Downeast Adaptive Youth Recreation (DAYR) were guest speakers at tonight's meeting. Board Members Kristy Hardison and Todd Wagstaff talked about DAYR's mission, who they are, their goals and how the community can help!
Opening Ceremonies: President Tracy Shaffer called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Laurie Fogelman and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Alicia Johnson
Well Wisher:  Gracie Cushing
Sargent at Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Sisserson FL
Guests:   Gracie Cushing, John Shoppe, Ruth Moore, David Jardin
Birthdays: 17 May, Clyde C, May 19 Jim Vickers
Vocational Minute: Scott Kimball,  Scott explained how he felt the First part of the 4 way test was most important when he worked in the energy business.  He was always trying to determine if claims made in the energy business were the truth, and if he was confident that they met the 4 way test he would them pass them on.  He gave examples regarding Heat Pumps and how the source of the power to operate them changed seasonally.
Door prizes:  Marc Rich-Apple whisky, TonyBouchard – surprise box, Jacki Clough – candle,  Jim Sisserson – Wine, Jody Cushing – Wine
Happy Dollars Highlights: All happy dollars this quarter will go towards the Alan Fitch Scholarship Fund at The Grand for students attending Theatre Camp.  Many members were happy,   Cindy Shoppe, Pam Cushing, Alicia Johnson, Dan Hurley, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Gene Pellerano, Jim Sisserson,  Terri Stephens, Marshall Smith, Jack Frost, Jim Hewitt, Marc Rich, Carl Lusby.  Many members mentioned Dan Hurley’s contribution to the club and that he would be missed.
Rotary Business: 
  1. President Tracy Mentioned the Banner we got at the District Conference for our club’s Per Capita donations to the foundation being the highest in the district.
  2. Tracy offered Visiting Rotarian Jim Sisserson an Ellsworth club banner to take back to his club
  3. Auction results were discussed and Tracy thanks the major Sponsors BHBT and Rudman Mitchell law firm for their part.  Final results will be announced once all the financials are in and a Check will be presented to Friends in Action at the June 4th meeting.
  4. Club Service: Clyde reminded members of the Bike Rodeo Saturday May 18, to meet at the Ellsworth Elementary/Middle School at 08:30, sign up sheet was passed around.
  5. Club Social, Tuesday May 28, cost $10, Union River Lobster Pot, Burgers, dogs, salads, soft drinks, dessert, cash bar 5:30-7:30
  6. Paul Harris, Tuesday June 11, here at China Hill
Program/Speaker: Clyde introduced the guest speakers, Kristy Hardison and Todd Wagstaff, who spoke to the club about Downeast Adaptive Youth Recreation
Downeast Adaptive Youth Recreation started in Nov 2018 as a non-profit.  It is offering an extension of the Challenger Little League program as it try tow accommodate special needs youth in any sport they chose if the resources can be found to support it.  eventually they hope to offer a long list of sports, theater, dance, music, and increase  access to Special Olympics.
The model is to assign another youth as a buddy to the special needs youth and have them help each other.
They hope to raise $50,000 this year to meet the needs of the programs.
Clyde presented each of them with a speaker’s mug.
Adjourned at 6:52PM
Respectfully submitted by Gene Pellerano