February 25, 2018
Greetings Monadnock Rotarians
We had a busy meeting on Tuesday. Guests included Pegg Monahan and Harry Wolhandler from Harrisville. We had an informative meeting last Tuesday. Bill offered Opening Words and Tom Warren gave an overview about bank employee compensation as his Hat presentation.
Nate Morison was our speaker. Nate recently purchased Vicuna Chocolates in Peterborough from Neely Cowen. Nate’s family has a long history in the area and Nate is a recent graduate of ConVal High School. He was drawn to Vicuna because high quality chocolate is part of the local food revival, preparing the chocolate using “direct trade” ingredients is challenging and the procedures established by Neely were shared with him. Nate explained the difference between a chocolatier and a chocolate maker. Nate, a chocolate maker produces the chocolate with raw materials from scratch. The entire process requires 60-70 hours.
On February 27, Bob M. has Opening Words and Kevin has “The Hat”. The scheduled speaker will be Becky Sakellarion. We will also have a brief discussion on our upcoming RYLA event scheduled for March 24. Looking forward to March 6, Rick has Opening words and Rob has “The Hat”.
See you Tuesday!