Bow Rotary Club's
Weekly Bulletin
Bulletin For April 9th, 2021
Today’s Greeter: Bryant Stevener welcomed members to Bow Rotary
  • Bow Rotarians (at the time of the pledge): 37
  • Visiting Rotarian(s): 1 Courtney McKeen
  • Guests: 0
  • Guest speaker(s): 1 – One of our Own - Bill Ames
Total of: 38
  • Courtney McKeen Is the new President for Interact and updated their continuing drives.
  • Peter/Jeannie made it known that we need advisors for Interact/Early Act. See them or Ben to volunteer or to find out more about how you can help
  • Judy Goodnow provided an update on the Town Hall project. It is coming along nicely & looks Great!
  • Matt Gatzke stated the Mobile Food Pantry was happening this morning @ 11:00. Also the Garden Club will be doing Rotary Park Clean Up on Saturday 4/17 @ 8:00 and looking for Volunteers
  • Rob Werner announced upcoming Road Side Pick Up will be Saturday May 1
Sergeant at Arms:   Joya Dennehy
Birthdays: No Birthdays this week
Happy Bucks:    
  • Bill Ames $5.00 said he had his 2nd vaccine shot with no issues or symptoms
  • Karen Wadsworth $1.00 as she is vaccinated and took a road trip to Lebanon
  • Judy Goodnow $1.00 she celebrated her grand-daughter’s 3rd birthday and made a $100 contribution to the Foundation – Thank you Judy!
  • Chris Parkinson $5.00 He was able to celebrate Easter with his daughter and announced an upcoming trip to Disney in May
  • Mike Griffin $5.00 Mike called out Judy Goodnow for a picture and challenged whether she was wearing a Pin. Judy defended and stated she indeed was proudly wearing a Pin and Mike will pay the fine.
  • Peter Imse $1.00 for being able to travel and visit his daughter and to visit his mom in MA. Beginning to feel a bit more normal.
  • Michelle Fortin had $2.00 to Scoot and $10 as she announced Brooke was accepted into Medical School – Congratulations to her
  • Ben Kiniry $5.00 for a variety of things. Seeing Rob Werner on his bike rides, learning more about Global Grants; Making a trip to the store on his bike where he ran a red light and apparently was spotted by eagle eye Karen and called out on it; spotting a beautiful bird and automatically thinking of Bill Ames.
Program:  Paul Mercier introduced our own Bill Ames
Bill presented a slide show of pictures and a narrative of his trip on an Ice Breaker ship north of the Artic Circle. It was an 11 day trip with 16 others on board. At one point, they had a Blue Whale join alongside them for a bit. They were able to stop for some short land excursions and he had some fantastic pictures of the trip. He gave us a run down of where they stopped and daily life on the ship including a 2:00 AM Polar Plunge. NO he did not participate. They were able to see/spot lots of wildlife such as Polar Bears, Walrus, Harp Seals, Penguins, Puffin & Arctic Fox in their natural habitat. He had some great pictures of Ice, Land and the Wildlife! A trip of a lifetime and one not to be forgotten.
Respectfully Submitted,
Michael Fortier
New Speaker Bureau
Bow Rotary has a new Speaker Bureau page to be used for program speakers when you are in need of one.  
You will find this under Custom Pages on the right side of our home page.
There is also a form to submit speakers to the Bureau listing.  
Contact Bob Couch if you have any questions or need help.
Apr 16, 2021
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