Bow Rotary Club's
Weekly Bulletin
Bulletin For April 2nd, 2021
Today’s Greeter: Jon Ruggles welcomed members to Bow Rotary
  • Bow Rotarians (at the time of the pledge): 28
  • Visiting Rotarian: 0
  • Guest: 1 – Brayden Wesler
  • Guest speaker: 1
Total of: 30
  • Matt Gatzke stated he had emailed the Link for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry
  • Judy Goodnow provided an update on the Town Hall renovations. Painting and Wall Paper with Chair Rails being the next phase.
  • Dean Cascadden noted and thanked the Interact’s Club participation in trash pickup
  • Dave Stack provided an update to the possible opening of Town buildings & facilities. He indicated it would likely be towards the end of April and will be following State Guidelines.
Sergeant at Arms: Joya Dennehy
  • Dean Cascadden turned 60 and noted he had received many good wishes. He said he received a card from his mother-in-law with a note outlining all the positives of turning 60.
  • Steve DeStefano turned 65 and said he is now eligible for Medicare. He provided updated on his daughters and work. He commented on how weird the current real estate market has been and that he has never seen anything quite like it.
Happy Bucks:
  • Jon Ruggles $10 said he wife contracted Covid when a family member visited causing him to have to Quarantine. He missed 12 days of work and found that difficult. He did however read through 12 books! He said that he now has received both shots.
  • Dave Stack $1 as he had a visit from a friend and noted his friend’s dad’s connection to Apollo 11 as a communication director. His friend’s daughter has been selected to participate in a trip to outer space as a civilian. 
  • Michelle Olivier $1 was happy to get her vaccine shot. She told us that her daughter had contracted Covid and experienced some issues but is doing better now and healing.
  • John McCaulley $10 as he was happy for a trip to Texas where he was able to visit his grandson
Matt Gatzke introduced Todd Fahey as Director of AARP- NH
Todd is an attorney and had previously worked with Orr & Reno in Concord. He described AARP’s mission as a non-partisan Advocacy Organization and said there are currently 200K+ NH members, with 10K individuals turning 65 every day. AARP works with our lawmakers on legislation to support our aging population. He then described other areas where AARP is involved such as Election Security specifically absentee ballots, Legislation for better access to Prescription drugs, etc… Their work on helping to provide Livable Communities that are age friendly for both the young & old. Todd described the 8 Domains of Livability. He provided some examples and how it applies to the Town of Bow.
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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