Kiwanis Club of Rockland Meeting Minutes, Monday, April 09, 2018

President Elect Bob Brown called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Tena Wallace, Sandy Moore (who is waiting for board approval for membership), and speaker Tom Dowd.

Committee Reports
Meals on Wheels: Susan Gerry and Jackie Harjula will deliver tomorrow. On the 17th Jane Thompson and the Key Club will deliver.
Next week’s speaker is Chris Cayer, who will talk about Rank Choice Voting.
A sign-up sheet for the children’s museum event went around. The event is 4/28 from 9am-12:30.
The Aktion Club meet last Wednesday.
There will be a fundraiser at Paint It Shore Self on May 12 from 1-6pm. They will donate 15% of sales during that time to the club. More information will follow.
An induction of a new member is planned for next week.
The Chamber biz expo is this Wednesday from 2-7pm.
The Nominations committee met last week, and they’re looking for two board members and a new VP for next year.

Recognition of Members
50/50: Marcia Whitten cut the Joker and won $51.50!
Birthdays: It was nice to have Jen Brown back with us. We celebrated, and she got chocolate truffles from the gift bag.

Happy/Sads
Marcia Whitten was happy for Jen Brown, happy she won the 50/50, and sad to be missing the speaker. Gordon Page was sad to miss the speaker, and happy to promote his job fair on 4/18 from 4-7pm. Jackie Harjula was happy for Doc Lombardi and the Chamber expo, happy for the Midcoast Chorus buffett and auction, and happy for a former Literary Volunteers student getting their bachelor's degree. Wayne Keiderling was happy for the Alfond cancer center staff. Sumner Kinney was sad for his mother passing, happy for the card we sent, and happy to be back from his trip. Susan Gerry was happy to see Wayne Keiderling. James Heavey was happy for a trip to MI and NOLA. Marjorie Kinney was happy to be home, happy to see John and Brenda Batty, and sad she forgot to plug the fridge back in. Jen Brown was happy to be back but sad for some major changes in her life. Bill Batty, Jr. was sad for the passing of his father-in-law, but happy for the wonderful example he was. Bob Brown was happy to see the Kinneys, happy to see Jen Brown, happy for the Midcoast Chorus dinner, happy for the Key Club and their excitement to see the national convention, and happy for the Aktion Club.

Speaker: Toastmasters award winning speaker Tom Dowd came and gave us his inspirational speech he’ll be using in this year’s competition. He competes tomorrow in Augusta, and hopes to make it to the finals in Nova Scotia.

From your Spiritual Aims committee: “Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.”
~Charles Dickens
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Respectfully submitted,

Bill Batty, Jr., Club Secretary & Bulletin Editor

Come join us any Monday for the fun and fellowship of Kiwanis. We meet at noon for about 75 minutes; and on the last Monday of the month we meet at 6:00 PM, with a social period beginning at 5:30. Our meetings are held at the Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. Be sure to check in advance to confirm the meeting venue.  We'd love to see you.

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