President Janet Page called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Sumner Kinney offered our invocation. Our guest were speaker Harriet Mosier, Nick Robinson, Hannah, and Brandon Amborn.
Meals on Wheels: Marjorie Kinney will deliver on the 14th, and Mike Leonard has the 21st.
The Harvest Hootenanny is coming up, and the food wagon will be there.
The Membership committee will meet right after today's meeting.
The Aktion Club is having a BBQ at the group home in Thomaston.
The Community Service committee will meet on 8/21 at 5:30 at 70 Beech St.
OHTM: Three more volunteers are needed for the auction on 8/25.
Grand Raffle: There at 17 days left, and 219 tickets have been sold. A week from today will be the Meals On Wheels fundraiser at the train station. Door prize donations are welcome, and we hope to sell some more tickets (tix) at the event.
Recognition of Members
Jim Heavey had a birthday, and pulled $5 from the birthday prize box.
Club Anniversaries: Ev. Spear III wasn't here to celebrate, but he's been a member 18 years.
Secret Greeter: Sumner Kinney caught Marcy Wass, Brenda Batty, and Mike Leonard. Mark Curtis will be the Secret Greeter next week.
Badges: Carol Kelley didn't have hers.
50/50: The pot is up to $293! Today's winner didn't draw the Joker. (ed. note: Sorry I didn't write the winner's name down.)
Jim Heavey was happy for his birthday, and happy for camping in Yellowstone. Russ Cloutier was happy to turn in 2 tix. Dan Saucier was happy to turn in 2 tix. Jaap Vrolijk was happy for his son who finished first in a triathalon, and happy for his grandson and family. Shannon Kinney was happy for Sumner and Marjorie Kinney's wedding anniversary. Katie Tarbox was happy to turn in tix, sad for a local fisherman who died, and happy her husband was making a business change. Marcy Wass was happy for our guests, especially Hannah, happy for Katie Tarbox's shoes, and happy her son Sam was accepted into a machining program. John Batty was happy for the convention, and happy his grandson was coming to visit. Carol Kelley was sad she apparently lost her badge. Barbara Hanson was happy to turn in 2 tix to bring her total to 19. Mike Leonard was happy to turn in a tix, and happy for a gig on saxophone. Sumner Kinney was happy for a motorcycle ride, happy for Doc Lombardi who sent a family fill-in to work a shift selling tickets, happy for Facebook and the raffle, happy for his daughter, and happy for his wedding anniversary. Marjorie Kinney was happy for her anniversary. Keith Wass was happy for Steelin' Thunder, and happy for Sumner Kinney. Greg Hamlin was happy for tix, happy he was not Sumner Kinney, and happy for a trip to Yellowstone. Janet Page was happy for her grandson Lucas, and happy for Katie Tarbox's shoes. Gordon Page was happy for going to the movies with his grandson. Bill Batty Jr. awarded an “honorable mention” for Katie Tarbox's shoes on behalf of the National Association for the Appreciation and Advancement of Pointy Shoes (NAAAPS).
Speaker: Harriet Mosier works with Out! As I Want To Be. OUT!...As I Want to Be is an organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, and Questioning young people ages 14-22. OUT!...As I Want to Be is a network of young people and adult advisors that seeks to empower GLBTQ young people by providing affirmation, support, education, and advocacy. They've been around since 1996. Harriet noted that 25-30% of our local homeless youth are LGBT.
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 Janet Page; President Elect Amy Shepard Pease; Vice President is open; Secretary Greg Hamlin; Treasurer Sumner Kinney; Immediate Past President Marjorie Kinney
Our club directors are: Bill Batty, Jr., Terry Rucevice, Jaap Vrolijk, Katie Tarbox, Gary Monroe