Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.
 
Greeter: Scott Kimball
 
Invocation by read by Ashley Johnson and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
 
Visiting Rotarians: Scott Boucher of the Bangor Club
 
Guests: Grace Robinson
 
Wedding Anniversaries: Jim and Barbara Vickers on 10/8 - 44 Years! Happy Anniversary!
 
Club Anniversaries: Marshall Smith - 23 Years! 
 
Door Prizes: Winners were Allegra Pellerano, Ashley Johnson, Jodie Cushing and Carol Yancey
 
2nd Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards The Hancock County Sherriff’s Department for Deputy Luke Gross’s Family.   
 
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Dave Wells, Max Dietshe, Mary Thomas, Cindy Shoppe, Carl Lusby, Scott Kimball, Grace Robinson, Tracy Shaffer, Clyde Cushing, Jodie Cushing, Rebecca Greenlaw, Laura Pellerano, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Ross Baldree, Jo Cooper and Gene Pellerano.
 
Rotary Business:
 
  • New Member Induction: Carol Yancey was inducted into the club! Welcome Carol! We are happy to have you as our newest club member!

  • 1st Quarter Happy Dollars: $835.00 was raised for our 1st Quarter Happy Dollars to The Next Step! Thank you to everyone who donated!
     
  • RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute: Carl Lusby encourages club members to sign-up for this year’s RLI. An email will be sent out for details. Classes are remote this year.
     
  • HCTC Night: December 7th will be our first honors night to recognize students from HCTC at China Hill. Mark your calendars!
     
  • Haven’s Candies Fundraiser: Back again this year! Our club is partnering with Haven’s Candies in Scarborough Maine to help raise money for the club during this challenging year.  Haven's Candies has generously agreed to donate 20% of all Ellsworth Rotary Club sales back to the Club. If you purchase $100 of candy or other items, Haven's will donate $20 directly to the Ellsworth Rotary Club. This will start in mid-November!
     
  • Membership Update: “Each One Bring One” Challenge: Bring a guest to Rotary and be entered in a drawing to win a prize! For each guest that attends with you at a Live Meeting, via Zoom, or brings a potential member to a Rotary Service, you’ll be entered into a drawing that many times to win a Toll House Pie! Questions, please contact JoAnn Brown.
     
  • “I AM ROTARY” signs and bumper stickers are available. Please display the sign at your office, when you’re out volunteering or at home! Please place the Bumper Sticker on your vehicle. We are hoping to see these in our community to get the word out about Rotary!
     
  • Greeter Sign-Up: Debbie Ehrlenbach is looking for Greeters for the month of September and October. Please let her know if you are available to help.
     
  • Invocation Sign-Up: Rob Hemenway is looking for members who can help doing the weekly invocations at our meetings. He has sent out an email for the month of October and November. Contact Rob!
     
  • Holiday Club Party: This year our club will be wrapping presents for Kids Peace at the Party! Our club will be receiving a list of items children would like for Christmas from Kids Peace to shop for and we will wrap them at the party. Food and drinks will be provided!
     
 
Upcoming Community Service Events:
 
  • Blood Drive: The Blood Drive is the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. We are all set for September. Please sign up for the month of October.  Max Dietshe thanks everyone for their continued help.
     
  • Walk for Polio – Saturday, October 23rd at Ellsworth High School at 10:00am. $20 to walk. Funds raised will go towards Polio Plus.  
     
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: The pantry is looking for volunteers to help stock the shelves and pick up food donations from the stores. If you are able to help, please contact Jodie Cushing.
     
  • Kids Peace Trunk or Treat – October 29th at 1pm. Candy donations are needed and anyone who can be there to help. Contact Gene Pellerano.
     
  • YMCA Trunk or Treat – October 30th – Set-up 4-5pm. Event is from 5- 7pm. Candy donations are needed and anyone who can attend to help. Contact Jodie Cushing.
     
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Drive: November 20th at Ellsworth Hannaford. A sign-up sheet has been around to sign up. Shifts are 9-11am, 11-1pm, 1-3pm the last shift stops at 2pm then follows the van back to the pantry to unload. Contact Jodie Cushing.
 
Guest Speaker: This week’s guest speaker was Scott Boucher. Scott joined the Rotary Club of Bangor, Maine back in 2006.  He has served as the Club Foundation Chair, Secretary and was the President during the 2012-2013 Rotary year.  Scott has served District 7790 as Assistant Governor, Assistant Governor Coordinator and has been a part of the District Training Team.  He currently sits on the District Foundation Committee as the Polio Plus Chair for the Maine side of District 7790.
Scott gave us a brief history of Polio and an update on the status of the virus.
 
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.
 
It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
 
Scott reminded us to get out in the community this month for World Polio Day. Our club will be walking for Polio on Saturday, October 23rd. Please come to spread awareness and raise money for Polio Plus! Lincoln Ehrlenbach wore his END POLIO NOW T-shirt, Hat and Socks tonight! 
 
 
Gene reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
 
 
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson
 
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