Kiwanis Club of Rockland Meeting Minutes, Monday, March 12, 2018


President Josh Scholz called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Susan Gerry (who has turned in a membership application), Sandy Moore (who is hopefully turning one in soon), and our speakers Wes Holfield and Randy Bouchard from Eureka Counseling.

Committee Reports
MCH is hosting a cupcake challenge on May 20th from 2-4pm at The Samoset. If you'd like to volunteer for the event, see Katie Tarbox.
Meals on Wheels: Brad Galley is delivering tomorrow. Marcia Whitten and new member prospect Susan Gerry will deliver the following week. March 27th is still open.
The board of directors meets next Wednesday.
The Aktion Club will meet the first Wednesday in April. They're having a “Meet your Aktion Clubber” meeting.

Recognition of Members
50/50: Guest Sandy Moore had the lucky ticket.
Secret Greeter: Jackie Harjula caught Marcia Whitten, Sandy Moore, Nikki Janczura, Doc Lombardi, Katie Tarbox, Shannon Stone-Davis, and Mark Curtis.
Badges: All ok.
Jackie Harjula inducted new member Shannon Stone-Davis. Sponsor Gordon Page looked on as Jackie reminded all in attendance of the Six Objects of Kiwanis.

Bob Brown was happy for our new member, and happy that Marica Whitten pick up our meals each week. Gerry Zwick was happy for our new member, and happy Bill Batty, Jr. recommend him for a clock repair. Gordon Page was happy for our new member. James Heavey was happy for our speakers, and happy his daughter had been accepted to two more colleges. Jackie Harjula was happy for our new member, happy for a trip to warmer climes, and happy for our speakers. Jane Merrill was happy for hiking, and happy her daughter was going to Rome. Sandy Moore was happy for Bob Brown, happy she no longer has a house in VA, happy for the snow, happy to meet new people, and happy to be here. Bill Batty, Jr. was happy for two local gigs this weekend. Josh Scholz was happy for our speakers and happy for the new member.

Speaker: Wes Holfield and Randy Bouchard are from Eureka Counseling. Randy started the presentation with some statistics. Maine has the highest rate of addiction per capita. In 2012 the state set a record for pharmacy robberies (over 50). In 2012, 779 babies were born addicted to drugs. In 2010, Maine spent over 9 million dollars for methadone treatment. Wes fielded the questions and answers. Eureka is an abstinence based drug and alcohol treatment service. They believe the only way to get a drug user off drugs is to have them not use drugs; they are not proponents of switching users over to methadone. They accept insurance, and have a sliding fee scale for those of low means.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “Sumner Kinney is in Key West, and we're not!”
~Mark Curtis
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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