Top of the Week April 8, 2020
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April 8, 2020
Virtual Meetings Are the New Normal (at least for now)
Please join Rotary's Weekly Fellowship Meeting by ZOOM on your Computer with or without video OR join by mobile or home phone.  
1. Join on Mute and stay on Mute until you need to ask a question.
2.  Stay on MUTE for the National Anthem - except for the person called on to sing (no pressure).
3. Leave all stupid jokes to Leo and Jon - they've proven their adeptness to this task.
4.  Register a VENMO account. The Rotary Fine Master WILL be making an appearance.  No VENMO, No Problem, fines will be doubled for non-VENMO offenders.
5.  Keep the CHAT civilized.  Anything you say is recorded and stored for history... if you wouldn't publish it in a Newspaper, don't publish it in the Chat window.
6.  ENJOY and have FUN.  Rotary is all about Fellowship.  We're rapidly isolating to a point that some among us will need our fellowship for a strong boost of morale.
7. People have embarrassed themselves mightily on Zoom conferences since self-isolation started.  Google search "ZOOM Video mistakes" to learn from the mistakes of others. 
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Helping Cross Roads House in These Trying Times
Some of the ways you can still help at Crossroads:
• Meal Preparation - Prepare food in your home and drop it off at the shelter. This includes both dinner entrees and bagged lunches. Whether we provide the ingredients and pans, or you do, this will help us to continue serving residents three meals a day when volunteers are unable to come into the shelter. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kristina Siegenthaler, at,  or 603.436.2218 ext. 107, for more information.
• Donations of Food and Supplies - Donations of food items and supplies from our “Wish List” are greatly appreciated at this time. You can view our “Wish List” online at Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at any time, or you can shop our Wish List ( from the comfort of your home and have items delivered to the shelter.
• Monetary Support - Our annual “Benefit by the Sea” fundraiser has been posted to August 29, 2020. This event provides funding for nearly 30% of our shelter operating budget. Now more than ever we need your help to ensure we can continue serving some of our most vulnerable neighbors. If you are able, click the link below to make a donation today. The gift you give today will make a tremendous difference for the families and individuals who rely on Cross Roads House to make it through this difficult period.
Rotary Dinner Service the Salvation Army
At this time, dinner service at the Salvation Army is ongoing as takeout only, but someone needs to prep and package the food!  Rotary dinner services at the Salvation Army is a great way to support the community and enjoy some fellowship outside of our regular meetings.
If you want get in on the fun (while maintaining appropriate social distancing), contact Sara Treacy at 603-661-8588.
Volunteers are asked to be at the kitchen at 4:15 to prepare for the dinner service.
She has moved away but you can still Make Peg’s Day!
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
Especially in these challenging times, it is time to up our communications game.
Our dear Peg Millar has moved (at least temporarily) to be closer to her son, but would still like to keep in touch with all of her Rotary friends.  Peg would love to receive cards or other correspondence.  Her address is:  Peg Millar, Harbor Chase, 4150 Indian River Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32967.
Thank you from Rotary Connections Committee
Rotary Connections is back!!!
Now more than ever Rotary Connections let’s our members know that their Rotary club is thinking of them.  Members facing a health issue, death in the family or a life celebration, we are here!  
If you know of any of our members who may need a Rotary Connection, please reach out to the Cathy Nickerson.
Rotary Log for April 2, 2020
Rotary Log for Thursday April 2nd, 2020
Day 6 of “Stay at home” order from NH Governor Sununu
What a year these last two weeks have been! And that’s not a misprint.   But, while the World may have gone mad, Rotary and fellowship continue.  We again met through a virtual Zoom meeting today.
It was only my 2nd Zoom (the first one involved wine and girl talk) but it was great to see everyone’s faces! Young and old, showered or not, we started with 42 members and ended with 55.  Fine master--please take notice of those who were late. Unless they were brushing teeth, combing hair or putting on mascara for the first time in 2 weeks (me.)
Judy Ringer sang America the Beautiful and John Rice gave the invocation for guidance in these uncertain times. 
I saw Cleo’s daughter Elaina and Nancy Clayburgh’s son, Michael.  Hats off to all of you parents homeschooling right now due to the virus.  I think I also caught a glimpse of Joan – John Rice’s wife.
  • We will be starting a fund on Venmo for our Rotarians in need due to job losses caused by the Corona Virus.
  • $26,338 dollars was contributed by our District to Polio Plus fund.
  • The Golf Tournament has been postponed to September or October due to the virus.
  • Susan Gold is sewing masks for medical first responders, but if you need one please let her know.  There was an announcement that it is advisable for everyone to wear a cloth mask while in public.
  • Francois Meissner is collecting clothing for Friends in Action, she especially needs women’s shoes and accessories.  Let’s clean out those closets, what else are you doing?  Netflix can wait.  Especially that Tiger King show, ewww.
  • April Birthdays….
Melchor, Luis Apr 01
Hamilton, Jess Apr 02
Weeks, Peter Apr 03
Graybill, Alyson Apr 06
Madden, Jenn Apr 07
Finn, Justin Apr 08
Whitcomb, Paul Apr 09
Wood, Steve Apr 09
Herold, Bob Apr 11
Leddy, Alexia Apr 13
Petersen, James Apr 16
Brownell, Marie Apr 18
Notis, Nancy Apr 18
Oxner, Art Apr 18
Wolf, Susan Apr 21
Foley, Lady Di Apr 26
Shultz, Kevin Apr 27
Fleisher, Andy Apr 30
Leonardi, Mark Apr 30
Happy Birthday! YOU ARE ALL GETTING TOILET PAPER AS GIFTs AND HOME MADE BIRTHDAY CAKES, GOOD LUCK!Except James Petersen – James is getting soap to wash his mouth with. More on that later…
Main Program.
Ian O’Neall is taking over the Rotary History Moment, Flagg is just too important now with his impending presidency.   Ian shared some jokes from 1967 with us, most of them not funny, which I think was on purpose except for this one:
“Mom, how do lions make love?  I don’t know, honey, most of your father’s friends are Rotarians”
As it was “Joke Day,” we next took turns telling a joke. The program was funny, light-hearted and took our mind off worries, and that’s where things started to get weird (see the following images.) Leo turned into a Horse’s arse, Craig Taylor started ordering drinks from a Tiki bar and James Petersen started to talk about his sex life.  Yes you read that correctly.
There were graphs and visuals--I think the Self-Quarantine is getting to our dear James.  There was a timeline of James transitioning from boyhood to manhood which included watching his mother dress and a lunch lady.  I would strongly suggest that James seek help of a professional. Rotarian Ann Bliss is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and may be able to provide therapy.
I have learned a lot today.  I have never seen a Sears Roebuck catalog and have never been to Tyngsborough Drive in.  I was not as impressed with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition but now, I understand.  Victoria’s Secret catalog, that’s quality!  I guess a lot can happen with one’s mind and sexuality. Especially when locked up in the basement whilst your mind is stuck in the gutter.  For the sake of James’s wife, may the quarantine be over soon!!!!!  Hahaha.
We had great fun with the Joke Day, did you?  Don’t miss the next meeting, it’s so Wild Wild West!
Our gathering closed with the Four Way Test. Everyone recited it from the Memory!
Respectfully submitted, Yvonne Legge
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