Todd Allen will introduce Erica Hoffman-Kiess of the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation to give us a sense of how our region is faring with the “Great Resignation”.
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The Zoom Room opens at 11:45 AM.  At noon, after the Pledge of Allegiance and opening remarks from David Allen,Todd will introduce our speaker
Todd Allen, this year’s co-leader in the bell-ringing initiative, outlined this year’s plan for fund-raising for LISTEN, noting that it will include a special event on December 3 followed by “live” bell-ringing Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. He reported that last year’s bell ringing videos will be augmented by new ones and encouraged everyone in the club to find a way to participate in this event. Details on this will be forthcoming in the coming weeks as the season comes upon us. 
Once again, Todd reminded club members that our club was successful last year because members “primed the pump” by contributing to the fundraising in advance by redirecting the dollars they WOULD have spent on lunch at Jesse’s into our pool of matching funds. He announced that such an opportunity exists THIS year as well, reminding the 25+ in attendance that collectively they saved over $400 in meal costs today! The link to the Kickstart campaign can be found HERE. I just made an online donation to cover my $25/meal November costs to make sure the link worked… why don’t you give it a try?  
Len Cadwallader introduced Bob Keene who offered us a fascinating history of the Red Logan Dental Clinic in Hartford, VT. Founded in the 1970s by a dedicated civically minded dentist, “Red Logan”, the clinic began as a free service to Hartford children. Originally staffed by dental professionals who volunteered one evening a week, it has now evolved into a dental office staffed by a fulltime paid dentist and a mix of professional volunteers and part-time volunteers. It is a wonderful example of how grassroots local funding can change the lives of scores of families and children when one individual strives to make a difference by putting service above self… and in this case it is TWO people who did so: Red Logan and, as Todd Allen informed us, Bob Keene, who has quietly and effectively carried Red Logan’s vision forward. 
November 24 – THANKSGIVING EVE: No Meeting
December 1 – Tom Csatari introduces DHMC Human Resources leaders who will describe the challenges they face in staffing. 
December 8 – David Allen introduces David Fritz of the Scotland House in Quechee
December 15 – Bruce Atwood introduces Linda Fowler who describes the future plans for Pine Park
December 22 - Todd Allen introduces Eric Garr from Consolidated Communications to offer some insights into the infrastructure challenges in our region. 
And… thanks to your assistance I am beginning to line up speakers for next year… including the District Governor, Dartmouth College provost, Dartmouth College President, and old friend Danny Blanchflower, always a thought provoking and entertaining speaker. With your help and ideas I hope to have the first couple of months of 2022 fleshed out in the coming weeks. 
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