Our guest speaker was Maine author Wendie Winslow #ellsworthrotary #wearerotary #peopleofaction #district7790
On Tuesday, May 4th 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 Rod Fox.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rod Fox and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Birthdays: Julie Bouchard on May 5th and Jo Cooper on May 6th.  Happy Birthday!
Wedding Anniversaries:  Dana and Anne Reiter on May 10th. 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, Larry Johnston, Carl Lusby, Rod Fox, Marian Wells, Jo Cooper 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:
  1. COVID Vaccine Volunteering: Jodie Cushing has the information for COVID vaccine volunteering. The link below takes you to the Northern Light home page for volunteering. If you would like to help once the hospital gets the mass vaccines rolled out please click the link below and sign up with Northern Light.
  1. Membership Update: A membership survey was emailed out to all club members. Please take a moment and fill out online.
  2. Kids Peace Charity Golf Outing – June 26th - We have been asked to lend our community service hands helping Kids Peace with their Charity Golf Outing. Stay tuned for the details as they come!
  3. Bike Rodeo: May 22nd at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School from 8:30am to 12:30pm. More info to come soon!
  4. 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.

  5. Pizza Night via Zoom: Order your favorite pizza on May 11th. Two gift cards were given out to order your pizza next week! Winners were Rod Fox and Dave & Betty Parsons!
Guest Speaker: Wendie Winslow, author of her first novel, “The Northern Reach,” published in March of 2021 by Flatiron Books. Wendie was born and raised in Maine but spent much of her working life in New York and San Francisco in corporate communications and marketing. A ninth generation Mainer, she now lives most of the year in Trenton, Maine.
Wendie spoke about her book. It is a breathtaking debut about the complexity of family, the cultural legacy of place, and the people and experiences that shape us. Wendie described how she got her ideas and the process of getting a book published.
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson