December 5, 2017 Meeting

Greetings Monadnock Rotarians!
 
Sorry for delay in getting these meeting notes to you.
Looks like we have some weather headed our way. There is a chance we will not meet tomorrow as the forecast calls for snow beginning about 5 a.m. and continuing through the day. As usual, if ConVal closes for the day, we will not hold our meeting. Snow cancelations are posted on WMUR. Weather permitting; we will follow an informal agenda for the meeting. There will not be a speaker and extra time will be provided for conversation and socializing.
On December 5th, Kevin had “The Hat” and spoke about attending his first Patriots game. When he was 11, his uncle, a season ticket holder gave Kevin his ticket. His father drove him to the game and bought a ticket on the opposite side of the stadium. A fire started under the wooden bleachers near his father and spectators were told to move onto the field. Kevin ended up on the Cleveland Browns bench and had the opportunity to talk with the players.
Margaret Gurney was our Speaker and discussed her role as Editor of the Dublin Advocate. Mary Loftis and Ramona Brown were also in attendance and are part of the newsletter team of writers and editors. The Advocate was started by John Nelson in 1999. Rotarians Rick MacMillan and Matt Wagner have also served as editor over the years.
Margaret explained how the monthly articles are selected and the steps leading to publication of the issues. The newsletter is supported by the Town and advertising revenue from local businesses. Margaret believes that a local newsletter should emphasize positive activities and avoid taking sides on political issues. Circulation is 800 printed copies and the newsletters are posted to the town website. Suggestions for articles are always welcome.
Our annual holiday dinner is scheduled for December 19 and will be held at the Dublin Community Center. Guests, friends, former club members are welcome to join us for this event. The format will be different this year. Dinner will not be served but there will be plenty of hearty appetizers (BYOB). Festivities will begin at 5:30 with our meeting commencing at 6:00. The Wellness Committee will present their monetary awards to local non-profits and folks are welcome to linger afterwards. Please RSVP to wbg1953@gmail.com. Deadline for reservations is our December 12th meeting.
Bill