Opening Ceremonies: President Jo Cooper called the meeting to order.  The invocation was offered by Laurie Fogelman and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Club Opening and Welcomes: The club thanked the following for helping with tonight’s meeting:  Greeter and Note Taker Tracy Shaffer, Sergeants at Arms Julie and Tony Bouchard.
Secretary Clyde Cushing noted that there were no visiting Rotarians this evening and no birthdays to recognize.  The club offered best wishes to Dom and Arlyn on their 25th wedding anniversary and recognized Rotary service anniversaries for Marshall (21 years) and Dom (13 years).
Door Prizes: Lots of fun door prizes continue to be brought in by the membership!  This week, a bottle of wine went to Carolyn, Fred and Jane.  Wine charms went to Clyde, Terri won a bag and calendar and our guest speaker won a decorative sign.
50/50: Julie Clark won the 50/50 and donated it to the Happy Dollar Quarterly cause which was announced this evening for the second quarter.  This quarter, happy dollars will support Christmas gifts for the Kid’s Peace resident children.
Happy Dollars Highlights:
Among Rotarians offering Happy Dollars tonight:  Julie Clark, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Carl Lusby , Iris Simon, Laura Pellerano, Terri Smith, Marshall Smith, Irv Hodgkin, Bill Casale, Larry Fernald, Scott Kimball,  Carolyn S., David Wells, Jackie Sinclair, Tracy Shaffer, Alicia Johnson, Clyde Cushing, Alison King, Danny and Jo Cooper.
Rotary Business:
  1. David Wells noted that 269 people attended the Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast, up 70 from last year. 
  2. Marc Rich reminded Rotarians of the Friends In Action Auction volunteer opportunity on Saturday, October 5.  The blood drive will be held on October 15 and sign ups will be held next week.
  3. President Jo Cooper reminded Rotarians of the Membership Night October 29.
  4. Jo Coopoer thanked David Wells, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Laura and Gene Pellerano for attending the October 5 District Assembly.
  5. The next board meeting is next Tuesday at 4:30 PM; all are welcome.
Our speaker for the evening was Steven Rowe, current president of the Maine Community Foundation.  Steven provided handouts which highlighted Hancock County agencies supported by the foundation and also material highlighting the strategic goals of the foundation which were created by grass roots community discussions held in each county.  The 5 current strategic areas of focus are Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Racial Equity, Entrepreneurship and Helping Older People Thrive.  He discussed ways people can give to the foundation including giving to a current fund, starting a fund and naming the foundation in your will or life insurance as a beneficiary. 
Our meeting closed at 6:36 PM.
Respectfully submitted by Tracy Shaffer