Opening Ceremonies: President Scott Kimball called the meeting to order. 
Invocation was given by Ray Williams and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: David Wells
Make-ups: Lincoln Ehrlenbach and Debbie Ehrlenbach on October 4th at Le Club Rotary de Lévis, Quebec; Dave Wells, Marian Well, Gene Pellerano, Dom Efter, Arlyn Whitelaw, Tracy Shaffer, Tony Bouchard, Julie Bouchard,  and Jo Cooper at the October 6th Carter & Preble Family fundraising dinner.
Guests: Carrie LeDuc and Kat Taylor, guest speakers
Club Anniversaries: Dom Efter - 11 years
Wedding Anniversaries: Jim and Barbara Vickers; Jack and Brenda Frost
Door Prizes: Carl Lusby, Ray Williams and Marian Wells each won wine, Fred Beyer won a box of chocolate truffles, Marshall Smith won a copy of Bill Casale’s book and auctioned it off to Dave Wells, Andrea Mason won a TD water bottle, and Tracy Shaffer won Ghiradelli chocolate.
Rotary Minute: Jo Cooper noted that she utilizes Rotary’s 4-way test when evaluating employees and giving reviews as a manager.
50/50: Clyde Cushing - $15
Happy Dollars Highlights: President Scott Kimball announced that this quarter’s Happy Dollars will be going to The Next Step Domestic Violence Project. Clyde Cushing, Bill Casale, Marian Wells, Marshall Smith, Micki Sumpter, Allegra Pellerano, Andrea Mason, Gene Pellerano, Laurie Fernald, Carl Lusby, (Guest) Kat Taylor, Fred Beyer, Charlene Churchill, Iris Simon, Dom Efter, Bruce Fischer, Scott Kimball, Larry Johnston, and Lincoln Ehrlenbach all gave Happy Dollars.
Rotary Business:  Clyde Cushing discussed upcoming projects such as the Blood Drive, Diabetes Walk, Polio Plus Purple Pinkie Project, and Frenchman Bay Conservancy project at Indian Point. He also noted that $2,300 was raised for the Carter and Preble Families at the recent fundraiser, and that Rotarians had donated 644 man hours of community service since July of 2017. 
Scott Kimball noted that the Bangor Rotary Club is celebrating its 100 anniversary on Friday, October 13th, that the Rotary District Assembly will be held on October 28th, in St. George, Quebec, and that on November 18th the Rotary Leadership Institute will be held in Lewiston, Maine.
Gene Pellerano noted that the International Committee would be meeting next week at 5:00 pm before the regular weekly Club Meeting at China Hill, and Marian Wells reported that Membership Night will be at China Hill on November 7th, adding that she expects to send invitations out by October 24th. She noted further that the guest speaker at Membership Night will be from the American Wheelchair Mission.
As the last order of Rotary Business, President Scott Kimball asked Wayne and Robin Wright to come forward to present to them a signed card and a plaque of Rotary’s Four-Way Test in appreciation for their weekly catering services provided to the Club members over the past 18 months. The Club is relocating to its new meeting place at China Hill Restaurant in Ellsworth as of October 17th
Program/Speaker: Micki Sumpter introduced the evening’s guest speakers by first talking about the genesis of Ellsworth’s Union River Center for Innovation, noting that it is a community-driven business incubator and co-working space supporting startups and entrepreneurs for rapid growth and sustained success. She then introduced Carrie LeDuc and Kat Taylor, two co-founders of GTCA, a start-up enterprise that provides genetic analysis. They each spoke about the value of the tangible and intangible services provided to start-ups by the Union River Center for Innovation in the context of their own business, as well as other start-ups working in the Center. They invited anyone to stop by the facility on Water Street for a tour, or to obtain more information.
Respectfully submitted by A.E. Whitelaw