Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes from January 20, 2014
President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Jim Heavey offered our innvocaion. Guests included Kurt Lidenroth for the Aktion Club, NE Dist. Governor George Delisle, Nick Mahar from Oceanside Key, and Carolyn Perry and Alice Savage from the Augusta club.
The official Governor's visit is tonight at 6pm at The Black Bear in Orono. We received a thank-you letter from the Salvation Army for our bell ringing and the gifts we donated at the holiday party. Spiritual Aims: A “wish you were here” card was circulated for Elizabeth Bink, who hasn't come to a meeting in some time. Don't forget the Aktion Club/Special Olympics fundraiser on 1/29 at Cappy's Chowderhouse. Priority 1: Planning is underway for the spring fair at The Children's Museum and for the fishing derby. More members are always welcome on the committee. Sponsored Youth: The Oceanside Key has been selling concessions at basketball games, and the proceeds fund their trip to convention. They also helped with Dinosaur Days at the library, and have been working to help older people learn to use technology. They have also raised $320 for the ELIMINATE! project. Meals on Wheels: Broo Temple and Gordon Page deliver tomorrow. Katie Tarbox has the following week, and the rest of February is all set. The ELIMINATE! basket went around. Christmas trees: The final net profits were reported as $7795.
Recognition of Members
Press photos: Jackie Harjula
Club Anniversaries: Elizabeth Bink, Marcy Wass, and Sumner Kinney.
Secret Greeter: Carol Kelley caught Keith Wass.
Badges: Mark Curtis didn't have his.
50/50: Jim Heavey had the winning ticket, but no Joker. Mark Curtis go the second prize.
Governor Delisle was happy to be here. Marica Whitten was happy for a trip with her family, sad for the Patriots, sad her furnace died, happy it came back to life, happy for the Governor, and happy for our guests. Sumner Kinney was happy for the Governor, happy for our guests, and sad for the Patriots. Jim Heavey paid his IOU from last week, was happy for our guests, and happy for Notre Dame playing football on TV. Broo Temple was sad his beard went missing. Gordon Page was happy for the Governor's visit, happy for our guests, and happy to have Al McNeiley and EJ Sullivan in house. Jackie Harjula was happy for our guests, happy for our sponsored clubs, and sad the Aktion Club dance had to be postponed due to no heat. Amy Pease was happy for our guests, and happy Madelyne was taking steps. Sandy Millar was happy for working the RIF distribution. Janet Page was happy for our guests, and happy for spending 100 minutes on the treadmill. Jane Thompson was happy for the Key Club. Barbara Hanson was happy to show a gift from Jaap Vrolijk, and happy for all her friends here at Kiwanis. Ray Comeau was sad for a family that recently lost a baby, but happy that Hall Funeral Home (our speaker last week) picked up the costs. Carolyn Perry was happy for the Governor's visit, and happy for EJ Sullivan and Al McNeiley. Katie Tarbox was happy for our guests.
Speaker: Governor George Delisle spoke about the NE District, and brought up his goals for the year: that each club end the year with a +1 membership count, that all clubs participate meaningfully in the ELIMINATE! Project, and that all clubs participate in the NE district and KFNE fundraiser.
From your Spiritual Aims committee: "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
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