Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club

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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
Interactor Contestants
Mar 28, 2019
Rotary "4-Way Test" Presentation Competition
Harry Vogel, Executive Director
Apr 04, 2019
The Loon Preservation Committee
Hank Knight, Cohen Center for Holocaust/Genocide
Apr 11, 2019
A Light in the Darkness -- Dr. Lucja Frei Gottesman
Nathaniel Pierce
May 09, 2019
Dr. Russ Robertson
Jun 13, 2019
A Surgeon's Experience in Vietnam
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Home Page Stories
Hi Fellow Rotarians,
We meet for our Breakfast Meeting at Woodbound Inn this week on Thursday, March 21st, at 7:15am.  Owen Houghton has the Invocation.
Great job on Thursday evening by Ben Wheeler, Chair of the Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC). We had nearly two-thirds of the Club at the evening meeting, and it was nice to see many and enjoy good fellowship. Feedback from several over the past few days suggests it was a good meeting and that you liked the BRC's recommendations.  BRC members welcome your additional feedback prior to the BRC's next meeting, so don't be shy.  As president, I would like to publicly recognize Ben and the entire BRC committee for their openness, willingness to listen, their exchange of ideas, and the perspectives that they brought to the table over several meetings that occurred since early January. 
Our own Rotarian Roy Baldwin in our speaker for Thursday's meeting.  Fresh from his return from Haiti with the Monadnock Christian Ministries, Roy's presentation is entitled, "Bringing Servant Leadership to Life." Those who have heard Roy speak before will vouch that Roy is an eloquent speaker.
We have a first... two "Students of the Month" in March.. both cousins.  We will recognize them this week.
The Interactors are hard at work preparing their presentations for the "4-way Test" Speak-up competition.  Four of them will be at our Breakfast meeting NEXT week to  present their six-minute speech before our Rotarians and a panel of Rotarian judges. The winner will go to the district semi-finals... and, from there, one Interactor from the various Rotary Interact Clubs in our AG will compete for major cash prizes at the District Meeting in early May.   Come see what these young adults are doing!
Good to see several Rotarians either IN the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday or lining the streets.  Owen did the play-by-play for local cable TV and Bernie O'Hampsey was quite visible on the streets, having worked with his son, Kevin, to help make the parade a reality, along with the help of many.
See you on Thursday!
Photographs by Harold Davis.  Additional photographs of our most recent meeting are found at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SffUWXv5fPP22uv26
Last four photographs by Own Houghton.
Ben Wheeler headed up a Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) of 12 Rotarians who met several times - both as a committee - and various sub-committees that met between BRC meetings.  Ben did a nice job of presenting the Committee's recommendations at Thursday evening's meeting at The Shattuck.  Good discussion followed the recommendations.  Thanks Ben, and thanks to the BRC members -- job well done!
Randy Morse, member of the BRC Membership Sub-Committee, has been hard at work writing content and driving the creation of a small binder that will be given to all current Rotarians and to new Rotarians, too. Complete with pictures, bios, and other relevant information about the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club, the binder will be a literal one-stop resource for all.  A similar binder was created about eight years or so ago.
Good to see Donna Senechal -- the evening meetings, by her own admission, work well for her.  Rotarian and Reverend Kathleene Card complimented Donna on her choice of Invocation message.
Never at a loss for words, Andy Lawn entertains the Club with his humorous remarks during Happy Fines.   Who owns those fashionable slacks -- Bill Driscoll, of course.  This year's Jaffrey Town Meeting Report honored Bill for his civic participation with his picture on the inside front cover.  At Town Meeting on Saturday, Moderator Mark Tieger noticed Bill as a fashion plate, and he chided Bill and asked him if he would consider leaving his pants some day to the Historical Society.
Past Rotary President Mike Shea took a moment to remind Rotarians that the Spring Roadside Clean-up is coming in April.  Don't look now, but before we know it, it will be August and Mike will be organizing the Fireworks Festival "No Parking" signage duties.  That warm weather will be welcome!
Clay Hollister, head of the FEMA recovery efforts at the time, spoke at our March 7th meeting describing the April 19th, 1995 bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the response after the incident.
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Pictured above is the Federal Building after the blast.  The bombing killed 168 people, injured more than 680 others, destroyed not only the building but damaged 324 other buildings over a 16 block radius and caused $652M in damage.
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The memorial, with a chair for each of those killed, was mentioned at the meeting and had been seen by Owen Houghton.  Here is how it looks
Steven Thurber was at our meeting on March 7th to receive a donation made by the club to Project Shakespeare.
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