Opening Ceremonies: President Jo Cooper called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Jo Cooper and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Nancy Mayo
Well Wisher: Jackie Sinclair
Sargent at Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard
Guests: Grace Robinson
Birthdays: Peter Collier
Club Anniversaries: Trish Quirk, Fred Beyer and Tracy Shaffer
Door Prizes: Travel mug Jack Frost, Garden Flags – Larry Fernald, Burlap bags from Rooster Brothers
Happy Dollars Highlights: This quarter will be used to help "Pack a bag" for the Panama Wheelchair Distribution. Happy Rotarians were Iris Simon, Nancy Mayo, Jane Langley, Jack Frost, Fred Beyer, Scott Kimball, Gene Pellerano, Laura Pellerano, Jo Cooper and Alicia Johnson. Ruth Moore- Received $4,500 grant and needs to find a service project for May to June.
Rotary Business:
  • We have a new speaker cord. Larry Johnston broke his leg and is recovering with family in Vermont. Phone number and Email address will be sent to all.
  • Everybody Eats:  Trach Shaffer thanked those who volunteered and mentioned volunteer opportunities still exist for several shifts (3-6 or 2:45-5 and 3-6pm during the month of February and March every Monday.
  • Foundation: Jack Frost encouraged all to participate and he’s looking for 100% , “Every Rotarian Every Year”
  • Rotary Pancake Breakfast will be the 1st weekend in August. We have tent and location.
  • Rotary Charity Auction planning meeting is Tuesday, February 18th at China Hill at 4:30pm. All are welcome to help plan.  Future PR pictures will be placed on our  Facebook page. Contact Laura Pellerano.
Program/Speaker:  Gene Pellerano introduced Christian Parish, the founder of The Purple Iris Foundation and staff members Chris Lovely and Kelly Hall. She spoke of her journey with pancreatic cancer (11 year survivor) and the services which her organization provides. Chris Lovely leads their outdoor program which features rock climbing, snow shoe trips, a whitewater rafting fundraiser, and jumping from planes through the Maine Veterans Project.
Respectfully submitted by Fred Beyer