Meeting of September 6th and Beyond
We welcomed back...wait for it...JIM HOWELL!  He came as a visitor but it sure would be nice to have him rejoin us, don't you agree?
Jen Wing from the Admissions Office of Berwick Academy was present as their designee at this meeting.  
For future planning, our speaker on Thursday will be Mike Lassel talking about projects around South Berwick.  
Get ready for our District Governor.  He will be visiting our club on September 27th.  Plan to be there so we can show off all our wonderful members.
Jeremy Fogg presided over the meeting, welcomed guests, and announced our various volunteer duties for the coming days.  Food Pantry was Thursday night and volunteers are welcome.  Saturday and Sunday we had volunteers for the Pumpkinman Festival of races.  (I can personally attest that this was a huge number of hours we provided at the events and made us wonder if the $25 per person donation we will receive for our time was worth it - except that the race really needs hundreds of volunteers so they were very appreciative.)
An upcoming fundraiser in the near future will be the electronics recycling fundraiser that Jeremy is organizing.  It looks like that could be in mid-November, so start stockpiling your defunct electronics to be dumped that day.
Volunteers will also be needed to welcome visitors to the new Story Walk at Douglas Woods during Eliot Festival Day on September 29th.  We will find out what that entails, but at the least we will share information about Rotary to visitors to the trail.  Our club, with our towns' librarians and the Great Works Regional Land Trust, helped make this possible, and that is why we will be there.
We received a check for $1800 from The KIttery Block Party!  We had no idea why, but were thrilled.  Later we learned that Grace Jacobs, the Marshwood Interact advisor, had applied for one of their grants to help fund the upcoming Interact service trip to Peru which will include some students from Traip Academy, too, so the mystery was solved.  The funds were to help defray the costs of that service trip.
If your feel like dancing, Something In the Water, one of our favorite local bands, will be featured at the fundraising dance for the William Fogg Library at the Regatta in Eliot Commons on Friday, September 28th.  So grab your partner and put on your boogie shoes...
Carolann Gagne will be walking to benefit Out of the Darkness, a suicide-prevention cause that we learned about a couple of weeks ago.  If you wish to support the walk, you may even donate on-line at
I am not 100% sure that this web pointer will work, so see Carolann for more details if it doesn't get you to the donations area.  Her walk is Saturday, September 15th.
See you all on Thursday!