Who is Old Joe Russell?

We are fortunate to be treated to another slice of local history served up by Jim Grant. His topic is “Old Joe Russell.” Jim never fails to inform and entertain us, and the insight he provides cannot be found with Google. So who is Old Joe Russell? Come to our meeting and find out!

Bowling for Rotary
Special thanks goes to Barbara Miller and her bowling team for representing Peterborough Rotary at the fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team included Rotarians Pat Foley, Bob MacDonald, and John Kaufhold, along with exchange students John and Justin. The Peterborough Rotary Charitable Fund supported the event with a $500 contribution.

Charitable Trustees to be Nominated
Speaking of the Peterborough Rotary Charitable Fund, the terms for two seats on the board of trustees are about to end. As per the declaration of trust, the club’s board of directors will nominate and announce two candidates at least 30 days before the club must vote. If you would like to put a name forward for consideration, let Dennis Allen or Pam Brenner know before the next board meeting, which is Thursday, May 16.

Wilder-Rotary Park Update
The park committee has been very busy, and the fence installation already is underway. Also, many of the plantings we put in last year are waking up nicely to their second spring. With each passing week, the park keeps getting better. Details for benches, tables, and historical markers are being finalized, and all should be in place by early to mid summer. Thank you, Pam Brenner, David Drasba, Bob Hanson, and John Kaufhold for all the work you have done to make Wilder-Rotary Park become a reality. And a big thank-you goes to Mike Crowe, who has helped with the fencing and benches and provided creative ideas and support.