Posted by Martin Grohman on Apr 20, 2022
  • This is US Army veteran Ashley C (on the right) with the owner of Independence Food Truck, Melissa. 
     
    We donated $500 to Ashley for wilderness firefighter certification training & travel,
    and Melissa provided a free lunch!
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  • Charitable Committee: Last week, we made charitable donations to a veteran to help cover the cost of a new wildland firefighter training program, and to an autism walk.
 
  • Program notes: We'll be at Dizzy Birds this week (as well as all through May). Our speaker this week is Margo Walsh of MaineWorks, together with John Bouchard of the Saco Bay Club on the topic of recovery friendly workplaces. Next week, we will have Rachel Stern from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, on the topic of business practices and environmental conservation.
 
 
  • Raised Bed program
We have scheduled 3 Saturdays in May as volunteer opportunities. Please be a part of one or all of these opportunities.  They are a lot of fun. 
 
Saturday, May 7th 9:00 am to Noon - Build 15 raised garden beds at Rotary Park for Biddeford Community Gardens 
 
Saturday May 14 9:00 am to Noon - Install raised garden beds.  Locations to be determined.  The plan is to have two teams of at least 4 members each install 4-5 beds.  
 
Saturday May 21 9:00 am to Noon - Install raised garden beds.  Locations to be determined.  The plan is to have two teams of at least 4 members each install 4-5 beds.
 
 
 
This Wednesday, we have a new member induction (Shelley Kane), great food and fellowship as always, and speakers on opioid recovery for Red Ribbon week, as mentioned above. PE Brenda will run the meeting while I get the Zoom experience.
 
 
Thanks for all you do for our community, and please keep reaching out to smile, help, and bring a positive attitude -- make someone's day.
 
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