Week in Review 9/26/2018

Posted by Sabine McElrath on Sep 26, 2018
 
Jim Godbout lead our club in reciting the four-way test
Joe Bassett - invocation
 
Guests:
None
 
 
Joe Moreshead announced new member posting for Sherry Norton.  
 
On 17 October, District governor John LoBosco will be visiting to give Jackson Brown a Presidential citation.
 
Reminder that the Celebration of suds event will be held on 20 October. All members have been given tickets to sell and the price for the ticket will be $25 until September 30. Starting October 1 the ticket price jumps to $30.
 
Our meeting on October 3rdwill be held at The Center of Technology at the Biddeford high school. There will be a presentation on Odyssey of the mind.
 
Stuff the Truck food drive is being held on 27 October. 
 
Ray Demers’ father passed away.  Rotarians are invited to attend the wake at Hope Memorial on 27 September at 6 pm.  
 
 
 
The 50-50 drawing was won by Peggy Bean and she donated it’s Red Ribbon.  
 
Sargent at arms:
Collected happy dollars; 
Joe M. Is offering $1000 reward for anyone finding him a skilled machinist.  
Joe B. Is happy for his new great-grandson. 
Don is happy Jackson is getting award. 
Conrad happy to have celebrated his 65th birthday and is also grateful his daughter had a fire extinguisher to put out her furnace buyer.
Luci is happy to have gone on vacation.
 
Fines: 
Jeremy for looking so sharp; Heather M. for reserving her table; Jackson for delaying deposits and Adam for finally making a meeting.  
 
 
Presentation by Roland Gagne and Sue Gajewski giving an overview of their travel to Jordan and the Collatoral Repair Project.  
 
Sue began with some of the travel highlights with many photos of fellow rotarians and their exquisite hospitality in hosting Roland and Sue! She also shared with us some of their tourist travels visiting sites like Petra and the Dead Sea.
 
Roland shared the practical points of the grant as well as some staggering numbers.  Jordan is a country with about 10 million people in it of which about 4 million are refugees from other countries. Only about 1% of refugees are resettled.  
 
He shared with us some personal stories about some of the refugee families they visited with. 
 
Meeting was adjourned at 1:25.
 
 
 
Sponsors
 
 
Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club