Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club

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Jaffrey-Rindge

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
Rotary 101
 
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Fellow Rotarians,
 
It was great to spend time with many of you at our social following drill practice at the Cathedral of the Pines last Thursday.  I found this morning's Salute to Veterans in front of our BEST Campers to be quite stirring.
 
BEST Camp continues this week, Tuesday through Thursday.  Our next club meeting is a Breakfast Assembly at the The Shattuck, beginning at 7:00 am on Thursday, July 18th.  Stephanie Porter has the invocation.  Please note we are starting 15 minutes early to allow folks to get to BEST Camp.
 
Andy Harris has tickets for our club social on August 8th at the Peterborough Players.  Please contact Andy at aharris@hannaford.com to reserve your seats and to join us for an evening at the show, “She Hates Me.”
 
Finally, I would like to meet briefly with the subcommittee heads under Bruce Edwards’ Membership Committee following our meeting on Thursday.  See you then.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jon
Service Above Self
 
 
Pictures of the "Salute to Veterans" program courtesy of Harold Davis.
Pictures of Camp BEST Week One courtesy of Harold Davis
 
 
Andy Card, former Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, and who also served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, led the BEST Campers in the Pledge of Allegiance during the "Salute to Veterans" program at the Cathedral of the Pines.  It's not too often that one gets to hear historical stories from those who were actually there, but over 100 BEST campers, counselors, LITs, veterans, and Rotarians heard Andy Card later this morning share what happened that fateful 911 day when America was attacked by terrorists.  Andy's message was clear:  Always remember... and... we must not let it happen again.
 
Rotarian veterans were joined by veteran representatives from neighboring Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts, as Camp BEST campers participated in a "Salute to Veterans" at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on Tuesday morning, July 16th. 
 
Rotarians Al Clapp (Army), Bill Driscoll (Army), and Joe Manning (Navy) await the call to place wreaths at the Altar of the Nation in remembrance of those who served in their respective branches and who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II and the Korean War.
 
Rotarian and Army veteran Bill Driscoll places a wreath to honor Army veterans who died in the line of duty.
 
Bill Driscoll (Front) and Bob Schaumann/Andy Card (background) share their experiences in the United States Army and Navy, respectively, with BEST Campers.
 
Enjoying the sun are Bernie Hampsey, Owen Houghton, and Gail Therriault.
 
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Camp BEST began on Monday, July 8th, 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 and is now in its second of four weeks!!
 
 
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