Opening Ceremonies: President Scott Kimball called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Larry Fernald and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Gene Pellerano
Guests: Marc Rich
Birthdays: Tracy Shaffer, Tony Bouchard
Club Anniversaries: Alan Baker, Ashley Johnson, Becky Sargent, Arlyn Whitelaw
Door Prizes:  Bottle of Wine to Jim Vickers, Can of Nuts to Tony Bouchard, Bird Feeder to Jo Cooper, Bottle of Wine to Suellen Speed and Chocolates to Rod Fox.
Rotary Minute: Jo Cooper gave the Rotary minute
50/50: $14.00 to Allegra Pellerano
Happy Dollars Highlights: Peter Farragher, Dom Efter, Carl Lusy, Dave Wells, Ashley Johnson, Suellen Speed, Charlene Churchill, Jo Cooper, Ray Williams, Allegra Pellerano, Gene Pellerano, Tracy Shaffer, Rod Fox, and Clyde Cushing. All Happy Dollars this quarter will go towards the Care Packages for the Wheelchair Project to the Dominican Republic.
Rotary Business:  
1. The Ugly Sweater contest raised $132.00 towards The Next Step! 
2. School Snow Day Chart is passed around weekly. All dollars will go towards the WHCA THAW Fund.
3. HCTC Night will be on Tuesday January 16th. This is a re-scheduled date from December that was canceled.
4. NEW Blue Cups are here for Polio Plus donations!
Program/Speaker: Tim McCluskey was our guest speaker this week. Tim is currently the K-4 Principal at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School (EEMS). He has been in education going on 18 years and has worked in all levels K-12. During his teaching years, he also coached football, basketball and baseball at MS and HS levels.
Tim provided the EMMS Volunteer Training to the club for our Rotary Early Literacy Program.
At EEMS and the ESD, value parents and community members who wish to volunteer in their schools. 
Before being accepted to volunteer, all volunteers must attend a training session once per year * and also have their name/information go through a criminal background check through the Maine State Police at no cost to the individual. 
Volunteer forms were passed out to club members. Please fill out and return to Clyde Cushing a.s.a.p.

If you missed tonight’s meeting, please call Tim McCluskey at 667-6241 ext. 2010 for more information about the Volunteer Training Program or to find out when the next training session will be offered.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson