From our September 1st virtual meeting. With our guest speakers from the American Red Cross #ellsworthrotary #peopleofaction #wearerotary #rotarydistrict7790
On Tuesday, September 1st 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 was led by Carl Lubsy, Ashley Johnson took notes and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Guests: Tom Hinman, Courtney Holub and Paula Coyle
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons
Wedding Anniversaries: Peter and Nancy Farragher on 9/1 and March Rich and Daniel Antonelli on 9/2 Congratulations! 
Club Anniversaries: Allegra Pellerano on 9/5 for 3 Years Congratulations!
Checking In/Happy Dollars:  Pam Cushing, Jodie Cushing, Clyde Cushing, Debbie and Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Scott Kimball, Ashley Johnson, Allegra Pellerano, Rod Fox, Laura and Gene Pellerano, Fred Beyer, Rhonda Parker, Linda Fuller, Iris Simon, Carl Lusby, Tracy Shaffer, Jack Frost, Max Dietshe, Marian and Dave Wells and Larry Johnston.
All Happy Dollars goes towards Forgotten Felines this quarter. They rescue and rehome Rehabilitate and provide assistance with spay and neutering stray and feral cats. They are 100% funded by donations and funds raised from yard sales and craft fairs. 
Don’t forget about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
Rotary Business:
  1. Community Service Update: Jodie Cushing emailed all club members about the upcoming Card Brook Clean-Up for 9/12 and the Next Step Playground Service Project for 9/19. Please let her know if you are able to help volunteer.
There is no Freshmen BBQ this year due to COVID-19.
Guest Speaker:  This week’s guest speakers were Tom Hinman, Courtney Holub and Paula Coyle all from the American Red Cross. They spoke about the history of the Red Cross, Services that are offered and the Volunteer Opportunities that are provided to the community.
The Red Cross thanked our club for volunteering over the years at the blood drives. They appreciate it!
Upcoming Blood Drives: September 8th and 27th at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge from 1:00 to 6:00pm. If you would like to volunteer please contact Scott Kimball. There are two shifts available. 1:00 to 3:30pm and 3:30 to 6:00pm.
Contact the American Red Cross:
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson