Today's speaker was Tony Fitzherbert, Rotarian and Grand Knight of the Plymouth Area Knights of Columbus...
In attendance: Bill, Denise,Sharon, Peggy, Ken, Steve, Ben, Mike, Paul, Tony, Omer, Alex, Braden
Ben opened the meeting with the pledge, the prayer and a song.
It is Sal's 1 year rotary anniversary
Tony returned as our speaker today on behalf of the Knights of Columbus.
KoC was formed as a service group in 1882. Their focus was on supporting widows and children. COVID impacted live meetings, used the parking lot this summer, and have returned to live meetings following all CDC restrictions on numbers and masks. Their ability to raise funds has been impacted, and they normally support many local charities and generate scholarships. They have made their membership open to the public now, but still remain an organization for men only, there is a women's group called the Catholic Sisters. 
They WILL be hosting their spaghetti supper event this Saturday as a takeout only event, $10.00 a head paid in cash at pickup. Email or call Tony to reserve meals.
  •      Ben asked about other NH councils, and was told they do not have a network for group projects at this time. 
  •      Denise remarked that their donations of leftovers after their monthly breakfast to the BH have been missed. 
Bill reported out on PGT. All Talent thank yous have gone out, and this week the sponsor thank yous will go out. The event has raised $27,000 and costs will run around $3,000.The committee will be having discussions on hosting PGT again with the Penny Sale or not. They are also  updating the sponsor list and reviewing Rotarian participation. Denise asked about Rotary letterhead and Sharon had some information prior to the new logo.
     Ben reported out on Thank yous from PYC and the Plymouth Fire Department. Also a grant was received that Lisa applied for from Allstate for $500.00.
Ben reminded us he is working on the Survey Monkey site to support December elections of board members and officers. there are still a few openings and rotarians should confirm their wishes to retire or continue in their role. 
Steve and Alex reported out on the Home Town Holiday Santa Drive-In event. Details are being tied up and confirmed. The date is December 20th, two shows at 4 and 6pm. Reservations will be made through the Flying Monkey to help control the crowd. Goodie boxes will be handed out and a few will have a number in the bottom signifying they have won a door prize. Santa will arrive on the fire truck, there will be some short holiday films, a sing along, car decoration contest and hopefully a roving camera bringing images to the big screen from the parking lot. there will possibly be ice carving and a coffee and cocoa station. Rotarians can help by stuffing goodie bags or helping with parking. 
A huge thanks to Peggy, Alex, Steve and our Interactors for supporting the decorating of the Common. Building lights will go up today.
Respectfully submitted by: