At  this week's meeting, we inducted two new members, Allison and Paul Howaniec. Gene Pellerano participated in pass the podium. And Thomas Reardon spoke to us about the Maine Marine Patrol. #ellsworthrotary
Opening Ceremonies: President Tracy Shaffer called the meeting to order.  Gene Pellerano took over as part of pass the podium. The Invocation by Laurie Fogelman and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Debbie Ehrlenbach
Sargent at Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard
Guests: Cindy Schoppe husband John. Jodie daughter Tracy. Bernadette Andrews guest using A Join us Card
Club Anniversaries: Laura Pellerano joined February 26, 17 years ago. Charlene Churchill February 27, 12 years ago. Marc Rich joined February 27, 1 year ago. Julie Bouchard joined February 28, 2 years ago. JoAnn Brown join February 28, 2 years ago. Larry Barnes has 35 years between our club and his former club in New York on March 1.
Rotary Minute: Marian induction of Allison and Paul Howaniec as the club’s newest members! Welcome!
Door Prizes: wine won by Rachel chocolates won by Larry Barnes coffee card won by Alicia calendar from Jax with hat from Kidspeace won by Bernadette and Thomas
50/50: $20 won by Marian Wells donated to wheelchairs
Happy Dollars Highlights: All happy dollars this quarter will go towards the Surry School Backpack Program. Carl Lusby for the cause and the weather Dom for the cause and new members. Scott Kimball weather to turn warm. Tracy for committees and pass the podium. Terry and Marshall smith Gilbert and Sullivan. Peter cause. Marc husbands heart is fixed. Laura cause. Larry for attending and sitting with theLarry’s. Jo sitting with the Larry’s. Laurie sanders. Dave Wheaton grandchildren.  Alicia for the cause   Debbie for the cause and the reading program. Clyde job change   Allison for becoming rotarians Jack Frost still has wood pile. Allegra for the cause
Rotary Business: 
  • Our club presented a check in the amount of $605 to free medical clinic presented from our 2nd Quarter Happy Dollars!
  • Auction update from Jo Spreadsheet master list please check if you want a particular business
  • Lincoln - wheelchair project, chairs to be distributed on April 6th, please join, collecting money for pack a bag
  • Clyde - community service. Dom spirit of service pin, sign up for Hancock county food drive, help at table at Tradewinds in Blue Hill. Finish up February self directed service hours
  • Gene - Literacy update - readers 7 at 3 different sites on Feb 19. Please sign up for March
  • Marian Wells - Membership orientation training, certificate presentations, Tracy David Wells Arlene Dom Clyde Jo Gene.
  • Debbie vocational committee meeting - full swing planning honors banquet. Next HCTC night is April 30.
Program/Speaker: Thomas Reardon - Marine Patrol. Thomas was introduced by Rotarian Carl Lusby. He spoke about the Maine Marine Patrol, and what they do
Respectfully submitted by Allegra Pellerano
2nd Quarter Happy Dollar donation awarded to Board President Marshall Smith, Ellsworth Free Medical Center in the amount of $605.75!