July 20, 2016

Meeting Recap
            Greetings Rotarians!  We started things off by recognizing members who sponsored new members in the previous Rotary year and the twenty members who had perfect attendance last year. We then held our first charitable committee meetings of the Rotary year. Within the next week, all committees should be getting an accounting of the funds that will be available for spending this.  It is anticipated that each committee will have at least the same amount of money to disburse as last year.  Committee members are encouraged to start brainstorming for ideas on the manner in which the funds should be disbursed.
Rotary Corn Booth
            Thank you to all of the Rotarians who have signed up for shifts at the Corn Booth. There are, however, still 31 shifts that need to be filled. Family members and friends of Rotarians are also welcome to sign up for shifts.  You may sign up for shifts at meetings or online at: Corn Dollars are now available as well!  The Club asks that each Rotarian pay $20.00 in exchange for ten Corn Dollars. We use these funds as seed money to get the Corn Booth started each year. Corn Dollars (each of which is good for one free ear of corn) are great gifts for friends and family members who visit the Fair. Please contact Holly Lemieux or Ray Allaire with any questions you may have about this event.
Essex Rotary Bicycle Outing
            Bill Parmelee would like to organize a bicycle outing on Saturday, August 20th.  He proposes that interested parties meet at Lost Nation Brewery off Old Creamery Road in Morrisville at 9 AM for lunch before embarking on a 15 mile round trip ride to Johnson and back.  The trip would be followed by an 11:30am lunch at the brewery.  Please let Bill know by August 14th if you are interested in joining him for this trip.  Bill can be reached at or at (603) 726-1242.
Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf
            The next volunteering opportunities at the Food Shelf will be on July 28th, August 25th and September 22nd.  Please let Sharon Dettenrieder know if you are interested in signing up for any of these shifts.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:  July 27, 2016 – Our speakers will be Ron Lawrence and Jonathan Winer who will be on hand to discuss the Essex Balloteer.
For the complete list of upcoming speakers and information about the Club, please go to our website at   Be sure to also visit us on Facebook at
       Yours in Rotary,
Jason Ruwet