Opening Ceremonies: President Scott Kimball called the meeting to order at 6:15pm. Invocation by Laurie Fogelman, and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Laurie Fogelman
Sergeant at Arms: Cindy Shoppe
Visiting Rotarians: Dave Parsons, with Betty
Birthdays: Jackie Clough on 4/12, Julie Clark on 4/19, Linda Fuller on 4/11.
Club Anniversaries: Peter Collier 4/4/17; Jo Cooper 4/8//14; Carl Lusby 4/21/09.
Wedding Anniversaries: Jane and Brian Langley on Apr. 16, 1983.
Door Prizes: Bottles of wine, candy and other items were won.
Rotary Minute: Clyde gave a touching story about a  high school senior with developmental disabilities, who he had taught in elementary school, who was honored by our Rotary Club at the recent Honors Banquet.
50/50: Marc Rich won $16 and turned it back in Happy Dollars.
Happy Dollars: Given by many, including Rod Fox, Marc Rich, Marshal Smith, Laurie Fogelman, Andrea Mason, Larry Fernald, Charlene Churchill, and Terri Stephens.
Rotary Business:
Auction Update:
  1. Tickets available tonight, 5 to each Rotarian to sell, to bring in more people.
  2. Wine bottle raffle for people who brought in a bottle of wine for the auction (20 bottles),
  3. Suellen Speed won an Olive Garden gift certificate; Gene won a bottle of wine.
  4. To date, we have about $15,000 from 15 business sponsors.
  5. Auction meeting today for photo ops with Dr. Curlick and hospital employees. A gift basket was given to the hospital as a thank you for the 14 baskets they are preparing for the auction.
Other Business:
  1. The early literacy reading program has 3 people read to read and hopes to get started this week.
  2. Rotary vests are available, free for a completed Passport, or for $45 for others.
  3. The Rotary Schoodic meeting/event on May 22 was promoted by Jane and Peter Collier, and carpools may be available.
  4. The District Summit at Mt. Washington on May 4 - 6, 2018; need to sign up to attend.
  5. HCTC dinner for Rotary next week; 41 signed up so far. Bring cash to donate to the Fund-raising jar for students to attend Skill USA.
Program/Speaker: Our program for our Rotary Club meeting this week was - - - Us!
Rotary International has come out with an exciting new tool for clubs to assess what we are doing well and what we may want to focus on. It is called “Rotary Club Health Check.” President Scott Kimball gave us this time to all have a voice in our club and help update our strategic plan in the process.
Club Members all got to share in a fun and inspiring time to talk about our club and offered input. Members broke into teams for a 10-minute discussion on several topics. Then, each table team provided a few minutes to read out to the club on their key ideas or thoughts. Topics were:
Members, Image, Business and Operations, Service and Social and Your Club Experience!
Thanks to Tracy Shaffer and Jane Langley for organizing!
Respectfully submitted by Marian Wells