On Tuesday, September 15th 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 Tracy Shaffer.
The Pledge Allegiance was led by Tracy Shaffer, Ashley Johnson took notes and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parson
Guests: Gretchen Wilson
Birthdays: Rachel Bousquet on September 19th Happy Birthday!
Wedding Anniversaries: Larry and Bonnie Fernald on September 19th Congratulations!
Checking In/Happy Dollars:  Ashley Johnson, JoAnn Brown, Clyde Cushing, Pam Cushing, Jodie Cushing, Allegra Pellerano, Gene Pellerano, Laura Pellerano, Tony and Julie Bouchard, Rhonda Parker, Max Dietshe, Fred Beyer, Linda Fuller, Jo Cooper, Marian and Dave Wells, Carl Lusby, Jackie Sinclair, Iris Simon, Larry Johnston and Rod Fox.
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: The Next Step Playground Service Project is on Saturday September 19th starting at 8:30am. Please let her know if you are able to help volunteer. Bring tools and JoAnn Brown will make homemade blueberry muffins! All are welcome!
  2. Membership Update: The Rotary Passport was emailed to all club members. Please look it over. October 20th is Membership Game Night. Please email JoAnn Brown something about yourself that other club members do not know about you.
  3. ClubRunner Passport: The ClubRunner Passport will be emailed to all club members. We encourage all members to complete to be entered into a weekly $20 Visa Gift Card drawing! ClubRunner Mobile is wonderful tool allowing membership directory data to be available at your fingertips as well as other club information such as weekly newsletters, upcoming events, guest speakers and meetings.   It is a great companion to our ClubRunner website. 
  4. International Update: Due to COVID-19 our club will not be going to Panama to deliver the wheelchairs. It will be done for us. We will get a report back with photos!
Guest Speaker:  This week’s guest speaker was Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gretchen Wilson. Gretchen has overseen the Chamber over the past few years and last presented to our club in 2018.  The Chamber has been instrumental to helping our businesses and area merchants navigate through the state and federal COVID-19 guidelines during this time.
Coronavirus Business Resources
In an effort to help keep Ellsworth Area Chamber Members informed of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic they have compiled a list of useful links below. As always they are here to help with additional support and information as they receive it. Please reach them via email info@ellsworthchamber.org . To reach the Director, Gretchen Wilson directly, please email gwilson@ellsworthchamber.org .
State of Maine Information                                                                    
Area Guidance
Resources for Your Business
Ellsworth’s Autumn Gold Week is still on! September 21-26th
Autumn Gold Specials and Sales all over Ellsworth. Decorating Contest, Go for the Gold prizes, Jumbo Jackpot and more! (Some large events have been postponed for this year)
The Autumn Gold’s Jumbo Jackpot Ticket is THE BEST!
This year only 500 tickets will be sold for $10.00 a piece, with a Grand Prize of
$2,500.00 cash.  Tickets sold out last year!
Tickets will be available in August and will be sold thru Autumn Gold week or until sold out!
Get yours at the Chamber office 163 High Street!
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson