From last nights transition to our new program year, with outgoing President Tracy Shaffer giving awards and welcoming new President Jo Cooper.
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Opening Ceremonies: President Tracy Shaffer called the meeting to order. Our invocation was given by Laurie Fogelman and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. The Greeter was Grace Robinson and the Well Wisher at the end of our meeting was Marian Wells. Julie and Tony Bouchard served as Sargent At Arms.
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons.

Guests: John Shoppe and Grace Robinson.  
Club Anniversaries: Jane Langley – June 26, 2007, Micki Sumpter – June 30, 2005, Larry Fernald – July 1, 1975, Rob Hemenway – July 1, 2014,
Birthdays: Allegra Pellerano – June 27.
Wedding Anniversaries: Debbie and Lincoln Ehrlenbach – June 26, 1976, Laura and Gene Pellerano – June 29, Dave and Susan Wheaton – June 30, 2007, Carolyn and Zanny Stwertka – July 1, 2012.
Door Prizes: Winners were Laura Pellerano, Gene Pellerano, Carol Jordan, Dave Parsons, and Jane Langley.
50/50: $17 went to Irv Hodgkin who donated most of it back for the cause. Happy Dollars this quarter will go to the Allan Fitch Fund at The Grand.  

Happy Dollars: Scott Kimball was happy about the completion of the playground project for Special Children’s Friends and that if we have our health we are fortunate, Marian and David Wells and Lincoln Ehrlenbach were happy for the successful completion of the Dominican Republic wheelchair project with 420 chairs distributed to those in need. Many members were happy for the safe return of our wheelchair team and also for Tracy’s year as President of the club and for a successful coming year under Jo Cooper’s leadership. Gracie Robinson was happy that her mom, Jodie Cushing, is getting better after knee surgery. Jim Vickers noted that his daughter had passed away at the age of 59 but a new great grandson has been born.
Rotary Business: New Greeter and Well Wisher lists for the first quarter were passed around for signup. Volunteers are needed by the Heart of Ellsworth for the big downtown event on Saturday and also by the Bar Harbor/MDI Club on July 4 from 6 am to 2 pm for their breakfast and lobster dinner.
Program: Final officer reports were provided.
Secretary: We currently have:
66 RI and District Active  members
7 Active Exempt
5 Honorary - Beal, Farrar, Povich, Susina, Vickers
69 Club Active members
1 Active Family Affiliate
2 Active Corporate Affiliate
K Huitt, J Sinclair –
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
We held 43 meetings this year, not including tonight. Our attendance percentage, including makeups for the year is: 66.51%. Nine club members were presented with Perfect Attendance Certificates. Several members were presented with pin tabs to recognize their years in Rotary including Larry Barnes for 35 years and Larry Johnston for 30 years.
Treasurer: We ended the current year with a net profit of about $4,397. Cash on hand is $22,907.68. Wheelchair project funds available to match District grants are a little over $3,000. Happy Dollars for this quarter so far are $557.
Club Service: Jane Langley, Director for the past two years, noted that she has tried to provide a varied program list meant to inform and educate, to stretch our minds, and provide enjoyment.
Tracy Shaffer presented certificates of recognition and tokens of appreciation to many members for their contributions this year.
Tracy, with support from Lincoln and Dave Wells, then installed Jo Cooper as President for our 2019-2020 Rotary year. Jo introduced and installed the new slate of officers and directors for the year:
Laura Pellerano – President Elect
Gene Pellerano – Vice President
Clyde Cushing – Secretary
Debbie Ehrlenbach – Treasurer
Laurie Fogelman – Club Service Director
Marc Rich – Community Service Director
Gene Pellerano – International Director
Debbie Ehrlenbach – Vocational and Youth Services Director
Marian Wells – Membership Director, assisted by Alison Howaniec
Jack Frost – Foundation Chair, assisted by Ken Huitt
Cindy Shoppe – Community Support Chair
Ashley Johnson – Publicity and Public Relations Chair
Julie and Tony Bouchard – Sergeants At Arms
Jo reviewed the Rotary International theme for the new year: Rotary Connects the World. She also reviewed her goals for the coming year for our club.
Respectfully submitted,
Charlene Churchill