A few weeks ago we heard from Dartmouth's football coach, Buddy Teevens, and learned how his staff's is using "robots" in practice. Today, after a postponement from last week, John Currier, the Co-Founder of Mobile Virtual Player and the inventor of those robots will tell us about his invention and how it is being used to help limit the number of hits football players take in practice. It must be paying off... because Dartmouth's defense seems to be stifling offenses and the Big Green is clobbering its opponents this year! 
Nan Carroll and Rob Adams gave a persuasive pitch encouraging club members to sign up for the Auction and to recruit friends to join us for this event. Rob gave a power point (see attached) full of data on where we stand now, how we used our money last year, and what we need to do next. Since the meeting, he and Nan have followed through on requests for an additional mailer with the invitation and Rob has provided a spreadsheet showing the ticket orders we had as of Thursday. 
Bob Ashton again indicated he was seeking items for the silent auction and encouraged members to provide him with information on items that would attract interest. 
In other announcements:  
  • We learned that the new Head Elf is new member Mike Urnezis. Let's make his job easy by signing up early and often!
  • President Tom polled the membership and those in attendance voted to cancel meetings on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and on Boxing Day, December 26.  
  • President Tom also announced that his office would host the next social gathering and he would have more details at a forthcoming meeting. 
  • Dave Allen updated the club on the grant for the South Africa pre schools. Because both the District and the Lebanon Club offered matching donations we were able to donate $6000 to our South African Rotary colleagues in their efforts to support preschools in their region. Bravo! 
    ⁃ Rubi Simon announced the there is still a need for housing for our exchange student starting in March. Any members interested in assisting should contact her. 
And last... but certainly not least... Julie Stevenson won the raffle and won (drum roll, please) FREE PARKING AT JESSE'S FOR WEDNESDAY LUNCH FOR HER ENTIRE LIFETIME!!! Julie will, I'm sure, be taking full advantage of this wonderful prize! 
Our presenter this week was the Executive Director of our auction partner, WISE,  Peggy O'Neill. She showed a compelling video that described the myriad services WISE provides and answered questions raised by club members. WISE is clearly a worthwhile partner and their services seemed especially needed in light of current events.  


October 17 - A presentation by the Rotary Friendship Exchange group from England, which will be part of a Joint Meeting with the Lebanon Rotary Club

October 24 - Daisy Goodman, DHMC Mom's in Recovery

October 31 - Polish exchange student program

Stay tuned for the November listing! 
Hope to see you all on Wednesday. 
Wayne Gersen
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10-08-18 Rotary Auction Update
10-08-18 Ticket Orders
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