District Governor Richard Fox will share his vision for the coming year. I know our club wants to give him a warm welcome and hear his encouraging words… so we are hoping for a good turnout! 
Dick Podolec reported on a meeting of the Membership Committee and urged members to invite guests to meetings as the best way to recruit new members. 
David Allen announced that Hanover Rotary will be donating $2,625 to a project in Ghana. He noted that this relatively small donation will leverage some huge changes, helping more than 39,000 people by drilling 28 wells, building two small town water systems, building 157 microflush toilets, and giving 334 micro-credit loans. He also reported that Rubi Simon will be traveling to El Rosario with ACTS Honduras in November, waving the Rotary flag, looking for Honduran Rotarians and helping with ACTS educational and maternal care programs.
Liam McCarthy reported that United Way is sponsoring a Day of Service on September 20 and is looking for volunteers for eight to ten service projects. He also reminded club members that the Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on September 22 and those interested in participating should contact Jed Williamson. He announced that club members will be ringing the bell at Dartmouth home football games this year to raise money for Listen, supplementing our bell-ringing efforts on the streets of Hanover. Finally, Liam announced that the board approved $1,000 to support Partnership In Community Service (PiCS) the program Deecie Denison described in a recent talk where middle school students develop leadership skills by determining which non-profit in the Upper Valley is most deserving to receive a $1,000 donation. 
Kerry Rigas was inducted as a new member of the Hanover Rotary. Kerry graduated from Hanover High School in 2001 and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2005 from Fordham University in New York. She received a law degree from Fordham Law School in 2010. She has joined the law practice of Margaret Jacobs on Lyme Road in Hanover.
Rubi Simon gave a Happy Dollar to celebrate her ten-year-old daughter's return after attending fourth grade last year in Mexico.
Teri Minnelli gave a Happy Dollar to celebrate her daughter's successful passing of a Ph.D. qualifying exam.
Richard Brannen introduced Bob Gaudet, coach of the Dartmouth Hockey team. Bob played for Dartmouth and his three children all are Dartmouth graduates. Bob believes Dartmouth will have a very strong team in a very tough division. He believes that two of will be future NHL players. 
September 11 – Kathy Harvard will introduce Dr. Robert Santulli, who will talk about where we stand with Alzheimer’s. He is also giving an Osher talk on September 10 at DHMC Auditorium for those who are interested. 
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: Three of the dates in October will deal with the topic of how the opioid problem is impacting the Upper Valley. President Liam McCarthy intends to introduce the idea of offering a thematic thread to our speakers and intends to launch this idea by scheduling these talks. 
And a special announcement/request from Jed Williamson: 
Fellow Rotarians, here is my Rotary Team page for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Please donate if you are so inclined. Also, please email me directly if you are able to help me set up for the event on Septermber 22 in WRJ.
Wayne Gersen
Russell Hampton
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