Hello fellow Rotarians,
This week's meeting of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club on Thursday, June 10th, at 8:00am, will be in person at the Cathedral of the Pines.  Our guest speaker will be Bill Gardner, New Hampshire‘s longest serving Secretary of State, and the longest serving Secretary of State in the history of the United States.
We will have coffee and donuts.  Please bring friends if they are interested in hearing our guest speaker, but try to give me a head's up if you plan to bring friends so that Stephanie can purchase refreshments, accordingly.
The Board of Directors will meet for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 9th, at the Cathedral of the Pines, at 8:00am.
Please put on your calendar our annual Gavel Night that will occur on Friday, June 24, at 5:00pm, at Peter and Jinnie's Russell's estate.
A Rotarian in service, 
Pictures courtesy of Bob Schaumann
Paddy McCarthy Honored by President Jed Brummer
Paddy McCarthy is retiring as a faculty member at Conant High School at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  Involved with the Interact Club for many years, she will be missed by students as a trusted and enthusiatic advisor.   During the afternoon meeting that was attended by faculty and students a few weeks ago, President Jed Brummer presented Paddy with a bouquet of flowers and shared reflections on Paddy's service to Rotary and to Interact.
Two New Rotarians Inducted -- Patricia and Karyn
by their sponsoring Rotarians Bob Schaumann and Russell Gaskamp, Patricia Vargas (second from left) and Karyn Andreozzi (second from right) are the newest Rotarians to be inducted into the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club.  Presiding over the induction ceremony is President Jed Brummer.
Karyn Andreozzi Proudly Displays Her Certificate
Karyn Andreozzi, a senior at Franklin Pierce University, proudly displays her Certificate of Membership.  Joining the ceremony from Florida via ZOOM was her Rotarian grandmother, Paula, along with her mother and significant other from New England. 
Patricia Vargas, Executive Directer, Cathedral of the Pines, and New Rotarian
Patricia Vargas, the Executive Director the Cathedral of the Pines, joins Karyn Andreozzi as our two newest Rotarians.
Bill Coleman from Rindge -- Future Rotarian
Rindge's Bill Coleman first met Rotarians at the March Food Bank distribution at Hannaford's.  This is his second Rotary meeting, and we look forward to Bill's joining us on June 10th for his third meeting.  We may have an induction at our June 24th Gavel Night to welcome Bill to our Jaffrey-Rindge Rorary Club!
David Jeffries -- No Longer Our "Newest" Rotarian
Heard at our most recent meeting from David Jeffries lips, "Does this mean I am no longer the newest Rotarian?"  Absolutely, David!  We enjoy your sense of humor!
Dr. Fred Rogers, Franklin Pierce University - Our Guest Speaker
Hard to believe that millions of years ago that Mt. Monadnock was surrounded by other mountains, perhaps reminsicent of the Swiss Alps.  That's what Dr. Fred Rogers, Professor of Geology at Franklin Pierce University, shared in his interesting stories of what southwest New Hampshire looked like as Mother Earth's land mass was being formed.  Today's "turkey tracks" that we see on rocks when hiking up any of the trails to the summit originally were buried one to five miles BELOW the surface.  Such was the upheaval as a younger Earth was being formed.  What remains of what was once a series of mountains, now buried under the surface as a result of hundreds of millions of years of geologic formation, is this view that we all know so well:
Rotarians Enjoy Cameraderie of Once Again Getting Together
The smiling faces say it all.  It's good to be meeting again live and in person!