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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Upcoming Events
Pauline Herman
May 23, 2019 7:15 AM
"Reflecting on My Year as a Rotary Exchange Student from France" (Peterborough Rotary)
Dr. Russ Robertson
Jun 13, 2019
A Surgeon's Experience in Vietnam
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Hi Fellow Rotarians,
We meet at the Shattuck for our breakfast meeting on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:15am.  Mike Shea has the Invocation.
Kudos to Dan Bemis and Paul "Hutch" Hutchinson for their informative presentation last week at our May 16th meeting as we prepare, once again, to host as many as 90 Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School students at Camp BEST.  Again, plan on hearing from Jim Banghart early in June as he works on scheduling.
John McCarthy is a Rotarian who wears many hats.  Not only has he been deeply involved with the Youth Exchange Program over the years, he has similarly been involved with the Nicaraguan effort, working alongside Travis Kumph.  This year will see Kayley Bennett, a Conant sophomore and Interactor, heading off to Italy in August for a year as our Club's Youth Exchange Student.  We will certainly look forward to learning of her experience upon her return. 
In the meantime, our Rotary Club will be privileged on Thursday to hear Pauline Herman, the Peterborough Rotary's Exchange Student from France.  She will share her positive experiences in the United States since her arrival last August. Pauline was one of 15 Youth Exchange Students hosted by District 7870 Rotary Clubs in 2018-2019; a great group of kids!  John and I had the opportunity to hear them speak of their experiences during the recent May District Conference.
No Rotary meeting next week as it is the observance of Memorial Day. The following week, June 6th, finds us being hosted by the Monadnock Christian Ministries, where Roy Baldwin and his staff will greet us and feed us one of their great breakfasts. This will be followed by the "ribbon-cutting" for the new playground, funding for which the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary contributed last year.  Now that winter is over, the playground is sure to see plenty of use!
Yours in Service,
Photographs by Owen Houghton and Harold Davis
At our May 16th meeting, Dan and Hutch gave a very useful presentation that should help all volunteers in dealing with camper relationships and problems.  It should allow volunteers and campers to have a better experience at camp.  The presentation is available on the website by hovering over the Camp BEST link on the ribbon below the header and selecting the volunteer coaching document.  Clicking on that will download the presentation.  Mentors might find it useful to review this before the start of camp and consult it if an incident at camp might have been handled better.
Rotarians listen intently as "Paul "Hutch" Hutchinson provides good insights.  With nearly 90 BEST Campers only seven weeks away, the tempo of preparation by Tonya and the BEST Committee has increased as we prepare to welcome another summer of activities at Franklin Pierce.
President-elect Jon Frederick took action when it became apparent that our portable American Flag was missing.  "Hutch" Hutchinson brought up his image of the American Flag from his laptop, and Rotarians recited the Pledge of Allegiance, courtesy of a movie screen image!
The program, sponsored by Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary, passed out sneakers to second grade students in the Jaffrey and Rindge public schools on May 15th.  It is run in cooperation with the Keene Elm City Rotary Club.  The intention is to get the students active.  They are asked to exercise in some fashion every day and encouraged to run in the fun run in the fall.  In addition to the sneakers, students are given a few admission to Keene Ice and free admission for the whole family to a Keene Swamp Bats baseball game where they are invited to go onto the field to show their sneakers.
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