This week we honored students from Hancock County Technical Center in Culinary, Marine Services, Diesel Technology and Automotive Technology. #ellsworthrotary #wearerotary #peopleofaction #hancockcountytechnicalcenter
On Tuesday, April 27th at 6 PM, our club had a virtual meeting over the telephone and internet via Zoom.  President Laura Pellerano started the meeting.
Invocation was read by Ross Baldree.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ross Baldree and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Rotary Anniversaries:Jack Frost 20 Years on April 30th, Dana Reiter 14 Years on May 1st, Debbie Ehrlenbach 5 Years on May 3rd and Gene Pellerano 5 Years on May 3rd. Happy Anniversary!
Birthdays: Marc Rich on May 2nd. Happy Birthday!
Guests: Bob and Mary Thomas, HCTC Students with their families and HCTC Instructors
4th Quarter Happy Dollars: The Ellsworth Rotary Foundation
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Dave Wells, Jack Frost, Carl Lusby, Larry Johnston, Marian Wells, Gene Pellerano and Laura Pellerano.
Don’t forget about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
Happy Dollars and Polio Donations: Treasurer Debbie Ehrlenbach would like all Happy Dollars and Polio Plus donations to be mailed in a.s.a.p. to Rotary Club of Ellsworth, PO Box 741, Ellswoth, ME 04605.
Rotary Business:
  1. COVID Vaccine Volunteering: Jodie Cushing has the information for COVID vaccine volunteering. The link below takes you to the Northern Light home page for volunteering. If you would like to help once the hospital gets the mass vaccines rolled out please click the link below and sign up with Northern Light.
  1. Membership Update: A membership survey was emailed out to all club members. Please take a moment and fill out online.
  2. Service Projects –Jodie Cushing reported we have a total of 1,140 volunteer hours.  Card Brook Clean-up April 24th 9:30am to Noon. Please let Jodie know if you would like to help.
Kids Peace Charity Golf Outing – June 26th - We have been asked to lend our community service hands helping Kids Peace with their Charity Golf Outing. Stay tuned for the details as they come!
Bike Rodeo: This will be happening this year! More info to come soon!
  1. Blood Drive: Max Dietshe thanked everyone for their help during the month of April. He will send out an email to sign up for the Blood Drives during the month of May. Please help if you can.
  2. Walk for 4th Quarter Happy Dollars: May 1st at 10am at EHS. $10 donation. Please wear a mask.
  3. Pizza Night via Zoom: Order your favorite pizza on May 11th. Two gift cards will be given out on May 4th to go buy your pizza!
HCTC Awards Night: Debbie Ehrlenbach hosted tonight’s 3rd HCTC Honors Night for this year.
The following students were recognized:
Bill Baker, instructor introduced Li Ana Young, a junior from Mount Desert Island High School.
Marine Services:
Steve Keblinsky, instructor introduced Joshua Willard, Jr, a senior from Mount Desert Island High School.
Diesel Technology:
Andrew Trowbridge, instructor introduced Sam Doolan, a junior from Bucksport Christian School.
Automotive Technology
Hunter Havel, instructor introduced Russell Mathews, a junior from Sumner High School.
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson