We hope you are enjoying your summer!
At the last meeting, President Skip reminded us that the District Governor will be visiting our club on August 17th and he hoped all could attend to give Dave Underhill a fine welcome.
One of the projects to be undertaken this year will be planting a tree for every Rotarian, so we hope to have around 30 this year, so that means deciding where and how we will do this.  We will contact the towns' conservation commissions and land trusts and hope to involve the Marshwood Interact Club, too.
August 16th is South Berwick's Lanternfest at the grounds of Spring Hill Lodge.  This is the evening before our Thursday club meeting, so, like last year, we will be helping with the clean-up the morning after.  So, after our Rotary meeting we hope to have many volunteers drive over to Spring Hill to make quick work of the clean-up.  
We have received donations in memory of Richard Currier.  Rotary was an important part of his community life and he was always the first to volunteer.
Our speaker was Warren Spencer, due in part to a mix-up caused by your club secretary, but it was most interesting hearing about Warren's hobby.  Since he was introduced to it by a Navy chief from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Warren has been an avid wood carver.   He generally finds a good piece of wood, mostly from old barns and with no knots, and, with his trusty kit of tools, carves works of art.  These can be eagles, faces, items from nature, or whatever strikes him as worth carving at the time.  Some of his works are on display in prominent places, including the State House.  We got to see the carvings that he happened to still have at home, which meant they did not meet his standards for gifting or displaying, but they were still demonstrative of the detail and beauty he creates from wood.  Just when you thought you knew someone, you discover talents he had you were unaware of!  Thanks for sharing, Warren.