Opening Ceremonies: President Ashley Johnson called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Rotarian Rod Fox and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. The greeter was Rotarian Pam Cushing.
Visiting Rotarians: We had no visiting Rotarians this week.
Makeups: Jim Vickers, Marshall Smith, Terri Stephens, Gene Pellerano, and Scott Kimball will receive makeups for the outdoor cleanup work they did at Friendship Cottage on Saturday, June 4.
Club Anniversaries: Cheryl Callnan – June 11, 2013.
Birthdays:  Terri Stephens had a birthday on June 12 and Michael Povich on June 17.
Wedding Anniversaries: We had no wedding anniversaries.
Guests: None this evening.
Door Prizes: A bottle of wine went home with Iris Simon.
50/50: Scott Kimball won the 50/50 of $17. He donated it all back and he and Alan Baker spoke about a new publication called “Come Home To Maine” intended to encourage people to retire in ME.
Happy Dollars: 4th quarter Happy Dollars will go to the DEFYMCA climbing wall for kids at the Moore Center. Several members gave dollars in honor of our new Paul Harris Fellows and some new Fellows gave dollars to say that they were happy to be honored with a PHF. Iris Simon was happy to give us a Chris Coleman update. He will be in Portsmouth, NH for four days prior to heading to sea again to go to Ireland.
Rotary Business: There will be a Pancake Breakfast meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 pm at Betty’s Hilltop House. Signup sheet for taking notes for the newsletter for the first quarter of the new year was passed around. President Ashley and Auction Chair Carl presented the first check for $7,500 from the auction proceeds to Gail Thompson from The Grand. The second check will be presented as soon as all bills are received. President Ashley presented Rotarian Larry Barnes with his pin for his second Paul Harris Fellow. President Ashley read two invitations – one from Friendship Cottage and one from the Augusta Rotary Club which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. These will be shared with the full membership by email.
Program: Club officers and Avenue of Service Directors presented their quarterly and year end reports to the club. Our club currently has 61 active and active exempt members and 5 honorary members. We are currently in good shape financially after the annual auction. We submitted two grants to the District in April and both have been approved. One grant is to purchase and distribute wheelchairs in Honduras. The second grant is to provide some of the equipment needed for an expanded facility at Special Children’s Friends, a nonprofit organization serving children with autism. Jane Langley reported on the projects that were assisted this year through the Community Support budget of $9,000.
Respectfully submitted,
Charlene Churchill