Opening Ceremonies: President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Greeter: Grace Robinson

Invocation was read by Ashley Johnson and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms: Bob and Mary Thomas
Guests:  Grace Robinson and John Shoppe
Wedding Anniversaries: Rod and Cindy Fox and Jackie Sinclair and her husband Michael 
Birthdays: Fred Beyer and Iris Simon. The club sang Happy Birthday!
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were Carl Lusby, Ray Williams, Grace Robinson, Dom Efter and Cindy Shoppe.
50/50: $10 to Grace Robinson
1st Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards Downeast Horizons Special Olympics Program.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: Grace Robinson, Rebecca Greenlaw, Rhonda Parker, Dom Efter, Carl Lusby, Marian Wells, Dave Wells, Tracy Shaffer, Ray Williams and Clyde Cushing.
Rotary Business:
Membership Dues are due end of June: Reminder Club members voted in favor of raising the annual dues for Fiscal/Rotary year 2022-2023 to $300 for an individual, $350 for family and $450 for corporate membership.  Bills will go out Jun 1, 2022 and dues will be Due June 30, 2022.  If you want to split the dues into two payments the second payment will be due by December 31,2022.
Pay your dues: You can send in a check or pay online using PayPal at:
Ellsworth Rotary Blueberry Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, August 6th under the Tent at the Ellsworth YMCA parking lot. All Rotarians are needed to help! Please save the date and bring your family and friends to volunteer as well. Lincoln will be sending an email of what each member can sign up for on the day of the event. Dave will be passing out a sign-up sheet for those who can bring propane tanks for the grills. We will need 12. We are working on getting donations and items for the breakfast. Cost of tickets are $9.00 for Adults and Under 10 years is $5.00.
Help with Door Prizes: We are getting low on door prizes for the weekly meetings. Please bring in a few items.
Upcoming Service Projects:
Ellsworth Uptown Market: July 9th and 10th - Our club will have a table to sell crafts, antiques and yard sale items. Please donate and help! This event is held at the TJ Maxx Parking Lot in Ellsworth.  Items we don’t sell we will donate to Goodwill.
Make-Ups and Community Service Hours: Please let Jodie Cushing and Marian Wells know if you do any community service or makeups throughout the week.
Blood Drive: The Blood Drive is the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Max Dietshe thanks everyone for their continued help. Please sign up!
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: The pantry is looking for volunteers to help out at the Pantry. Please call them to sign up to help.
Guest Speaker: President Clyde Cushing
Clyde introduced this year’s officers and directors:
Debbie Ehrlenbach – President Elect
Jodie Cushing – Vice President
Marian Wells – Secretary
Rhonda Parker – Treasurer
Rebecca Greenlaw – Club Service Director
Max Dietshe – Community Service Director
Dave Wells – International Director
Tracy Shaffer – Vocational and Youth Services Director
JoAnn Brown – Membership Director,
Lincoln Ehrlenbach – Foundation Chair
Cindy Shoppe – Community Support Chair
Ashley Johnson – Publicity and Public Relations Chair
Bob and Mary Thomas – Sergeants at Arms
The Rotary International theme for the new year is “Imagine Rotary” All members who were present at tonight’s meeting receive the new theme pin.
New Ideas and Changes for the Club:
New Committee: Fellowship Committee
Purpose: To help facilitate Fellowship activities among the members.
  • Send out Birthday Cards and Get Wells Cards
  • To help recognize our members both inside and out of Rotary
  • To create “Fellowship Moments” throughout our meetings and functions
  • To help keep the FUN in Rotary
Chair: Vice President Jodie Cushing. Any members who are interested in joining this committee, please see Jodie!
Clyde shared the District Governor’s Citation for this year. Ways to get bronze, silver or gold.
Weekly Club Meetings:
Two guest speakers per month only
1 Fellowship activity per month
1 Business Presentation per month
Would like to see an increase of 25% of members to attend weekly meetings and functions within the club. We would like to see everyone again! 
Fundraising: Need to create and successfully hold fundraising events this year. If any members have ideas please let Clyde know! 
Would like to see a increase in youth engagement from our club at the local schools: EHS, EEMS, HCTC. Strengthen the EHS Interact Club and start a new interact Club at Sumner High School. 
Final Goal: HAVE FUN!!!
District 7790 Club Goals:
Members and Engagement Goals:
  • Add 2 members
  • 4 Members will participate will participate in leadership development programs or activities
  • 2 Members will attend the district conference
  • 3 club committee chairs will attend a district training
  • The club will hold 4 social activities
Rotary Foundation Goals:
  • The club will donate $7,000 to the Annual Fund
  • The club will donate $1,500 to Polio Plus
Service Goals:
  • 23 members will participate in a service project
  • The club will participate in 12 service projects
Young Leaders Goals:
  • The club will continue to sponsor the Interact Club at Ellsworth High School
Public Image Goals:
  • The club’s online presence will continue to reflect our activities
  • The club will update its website and social media 4 times a month
  • The Club will attempt to have the media cover 3 of our events
  • The club will use Rotary branding
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson