State Representative Nicole Grohoski was our guest speaker and  Rotarian Clyde got some practice in for his presidential year next year as he hosted our meeting while the club president was not able to attend. #ellsworthrotary #peopleofaction #wearerotary #district7790
Opening Ceremonies: President Elect Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Invocation by read by Rebecca Greenlaw and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
 Guests: John Shoppe, Grace Robinson
Visiting Rotarians: Helen and Dick Anderson of California
Birthdays: Marshall Smith and Carolyn Stwertka. Happy Birthday!
Wedding Anniversaries: Ashley and Aaron Johnson. Happy Anniversary!
Door Prizes: Winners were Scott Kimball, Pam Cushing, Jodie Cushing, Ashley Johnson, Jim Vickers, and Mary Thomas.
50/50: $12 to Bill Casale
1st Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards The Next Step.
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Bill Casale, Carl Lusby, Rebecca Greenlaw, Marshall Smith, Clyde Cushing and Helen Anderson
Rotary Business:  
  • Clubrunner Mobile Reminder: ClubRunner Mobile is a wonderful tool allowing membership directory data to be available at your fingertips as well as other club information such as weekly newsletters, upcoming events, guest speakers and meetings.   It is a great companion to our ClubRunner website. Click on the link below to get started!
Upcoming Community Service Events:
  • Blue Hill Fair Pie Booth: September 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Help is needed. Please sign up with Jodie.
  • Northern Light Maine Coast Schoodic Scramble: September 10-11,2021 – A sign-up sheet was passed around this week. Please contact Jodie to sign up.  
  • Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, September 25th. More information to come and help is needed! Please contact Dave Wells to sign up. We have put applications to both the Moore Center and the EEMS for use of their buildings. We have not heard from them yet.
  • Blood Drive: Max Dietshe thanked everyone for continued help with the Blood Drives. He will send out an email to sign up for future dates. Please help if you can.
Guest Speaker: Rep. Nicole Grohoski is serving her second term in the Maine House.
Grohoski is a geographic information system (GIS) specialist and cartographer and works for a small, Maine-based mapping company. She grew up in Ellsworth and graduated from Middlebury College, where she studied environmental studies and chemistry with a minor in math.
She has served as a volunteer firefighter and now volunteers with Green Ellsworth, the Heart of Ellsworth, and Meals on Wheels and is a board member for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which she was the first woman to thru-paddle in 2006.
In her first term, Grohoski served as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, where she has been a passionate advocate for affordable and reliable electricity, universal broadband, and internet privacy and against the CMP Corridor. Her other policy priorities include more affordable health care, lower property taxes, and environmental protection.
Rep. Grohoski is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy Utilities and Technology.
Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Energy policy, including energy resources, efficiency and conservation; insulation; electric industry, including supply, transmission and distribution; natural gas industry; telecommunications industry, including mobile, telephone, Internet, broadband and cable television services; E-9-1-1; water and sewer utilities, including district charters; Public Utilities Commission; Office of the Public Advocate; Governor’s Office of Independence and Security; and Efficiency Maine Trust.
Click on the link below to see all bills, joint resolutions and orders Nicole sponsored or cosponsored this session, as well as legislative sentiments that honor and recognize people from our district and throughout the state.
Contact Nicole:
PO Box 1732, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 358-8333
Clyde reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson