Rockland Kiwanis Club Meeting Minutes for May 19, 2014

President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Carol Brown and our speaker Ashley MacMillian.

Committee Reports
The board of directors meeting is this Wednesday at 7:30am. Our meeting next week is our evening meeting. Our speaker will be the Grand Raffle committee introducing this year's fundraiser. The Oceanside Key Club is having their installation this Wednesday. Meals on Wheels: Gerry Zwick and Doc Lombardi deliver tomorrow. The Grand Raffle committee meets tonight at Kinney Rentals at 5pm. The Erin Donovan show doesn't have any hard figures yet, but Broo Temple estimates 200-250 in attendance. Cupcake Challenge: There were 24 contestants, and we raised about $1400 for the Knox County Homeless Coalition. Our winners were: Jordan Caswell & Sarah Tarbox “Seaside Sisters” won "Best Student," Ashley Swan won "Best Individual," and the winner of "Best Business" and "Best Overall" was Cindy Blastow of Masons Creations.

Recognition of Members
Birthdays: Marcy Wass
Club Anniversaries: David Bragdon celebrates 4 years.
Secret Greeter: Doc Lombardi caught Dan Saucier, Keith Wass, and Marjorie Kinney.
50/50: Broo Temple won the 50/50, but no "silly shark." Gary Monroe won the attendance drawing, and Bill Batty didn't know the trivia question, but was awarded a prize anyway.

Dan Saucier was sad for the passing of Dirk Vandersloot. Jim Heavey was sad to miss the Erin Donovan show, and happy for our speaker. John Batty was happy for Brenda Batty, and happy for the Aktion Club bottle drive. Broo Temple was happy for the Erin Donovan show, happy for the Cupcake Challenge, and happy for the bake sale at his shop. Gerry Zwick was happy for a trip to MA, and happy for his grandon. Marcy Wass was happy to be back. Carol Kelley was happy to spend time with her son. Cliff Blastow was happy for the cupcake challenge, and happy for the winners. Ray Comeau paid a dollar to tell a joke. Keith Wass was happy for his trip. EJ Sulivan was sorry his neice passed away. Katie Tarbox was happy for the Cupcake Challenge, happy for the Erin Donovan show, sad her cell phone rang, happy her son was visiting, and happy for our speaker.

Ashley MacMillian is the marketing and P/R director for the Ronald McDonald House in Portland. The first house started in PA, and the local McDonalds there shared money raised from Shamrock Shake sales. There are now over 200 in the US. The Portland location opened in 1995. There is also one in Bangor. One of the long term goals is to combine Ronald McDonald Charities of Maine, the Bangor house, and the Portland house, into one large organization. The Portland location has served 6600 families since opening, and served 30 families from Knox County last year.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
~George Bernard Shaw

Bill Batty
Bulletin Editor

Come join us any Monday at noon at The Samoset.  We'd love to see you.  Come share in the fun and laughter.

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Our club officers are: President Katie Tarbox ; President Elect Jim Heavey; Vice President, Bill Batty, Jr.; Secretary Greg Hamlin; Treasurer Sumner Kinney; Immediate Past President Amy Shepard Pease

Our club directors are: Bill Batty, Jr., Shannon Kinney, Broo Temple, Carol Kelley, Marianne Masters, and Bobbie Wentworth

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