Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes for March 17, 2014

President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Karen Rizzo, Carol Brown, Gerry Zwick (who has a membership application in), and speaker John Holden.

Committee Reports
The Nominations committee recommended Bill Batty, Jr. fill the open Vice President slot. Jackie Harjula moved to accept the nomination, and Jane Dagley 2nd. Tom Luttrell motioned that nominations cease, and the motion carried unanimously. There is a Board of Directors meeting the Wednesday at 7:30am at The Samoset. The ELIMINATE! basket was passed.
Meals on Wheels: Gerry Zwick and Marjorie Kinney will deliver tomorrow. Cliff Blastow will deliver on the 25th. The Aktion Club is meeting this Wednesday. Three Kiwanians are already planning on attending; one more would make an Interclub. There will be a caucus for a new Lt. Governor on 04/03/14 at The Senator in Augusta. The Midwinter Conference will be on 04/26 at Camp Sunshine. Priority 1: The Children's Fair will be on 05/03 at the Children's Museum from 9am until noon. It is free to families. Volunteers are needed.
The Cupcake Challenge is slated for 05/18. Tickets are on sale for $10, and that allows you to sample the cupcakes and vote with 10 “ballots.”

Recognition of Members
Gordon Page paid for four press photos, and Janet Page, Marjorie Kinney, and guest Karen Rizzo paid $1 each. Birthdays: Broo Temple Anniversaries: Doc Lombardi celebrates seven years with the club. Secret Greeter: Greg Hamlin was the actual greeter, not a last minute fill in. He caught Marcy Wass, Tom Luttrell, and Mark Curtis. Badges: All ok. 50/50: Marjorie Kinney had the right ticket, but no Joker. Marcy Wass had the second place chance.

Amy Pease was happy it's spring, happy for Madelyne's first birthday, and happy for the new Play Place business. Shannon Kinney was happy Dream Local won “small business of the year” from the Chamber, and happy to be in cooperation with a new newspaper in Utah. Janet Page was happy for her son's birthday. Jane Dagley was happy to run a 5k, happy fiancee Rob was stripping wallpaper, sad she doesn't own many green clothes, and happy for a good meal at Archer's. Jackie Harjula was happy for the U Maine singers, happy for her steel drum band gig, but sad she had to miss said gig, and happy for our guests. Tom Luttrell was happy for our speaker, but sad he couldn't stay to listen to him. Marjorie Kinney was happy for our guests, happy for Gordon Page's new job, happy for Gerry Zwick, and happy for the new Play Land business. Broo Temple was happy for a laundry convention. Doc Lombardi was happy for the Owls Head Transportation Museum, and happy for the Erin Donovan event. Wayne Keiderling pulled out his harmonica and danced a jig in honor of St. Paddy's day. Sumner Kinney was happy for Wayne Keiderling, and happy for Carol Brown. Lynn Archer was happy for our group, and happy for Wayne Keiderling. Katie Tarbox was happy for an Interclub to the Oceanside Key Club, happy the Skills USA group at the vocational school won a gold medal, happy for the cupcake committee, happy for our guests, and happy for our speaker. Bill Batty, Jr. was sad that no one paid a happy dollar for his new Vice Presidency. Keith Wass was happy for Bill Batty. Bill Batty was then sad that some didn't recognize his joke about no one paying happy dollars, happy that Gordon Page would stop harassing him on behalf of the Nominations Committee, and reminded the club we would need a bulletin editor during his administrative year.

Speaker: John Holden is the Director of Economic and Community Development, City of Rockland. He said that community development and economic development are the same thing. He is focusing on working with existing businesses, and also mentioned how arts and manufacturing are important to our city. (In fact, the city has a higher percentage of manufacturing jobs than state average.) 3

From your Spiritual Aims committee: "Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
~William Jennings Bryan

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, 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

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