August 24, 2022 Breakfast Meeting Notes
August 24, 2022 Breakfast Meeting Notes
Guests: returning guest Russ Nagle
Steve DeMaris, a 36 year member of Rotary from Milford, past president of the Milford club who has recently bought a house in Campton. Welcome to both of you!
The 50/50 was won by Bill. The opportunity for the card game was won by Mike but alas he did not draw the ace of spades and so we live to play another week.
Today’s meeting was a club forum. Topics covered included:
  1.  Rotary Park cleanup will be this Saturday, August 27, at 9 a.m. Steve and Baden will set up things at 8 so that we can sand and stain the pergola, install a new flag, and do some weeding and landscaping around the pole.
  2. PemiBaker Literacy: We have a team and we are registered for the event on Saturday October 29. It will be held at the Ice Arena. Team members are still trying to come up with a catchy name.
  3. Steve DeMaris noted that the Milford club does a fundraiser with 100 holes of golf in one day. The day starts at 6:30 am and play until 7 or 7:30 pm, at which time they are served a dinner. The 50-60 participants much each sell fifty $20 tickets to the event. They also hold pancake breakfasts, barbecues for seniors, et.
  4. Mike was pleased to report that Pack-A-Pack at Whole Village on Friday August 19 was a big success and we packed 75 backpacks for lower income students. Thanks to all who helped.
  5. The Plymouth Area Community Closet will do their “keep the heat on” project again this year. Audrey Eisenhauer is the new chairperson in charge. They will have a fundraising auction/dinner for 200 people in January. The event will have over 20 area restaurants showcasing their food. Proceeds will buy one tank of fuel (or coal, or a delivery of propane) for participating families.
  6. Hometown Holiday Celebration: This will be held on December 2-4. Friday will be the parade of trees and possibly a musical production. Saturday’s events will include wreathe making, and of course the holiday parade and Chillbuster. Sunday will be the day for children to skate with Santa. The common will be decorated the week before.
In past years we have done two separate fundraisers for the penny sale and the hometown holiday celebration but Steve proposed combining the appeals this year to streamline the solicitation process. We can also ask for public support (in the past we have relied on businesses and a few generous sponsors to fund the event.)
  1.  Penny Sale: Steve will try to get everyone the spreadsheet showing who is to request prizes from which donors. We will also do street sales of tickets in the weeks leading up to the event, with each member responsible for $100 in tickets. The marketing committee (Tony, Marybeth and Lora) will look at our old advertising banners, make sure they are in good physical condition, and prepare flyers for this year. Steve has already sent out an email blast and social media post to past Plymouth’s Got Talent participants.
  2. Mike mentioned that the district will sponsor Styrofoam collection for solidification on October29th.
Respectfully submitted,
Lora Miller, secretary