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.
Schoodic Scramble at Grindstone Neck, Saturday, September 10. Multiple volunteers opportunities available from early til late. Sign up here.
Loaves & Fishes Pie Booth at the Blue Hill Fair, Thursday, September 1 - Saturday, September 3. We need folks to staff the booth and we also need pie bakers (fruit pies and anything that doesn't need refrigeration). Volunteers should wear their Rotary shirts and enter through the Green gate. If you volunteer, you get free admission! Sign up here
Blood Drive at the Elks: Thanks in advancing for signing up and making this a continued win for our club. Sign up here.
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