Posted by Kaitlin Tito on Sep 02, 2020
Attendance: Joe Boyle, Melissa Cilley, Brian Dallaire, Jane Foley, Roland Gagne, Heather Gendron, Martin Grohman, Kristen Lane, Heather MacLean, Mark Nahorney, Bill Paterson, Don Pilon, Brenda Pollock, Kathy Shea, Kaitlin Tito, Julie Villemaire, Conrad Welzel
 
President Don welcomed everyone
Pledge of Allegiance
Joe Bassett with invocation
Marty led the 4-Way Test
 
Guests: District Governor Peggy Belanger and Assistant District Governor Bob Wester
 
Announcements:
 
COVID-19 SUBCOMMITTEE
  • Meetings now taking place every other week, in half hour immediately following the club meeting
  • YouthFull Maine in need of funding for additional space for food distribution
  • Rotary-branded stickers have been placed on hand sanitizer - ready for distribution
BLOOD DRIVE
  • 15/26 appointments have been filled (3 of which are Power Reds)
  • Type A-, B-, or O (+ or -) are most desirable
  • Walk-ins are discouraged due to COVID regulations - please make an appointment
  • The event will take place September 28th, 12-5 PM at the New Life Church in Biddeford
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Mini golf profit is between $8-9,000 (some checks are still in mailbox) - good return for an off year
  • New prospective member Matt Tuller is posted for first time today
  • Conrad is being awarded a silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award - Brenda will present the medal at the next in-person meeting
  • Survey will go out soon regarding resuming in-person meetings at Run of the Mill (Zoom meeting would still be available for those who do not wish to attend)
  • Opioid overdoses have increased during pandemic - a recovery center is being established in York County
  • 100 Year Anniversary - a Save The Date would be helpful for our overseas guests
  • Heather MacLean filling in as Sergeant at Arms
HAPPY DOLLARS
  • Dr. Joe - $5 - Visited a friend he hadn't seen in 6 months
  • Conrad - Several happy dollars - 39th wedding anniversary was same day as church painting
  • Don - $1 - Happy about Conrad's award and Marty's blood drive
  • Marty - $1 - Saw Heather M. riding her bike
FINES
  • Heather Gendron - $2 - Her daughters were born on the same day, 13 years apart
  • Don - $1 - His message in the tack was the same as last week's
  • Kaitlin - $1 - 1st Rotary anniversary on September 4th
  • Roland - $5 - Insulted Heather M.
  • Roland - $1 - For his ringtone
  • Marty - $1 - Also insulted Heather M.
SPEAKER - DISTRICT GOVERNOR PEGGY BELANGER
  • Background - Peggy is a Registered Nurse, specializing in oncology
  • This is a time of chaos, but it can also be a time to push boundaries
  • Don points out that COVID isn't all bad - it gives us an opportunity to reach out to the most vulnerable in our community; identifying needs and offering help to those who need it most
  • The District is set to receive 100,000 free surgical masks which the AG will divvy up between the clubs
  • It is important that we continue to develop impactful, relevant relationships with each other and our community
  • Silver linings to COVID - we found a new way to stay connected and we're connecting internationally
  • The club should focus on not only building numbers, but also retaining members (and make sure we are engaging members - Making Membership Memorable)
  • The club is looking into acquiring software that will facilitate online fundraisers
  • Another upcoming initiative is DEI - Diversity/Equity/Inclusion team being assembled
 
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