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
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Speakers
Venu Rao, District Governor
Sep 25, 2018
News, plans, changes in District 7870
Jim Guy and the Executive Committee
Oct 02, 2018
Club Assemble - fun and fundraising updates and other business
Volkert Voltersz, Program Coordinator, DubHub
Oct 09, 2018
Updates on programs and doings 2018-19 at the Dublin Community Center
 
 

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Good Morning Rotarians.
 
Please note that there is no meeting tomorrow September 4th because of the Labor Day Holiday.
 
Jim Fearnside gave the opening words.
 
John Goodhue gave the Hat Story about how his career in ocean transportation after he stopped World War II by enlisting in the military.
 
Announcements:
 
Jim Fearnside will investigate the fund raising potential at windowdressing.org by attending a workshop in Portland Maine September 20th.  Any members wishing to participate in the workshop are welcome to attend.  Please discuss with Jim.
 
Bob Meissner will continue to work on the Opioid Run to next Spring.
 
Other smaller effort fund-raising activities are still being considered.
 
October 2nd meeting will be an assembly.
 
Venu Rao, Rotary District Governor will be our guest on September 25th.
 
Speaker:
 
The speakers last Tuesday Shane and Tammy Long who are the owners of The Alworth Manor in Harrisville.  We were give a short history of the Manor, which was purchased by the Long family in 2014. The are completely renovating the property as an event venue for weddings and other functions.  A complete history can be found at their website www.thealdworthmanor.com.
Our next meeting on September 11th.
 
Opening words: Kevin McElhinney.
 
Hat Story : Dale Gabel
 
Ms. Mary Drew, Founder & CEO of Reality Check in Jaffrey will be the speaker.
 
Have a great Labor Day, and see you Tuesday September 11th.
Jim Guy gave the opening words.
Harry Wolhandler gave the hat story about how his experience as a young entrepreneur prepared him for his business career better than business school.
 
Announcements:
  1. Brantwood camp meeting on Monday August 13th.  No meeting on Tuesday August 14th.
  2. District Golf Tournament August 18 in Keene.
  3. The club has matched the $250 for presentation to Brantwood on Monday.  Total donation will be >$500.00.
 
 
Mark Fernald, a lawyer who practices in Peterborough and resident of Sharon, talked about the reliance of NH on property tax for the primary source of state income.  NH has the  second highest per capita property tax in the US. Payment of real estate taxes is more likely to be a burden for seniors and others on a fixed income.   As a result, people are losing their homes that they have owned for years because they cannot afford to pay rising real estate taxes.  Funding for education, mental health services, opioid treatment, infrastructure maintenance, environmental protection and other critical state provided services are being reduced as tax cuts are being enacted and revenue is declining.  According to Mr. Fernald, these cuts contribute to the aging of the NH population, because the state makes it unattractive for young people  to stay or move to NH as state services are curtailed.  Lively discussion proceeded.
 
Remember no meeting tomorrow morning (August 14th).
For the meeting on August 21st:
 
Opening words:  Jim Fearnside
Hat story:           Tom Blodgett
Speaker: Roy Schlieben:  Fundraising & Communications Consultant. Topic: ‘Fundraising ins & outs with Not for Profits’
 
 
See you next week!
 
Hello Rotarians.
 
Tom Warren gave the opening words.
 
Tom Blodgett gave the Hat story.  The speaker did not show up for our meeting and Tom was able to give us an extended hat story about his upcoming journey to Malaga Spain to participate in a seniors track and field tournament.  He had on display a discus, shot put, two javalins, as well as a pole vaulting pole and demonstrated techniques used to employ them on the field.  Tom’s talk was entertaining and left us wondering why he didn’t consider golf as an alternative.  Thanks again to Tom.
 
Announcements:
 
The club raised $350 in individual donations for Brentwood camp and with the matching $250 from the club the total contribution presented to Brentwood was $600.00.
 
Venu Rao, our Rotary District Governor will be visiting the MRC on September 25th.
 
The membership decided that holding the Opioid Run in October was a bit ambitious and decided that we would plan to hold the event next Spring.  Many Thanks to Bob Meissner for collecting information to and presenting the details of the proposed event to the club.
 
Jim Fearnside has offered to go to Maine in September to determine if the Windowdressers.org company presents a viable opportunity for the club to raise funds and to attend a workshop on the construction and installation of their product.  Jim has invited other members to join him if they would like to participate in the workshops. Thanks to Jim Fearnside for his efforts determining the feasibility of this project.
 
For August 28th meeting:
 
Opening Words this week will be Jim Fearnside.
 
The Hat Story – John Goodhue.
 
The Speakers on Tuesday: Tammy and Shane Long, Owner/Managers Aldworth Manor, Harrisville. Topic: Rebirth of Aldworth Manor.
Good morning Rotarians,
 
We had a great meeting last Tuesday.
Vance Finch gave the opening words and Bob Veccchioti gave the had story about his primary school experience in in New York.
 
Announcements:
  1.  Donations for Brantwood camp need to be given now.  The luncheon at Brantwood is August 13th.  Remember the Club will match notation up to $250.00.
  2. District Golf Tournament August 18 at the  Keene Country Club
  3. Tickets for Peterborough Players The Drowsy Chaperone are available through Don Upton.
We had the pleasure of hosting Balmeet Kalhsa, Christine Robidoux and a group of young adults from the Cyprus Friendship Program, at our meeting. The Greek and Turkish Cypriots have been coming together to meet and build relationships and leadership skills, through the program in hopes that they will be able to build a generation that has a better understanding between people on the island.  As part of that program, they spend several weeks in the United States – including the Monadnock region – with host families.  Christina and Barack were gracious enough to tell the group stories about how the program changed their views and understanding of the relationship between the Greeks and Turks, as well as how to bridge differences through meeting others and developing friendships.  Like in so many cases in the world today , the younger generation are not accepting the old beliefs and stereotypes passed on by their elders.  These young individuals were inspiring and give us hope for a more accepting and peaceful world.
 
Our Speaker for Tuesday will be Mark Fernald,. lawyer and local activist in Peterborough.  He is a long-time resident of Peterborough where he practices law.  His topic will be about the essential functions of the NH state government, and how we pay for them.   
 
For Tuesday’s meeting:
Opening Words – John Goodue            
Hat Story – Harry Wolhandler
 
See you tomorrow!
 
Here the meeting notes from last week’s meeting.
 
Kevin McElhiney gave the opening words.
 
The Evans – Reilly award winner, Daisy Young, and her parents Susan and David were in attendance.  Daisy is a Conval High School student and  active member in the community who works with the Peterborough Cornucopia Food Project in growing and distributing food to families and individuals in the region.  Daisy will be going to Vienna Austria later this year where she will get a chance to practice her German language skills.
 
There was further discussion regarding the fund raising opportunities discussed at the July 17th assembly meeting.  Jim Fearnside agreed to lead the investigation to see if windowdressers.org is a viable option for fundraising.  Harry Wohlander, Bill Gurney, Dale Gabel, and Jerry Branch are other members of the committee.
 
Bob Meisner agreed to head up the committee to look into the feasibility of an opioid Run/Walk fund raising event.  Rob Harris, Peg Monahan, and Jim Guy round out the committee.
 
The executive committee has decided to match donations  up to $250 for donations to Brantwood Camp.  The check to Brantwood is presented at the annual luncheon to be held on August 13th.   We need to get our donations in soon!
 
Assignments for the Hat, Opening Words, and Speaker assignments will be issued shortly.
 
Joshua Houle, Partner and Wealth Manager at Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC. in Keene, gave an informative talk on Social Security benefits.  There are more than 2,700 rules and regulation that govern Social Security benefits and payments.  Joshua made it clear that because there are numerous options, each individual and their spouse should do research to determine which retirement/payment scenario will maximize Social Security payments before signing up for the program.   The message was loud and clear - do your research so won’t leave money on the table.
 
Announcements:
  1. Brantwood Camp meeting on August 13th Get those donations in!  
  2. District Golf Tournament  for Brantwood in Keene, on August 18th.
  3. Peterborough Player tickets August 9th for the musical "Drowsy Chaperone" available through Don Upton.
 
July 31st meeting.
 
Invocation          Vance Finch
Hat                      Bob Vecchioti
Speaker               Balmeet Khalsa   
 
See you Tuesday morning!
 
 
 
 
 
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