Opening Ceremonies:  President Debbie Ehrlenbach called the meeting to order.
Invocation was read by:  Jo Cooper and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms:  Mary and Robert Thomas
Setting up Zoom: Clyde Cushing
Birthdays: Kelly Brown on 9/4
Club Anniversaries: Benedetta Pellerano 6 years on 9/5
Guests:  Jessie Remick, Brielle Johnson and Grace Cushing
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were: Dave Wells, Mary Thomas, Pam Cushing, Michael Houslen and Lincoln Ehrlenbach.
$50/50: $10 to Jessica Remick, who generously donated back to our fundraising this quarter for Healthy Acadia.
Happy Dollars: 1st Quarter Happy Dollars will go towards: Mental Health and Wellness at Healthy Acadia.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: Jessica Remick, Mark Remick, Carl Lusby, Michael Houslen, Grace Cushing, Gene Pellerano, JoAnn Rodick, Jo Cooper, Dave Wells, Robert Thomas and Lincoln and Debbie Ehrlenbach.
New Member Induction – Jessica Remick was inducted into the Club as our newest member! Welcome!
2023 Peanut Butter & Jelly drive, which runs the month of September, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. The bank will match every jar of PB&J that the club collects, and the food will be delivered to local organizations and schools to help alleviate food insecurity.
Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast. Posters are available. Volunteers are needed and there is a signup sheet is going around.  
Max Dietshe asked club members to help “Fill a Seat” at The Grand on September 15th. The club will collect food and deliver to The Grand. The Grand has a goal of filling all 400 seats with food and cash donations from the community.
Rotary Blood Drives are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Ellsworth. Please sign up to help.
Tricia Quirk and Lincoln Ehrlenbach are leading the charge on this year’s Walk for Polio, which will be held on October 21st, departing from Tricia’s office in Downtown Ellsworth at 9:30 AM. There will be a pizza party after at Fogtown Brewing. A sign-up sheet is available and members can contact Tricia to get a T-shirt prior.
2023-24 Rotary Passport- This was emailed to all members. Please check it out!
Vocational Meeting – Monday, September 11th at 6pm via Zoom
The Nominating Committee met earlier today to discuss future possible officers for Secretary, Vice President and President Elect. Any Rotarians who are interested in holding any of the officer positions, please let Debbie Ehrlenbach know.
Guest Speaker:  This week’s guest speaker was Dr. Frederick Vern of the Jackson Lab. He is the Assistant Professor at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. His laboratory employs data-driven and analytical approaches to study glioma, the most common malignant brain tumors in adults. His lab specifically focuses on how the normal cells of the brain, such as neurons and immune cells, are involved in the growth and treatment resistance of these tumors.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson