Opening Ceremonies: President Tracy Shaffer called the meeting to order.  

Sergeant at Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard

Visiting Rotarians:  David Jardene - Prospect, Peter Johnson -   Yarmouth, Carol Johnson, David and Betty Parsons Portland

50/50:  Tricia Quirk

Happy Dollars Highlights: All happy dollars this quarter will go towards the Alan Fitch Scholarship Fund at The Grand for students attending Theatre Camp.


Rotary Business:  

  • HCTC Next week 5:30PM at the Tech Center dinner will be provided by the Culinary Arts Students $10.00
  • Jack Frost - Paul Harris Recognition Ceremony is June 11th at China Hill
  • Jo Cooper - auction going well, we have over 200 items but keep bringing them.Can drop off at YMCA or Friends in Action  Kudos to Tracy for all of her help. 150/250 business partners sponsoring the Auction.
  • Award  to Ashley Johnson - Paul Harris +2
  • Induction of Jackie Sinclair - Bar Harbor  Bank & Trust. Welcome!
Program/Speaker: This week's guest speaker was Peter Johnson. Peter spoke about the history of the The Rotary Foundation.  It was established in 1917, but the endowment began to grow after the 1947 death of Rotary Founder Paul Harris, when a large number of contributions were received as memorial gifts. In 1957, Rotary International established the Paul Harris Fellow recognition award for all Rotarians who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
Past District Governor Peter Johnson is the 2014-15 District 7780 Foundation Committee Chair. His report to the District Clubs includes an overview about the history of the Paul Harris Fellow recognition and the Rotary Foundation.
Peter thanked all Rotarians for supporting the Rotary Foundation by becoming sustaining members, Paul Harris Fellows and Society members.

Respectfully submitted by Marc Rich