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)
Rindge, NH  03461
United States of America
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Karie Swift and the Conant High School Chorus
Dec 20, 2018
Annual Christmas Concert for Rotary
Jed Donelan, New England Center for Civic Life
Jan 10, 2019
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Our speaker at the December 13th meeting was Ester Rhoades, Executive Director of the Greater Monadnock Youth Choir.  Their program started as the Peterborough Children’s Choir but has expanded to now include performers from 17 towns.  The group, which works with over 100 students in grades 2 through 12 on a semester basis, performs in stand alone concerts, collaborations, competitions and international travel concerts.  The highlight of the inspiring talk was an impromptu acapella short song which Ester performed on request.  Those wishing to see more about the organization can go to http://www.grandmonadnockyouthchoirs.org/. 
Wren Wolterbeek (left), President of the Jaffrey-Rindge Interact Club, came to the December 13th meeting.  In the introduction by Shelia, she announced many of the goods efforts being undertaken by the club.  She was joined by fellow Interactor, Alyssia Maki.  While at the meeting they took the opportunity to sell bird seed Christmas wreaths, one of their many fundraising efforts.
Hi Fellow Rotarians,
We meet at WOODBOUND Inn on Thursday, December 13th, for our Breakfast Meeting at 7:15am.  President-elect Jon Frederick will preside.  Peter Davis has the Invocation.
Our guest speaker is Esther Rhodes, Grand Monadnock Youth Choir.  As is the holiday season, holiday music is in the air.  On December 20th, also at WOODBOUND Inn, the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club will host the Conant High School Chorus, directed by Choral Director Karie Swift.  This is an annual event that ends our last meeting for the calendar year, and we look forward once again to the fine singing of these Conant students.
It was good to hear District Governor Venu Rao at our most recent meeting -- many positive comments were directed my way by Rotarians who found our DG's comments both enjoyable and positive.
Thanks to Gail Therriault and the Charitable Giving Committee, both the Jaffrey Santa's House and the Rindge Operation Santa chairpersons received a donation at our most recent meeting.  This will surely help to make some kids' Christmas bright!
Let's have a good time on Thursday!
Yours in Service,
Photographs courtesy of Harold Davis
Venu Rao, our District Governor, is a member of the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club.  With 68 Rotary Clubs in his District, being a District Governor is literally a full-time job.  We were honored to host Venu at our most recent Breakfast Meeting, during which Venu spoke of the considerable impact Rotary international is making throughout the world.  Venu encouraged us to continue forward with our efforts to work with the Leon Rotary Club in Nicaragua, and he emphasized how the matching grant programs at both the District and Rotary Foundation level can result in 3.5X the monies raised by our Club.
Altheia ("Thea") Pinkerton is a seventh-grader at the Christian Heritage School in Rindge.  Principal William Broughton spoke highly of Thea's academic strengths and complimented her on her Christian character.  President Bob presents Thea with a certificate and a Gift Card to Toadstool Books while her parents look on, approvingly.
Marilyn Griska, Operation Santa chairperson in Rindge, received a donation from our Charitable Giving chairperson.  Operation Santa has seen an increase in the requests for assistance this year; the money will be well-spent!
Max Mitchell, Executive Director of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, and Jan Wilkins, Santa's House, were pleased to receive a donation from Gail Therriault, Charitable Giving Chairperson.  Dozens of area children will benefit by the efforts of the Santa's House committee.  Rotary is glad to help!
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