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Jaffrey-Rindge

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Franklin Pierce University
Dining Area (Back Meeting room)
Spagnuolo Hall
Rindge, NH 03461
United States of America
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Charitable Donations Accepted
Anyone who would like to donate to the Rotary Club to help with all we do for local charitable needs can send a check to the JR Rotary at PO Box 752, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
 
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Hi Fellow Rotarians,
 
This week's meeting is on Thursday, August 13th, at 7:15 AM via ZOOM.  A URL and Password will be sent to everyone shortly.
 
Many thanks to Roy Baldwin and his staff and, in particular, his wife, Karen, for their outstanding work in hosting Camp BEST for this, the 10th and last season.
 
Between now and our meeting on Thursday, please help by bringing your best ideas forward for our fundraiser this November. Time is getting short. 

The first potato planted in the United States was in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Jed
 
 
Rotarians gathered at Monadnock Christian Ministries for our Thursday morning meeting. Courtesy of Rotarian Harold Davis, here are some of the two dozen pictures that he took at https://photos.app.goo.gl/tNFX2JXxycKYQgek7
 
 
Executive Director and Rotarian Roy Baldwin - He Made It Happen!
 
Monadnock Christian Ministries Executive Director and fellow Rotarian, Roy Baldwin, hosted the Jaffrey/Rindge Rotary Club for last Thursday's meeting.  Catching Roy having a good laugh at something that someone said was our photographer, Harold Davis.
 
 
A Beautiful Award Shared With All -- From Camp BEST Campers
 
Roy Baldwin presented several awards that were originally made by the Camp BEST campers.  Each color at the end of the dandelion was created with each camper using their finger to paint one of several colors.  Each camper signed the back of the award.  Rotarians attending the Thursday meeting each received a copy of the award, courtesy of Roy and Karen Baldwin.
 
 
Dan Bemis, Camp BEST Director, Recognized by Roy Baldwin
 
Dan Bemis, Recreation Director for the Town of Rindge, as well as Director of Camp BEST, receives a nicely framed certificate from Roy that included the dandelion print, which was captioned with an inspirational message.
 
Michelle Durand, Assistant Principal, Recognized for Camp BEST Contributions Over the Years
 
Michelle Durand, who has participated in several QUEST and Camp BEST summer programs over the past decade, was recognized by Roy Baldwin for her many years of service.  Michelle serves as the Assistant Principal of the Jaffrey/Rindge Middle School and Conant High School.
 
 
President Jed Holds Up Award Recognition Given to Rotary
 
President Jed Brummer holds up the framed dandelion certificate that was presented to the Jaffrey/Rindge Rotary Club by Roy Baldwin.
 
 
Roy Baldwin and Monadnock Christian Ministries Recognized by Rotary
 
Without Roy Baldwin and the Monadnock Christian Ministries Staff, Camp BEST would not have taken place this summer for 50 Jaffrey/Rindge Middle School children.  In a presentation by President Jed Brummer, Roy and his team were recognized with a framed certificate "for your service and that of your Staff that supported the principles of Rotary and for distinguished efforts that demonstrated the commitment you unselfishly provided for the betterment of the children of our communities" at Camp BEST.
 
 
 
Another Reason for Camp BEST's Success -- Karen Baldwin
 
Who's that behind the mask?  None other than Karen Baldwin who - along with Roy - made sure that Camp BEST was successful.  Roy made it a point to single out Karen and her organizational abilities that she demonstrated before and during the four-week Camp BEST journey that benefitted dozens of Middle Schoolers.
 
 
Reverend Kathleene Card Delivers Another Inspirational Invocation!
 
Reverend Kathleene Card, noted for her inspirational invocations at the beginning of each Rotary meeting, surely didn't disappoint last Thursday at the beginning of our Rotary meeting that was hosted at the Ministries campus!
 
 
Social Distancing Is Always the Norm as Rotarians Gather 
 
Jaffrey/Rindge Rotary thanks Roy Baldwin and the Monadnock Christian Ministries for hosting our Thursday meeting that was held in Williams Hall.
 
 
 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
First, I want to thank all the old, lame, and sick Rotarians, including myself, but not Stephanie, for attending our fellowship meeting at the Cathedral of the Pines last Thursday. Second, I want to thank Robert Emmett Kelly for his outstanding singing and musical performance. The last song was by Andre Bocelli and Sarah Brightman: Time to Say Goodbye.

Our next meeting is Thursday, August 6th, at 7:15am, at Monadnock Christian Ministries.  It will be an awards ceremony and special recognition for Roy Baldwin and other luminaries.  Coffee and danish will be provided; don’t forget to bring masks.
 
This was our 10th and final year for Camp BEST. I hope all Rotarians can attend and celebrate this truly great accomplishment that benefitted middle schoolers and mentors.

Did you know the state dog before the chinook was a French poodle?
 
Yours in service,
 
Jed
 
 
 
Over two dozen pictures of the Thursday, July 30th, Rotary Meeting and Social at the Cathedral of the Pines were captured by our photographer, Rotarian Harold Davis.  They can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/JVLcjYjdyF8VperD7V
 
 
Bob Kelly of TikTok Fame Sings for Jaffrey-Rindge Rotarians
 
The Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary held its Thursday meeting and social at the Cathedral of the Pines, featuring the singing of Rindge's Robert (Bob) Kelly, who has amassed a following of a quarter-million followers on TikTok because of his songs that focus on, among other things, the Coronavirus and its impact.
 
 
Andy and Samantha Show Off Coordinated Outfits
 
Always good to see color coordination when it comes to masks and attire.  Both Andy Lawn and Sam LaFortune sport their coordinated look.  Now if we could only find a mask for Bill Driscoll that goes with his colorful slacks!
 
 
Rotarian Susan Emerson Cleans Her Glasses
 
One reason why the Cathedral of the Pines' shrubs, plants, and flowers look so good is because of the volunteer work of Susan Emerson who invests several hours each week helping to keep the Cathedral grounds looking great.  Susan also serves as a Trustee on the Cathedral's Board of Trustees, alongside Rotarians Bernie Hampsey, Kathleen Card, Greg Walsh, Bob Schaumann, and Trustees Emeritus Don Upton and Jed Brummer.
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