Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes for December 9, 2013

By Kiwanis Club of Rockland | Dec 17, 2013

President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered the invocation. Speaker Melinda Whelan was our only guest.

Committee Reports
Don't forget the holiday gathering this Saturday at President Tarbox's. Please bring a dish to share and an unwrapped gift suitable for a teenager. We will have a night meeting on 12/30. Location and price are the same as our day meeting. If you'd like to come early, the bar will be open for cocktails at 5:30pm, and the meeting will start at 6pm. Salvation Army Bell Ringing: 12/21 is the date, Shaw’s Rockland is the place. There were slots open from 1-3pm and 5-7pm.
Christmas Trees: The sheet went around. We had a very good weekend, with just shy of $4k in sales. Feedback on the quality of the trees has been very good. The second shipment has been received, and just a few more trees will need to be picked up. If you sign up for a shift and find you can't cover it, please try and replace yourself before contacting Dan Saucier.
Meals on Wheels: Amy Pease and Brad Galley will deliver tomorrow, and the rest of the month is all booked. Jingle Bell Express (JBE): There were 1063 paying passengers. A better financial report will follow. A big thank you was expressed to Katie Tarbox and Marjorie Kinney.

Recognition of Members
Press photos: Everett Spear III, Dan Saucier, JackieHarjula, and Katie Tarbox will all in the paper recently. Secret Greeter: Jackie Harjula caught Ev Spear III.
Badges: All ok. 50/50: Mark Curtis didn't get the Joker. Greg Hamlin got the 2nd place drawing.

Barbara Hanson was happy for Thanksgiving, happy for Kaite Tarbox and the JBE, and happy for 41 years of marriage. Sandy Millar was happy for Brian Tarbox and his work on the JBE. Amy Pease was happy for Katie Tarbox and the JBE, and happy Madelyne was using a sippy cup. Jackie Harjula was sad she was late to her xmas tree selling shift, happy for the JBE, happy for the Living Christmas Tree, happy her car didn't break down this week, and happy for Cliff Blastow. Gordon Page was happy for the JBE, happy for the non members who worked the JBE, and happy for our speaker. Marjorie Kinney was happy for the 90 elves at the JBE. Dan Saucier was happy for the JBE participants, happy for Barry and June Norris helping the JBE, and happy for the Patriots. Vanessa Richards was happy for the JBE, and happy for her friend Sky who helped out. Sumner Kinney was happy for Marjorie Kinney and Katie Tarbox and the JBE, and happy for the Patriots. John Batty was happy for the club. Greg Hamlin was happy for the traffic control crew of the JBE at the North Pole. Bill Batty, Jr. was sad daughter Julia wouldn't be able to sell trees with him this year, but happy his wife Susan would be. Jackie Harjula was happy for Dominos and the pizza they donated, and happy for the Midcoast Community Band. Katie Tarbox was happy for the JBE, happy for Dunkin' Donuts donating the cocoa, happy for husband Brian, happy for Dan Saucier and Everett Spear III and the Christmas tree sales, and happy for our speaker.

Melinda Whelan is the on-site staff supervisor for Bonney Staffing at Boston Financial. She said 95% of all businesses use some form of staff contract workers during the year. She works with Boston Financial specifically to provide them with quality workers.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

~Henry Ford

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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