Rockland Kiwanis Meeting Minutes for January 21, 2013
President Amy Pease called the meeting to order, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. read a prayer by Dr. M. L. King for our invocation. Guests included Rebbecca Groves (her second time), Shelby Oakes, speaker Seth Walton, and Russ Cloutier friend Vanessa (who is considering membership). President Pease thanked Katie Tarbox for covering in her absence.
President Pease also reminded club members that the club is a member of the chamber, and therefore club members may attend chamber “Business After Hours” events. She brought along copies of the calendar for those events. Four members of our club attended the Division Council meeting at Kim Michaud's house. She would like to have each club in the division nominate a potential Lt. Governor. A Camp Sunshine event and CLE training were also discussed at the meeting.
Meals on Wheels: Marjorie Kinney will deliver tomorrow. On the 29thPaula Lavoie and Marcy Wass will deliver. There are openings in February on the 12th and 26th.
We received a thank-you letter from the Veteran's Affairs department for our gift in John Rapose's honor. We also received a thank-you from the Warren Public Library. The Aktion Club will meet on Wednesday at 6pm and Katie Tarbox will be there leading a note making class. There is a new member orientation tomorrow at 5:15pm at Maine Eastern Railroad. There is a Ways and Means committee meeting at 5:15pm at Trackside on Thursday. All are welcome. Sponsored Youth: Due to school being out, Jane Thompson was present, and gave a lengthy report on all the Oceanside East Key Club had been up to. The participated in Key Leader, a trip to KPTI, a leaf raking fundraiser, UNCICEF, a Hurricane Sandy fundraier, the Parade of Lights, and they filled 18 Christmas tree sales slots. They're still working on concession sales at basketball games, and child care for PTA meetings. They will be electing new officers in February, and inducting some more new members too. They are also attending the Key Club Convention in April, doing a Valentines Day fundraiser, a Mercy March for Rockland District Nursing, and the Big Bros./Big Sis. Bowl-a-thon.
Recognition of Members Birthdays: Chris Oliver and Kiwanis International Keith Wass inducted new members Broo Temple and Bill Packard. Instead of going over the Six Objects of Kiwanis, Keith had each new member read three. Secret Greeter: Russ Cloutier caught Marcy Wass, Chris Oliver, Gordon Page, Keith Wass, Jackie Harjula, Marjorie Kinney, Jane Thompson, and Wayne Keiderling. 50/50: Ray Comeau didn't draw the Joker; the $7 pot will continue to grow. Badges: All ok.
Happy/Sads Katie Tarbox was happy for the Lt. Governor meeting, happy for the new members, happy for our guests, happy for her shop moving, and sad for a bad joke played by Bill Batty, Jr. Wayne Keiderling was happy for Jane Thompson and all her work with the Key Club. Janet Page was happy for our new members, happy for our guests, and happy for the council meeting. Celia Knight was happy for a night at the Samoset with the Frost bar, and sad for the Patriots. Broo Temple was happy to be a new member. Bill Packard was happy to be inducted on the anniversary of Kiwanis International. Jane Thompson was happy to be here, and happy for John Batty. Jackie Harjula was happy for our guests, happy for our new members, happy for Jane Thompson and the Key Club, happy for our speaker, and happy her son and his group would be playing Carnegie Hall. Gordon Page was happy for the new members, happy for Keith Wass leading the inductions, sad that Div. 4 now only has five clubs in it, and happy for our membership push. Sumner Kinney was happy for our new members, happy for our guests, and sad for the Patriots. Keith Wass was happy for our new members, happy for our guests, sad for the Patriots, and sad you couldn't see Frost bar from the meeting room. Amy Pease was happy for our guests, happy for the new members, happy for her vacation, happy for the Council meeting, happy for Katie Tarbox filling in, and happy to donate to ELIMINATE.
Speaker Seth Walton is an Americorps volunteer working with Youthlinks on their after school and summer camp program. There are 6500 national service workers here in ME. He did a survey of what local high-schoolers saw as community needs, and did a survey of community assets in order to find where the gaps were. He will now spend the next two years working on programs to fill in the holes. From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” ~William Somerset Maugham -- Respectfully Bill Batty Bulletin Editor
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 Amy Shepard Pease ; President Elect Katie Tarbox; Vice President is open; Secretary Greg Hamlin; Treasurer Sumner Kinney; Immediate Past President Janet Page Our club directors are: Bill Batty, Jr., Shannon Kinney, Celia Knight, Gordon Page, Marianne Masters, and Jim Heave