Posted by Bob Couch on Dec 09, 2018
2018-19 District 7870 Governor Venu Rao, a member of the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club, presents Bow Rotary President Bryant Stevener this year's district banner
DG Venu Rao's Official Visit Bob Couch 2018-12-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Couch
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.
Potential Speaker Listing Link Bob Couch 2018-12-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Couch
Bow Rotary Donates $25,000 to BMS "Wildcat Habitat" Project
Located in a scenic location on the north side of the Bow Memorial School, between the building and the ball fields, the Wildcat Habitat project offers an opportunity for interacting with nature in an outdoor setting.
The Bow Rotary Club Foundation donated $25,000 toward the $75,000 needed for the project becoming an “Oak” level sponsor. 
There are two main spaces: 
2017-18 Club President Judy Goodnow and 2018-19 Club President Bryant Stevener
Photo by Eric Anderson
Bow Rotary Donates $25,000 to BMS "Wildcat Habitat" Project Bob Couch 2018-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Club Bulletins Robert Louf 2018-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Bean on Oct 05, 2018
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.
Retired Brigadier General Steve Curry, NH Veterans Cemetery Association/Veterans Heritage Learning Center
Present/Discuss the Veterans Heritage Learning Center project
Contact: General Steve Curry:
(603) 796-2026
Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director
NH Preservation Alliance
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance strengthens communities and stimulates local economies by encouraging the protection and revival of historic buildings and places.
Mike Pacheco, Executive Director
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
ESGR is a Department of Defense organization that was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve 
members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment
Rex Reitz - Family Promise of Greater Concord
Pamela Dube, Senior Director of Communications
Easterseals NH
We would love the opportunity to speak at an upcoming meeting to thank you for continuing to make a difference in your communities and tell you a little more about our organization and our 80-year history in the state. We know that Rotarians are committed to "encourage and foster the ideal of service". ESNH shares that mission with over 90 programs designed to help people of all ages with disabilities and special needs.
Sarah Castelot - Caring Companions at Easter Seals.
They offer non medical, in home care for individuals, elderly,
or with chronic or mental illness. They work very closely with folks with Alzheimer's and
are all Certified Dementia Practitioners. 
Karen McNamara - The Concord Crisis Center
Talk about the Center as Bow is one of the towns in their catchment area.
Mary Beth Walz
Her trip to Machu Picchu and remote areas of Bolivia. 
Contact info: h. 225-1968
Norma Milne 
Advance Care Planning volunteer | 603-494-1756
Dick Bean, 2018-19 Program Chair
Potential Speaker Listing Richard Bean 2018-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 01, 2018

John T. Lyford 1933-2018
Photo by Eric Anderson

Past District Governon (PDG) John Lyford passed away this past week.
John was a Bow Rotary Club Charter Member when the club was formed in 1970. John also served as the club’s first Secretary from 1970-75.
John was Club President during the Rotary years 1978-79 and served as our Rotary District 7870 Governor in 1989-90
John was a multi Paul Harris Fellow, and a major donor to the Rotary Foundation.

In December of 2012, Jon Hanson interviewed John Lyford at one of our meetings.  Here is a video of that interview.

There will be no calling hours or public funeral for John Lyford's but there will be memorial service held on Saturday, September 15th at the Old Town Hall, Bow from 1pm-3pm.

John Lyford's Passing Bob Couch 2018-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

We're very excited to announce that the ClubRunner Mobile App is available for download! 

The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your club and district on the go!

Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details and track your attendance statistics, right from your smartphone or tablet!

To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in ClubRunner in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with Android versions that are 4.0.3 better.

ClubRunner App Richard Bean 2018-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2018
Bryant Stevener assumed the club president's role at our annual gavel changing ceremony on June 29th.  President Judy Goodnow, had a few words about her year and then presented the gavel to Bryant.  Bryant talked about his goals for the Rotary year and thanked Judy for her service.
Photo by Eric Anderson
Bryant Stevener, President 2018-19 Bob Couch 2018-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Couch on Jun 07, 2018
This year's annual Awards Night was held on June 7th at the Baker Free Library.  Awards were given to community members, teachers, town volunteers and employees as well as a few Rotarians.  In all, 15 awards were presented.
Award recipients left to right: Eric Anderson, Chen Jiang, Cassandra Rathbone, Betsey Patten, Lee Kimball, Mitch Harrington, Bill McGonagle, Kurt Gergler, Nick Watson, Harry Judd, Gerry Carrier & Gale Kennison
Award recipients unable to attend were Jerry Kingwill, Amy Gregoire and Colony Barrett.
See all of the award photos in the 2018 Awards Photo Album here.
Photos by Eric Anderson
Annual Awards Night Held Bob Couch 2018-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 06, 2018
The annual Bow Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest was held at the Baker Free Library on Tuesday April 3rd.  This year eight Bow High School students competed for $1,000 in prize money and a chance to compete at the Rotary District's regional semi-finals speech contest for additional money and a trip to Burlington VT for the Rotary District 7870 Final.
The eight students spoke on a wide range of topics they are passionate about, all of which are required to include the elements of the Rotary 4-Way Test, which asks the questions:  Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
In presentations that ranged from five to seven minutes, the students spoke to their friends, families, and a panel of Rotary judges. Alison Lambert won the contest (and a $500 prize).  Jack Rich placed second (and won $300).  Ana Milano placed third (and won $200).
Left to right: Aiden Fisher, Emma Roberge, Sonya Delorie, Jack Rich (2nd), Alison Lambert (1st), Matthew Place, Caitlin Robbins, Ana Milano (3rd)
Photo by Eric Anderson
Eight BHS Students Compete in Annual Rotary Speech Contest Bob Couch 2018-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
The Bow Rotary Club is happy to welcome our newest member, Michelle Olivier, to the club.  Michelle is the Branch and Business Development Manager for Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), with 16 years of banking experience, and oversees the bank’s Bow office, located at 503 South Street.  She and her husband, Josh Olivier, have two daughters, Elee (14) and Kaleah (9) and they reside in Pittsfield, NH.
Michelle is an enthusiastic community volunteer, most recently donating time to the Boys and Girls Club of Central NH and to the Friends of Forgotten Children.  She is also currently a member of the Leadership Greater Concord program. Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, ballroom, social dancing and singing.
The club looks forward to working alongside Michelle in our many fund and friend raising projects to benefit the Bow Community, NH, the US and the world.
Welcome Michelle!!
Michelle Olivier Joins Bow Rotary Bob Couch 2018-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 09, 2018
The Bow Rotary Club is pleased to announce a Henniker Rotary Club scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene.  This scholarship is made possible due to donations from friends, colleagues and Rotary Clubs throughout the District 7870.
McElroy District Scholarship Available Bob Couch 2018-02-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Couch on Jan 05, 2018
Bow Rotary's 2017 scholarship recipients were all invited to the Rotary meeting on January 5th to receive their scholarship awards.
Steve DeStefano introduced each recipient and invited them to the podium to talk about their first semester experiences.  
Scholarship Awards Presented Bob Couch 2018-01-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Couch
On December 22nd, 25 members of our Bow Rotary Club volunteered to ring the Salvation Army Bell for their annual Kettle Drive at Market Basket on Storrs Street.  The annual event started by member Bev Page has been taken over by David Gazaway since Bev's passing.
Annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Bob Couch 2017-12-27 05:00:00Z 0

As a member of Rotary International, The Rotary Club of Bow is an active community and international organization that seeks opportunities to help others in our community and the world.  We put service above self, and we have a lot of fun doing so.  We are always seeking new members to actively participate in our vocational, community, international and youth activities. 
You will find us a welcoming, friendly and fairly happy group of individuals.  Please feel free to join us at any one of our Friday meetings by just stopping in.  We meet at 7:30 a.m. on Friday mornings at the Old Town Hall on 91 Bow Center Road and our meetings last only one hour.  When you arrive, please check in with our greeter at the door and breakfast is on us!  
Feel free to contact our Club President, Bryant Stevener anytime by clicking here
If you have a topic you feel our club would be interested in and you are willing to present a short 15-20 program on it, please click on "contact us" above to submit your idea to our program committee.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bow, New Hampshire! Richard Bean 2017-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 22, 2017
The Bow Rotary Club's annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale Great Success! 
Under the great leadership of Chairman Tom Ives, the trees and wreaths sold out in just 15 days!!
For next year's sale, plan on it starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The hours of the sale are usually:
Mon-Fri 4:00 to 7:00
Sat & Sun 10:00 to 7:00 
The Location is beside the Bow Community Building
We only sell fresh cut Vermont Fraser Fir trees and decorated Wreaths.
We also sell very popular Duncraft Birdseed Wreaths.
Annual Christmas Tree Sale Great Success! Bob Couch 2017-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 24, 2017
The Bow Rotary Club recently donated $25,000 to the efforts of the Bow Memorial School Wildcat Habitat project. The donation marks another example of how the Bow Rotary Club is committed to giving back to the community through the efforts of all members.
Bow Rotary Donates $25,000 to Wildcat Habitat Robert Louf 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
The Annual Bow Rotary Foundation Auction, themed "All Hands On Deck", was held on October 28th at the Bow Community Building.
The community support and guest turnout was good as always and a great time was had by all.
A big Thank You to our Committee Co-Chairs, Noreen Christensen and Matt Gatzke!!
Also a Very Special Thank You to our Sponsors!!
October 28th - Annual Foundation Auction Bob Couch 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2017
On Thursday evening, June 1st, the Bow Rotary Club held it's annual recognition night at the Baker Free Library.  Several Avenues of Service Awards were presented to community members, Interact members and Bow Rotarians.  Dean Cascadden was the chair of this years Awards and Recognition Committee. He and other committee members, Donna Deos, Ben Kiniry, Jeff Kipperman and Linda Lorden planned a very nice event.
Several Rotarians also filled in as award presenters.  See the photos by Chuck Reinhardt and Harry Judd below.
2017 Recognition Night Held Bob Couch 2017-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
2017 Car Show Winners Listing Gerry Carrier 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 19, 2017
The Bow Rotary summer concert series is scheduled and ready to go this summer thanks to chair Ben Kiniry.
Checkout the following schedule of FREE Summer Concerts!
July 9thConcord Coachmen & Laconia Chordsmen
July 16thJordan Tirrel-Wysocki Band
July 23rdMink Hills Band
July 30thCanyon Run Band
August 6thFreese Brothers Big Band
August 13thSouth Street Blues Band
2017 Summer Concert Series Lineup Bob Couch 2017-04-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Couch on Apr 03, 2017
The 2017 Four-Way-Test Speech Contest winners are as follows:
1st Place - Kailey Andrew
2nd Place - Sohani Demain
3rd Place - Sarah Jarrar
The contest was held at the White Rock Senior Center on March 29th at 7:00 PM.
Each speech must include the tenants of the Four-Way-Test, which is,
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to All Concerned?
Will it Build Good Will and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all Concerned?
The contestants were rated on how they included these tests into their topic. They were required to speak for a minimum of 5 min to a maximum of 7 min.
The contestants will deliver their speeches to the Bow Rotary club at an upcoming regular meeting and compete for Rotary District 7870 prizes at a regional competition in Henniker and at the Rotary District Conference..
Photo: L to R Paul Rizzi, Kaitley Andrew & Sohani Demain.
Photo Credit: Eric Anderson
Four Way Test Speech Contest Winners Announced Bob Couch 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Deos on Aug 15, 2016
The Bow Rotary Club is proud to announce Matt Dodge has joined our club
Matt is a financial advisor and Certified Financial Planner® at UBS Financial Services in Concord, NH.

Matt has been a Rotarian since 2014 when he joined the Meredith Rotary Club as a way to get more involved with his hometown and give back to his community. After moving from Meredith to Concord, he looked for a club that matched Meredith's comradery, spirit, and desire to improve their community. Bow Rotary seemed a great fit and Matt is excited to add his efforts to their causes.
Welcome Matt!

Photo by Eric Anderson
Matt Dodge Joins Bow Rotary Donna Deos 2016-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 11, 2016
The Bow Rotary Club was pleased to honor two exemplary community Citizens with service awards.

A Rotary Vocational Service Award, which is given to an individual who through their work, demonstrates the Rotary ideals of fairness and helpfulness. As the former President of Merrimack County Savings Bank, Bow Rotarian Paul Rizzi.
A Rotary International Service Award, which is presented to an individual who has spread the spirit of Rotary internationally was awarded to Bow Rotarian Dick Swett.
Bow Rotary Honors Paul Rizzi and Dick Swett with Service Awards Bob Couch 2016-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Deos on Aug 11, 2016
The Bow Rotary Club proudly awarded the 2016 Club Service Award to Jon Ruggles of R&T Electric.
This award is given to a Rotarian who has demonstrated, through action, a commitment to the goals and ideals of Rotary. Rotary International has a motto of “Service Above Self” and the Bow Club’s own motto is “We Help Others.” Jon exemplifies both.

Photo by Eric Anderson
Rotarian Jon Ruggles Awarded Community Service Award Donna Deos 2016-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2016
On July 22nd, at the Bow Rotary Club's regular weekly meeting, President Gale Kenison honored a very surprised David Gazaway with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.  David had been away on a family trip during the club's regular award evening so President Gale had to wait for his return.
Dave brought us the Car Show and has worked endlessly on this project to generate funds for the Club’s treasury. His love and bragging of his kids and family truly demonstrates the Four Way Test and he has supported this club behind the scenes for years. 
David Gazaway Jr. Honored with Paul Harris Fellow Award Bob Couch 2016-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Couch on Apr 01, 2016
Today, the Bow Rotary Club fulfilled it's commitment of $20,000 to the Baker Free Library's Lower Level Renovation project by presenting a check for $20,000 to the Baker Free Library's Trustees, Foundation Directors and Renovation Committee members at our regular meeting.  The presentation was made by Club President Mike Griffin and accepted by Mark Levem, Baker Free Foundation Director and Chair of the Lower Level Renovation Committee.

Photo by Eric Anderson
$20,000 Check Presented to Baker Free for Lower Level Renovation Bob Couch 2016-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
2015 Bow Rotary Annual Skit Robert Couch 2015-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
New Bow Rotary Videos Posted! Robert Couch 2014-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Couch on Dec 09, 2012

On Friday December 7, 2012, Jonathan Hanson interviewed Charter Member, PDG John Lyford about the founding of the club and what it was like in the 1970's and 80's.

You can watch a video of this conversation here.

A Conversation With John Lyford Robert Couch 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
The Bow Rotary Club welcomes new members throughout the year.  If you are committed to community service and interested in learning more, please email our current Club President by clicking on his or her name under Club Executives & Directors in the left sidebar.
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