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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January 2019
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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Vance Finch Gave the Opening Words.
Deal Gabel gave the Hat Story about his experience in the Coast Guard when a young visitor aboard the ship he was assigned thought the engine order telegraph wheel was as a device for amusement.
  1.  The Opioid Run committee is scheduled to present an assessment to the club at the January 22nd meeting  to determine if the level of  financial support is sufficient to hold the event in the Spring of this year.
  2. Bill Gurney reports that Ryla planning is proceeding as planned.
  3. 2019 Rotary District Meeting will be held on May 3-5 in Danvers, MA.
Tony DalPra, Program Director for the Phoenix House in Dublin,  gave a compelling and relevant presentation about his battle with substance abuse as well as the needs, struggles, problems, and successes of  Phoenix House in the seemingly never ending  fight  against addiction in New Hampshire and the US.  Demand for treatment is high and resources are limited. It was a sobering talk.
For tomorrow’s meeting :
Opening Words:  Bill Gurney
Hat Story:  Pegg Monohan
Speaker Assignments for January:
Dale Gabel, Rob Harris
Speaker for tomorrow’s meeting:
Rick Van Wickler, Superintendent ,  "What is corrections, really"? - perspective of Cheshire County Dept. of Corrections Superintendent
I hope to you see you tomorrow's morning.
Jim Guy
Good Morning Rotarians,
Please note that there will not be a meeting tomorrow morning (November 20th)  because of the Thanksgiving Holiday this week.  Our next meeting, on November 27th, will be an assembly meeting where we will discuss the fundraising opportunities that have been presented to the club.
The November 13th meeting notes are as follows:
Pegg Monohan gave the opening words.
Bob Meisner gave the Hat story about how his dog was dognapped and sold by his neighbor,when Bob was living  in Costa Rica. Getting the dog back proved to be a bit awkward.
  1. As noted above the November 27th meeting will be an assembly meeting.
  2. The Rotary District Gala was held in Nashua on November 15th.  Dale Gable and I attended.
  3. It appears we have enough volunteers for the for the March 23rd RYLA event.
  4. The next Executive meeting will be at 7:30AM on November 28th at the Dublin General Store.
  5. The Christmas Party will be held at the Dublin Community Center on December 11th.
Our speakers were Shelley Goguen-Hulbert, Executive Director  & Grant Butler, Facilities Director Camp Glen Brook. Glen Brook has been in existence since 1946 and is affiliated with the Association of Waldorf Schools.  Glen Brook provides opportunities to inner city youth to experience the NH countryside by providing camping facilities and activities. The age group that generally attends the camp is 9-14 years old.  A large percentage of the food served at the camp is raised by the attendees.
For the November 27th meeting:
Opening Words – Tom Warren
Hat Story, - Jerry Branch
I hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving.
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
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