Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.
 
Greeter: Rebecca Greenlaw
 
Invocation by read by Rebecca Greenlaw and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
 
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Parsons
 
Guests: Grace Robinson, Brielle Johnson, John Shoppe and Ruth Calas
 
Birthdays: Grace Robinson and Carol Jordan.  Happy Birthday!
 
Door Prizes: Winners were Allegra Pellerano, Brielle Johnson and JoAnn Brown
 
50/50: $7 Ashley Johnson
 
2nd Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards The Hancock County Sherriff’s Department for Deputy Luke Gross’s Family.   
 
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Ashley Johnson,  Grace Robinson, Bob Thomas, Max Dietshe, JoAnn Brown, Rebecca Greenlaw, Gene Pellerano and JoAnn Brown.
 
Rotary Business:
 
Upcoming Community Service Events:
 
Blood Drive: The Blood Drive is the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Please sign up for the month of November and December.  Max Dietshe thanks everyone for their continued help.
 
Loaves and Fishes Food Drive: Saturday, November 20th at Ellsworth Hannaford. A sign-up sheet has been around to sign up. Shifts are 9-11am, 11-1pm, 1-3pm the last shift stops at 2pm then follows the van back to the pantry to unload. Contact Jodie Cushing.
 
Downtown Ellsworth Christmas Parade: Our club will be in the Christmas Parade again this year escorting Santa! If you would like help out, please let Jodie Cushing know. The event is Saturday, December 4th at 11:00am.
 
Gifting Experience: Jack Frost and Carl Lusby are encouraging donations from Businesses and Club Members for this year’s Gifting Experience. A sponsor form will be emailed out soon. More info to come soon!
 
KidsPeace Christmas Presents: Rebecca Greenlaw has info for those who would like to start shopping for Christmas presents for Kids at KidsPeace. We plan to wrap all presents at our Holiday Party in December.
 
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry for December: Our club will be helping at the Food Pantry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the month of December. Jodie Cushing will be sending out a sign-up sheet.
 
Haven’s Sweet Rotary Fundraiser: Our club is partnering with Haven’s Candies in Scarborough Maine to help raise money for the club.  Haven's Candies has generously agreed to donate 20% of all Ellsworth Rotary Club sales back to the Club. All orders placed between now and December 14, 2021 will qualify the club for a 20% donation. An email was sent out with more info. 
 
Rotary 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!
 
Greeter Sign-Up: Debbie Ehrlenbach is looking for Greeters for the month of November and December. Please let her know if you are available to help.
 
Invocation Sign-Up: Rob Hemenway is looking for members who can help doing the weekly invocations at our meetings. He has sent out an email for the month of November and December. Contact Rob!
 
Movember: It’s time for the Annual Movember Challenge for Men’s Health. $20 donations. Men grow facial hair and women to have a fake beard or mustache. All donations go towards MCMH.
 
Rotary Apparel on Sale: Contact Dave Wells to order any Rotary Hats, Shirts and Sweatshirts!
 
Guest Speaker: John Ronan, FACHF, President of Maine Coast Hospital was our guest speaker.  He gave an overview of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital and Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital Capital Campaign which should bring significant medical care improvements to this area.
 
Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital has started their Building on Promise, a campaign to renovate and refresh key inpatient spaces at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. With the help from longtime hospital supporter Edith Dixon, who is challenging the community to donate and pledge a total of $1 million by December 31, 2022. Mrs. Dixon will match campaign gifts dollar-for-dollar up to the million-dollar milestone.
 
Every gift and pledge made to the Challenge will support Maine Coast’s modernization. The project will include an all new spacious, family-focused birthing center with modern amenities, close proximity to the operating room when emergency C-sections are needed, and a centralized parent and infant monitoring system. The project also includes renovations to patient rooms, increasing the availability of private rooms and improving patient and family comfort and privacy.
The project will be funded by campaign donations and support from Northern Light Health.
 
To support the campaign, please click here or call JoAnn Brown, philanthropy officer, at 207.664.5548, or Ruth Calas, director of philanthropy, at 207.664.5577.
 
Gene reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
 
 
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson
 
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