This week’s guest speaker was Rachel Bousquet. Rachel is the Executive Director of KidsPeace Maine & New England.
Opening Ceremonies:  President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Invocation was read by Clyde Cushing and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms:  Bob and Mary Thomas
Birthdays: Ashley Johnson 12/16 Happy Birthday!
Club Anniversaries: Lee Beal 50 Years, Linda Fuller 17 Years, Scott Kimball 17 Years
Guests:  Michael Houslen, Brielle Johnson
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were: Ray Williams and Carl Lusby
Find Romey the Rotary Gnome:  Marian Wells found him!
$50/50: $8 to Clyde Cushing
Happy Dollars: 2nd Quarter Happy Dollars will go towards Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital’s Urology Department for Men’s Health.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: Clyde Cushing, Dave Wells, Nancy Mayo, Jack Frost, Barbara Clark, Kelly Brown, Jodie Cushing, Scott Kimball, Carl Lusby, Lori Googins, Fred Beyer and Michael Houslen
Loaves and Fishes Donation:  President Clyde Cushing presented a check to Loaves and Fishes Executive Director in the amount of $2,500. The money was raised from the Food Drive in November. 
Fellowship Update: Christmas Party: The Club Christmas party is Tuesday, December 20th at China Hill. $20 Yankee Swap Gift card – please wrap.
Rotary Blood Drives at the Elks Club: Max Dietshe reported sign-ups for the blood drive are going well for November, so look ahead to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Sign up with Max Dietshe.  Please send all your community service hours to Max!
Greeter and Invocation Sign up Lists: We are still in need for Rotarians to help sign up to be a Greeter or give the Invocation at our weekly meetings. Please help.
Guest Speaker:  This week’s guest speaker was Rachel Bousquet. Rachel is the Executive Director of KidsPeace Maine & New England.
She's worked at KidsPeace for over 9 years and overseas the Education, Residential, and Foster Care and Community Programs. Rachel is passionate about KidsPeace's mission to offer hope, help, and healing to our children, adults, and those who love them. She believes in "service leadership", where she and her leadership team are there to serve the Staff and the Clients. Rachel is a premiere advocate for children and mental health services. She is involved in everything from administration and legislation to having lunch with a child and joining in activities with her Staff. 
KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. Founded in 1882, KidsPeace provides a unique psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help people in need overcome challenges and transform their lives. The experts at KidsPeace provide emotional and physical health care and educational services in an atmosphere of teamwork, compassion and creativity.
At its Graham Lake Campus in Ellsworth, ME, KidsPeace offers residential services for young people on the autism spectrum and youth requiring 24-hour clinical, residential and educational services and supervision. 
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson