Kiwanis Club of Rockland Meeting Minutes, November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017

President Josh Scholz called our monthly evening meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Broo Temple offered our invocation. Guests included Alison Ward (to whom we gave a membership application), Kevin Taylor, and Kiwanians-in-training Rachel and Olivia.

Committee Reports
Christmas Trees: 273 have been delivered, more will be coming. Unloading took 2.5 hours, and all reported it went well. Trees will be priced at $40, except for the very small ones which will be $35. Those who work the opening shift should pick up the money box at EL Spear. Those closing up for the night should get the box to EL Spear the next morning. It should be returned to the contractor's desk.
Parade of Lights: We didn't win, but we had fun. Gordon Page reported it was probably the biggest winter parade in Rockland to date. Thanks to EL Spear for donating a generator for the event.
The Jingle Bell Jog is this Saturday, and more help is needed—especially flaggers and registrars. A new prize will be given to participants, sunglasses that say “Kiwanis is my Super Power.” The event starts at the Children's Museum. Set up starts at 9am, registration is at 9:30. Santa will be there. Those who participate in the event will get free admission to the museum.
Meals on Wheels: Tomorrow is Sumner Kinney and Gordon Page.
Bell Ringing: Still some slots available to stand at the kettle for the Salvation Army at Shaws on 12/16. See the portal to sign up.
Secretary Bill asks committee chairs to turn in their reports for the end of the month.
Priority 1 committee meets tomorrow morning at 7:30am at Rock City Coffee.
The Oceanside Key Club is busy and will be helping with the parade, selling trees, and the jog. They're also volunteering at Little Learners, making window inserts, and will be at a Christmas fair.
The “sensory friendly” movie will be at The Strand on 12/9. This will give a low volume, brighter light experience for those with sensory issues (like autism). It's a free event. Come see Home Alone at 12:30 and 3pm.
The idea of fielding a team for the toboggan nationals was floated.

Recognition of Members
Badges: Marjorie Kinney
Birthdays: Lynn Taylor
50/50: Josh Scholz donated his winnings back to the club.
Bill Batty, Jr. presented Bob Brown with a hat. Bob won the hat in the “Winter in Maine” raffle two years ago under Bill's presidency. The original person who was supposed to make the hat never did, so Laurie Smith (former member) agreed to make one. It fit Bob perfectly and looked great.

Olivia was happy for Elf on a Shelf, and knowing how to braid. Rachel was happy for good grades. Marica Whitten was happy to reunite someone with their lost wallet. Marjorie Kinney was sad President Josh didn't call for a secret greeter, as she had been charged with the task. Shannon Kinney was happy for the parade volunteers, and happy she hosted Thanksgiving and it was a success. Amy Shepard was happy for Thanksgiving, happy for all the events going on, and happy to be offering yoga to young people. Gordon Page was happy for the Festival of Lights. Broo Temple was happy to be here, happy for his friends, and happy for his new job. Doc Lombardi was happy for Everett Spear and his sons, happy his granddaughter was accepted to college, and happy Christmas tree unloading went so fast. Josh Scholz was happy for our guests, happy for tree unloading, and happy for the parade. Jane Thompson was happy for her guest, and happy for the season. Dan Saucier was happy his daughter was on a trip to London, happy to see Broo Temple, happy for all the events, and happy for Josh Scholz and Amy Shepard and their work for the club. Sumner Kinney was happy for the pork stew, happy for Thanksgiving, happy for the parade, and happy for Gordon Page. Josh Scholz was happy for running into Gerry Zwick tonight; Gerry sends his hello, but was having dinner elsewhere.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
~C.S. Lewis
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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