Good afternoon, Fellow Rotarians,
 
Finally, just a tease of rain.  We need more, so keep up the rain dances.  The rain held off nicely for our Food Bank distribution this early afternoon at Hannaford's.
 
This week, we will meet at Franklin Pierce University on Thursday, August 25th, at 7:15 AM.  Our guest speaker is Greg Richane, from Springfield, MA.  Greg is with Ascentria Care Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on providing wrap-around services that empower vulnerable individuals and families in transition to navigate successfully through life's challenges and beyond, including the resettlement of families from Afghanistan, the Ukraine, and other countries.  
 
The Russell household is now fully recovered from mild cases of Covid, and I'm excited about seeing people again.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Peter 
 
 
 
From the roving photographer...
 
Rindge Chief of Police Addresses Rotary
 
Rindge Chief of Police Rachel Malynowski shared her perceptions and her goals at our August 18th Breakfast Meeting of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club. A 14-year veteran with the Rindge Police Department, she is the first female police chief in Rindge.  Describing herself as a "people person," the Chief fielded several questions from Rotarians, even staying after the meeting to chat further with those Rotarians who remained afterwards.
 
 
Bill Coleman Leads Us With The Invocation
 
Bill Coleman leads us in thoughtful ways with the Invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and "America the Beautiful."  Nearly two dozen Rotarians attended the breakfast meeting that hosted Police Chief Rachel Malynowski, soon-to-be Rotarian Rich Pedott, and Andy Card (a former Washington DC Rotarian -- who knew?).
 
 
 
Our Meeting Room -- The Before and After
 
Arriving some fifteen minutes before Rotarians gather for pre-breakfast fellowship, a small group of Rotarians hang banners, ensure the speakers work, set up the lectern and bell, and ensure name tags and raffle tickets are available.  Sheila Bergeron heads up the small team.  Thank Sheila the next time you see her and thank her for her efforts!
 
 
 
Hot off the Presses (Tuesday, August 23rd)
Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Helps at Food Bank Distribution
 
Answering the call for help, despite short notice, a dozen Rotarians came to the Hannaford Parking lot in Rindge to help load food from the New Hampshire Food Bank into the waiting trunks and backseats of nearly 100 cars, each representing from one to three families from the local area.  An estimated 200 families benefitted from the early afternoon in the first hour of the two-hour window.  Thanks to ALL who volunteered.