Bow Rotary Club's
Weekly Bulletin
Bulletin For January 22nd, 2021
Today’s Greeter:  Rick Minard welcomed members to Bow Rotary and offered some words of wisdom through our founding member Paul Harris
Attendance: (at time of pledge)
  • 38  Bow Rotarians
  • 0  Visiting Rotarians
  • 0  Guests
  • 0  Guest speaker
Total of 38
  • Matt Gatzke: 2 items to discuss:
    • 1). Board decided to streamline/right size BOD. Twelve member board to be reduced to ten with two avenues of service being reassigned. Still allows for bringing new blood onto the board.
    • 2). Ben Kiniry (incoming president) announced the proposed slate of upcoming Board members (effective July 1 if approved):
      • Club Executives:
        • Ben Kiniry - President
        • Michelle Fortin – President elect
        • Matt Dodge: Vice President
        • Gerry Carrier: Secretary
        • Paul Mercer: Treasurer
      • Michelle Olivier, Joya Dennehy, Jeanne Richards, Gerry Carrier continuing on as Club Directors
      • John McCauley: New incoming board member
      • Motion was made to move slate of names as presented: Motion passed unanimously
      • Motion taken to close administrative portion of the meeting: motion passed
  • 4 way speech contest (Rick Minard): March 2 contest to be held by zoom. Link/info coming soon
  • Judy Goodnow: Met w/ Heritage commission to pick out new wallpaper pattern for old town hall. Made in England, it should arrive within the next few weeks
  • Jeanne Richards: EarlyAct/Interact starting to think about fundraising options. Both clubs are active and are thinking of perhaps joining forces. Monies not spent last year were donated: $300 to pure water/$500 to St. Jude’s
  • Dick Swett: Interact update: Interact students joining the EarlyAct meetings
  • Mike Griffin: Scholarship committee met to begin outreach. Deadline for entries still a few months out: not until April 30
  • Matt Gatzke shared the updated Rotary Committees Excel file listing. Watch for a copy in email soon
Sergeant at Arms: Joya Dennehy
Happy Bucks:    
  • Dick Swett: happy $5; was at inauguration; shared his thoughts on the historic event plus the comparison to Ron Chernow’s “Alexander Hamilton”
  • Betsey Patten: happy $10 – now settled in new home – unfortunately had to put cat down – pleased to still be a part of Rotary.
  • Gerry Carrier: reminded club members of the existing club rule surrounding refrain from discussing politics.
  • Peter Imse: Son-in-law/daughter had an experience with a moving company that doubled as a  locksmith
  • Matt Gatzke: happy $5 for the Rotary related stories speckled throughout the January edition of the Bow Times (plus the pictures of members that appear in various ads – hint hint)
  • Ben Kiniry: happy $3 for advice/direction from 3 members regarding Ben’s upcoming duties
Program:   Club Assembly
During Club Assembly reports are given from the various Directors and Avenues of Service.
Paul Mercier (Treasurer report): second half dues paid; 17K+ in club account; foundation $51K+ balance with some restricted for camperships. Recent income: $5445 net raised from Christmas tree sales; $14122 net from fall auction.
Gerry Carrier (Secretary report): Club membership at 51 members/46 active; attendance over 90% last week; all dues have been paid.
Joya Dennehy (Sergeant At Arms report): Reminder to club members to pay outstanding happy buck balances
Avenues of service:
  • Joya Dennehy - Club Service; nothing this month
  • No vocational update
  • Matt Dodge - International; district hosting global grant fair postponed for now
  • Jeanne Richards - New Generations; update already provided during announcements
  • Gerry Carrier – Community Service; Christmas tree success + auction success. With donation from last year for the auction, the total for this year approaches $24K raised; car show tentatively scheduled for May – talks in progress on logistics should Covid still be a primary concern/issue
Matt Gatzke closed the meeting with a reminder of the 4-Way test:
  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?​​​​​​​
Respectfully Submitted,
Robert Louf
Potential Speaker Listing Link
Member: If you have Program responsibilities for an upcoming meeting and are in need of a speaker,
the following people have acknowledged their interest in speaking to our club as of 2/3/18.
Click the link below to view the list.
Jan 22, 2021
Jan 29, 2021
Promoting local businesses with fun thuings to do in NH
Feb 05, 2021
Programs and missions
View entire list
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7