Kiwanis Evening Meeting Minutes for November 26, 2012
President Amy Pease called the meeting to order. Bill Batty, Jr. offered the invocation. Guests included Stan Hanson, Brian Tarbox, Annah Curtis, Rick Lavoie, Emma Waldron, Rebecca Gross, and Doug Liberty.
The board voted to cancel the 12/24 and 12/31 meetings. Instead, there will be a mixer at Rock Harbor on 12/27 at 5pm. The regular schedule will resume 1/7/13.
Petition papers to put Kiwanis 100th anniversary on a stamp were on each table.
Priority 1: A request was received from the Warren Public Library.
The Aktion Club is going to make cards with Katie Tarbox on Wednesday at Stella Maris.
The Jingle Bell Express sign-up and cookie sign-up sheet went around. They are meeting Thursday at 5pm at Trackside.
Christmas Tree Sales: The unloading went well, and sales started today. Friday has some available slots.
Salvation Army Bell ringing is 12/22 at Shaws.
Meals on Wheels: Chris Oliver and Celia Knight deliver tomorrow.
Sponsored Youth: The Oceanside East Key Club is working on the Parade of Lights, a KPTI trip, and Christmas trees.
Recognition of Members
Birthdays: Marcia Whitten and Lynn Taylor.
Club Anniversary: Bill Batty, Jr. celebrates 13 years.
Secret Greeter: Jane Thompson caught Betty Jones.
Badges: Russ Cloutier didn't have his.
50/50: John Batty
Happy/Sads: Marcia Whitten was happy for her birthday and happy for Emma Waldron. Barbara Hanson was happy for Sumner Kinney and Jaap Vrolijk and unloading trees, and happy for her 40th wedding anniversary. Katie Tarbox was happy for selling trees. Betty Jones was happy for our guests, and happy for the holidays. Lynn Taylor was happy for Christmas trees, and happy for West Side Story at Camden. Gordon Page was happy for our speaker, happy for unloading trees, and happy for Bill Batty, Jr.'s mustache. Jaap Vrolijk was happy for tree unloading, and happy for Thanksgiving. Sumner Kinney was happy for Emma Waldron, happy for our guests, happy for a niece on her way to Tahiti (check out sea.edu), happy for the Patriots, happy for our speaker, and happy for the Hansons. Jane Thompson was happy the the KPTI trip and happy for Thanksgiving. Bill Batty, Jr. was happy for Amy Pease keeping notes the last two weeks, and happy for his mustache. Amy Pease was happy for Thanksgiving, happy for Christmas trees, and happy for the holidays. Jane Thompson was happy for Rock Harbor helping the Key Club out of a jam.
Staci Coomer is the new Chamber director. Our new combined chamber has 1000 members, making it the 4th largest in the state. Now that the merger is completed, it's time for the Chamber to move ahead. She spoke about networking, and its value. With whom should we network? When should you network? (Remember to build your network when you don't need it so it's there when you do.) What should you find out when you network? She also invited us to a business breakfast on 12/4, and also the annual meeting dinner that same day in the evening.
Come join us any Monday at noon at The Samoset. We'd love to see you. Come share in the fun and laughter.
Our website can be found at http://www.rocklandkiwanis.org . Our club portal can be found at http://www.clubresource.com.
Our club officers are: President Amy Shepard Pease ; President Elect Katie Tarbox; Vice President is open; Secretary Greg Hamlin; Treasurer Sumner Kinney; Immediate Past President Janet Page
Our club directors are: Bill Batty, Jr., Shannon Kinney, Celia Knight, Gordon Page, Marianne Masters, and Jim Heavey