Diane Travis will facilitate an evening visit to the West End campus you don’t want to miss! You and a guest will have a chance to tour the spectacular new Dartmouth buildings! Please sign up soon, so we can plan on number of people. RSVP by clicking here. Details are: 
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • When: Wednesday, June 22, 5pm to 7pm
  • Where: First Floor Atrium of the Irving Building
  • Parking: ECSC Parking Garage ($5 for the whole time, after 5pm)
  • Format: Wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres; tours leaving and returning throughout.
Wayne Gersen introduced Kim Chambers from Hanover Adventure who gave a presentation describing the array of services they offer which include bike and kayak rentals, lodging and shuttle services for AT hikers, and custom tours. Their goal is to make everyone who visits their site to feel like a local and offer top service to every customer. Inspired by hostels she and her dad visited on a cross country bike tour and an outdoor center in Massachusetts, Kim launched the Hanover Adventure Tour company three years ago in Norwich and has incrementally expanded the offerings each tear. They now rent and sell bikes, offer shuttles for hikers, campers, and kayakers, and offer long and short-term lodging. Her slides offered pictures of the facilities, 70+ e-bikes in their inventory, and people on tour.  
Bruce Atwood announced that he was seeking donations for the auction on November 17 and seeking a Vice Chair as well. The donations are especially important as they will help draw attendance at the auction and help earn the funds the club needs to be able to make donations to local non-profits. 
Diane Travis reminded the club members to sign up for the Dartmouth Campus tour (see details above) and, on behalf of Tom Csatari, appealed to club members to make a donation to the Rotary International Fund noting that she had hard copies of the donation form for members who could not navigate the clumsily designed Rotary web page. 
Rod Thomas announced that the Club Administration Committee is looking for someone to periodically send out a group email to all club members inviting them to sign up as a Greeter at our Wednesday meetings. If you are interested in this club service opportunity, contact Rod at Rod also reviewed the features of the simplified tracking form the Greeters use.
Denise Dahlberg distributed sign-up sheets for the July 4 bar-b-que and encouraged everyone to sign up and also plan to be in the parade.  
John Hochreiter gave a Happy Dollar for the joy of being a Rotary Club member, and Nan Carroll matched that donation. 
Richard Brannan won the raffle. 
Here’s your chance to sign up to be a greeter at our meetings, welcoming members, collecting $20 for burgers, and issuing them a raffle ticket. To experience this opportunity, use this Greeter Signup Link below:
June 29 – Charlie Rattigan, Executive Director of VINS, will update the club on the completion of the sky walk at VINS and the various programs offered at the science center in Quechee.  
July 6 – Jeff Backus, manager of the Hartford Dismas House, will describe that organization’s mission and offer some ways the Rotary might volunteer. 
July 13 – Laura Litchfield-Kimber, newly appointed Executive Director of the Montshire Museum who will offer her ideas for the future at that site. 
July 20 – Clay Adams, CEO of Mascoma Bank, who will describe the partnership his bank has forged with area businesses to provide housing for employees. 
July 27 – Susan Apel, freelance arts reporter and Vermont Law School emeritus professor will share her insights on some of the hidden and/or overlooked arts venues in our region. 
We’re now booked through August… but September will be upon us before you know it! 
Wayne Gersen
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