Richard Brannen will introduce Dartmouth Ice Hockey Coach Bob Gaudet, who has coached the team since 1997, a 23 year run! Coach Gaudet will give us his prognosis for the coming season, which begins 67 days from now.
Wayne Gersen introduced Brittany Richard, Rotary’s 2017 Scholarship winner who is entering her junior year at Merrimack College where she is majoring in finance. Brittany thanked the club for the scholarship, which she said "brought tears to her parents’ eyes" when it was announced two years ago. 

Todd Allen announced that our Youth Exchange student will be going to France and this year’s incoming student will be from Chile.

Jed Williamson asked for recruits from the Hanover Rotary to be on his Rotary Team for the Walk To End Alzheimers on September 22. He also announced the need for 4-5 people to help set up for the walk on that day in White River Junctoin starting at 7 a.m. Here’s the link to the web page to register for the event:
Dave Allen announced that the meeting of the ACT Honduras team was postponed to September 18. 
Todd Allen offered a Happy Dollar for the support he’s received for his Racing to the Top campaign to help underwrite a tutoring program for children in Vermont elementary schools. 
Nils Johnson contributed a Happy Dollar in honor of his daughter-in-law’s newest child… named “Nils”. 
This week’s raffle winner was Carol Olwert who won a picture with the Club President and a chance to ring the bell twice during a forthcoming meeting. 
Special kudos to President Liam McCarthy for his interview in Here in Hanoverwhere he shares the good works of Rotary Clubs in general and our club in particular. We should capitalize on this publicity by inviting some friends to join the club at future meetings… or at the very least to the Auction. 
Norwich resident Lorrie Wilkes shared her experiences serving as a volunteer in refugee camps in Greece where she provided basic medical screening and taught English as a second language. Since retiring as an attorney, Lorrie has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia and done two three month stints as a volunteer on the Greek Islands closest to Turkey. She reported that Greece is currently the only country accepting immigrants, many of whom make multiple attempts to cross the four mile straits between Turkey and the islands where the refugee compounds are located. Her talk featured slides showing the overcrowded conditions inside and outside the compounds and the makeshift nature of the facilities where the volunteers provide their services. 
EDITOR’S NOTELorrie’s volunteer services are self-funded, using Go-Fund-Me as her primary resource. She is planning another round of volunteer service later this year at which time I might see if there is a way our club might provide support or invite individual members to make contributions. Lorrie is living the Rotary motto. 
September 4 – District Governor Richard Fox will share his vision for the coming year
September 11 – Jed Williamson will introduce Kathy Harvard who will talk about her efforts to find a cure for Alzheimers 
September 18 – Linda Addante, Hanover High’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. On October 16 we will be hosting Rotary Friendship Exchange participants from Calgary, Alberta. More details on the plans for that date will be available in the future.  
Wayne Gersen
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