Bow Rotary Club's
Weekly Bulletin
Bulletin For May 14th, 2021
Today’s Greeter: Robert Louf welcomed members to Bow Rotary and offered some words of wisdom

  • Bow Rotarians (at the time of the pledge): 36 (including honorary member Jonathan K. Hanson)
  • Visiting Rotarian(s): 0
  • Guests: 0
  • Guest speaker(s): 2
Total of: 38
  • Matt Gatzke - Board of Directors meeting is Monday 5/17 at 6:30 pm. The Board will be discussing when and how to restart in person meetings at the Bow Town Hall. This could occur as early as next Friday (5/21). A hybrid model with a limited number of in person attendees, with the rest of the club attending by Zoom, has been proposed. For the in person attendees, universal guidelines with social distancing and mask wearing will be practiced. Meeting outdoors does not appear to be a viable option (due to inability to connect to Zoom). Matt sent out a survey and 50% of the respondents (24 total) replied that they would like to meet in person. Matt will consider sending out a questionnaire to members asking about vaccination status. This will all be discussed at the Monday 5/17 Board meeting and further information will be sent to members soon after.
  • Jonathan Hanson shared a video by email with Bow Rotary members about Ira Evans, a past Bow Rotary member who passed away in April 2021 in Florida. Several Rotary members shared their memories of Ira. Bow Rotary was named as an organization to send memorial donations to in Ira Evan’s obituary.
  • Mike Griffin - 20 scholarship applications received and will be reviewed by the committee.
  • Carol Niegisch - NH Food Bank mobile pantry event in Concord on 5/7/21 was a success. Bow Rotary will be notified of future NH Food Bank volunteer opportunities in Concord.
  • Gerry Carrier - the major sponsors of the car show have stated they will be supporting the event again this year. The committee will start meeting regularly and publicizing of the event will start soon. The car show is 8/21/2021 and many volunteers with be needed
  • Dick Swett - BHS Interact club has a lot of enthusiastic members who are working on several projects including - “Run to Save Humanity” in the last week of May, the flock of flamingos program, and recruiting incoming freshman to join Interact.
Sergeant at Arms: Joya Dennehy
Happy Bucks:
  • Peter Imse- $5 - Peter’s daughter and her children’s Mother’s Day meal at a restaurant was paid for by a couple they had just met after the couple learned that her husband is currently serving overseas in the military.
  • Linda Bliss -$1 - “scooter buck”, $1 in honor of Dr. Horace Blood who recently passed away
  • Paul Mercier - thankful for getting his second vaccine and being able to see family. Sandra’s son and daughter in law are expecting their first child. Also a bird story - a male mallard duck was pecking on their sliding glass door looking for seeds (Paul had been feeding them regularly)
  • Bill Ames - $1 - thankful he was able to spend time helping a military vet in his home for 3 hours and give the caregiver respite, $1 - today will be doing pet visitations in the Hospice House with his dog Fred, and $1 -his bluebird box has babies in it.
  • Mike Griffin - $5 - had a vacation in Southern Utah and visited Zion NP, Bryce NP, and Salt Lake CIty. It felt safe and was great to get out!
  • Karen Wadsworth - discovered a new, beautiful plant - a jack in the pulpit - in her front yard
  • Joya - $5- feeling a range of emotions- received the graduation sign for her son, his senior prom is tomorrow night, lots of celebrations coming
Stories of Black History in Rural NH - presented by Lynn Clark - director of the Warner Historical Society, and Rebecca Courser- formerly of Warner Historical Society and NH Historical Society. Both speakers worked on the Black Heritage Trail and Abenaki history projects. Today's presentation discussed their ongoing work recovering stories of black and native american history in Warner specifically, and NH in general. They noted that there is a lack of written personal stories and that black residents lived and worked on property owned by white men. Their research utilizes many sources including studying maps, landscape markers, cemeteries (including the use of ground penetrating radar to locate remains not marked by tombstones) and census data to uncover the stories. Photos and information about the lives of one black family, Mary and George Moody and their children was presented and mention was made of the Davis family, a white family who lived in Werner and were abolitionists.
Respectfully Submitted,
Carol Niegisch
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.
Upcoming Events
Dunbarton Elementary Book Reading
Dunbarton Elementary School
May 21, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
BES 1st Grader Book Reading
May 28, 2021
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
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Russell Hampton
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