Posted by Kaitlin Tito on Sep 09, 2020
Attendance: Joe Bassett, Melissa Cilley, Brian Dallaire, CJ Dubois-Cote, Roland Gagne, Susan Gajewski, Martin Grohman, Bill Kany, Kristen Lane, Heather MacLean, Joe Moreshead, Bill Paterson, Fausto Pifferrer, Don Pilon, Brenda Pollock, Kathy Shea, Haley Thompson, Kaitlin Tito, Conrad Welzel
Guest: Irene Lim of Fernleaf Bakery
President Don welcomed everyone
Pledge of Allegiance
Joe Bassett with invocation
Brenda led the 4-Way Test
  • Conrad and Don are guest speakers at the Bideford, England club meeting on 9/10/20
  • July 6, 7, 13, 14 available at River Winds 
  • Most respondents to survey not comfortable resuming in-person meetings
  • Kenya Global Grant, spearheaded by Freeport club - Zoom meeting 9/10/20
  • House project - Sue wrote a check for $59,000
  • The club would like some more information regarding funding sources and projected income
  • Melissa could use some online mentors (please see email request for more information)
  • 6/10 Power Reds slots filled
  • Free COVID-19 antibody test if you donate
  • Haley will post info at Thornton Academy, Brenda & Bill will also post at their workplaces
  • All negative blood types are needed 
  • Subcommittee meeting next week, immediately following the club meeting
  • Tabled discussion regarding Youth Full Maine until we have more information about other sources of funding
  • Victory Garden project ongoing - The Farmer's Daughter in Dayton would be happy to help
  • Hand sanitizer donations are assembled and ready for distribution
  • Joe Moreshead - $3 - Bike ride last Thursday with Apex Youth Connection
  • Brenda - $6 - Her granddaughter's achievements with Brave Bees and her upcoming participation in Miss Preteen Maine
  • Conrad - $1 - Happy weekend with the grandkids
  • Conrad - $1 - Sad dollar for a former speaker's passing
  • Brian - $1 - Africa is polio-free
  • Marty - $1 - His daughter has been dropped off at school and is doing well
  • Sue - $1 - Paddle boarded 4 miles
  • Melissa - $1 - Has not found additional space yet, but can help some kids in the space they currently have
  • Kaitlin - $1 - For Zoom photo
  • Don - $1 - Usurped Joe M.'s authority
  • Don - $1 - Insulted Bill Kany
  • Marty - $1 - ?
  • Fausto - $1 - Blew off Joe for lunch
  • Family owned business - Irene, her husband, and one other employee
  • Everything baked from scratch, avoiding use of chemicals
  • Due to coronavirus, they have switched to a curbside model
  • Irene's husband developed the ordering system
  • Cakes, pies, cookies, scones, etc. are available for ordering online
  • There are many customization options for coffee which is challenging in terms of software - not currently available for curbside
  • The satellite location in South Portland closed prior to COVID/for unrelated reasons
  • PPP has been helpful as insurance company will not cover loss of use due to COVID shutdown
  • The bakery is retail-only, no wholesale, as Irene wanted it to be a neighborhood bakery 
Meeting adjourned at 1:05 PM