Jason Beren, with the assistance of Mary Gaffney-Ward of The Madison Club, organized an enjoyable coffee for new members at The Madison Club on Tuesday morning, March 6. About 25 new and longer-term Rotarians gathered for a tasty breakfast buffet, followed by “Rotary Bingo” devised by Jason. Everyone received a bingo card with mysterious clues to the identities of those who attended and proceeded to write in the names that fit the clues.
Did you know that a member of our club spent 3 months in the Sahara at a camel market?
Do you know which fellow Rotarian went to an Edgewood High School prom with the late comedian Chris Farley?
Or who played on a “Final Four” soccer team at the University of Chicago?
Who was arrested in North Carolina during a Civil Rights Protest?
Who went hunting with Sam Walton of Walmart?
One Rotarian had just participated in the Birkebeiner, and another was in an Ironman Triathlon.
A good time was had by all, and new friends were discovered among a very fascinating group of Rotarians.
–Submitted by Mary Helen Becker; Photos by Michael Engelberger
Our thanks to Deb Raupp who pitched the idea of bingo and provided Jason assistance in bringing this event together.