Rockland Kiwanis Club meeting minutes, 8/5/13
President Amy Pease called the meeting to order, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Dan Saucier offered our invocation. Guests included Kelly Flint (who has a membership application in), Jeff Lambkins, Peter (a returning Kiwanian who comes up every year for the Lobster Festival), and Angela from Atlanta (who announced this would be her last meeting with us).
We received a thank you note for our support from Station ME.
Grand Raffle (GR): Twenty-two Kiwanians sold tickets at the Lobster Festival, and sold a total of 22 tickets. Sumner Kinney urged us to sell tickets! We're behind in sales from last year. Over the years, we've raised $130k to be used for our community with this fundraiser.
Meals on Wheels: Tomorrow is Jackie Harjula and Bobbie Wentworth.
OHTM: There are two slots available on 8/17.
July reports are due to the secretary.
Greg Hamlin made a motion that we elect Janet Page, Gordon Page, and Dan Saucier to act as delegates at convention. Jackie Harjula 2nd. Motion passed unanimously.
Recognition of Members
Photos: Katie Tarbox paid a buck for completing a class in customer service, and thus getting her photo in the paper.
Birthdays: Russ Cloutier and Al McNeilly.
Club anniversaries: Russ Cloutier and Ray Comeau.
Secret Greeter: Al McNeilly caught Jim Heavey (who came in late).
50/50: Angela from Atlanta. She didn't win the $128.50 pot.
Greg Hamlin was happy to turn in a GR ticket. Marcy Wass was sorry she couldn't stay for the speaker, and happy to turn in a GR ticket. Katie Tarbox was happy for our guests, happy for the GR, happy for all the work we do, and happy all the animals were safe this week at Misfit Farm. Marcia Whitten was happy for the Lobster Festival parade, and happy to turn in 2 GR tickets. Keith Wass was happy for guest Peter buying a ticket, happy for friend Dan Saucier, and happy to turn in 3 GR tickets. Barbara Hanson was happy EJ Sullivan was in our club, and happy for Sumner Kinney and OHTM. Gordon Page was happy for our speaker and guests, and happy for Jackie Harjula. Broo Temple was happy for Sumner Kinney. Doc Lombardi was happy for the successful GR salespeople, and happy to turn in 2 tickets himself. Ray Comeau was happy he was not selected for jury duty, and sad for a summer cold. Marjorie Kinney was happy for our guests, happy for granddaughter Rachel being the crown bearer at the Lob. Fest., and happy for an R/V trip. Ruth Roberts was happy for OHTM. Guest Angel was happy to have spent time with us this summer, and donated her 50/50 winnings to the club. Jackie Harjula was happy for OHTM, happy for EJ Sullivan, happy for her barbershop chorus at Lob. Fest., happy for her steel drum band at Lob. Fest., happy for selling GR tickets at Lob. Fest., sad she wasn't one of the ones who sold any tickets at Lob. Fest., but happy to turn in 16 other GR tickets! Guest Peter was happy this was his 10th year coming to ME to volunteer at Lob. Fest. Sumner Kinney was happy for Al McNeilly, happy for EJ Sullivan, happy for Shannon Kinney, and happy for granddaughter Rachel. Cliff Blastow was happy for a GR ticket. Dan Saucier was happy for all the club members, happy for the steel drum band at Lob. Fest., and happy for a sold GR ticket. Al McNeilly was happy for bulletin editor Bill Batty, Jr. keeping him up to date, and happy for his b-day. Jaap Vrolijk was happy for a GR ticket. Amy Pease was happy for the Lob. Fest., but happy it was over since she was so tired. Bill Batty, Jr. was happy for his new job at Rockbound Computer. Cliff Blastow was happy for the “get well” card he received from the club.
Speaker: George Chappell is a poet and retired newspaper reporter, and has received his MFA from Goddard College. He recently wrote a collection of poems for his masters thesis, and those poems became a book. He also leads a creative writing group for veterans and their families at the Camden Library on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm.
From your Spiritual Aims committee: “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” ~Robert Frost
Come join us any Monday at noon at The Samoset. We'd love to see you. Come share in the fun and laughter.
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