Kiwanis Club of Rockland Meeting Minutes, Monday, April 2, 2018

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President Josh Scholz called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Jackie Harjula offered our invocation. Guests included Tena Wallace and our speaker Keri Lupien.

Committee Reports
Spiritual Aims: Corey Belcher is having arm surgery. Bill Batty, Jr. circulated a card.
Meals on Wheels: Bob Brown and Jackie Harjula deliver tomorrow. We need someone for 4/10. Susan Gerry and Jackie will deliver on 4/17.
The Aktion Club is meeting this Wednesday.
The Membership Committee will be at the chamber showcase on April 11 from 2-7pm. A sign up sheet went around.
The Nominations Committee will meet Wednesday at 7:30am at Rock City.
The Priority 1 Committee announced the Kids' Fair at the Children's Museum is on April 28th. A time is not set yet, but it'll be around 9:30-noon-ish.

Recognition of Members
50/50: Ed Miller. Welcome back, Ed.
Badges: All ok.
Secret Greeter: Barbara Hanson picked one last week, but that person wasn't here, and they apparently didn't re-assign someone. Barbara will pick a new one for next week.

Ed Miller was happy to be back and happy to see everyone. Jackie Harjula was happy for Doc Lombardi and the membership bumper stickers, happy for Meals on Wheels with Necole Janczura, and happy for a random act of kindness. Jane Merrill was happy for a trip to VT, happy to see a snow owl, and happy her granddaughter ran in a race. Bob Brown was happy for the kid's event, happy for a play at the Waldo theater some time ago, and sad he “broke Dan's hand.” Amy Shepard was happy for her daughter's birthday, and happy there were no pinata casualties. Barbara Hanson was happy for a trip to FL, and happy to be retiring. Doc Lombardi was happy Ed Miller was back, and happy for the new members. Necole Janczura was happy for Meals on Wheels, and happy for Ed Miller. Gordon Page was happy to be back. Bill Batty, Jr. was happy for Jackie Harjula and Katie Tarbox saving him stamps, and sad his father-in-law is dying.

Keri Lupien spoke about a revitalization effort for the Waldo Theater. They've received a $5000 grant to hire a consultant to help them make it work. The theater was built in 1935 and opened in 1936 as a film theater showing “Pennies From Heaven.” The 400 seat (then) theater is Greek Revival on the outside, which belies its Art Deco interior. It closed in the 1950s. Then a local physician purchased it, removed some seats, and turned it into a live performance theater. It closed again. Then in the 1980s it reopened for its most successful run. It then closed in 2013. Since then, it's had some flooding issues which caused some plaster problems, and it needs a new roof, but it's otherwise in pretty good shape. They're now debt free and working on a capital campaign, and planning a “Raise the Roof” concert and barn party on August 1. See

From your Spiritual Aims committee: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.”
~Albert Einstein

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Batty, Jr., Club Secretary & Bulletin Editor

Come join us any Monday for the fun and fellowship of Kiwanis. We meet at noon for about 75 minutes; and on the last Monday of the month we meet at 6:00 PM, with a social period beginning at 5:30. Our meetings are held at the Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. Be sure to check in advance to confirm the meeting venue.  We'd love to see you.

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