Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes for December 16, 2013

By Kiwanis Club of Rockland | Dec 24, 2013

President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Dan Saucier offered our invocation. Guest speaker Amy Shram was our only guest.

Committee Reports
There is a board meeting on 12/18 at 7:30am. It may be rescheduled due to weather, though.
There will be a night meeting at Archers on 12/30/13. There will be a cash bar at 5:30pm, and the meeting will start at 6pm. Katie Tarbox reports about 33 members at the holiday party at her house. About $600 in gifts were brought for needy teens. Katie's own teenaged kids approved of our selections. Salvation Army bell ringing is this Saturday the 21st. There is still an open slot from 5-7pm, and the 1-3pm slot could use another person. The Christmas tree sign-up sheet went around. The final push is on. There are about 110 trees left, and 10 days before Christmas.
The Aktion Club meets this Wednesday at 5:30pm at Stella Maris. RIF: The distribution is planned for January 8th, 2014. A helper is needed that day for about 1.5 hours. The final total on the Jingle Bell Express (JBE) fundraiser isn't in, but the preliminary total looks like about $4500 was raised. Meals on Wheels: All set for the rest of the month.

Recognition of Members
Katie Tarbox celebrates her 3rd anniversary with the club. Secret Greeter: No one stepped forward, so Greg Hamlin did his usual volunteer slot. He caught Marci Wass and Doc Lombardi.
Badges: All ok. 50/50: Broo Temple hit the Joker and won $41.50. EJ Sullivan one the 2nd place lottery ticket.

Greg Hamiln was happy for the holiday party. Marcia Whitten was happy for the party, and happy for selling trees with Key Clubbers. Sandy Millar was happy for the clean-up crew at the party, and happy for fresh eggs from Katie's hens. Dan Saucier was happy for the party, and happy for the Christmas tree volunteers. Barbara Hanson was happy for Cindy Blastow's crème puffs, and happy for the party. Broo Temple was happy for the party, happy for ME, and happy for many sunny days in FL. Gordon Page was happy for the Tarbox family, happy for our speaker, and happy for grandson Lucas. Keith Wass was happy for a trip down south, sad he missed the JBE, and happy for the party. Ray Comeau was sad he had a bad foot. EJ Sullivan was happy for the party. Bill Batty, Jr. was sad he missed Dan Saucier's birthday. Katie Tarbox was happy for the party, happy for Lois Stackpole Alley sending cards to Meals on Wheels volunteers, happy for our club, happy all her animals were accounted for, and happy for our speaker.

Amy Shram is with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB is 101 years old, with 114 offices in N. America. Her particular office handles all of eastern MA, all of ME, VT, and RI. She said that most people were aware of alerting the BBB when something bad happens with capitalism, but she encouraged people to look to the BBB before entering a business transaction. For example, she said rather than complain about a roofer who does a poor job, call the BBB first, and get the recommendations of some well qualified roofers.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: ““It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.

~Mahtma Gandhi

Bill Batty
Bulletin Editor

Come join us any Monday at noon at Archers on the Pier.  We'd love to see you.  Come share in the fun and laughter.

Our website can be found at .

Our club officers are: President Katie Tarbox ; President Elect Jim Heavey; Vice President Celia Knight; Secretary Greg Hamlin; Treasurer Sumner Kinney; Immediate Past President Amy Shepard Pease

Our club directors are: Bill Batty, Jr., Shannon Kinney, Broo Temple, Carol Kelley, Marianne Masters, and Bobbie Wentworth

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