Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes for February 3, 2014
President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Hunter Shea, Karen Kilt, Will Galloway, and Beth Gifford.
President Tarbox and Lt. Governor Jackie Harjula presented a $1000 check to Beth Gifford for Literary Volunteers. The North American Power fundraiser raised $350 for the club last month, and we had to do nothing to get it. Consider changing your power provider to http://www.napower.com/rocklandkiwanis Almost 1/3 of our members attended the Cappy's Chowderhouse fundraiser for Special Olympics and the Aktion Club. We raised a little over $1000. Meals on Wheels: Cliff Blastow will deliver tomorrow, and a co-pilot is welcome. The next opening is March 4th. The Aktion Club is meeting Wednesday at 6pm at Stella Maris, and they'll be making valentines. Tom Mellor is helping with the club while John Batty is away.
The Cupcake Challenge committee will meet at 5:15pm at Trackside this Thursday.
Recognition of Members
Tom Luttrell celebrates 15 years with the club. Secret Greeter: Marjorie Kinney caught Mark Curtis, Everett Spear III, Jackie Harjula, and Ray Comeau. Badges: All ok.
50/50: Dan Saucier won, but couldn't cut the deck as we had no cards. Cliff Blastow won the second place challenge.
Shannon Kinney was happy to add new employees, and happy to open a new office in Tampa. Dan Saucier was happy to win the 50/50, happy for our guests, and happy to sit next to Mark Curits. Sumner Kinney was happy to deliver Meals on Wheels with Katie Tarbox, happy for a Superbowl party with the Pages, and happy for the service at Shepard's. Ray Comeau was happy for Beth Gifford, and happy for our speakers. Jackie Harjula was happy for Beth Gifford, and sad Greg Hamlin was no longer the school board chair. Vanessa Tilton was happy for Beth Gifford, and announced there were three seats available on her British Isles. guided tour. Amy Shepard was happy to be here, happy Madelyne was walking strong, and happy for the Superbowl. Katie Tarbox was happy for Meals on Wheels, happy for the Cappy's fundraiser, happy for the Spruce Head biscuit fairy, happy for our guests, and happy for our speakers. Bill Batty, Jr. promoted his daughter's mission trip to Uganda, and offered to make biscuits, muffins, or blueberry oatmeal to anyone who donated $100 (tax deductible) to her trip.
Will Galloway is the administrator for the Watershed School, and Hunter Shea and Karen Kilt are seniors there. From the school's website: “Watershed School is an independent high just located at 32 Washington Street in downtown Camden, Maine. It was founded in 2002 and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a Maine State Approved High School. The mission of the Watershed School is to establish a learning community that cultivates excellence, creativity, respect, and compassion.
From your Spiritual Aims committee: “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.”
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 http://www.rocklandkiwanis.org .
Our club officers are: President Katie Tarbox ; President Elect Jim Heavey; Vice President, Open; 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