Opening Ceremonies:  President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Invocation was read by Clyde Cushing and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms:  Bob and Mary Thomas
Birthdays: Rebecca Greenlaw and Lincoln Ehrlenbach
Club Anniversaries: Dave Wells and Marian Wells
Guests:  John Shoppe, Don Cooper, Grace Robinson, Shelly Van Camp
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Mroch of the Bar Harbor Club
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were:  Rebecca Greenlaw, Gene Pellerano, Julie Clark, Jodie Cushing and Benedetta Pellernao.
Find Romey the Rotary Gnome: Romey will be at the Cabin Fever on Saturday.
$50/50: $12 to John Shoppe
Happy Dollars: 2nd Quarter Happy Dollars will go towards Rotary Scholarships.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: John Shoppe, Carl Lusby, Jack Frost, Jo Cooper, Lori Googins, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Gene Pellerano, Rhonda Parker and Fred Beyer.
Cabin Fever Craft/Yard Sale – THIS SATURDAY, March 25th at EEMS 9am-2pm Please help!
EHS Honors Banquet – Tuesday, April 11th at China Hill. Please let Debbie Ehrlenbach know if you would like to host a student. Scholarships applications are in and currently being reviewed by the committee. Pre-pay for your meal before April 11th.
President-Elect Training (PETS) – Debbie Ehrlenbach attends PETS over the weekend at St. Georges in Canada. She said it went well and the training was well organized.
Citizen of the Year – Rotarian Jack Frost. Congratulations Jack!
Next Week’s Meeting – Tuesday, March 28th. We will be inducting Five New Members! Please attend! Dessert Bar will be provided.
Weekly Greeter and Invocation Sign up Lists: We are still in need for Rotarians to help sign up to be a Greeter or give the Invocation at our weekly meetings. Please help.
Rotary Blood Drives at the Elks Club: Max Dietshe reported sign-ups for the blood drive are going well for March, so look ahead to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Sign up with Max Dietshe.  Please send all your community service hours to Max!
Foundation Award: President Clyde Cushing awarded Past President Gene Pellerano the District Top Foundation award for our club during his year as President in 2021-2022.
Guest Speaker:  This week's guest speaker was Shannon Byers. She is the CEO/Founder of NOK finders a social enterprise that uses forensic genealogy to solve unclaimed person cases. About 3% of deaths in the US result in an unclaimed person where the family is either unaware or unable to claim the remained of their family member.
She did an overview of forensic genealogy and the many ways it is being used. She also shared some ways you can help address the issue of unclaimed persons that many people do not know exists. More information can be found at (
Shannon is a member of the Ellsworth Noontime Rotary and is a Business Banker with Machias Savings Bank.
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson