This was a club assembly and we discussed the Geography Quiz Night, the Citizens of the Year event, our Out of the Shadows fundraiser this past spring, the Crutches for Africa project, our by-laws, the October Polio Plus walk across the Memorial Bridge, the dictionaries project, the Thanksgiving dinner we will host in November, the trees we will be planting in April, a clean water project in Guatemala, our holiday party at the Harmons' home, our Yankee Swap holiday meeting at Spring Hill, and reminded folks that the board would be meeting the following Monday to take up these items and all were welcome to attend.  The club voted to help fund the 4 Marshwood Interact students attending the United Nations/NYC trip in early November.  At our October 5th meeting the 4 Interact students who participated in RYLA will be our speakers.
At this meeting our generous club members also donated to the two Rotary Foundation (RF) Hurricane Relief Funds and these donations will be matched by the club and will be applied to our club's annual RF commitment.
Pretty impressive club doing so much good locally and globally...
Board Meeting of 9/18/17
President Skip Cousens reviewed the by-laws that needed to be addressed due to some slight inconsistencies with the way we have been managing the club, and after discussion the board approved the changes.  A new set of by-laws will be provided to club members soon.
The Out of the Shadows fundraiser netted $14,677.76, according to Treasurer Kim Brooker.  After deducting the 10% that goes back to the club for other projects, that leaves $13,209.94.  Robin Wheeler asked to reimburse Pastor Beth $1000 now for expenses she paid out of pocket for Out of the Shadows, and the remainder will be presented at the October 5th club meeting where we will invite folks from that organization and reporters to cover this.  We will prepare a press release that will also mention the other community fundraisers we have had in the past and how they have helped our communities (AED's, feeding our neighbors, scholarships, etc.).
So far $710 has been raised for the Hurricane Relief fundraisers.
We will be hearing from the folks organizing the clean water project in Guatemala (Bill Chadwick and the Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club) to see if that is what we want to support for the Geography Quiz Night which we hope to have in March.
We made a decision on whom we wish to honor at the Citizens Appreciation Dinner in April.  We will present this to the club for their feedback.
We will reinstitute the Buddies List to make sure we take good care of our fellow members.  We hope to have a presentation about club membership sometime soon to help clarify what it takes to add new members to the club.
We will gather more details on the Polio Plus Bridge Walk to present to the club.