This week’s guest speaker was Andrew Sankey. Andrew serves as the Emergency Management director for Hancock County, Maine.
On Tuesday, August 25th 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 Laura Pellerano.
The pledge was led by Laura Pellerano, Ashley Johnson took notes and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Guests: Andrew Sankey
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons
Wedding Anniveraries: Fred and Lesile Beyer 51 Years on August 30th. Congratulations! 
Club Anniversaries: Jodie Cushing 2 Year on August 28th. Congratulations!
Checking In/Happy Dollars:  Allegra Pellerano, Laura Pellerano, Ashley Johnson, Jo Cooper, Dan Frye, Julie and Tony Bouchard, Rod Fox, Gene Pellerano, Marian and Dave Wells, Carl Lusby, Tracy Shaffer, Debbie and Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Max Dietshe, Jack Frost, Scott Kimball, Clyde Cushing, Jodie Cushing, Pam Cushing.
All Happy Dollars goes towards Forgotten Felines this quarter. They rescue and rehome Rehabilitate and provide assistance with spay and neutering stray and feral cats. They are 100% funded by donations and funds raised from yard sales and craft fairs. 
Don’t forget about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
Rotary Business:
  1. Membership Update: JoAnn Brown reported the committee is encouraging members to bring a perspective member to a meeting to be entered into a drawing for a gift card! The Passport Program is up and running again this year. Please fill out the passport by July 31st of 2021 and you will receive a Rotary Vest! 
  2. Foundation Update: Lincoln Ehrlenbach shared his goals for the year. Our club goal is to raise $6,000 to the Annual Fund. Lincoln believes we can and will do more than that. He would like to see 100% club participation towards Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY).
He reminded everyone that if you donate to the Annual Fund, 50% of it comes back to the District in 3 years. Money is distributed to clubs for grants for their communities. $70,000 came back to our district in 2019/2020. $60,000 has been approved for 2020/2021.
Those who donate will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card! Jo Cooper won a $10 Gift Card to Dunkin Donuts!
As of today, Africa has been officially free of wild polio!! This is amazing!
  1. Community Service Update: Jodie Cushing reported the Next Step Playground will be worked on either Saturday September 12th or Saturday September 19th. She will be finalizing the details soon.
Guest Speaker:  This week’s guest speaker was Andrew Sankey. Andrew has served as the Emergency Management director for Hancock County, Maine, since February, 2012. He is a Maine Certified Emergency Manager and holds both the Professional Development Series and Advanced Professional Series FEMA practitioner certifications issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Andrew spoke to the club about personal and community disasters and shared the following information:
Severe Storms
Solar MCE
Human Caused
(Intent, Negligence, Error)
Criminal Acts
Infrastructure Failure
“Taking Care of the Community begins with Taking Care of One’s Self!
Personal & Household Preparedness – Having one’s house in order…
● Communications (American Red Cross’ Safe & Well, 1-844-782-9441)
● Foods
● Fuels
● Medicines (& DME!)
● Cash
● Pets/Livestock
Thanks for your interest in preparedness planning for your home, business and community!
For more info/materials, please contact Hancock County EMA, (207) 667-8126,
Facebook: Hancock County, Maine, Emergency Management Agency, Twitter: @HancockCtyEMA
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson