Chrissi Maguire was our speaker, she spoke to us about the MDI Hospital. We also inducted 2 new members Bob and Mary Thomas.  #ellsworthrotary #wearerotary #peopleofaction #district7790
On Tuesday, June 1st at 6:00 PM, our club had a virtual meeting over the telephone and internet via Zoom.  President Laura Pellerano started the meeting.
Invocation was read by Rob Hemenway.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rob Hemenway and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Wedding Anniversaries: Cindy and John Shoppe 48 Years on June 1st.  Happy Anniversary!
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons
4th Quarter Happy Dollars: The Ellsworth Rotary Foundation
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Dave Wells, Larry Johnston, Iris Simon, Carl Lusby, Julie Bouchard, Bob Thomas, Tracy Shaffer, Marian Wells, JoAnn Brown.
Don’t forget about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
Happy Dollars and Polio Donations: Treasurer Debbie Ehrlenbach would like all Happy Dollars and Polio Plus donations to be mailed in a.s.a.p. to Rotary Club of Ellsworth, PO Box 741, Ellswoth, ME 04605.
Rotary Business:

Member Induction: Bob and Mary Thomas were both inducted into the club as our newest club members! Congratulations and welcome!!
  1.  Upcoming Events:
  • Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Night – via Zoom June 8th at 6:00pm
  • June 26,2021 - Kidspeace Golf Tournament - more details to come.
  • July 20, 2021 – Private Charter Cruise with Linda Greenlaw: Save Tuesday, July 20th on your calendar from 6-8 PM for a Rotary Sunset Cruise on the boat “Select” with Captain Linda Greenlaw, author and owner of Linda Greenlaw Charters. The two-hour cruise will launch from Perry’s Dock on Newbury Neck and parking will be available at the Sea Shed Gift Shop at 1049 Newbury Neck in Surry. More details to follow with a chance to reserve your space.  An opportunity to reserve a lobster roll or chicken sandwich will be included during registration. Sign up with Ashley Johnson!
  • September 10-11,2021 - Northern Light Maine Coast Schoodic Scramble. Friday 10/11 set up and 9/11 tournament volunteers would need to be there 7am until 5pm. Shifts can be shared! Please contact JoAnn Brown to help out.
  1. Blood Drive: Max Dietshe thanked everyone for continued help with the Blood Drives. He will send out an email to sign up for future dates. Please help if you can.
Guest Speaker: This week’s guest speaker was Christina “Chrissi” Maguire. Chrissi has worked at MDI Hospital Organization for over 10 years and currently is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization which encompasses the MDI Hospital and the Birch Bay Retirement Village located in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Chrissi has been in or around the Healthcare arena for over 25 years, her acumen for health care, financial structure and innovation is most noted in our ongoing strategic efforts and commitment to moving Hospital’s forward in an ever-changing fiscal environment.
Chrissi talked about the history of the Hospital. Since it was established in 1897, the non-profit hospital has grown into a premier rural healthcare organization with a retirement community and six primary care health centers, as well as a full-service behavioral health center and a dental clinic.
Today, MDI Hospital employs more than 500 people and is the second-largest employer on Mount Desert Island.
A new MRI unit is coming to the hospital. It has broken ground on the project. The fixed-place MRI allows for better imaging services. They are hoping to be able to give their first scans by mid-August. The cost of the project is about 3.5 million.
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson