Kathy Harvard will introduce Dr. Robert Santulli, who will talk about where we stand with Alzheimer’s. Dr. Santulli is an Honorary Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Prior to his retirement from clinical practice, he was Director of the Dartmouth Memory Clinic at DHMC. He currently teaches courses at Dartmouth College on dementia and on aging.For those seeking a preview, Jed Williamson advised me that Dr. Santulli is giving an OSHER talk on the same topic on September 10 at 1:30 PM at the DHMC Auditorium.
Dave Allen announced that representatives from ACTS Honduras would be meeting with interested club members at Jesse’s before the meeting on September 18. 

Dick Podolec announced that the Friendship Exchange visitors would be attending our meeting on October 15 where we will be joined by the Lebanon Rotary Clubs. 
Liam McCarthy announced that the club’s Fall Social Event would be a visit to the Dartmouth Library collection hosted by Heather Drinan. He promised to have details in the coming weeks. 
Rob Adams reminded us that the auction is only 64 days away and that the auction organizers are interested in getting Silent Auction items. 

Jed Williamson offered a HAPPY DOLLAR in appreciation for the donations he has received thus far for the Walk To End Alzheimers on September 22. He asked for recruits from the Hanover Rotary to 4-5 to help set up for the walk on that day in White River Junction starting at 7 a.m. He would also welcome even more participants! Here’s the link to the web page to register for the event:
Len Cadwallader offered TWO HAPPY DOLLARS: one for President Liam McCarthy’s stellar interview in Here in Hanoverand another for Nan Carroll’s exceptional job of hosting the August social at her house in Norwich. 
Wayne Gersenalso offered TWO HAPPY DOLLARS to acknowledge the help he received from Dave Allen, who provided him with information on the club happenings in his absence. He invited other members to help serve as “back-up” journalists in his absence. 
This week’s raffle winner was Jennifer Eastman who won two tickets to the Nugget Theater, the second week a new Rotarian won a valuable raffle prize following Steven Brynn’s raffle victory that brought him a $10 gift certificate to Morano Gelato. 
District Governor Richard Fox in his 11thvisit to a district club offered his talk on “Sharing our WHY and Growing Rotary through Synergy”. Richard noted that 50% of new members leave Rotary after 2 years, a statistic he attributed to the organization’s inability to explain its purpose in a clear and persuasive fashion. He offered his own personal story about joining Rotary where he observed that Rotary not only connects and does good in the world but also connects and does good in the community. The result of this connection is a synergy where Rotary’s results exceed the sum of it’s activities. 

Richard suggested that when we are asked “What is Rotary?” we should respond with examples of its global impact and respect in the world; its community impact; and the FUN we have! He concluded his talk with a reminder that we can all learn more about Rotary AND have fun if we attend the district conference at Jay Peak on May 1-3. 
September 18 – Linda Addante, Hanover High school’s Council facilitator, and two student representatives will share the high school’s continuing commitment to functioning as a democratic school. 
September 25 – Our auction partner, Positive Tracks, will share their mission. 
October 2, 9, 23: on these dates we will have speakers telling us about how the opioid problem is impacting the Upper Valley.
October 15: Our Friendship Exchange visitors from Calgary, Alberta, will give us a report on their clubs’ activities and some insights on their part of the world. 
October 30: We will have a social gathering at the Dartmouth Library in lieu of our luncheon meeting. Liam McCarthywill have details forthcoming. 
Wayne Gersen
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