JULY 22, 2020


Meeting Recap


Greetings fellow Rotarians. We started things off by inducting Brian Shelden into the Club as the 54th member of our Club.  If you haven’t done so already, please introduce yourselves to Brian and make him feel welcome. Today’s speaker was Erika Nichols-Fraser, communications manager for the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CliF). This non-profit organization was founded in 1998 with a goal of inspiring a love of reading among children up to the age of 12 in Vermont and New Hampshire. To date, CliF has provided free literacy programs and new books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children in communities across New Hampshire and Vermont.  CliF’s programs include its Rural Libraries program that provides books and support to libraries in rural communities.  CliF has also established a literacy program to benefit children of incarcerated parents.  This program is designed to provide literacy connections between inmates and their children that they would otherwise not have.  Our Rotary Club has proudly supported CliF and its projects for a number of years and looks to continue collaborating with them in the future.  For more information about CliF, please visit its website at:


COVID Survey – Part 2

Our Club is seeking input from Members on how we should proceed when it comes to weekly meetings, fundraisers and service projects over the course of the next few months. In order to get an idea as to what membership is thinking, we have put together another brief survey for members to answer. We are looking for as much input as possible, so we are hopeful that we will get as close to a 100% response rate as possible. Please click on the following link to access the survey: All responses are anonymous, so please answer honestly.  The survey is only 7 questions and should not take more than a few minutes. The survey will be open until 12:00pm on Friday, August 7th.  We will report the results to the Club at the August 12th meeting.

Rotary International and COVID-19


In the past several months we have learned what Clubs across the globe are doing to fight the COVID pandemic. Each day, Rotarians are stepping up to provide financial and hands-on assistance to those affected by COVID.  None of this would be possible, however, without the generous support of the Rotary Foundation.  As the financial arm of Rotary International, the Foundation has disbursed over $20 million (US) to help Clubs finance COVID recovery and assistance projects. This is why donating to the Foundation is so important and truly makes a difference to those in need.


Upcoming Meeting Schedule: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – We will be holding our weekly Zoom meeting at our usual time (12:10pm on Wednesday).  Our tentative plan for this meeting is to hold our first committee meetings of the new Rotary Year. Weekly meetings may be accessed by clicking  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For future meetings, you will need log in at  click Join a Meeting, fill in the Meeting ID of  849 7690 5896 and then the Password of 925477. If you wish to attend by phone, you will just need to dial (646) 558-8656 and then enter the ID and Password noted above.


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        Yours in Rotary,


Jason Ruwet