Jeremy Clough from Machais Savings Bank speaking on cyber security and how to protect yourself.
 
Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.
 
Greeter: Rebecca Greenlaw
 
Invocation by read by Rebecca Greenlaw and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
 
Guests: Carol Yancey and Grace Robinson
 
Birthdays: Jackie Sinclair on 9/24 and Nancy Mayo on 9/24. Happy Birthday!
 
Wedding Anniversaries: Jo and John Cooper celebrating 44 Years on 9/24. Happy Anniversary!
 
Door Prizes: Winners were Grace Robinson, Scott Kimball, Gene Pellerano, Allegra Pellerano, Pam Cushing and Cindy Shoppe.
 
50/50: $9 to Rebecca Greenlaw
 
1st Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards The Next Step.
 
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Rebecca Greenlaw, Carl Lusby, Max Dietshe, Scott Kimball, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Dave Wells, Marian Wells, JoAnn Brown and Gene Pellerano.
 
 
Rotary Business:
 
  • A Thank You Card was sent to the club from local Girl Scout Kasey Jordan thanking us for the $500 donation towards her Gold Award Project. Her gold award is aimed towards homeless female veterans. She will be building a 24 by 24 home. This house allows them to stay off the streets and in a safe environment.
     
  • Machias Rotary Club Visit: Clyde Cushing and Jodie Cushing traveled to the town of Machias to meet with the Machias Rotary Club to welcome to our district.
     
  • “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 Dozen Home Baked Whoopie Pies! 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 September and October.
     
  • Partner Program: As of this week, 26 businesses have sent in donations for this year! An updated list of businesses who have donated are displayed at our weekly meetings by the podium.  This has been posted to our website and social media pages.
     
  • Clubrunner Mobile Reminder: ClubRunner Mobile is a 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. Click on the link below to get started! 
    https://site.clubrunner.ca/page/clubrunner-mobile-app-now-available
     
  • Reminder - Rotary.org: We encourage all members to visit https://www.rotary.org/en to sign-in using your email address and create your own password. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary International, the Foundation, the District we are a part of, what our club is working on for this year and so much more! An email was sent out on how to set this up. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Johnson. 
 
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. 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.
 
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Clough, SVP, Information Security Officer at Machias Savings Bank was our guest speaker this week.
 
His presentation focused on the simple things a person can look for and the steps you can take to protect your digital identity.  You don't need to be an expert hacker to protect yourself, your family, and your business from cybercrime and fraud.
 
Gene reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
 
 
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson
 
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