Rockland Kiwanis Evening Meeting Minutes for April 28, 2014

President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Scott Browning, Stan Hanson, Rachel Kinney, Brian Tarbox, Samantha Calamari, and Nicholas Lamar.

Committee Reports
The food wagon sign-up sheet went around for the Special Olympics event on 5/9. The cupcake challenge sign-up sheet went around. The committee will meet Thursday 5/1 at 5:15. The annual club meeting at which we elect officers will be on 5/12. The Children's Fair is May 3rd from 9am-noon. We have received a new member application from Carol Browne. There is a RIF distribution this Wednesday at 9am. Dan Saucier, Amy Pease, and Cliff Blastow will attend. The Midwinter Conference at Camp Sunshine went well. Three people from our club attended. The next conference is in August in Rhode Island. The Erin Donovan event is slated for 5/17 at the Camden Opera House. The program ads sold out. Now we need to sell tickets to the event.Committee reports are due to the secretary. Jackie Harjula auctioned off a few leftover items from the Special Olympics auction.

Recognition of Members
Marcia Whitten celebrates 22 years with the club.
Secret Greeter: Carol Kelley caught no one.
Badges: Jim Heavey
50/50: Kelly Flint had ticket #710. Dan Saucier won the table attendance game.

Marcia Whitten was happy for her anniversary with the club, happy for her sponsor Al McNeilly, and happy for Kelly Flint. Jim Heavey was happy for his daughter's trip to Japan, sad his wife was in Vegas without him, and sad he missed the midwinter conference. Shannon Kinney was happy to attend a conference in Dover Foxcroft with her daughter. Jackie Harjula was happy for her birthday and for Easter, happy for a contra dance, happy for the Kinneys' vacation, happy for a steel drum festival, and happy for a Finnish singing group. Sandy Millar was happy for a trip to France. Amy Pease was sad her daughter learned the word “No,” and uses it frequently and with atttitude. Gordon Page was happy for the RIF demonstration, and happy for “Dancing with the Local Stars” on 5/9. Jerry Zwick was happy for a trip to Germany. Doc Lombardi was happy for the club's reputation in our community. Jane Thompson was happy for her grandson. Katie Tarbox was happy for the cupcake challenge trophy, happy for Dan Saucier and Nick Lamar doing the RIF reading, happy for the Key Club, and happy for Brian Tarbox and all the other guests. Bill Batty Jr. was happy for Marcia Whitten and sad he couldn't stay for the speaker.

Speaker: Scott Browning is the JMG Specialist for Jobs for Maine's Graduates at Oceanside East High School. Scott grew up in southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Agricultural Education and a minor in Equine Studies. He moved to Maine in 2008 and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! Before joining JMG in 2012, he worked organizing service learning projects for middle and high school students in the Mid-Coast area. He enjoys hiking, gardening, building things, and spending time with his wife, dog and cat.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: "Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle"
~Soren Kierkegaard

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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