Kiwanis Meeting Minutes 9/10/12
President Janet Page called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Keith Wass offered our invocation. Guests included Marjorie Kinney's sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Charlie, and guest speaker Joan Welsh.
Gordon Page made a motion that the by-laws change approved by the Board of Directors be accepted. It was seconded and passed.
Grand Raffle: Jay Andrews won the car, and John Batty sold the winning ticket. All the tickets were sold this year, which hasn't happened in a few years. Jackie Harjula was the #1 seller with 68 tickets! EL Spear's sold 40 tickets. Special thanks goes to the Shepards ("Always on the right side of Rt 1) for helping underwrite the cost of the car. After expenses, the club raised about $20,000 for the event.
We received a thank-you note from scholarship recipient Nathaniel Boggs.
The Meals-On-Wheels event was successful.
We donated $1000 to Rockland District Nursing Association.
The annual banquet will be on September 24th. It will follow the same format as our other evening meetings, though Mark Curtis would like an approximate head count. The social time starts at 5:30pm, and the meeting starts at 6pm.
President Elect Amy Pease sent around committee sign-up sheets for next year.
Meals-On-Wheels: Doc Lombardi is scheduled for tomorrow. The rest of September has at least one volunteer.
The Aktion Club is working on a "soap box" service project. A list of suggested items to donate was distributed.
Rockland Kiwanis clothing order sheets are due next week.
Recognition of Members
Birthdays: Wayne Keiderling, EJ Sullivan, and Gary Monroe.
Secret Greeter: Carol Kelley caught Celia Knight, Chris Coombs, Paula Lavoie, Amy Pease, and Greg Hamlin.
50/50: Only two cards left, and Jane Dagley DIDN'T get the Joker! The winner of the drawing next week gets the pot.
Jane Dagley was sad she didn't get the Joker, happy for swapping tickets with Dan Saucier, happy for the Harvest Hootenanny, and happy for new shoes. Mark Curtis was sad he couldn't stay for the speaker. Katie Tarbox was happy for all the food wagon Hootenanny volunteers, and happy for Meals-On-Wheels. Marianne Masters was sad she couldn't stay for the speaker. Marcia Whitten was happy for vacation, happy for her granddaughter, happy for the Patriots, and sad for Tom Brady's nose. Gordon Page was happy for our guests, happy for the club president, happy for Jackie Harjula buying gifts for Lucas Baker, happy for Janet Page's birthday party, and happy for our speaker. Jackie Harjula was happy for the Grand Raffle, happy for all who sold tickets, happy for a trip to CT, happy for a trip to Cape Cod, and happy to be staying in a cottage. Chris Coombs was happy for fishing. John Batty was happy for football. Sumner Kinney was happy Jane Dagley was a loser, happy for our guests, and happy for our speaker. Carol Kelley was happy for her son, and happy for OHTM volunteers. Janet Page was happy for Gordon Page and her kids and her birthday party, happy for our guests, happy for the Grand Raffle, and happy for our speaker.
Joan Welsh is running for her third campaign for House of Representatives for the towns of Camden and Rockport. She says 85-90% of ME legislation is cordial and respectful. She feels she's become more moderate, knowing that sometimes you have to give up something in order to get work done. She feels the legislature works on too many bills and is too large. She feels the state's top issues are jobs and the economy, health care, and education. For jobs, we should work on tourism and the "Maine brand," research and development, infrastructure, and training skilled workers. For health care, she believes the problem is bigger than just the state. She feels the state and private enterprise need to work together. And for education, she feels that we should support teachers, but also demand accountability. She also feels early childhood education is the best investment the state can make.
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