Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.
Greeter: Ashley Johnson
Invocation read by Gene Pellerano and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons of South Portland
Birthdays: Zanny Stwertka on January 30th.  Happy Birthday!
Club Anniversaries: Clyde Cushing and Pam Cushing 6 Years on January 26th, Tricia Quirk 9 Years on January 29th and Fred Beyer 5 Years on January 31st. Congratulations!
3rd Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards the Rotary Scholarship Fund for students at Ellsworth High School and Hancock County Technical Center.    
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Dave Wells, Laura Pellerano, Carl Lusby, Iris Simon, Carol Yancy, Gene Pellerano and Ashley Johnson.
Rotary Business:
February Board of Directors Meeting: The next board meeting is Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:30pm at China Hill. 
Membership Committee Meeting:  The next membership meeting is Thursday, January 27th at 8:00am via Zoom. All are welcome. Please contact JoAnn Brown.
Valentine's day Cookie Exchange: For our February 15th meeting, members are encouraged to do a cookie exchange or would like to bring in a homemade treat to share to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Also, any members who would like contribute to 86 care packages being delivered to Meadowview residences on Feb. 14th. Suggestions bring in candy, diabetic candy, some type of treat; a collection box at Rotary meetings on Feb. 1 and 8th. JoAnn Brown can pick up other donations or they could be dropped off at the hospital to JoAnn. If you are currently out of town you can mail a check to the club at: Rotary Club of Ellsworth, PO Box 741, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
Reminder to pay your dues: You can send in a check or pay online using PayPal at
Make-Ups and Community Service Hours: Please let Jodie Cushing and Marian Wells know if you do any community service or makeups throughout the week.
Rotary Apparel on Sale: Contact Dave Wells to order any Rotary Hats, Shirts and Sweatshirts!
Be Our Guest Cards: Cards are available to be given out to invite someone to Rotary as your guest. Dinner is provided by the club!
Greeter Sign-Up List: We are looking for Greeters for our weekly meeting. Please sign-up to help! A sign-up sheet is going around at the meeting.
Rotary Each One Bring One: For each potential member you bring to a Rotary meeting (whether in person or via zoom) or a Rotary community service project in the month of January, you will be entered to win an amazing prize. We are also going to present a Rotary magnet to potential members who attend a meeting.
This month, Laura Pellerano will be making and donating a dozen home-made bagels for the prize! Also, Gene Pellerano will add to the prize some fresh coffee from Rooster Brother. Dave and Marian Wells will be contributing a bottle of wine.
Let JoAnn Brown know the name and email of any interested members prior to them attending a meeting, she can forward them some information on joining Rotary. Also, remember you can always invite potential members to a Rotary Club meeting and their meal will be paid for by the club. Prize will be drawn at Feb. 1 meeting.
Rotary Facebook Spotlight: Contact JoAnn Brown to sign up for the Rotary Spotlight on our Social Media pages. You send her a picture of yourself with information on why you join Rotary and it will be posted online.
“I AM ROTARY” signs and bumper stickers are available: Please display the sign at your office, when you’re out volunteering or at home! Please place the Bumper Sticker on your vehicle. We are hoping to see these in our community to get the word out about Rotary!
Upcoming Community Service Events:
Blood Drive: The Blood Drive is the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Max Dietshe thanks everyone for their continued help. Please sign up for February and March!
Guest Speaker: This week’s guest speaker was Tom Day of California. He shared a great presentation about  the Ice at The North Pole. He spoke about the basics of melting ice at the North Pole and the seasonal changes of the Arctic ice cap. Tom shared a few satellite images and graphs showing effects on Greenland and Antarctica.
Gene reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson