Rotary After Hours meeting notes 9/22/2021
Meeting notes from Rotary After Hours 9/22/2021
Members attending another successful dinner meeting: Denise, Alex, Steve, Tony, Bill, Sharon, Gail, Paul, Lora, Ken and Mike
Guests:  Steve Rand’s guest – Tom Samyn, Dave Addison and Susan Mathison. Alex’s guest Lisa Mure, and Lora’s guest, her husband and potentional new member, Ken Williamson.
The crew at the Sunset Grill in Campton did a great job and the food was terrific.  We were under cover despite the rain, and it was plenty warm enough.
Denise opened the meeting with a quote from Martin Luther King: “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.”
Tony had more NH trivia for everyone. 
Raffle’s:  50/50 one by Lora Miller and Card Game raffle was drawn by Ken Evans, and he pulled the Queen of hearts.  We are looking for the 6 of diamonds and the jackpot rolls to $347 and there are 41 cards left in the deck.
Tonight’s meeting was a Club Forum, which allows the members to catch up with the previous week’s board’s meeting and know what is going on in our club’s business. 
Last week’s board meeting was mostly on the Foundation Budget and what areas of focus our club wants to concentrate on.  Our club and foundation has centered mostly on 4 areas of focus, Youth, Community development, Senior and International projects.  Rotary International (RI) have 7 areas of focus.  The board determined that most of our giving, including the 4 areas we concentrate most on hits on most of RI’s areas as well, with the exception of clean water and sanitation.
Our local Interact Club at Plymouth Regional High School are active in the school and Denise expressed her pride in the efforts.
Apparently there is a glitch in Club Runner emails, and club emails may not be getting to members…hopefully you will receive this one.
Apologies if too many were sent out last week with regards to the same subject.  We’ve got to do better on interclub communications.
Denise shouted out to the October 6th meeting in which Steve Rand’s speaker will be here to discuss the Pease family and their history in Plymouth.  It should be a very interesting meeting.
Plymouth’s Got Talent update.  Remember every Thursday morning at 7AM is a PGT Zoom meeting (same link as always) and anyone and everyone is encouraged to join and get the latest.  Ken reminded us we will have approximately 50 prizes that are offered through raffle ticket purchases.  We will be selling raffle tickets on the street, individually, and through the PGT website.  The drawing will be done on the live event night of 11/6/2021.  This is consistent with the Penny Sale date, and raffles.  I guess you can consider this a Hybrid event.
Be on the lookout for your list of donors to contact that will hit your inbox soon.  The list is similar to the Penny Sale list and we are asking for cash donations, or prizes of $100 in value or more, or submit a talent.  With the talent submission fee, and the votes at $1 each, was significant in the revenue last year.  Don’t overlook how much a cute puppy, child or adult (Alex) can bring in joy and in funds!
The Hometown Holiday Celebration donations are part of or PGT ask as well.  Instead of asking twice we will ask once this year.  So far a Holiday parade is coming, but a Drive In Santa event is in the Plan B.
Denise reminded everyone to Share, Like our Club and events on Social Media. Its very simple to spread the word of the great things Plymouth Rotary is doing!