Posted by Brenda Pollock on Jul 15, 2020
July 15, 2020
President Don started the meeting promptly at 12:15
Ken - recited the Prayer
Jim – 4-way test
Don announced the District Governor will be joining our club for a meeting on September 2nd. We should consider making a gift to Polio Plus in his name for his visit.
Brenda Updated the club on the upcoming ZOOM event of the Essay contest. Thursday, July 16 at 6:30pm.
Don announced we were not successful at getting the $5k district grant for the Covid-19 committee. They had approximately $158,000 total. Most of the clubs did submit applications and they heavily weighted NEED of the club when deciding how to award the grants. We did not score well in that area.  They did notify me to say that there may be something coming to us however it would not be for a large sum of money.
Don announced the upcoming gold tournament is confirmed with the following locations committed to participate:  Schooners, Rafter Falls & Pirates Cove. We will have a 54-hole tournament this year. This is how we feel we can raise money this year:
  • 3-$1k facility sponsors. 
  • 54-$100 sponsors
  • plus raffle tickets sales.
 We hope we can raise $10k this year. Please volunteer if you’re available for this event. We’re getting some Rotary hats to further promote the club. We will need some additional Raffle items. Red sox tickets will be great. Please let Don or Hailey know if you’re able to donate or help in any way.
Joe M. Sent out the sponsorship list from last year to the board. We will all be soliciting on behalf of this event. As you are successful at soliciting sponsors, send Joe and email and CC Susan so she can send the invoice out for sponsorship. Thank you!
Don received the Paul Harris +1 for Mark Tuller – Don will be delivering this award to Mark this week.  
Conrad - COVID 19 committee meeting tomorrow at 3pm.
Conrad - August 15 and 22nd will be the two days that we are painting the congregational church kitchen. Please sign up to help if you can help. It’s a lot of work.
Speaker today: Summer on Main Street with Heather MacLean.
Heather MacLean has a shop on Main Street in Saco and graciously shared her experience as a new business owner during this pandemic. We were treated to a video of a tour of her store. “More than 70 percent of our products are from Maine. We sell Sea Bags, made on the waterfront in Portland; Seawicks Candles, made on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor; and pottery, jewelry, cards, wall art, specialty foods, and dog treats and toys all made in Maine. Two of our featured artists live right here in Saco and two others are from OOB and Scarborough. We love local artists”!
Heather went on to share some of the challenges she encountered being a small business owner. Having to run every aspect of the business alone is a challenge. She’s appreciative of the support shown to her from the locals. They help get her through the slow months. The pandemic hit and luckily, she had just updated her website that helped with keeping the doors open, so to speak.
Finding time for myself and my family is difficult. I love what I created here. I’ll be drawing a $25 gift card for someone who attended this meeting”.
Thank you, Heather.
Please be sure to visit or stop by her shop at 239 Main Street, Saco.
JOE – Happy Dollars
  • Dr. Joe $6 for being here today
  • Marty – for Marty and Fausto for the radio show on WGAN.
  • Fausto – Marty thank you for helping get the message out. And another for the works of taking over Ramada. My first company opened 35
  • Conrad – Because of the late night television show. Watch this BBC television show filmed in Biddeford England.
  • Don – Happy dollar for Mark Tuller’s Paul Harris award.
  • Roland – for the lake behind you.
  • DON – Three dollars. Do you have an agenda? Why are you changing the order? Stop putting me off and skipping over me. Another for saying you didn’t get an email. And a third for the crappy list you sent.
  • Heather M and Sara G for walking your dogs on the beach.
  • Fausto – for ignoring us on the beach.
  • Jane F. Nice to see you and I need a son dollar. He’s just great
  • Kristin – phone going off during the meeting.
  • NON-Voters – all give a dollar.
  • Fausto – another dollar for walking around. 
  • Brian – Fining you too for not playing the right song I sent.
Thank you everyone!