Opening Ceremonies:  President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Invocation was read by Michael Houslen and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms:  Robert and Mary Thomas
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons
Birthdays: April Hartford and Max Dietshe
Wedding Anniversaries: Dana and Ann Reiter
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were: Jodie Cushing
Find Romey the Rotary Gnome: Rebecca Greenlaw
$50/50: $9 Dave Wells
Happy Dollars: 3rd Quarter Happy Dollars will go towards Polio Plus.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: Dave Wells, Jo Cooper, Stephanie Baillargeon, Barbara Clark, Marian Wells, Jodie Cushing, Gene Pellerano, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Lori Googins and Rebecca Greenlaw.
Ellsworth Library Open House May 11th 4pm-6pm. We will have a Rotary table there. 
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Ceremony: Tuesday, June 6th at China Hill.
Rotary Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, August 5th at the Ellsworth YMCA. Lincoln Ehrlenbach is looking for interested Rotarians to join the committee to help organize the event.
Rotary Foundation Update: The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
Our mission: The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
What impact can one donation have?
  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an anti-bullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
Please consider a gift to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please mail your check to the Ellsworth Rotary Club, P.O. Box 741, Ellsworth, Maine 04605. 
EEMS Bike Rodeo – May 20th 8:30am to Noon.  Please let Max Dietshe if you can sign up to help.
Kids Peace Annual Golf Tournament – June 24th. Please sign up to help to Rebecca Greenlaw.
Rotary Blood Drives at the Elks Club: Max Dietshe is looking for sign-ups for the blood drive for the months of May and June.  The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Please send all your community service hours to Max!
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.
Guest Speaker: Our guest speakers Rotarians Michael Houslen and Dave Wells.  Michael is one of our newest members of the club. He works for KidsPeace and is happy to join Rotary!
Dave Wells did a presentation of Prosthetics. Since 2015 our club has donated and delivered 575 wheelchairs to polio victims in the Dominican Republic, Panama and Belize. For the incoming year we plan to raise money for nine prosthetic leg sockets. We have applied for a district grant and will have our annual pancake breakfast in September during autumn gold weekend to raise the funds for the project.
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson