Rockland Kiwanis Meeting Minutes for May 26, 2014

President Katie Tarbox called the meeting to order, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Batty, Jr. offered our invocation. Guests included Mimi Zwick, Brian Tarbox, Sam Calamari, Lindsey Taylor, Kevin Taylor, Rachael Kinney, Bob Brown, and Kurt Lidenroth and Samantha Harring from the Aktion Club.

Committee Reports
Steve Hinson from the ELIMINATE project will be here on Monday June 2nd. As usual, we passed the basket around. June 9th there will be division 4 training at 5:30pm with Lanton Lee.
We received a thank you letter from the Special Olympics for having the food wagon at their meet. Don't forget to sign the attendance sheet. Sponsored Youth: Jane Thompson reported the Key Club inducted new officers. The incoming president is in Poland, and attended the ceremony via Skype. Jane also noted that attendance from Kiwanians was very low. Cupcake Challenge: The committee had a wrap up meeting to discuss the event. It was decided that there would be only 20 contestants next year; 24 different samples to eat was just too many.

Recognition of Members
Birthdays: Jane Thompson and Lynn Taylor
Badges: Lynn Taylor
50/50: Jane Thompson had the lucky ticket, but didn't draw the silly shark. She also won the trivia contest. Brian Tarbox won the attendance challenge.

Happy/Sads: Gerry Zwick was happy his wife was here, sad for all those who died serving our country, and happy to be here. Jackie Harjula was happy for the Kiwanis cruise to Bermuda, happy for her guest, happy for the Cupcake Challenge and the comedy show, happy there was no rain, happy for Memorial Day, and happy for Relay for Life in Bermuda. Jim Heavey was happy his mother in law was visiting, and happy for Memorial Day. Shannon Kinney was happy Dream Local opened a new North Carolina office. Jane Thompson was happy to win the 50/50, happy her daughter won a pool tournament, and happy to get her yard cleaned. Lynn Taylor was happy daughter Lindsey had been accepted to college. Katie Tarbox was happy for the Key Club installation, happy for new chickens, sad a family of foxes was in town, and happy for our guests.

Speaker: The Grand Raffle committee presented this year’s prizes: A home theater system complete with big screen TV, sound system, an iPad to control it all, installation, and two recliners ($9150 value). Second prize is two kayaks, paddles, life jackets, car rack, and training ($5744 value). Third prize is a weekend trip to Fenway to see yankees vs. sox , luxury hotel for two nights, and spending cash ($2675 value). Tickets will be available soon.

From your Spiritual Aims Committee: "Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it."
~Mikhail Bakunin

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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