Posted by Martin Grohman on Apr 18, 2022
Our club is busy and doing great work. The Raised Bed Garden project, led by Ken Farley, is going well. We have 12 applications for the 20 raised bed gardens that we have budget for. Speaking of budget, Moody's Nursery has very generously offered to provide us soil and seedlings at their cost, which will help. Please do save the date for the Saturday mornings of 5/14 & 5/21 to help deliver, set up and fill these great little gardens that help provide food security for area families in need.
 
Very pleased to report that the CK Burns School Ukraine Fundraiser was a great success, with students raising more than $1,000, which our Club will match. We will hold a check presentation at CK Burns on Tuesday April 26 at 1:25PM. All are welcome.
 
The Rotaract Club at UNE has wrapped up meetings for the year, with more than 500 volunteer hours!
 
Next week's speakers are John Bouchard of the Saco Bay Club, together with Margo Walsh of MaineWorks. You won't want to miss this meeting, which will be an interesting discussion of opioid recovery in Maine, what other clubs are doing, and how we can help, all part of Red Ribbon week.
 
Happy Dollars:
Heather Gendron: oldest daughter promoted to MRI Tech, and bought first house!
Kim: happy $10, for Whimsical ME being such a go-to resource of a store; and happy $5, drove over a pylon (not a Pilon) at Chick-Fil-A... and it wasn't the first time 😀
Jen F: Hakim's son got a great job at RW Gillespie
Conrad: had a great 11 day trip to Georgia
Karen: daughter is doing great and credits "CEO Mom"
Jim L: Diverse Anecdote (Karen's company) joined the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce!
Cheri: has been living in the area for 2 years now, found a camper site for the summer, and will do a seasonal rental for the winter, it is a real wakeup call about the lack of affordable housing
Bill P: back from Corpus Christi TX, great weather, went to air show
Melissa: son auditioned for a play with the Portland Players and was cast in a leading role
Ken has been busy with his new hobby of winemaking, sounds like time for an after hours event!
 
See you Wednesday at Jim's!
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