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This year's Santa's Helpers include. Greg Robidoux, Rotary President, Rick MacMillan, Laura Gingras, and Jim Guy
This year's Santa's Helpers include Rotary President Greg Robidoux Rick MacMillan, Laura Gingras, and Jim Guy
 
Grand Monadnock Rotary Club (GMRC) will again distribute gifts to children in need who live in the Monadnock Region. For 35 years, since Operation Santa started in 1986, GMRC has distributed gifts from Santa through elementary schools, non-profit agencies, and town welfare offices.  The families are selected by schools and area agencies to receive gifts for their infants to older children.
 
Santa's Wish Lists are made by the parents for items their children want (toys) and things they need (usually clothing).  The gift ideas are not random - children get what their parents identify.   Fifteen area businesses set out displays with gift cards on them for employees to review and select the gift cards they wish to fulfill on behalf of Santa. These regional gift-providing corporate Elves and Rotary members then go out and shop for gifts, returning them to Rotary by November 30th for distribution back to the children. Over 220 children will receive gifts this year totaling approximately $100 for each child.  In the end, gifts worth over $22,000 will be distributed to parents in time for a very Merry Holiday season in 2021.
 
Monetary donations to help purchase unfilled Operation Santa requests may be sent to Grand Monadnock Rotary Charitable Fund, PO Box 354, Peterborough, NH 03458-0354, or donate online - click on "Donate" in the banner above or go to https://GrandMonadnockRotary.org/Donate
 
GMRC is interested in hearing from you about your interest in the community and how to be involved in the important work that Rotary does. 
 
Submitted by Pegg Monahan, member, Grand Monadnock Rotary
 
On November 9. 2021, Gene Jonas from Hungry Bear Farm joined the Grand Monadnock Rotary Club via Zoom to discuss local farming and the importance and value of local resources for food.
 
 
For more information about Hungry Bear Farm and what Gene has been up to, refer to this link: https://hungrybearfarm.com/
On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Bethann Clauss joined the Grand Monadnock Rotary Club meeting via Zoom to discuss the services that MAPS Counseling Services provides to the community.
 
 
To learn more about MAPS, please visit their website at https://mapsnh.org/.
 
 
On October 26, 2021, the Grand Monadnock Rotary club was visited by Adam and Josh from Nuttin Ordinary which is in the same building as where the club meets. Adam gave an overview of what has been going on with the company and then we were given a tour of the Nuttin Ordinary facility by Josh and Adam.
 
On October 12, 2021, Margaret Nelson from the River Center spoke at the Grand Monadnock Rotary meeting to discuss the current things the River Center is doing along with their extensive list of volunteers. Margaret also said the River Center is always looking for new volunteers and needs help with volunteers that can assist with tax returns.
 

Join the Community Walk For RecoveryVisit the Community Recovery Fair in Putnam Park, Peterborough Sunday afternoon, October 17th from 1 pm to 3:30 pm and help our communities support people in recovery from Substance Use Disorders!

  • Join the Community Walk For Recovery, a 3-mile walk to show your support for those in recovery and the agencies on the frontlines of substance misuse prevention, treatment and recovery! Register at Putnam Park from 1 to 1:30 pm and walk with us!

  • Meet professionals the leading agencies that prevent and treat  people with Substance Use Disorders and support them through their recovery process. Find resources, get referrals and gather information on ways to help those you care about.

  • Hear Keynote speaker Phil Wyzik, CEO of Monadnock Family Services and leader of regional planning for SUD prevention, discuss a regional approach to fighting this past year's rise in Substance Use Disorders!

The Community Recovery Fair and Walk For Recovery is sponsored by the Grand Monadnock Rotary. Suggested donations of $10 and up will fund regional recovery efforts. Please share this invitation with your social media friends, and click to download a high-res copy of the Community Walk For Recovery poster to print and post in your offices and places you go!

Welcome to the Grand Monadnock Rotary Club
Grand Monadnock Rotary

Serving Our Towns & Our World

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
MaXT Makerspace / Zoom
49 Vose Farm Rd, Ste 110
Peterborough, NH 03458
United States of America
Phone:
(603) 566-4928
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Speakers
John Bob Siemienowicz
Nov 30, 2021 7:30 AM
District Governor Visit