Rockland Kiwanis Meeting Minutes for December 30, 2013

This week’s meeting was a night meeting scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM, and was preceded by a social gathering that began at 5:30 at Archer’s On The Pier.

Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Katie Tarbox.
Invocation was given by Lieutenant Governor Jackie Harjula.
Guests: Adam Ridlon; Anna Curtis; Brian Tarbox; Kurt Leidenroth and Samantha Herring from Aktion Club; Rachel Kinney; and Madeline Pease.

Announcements & Committee Reports: December Committee Reports are due now; Celia Knight has regretfully resigned her position as Vice President; Meals On Wheels needs volunteers; R.eading I.s F.undamental will be doing a book distribution at Rockland Head Start on 8 January and helpers are welcome; Cappy’s Chowder House in Camden will be the location on Wednesday January 29 for a Kiwanis Club fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics and Aktion Club.

Photo Fines: Amy Pease paid for a Courier-Gazette front-page photo of Madeline.
Secret Greeter: Marcia Whitten caught Sandy Millar, Mark Curtis, Bobbie Wentworth, Haley Hall, Kelly Flint, Amy Pease. Badges: Dan Saucier was wearing Ruth Roberts’ badge. 50/50: Margie Kinney – no joker. Trivia: Sandy Millar provided the correct answer.

Happy/Sad $$$: Marcia Whitten was happy for scholarship recipient Emma Waldron for a 4.0 GPA; the Tom Brady/LeGarrette Blount partnership; and her parent’s 65th wedding anniversary. Dan Saucier was happy for selling the last Christmas Tree; Sad for the ice storm; and happy for a visit to his daughter, despite the fact that he missed his MOW assignment Jackie Harjula was happy for Christmas; her son’s 41st birthday; and sad for a missed meeting and for the passing of Susan L. McCluskey. Celia Knight was sad for having to step off the board of directors at this time; and happy that she will continue to be a contributing member of the club. Shannon Kinney was happy for Christmas; and happy for Rachel. Cliff Blastow was happy for all that Brian Tarbox does for Kiwanis; for the Tarbox Christmas party; and for selling Christmas Trees. Sandy Millar was happy for working the red kettle; for selling Christmas Trees; and sad for a missed meeting. Sumner Kinney was happy for the Patriots; happy that Samantha did not win the 50/50 again; happy for his New Years Eve meal advice; and among other things referenced in his 2013 Kinney Year-In-Review dissertation he was happy for his many years with Buffy & Cindy; and his new life with Lucy; and his 25th wedding anniversary. Keith Wass paid happy dollars for the opportunity to entertain the group with Riddles. Katie Tarbox was happy for Christmas; happy for Archers Restaurant for their support; happy for the meeting guests; sad for her business closing; and sad for her father-in-law’s injury from a fall last week.

Speaker: There was no speaker scheduled for this meeting. Next week’s meeting will feature a Kiwanis member orientation. For new members, this orientation is a required step in earning a permanent member badge.

Thought for the week: Ladies & gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants, and slide on the ice.
Source: M.A.S.H. Character Dr. Sidney Freedman, Major, US Army. Played by Allan Arbus.

Respectfully submitted,
Gordon Page

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.

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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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