Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club

Club Information

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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Upcoming Events
Clay Hollister
Mar 07, 2019
The Oklahoma City Bombing - Response Recovery Operations
Harry Vogel, Director
Mar 14, 2019
New Hampshire Loon Preservation Committee
Dr. Russ Robertson
May 09, 2019
A Surgeon's Experience in Vietnam
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Hi Fellow Rotarians,
We meet at Franklin Pierce University for our Breakfast Meeting on Thursday, February 14th.  Ben Wheeler has the Invocation.
Our speakers will be Chelsea Fitton, the Program Director for Friends Forever International (FFI) and Eleni Partakki, a member of the FFI-Cyprus team.  They will speak about FFI, its general mission, and the new program developing in Cyprus.  Should be interesting.
Don't look now, but if you didn't remember, Valentine's Day is the same day as our Breakfast meeting.  At the same time, it appears we will dodge another weather bullet as - of this writing - a decent-sized storm moves into the Monadnock Region this afternoon and should be over Wednesday morning.  For those who missed it, we DID meet last week at Franklin Pierce, despite the fact that ConVal and FPU had two-hour delays.   So that all are familiar, the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club does not meet when the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District has a two-hour delay OR cancels classes due to inclement weather.
See you Thursday!
Yours in Service,
Photographs by Harold Davis  Additional pictures may be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/94cEPuNvB288Z4299
Samantha Greenough, an eighth-grader at the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School, was our most recent "Student of the Month" honoree. Samantha was recognized by her teacher and principal for her positivity,  good grades, helpfulness, as well as her contributions to the local Girl Scouts and Jaffrey Teen Recreation Program.
We were pleased to host Brett Blanchard, Principal of both Conant High School and the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School, at last Thursday's Breakfast Meeting.  Brett spoke highly of Samantha Greenough, whom we honored as our Student of the Month.  Brett focused on her positive attitude, her caring, and her work with fellow students that made her a great role model for others.  By the way, Brett has expressed interest in becoming a Rotarian once he is able to come up for air in his new role as Principal within SAU47!
Chris Bergeron, son of our own Sheila Bergeron, has been a member of the Jaffrey Fire Department for many years.  His presentation at last Thursday's Breakfast Meeting shared some of his firefighting/rescue experiences as well as how the JFD, with its 14 EMT's, complements and assists the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance service at a variety of fires and medical scenarios.
Or... could it be the money that she is holding in her hand?  When Rotarians arrive for our Breakfast meetings, it is Stephanie Niemela who - with the help of a few others - gets things set up and ready.  That banner, the bell, audio system, name tags, 50-50 tickets, etc., don't walk out there by themselves.  Stephanie is also the Executive Director of TEAM JAFFREY.  Thanks, Steph!
Since early January, the 12-member Blue Ribbon Committee has been meeting every other week.  Chaired by Ben Wheeler, definite progress has been made, and engagement of its members has been high.  Within the next thirty days, it is anticipated that a full report will be shared with the Club, likely at our March evening meeting on the 14th.
Sam Lafortune shares a "Happy Fines" tale at the same time our camera caught her.  Sam has been driving the Student of the Month program, as well as being an active participant in the Blue Ribbon Committee and its Membership sub-committee.
With Town Meeting on the horizon and the recently-completed Town of Jaffrey Budget Hearing, complemented by Pre-Pets and PETS training, our Town Manager and Rotarian, Jon Frederick, is one busy puppy.  Jon also serves on the Blue Ribbon Committee.
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