoming season that usually starts in March. So now we can all do a little reflecting of our 2012 Rotary year and we get to act on those reflections.
Our first meeting will be rather introspective.... What Rotary means to us individually. Why are we on this crazy bus ride?
Our next meeting will be January 8th. These next three meetings are mandatory. Doctors excuses only!! We are discussing the future of our fund raising and membership goals. We have a guest facilitator in Jan McElroy, that will help us delve into our challenges. Robin Eichert has again worked very hard on putting together a program/method for us to come up with solutions. There will not be any "Hats" in January. Unless it gets really cold of course. . If everyone can ariive on time,even a little early, the room will be open and warm by 7:15am, we can do happy dollars while we are eating and get to work right away. Sound Good???
We had three guests that spoke of the Jaffrey-Rindge Club's successful endeavor call Quest. Andy Peterson asked if there was interest in our club joining the peterborough club to start a Quest program in Peterborough. Jim O'neil an Tonya Albee spoke of how successful their clubs program is.
We have no meetings December 25 and January 1. Our next meeting is January 8th. Bring your thinking caps.Jan McElroy will be facilitating our three meeting in January.
Its Veterans Day. I hope all that have served and are currently serving, have been thanked and acknowledged for their Service. We have a Meeting this week, and it is an important one. Speaking of Service.....In the next 48 hrs, We should all, think about what service we can provide to the club. 2hrs a week, plus our meeting time would provide a lot of effort. If we All contribute, then a few wouldn't have to feel burdened and burned out. We need to figure out how to distribute the efforts evenly. That is what our next meeting is all about. So put your thinking caps on.
Our last meeting was November 6. I was away in Sunny Florida.Our Speaker was Bill Smith of Haus Media. Paul Tuller ran the meeting. I can only believe it was a fun and educational meeting
November 13 is a very important meeting. We are going to discuss our club's goals. Particularly time obligations and how it pertains to fund raising. How can we reach a level of commitment from all of our members and attain the service that we all feel is comfortable and achievable. We want to get everyone’s thoughts on matters such as the fate and futures of the Wellness Festival, Farm Tour, Ryla
Rick MacMillan has the Invocation
Sue Copley has the Hat
Chuck was away on 10/16 and Jerry filled in as moderator. Kevin McElhinney spoke to the club about the CONVAL Community Scholarship Foundation which was formed in 2006 by John Vance, an active member of MRC until recently. Eight scholarships have been awarded through June with our club providing financial and mentor support. Dave, Margaret, Robin and Erika have all been involved in the program. Kevin told several success stories of students that have participated in the program.
Cassie was the 'Hat.' She talked about the impact practicing ballet as a discipline has had on her life. Sturdy filled in for Adrian with the invocation. Laura led the singing.
Cassie announced that RYLA will be on Nov. 10. Those with telephone assignments should make their calls soon.
Happy stories: Tammy thanked Cassie for referring her to Heather Thomas, a chiropractor. Charlie Bass felt guilty about missing meetings and hopes to come more often in the future. Rick went to a football game to watch his little brother play. Laura announced that the Keene Pumpkin festival would be on Saturday (10-20-12) and encouraged everyone to bring a pumpkin. Cassie is going to a pumpkin carving workshop on Thursday in Keene and she just got back from an amazing trip in Cypress.
The next meeting will be on Oct 23 in the Dublin Community Church Vestry. The invocation assignment is open, Vance is the Hat. The speaker is not shown on the calendar but I'm sure there is a program. We probably need to remind the Program Chairs that one of their responsibilities is it put the speakers on the Club Runner calendar. If you click 'edit speakers' and 'add a speaker,' you can enter the info. It appears on the calendar after you save at the bottom. If you need help with this, check with Jerry.
The program committee members have been added to the calendar to make it easy to find. It's shown at the first of the months of Jan, Mar and May. Each committee sets the programs for a two month period. You should also check with Chuck to coordinate any special meetings, i.e. Assemblies. Speakers should be scheduled at least a month before their program date.
Last meeting was June 19, 2012. Barbara Summers did the invocation and Ruth Clark shared her vision of creating a health retreat in the Monadnock Region to help people with chronic illness create a healthier life.
The Speaker, Holly Alderman, is an artist who lives Jaffrey across from the Old Toll Road. She was a member of Rotary in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her father who was also a Rotarian dedicated to community service she recalls as being his happiest when he was involved in Rotary projects. She originally got into art as a means of community service.
Holly creates one-of-a-kind art commissions for parks, residences, restaurants, offices and theaters, with over 50 installations from Southern California to Maine to London since 1995. She has painted murals in Dublin, Peterborough, Marlborough, Jaffrey and Keene.
Her art has been seen on the Today Show, This Old House and NECN Dream House, at the White House, Chelsea Flower Show in England, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site on Cornish, the Architectural Digest Show in New York, the Boston Public Library and the National Academy in New York, and in New Hampshire Magazine, Digital Graphics, Publishers Weekly, and many more.
Most recently, Holly painted public art, "For Your Dreams, Night and Day" -- midnight blue and bold gold summery light-hearted cartoons in windows at the Park Theater in Jaffrey. Her next art show is at Sunflowers in Jaffrey where she also created their flag.
Holly manages the ARTBAR at Sharon Arts in Depot Square. These are sessions where you can stop by to mingle and/or decide to make your own painting to take home in 2 hours or less. ARTBARS this summer are on Thursday, July 12, French Kitchen Arts and Thursday, August 9, Lilly Pulitzer Festival, 5 to 7. You can reach Holly at www.HollyAlderman.com
Next Meeting is July 10. NO MEETING on July 3 because of the 4th holiday. The July 10 meeting will be an Assembly.
Happy $’s—Tammy complimented Robin and Jerry for all they do for the club. Vance was excited about her vacation in Nova Scotia. John was just happy for the day! Rick was excited about the Big Brother Big Sister golf tournament coming up. He is also looking forward to being involved in the Cypriot Friends program with Cassie. Erika expressed how much she loves the club because it is so forgiving. Amen to that! Tom had a great bird hike and saw a couple of beautiful milk snakes. Vance acknowledged Swift and Sue for the work they did on the Bill Evans scholarship fund and talked about how much fun it was to interview the excellent candidates. Chuck acknowledged Ruth with a beautiful flower bouquet and $3.65 for every day of her Presidency!
Announcements—John asked everyone to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation no matter how big or small by June 30.
Gavel night is this Thursday at Vance and Paul Finch’s home at 6:00. Directions have been circulated. Please feel free to invite non Rotarians to this event but let Ericka know who you are bringing.
Rick is spearheading an effort to operationalize the selection of prospective recipients for the proceeds of the Wellness Festival.
We need volunteers to go to the Keene Rotary meetings to promote the LFGT. Please update your contact information on Club Runner. If you are not sure how to do this, please give Ruth or Chuck your information.
Last meeting was on June 12. Audrey Cass did the invocation. Pamela Gleason talked about her garden and its nurturing effect.
The Speaker, Craig Altobello, shared an amazing display of his woodwork artistry. His background is in teaching both art and science which is a great background because both disciplines come together in his work. He spoke about how the College of the Redwoods inspired his love of wood which is central to his craft.
With tremendous enthusiasm he walked us through exactly how he creates a piece starting with finding interesting wood all the way through to the finish he uses on his pieces. His craft is all about the wood which leads him to use only Forest Steward Certified woods. Craig has dabbled in this art form for a number of years but it wasn’t until 2009 he made a serious commitment. You would never know it by looking at his art work. It looks like he has been seriously doing this for many years.
He is exhibiting his work currently at the River Center until June 14th. His next exhibit will be at River Meade starting the 21st of June.
If you are interested in contacting Craig or seeing a sample of his art work, go to www.monadnockart.org
Last meeting was June 5, 2012. Rebecca did the invocation which focused on the difference between helping, fixing and service. The message: Helping and fixing come from the ego and tend to be draining while service nurtures and comes directly from the soul. Instead of a Hat this week, Jerry and Ruth talked about the District Conference which occurred over the weekend. The theme of the conference was “It’s a Small World” which incorporated Rotary’s mission of citizen diplomacy, a concept which was central to the keynote address as well as many activities over the weekend. The most moving segment of the conference occurred on Sunday morning when all 22 of the Exchange Students presented from the stage their perspective on the year with amazing poise and confidence. The high point of the conference was when Jerry received the “Club Builder” award and received a standing ovation.
The Speaker was Tom Warren who did a great job talking about all of the different owls that are native to our area including the Great Horned, Barred , Great Grey, Barn, Snowy, Screech and the Sawhet Owl. Tom started his presentation with a review of common owl facts such as the fact that owl can focus their eyes 10 times faster than humans so they can see obstacles quicker and make flight adjustments to avoid collisions. In addition, the large facial disks of owls gather and concentrate sound waves like a parabolic reflector and focus sound on the owl’s ears. The Great Horned owl is the most ferocious and the Barred owl is the most common. Barn Owls used to populate the area but are considered very rare today because there are not as many farms in the area. The Screech owl’s call sounds like a horse whinny while the Sawhet owl is very small. Lastly, Snowy Owls migrate down to our area every few years when the lemmings supply is low in the Arctic.
Tom has offered to take us out on an Owl Prowl sometime this winter when they are most active. He has also agreed to help us with some bird sightings this summer at the Dublin Rotary Park.