Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club

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Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet 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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Bill Raymond
Aug 22, 2019 7:15 AM
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Fellow Rotarians,
I hope you had a great Independence Day weekend.  It was great to see several Rotarians at the Meetinghouse for the Declaration of Independence reading on July 4th.
BEST Camp began on Monday and will continue this week through Thursday.  The BoD will meet on Thursday morning at the Chamber of Commerce in Jaffrey at 7:30am.  We will have a club social (no formal meeting) at the Cathedral of the Pines beginning at 5:30 pm, also on Thursday, while the drill team conducts its practice.  BYOB, if you prefer something other than beer.  Appetizers will be provided.
As BEST rolls on and before we resume our typical morning meeting schedule, I will be reaching out to committee heads to discuss our coming year.  I look forward to working with you all.
Service Above Self
Gavel Night pictures courtesy of Harold Davis at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mKmniE5ouuSpGYiN6
BEST pictures (July 8th) also courtesy of Harold Davis
Camp BEST began on Monday with over 90 kids and LITs (Leaders in Training) descending on the Franklin Pierce University campus.  New this year was the creation of a "covenant" to which BEST campers agreed to subscribe, based on their votes, with Nathaniel Peirce leading this effort.  Monday morning saw pictures being taken of the group, classes, and individuals; the afternoon had Rotarians and "Hutch" Hutchinson and his Boston University students overseeing field activities.  Camp BEST 2019 is off and running!!
President Jon, along with his wife, Lynette, attended the District 7870 Gavel Night in Wallingford, Vermont, on July 1st, during which District Governor Venu Rao turned over the gavel to the incoming District Governor, Nancy Russell, from the White River Junction Rotary Club.  Jon noticed the brick that the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary contributed to mark our Club's chartering on February 24, 2003, and took a picture of it!
President Jon Frederick takes the microphone to thank everyone for coming to the Gavel Night festivities. He looks forward to the coming year!  As Jaffrey Town Manager and President of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club, Jon will be busy and will depend on strong support from his fellow Rotarians for a successful 2019-2020 year!
In recognition of his having served two one-year terms as Club president (a "first" insofar as our Club), Bob Schaumann (L) received a handsome plaque with gavel from incoming President Jon Frederick.  In his "farewell" speech, Bob made it a point to review the many things that the Club membership had accomplished the past few years that benefitted both the towns of Jaffrey and Rindge, as well as to THANK everyone.  Bob closed his comments by saying, "It's been an honor to serve as your president."
Caught totally by surprise, President Bob was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by his Club members during the Gavel Night festivities.  Making the presentation is J-R Rotary Foundation Chairperson, Clay Hollister (R).
Sam LaFortune's presentation of 93 empty "nip" bottles of Yukon Jack found during the recent Roadside Cleanup and given to president Bob at the May evening meeting was returned, in part, to Sam via a second certificate of excellence that recognized her hunter-killer instinct at locating these empty discarded bottles of fine libation.  Mike Shea is the other winner of a similar award of excellence, which was presented to him several months ago.  Accompanying her award from outgoing president Bob was a "better" bottle of wine for her to enjoy.  Well done, Sam!
Over the past several months, the Membership Committee (Bruce, Sam, Randy, and Bob) have been hard at work.  Much of the creation of new membership materials was managed by Randy Morse, who, as the club president, is a stickler for correct punctuation.  The "Bucket o' Golden Commas" award was presented to Randy should he ever need another comma!
Club Executives & Directors
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Vice President
International Director
Membership Director
Youth Services Director
Immediate Past President
Public Relations
Membership Chair
Youth Exchange
Community Service
International Service
Camp BEST Director
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