Rotary Minutes
Thank you to our Magnanimous Greeter:  KJ
Scribe for next week:  Cindy Delgatto
Ayla Traeger and John Maybe
This Day in History:
U.S. planes make the first raids on Naples, Italy.
Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire premieres on Broadway starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy.
The University of Tennessee defies court rulings by rejecting five African American (then called Negro) applicants.
President Ronald Reagan broadens the power of the CIA by allowing spying in the United States.
Bowl of Life:
Fill them out!
This weeks’s bowl of life – Will Shakespeare collected whale bones as a hobby!
Jon Secrest and Damon Kindopp

In the deck. You LOSE losers.
Tristam:   Thanks from Maria for support. Do we want to order more bags of special coffee?
Tom:  Thanks for filling out the survey about makeup meetings. The results will be emailed.
KJ:  Trivia will be next Monday night
Katya:  New Years Gala!
Toni:  Sell those raffle tix! The drawing will be next week.
Mona:   Thank you for helping the overflow shelter. It was a great success.
Board meeting tomorrow at 7am
Xmas Party on 12/15 at Jon Secrest’s house.
Student Report:
Coaching Unified Ball for Special Needs Kids – lots of fun!
National Honor Society N68 Hunger Program. Feeding hungry kids and they are doing Santa letters.
Sadie:  Nice to see everyone and thank you for all of the community service help. And for Matilda at NEYT the next two weekends. Go see it!
Jon S.:  Went to NJ for turkey day and saw the two New York Times reporters, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey who chronicled their Weinstein exposé in She Said. And he did the turkey trot and got passed by a donut. Loved his gift of a wallet sized reading glasses from his daughter.
Jen Moyse:  The Brattleboro School of Dance performance of the Nutcracker will be at Landmark this year 12/20-22. Go see it!
Ayla’s first brag! She is collecting pencils and school supplies for needy kids.
Josh T: props to Katya and the rest of the committee for making the New Years Eve gala happen.
Debbie C.:  Give pins and access codes to loved ones. Sold her house in Whitingham and did her own deed and legal work!
Kevin:  Radio food drive at Market 32 for 3 days brought an outpouring so THANK YOU!
KJ:  Rescue Inc Raffle tix for the Dune Buggie!
Toni:  Presentation for prepping for widowhood! Kyle has a job! Sign the student rotarian sheet.
Turner:  His daughter has been around helping Kay prep for Christmas. So nice to have her around the house which hasn't been since college and she is turning 50!
Debra:  Thanks to Dan for selling raffle tix. Started her weekend retreats for couples in town last weekend and it went fantastic.
Damon: Maggie and Torin did NH X Country Banquet Sunday night. Aiden accomplished his first intercollegiate indoor run.
Marcy: Turkey day 5k . She participates by watching them run past her house.
Mona on community service and fundraisers survey:
    We want to continue doing the garden, student rotarians and the overflow shelter and other various community service projects too many to list here. Great work everybody!
There was discussion about which Fundraisers to continue:  Welcome Center, Pints for Polio and Touch a Truck were thrown around. The Touch a Truck topic will be revisited in January. Climate change projects and Veteran and Public Servant Projects were suggested as well. Working with seniors outreach to school principals for how Rotary can be of help to their students, dental problems for soldiers… Email all ideas to Mona and Sadie. President Jimmy suggested building a team to gain support before bringing new project ideas to the club.
President Jimmy V ends the meeting with the 4 way test.
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial for all concerned?
Respectfully submitted by Dan Deitz.