President Amy Pease called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered the invocation. Guests included speaker Senator Chris Rector, Lindsey Taylor, and Oceanside Key Club members James and Jason.
President Pease has received about 30 responses to the club survey she emailed to members. You have until the 15th to complete it. Your input is appreciated.
Our evening meeting in October will be on the 29th.
Interclubs: The Portland club's 95th anniversary is on the 15th. The official Governor's visit is on 10/16 at the Black Bear Inn. Reservations for that visit are due by the 10th.
The New England Conference is 11/16-18 in Portsmouth.
We received many thank you letters, including ones from The ME Sea Birds, Making Music Together, Operation Tribute, Life Flight, and the Oceanside Key Club for Key Leader sponsorship.
The Aktion Club met last week, and is working on the shoe-box collection for 11/5.
The e-Kiwanis club is raffling an iPad to raise funds for Key Leader scholarships. Tickets are $10/each or 3/$20.
The Scholarship Committee will meet on 10/24 at 4:30pm at Rockland Savings Bank.
The Community Outreach committee will meet tomorrow at 5:30pm at 70 Beech St. They've also decided to give $1000 to New Hope for Women.
The Jingle Bell Express will meet next Thursday at 5pm at Trackside.
The Speaker committee welcomes ideas.
Meals on Wheels: Doc Lombardi will deliver tomorrow. The rest of the month is all set.
Sponsored Youth: Oceanside Key is working on childcare for the PTO, UNICEF and ELIMINATE!. They have 24 new kids, and the induction of new members is planned for 10/25.
The Finance committee will meet this Thursday at 5pm at Kinney Rentals.
Key Member James, and Lindsey Taylor spoke about their experience at the Key Leader program.
Recognition of Members
Dan Saucier is celebrating his 7th anniversary with the club.
Pictures: Katie Tarbox
Badges: All OK.
Secret Greeter: Bill Batty, Jr. got Greg Hamlin, Carol Kelley, Ray Comeau, Keith Wass, and Ev Spear III.
50/50: Jackie Harjula had the winning ticket, and she cut the JOKER! She won a whopping $13.00.
Key Member James and Lindsey Taylor spoke about their experience at the Key Leader program.
Sumner Kinney was happy for the Key Leader program. Dan Saucier was happy for a great weekend in which a good friend's daughter got married. Gordon Page was happy for our speaker, happy for Haunted House decommissioning, and happy for the Key Club members and Lindsey Taylor. Carol Kelley was happy for the Key Leader program, happy for Jane Thompson, and sad her dog died. Lynn Taylor was happy to be here, happy to chaperone the Key Leader trip, and happy Lindsey was in the musical West Side Story. Janet Page was happy for the weekend, happy for Gordon Page and the Haunted House, and happy her daughter was visiting a friend. Jackie Harjula was happy for Katie Tarbox, happy for the Key Leader participants, happy for Lindsey Taylor, happy she won the 50/50, and happy to be a member. Jane Thompson was happy for the Key Leader program. Marianne Masters was happy for Jane Thompson and her leadership of the Key Club.Amy Pease was happy for the Key Club, and happy for a nice weekend.
Chris Rector is seeking re-election for the Maine State Senate. He emphasized that much of the politics that goes on in Maine is by-partisan and cordial. He mentioned his particular concern for economic development in the state, and especially in manufacturing in and rural areas.
From your Spiritual Aims committee:
“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”
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 portal can be found at http://www.clubresource.com.
Our club officers are: President Amy Shepard Pease ; President Elect Katie Tarbox; Vice President is open; Secretary Greg Hamlin; Treasurer Sumner Kinney; Immediate Past President Janet Page
Our club directors are: Bill Batty, Jr., Shannon Kinney, Celia Knight, and Jim Heavey