President Jackie Harjula called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty Jr. offered the invocation. Guests included Linda Wohl, Gillead Munden, Andrew and Susan Dumican (who are actively working on the Aktion Club), Stephanie George, Lincoln Spear, and Brian Robinson.

Committee reports

A fundraising envelope for Haiti relief went around.

Next week is Baby Oh Baby week.

We received a thank-you letter from Rockland District Nursing Association for helping them assemble office furniture.

There will be a Special Olympics Dinner meeting Jan. 25 at Kinney Rentals.

Meals on Wheels: Marj Kinney will deliver Jan. 26. The only opening in February is Feb. 9.

Aktion Club: The next meeting will be Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m., and then there will be a video presentation from the Portland Aktion Club that same day at 6 p.m.

Sponsored Youth: The RDHS Key Club is raising money for Haiti, and looking for an organization that will send 100 percent of the funds to Haiti. They continue to sell concessions at basketball ball games and offer child care at PTA meetings. They hope to be involved with the Aktion Club, and are looking to attend the convention in Springvale, Mass.

Committee reports are due.

A speaker is needed for the Feb. 22 meeting.

The next meeting of the Bird House Auction committee is Feb. 16 at 11:45 a.m. in the Alumni Room of the Lincoln Street Center. A Web page for the project is posted at www.biddingforgood.com/birdhousebonanza.

Recognition of members

Ev Spear III was presented his actual red jacket for the club’s KPTI donation in Ev’s name.

Pictures: John Batty and Jackie Harjula paid for having their likeness in the press.

Badges: Wayne Kiderling was without his.

Secret Greeter: Dan Saucier didn’t catch anyone.

50/50: Keith Wass had lucky No. 932.

Happy/sads

Sumner Kinney reminded everyone that the idea behind the secret greeter was to catch people as a way to raise funds for our administrative account, and was happy for the voters of Massachusetts. Gordon Page was happy his mom lived to be 94, happy for our guests, and sad he had to miss the speaker. Jane Dagley was sad she gave Jackie Harjula the opening joke, happy for the Jaret and Cohn toboggan raffle, and happy for our guests. Dan Saucier was happy to be the Secret Greeter regardless of the amount of money raised, and happy for our club. Wayne Kiderling was happy for the weekend, and happy for our guests. Judy Wasson was happy for Facebook. Keith Wass was happy for Ray Comeau, sad the snow was melting, happy for snowmobiling, happy for our guests, and happy for the Haiti donations. Jackie Harjula was happy for our guests, and happy for the Aktion Club.

Speaker: Brian Robinson is from Evergreen Home Performance, and also volunteers as a ski patrol officer at the Camden Snow Bowl. The snow bowl, the ski patrol, the ski club and local sporting goods stores are working together to help underwrite the cost of children’s ski helmets. About 50 percent of the kids at the Snow Bowl wear helmets, and slightly less than that for adults.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.” ~ Dave Barry