Our guest speaker was Rotarian Peter Farragher of the Downeast Family YMCA. 
On Tuesday, August 4th 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 Ashley Johnson.
The pledge was led by Carl Lusby, Ashley Johnson took notes and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Guests: Kylie Bragdon
Birthdays: Larry Johnston on August 4th and Alan Baker on August 7th. Happy Birthday!
Wedding Anniversaries: Peter and Pi Collier on August 4th. Congratulations!
Club Anniversaries: Irv Hodgkin 29 Years on July 29th. Congratulations!
Checking In/Happy Dollars:  Tony and Julie Bouchard, Ashley Johnson, Marian and Dave Wells, Clyde Cushing, Jodie Cushing, Pam Cushing, Allegra Pellerano, Dan Frye, Carl Lusby, Tracy Shaffer, Lincoln and Debbie Ehrlenbach, Iris Simon, Scott Kimball, Gene Pellerano, Fred Beyer, Laura Pellerano, Max Dietshe, Peter Farragher, Linda Fuller, Rod Fox, JoAnn Brown, Jo Cooper and Rhonda Parker.
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. Blood Drive at Elks Lodge: Tuesday, August 11th and August 25th from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Contact Scott Kimball to volunteer.
  2. 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! 
  3. International Update: Dave Wells is looking for members to join the International Committee this year. Please let him know if you are interested in joining. The Wheelchair distribution has been delayed due to COVID-19 to Panama. 120 wheelchairs are currently being manufactured. The Bar Harbor Club and The Bangor Breakfast Club are part of this project.
  4. Download ClubRunner App: Reminder to download the ClubRunner app on to your smart phones or devices. An email was sent out on how to set it up.  It is a wonderful and highly recommended!
  5. Tracy Shaffer thanked the club for their happy dollar donations from the last quarter to Everybody Eats. 
Guest Speaker:  This week’s guest speaker was Rotarian Peter Farragher of Downeast Family YMCA.
Peter talked about the challenges of reopening the Downeast Family YMCA during COVID-19. He explained how communication is very important within the community, the staff, and the families they provide services to. There were a lot of concerns during the shutdown. The unknown is scary.
The fitness center opened back up along with the Summer Camp in early June.  Summer camp is only open to Maine Residents this year. All staff are working hard to keep everyone safe during this difficult time.
Peter is hoping for more growth in the fall. There has been a 40-50% drop since COVID-19 in March. They are waiting to see what the local schools will decide as that will make an impact on after school care and daycare.
The New Blue Hill Fitness Center is scheduled to open in October. The equipment has been ordered and tours are scheduled to be given in September. 
There is a possibility of youth sports to be delayed due to COVID-19. Everyone is working to make sure things move along and following the guidelines to be safe.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson