Tabatha White of Green Ellsworth was our guest speaker this week.
Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.

Invocation was read by Mary Thomas and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms: Tony and Julie Bouchard
Guests:  John Shoppe and Kelly Summers
Club Anniversaries: Larry Johnston joined the club 33 Years ago on April 1st.
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were Bob Thomas and Kelly Summers
50/50: $10 to Laura Pellerano
3rd Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards the Rotary Scholarship Fund for students at Ellsworth High School and Hancock County Technical Center.    
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Laure Pellerano, Marian Wells, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Mary Thomas, Scott Kimball, Carl Lusby, Gene Pellerano, Fred Beyer and Dave Wells.
Those who are on Zoom and give Happy Dollars, please send in your donation by mail to the Club at: Rotary Club of Ellsworth, PO Box 741, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
Rotary Business:
Greeters: Please sign up to be a greeter at our weekly meetings.
EHS Honor’s Banquet: The Honor’s Banquet is set for April 12th at China Hill. We will be honoring the top 30 Students from EHS. If you are a host, please contact your student. All dinners need to be pre-paid before April 12th.  Contact Debbie Ehrlenbach for questions.
Rotarians Respond to Ukrainian Crisis:  Over 10 members have donated to the Ukraine! Donate to Rotary's Disaster Response Fund to support refugees and victims of the Ukraine crisis here:
Foundation Update: As of this week, we have raised over 9,000 towards the Annual Fund and $1,900 for Polio Plus. This is the 4th year in a row our club is at the top in the district in per capita Annual Fund giving to the Rotary Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!
Service Projects for the month of May: An email will be sent out with information about the Indian Point Clean-up, EEMS Bike Rodeo, and the Chamber Open House at the Ellsworth Library. Stay tuned!
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 for April and May!
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.
Reminder to pay your dues: You can send in a check or pay online using PayPal at:
Guest Speaker: Tabatha White of Green Ellsworth was our guest speaker this week. In January 2017, the Ellsworth Garden Club launched the Ellsworth green planning process after a popular public forum. The first forum was an instant success.  It included city staff, non-profit representatives, and individuals with expertise in a range of areas. At the end of the forum, they all agreed to help “make Ellsworth a model green community.” 
In April 2017, the Ellsworth Green Plan Steering Committee formed. The Steering Committee was comprised of community members leading subcommittees in ten focus areas. These subcommittees gathered input from hundreds of citizens and numerous experts, hosted two dozen public forums and countless hours of meetings, and conducted substantial field research, small projects, surveys, mapping, inventories, and analysis—all with the aim of completing a comprehensive Green Plan for Ellsworth.
Green Ellsworth released a Green Plan for the City of Ellsworth, Maine early in 2021.  It provides a ten-year road map for sustainable development with strategies and recommendations in four primary areas:  Water, Land, Food & Farming and Infrastructure.
The plan was developed by volunteers from the input of hundreds of citizens and numerous experts, two dozen public forums, countless hours of meetings, substantial field research, small projects, surveys, mapping, inventories, and analysis—all in aid of moving Ellsworth closer to becoming a model green community.
Our club would like to help plant trees in June with Green Ellsworth.
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson