Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes for January 13, 2014

President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Jerry Zwick, Troy Peaslee, Samantha and Ada from the Aktion Club, and Ray Comeau's friend Anita.

Committee Reports
The Board of Directors will meet this Wednesday at 7:30am at The Samoset. Governor George Delisle will be at our meeting next Monday, and his official governor's visit will be at The Black Bear in Orono at 6pm. Tickets for that event will be $15, and the deadline is today. The fundraising dinner for the Aktion Club and Special Olympics is on 1/29 at Cappy' Chowderhouse. Meals on Wheels: Doc Lombardi and a guest will deliver tomorrow, and Gordon Page and Broo Temple will take next week. The next opening is 02/25. Our evening meeting on the 27th will be a supply drive for the Humane Society. If you can't make the meeting, you can still bring supplies for the society next week. Priority 1 committee meets this Thursday at 5:15pm at Rock Harbor.

Recognition of Members
Jim Heavey (after about 5 years) has earned his permanent badge. Birthdays: Carol Kelley and Jaap Vrolijk. Club anniversaries: Paula Lavoie, Bill Packard, and Broo Temple. Secret Greeter: Russ Cloutier caught Jaap Vrolijk, Keith Wass, Mark Curtis, and Wayne Keiderling.
Badges: All ok. 50/50: Ray Comeau won the drawing (no Joker) and Keith Wass won the 2nd prize.

Jim Heavey paid (via IOU) a happy dollar for his permanent badge. Barbara Hanson was sad for a friend passing, and happy for a trip to Cabo San Lucas. Jaap Vrolijk was happy for his trip, but sad for his failing health which makes him short of breath. Jane Dagley reminded the club she has some cats she'd like to give away due to allergies, and happy for Meals on Wheels. Ray Comeau was happy to win the 50/50, and happy for his guest. Carol Kelley was happy to be back. Sumner Kinney was happy for Meals on Wheels, happy for Jaap Vrolijk being back, happy for guest Jerry Zwick, and happy for the Patriots. Gordon Page was happy for the club's good humor, and happy for Troy Peaslee. Keith Wass was happy for Dan Saucier's vocal concert. Wayne Keiderling was happy for his trip, and happy the train provided the most comfortable travel. Katie Tarbox was sad to announce her business was closing, happy for Al McNeilly and Jaap Vrolijk in attendance, happy for our guests, and happy for our speaker.

Speaker: Mike Hall and his family have owned Hall's Funeral Home since 1958. They have locations in Boothbay, Thomaston, and Waldoboro. He encouraged people to consider their arrangements for death. He also spoke briefly about a nonprofit he's involved in that helps youth get involved with sports.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “Are you looking through the windshield of life, or looking in the rear view mirror?”
~Speaker Mike Hall's father

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, Open; 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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