Our guest speaker this week was Heather Florio, CEO of Desert Harvest. 
On Tuesday, April 6th 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 Carl Lusby.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Carl Lusby and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Rotary Anniversaries: Jo Cooper, 7 Years on April 8th. Happy Anniversary!
Birthdays: Linda Fuller on April 11th. Happy Birthday!
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons.
Guests: Bob and Mary Thomas
4th Quarter Happy Dollars: The Ellsworth Rotary Foundation
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Julie and Tony Bouchard, Dave and Marian Wells, Iris Simon, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Ashley Johnson, Rod Fox, Carl Lusby 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. If you do end up volunteering please make sure to send Jodie your hours.
  1. Membership Update: A membership survey was emailed out to all club members. Please take a moment and fill out online.
  2. Service Projects – Card Brook Clean-up April 24th 9:30am to Noon. Please let Jodie Cushing 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!
  1. Blood Drive: Max Dietshe thanked everyone for their help during the month of March. He will send out an email to sign up for the Blood Drives during the month of April. Please help if you can.
  2. Walk for 4th Quarter Happy Dollars: Come Join us on April 17, 2021 at 10 AM at the Ellsworth High School Parking to join in our Walk for Fourth Quarter Happy Dollars. This last quarter Happy Dollars is going to The Rotary Club of Ellsworth Foundation which funds our scholarships. A short or long walk on the Ellsworth trail with fellow Rotarians to meet and catch up and see what we really look like after a year apart. Suggested donation is $10. Hope to see you then and please bring 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!
Guest Speaker: This week's guest speaker was Heather Florio, CEO of Desert Harvest. Its mission is to meet or exceed their customer's expectations by providing only the highest quality nutritional supplements and natural skincare products.
Desert Harvest has spent over two decades focusing on the overall health needs of those underserved and living with under-recognized conditions worldwide. Desert Harvest was the first to discover the symptom-relieving benefits of Super-Strength Freeze-Dried Aloe Vera, born out of a need to help a family member suffering from a bladder condition.
Today, Desert Harvest meets the relief needs for people suffering from urological, women’s health issues, sexual health issues, radiation oncology therapy, and more, with the highest quality, scientifically studied, all-natural supplements, and skincare. All Desert Harvest Aloe Vera products are formulated specifically to maximize the benefits of the entire Aloe leaf to capture the plant's fullest potential and all products are paraben-free, non-GMO, have no fillers, artificial ingredients, or artificial preservatives. 
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson