–summary & photos submitted by Jason Beren
On Tuesday, October 21, at our New Member Event, about 25 new and experienced Rotarians attended a coffee event at The Madison Club (Thanks to Mary Gaffney-Ward for the use of the great room).
The focal point of the event was a cutting edge networking activity known as “Rotary Bingo.” Much like a scavenger hunt played with a bingo card, attendees had to work their way around the room to fill out their card with the names of the Rotarians who matched each square.
Prior to the event, attendees completed a survey with questions such as:
- What is something about yourself that’s unique and people might not know about you?
- Where were you born?
- Who were your Rotary Sponsors?
- What high school activity, club, or sport did you participated in?
- What unique event have you attended?
- Have you ever done a unique Rotary make-up international or domestic?
Attendees learned that some of their fellow Downtown Rotarian’s have:
- Been a ski bum for a winter
- Spent two months deep in the Amazon jungle
- Attended a cocktail party on Malcolm Forbes yacht
- Did a Rotary make-up on Easter Island