Bow Rotary Club's
Weekly Bulletin
Bulletin For May 7th, 2021
Todays Greeter: Joya Dennehy welcomed members to Bow Rotary and offered some words of wisdom
  • 35  Bow Rotarians
  • 0   Visiting Rotarians
  • 0   Guests
  • 3    Guest speakers
Total of: 38
  • Roadside Pick Up on 5/1/21 was a success - 53 bags of garbage collected - thank you to everyone who participated (Rob Werner)
  • Scholarship Committee - 20 applications received for review -committee will meet 5/20 (Tamar Roberts)
  • Four Way Speech Contest - Congratulations to Michele Eweka from Bow High School who won first place at the District level on 5/1/21.  She will be invited to speak at the District conference and we will invite her to one of our future Bow Rotary Meetings (Matt Gatzke)
  • First Grade Personalized Book Program - we have filled volunteer slots for reading and presenting books to students at DES (5/21) and BES (5/28)  (Carol Niegisch)
  • Old Town Hall Restoration - picture rails being painted by Bow Mens Club, Bob Couch will be installing rails and helping with other repairs, Rotary members will be helping with final clean up. There will be a meeting on 5/19 with the Town of Bow to decide on user instructions for the Old Town Hall  (Judy Goodnow)
  • Rotary Clubs in our local area are working to raise $8000 for a program to support Rowandan  refugees.  Bow Rotary has donated $500 to the cause.  (Matt Gatzke)
  • Donna Deos will forward information to members about the District Gala
  • NH Food Bank Mobile Pantry is in Concord today.
  • Car show is August 21. Gerry will be sending out an email about this.
Sergeant at Arms: Joya Dennehy
  • Dick Swett - May 1 - donating $100 to the Rotary Foundation.  Reports that multiple family members have come home to celebrate with him. He is also preparing for a 2 week trip to Africa
  • Tom Ives - May 2 - donating $100 to the Rotary Foundation and $25 for each of 2 grandchildren.  He is celebrating the birth of 2 new grandchildren this year and is grateful that his business has remained busy throughout the pandemic.  He shared a quote from FDR about choosing a path of social justice, faith, and hope.
Happy Bucks:   
  • Bill Ames - $5- rounded up from $2 each for Bill and Poppy leaving meeting early last week
  • Linda Lorden - $25 - rounded up from $2 each for leaving early last week and this week and being fully vaccinated, plus celebrating the birth of her granddaughter.
  • Peter Imse- $10 - enjoyed recent family trip to Florida. Is grateful that the Freese Brothers Band was able to get together again at the Bow Middle School for an outdoor practice session
  • Chris Parkinson - $5 - going to Florida in 2 weeks to visit relatives and spend time at Disneyworld with his daughter and grandchildren
  • Matt Gatzke - $5 - celebrating his daughter Emily and son in law Michael’s 6 month wedding anniversary and his daughter Sarah’s new job at SNHU. 
  • Ben Kiniry - $1 - thank you to Judy for all her efforts in renovating the Old Town Hall building.  And $1 for being at his son’s track meet and having a nice talk with an old friend Dave Gazaway
  • Steve Destefano - $1 -recounted story of police being called to his property in Florida while his daughter and friends were there- luckily it was a “false alarm”, but he is thankful to his neighbors for watching out .
Program:  CASA NH
Rotarian announcing speaker: Chuck Rheinhardt
Speakers included Katie Pelczar - Community outreach Coordinator, Tessa Dyer - supervisor of volunteers in Merrimack County, and David Sky- current volunteer for CASA NH
CASA NH is a volunteer organization which is dedicated to providing a voice to abused and neglected children in NH.  The organization trains volunteers to become advocates for these children in court. Volunteers monitor and get to know the child whose case they are assigned and advocate for them in court proceedings. There are program managers who provide extensive training, support, and oversight of the volunteers. There is a current need for more volunteers.  Anyone who is interested is encouraged to explore this opportunity to help make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child in NH. If you would like more information or have additional questions, please contact Katie Pelczar at or 603-528-8006. 
David Sky recommended reading a book called Bridges out of Poverty for a better understanding of the challenges faced by those who live in poverty and strategies to work with and advocate for them.
Gerry Carrier presented the Thank you book “Girl on a Motorcycle” which will be donated to the Bow Public Library.
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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