Did you know that with each breath of indoor air we inhale, we draw-in a cocktail of cancer-causing volatile organic compounds, mold and mildew spores, allergens, and dust-borne viruses and bacteria?   And the nose and mouth are not the only point of entry into our bodies—as much as 41% of viruses enter through our eyes!

Disgusting? Yes, but it is also cause for concern about the buildings in which we work and institutions we frequent. Please come hear Mark Brassard share more details on “Sick Building Syndrome.”

On a bitter-sweet note…
It is time for Sarah Rheinbay, our inbound exchange student, to head back home to her family. We are honored that she will join us for her last Monday (June 25th) in the United States. Please be on hand to hear her speak on her experiences here. Sarah has frequented our meetings during her stay, and she even pitched in to help with our pancake breakfast. Please take a moment on Monday to wish her well and let her know that she will be missed and remembered.

Some things are worth repeating….
At our last meeting we mentioned that the Jaffrey-Rindge club had received recognition from Rotary International for its QUEST summer camp program. Well, that achievement deserves more than a that mention. The Significant Achievement Award by Rotary International was presented to the Jaffrey-Rindge club at the recent district conferenced. The QUEST summer camp program is for Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School students, and it was judged the best community service project in in our district (District 7870) for 2011.  Kelly Bergeron, president of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club, accepted the award at the District Annual Conference in Portland Maine on June 2, 2012. According to our good friend and Jaffrey-Rindge club member, 75 youngsters signed up for this year's program, which begins on July 5th.

Of all the things Rotarians do, those that have a positive impact on young people are surely the greatest. Congratulations to all our friends at the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club!