This week's guest speakers were Maria Donahue and Katie Freedman of Healthy Acadia #ellsworthrotary #peopleofaction #wearerotary #district7790 @healthyacadiame
On Tuesday, May 18th at 6 PM, our club had a virtual meeting over the telephone and internet via Zoom.  President Laura Pellerano started the meeting.
Invocation was read by Allegra Pellerano.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Allegra Pellerano and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Birthdays: Jim Vickers on May 19th, Dave Wheaton on May 22nd, Debbie Ehrlenbach on May 23rd.  Happy Birthday!
Rotary Anniversaries: Heidi Omlor 5 Years on May 24th. Happy Anniversary!
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons.
Guests: Bob and Mary Thomas
4th Quarter Happy Dollars: The Ellsworth Rotary Foundation
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Dave Wells, Gene Pellerano, Carl Lusby, Iris Simon, Jack Frost and Laura Pellerano.
Don’t forget about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
Happy Dollars and Polio Donations: Treasurer Debbie Ehrlenbach would like all Happy Dollars and Polio Plus donations to be mailed in a.s.a.p. to Rotary Club of Ellsworth, PO Box 741, Ellswoth, ME 04605.
Rotary Business:
We are happy to announce we are able to bring back our Bike Rodeo! The event will be Saturday, May 22,2021. We will be meeting at EEMS, Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, around 8:30am for set up. The rodeo goes until noonish. We are hoping for 6-7 volunteers for this event. Please email Jodie Cushing to let her know if you are able to attend this event.
We are teaming up with the noon time club to help Northern Light in their COVID vaccine clinic. This event will also take place Saturday, May 22,2021. This event is located in the new vaccine clinic next to Shaws on High Street, the old Family Dollar Store. Please reach out to JoAnn Brown for additional information.
  1.  Upcoming Events:
  • Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Night – via Zoom June 8th at 6:00pm
  • June 26,2021 - Kidspeace Golf Tournament - more details to come.
  • September 10-11,2021 - Northern Light Maine Coast Schoodic Scramble. Friday 9/10 set up and 9/11 tournament volunteers would need to be there 7amish until 5pm. Shifts can be shared! Again get in touch with JoAnn Brown for more information.
  1. Blood Drive: Max Dietshe thanked everyone for continued help with the Blood Drives. He will send out an email to sign up for future dates. Please help if you can.
Guest Speaker: Our guest speakers were Maria Donahue and Katie Freedman of Healthy Acadia.
Healthy Acadia is celebrating 20 years of working together with our community members and partners, to build healthier and more vibrant communities in Downeast Maine!
Their Vision: They envision vibrant communities where people thrive and healthful resources are easily accessible.
Their Mission: They empower people and organizations as we build healthy communities together.
They serve Washington and Hancock counties, and provide additional community health support and leadership across Maine.
Since 2001, they have worked to identify priority health needs and to address root causes. They convene and facilitate numerous collaborative community efforts with shared leadership from many sectors to develop plans and take action to improve health and wellbeing, and to rapidly respond to critical and emergent health needs in our communities.
The scope of their work encompasses six areas of focus:
  • Strong Beginnings to support healthy development and resilience from birth to adulthood;
  • Healthy Food for All to ensure that all people have access to nutritious, affordable food, and to make the healthy choice the easy choice;
  • Active and Healthy Environments to ensure that our indoor and outdoor spaces are safe, healthy, and promote physical activity and wellness;
  • Healthy Aging to ensure that all of us can age well — with strength, dignity, comfort, and grace;
  • Substance Prevention and Recovery to support people of all ages to live lives free of substance misuse and substance use disorder, and to support individuals throughout their recovery journey; and
  • Health Promotion & Management to improve community supports across a wide range of health needs, from cancer patient navigation and stress reduction to barrier removal for health challenges and chronic disease and pain self-management.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about opportunities, please complete their Volunteer Form at
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson