September 16 – Todd Allen will introduce John Helminiak who commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift by retracing their flights. 
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The Zoom Room opens at 11:45 AM.  After our opening Pledge of Allegiance and opening Password Todd will then introduce our speaker
Todd Allen announced that he and his wife would be hosting a socially distanced social gathering at his sheep farm on Jericho Road in Hartford on October 14. Details will be forthcoming. 
Dick Podolec announced that all Rotary Friendship activities for the coming year are cancelled due to the pandemic. 
Kathy Geraghty offered FIVE Happy Dollars in honor of the chance she had to spend with her family members over Labor Day weekend. 
Wayne Gersen donated FOUR Happy Dollars in honor of Todd Allen who has lined up four consecutive speakers, meaning that we are set through October 21!  
Don Pasini won the raffle, $10.00 off the price of a meal at Jesse’s when social distancing ends. 
REMINDER: Here’s the link to make your donation in lieu of paying for meals at Jesse’s AND the place to donate your Happy Dollars!
John Hochreiter, the elected Assistant District Governor, introduced this year’s District Governor Jamie Milne who is currently a member of the St. Johnsbury, Vermont Rotary Club. The Milne family's ties to Rotary began decades when Jamie’s dad joined and eventually became District Governor in the 1970s. Jamie noted that it is easy to join Rotary but requires a commitment to stay in the club, and encouraged everyone to keep that commitment despite the challenges it might present. He sought information on our club’s status and then asked members to share what they believed the Hanover Club would look like in the future. My takeaway from the feedback: we benefitted from the visioning we did a few years ago and see ourselves as a club with a core of 20+ members who are seeking ways to broaden membership and engagement of members in the future. 
District Governor Milne shared a wealth of information on Rotary International, the rebranding of the Club, and the cultural shift underway which is reflected in the election of Rotary’s first woman president. He noted a marked increase in Interact and Roteract membership, which he hoped was a sign of increased interest by younger generations. 
Coming Attractions for September and early October:
September 23 – Todd Allen will introduce Arnon Mishkin of Fox News Surveys who will, I am confident, have some timely news to share! 
September 30 – Todd Allen will introduce Peter Gregory of the Twin Rivers Outaquechee Regional Commission
October 7 – Todd Allen will introduce Rory Gawler of the Dartmouth Outing Club
October 14 – As noted above, Todd Allen and his wife will host a socially distanced social gathering at his sheep farm on Jericho Road in Hartford on October 14. Details will be forthcoming.  
Do YOU have any ideas for speakers? We’d love to hear them! Thanks to Dick Podolec for offering some good leads… 
Wayne Gersen
Russell Hampton
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