District Governor spoke at our club on the District Project and goals. He also presented the club gift to Annie Sargent for adult literacy. #ellsworthrotary #peopleofaction #wearerotary #district7790
Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.  
Invocation by read by Jo Cooper and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
Visiting Rotarians: Jen Saunders and Ann Sargent both of the Ellsworth Noontime Club. District Governor Doug Curtis and his wife Ferolyn of the Rockland Club.
Guests: John Shoppe, Grace Robinson, Rebecca Greenlaw
Birthdays: Jodie Cushing, Larry Johnston and Arlyn Whitelaw. Happy Birthday!
Door Prizes: Winners were Julie Bouchard, Laura Pellerano, John Shoppe, and District Governor Doug Curtis.  
50/50: $14 to Ashley Johnson
1st Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards The Next Step.
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Ashley Johnson, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Ann Sargent, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Bill Casale, Scott Kimball, Larry Johnston, Rebecca Greenlaw, Dave Wells, Jo Cooper, Carl Lusby, District Governor Doug Curtis and Ferolyn Curtis.
Rotary Business:
  1.  Upcoming Community Service Events:
  • Blue Hill Fair Pie Booth: September 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Jodie Cushing will email the sign-up sheet. We also need pies made.  
  • Northern Light Maine Coast Schoodic Scramble: September 10-11,2021 - Please contact JoAnn Brown to help out. An email has been sent out by Jodie Cushing with all the latest information.
  • Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, September 25th. More information to come and help is needed!
  1. Blood Drive: Max Dietshe thanked everyone for continued help with the Blood Drives. He will send out an email to sign up for future dates. Please help if you can.
  2. 2021-2022 Vice President: Debbie Ehrlenbach has been selected to be the Vice President for the Club this year. Congratulations!
  3. District Governor Doug Curtis presented the club gift of $100.00 to Ann Sargent for adult literacy.
  4. Club Dues: Rotarians need to pay their club dues by August 11th. Emails were sent out last month as a reminder.
Guest Speaker: District Governor Doug Curtis, Jr, has been a Rockland Rotarian since 1999.  He has held a myriad of positions in his club to include International Board Chair, Past President (2011-12), and a 3-year term as Assistant Governor for Area 10.  He is a Paul Harris fellow +3 and has been named Rotarian of the Year in his club twice. Both he and his wife, Ferolyn have attended three International Rotary Conventions.  Ferolyn is a retired elementary school teacher and she is also a Rotarian.  They also have hosted a Rotary Exchange student from Sweden.
Doug's passion has always been serving the youth of the community and the world.   As a Rotarian in 2008, Doug deployed to Colima and the poverty-stricken village of Cofradia de Suchitlan, Mexico with six other members of his club where they were able to distribute clothes to over 400 children at Christmas, and provide them with books for four elementary schools to include a migrant camp in Queseria, Mexico; and put on a Christmas Fiesta for the children.  The club was also able to purchase three water purification wells for rural towns in Mexico and Doug helped build a patio for a dormitory for students attending the University of Colima.  His Rotary moment came when he was hand pouring cement in a Mexican street in Colima.
Both he and his wife, Ferolyn, have worked on two service projects in the slums of Cape Town, South Africa, planting spinach plants for a local elementary school and by bringing clean water to another school in the Dominican Republic through his work at his company, Edward Jones.
Doug shared a slideshow presentation about the upcoming year 2021-2022 and a few of his goals including to create a District 7790 Foundation. He spoke about his District Project – The Environment. He invites everyone to attend the District Conference – May 13-15, 2022 in St. Georges, Quebec. More information to come soon!
2021-2022 District Governor’s Citation
Your club will automatically be eligible for the 2021-2022 District Governor’s Citation if it sponsors a new Rotary, Rotaract or Interact Club or averages $100 per member to the Annual Fund.
Service: Serve to Change Lives (Min 2/5)
  • Do a Rotary Multi-club service project in your local community
  • Complete an environmental project
  • Partner with an outside organization on a service project
  • Participate in an International Service Project in person or by helping to fund one
  • Have at least 25% of your club membership participate in District 7790’s Rotary Day of Service
Foundation: (Min 2/5)
  • Contribute an average of $60 per member to the Annual Fund
  • Contribute a minimum of $1,500 to the Polio Plus Fund or average $75 per member
  • Attendance of at least one member to the District Foundation Seminar
  • Add one member to the Rotary Bequest Society
  • Contribute at least $500 to benefit the Rotary Peace Center
Public Image (Min 2/4)
  • Be published at least 3 times in your local paper or online newspaper
  • Have one television or radio spot on your club’s work
  • Promote your service Project(s) on your club’s Facebook or social media platforms such as Instagram or Twitter
  • Replace or implement the Rotary brand logo sign in your community
Membership: (Min 2/5)
  • Establish a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team or committee in your club
  • Attendance of at least one member to the District Membership Seminar or a training event
  • Conduct at least one activity to retain members of your club that have not been participating
  • Conduct one activity to recruit new members
A net gain of one member for the Rotary year
Gene reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson