Opening Ceremonies: President Scott Kimball called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Rod Fox and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Carl Lusby
Sargent at Arms: Cindy Shoppe
Make-ups: Lincoln and Debbie Ehrlenbach, Dave and Marian Wells attended the 50th Anniversary of the Bar Harbor Club.  Lincoln and Debbie also attended the 100th Anniversary of the Waterville Club.
Visiting Rotarians: David Wheaton
Guests: Graviel Nuel
Birthdays: March Rich May 2nd, Moira O'Neill May 4th, Julie Bouchard May 5th, Jo Cooper May 6th
Club Anniversaries: Dana Reiter 5/1/01, Debbie Ehrlenbach 5/3/16, Gene Pellerano 5/3/16
Door Prizes: Bottle of Wine to Irv Hodgkin, Beer Glass to Graviel Nuel, Girl Scout Cookies to Marian Wells, Coffee Mug to Julie Bouchard
50/50: $17.00 to Debbie Ehrlenbach
Happy Dollars Highlights: Debbie Ehrlenbach, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Tracy Shaffer, Dave Wells, Jane Langley, Ashley Johnson, Irv Hodgkin, Larry Johnston, Clyde Cushing, Carl Lusby, Iris Simon, Jack Frost, Gene Pellerano, Laurie Fogelman, David Wheaton, Graviel Nuel, Scott Kimball and Julie Bouchard all gave happy dollars this week. All dollars will go towards the 2019 Wheelchair project.
Rotary Business:  
  1. Ashley Johnson was recognized for her Paul Harris +1 Pin. Congrats!
  2. Auction Update: Please sell your tickets! Let Tracy know if you cannot help out at the Auction on Friday, May 18th. Last day of bringing in Auction items is Wednesday, May 16th. Last day of coaching competition is May 8th.
  3. Charlene Churchill and Tracy Shaffer both completed the Rotary Passport and received their Rotary Vests! Congrats!
  4. Community Service Project: Indian Point Clean-Up, Saturday May 12th at 9:00am. Please let Clyde Cushing know if you can help.
  5. Schoodic Club Social on Tuesday May 22nd.  Please let Jane Langley know if you plan to attend.
  6. Rotary Wheelchair Project Fundraiser: At the Penobscot Language School in Rockland on Thursday, May 24th at 6:00pm. The wheelchair project is collaboration between Bangor Breakfast, Ellsworth, Portsmouth and West Bay Rotaries. $35 per person. Reservations required call 594-1084 or visit Events at  All proceeds benefit the 2019 Wheelchair Project
Program/Speaker: This week’s guest speakers were our very own Ellsworth Rotarians who went on the 2018 Dominican Republic Wheelchair Project.
In March of 2018 The Ellsworth Rotary, joined by the Bangor Breakfast Club, the Old Town Club, and the Plymouth. N.H., Club, raised enough funds to purchase a container of 115 wheelchairs. The wheelchairs were procured through the American wheelchair mission and shipped on the group’s behalf to the Dominican Republic.
Laura Pellerano presented a slideshow of photos from the trip. Marshall Smith and Laura Pellerano spoke about the details of the project. Other Rotarians who spoke were Debbie ad Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Dave and Marian Wells, Terri Stephens, Gene and Allegra Pellerano. Everyone shared their Rotary Moment and experiences.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson