Welcome to the Monadnock Rotary Club

Welcome to the Monadnock Rotary Club in Dublin, NH

Monadnock Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Dublin Community Church
Route 101
Dublin, NH  03444
United States of America
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December 2018
Peter DalPra, Program Director, Phoenix House
Dec 18, 2018 7:30 AM
Challenges, programs and update on Phoenix House
Rick Van Wickler, Superintendent
Jan 08, 2019 7:30 AM
"What is corrections, really"? - perspective of Cheshire County Dept. of Corrections Superintendent
Timothy Suokko, Dublin Chief of Police
Jan 15, 2019
Open Q & A
Jerry Branch and Bob Vecchiotti
Jan 22, 2019
Max Mitchell, Executive Director, Jaffrey Chamber
Jan 29, 2019 7:30 AM
Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce story and update

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Good Morning Rotarians.
Here are the notes for last week’s meeting.
Jim Fearnside gave the opening words.
Jim Guy gave the Hat story about the experience of attending a baseball game in Japan and how it compares to the game in the US.
  1. Bill Gurney has started the planning process for next year’s RYLA event .  He is asking for volunteers to help out on March  23rd.  Please contact Bill if you are able to assist.
  2. The rotary District Gala is this Thursday (November 15th).  Dale Gabel and I will be attending.  If anyone wishes go, there is an opportunity to carpool.  Please register on the district 7870 website https://www.rotary7870.org/ and contact Dale if you would like to carpool.
  3. The MRC Christmas party will be held on December 11th at the Dublin Community Center.
The speaker was Kevin Moody, President of the Dublin Christian Academy.  Kevin gave a presentation of the history and objectives of the Academy.  F. Nelson Blount started the academy in the 1964 after recruiting Kevin’s father from Florida to help with the Academy’s establishment.  The DCA typically recruits students from the surrounding area but does have dormitories for foreign students and students that are not able to commute.  The school has a vigorous academic program taught in a Christian environment. The majority of graduates pursue a college education.
Tuesdays meeting:
Opening Words:  Pegg Monohan
Hat Story:        Bob Meissner
Speaker:  Shelley Goguen-Hulbert, Executive Director  & Grant Butler, Facilities Director Camp Glen Brook. Topic: Look at the rich 70+ yr. history of Marlborough’s Camp Glen Brook.
See you on tomorrow!
Good morning Rotarians.
Here are the notes from last week’s meeting.
Harry Wohlander gave the opening words.
Bill Guney gave the Hat story about his time in Morocco when things went awry when the  basketball team he was working with acquired some stereo equipment in an unusual fashion.
The speaker was Roy Schlieben, director of the Maker Space (MAxT) facility in Peterborough NH.  Roy gave us a history of MAxT, how it is funded, and the services it provides the community through membership and public events.  The Vose Farm facility has a wide variety of equipment that is available to the public on a subscription basis.  An event called Repair Café is an held monthly. Repair Café  is open to the public and is an event where anyone, who has something that needs fixed can bring it in and have experienced personnel attempt to restore it to usefulness.  MAxT moved to the large Vose Farm facility earlier this year  after starting up in a small space in south Peterborough.
  1. Bob Vecchiotti thanked all the members who worked to make our evening meeting happen during Rotary week.
  2. Bob Meissner alerted the club to the change security at the Church that will happen very soon.
  3. The Rotary Gala will be held in Nashua on November 15th.  I encourage you to attend as it will an opportunity to meet with fellow Rotarians in the district and discuss club service initiatives, fund raising, and other pertinent issues.
  4. Efforts to schedule and plan RYLA events have begun.  Bill Gurney is the point person for RYLA activities.
Our speaker on Tuesday is Shelley Goguen-Hulbert, Executive Director  & Grant Butler, Facilities Director Camp Glen Brook. Topic: Look at the rich 70+ yr. history of Marlborough’s Camp Glen Brook.
Jim Guy will have the Hat story.
Jim Fearnside will have the opening words.
Below are the Opening Word, Hat Story and Speaker Assignments for the next 3 months.
Date Opening WordsHat Members Resposnsible for Speakers 
6-Nov Jim FernsideJim Guy Rick MacMillanTom Warren 
13-Nov Pegg MonohanBob Veccnitti    
20-Nov No Meeting     
27-Nov Tom WarrenJerry Branch    
4-Dec Harry Wohlhandler  Jerry BranchBob Vecchiotti 
11-Dec Christmas PartyTom Warren    
18-Dec Vance FinchDale Gabel    
25-Dec No Meeting     
1-Jan No Meeting  Rob HarrisDale Gabel 
8-Jan Bill GurneyPegg Monohan    
15-Jan John GoodhueRob Harris    
22-Jan Dale GabelJohn Goodhue    
29-Jan Rob HarrisHarry Wohlhandler   

Good Morning.
Last Tuesday we had our 2nd evening meeting which was in conjunction with Rotary Week.   The main purpose of the meeting was to attract new members by giving information about how Rotary provides humanitarian services on  International, National, and local levels.  The meeting attendance was lower than we anticipated, but we have identified 2-3 new prospective members.
I want to thank Bob Vecchiotti again for his superb job of organizing the event, as well as Bob Schumann and Bob MacDonald for highlighting the activities of their Rotary clubs. Thanks to the members of the MRC who helped with setup and those who contributed to the dialogue during the course of the meeting.
Tomorrow’s meeting will feature Roy Schlieben of Maker Space in Peterborough.
Harry Wolhandler has opening words.
Bill Gurney has the Hat Story this week.
See you tomorrow morning.
Jim Guy
Happy Rotary Week Rotarians!
The evening meeting tomorrow is shaping up nicely.  Thanks to Bob Vecchiotti  for his excellent job of planning and coordination.  The event will be held as a regular meeting, without the Hat story or Speaker, however the normal meeting agenda will be followed.
Instead of the Hat story and Speaker presentation,  I will present a brief history of Rotary International, including how the organization was established, past accomplishments, ideals, future goals, as well as a list of club activities and accomplishments.  Bob Schuman of the Jaffery Rindge Club, and Bob MacDonald of the Peterborough Club are planning to attend.  I will ask them to briefly describe activities that their respective clubs are involved.  Each member should be ready to comment their past and current Rotary activities.
The primary goal for the meeting is to attract new members so please invite as many of your friends, acquaintances, town officials, and colleagues as you can.   
Please bring beer or wine to the event for yourself and guests.
To recap October 16th meeting:
Jim Guy gave the opening words.
There was no Hat story given.
The speaker was George Sterling of the Windy Row Learning Center who gave a interesting presentation about Windy Row’s effort to identify and  treat children who are dyslexic.  George described the symptoms and traits of people who have dyslexia and how they are helped to overcome their difficulties.  Dyslexia is a learning difficulty and not a disease.  There are many successful and highly functional people who have dyslexia.
Be prepared for tomorrow evening’s meeting!
Thanks and regards,
Jim Guy
Good Morning Rotarians,
First and foremost, please note that Tuesday’s morning meeting will be held in the basement of Dublin Town Hall.  The entrance is located at the back of building, accessible from the parking lot.
Please make an effort to invite and bring guests to the evening meeting next week at the Dublin Community Center (October 23rd at 5:30 PM). We are having this meeting in conjunction with Rotary week (October 21-18).  This will an excellent opportunity to attract new members.
Notes from last week’s meeting.
Dale Gabel gave the opening words.
Rick MacMillan gave the Hat story about his encounter with pests that had had nested in the interior of his swimming pool and how he used his propane blowtorch as a pest removal tool with a not so pleasant outcome.
Lists for Speaker assignment, The Hat, Opening Words, and School Speaker program were circulated last meeting, but it appears that all of the lists did not circulate through the meeting room.  I will circulate the lists again at tomorrow’s meeting.
Our Speaker was Volkert Volkersz who is the Program Coordinator at the Dublin Community Center.  Volkert gave us an overview of the progress that the Community Center has achieved since he became Program Coordinator one year ago.  The Community Center has become   more active in providing a space for community based activities such as Yoga,  art exhibits, as well as a place for learning for children who have an interest in computer coding.    The Center is also a convenient place for functions for organizations and individuals who need a convenient place to meet between Keene and Peterborogh. 
For tomorrow’s meeting:
Tom Blodgett has the opening words.
Jim Fearnside has the Hat.
Our speaker will be George Sterling The Windy Row Learning Center  Board Treasurer.  Windy Row is an organization that helps  students who have dyslexia. 
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