Rotattler for February 28th and Beyond
President Richard began the meeting with a summary of the previous Monday's Board meeting.  Here's what's happening for our very busy club:
-- Comedy Night in support of the Marshwood Interact Club's service trip to Peru will be well attended by 14 of us Rotarians and spouses.
--  The Geography Quiz Night of April 5th is moving along nicely.
--  Next week incoming president Jeremy Fogg will be at PETS to learn about becoming a club president.
--  Our club will be supporting 6 students at RYLA (4 from Marshwood and 2 from Berwick Academy).
--  The Berwick Academy chartering ceremony took place last Friday.  Here is proof.
-- The Rotary/MEF dance is in the planning and we will be dancing up a storm at Berwick Academy on April 27th.
--  We will sponsor a blood drive at the Town Hall in South Berwic on April 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
--  We have ordered the dictionaries for the third graders, including Berwick Academy students.
--  The date for the electronics drop-off fundraiser is May 18th, so start gathering yours to drop off that day.
Sue Repco (sp?), an Eliot resident and English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy, spoke to us about the Be SMART program promoting gun safety organized by Mothers for Gun Safety in America.  It reminds us of the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of children and teens, because, if not, then something terrible could happen that would have been completely avoidable.  Sadly, the United States has the high gun fatality rate in young people among all the developed countries of the world.  SMART stands for 1) Secure all guns, 2) Model responsible behavior, 3) Ask about the presence of firearms where young people are, 4) Recognize risks of suicide and mental illness, and 5) Tell everyone to be SMART about guns.