September 28, 2022 Breakfast Meeting NOtes
September 28, 2022 Breakfast Meeting Notes
Our meeting began with the ever-popular Tony’s NH trivia!
The 50/50 was won by Ken Evans, who donated it to Friends of the Pemi.
Sharon won the chance to draw for the Ace of Spades but alas drew the King of Clubs so the card game continues.
Our speaker today was Andrew Herring, the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication at Holderness School. The 300-student school, founded in 1879, has a new director as of July, John McVeigh. They have determined to get the school more involved in the local community. Every year, students are taken on a 10 day snowshoe trip to the White Mountains. Local youth groups and PSU have access to the athletic fields. The Holderness School also works with other area institutions such as the Circle Program. Every class of students spends a week working at the Circle, and at the end of the year old girls’ clothing is donated to the Circle. The Holderness School is also collaborating with the Circle Program to start a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program for girls.
The school has also been renovating and upgrading their campus facilities and grounds. The school just opened the remodeled auditorium, which has an increase in performing arts space and classrooms. Several years ago, the school was the recipient of a grant to expand the Nordic Ski program and upgrade it to international standards. A large snowmaking pond has been built. There is a 5 km loop trail for skiing and 2 sections will have lights.  A new turf field will be installed, as well as new softball and grass fields. The dormitories have also been renovated. They are working on a community access policy so that local residents can use the new facilities. Email the Holderness Nordic Club ( for more information. Membership is $35/year.
The school is also trying to go green. The solar field, installed 2 years ago, provides approximately 25% of the school’s electricity. Their hockey rink is the only outdoor hockey rink in New England and it has solar lighting.
Penny Sale: We now have the full list of 8 Grand Prizes, and posters and tickets are in the process of being printed.  When they are ready, Bill will provide everyone with an assignment list to sell them. Sales locations will be downtown (at Chase Street Market or Newbury’s) and Alex will also let us use the Common Man Roadside location. Note that persons wishing to donate cash or checks to our fundraising efforts can mail them to PO Box 393, Plymouth, NH 03264. Cash or checks are preferred but donors can certainly go to to make a donation by PayPal or credit card.
Bill is looking for volunteers to be at PSU to recruit for a new Rotaract Club. It will be the 18th or 20th of October. He will need some money to purchase candy and other swag to attract students. He will also try to get some gift certificates to Biederman’s for a free raffle to act as a draw.
Respectfully submitted,
Lora Miller, secretary