Kiwanis Club of Rockland Meeting Minutes, Monday, December 4, 2017

President Josh Scholz called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Amy Shepard offered our invocation. Guests included Liz Bowe (our speaker) and Shannon Davis of the Salvation Army.

Committee Reports
The Jingle Bell Jog was hugely successful. It was much warmer than the inaugural year, and 38 adults and 10 kids participated. Santa was available for pictures.
There is a Kiwanis social hour event on 12/20 at 5:30pm at The Waterworks. It will feature an ugly sweater contest and a “swanky swap.”
Upcoming meeting schedule: There is no meeting on 12/25 or 01/01/2018. Jane Merrill will host our last Monday evening meeting in January.
Upcoming speakers: Someone from Trekkers will speak on 12/11, and on 12/18 Dan Pease will speak on opening his brewery.
The first tree unloading went well, and there's another unloading happening tonight at 5pm. Sales are going fairly well. Trees are $40, except for the small one which are $35. We ordered 500 trees in total.
The Flatbread Pie Co. will feature us as their nonprofit of the week on Tuesday January 2nd. Since there's no meeting on 01/01, members are encouraged to come to Flatbread for a meeting. Also, if your business would like to donate, we'd like to hold a raffle that night.
Aktion Club is meeting this Wednesday.
Meals on Wheels: Bob Brown and Jackie Harjula deliver this week, and the rest of the slots for the month are filled.
Bell ringing for the Salvation Army will be on Saturday 12/16. All the slots are filled, but certainly having guests would be welcomed.

Recognition of Members
Press Photos: Sumner Kinney noted he had already paid for one photo, but a well dressed Gordon Page still needed to pay for his. Jackie Harjula and Greg Hamlin also had to ante up.
Birthdays: Greg Hamlin, Bill Batty, and Amy Shepard.
Secret Greeter: Marjorie Kinney took another crack at it this week. She singled out no one, but Dan Saucier, Mark Curtis, and James Heavey fessed up.
Badges: All ok.
50/50: Marjorie Kinney, but no Joker.

Jane Merrill was sad she presented her committee report out of order, happy for the jog, and sad that she confesses she really doesn't like running. Marcia Whitten was happy Jessica Olson was being a great new member, and happy for Haley Hall helping with cookies. Sandy Millar was happy to be back. Marjorie Kinney was happy for the good attendance, and happy for our guests. James Heavey was happy for Christmas trees, happy his daughter got a big scholarship, and sad his dog died. Barbara Hanson was happy for 45 years of marriage. Marjorie Kinney was happy for tree sales. Jackie Harjula was happy for Ukes Rock, happy for all the music in the area, happy for President Josh and his tap dancing lessons, and happy the Lobster Festival donated $200 to the Aktion Club. Dan Saucier was happy for the Patriots, happy for Christmas tree sales, and happy for The Lion King at Strom Auditorium. Josh Scholz was happy for the jog, happy for our speaker, and happy for the Flatbread event. Bill Batty, Jr. was sad he won't be able to sell trees much, happy for his birthday gift, and happy for Amy Shepard.

Speaker: Liz Bowe spoke about Herring Gut Learning Center, and how they offer kids classes in aquaponics, sea farming, and other one day workshops. The produce made from their aquaponics is sold at the Montville Farmers Market, and they're working on marketing kelp products. There is an open house on 12/12 from 5-7pm and we're welcome to attend.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “To teach is to learn twice.”
~Joseph Joubert
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.

Proper names are not found in spell-check programs. If we misspell your name, please forward to us the correct spelling, and accept our humble apologies. These minutes have been approved by the Newsletter Committee.

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