Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes from March 3, 2014
President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered the invocation. Guests included Key Clubbers Willow and Samantha, and Margaret from Rockland District Nursing.
Willow and Sam spoke about RDNA and their fundraising for a “mercy march.” They reported that 70% of RDNA's budget comes from donations, and 90% of all funds get returned to the community through patient care. They sold paper houses at the meeting to help raise support.
The ELIMINATE basket was passed. There will be a vote of the membership for Bill Batty as VP on 03/17. Our last meeting at Archers will be on 03/31. Then, for the first two weeks in April we'll have our meetings on FRIDAY at The Samoset. Then, on 04/21, when The Samoset is fully open for the season, we'll start our regular Monday meetings at The Samoset. The Cupcake Challenge committee will meet on 03/13 at Trackside at 5:15pm. The Special Olympics committee will meet this Thursday at Kinney Rentals at 5:15pm. The auction fundraiser is scheduled for 04/14 at Trackside. The Ways and Means committee reported that they are working on selling ads for a program for the planned Erin Donovan “concert.” Membership: Gerry Zwick has turned in an application. Meals on Wheels: Doc Lombardi will deliver tomorrow. March 25th is open. There is an Interclub planned to the Oceanside Key Club next Monday at 2:30pm. The University of Maine Singers are coming to the Owls Head Transportation Museum next Tuesday at 7pm.
Recognition of Members
Birthdays: John Batty Secret Greeter: Gordon Page caught Everett Spear, III. Badges: All ok.
50/50: The original ticket drawn was #576, but no one claimed it. A re-draw the had Key Club members win. The second chance drawing went to Dan Saucier (who won a dozen of President Tarbox's eggs!).
Greg Hamlin was happy for John and Brenda Batty's return. John Batty was happy to be back, happy Brenda's surgery was successful, happy for his daughter and son-in-law, happy for the people who covered the Akition Club in his absence, and sad they had to end their winter vacation a little early. Gordon Page was happy for John and Brenda's return, and happy to be named the new Executive Director of Rockland's Main Street committee. Jackie Harjula was happy Cliff Blastow was back with us, happy for John and Brenda Batty's return, and happy for Al McNeilly. Jim Heavey was happy for a trip to PA. Broo Temple was happy for the Batty's and Wass's returns, happy for Meals on Wheels volunteers, and happy to be gym buddies with Dan Saucier. Sandy Millar was “sad” he would be spending some time in FL, and sad for the Ukraine. Sam Calamari was happy to be here. Keith Wass was happy for a trip to FL, and sad his dog passed away. Marcy Wass was happy for their trip. Cliff Blastow was happy for the card the club sent, and happy for the excellent care at Pen Bay. Brenda Batty was happy for Bill Batty's VP nomination. Katie Tarbox was happy the Battys were back, happy for the attendance, happy for our speaker, and happy for the Midcoast School of Technology cafe.
Speaker: Tom Dowd is with Thomas Dowd Professional Development and Coaching. He also works with Toastmasters International. He presented his speech “Pure Unadulterated Nice.”
From your Spiritual Aims committee: “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
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