Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes for June 2, 2014
President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Marcy Wass offered our invocation. Guests included Carolyn Perry, Alice Savage, Steve Hinson, Leefie Temple, Paul Michaud, Beth Conant, and Joanna from the Thomaston Public Library.
We presented the Thomaston Public Library $500 for their summer reading program. Steve Hinson gave us a report on the ELIMINATE! program. So far, our club has raised over $10,000, putting us in 5th place of the entire New England District. Kiwanis International has raised $52 million--almost 1/2 way. There is one year left in the program. When ELIMINATE! started, there were 59 countries in which neonatal tetanus were a problem; now over 1/2 of those countries have eliminated it. Grand Raffle: The brochure is done, and should be available to members at the next meeting. Tickets will be here in a few days. The Aktion Club bottle drive event is done, and they raised $600. Meals on Wheels: All set until July. Marjorie Kinney and Wayne Keiderling will deliver tomorrow. The Cupcake Challenge raised $1413 for Knox County Homeless Coalition.
Recognition of Members
Birthdays: Cliff Blastow, Jim Heavey, Katie Tarbox, and Russ Cloutier.
Press photos: Gordon Page
Secret Greeter: Carolyn Perry caught Broo Temple, Marcy Wass, and Barbara Hanson.
Badges: All ok.
50/50: Bill Batty didn't cut the Joker, but he also won the attendance contest. Carolyn Perry won the trivia contest.
Jane Dagley was happy for her trip to Italy, happy she found a home for one cat, happy boyfriend Rob was able to part with the family swingset, and sad she has another basal cell. Paul Michaud was happy to be here. Wayne Keiderling was happy his wife bought them a motorhome. John Batty was sad Brenda Batty missed the meeting, happy for our guests, and happy for the Aktion Club bottle drive. Carolyn Perry was happy for the Augusta club yardsale. Jackie Harjula was happy for gardening, happy for our guests, and happy for Gordon Page arranging a training session. Broo Temple was happy for our guests, and happy for our speaker. Gordon Page was happy Lanton Lee will be here for a training session next week in the evening, and happy for Rockland's Got Talent. Alice Savage was happy for the Augusta club, and happy for the ELIMINATE! project. Beth Conant was happy to be here. Sumner Kinney was happy Russ Cloutier was back. Russ Cloutier was happy for his trip to Great Britain. Cliff Blastow was happy for Sumner Kinney singing Happy Birthday to him. Katie Tarbox was happy for Brian Tarbox, happy for the Augusta club, happy for our guests, and happy for our speaker. Bill Batty, Jr. was happy to win the 50/50, and happy his band Three Button Deluxe was playing at The Speakeasy on Friday night.
Barrett Brown is on the board of directors for Midcoast Recreation Center (MRC). The center seeks to promote healthy living through sports and fitness programs. They offer hockey, skating, and tennis, but also dance and fitness classes.
From your Spiritual Aims committee: “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”
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 officers are: President Katie Tarbox ; President Elect Jim Heavey; Vice President, Bill Batty, Jr.; 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