The guest speaker was Gretchen Wilson of The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce. 
Opening Ceremonies:  President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Greeter:  Laura Pellerano
Invocation was read by Carl Lusby and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms:  Bob and Mary Thomas
Guests:  Kelly Brown, Barbara Clark and Grace Robinson
Club Anniversary: Jodie Cushing on 8/20
Wedding Anniversary: Ashley and Aaron Johnson on 8/23
Door Prizes:  The lucky winners were Grace Robinson, Barbara Clark and Carol Jordan
Find Romey: Rebecca Greenlaw was the winner of the Rotary Gnome this week. 
50/50: $10 to Carl Lusby
Happy Dollars: 1st Quarter Happy Dollars will go to Downeast Horizons Special Olympics Program. 
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars:  Carl Lusby, Gretchen Wilson, Bob Thomas, Barbara Clark, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Dave Wells, Marian Wells, Rhonda Parker, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Ashley Johnson and Clyde Cushing.
Rotary Business:
Freshmen BBQ: Wednesday, August 31st 11am-Noon at Ellsworth High School.
Membership Meeting – Thursday, August 25th via Zoom.
Weekly Greeter and Invocation Sign-ups:   Signup sheets went around this week. Please help out.
Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, September 24th 7am – 10am at Ellsworth Elementary School. Please contact Dave Wells to sign up.
Loaves & Fishes Pie Booth at the Blue Hill Fair, Thursday, September 1 - Saturday, September 3. We need folks to staff the booth and we also need pie bakers (fruit pies and anything that doesn't need refrigeration). Volunteers should wear their Rotary shirts and enter through the Green gate. If you volunteer, you get free admission! Sign up here
Schoodic Scramble on Saturday, September 10th: At Grindstone Neck Golf Course in Winter Harbor. Multiple volunteers’ opportunities available from early til late. Sign up here.
Downeast Horizons Color Fun 5K on Saturday, September 10th: Rotarians are welcome to sign-up to help with this community event. Volunteer options are to help pass out water at a water station, help with parking or direct runners and walkers on the race route. Volunteer hours will be from 8:00am to 11:00am. Here is the  signup sheet 
Zoom Committee: Clyde is looking for Rotarians who would like to be on the Zoom committee to help do some research for a hotspot for the club to have better internet at China Hill and look into how much it would cost to get an upgrade on equipment. If you are interested in helping, please contact Clyde.
Guest Speaker: Gretchen Wilson of the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce was our guest speaker. Gretchen spoke about the upcoming Autumn Gold Weekend in September. The event schedule is currently being worked on and to expect a great weekend full of fun! Our pancake breakfast is part of the schedule!
Gretchen shared with us about how businesses are doing in the Ellsworth area with shortage in staff and ideas on how to get volunteers to help at local events.
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson