Opening Ceremonies: President Jo Cooper called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Larry Fernald and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Well Wisher:  Marian Wells
Sargent at Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard
Guests: Harvey Kelley; Cathy Hardigan; 
Birthdays: Peter Farragher (Nov. 26); Jack Frost (Dec. 2)
Club Anniversaries:  Peter Farragher (21 Years); Doug Kell (24 Years)
Wedding Anniversaries: Heidi and Pete Omlor
Door Prizes: The lucky winners are: Clyde Cushing; Cathy Hardigan; Carl Lusby; Larry Fernald; Winnie Chan
50/50: Debbie Ehrlenbach
Happy Dollars Highlights: The following Rotarians were happy: Debbie Ehrlenbach; Carol Jordan; Gene Pellerano; Clyde Cushing; Carl Lusby; Ruth Moore; Dan Frye; Ken Huitt; Jack Frost; Dave Wells; JoAnn Brown
Rotary Business:  
  1. ‘Movember’ Contest: The judges (JoAnn Brown; Jack Frost; Harvey Kelley) selected the following winners: 1st place – Gene Pellerano; 2nd place – Scott Kimball; 3rd place – Dave Wells; honorable mention – Danny Ray………….. All the proceeds from the Movember Contest are donated to the Northern Light Urology Department for the benefit of men’s health.
  2. Rotarian Charlene Churchill --is in good spirits while battling health issues in the hospital in Houston Texas… --A Go Fund Me Account has been established to help provide financial support while Charlene focuses on battling her health challenges… -- You can send cards to: Charlene Churchill, P-1019 MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 300206, Houston TX 77230…-- There is a benefit supper scheduled for Charlene on December 15th at The Moore Center, for more information or how you can help, contact Rotarians Jodie Cushing or Mark Rich.
  3. Downtown Ellsworth Holiday Parade: Our club will be escorting Santa Claus down the parade route again this year… Contact Clyde Cushing or just show up on Saturday, December 7th if you would like to join Santa’s elf brigade… Remember to wear your Rotary “swag”.
  4. Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: Our club is again this year staffing the food pantry for the month of December… Contact Marc Rich, Director of Community Service for more information or to sign up and help.
  5. The Gifting Experience will celebrate its 14th year on Saturday, December 14th. Contact Rotarians Jack Frost or Carl Lusby for more information about the program or to sign up to help.
  6. Literacy Project: Readers are needed for Wednesday, December 4th and December 18th between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Moore Center / YMCA Day Care… for more information or to sign up, contact Rotarian Gene Pellerano.
  7. The following Quarterly Reports were given: Secretary Report – Clyde Cushing; Foundation Report – Jack Frost; Membership Report – Marian Wells; Wheelchair Project – Dave Wells
Program/Speaker: Winnie Chan, co-owner of the China Hill Restaurant and native of Hong Kong shared her experiences growing up in Hong Kong and her journey to America which started in 1979 in Utah and has continued for the last 25 years in Ellsworth, Maine.
Winnie shared how she likes the ‘small town’ atmosphere here in Maine and has enjoyed hosting the Rotary Club and appreciates all the good it does in the community and world.
Winnie also shared her perspective on the challenges her native Hong Kong is currently facing. She also shared that her family still living in Honk Kong are safe and that she is hopeful for positive long term solutions for Hong Kong and especially the youthful citizens.
Winnie returns to Hong Kong every couple of years to connect with family members and visit her homeland.
Respectfully submitted by Carl Lusby