We have a change to our originally scheduled speaker and, thanks to Todd Allen, we have the good fortune of getting an excellent speaker on short notice: King Arthur Flour’s Bill Tine who will report on how his business has coped during the pandemic, a story that might surprise us. 
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The Zoom Room opens at 11:45 AM.  At noon, after the Pledge of Allegiance and opening remarks from David Allen,Todd Allen will introduce our speaker
David Allen expressed his appreciation for those who covered for him during his volunteer efforts in New Orleans, giving special shout-outs to Bruce Atwood and Greg Bazylewicz who made the Stuff-A-Truck weekend a success, and Kevin Wenger and Bruce Atwood for serving as Presiding Zoom-masters. He also reviewed the decisions made at the recent Board meeting, highlighting Len Cadwallader’s announcement of an ACTS Honduras trip tentatively scheduled for this June, Dick Booma’s acceptance of the treasurer’s role currently handled by Kevin Wenger, and Bruce Atwood’s brave decision to head up the Rotary Auction for 2022.  
At the outset of the meeting, David Allen announced that Jim Wooster was officially approved as a member of the club and extended him a warm welcome. 
Todd Allen introduced Sweetland Farms CSA’s Nora Lake who shared the growth that organization has experienced over the past decade and the value of community supported agriculture. CSA’s like Sweetland Farms provide opportunities for children to see where their food comes from, customers to see that their produce is being grown to high standards and to learn how to “eat with the seasons”; and everyone who visits their store to benefit from the wide array of products grown locally. 
Nora noted that in addition to providing high quality food, the CSA offers, flowers, pot-luck gatherings, yoga camps, music gatherings, and even events like the hay bale toss. She also noted that the CSA members not only get fresh veggies and fruits, they also get recipes offering ways to prepare and preserve the foods. Finally, and most importantly though subtly, the entire operation of Sweetland Farms serves as an example of how consumers can but locally and how businesses can avoid the use of fossil fuels to address climate change. 
October 13 – Todd Allen introduces his daughter, Portland, ME veterinarian Kate Allen… REMINDER: Kate asked Todd to poll the club for topics for her talk.  Are there questions about your pet you would like to have answered?  What would you like to learn about the veterinary field?  Send your questions to Todd and he will share them with Kate.
October 20 – Todd Allen introduces Alexis Abramson from Dartmouth’s Thayer School
October 27 – Julia Griffin introduces CATV’s new ED Samantha Davidson Green
November 3 – Heather Drinan introduces Dartmouth planner Joanna Whitcomb who will fill us in on some of the college’s future building plans
November 10 – Len Cadwallader introduces Bob Keene to tell us about the Red Logan Dental Clinic in Hartford, VT
November 17 – Todd Allen will introduce Erica Hoffman-Kiess of the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation
November 24 – THANKSGIVING EVE: No Meeting
Our next opening is December 15, the third week in DecemberThanks to those who helped sign-up speakers early! Let’s stay ahead of the curve so that we have a reservoir to draw on in the case of an 11th hour cancellation. 
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