Opening Ceremonies:  President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
 
Greeter:  Scott Kimball
 
Invocation was read by Clyde Cushing and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Sergeant at Arms:  Tony and Julie Bouchard (filling in for Bob and Mary)
 
Guests:  Grace Robinson, John Shoppe and Kelly Brown of The Next Step
 
Birthdays:  Happy Birthday to Jodie Cushing, Larry Johnston and Alan Baker
 
Wedding Anniversary: JoAnn Brown got married last week. Congratulations!
 
Door Prizes:  The lucky winners were Ray Williams, Pam Cushing, Clyde Cushing, Grace Robinson, Tony Bouchard and Marian Wells.
 
Julie Bouchard was the winner of the Rotary Gnome this week. 
 
50/50: $7 to Scott Kimball and he donated it all to the cause
 
Happy Dollars: 1st Quarter Happy Dollars will go to Downeast Horizons Special Olympics Program. The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: Scott Kimball, Clyde Cushing, Dom Efter, Fred Beyer, Marian Wells, and Dave Wells.
 
Rotary Business:
 
Pancake Breakfast:  Dave Wells updated the club on the status of planning the breakfast.  He encouraged all Rotarians to purchase tickets and donate them to business colleagues, family, friends or donate them to the club for Downeast Horizon’s consumers.  The banner is up on Main Street! On Friday, August 5th at 1:00 pm all able-bodied Rotarians are asked to meet at U-Haul Storage on 1A to help transport grills and other equipment to the tent at the YMCA.  We need to have all grills set up before 3:30 as that is when Dead River will be there to hookup the bulk tank to the larger grills.  Remember all hands-on deck Saturday, August 6th at 6:00 am.
 
Community Service:  Max Dietshe reported that the Maine Coast Hospital is seeking volunteers for the Schoodic Scramble in September.  More details to come.  As always opportunities to volunteer from noon to 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays at the Red Cross Blood Drive are available.
 
Blue Hill Fair Pie Booth: Friday, September 2nd. Make Fruit pies or help sell pies and coffee at the booth. A sign-up sheet will go around soon.
 
Downeast Horizons Color Fun 5K: Saturday, September 10th. Rotarians are welcome to sign-up to help with this community event. Volunteer options are to help pass out water at a water station, help with parking or direct runners and walkers on the race route. Volunteer hours will be from 8:00am to 11:00am.
 
Guest Speaker: Local Author Jay White spoke about his published book that is available ton Amazon “Poems of a Gentle Soul” Jay spoke about his journey of writing and publishing the book. His book is a collection of poems written over several years, featuring themes of Kindness, Education and Bravery. The original, meaningful illustrations are in sympathy with the poems. He read a few poems from his book to club members.
 
 
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson
 
 
 
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