Kiwanis Club of Rockland Meeting Minutes, Monday, October 10, 2016

Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes

Past President James Heavey called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Immediate Past President Bill Batty, Jr. offered the invocation. Guests included Don Robishaw, Bob Hirsch, and speaker Dave Allen.

Due to some scheduling issues, we had two speakers booked for today. Don Robishaw is running for Maine House district 93 covering Rockland and Owls Head. He spoke as lunches were being delivered. He mentioned he was really trying to visit voters door to door, and had almost canvased all of Owls Head. He provided some handouts of upcoming ballot initiatives. He noted he was against (or would vote “no”) on the referendums.

Committee Reports
Meals on Wheels: Bob Brown and Jackie Harjula will deliver tomorrow, and the rest of October is covered. November has some holes.
The Aktion Club had a food drive this weekend. There were nine members and advisors, including Tom Mellor and Jackie Harjula. They received 726lbs of food, plus some cash donation.
Dues are due.
There is an Interclub to Pittsfield tonight. Janet Page is heading it up, and Bob Brown, Jackie Harjula, and John Batty are planning on going.

Recognition of Members
Badges: All OK.
50/50: Corey Belcher got the winning ticket, but not the Joker.

Janet Page was happy Gordon Page’s hip was healing well, happy for her kids, and happy for the Interclub. Keith Wass was happy for the Patriots, sad for the Red Sox, happy for Gary Monroe healing from his surgery, happy for our guests, and happy for the speaker. Jackie Harjula was happy for the rain, but sad it rained out her steel drum gig. Marcy Wass was happy for our speaker and happy for apple picking. Corey Belcher was happy for the Fryeburg Fair. Bob Hirsch was sad for the passing of Jaap Vrolijk, and donated $150 towards Jaap’s scholarship fund. John Batty was happy for grandparents day, happy for the Aktion Club, happy for the Interclub, and sad for Gordon Page’s hip. Jim Heavey was happy to help Broo take the day off, happy for Bob Hirsch and his donation, and happy for our guests. Bill Batty was happy for Don Robishaw’s flexibility, happy for Canadian Thanksgiving and Julia Batty visiting, and sad he was filling in as secretary and bulletin editor, and not doing a very good job at it.

Speaker Dave Allen spoke about beekeeping, and answered many questions. He also pointed listeners to the Knox/Lincoln County Beekeepers Association,

Resepectfully Submitted
Bill Batty, Jr.
Immediate Past President

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 Samoset Resort in Rockport [in-season] with an alternative location during the winter months. Be sure to check in advance to confirm the meeting venue.  We'd love to see you.

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