Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.

Invocation was read by Ashley Johnson and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms: Tony and Julie Bouchard
Guests:  John Shoppe and Gracie Robinson
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parson of Portland
Birthdays: Linda Fuller on April 11th
Club Anniversaries: Larry Johnston joined the club 33 Years ago on April 1st and Jo Cooper joined the club on April 8th 8 years ago.
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were Lincoln Ehrlenbach and Dave Wells.  
50/50: $10 to Grace Robinson
4th Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Grace Robinson, Jodie Cushing, Rhonda Parker, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Bob Thomas, Carl Lusby, Scott Kimball, Marian Wells, Dave Wells and Gene Pellerano.
Those who are on Zoom and give Happy Dollars, please send in your donation by mail to the Club at: Rotary Club of Ellsworth, PO Box 741, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
Rotary Business:
EHS Honor’s Banquet: The Honor’s Banquet is set for April 12th at China Hill. We will be honoring the top 30 Students from EHS. If you are a host, please contact your student. All dinners need to be pre-paid before April 12th.  Please arrive at 5:15pm. Contact Debbie Ehrlenbach for questions.
April 26th Meeting will be at HCTC: This is our HCTC Honor’s Night to recognize students from Automotive, Culinary and Hospitality, Travel and Tourism.   
The Culinary Program will be preparing a delicious meal for us! The menu will be fresh green salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, roll and butter, Petite filet mignon with Au Jus, Grilled Chicken Breast Florentine, Stuffed Shells, twice baked potatoes, glazed carrots and strawberry shortcake for dessert!
Greeters: Please sign up to be a greeter at our weekly meetings.
Rotarians Respond to Ukrainian Crisis:  11 members have donated to the Ukraine! Donate to Rotary's Disaster Response Fund to support refugees and victims of the Ukraine crisis here:
Foundation Update: As of this week, we have raised over 9,000 towards the Annual Fund and $1,900 for Polio Plus. Thank you for your continued support!
Upcoming Service Projects:
Card Brook Clean-up: 4/23 (rain date 4/30) 930-1200pm
To register contact Kerri Taylor 669-6615 or email Meet at On the right side of Hannaford wear boots comfy clothes.
Boggy Brooke 5k for HCTC: 5/15 @9am details on the link
Bike Rodeo: 5/21 at the Ellsworth Elementary Middle School. More info to come
Frenchman Bay Trail Clean-up:  Proposed for 6/3. More info to come.
Bar Harbor Rotary Club:  The club has asked for help for their annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast starting at 530am to 10:30 am. They can also use help for their lunch immediately following.
Stay tuned for more opportunity’s as we get better weather. We have things in the works with the Green Club and possibly Woodland.
Make-Ups and Community Service Hours: Please let Jodie Cushing and Marian Wells know if you do any community service or makeups throughout the week.
Blood Drive: The Blood Drive is the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Max Dietshe thanks everyone for their continued help. Please sign up for April and May!
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: The pantry is looking for volunteers to help out at the Pantry. Please call them to sign up to help.
Reminder to pay your dues: You can send in a check or pay online using PayPal at:
Guest Speaker: President Elect Clyde Cushing was our speaker this week.  Clyde spoke about his vision for next year and would like to see more Fellowship and Service. 
Clyde organized a breakout session where club members got into small groups and were provided questions to answer about how we can change our club for next year that included projects, fundraising and weekly meetings. Members on Zoom also participated.
Everyone turned in their answers with Clyde and he will share with us the information soon.  
Reminders: Next week is the Honor’s Banquet. Please arrive at 5:15pm at China Hill. 
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson