This week's guest speaker was Will Hutchins. 
Opening Ceremonies: President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Greeter: Grace Robinson

Invocation was read by Clyde Cushing and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visiting Rotarians: Dave & Betty Parsons.
Sergeant at Arms: Bob and Mary Thomas
Guests:  Grace Robinson and John Shoppe
Birthdays: Happy Birthday to Rebecca Greenlaw and Ray Williams!
Wedding Anniversaries: Bill and Jenny Casale
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were Ray Williams, Benedetta Pellerano, Carol Jordan, Clyde Cushing, Lincoln Ehrlenbach and Laura Pellerano
50/50: $10 to John Shoppe
1st Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards Downeast Horizons Special Olympics Program.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: John Shoppe,  Carl Lusby, Grace Robinson, Laura Pellerano, Rebecca Greenlaw, Max Diestshe, Lincoln Ehrlenbach and Clyde Cushing.  
Rotary Business:  
July 26th Club Meeting: At next week’s meeting we will be wrapping silverware for the Pancake Breakfast. Please come and help out!
2022-2023 Membership Passports: JoAnn Brown shared this year’s Membership Passports. This will was emailed out to the membership.
Pay your dues: You can send in a check or pay online using PayPal at:
Update on the Ellsworth Rotary Blueberry Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, August 6th under the Tent at the Ellsworth YMCA parking lot.7am – 10am. Tickets are available! Please sell or buy!
Friday, August 5th – meet at the Storage building to get the grills and supplies at 4:00pm and set up. For Saturday morning -Please arrive at the breakfast to help at 6am. Everyone needs to help stay to clean-up too!
The Pancake Breakfast Banner will be going up on the morning of July 31st (Sunday)
All Rotarians are needed to help! Please save the date and bring your family and friends to volunteer as well. Lincoln sent an email of what each member can sign up for on the day of the event.  A sign-up sheet has been passed around for those who can bring propane tanks for the grills. We will need 12.
We are working on getting donations and items for the breakfast. Cost of tickets are $9.00 for Adults and Under 10 years is $5.00.
Major Sponsors for the Pancake Breakfast/Events: Instead of having major sponsors for club events, our Partner Program was created. If you or a business would like to be part of the Partner Program, please contact Debbie or Ashley. Partner Letters will be mailed out next week to businesses.
Rotary Gnome: New FUN activity!  Starting at our weekly meetings…  if your ticket gets drawn you will need find the hidden Rotary Gnome! If you do, you get to take it home with you for a week and take a picture of you and the gnome with the “My Rotary sign” in the community! If you can’t find the Gnome then you will need to donate a dollar to Polio Plus. Let’s have some fun!
Help with Door Prizes: We are getting low on door prizes for the weekly meetings. Please bring in a few items in.
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.
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 April and May!
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: The pantry is looking for volunteers to help out at the Pantry. Please call them to sign up to help.
Guest Speaker: This week's guest speaker was Will Hutchins. Will is a senior at Sumner Memorial High School and Hancock County Technical Center in the welding program.  At Sumner, he has participated in soccer, baseball and basketball during his high school years. Will currently participates in golf. At HCTC, Will completed Diesel I and II programming during his sophomore and junior year.
In his community, he is a volunteer firefighter with the Winter Harbor Fire Department. Will also earned his Eagle Scout badge in the 8th grade in Troop #86 by completing baseball dugouts for Ellsworth Elementary Middle School.
He has been enthusiastic and motivated by the fishing industry since he was a young boy. Will would jump on his stepfather's and grandfather's boat to help fish/drag for lobsters, halibut, scallops and years ago Maine shrimp. He obtained his student lobster license at the age of 8 and has worked his way up to where he is now with his own lobster boat named F/V Meridian, commercial fishing license and 400 traps.
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson