Meeting notes from September 15, 2021
Meeting notes from 9/15/2021
Zoom attendees: Walter, Omer and Lisa
Guest: Ken Williamson
Denise quoted Ban Ki-Moon: “Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women's empowerment - these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together.”
Next meeting NO Morning meeting but will be a Rotary After Hours at 6PM at the Sunset Grill in Campton NH.  They have a heated outdoor space and should be great.  They will offer a limited menu for us.  No morning meeting, RSVP to Denise or Sharon so we can get a head count.
50/50 raffle won by Gail.  Denise was drawn for a chance to pull the 6 of diamonds from the deck of cards.  She pulled the Ace of diamonds.  The pot grows to $323 and there are 42 cards left in the deck.  Remember you need to attend for a chance to win!
Susan Fitzgerald’s Speakers: Shauna McNair and Greg Sanborn from Plymouth Huskies Football
Greg Sanborn said the Huskies began in the 90’s .  There are about 30 kids in the program.  He played as a child and now coaches, which is the next best thing.  Safety is big in this sport and program.  They adhere to the concussion protocols, and this has changed the game.  Equipment needs to meet the safety requirements; they are running out of equipment and need help.
Football is more than a game, it builds teamwork, friendships, creates another family for the kids.  There is Plymouth Pride and Tradition that is carried on.  Plymouth sports teams are known for their great sportsmanship and starts here with the younger kids and goes all the way to High School.
New families and kids have joined the local communities, and more kids are in the program, yet there is no added volunteer help for coaching etc.  This year the Huskies do not have a cheerleading team, as there are no coaches for them.
The Huskies have two tackle teams and one flag football team.  Costs include $7,000 to $10,000 in equipment, insurance, field fees, porto-potties, and safety equipment always need updating, such as helmets, guardian caps, and pads.
Families contribute to the program, some families get scholarships from the Dicenzo Fund, as every child should be able to play.  They also have local businesses help with sponsorships and donations.
The Huskies are creating their Yearbook now and anyone wanting to purchase an Ad please contact Greg at 603-960-2193, or go to their website:  The deadline is October 10th!  It’s a great program and lets help continue Plymouth Pride and Tradition!
Mike Carrier gave us a District Update:  New England President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) will be held on March 4th and 5th virtually.  There is also a District training program on November 13th that is also virtual.  Any member can attend the District programs.  Signup opportunies will be available later.  See their website at for any District news and events.
Ken updated us on Plymouth’s Got Talent (PGT) event that is coming very soon!  Sara is working on the final set up for the PGT website.  This is going to be a combination fundraiser for the PGT and the Hometown Holiday Parade.  There will be prizes and raffle tickets will be available for members to sell to the community.  Online options will also be available.  The new website run by Event Group is fantastic and be used not only for the PGT talent and event, but the raffle drawings. 
The PGT solicitation list and script that members will use to reach out to community businesses and individuals will be handed out soon. 
Bill Clark and Cheryl Callnan met with the Rotary Interact group at the High School last Monday.  Speare Hospital is offering a grant to help with immunization education.  Interact is also working on donations for women’s shelters and a food drive.  See Bill if you can help.