Posted by Kaitlin Tito on Oct 28, 2020
Attendance: Joe Bassett, Melissa Cilley, Brian Dallaire, CJ Dubois-Cote, Ken Farley, Jane Foley, Roland Gagne, Martin Grohman, Jim LaBelle, Kristen Lane, Heather MacLean, Joe Moreshead, Mark Nahorney, Bill Paterson, Fausto Pifferrer, Donald Pilon, Brenda Pollock, Kathy Shea, Kaitlin Tito, Matthew Tuller, Conrad Welzel
 
Guests: Assistant Governor Bob Wester, Jessica Austin-Luce, Landis Gabel, Peter Dugas
 
President Don welcomed everyone
Pledge of Allegiance
Joe Bassett - Invocation
Kathy Shea led the 4-Way Test
 
Announcements:
 
GENERAL DISCUSSION
  • Thank you to Marty for running the meeting last week
  • Thank you to everyone who helped Jim Godbout with his recent project
  • 16 club members participated in some way; 2 or 3 dumpsters worth of rubbish were removed from the home and tenants are grateful
  • We are in the process of getting more Clynk bags
  • Heather Gendron will have an update on Christmas shopping a little closer to the holidays
  • Secret Santa gifts will be exchanged in lieu of holiday party
  • Please email Heather MacLean if you would like to participate
  • Gifts should be limited to $30, no gag gifts this year
  • Wreaths Across America will take place Saturday Dec. 19th - Marty will have more info soon 
  • Brenda applied for Rotary International project concerning indigenous people in northern Maine/Canada
  • Conrad receiving Presidential Volunteer Service Award this Thursday, Oct. 29th 
  • Board members will receive Bill Kany's by-law revisions sometime this week (to be discussed at next board meeting)
HAPPY DOLLARS
  • Conrad - $10 - Grateful for his house, his friends, and the Rotary club
  • Don - $1 - Shared a memory from the house clean-up
  • Melissa - $2 - Evergreen Credit Union did financial literacy program with Apex and Jim Godbout delivered an air purifier
  • Ken Farley - $2 - Relocated 2 nuisance chipmunks 
  • Bill Paterson - $5 - Grateful for the group and the work we do
FINES
  • Don - $3 - General disorganization
  • Marty - $2 - Gave Brian a hard time about the intro music and promoted Heather's store
  • Matt Tuller - $1 - Courier article
  • Mark Tuller - $1 - Same
  • Roland - $1 - For amusing Joe M.
  • Ken Farley - $1 - For causing Joe M. to order KFC 
  • Brenda - $1 - For being so nice
  • Conrad - $1 - Bad lighting
SPEAKER: PETER DUGAS OF THE CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY
  • CCL was founded 15 years ago by a Rotarian, Marshall Saunders of the Coronado Rotary Club
  • There are currently 190,000 volunteers with the group
  • All political affiliations are represented
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby meets with national lawmakers to advocate for climate change legislation
  • MIT's Sloan School of Management has a useful tool for showing sources of energy, predictions for future energy sources, and variables that can be manipulated to model different potential outcomes
  • The Carbon Dividends Plan is a plan to tax carbon, with dividends being paid out to benefit the lower class
  • The plan has majority support across party lines
  • The UN has announced plans to impose tariffs on US product imports if we do not participate in carbon markets
Meeting adjourned at 1:15 PM
 
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