Bow Rotary Club's
Weekly Bulletin
Bulletin For April 23rd, 2021
Today’s Greeter: David Stack welcomed members to Bow Rotary
  • Bow Rotarians (at the time of the pledge): 35
  • Visiting Rotarian(s): 0
  • Guests: 0
  • Guest speaker(s): 0 – Club Assembly
Total of: 35
  • Matt Gatzke – Shared Pics of Rotary Park Clean Up, Mobile Food Pantry & Community Building which will be ready for in person Hybrid meetings tentatively set for May 21 and looks great. Breakfast TBD and is still a work in progress. He also mentioned the Franklin Club is coming back and other area clubs are offering help. Hooksett Rotary Club has a web link (kinks being worked out) to purchase Gift Bags for young/new mothers. Matt will email more details when available.
  • Mike Griffin – The Scholarship Committee is starting their work and applications are being accepted. Matt G mentioned there has been some discussion regarding better defining eligibility requirements.
  • Carol Niegisch - 1st Grade Reading, books are in and will likely be held outdoors. Still looking for volunteers. They are still determining dates. Likely either May 21 or 28th – stay tuned.
  • Rob Werner – Road Side P/U next Saturday May 1st. Email to follow for signups. Steve D mentioned that Interact completed their Road Side P/U last week.
Sergeant at Arms: Joya Dennehy
  • Michael Fortier Had a challenging year but overall successful. Family is all good and healthy. Being home more provided the ability to get more yard work done around the house. Business has been very good in spite of not being able to meet in person with clients. Happy that his grandson was able to visit for a few days this week. While it wasn’t mentioned, he will be donating $100 to the Foundation and a happy $5 to the club.
  • Judy Goodnow – Recapped her year with some good and sad news. Her dad passed this year at 95 years old. Her volunteer work with the Community building helped keep her occupied and distracted. She celebrated the birth of a grandson born in November. She will be donating $100 to the Foundation
Happy Bucks:    
  • Chris Parkinson $5 as they will be turning on the water at the cottage and family will be visiting.
  • Matt Gatzke - $2 as he noted it has been a year since the club has been meeting on Zoom
  • Mike Griffin - $1 as he had his 2nd shot with no symptons and he is looking forward to a trip out west with Brenda in May
  • John McCauley $1 they are leaving tomorrow for a vacation to Maui – Aloha
  • Ben Kiniry $3 - $1 dollar as it is National Take a Chance Day and he is meeting with someone regarding a business opportunity. $1 for helping with Rotary Park and one for meeting with a friend.
  • Jon Ruggles $5 as it is the start of a new gold year for him
Program:  Club Assembly
Secretary’s Report – March attendance was @ 84%. Please notify Gerry C of any makeups to get credit. Makeups can be done online as well. Invoices for dues will be coming. The possibility of using Credit Cards was mentioned and is being looked into.
Treasurer’s Report – It was noted that the Sergeant’s budget was exceeded. $22,500 is being awarded in Scholarships. The Club holds $16,088.087 while the Foundation has $48,463 of which $10,000 is restricted for Scholarships and $500 is restricted for Camperships.
Sergeant’s Report – Budget met.
New Generations Report – Noted today is the last day for the Toiletry items drive
Vocational Service  – Nothing to Report
International Service Report Due diligence is being done regarding global grants and Ben K stated he plans on learning more.
Club Service – Working on the logistics of putting together Hybrid meetings and working with the town for compliance. Also there will be 3 concerts this year and will likely be different than in years past.
Community Service Report – Looking for sponsors for Concerts. Car show is set for Aug 21 and looking for volunteers. Contact Gerry C if able to help. Road Side P/U is set for next Saturday May 1st. Rotary Park Clean Up with Garden Club completed. Working on a new book to replace the ABC of Rotary book for new members. The new book will identify Club Traditions, spell out Job Descriptions and will better document Club policies.
Avenues of Service – Nothing to Report
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.
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