Our guest speaker on February 16th meeting was Anne Ossanna of Friendship Cottage #ellsworthrotary #wearerotary #peopleofaction
On Tuesday, February 16th at 6 PM, our club had a virtual meeting over the telephone and internet via Zoom.  President Laura Pellerano started the meeting.
Invocation was read by Ross Baldree.
The Pledge Allegiance was led by Ross Baldree  and Tony and Julie Bouchard took attendance.
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons
Birthdays: Pam Cushing and JoAnn Brown. Happy Birthday!
3rd Quarter Happy Dollars: Happy Dollars will go towards the THAW Fund. The Heating And Warmth Fund helps people stay warm and stay safe.  THAW is a community fund created in 2006 to help people afford heat through Downeast Community Partners.
The Heating and Warmth (THAW) fund provides emergency heating assistance to people in Hancock and Washington counties. THAW funds step in when all other aid has been exhausted.
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Dave Wells, Fred Beyer, Tricia Quirk, Carl Lusby and Laura Pellerano.
Don’t forget about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
Happy Dollars and Polio Donations: Treasurer Debbie Ehrlenbach would like all Happy Dollars and Polio Plus donations to be mailed in a.s.a.p. to Rotary Club of Ellsworth, PO Box 741, Ellswoth, ME 04605.
Rotary Business:
  1. Invocation Sign-Ups: Please contact Rob Hemenway to help with the invocations.
  2. Rotary Blood Drive: The next blood drive is Tuesday, February 23rd. Max Dietshe will send an email to sign-up. Please help if you can.
  3. ClubRunner Mobile App: Reminder this is wonderful tool allowing membership directory data to be available at your fingertips as well as other club information such as weekly newsletters, upcoming events, guest speakers and meetings.   It is a great companion to our ClubRunner website.
  4. 4th Quarter Happy Dollars: If anyone has a suggestion please let Laura Pellerano know.
Guest Speaker: This week’s guest speaker was Anne Ossanna of The Friendship Cottage.
Since January 2008, Anne has been the Program Director at Friendship Cottage, an Elder Services program of Downeast Community Partners. 
The promise of Friendship Cottage is to gently tend to the needs of dependent adults while guiding and assisting the family and friends who care for them.
Every weekday, Friendship Cottage offers a health model Adult Day Service Program of activities, meals, and personal care for older adults who may be physically, mentally, or functionally impaired. Our team of trained professionals and volunteers provides safe, fun, and stimulating activities to move the body and stimulate the mind, such as games, arts and crafts, reminiscing, cards, horticulture, cooking, discussion groups, travelogues, exercise, music, entertainment, and local outings. There is also time for rest and relaxation in our quiet room and a place to meet new friends in our sunny great room.
Donations from our communities help us to keep these valuable programs alive at Friendship Cottage. To make a donation, please visit the DCP Donations Page. Please be sure to indicate "Friendship Cottage" as your donation preference.
We welcome volunteers who are caring and committed to our mission. All volunteers are required to have training in the Best Friends Approach to Caregiving, which is free and provided by Friendship Cottage. Volunteers are needed to assist direct care staff with activities throughout the day, lunch preparation, and community outings. To volunteer, contact Anne Ossanna at 207-374-5612 or email a.ossanna@downeastcommunitypartners.org.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson