Membership Passport Program: Rotarians Andrea Mason and Jackie Clough both completed the Membership Passport Program checklist and both received Rotary Club of Ellsworth Sweatshirts! Congrats!
Opening Ceremonies: Vice President Jo Cooper called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Bruce Fisher and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Clyde Cushing
Make-ups: All Rotarians who worked at the Pancake Breakfast, Lincoln and Debbie Ehrlenbach visited the Bar Harbor Club and Waterville Club and Jack Frost attended the Ellsworth Noontime Club
Guests: Allegra Pellerano
Birthdays: Jane Langley August 15th and Marshall Smith August 20th. The club sang Happy Birthday to both members.
Rotary Minute: Dave Wells shared a Rotary Minute of the Wheelchair Project
Door Prizes: Jane Langley won a Blue Hill Art Poster, Jackie Clough won a Rotary Tie, Suellen Speed won a Rotary Scarf and Terri Stephens won a bottle of wine.
50/50: $11.00 to Clyde Cushing
Happy Dollars Highlights: Clyde Cushing, Iris Simon, Suellen Speed,  Dave Wells, Charlene Churchill, Marshall Smith, Terri Stephens, Gene Pellerano, Allegra Pellerano,  Rod Fox, Dan Hurley, Larry Johnston, Marian Wells, Pam Cushing, Andrea Mason and Jo Cooper all gave happy dollars this week. All dollars this quarter will go towards the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Bullet Proof Vest for Finn.
Rotary Business:  
  1. Jo Cooper presented a Paul Harris+1 Pin to Larry Fernald! Congrats Larry!
  2. Rotary Leadership Institute will be on Saturday November 18th at the Auburn-Lewiston College. Please let Scott know if you are interested in attending the training.
  3. Rotary Brew Fellowship will be on Saturday, September 2nd at the Atlantic Brewing Company at 1:00pm. Please let Scott know if you would like to attend.
  4. Literacy Training - On September 12th, our speaker will stay for a literacy training program after the meeting for those interested.
  5. Upcoming Service Projects: Loaves & Fishes Blue Hill Pie Booth- we need more pies and more volunteers to work the 5:00pm – 7:00pm Shift and the 7:00pm – 9:00pm Shift. Please contact Clyde Cushing to sign-up.
  6. Passport Program: Andrea Mason and Jackie Clough both completed the Membership Passport Program checklist and both received Rotary Club of Ellsworth Sweatshirts! Congrats!
  7. Next week our meeting will be at the Moore Community Center Auditorium as our guest speaker will be Senator Susan Collins. All Rotarians MUST RSVP to Jane Langley or Scott Kimball ASAP.
Program/Speaker: Susan Letcher was our guest speaker this week.
Isis and Jackrabbit are the trail names of two young women from Maine (also known as Susan Letcher and Lucy Letcher) who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia and then "yo-yoed," turned around and headed back the other way.

Over 1000 miles in each direction, hiking the Appalachian Trail takes one over mountains, through valleys, past towns, and through untouched wilderness. The hike takes months and weather conditions can vary from snow to sweltering summer heat along the course. Not only did Isis and Jackrabbit make this incredible trek, but, the fellow AT hikers, Isis and Jackrabbit did most of it free of footwear--that's right--BAREFOOT! This somewhat unheard of choice of gear has gotten the sisters much attention during their hike, from others hikers and the press. Most people can't imagine the feet being able to handle such a journey unprotected. Of course, they can!
Susan and Lucy have written two books about their experience and can be found at Sherman's Bookstore!
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson