Posted by Brenda Pollock on Jun 24, 2020
Meeting Notes of the Biddeford Saco Rotary Club
June 24, 2020 - In person from Run of the Mill
President Fausto led his final meeting as President of the Biddeford Saco Rotary Club. Thank you for an amazing year Fausto!
Invocation - Joe
Four Way Test – Joe M.
Sargent At Arms Heather asked for Happy Dollars and then issued fines. 😊
  • $130 was collected today for fines and Happy Dollars.
  • NOTED:  Joe M. modeled his salmon colored pants and was fined. 
  • Thank you to everyone who paid up their previous happy dollars.
  • If you still would like to make a Happy Dollar contribution, you can mail your contribution into the: The Rotary Club of Biddeford Saco, PO Box 298, Saco, ME  04072  Thank you!
Fireside Chat will be rescheduled. A notice will be sent ASAP.
  • Bring your own drinks & snacks
  • Please RSVP
  • COVID-19 Committee meeting Thursday at 3pm.
  • The committee is 17 members strong.
  • We have helped a lot of people in the local communities as well as helping refugees in Aman, Jordan. Thank you, Rotarians, for stepping up at a time when so many are in need.
  • Brian – Thanked everyone. More than $7,800 was raised for the Rotary Foundation.
  • We’ll need to get started on planning the Minatare Golf Tournament. Shooting for an August 2020 event. Rotarians – If you can help, in any way, no matter how little, please contact Don. As this is an outdoor event, we can safely plan on this fundraiser for the year. Thank you in advance to stepping up to help.
  • We will be planning a new Essay Contest event where we invite the students and their families to participate. Be looking for that in the very near future. If you would like to see the video, you can view it here.
  • The Red Ribbon Committee donated $1,000 to ACES. Adverse Childhood Experiences. They are working thought out the area and their budget for 2020 was short and they needed some help.
                My company, BLP Associates, is an authorized representative of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. (PVSA) The President's Volunteer Service Award is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States. Established by executive order by George W. Bush, the award was established to honor volunteers that give hundreds of hours per year helping others through the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
The award can be granted to individuals, families and organizations located throughout the United States. Depending on the amount of service hours completed, individuals can receive the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and/or the President's Call to Service Award (also referred to the President's Lifetime Achievement Award).[1]
Awardees receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion, and a congratulatory letter from the President depending on the award earned.
Presented with a GOLD PVSA is Fausto Pifferrer
Presented with a SILVER PVSA award is: Julie Villemaire & Susan Gajewski
Presented with a BRONZE PVSA award is: Don Pilon & Marty Grohman
Congratulations. Well deserved.
President Fausto
  • Sue – your help as treasurer is so greatly appreciated. Thank you for your hard work. Sue will be staying on as Treasurer and will work with our group remotely. We appreciate her participation.
  • Julie – does so much behind the scene. If ever I need anything, I call Julie. She keeps this club running like a well-oiled machine.
  • Everyone in this club plays a big role in the success of the organization. Thank you. I encourage you all to step up and get involved. With what’s going on in our world, there’ll be lots more people in need.
  • Jim – another behind the scenes always working for the good of others, and an unsung hero. Thank you for all you do with the houses. Financially, it is so beneficial to this club.
  • Brian – thank you for your continuous work. Haley will be joining your one-man team and give you some assistance.
  • Kaitlin – Thank you for stepping up as a new member of this club. Everywhere I go, you’re there and involved. We thank you.
  • Karen – you’re my lifeline. You and Joe M. brought me into this club. You’ve been a tremendous help to me from the get-go.
  • Conrad – you’ve been lining up all of our speakers for the past three years. And now you’re heading up one of the most active committees in the club. Thank you so much.
  • Finally, the 100th will be held on April 24th. Our invited guests from England will be notified and they did say they planned to attend. I’ll be assisting Don with this event.
Presidential Handoff  Fausto to Don
Board Meeting: July 1st via ZOOM at 7:45 am
COVID Crisis Meeting: Thursday 6/25/2020 at 3:00 via ZOOM.
Next meeting:  Wednesday July 1st at 12:15 via ZOOM.
Meeting Adjourned at 1:20pm
Respectfully submitted:  Brenda Pollock