Opening Ceremonies: President Tracy Shaffer called the meeting to order at Hancock County Technical Center. Tracy then Passed The Podium to Vocational Director Debbie Ehrlenbach. The invocation was given by Terri Stephens Smith and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Larry Johnston.
Sargent At Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard.
Visiting Rotarians: None

Guests: Chris Popper, Daniel Antonelli, Brian Langley, David Jardine, Anne Lusby and Amy Boles and Hope High from HCTC.  
Club Anniversaries: Jack Frost – April 30, 2001, Dana Reiter – May 1, 2007, Debbie Ehrlenbach and Gene Pellerano – May 3, 2016.
Birthdays: Marc Rich – May 2, Julie Bouchard – May 5, Jo Cooper and Janice Pinkham – May 6.
Door Prizes: Scott Kimball – tea, Larry Johnston – cup, Ray Williams – tote bag, and Marshall Smith – candle.
50/50: $21 went to Micki Sumpter who donated it back for the cause. Happy Dollars this quarter will go to the Allan Fitch Fund at The Grand.  

Happy Dollars: Many members were happy to be at HCTC for our annual meal and program, Jo was happy for the auction team, Marc Rich was happy to have attended and just graduated from the Leadership Hancock County program, Lincoln was happy that Debbie, Allegra, and he would be attending the District Conference this weekend, Dave Wells was happy to see the variety of desserts to chose from, and Marian was happy she had the roll of toilet paper on the wheelchair trip!
Rotary Business: Jo Cooper updated us on the auction. The winning team this week was Laurie Fogelman’s team and Laurie won a $25 gift card for The Bud Connection. Dave Wells has the Rotarian At Work t-shirts available for sale for those who don’t have them. Bylaw changes will be voted on next week as long as we have a quorum. Tip jars are on tables. Tips will go to Skills USA trip costs.
Program: Debbie introduced the instructors for the three programs we honored this evening and they introduced their students that were chosen as Student of the Month.
Tyler Cloutier – Culinary Arts, introduced by Bill Baker
Justin Allen – Biomedical Research, introduced by Sarah Petroulis
Dennis Wilson – Automotive Technology, introduced by Hunter Havel
Students received certificates, gift cards, and t-shirts for the program.
Debbie introduced our guest speaker Rotarian and partner at local law firm Acadia Law Group, LLC, Alison King. Alison talked to us about her life journey so far and the decisions that led her to law school and to Ellsworth. Her message to the students was to have a plan but be willing to do what feels right, even if it isn’t in the plan!
To conclude the program, Community Support Chair Cindy Shoppe presented a check for $1,000 from the club to Hope High to assist with the cost of the Skills USA trip to the national competition in June.
Respectfully submitted,
Charlene Churchill