October 11, 2017
Pres. Andy: We expect a representative of the Oyster River Chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger to visit the club on 10/25 so we can present our $500 check to them ... Rotaract needs drivers to help them deliver flyers on 10/17 and 10/18, and to go back on 10/30 to pick up food in their Halloween collection - look for his email ... the Bylaws committee is meeting again after this meeting ... there are now four Donor Advised Funds at RI to receive donations for victims of the three hurricanes; the Board will discuss a possible club donation ... Again, next week there will be no Wednesday meeting. Instead, we will meet at Andy's house at 6 PM on 10/20. His email will provide the details. No guests for this one.
John: The Sweet Trail bridge is clear of weeds now (thank you Andy and Bill), so our project to repair the bridge is on for Sunday, 10/15. We'll need some tools if you have them: pry bar, sledge hammer. Wear gloves and park either at the end of Long Marsh Road, or at his place (shuttle provided).
Heather: The ClubRunner version of our website is almost up and running. She'll send out an email with instructions on how to find it, how to log on and other good stuff.
Tom B: Tom T is picking up the seed wreathes today, and a colorful flyer is being prepared. Discussion is ongoing on sale dates and locations.
Will: Russ is now helping to raise some 2,400 sunken boats in Key West. It now looks as though he won't be back until the Christmas holidays.
Coach Dick Umile, UNH Men's Hockey, spoke with us about the team and its prospects. They're off to a good start. They've had a couple of injuries to key players; if they can stay healthy, he believes they'll be competitive this year.
He's got some good players from Texas and Minnesota right out of high school. He thinks the talent is growing in states like Texas because of NHL teams that have settled there. They have a handful of Canadians, mostly from BC and Toronto. He has some great leadership on the team with eight returning seniors.
He has eight grandsons, all of them in hockey. He has a house out on Bow Lake where the Umile family gathers, and he has roots here where he went to school, and met his bride. But when he retires at the end of the season, he'll be moving to Beverly, MA. It's been a great run.
Oct 20 Evening Social
Oct 25 Coach McDonnell - UNH Football
Upcoming Breakfasts & Prayers:
Oct 18 No Meeting
Oct 25 Amy
Megabucks: $185 Editor: Ric