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Chandler is a stable & intelligent man; vote for him in Senate 2

To The Daily Sun,

We have a clear distinction between the two candidates running for state Senate in District 2.

Charlie Chandler, who has my vote, supports same sex marriage He understands that people should have the right to marry the person they love. The LGBT community in our area is surprisingly robust, full of talented, intelligent, and productive people who just want to live their lives in peace with the ones they love. Chandler knows this — knows us — and supports our rights to equality and privacy.

Bob Giuda, on the other hand, after a 2010 appearance at Rivier College in Nashua, characterized his opposition to same-sex marriage by saying, "What's next? Men and sheep? Women and dogs?" He stated that same-sex marriage is the "downfall of the nation," equating the current condition of the U.S. to the collapse of previous civilizations, such as Sparta in Greece.

I hope you'll make an effort to meet Charlie Chandler and listen to his views. He's a retired lawyer from Warren and was a selectman in Northfield. He served on the Ballot Law Commission and presided over the investigation of the FRM securities matter. He currently serves as chairman of the board at Franklin Savings Bank. He is also a selectman in Warren, as well as a moderator of the Warren School District, and a sitting member of the Board of Directors for Pemi-Baker Land Trust. And he is Governor Hassan's appointee to the Cannon Mountain Advisory Commission.

Chandler is a stable and intelligent character and has the temperament necessary to serve in the state Senate. He has my vote.

Joyce Weston
Plymouth

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Toastmasters will host open house in Wolfeboro on Oct. 25

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Moultonboro Toastmasters will be holding an open house gathering at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Medical Arts Education Center, Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro (Enter the hospital at the Emergency Department entrance and continue straight past the Emergency Department to the next entrance on the right.).

The club is a diverse group of local residents who have a common goal of improving the public speaking and leadership skills of all club members in a fun and supportive environment. During the open house, you will have a chance to experience a typical Toastmasters meeting, watch members and guests give impromptu responses to Table Topics questions, listen to two short prepared speeches, and then hear all of the speakers receive constructive evaluations of the night's presentations.

The evening will end with club members answering any questions regarding the Toastmasters program and the Moultonboro club. The event is free to the public. The meeting runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the organization, Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The organization's membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

Moultonboro Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Library. For more information about this event and the club, please visit http://1421383.toastmastersclubs.org/ . For more information, email Deb Kumpf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim Leiterman

Moultonborough

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