Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.
 
Invocation by read by Mary Thomas and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
 
Visiting Rotarians: Andrea Gude
 
Guests: Grace Robinson, Frank Gude, and Members of the Ellsworth Fire Department
 
Door Prizes: Winners were Debbie Ehrlenbach, Tony Bouchard and Carl Lusby.
 
50/50: Lincoln Ehrlenbach
 
2nd Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards The Hancock County Sherriff’s Department for Deputy Luke Gross’s Family.   
 
Rotary Business:
 
  • Membership Update: “Each One Bring One” Challenge: Bring a guest to Rotary and be entered in a drawing to win a prize! For each guest that attends with you at a Live Meeting, via Zoom, or brings a potential member to a Rotary Service, you’ll be entered into a drawing that many times to win a Toll House Pie! Questions, please contact JoAnn Brown.
     
  • 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 September and October. 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 October and November. Contact Rob!
     
  • China Hill Tipping: President Gene Pellerano sent an email out to membership about a problem with our relationship with China Hill regarding the payment of the server. The board will deal with this issue at the next couple of board meetings.
     
  • Movember: It’s time for the Annual Movember Challenge for Men’s Health during the month of November. $20 donations please. 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!
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 October and November.  Max Dietshe thanks everyone for their continued help.
     
  • Walk for Polio – Saturday, October 23rd at Ellsworth High School at 10:00am. $20 to walk. Funds raised will go towards Polio Plus.  
     
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry Building: We have an opportunity to help our friends from Loaves and Fishes on Sunday, October 24th beginning at 10am. This will be a construction job of ripping up and disposing of carpet in their new building. The new buildings address is 137 Down East Highway next to Darlings used vehicles. Please let Jodie Cushing know if you are able to come help!
     
  • Kids Peace Trunk or Treat – October 29th at 1pm. Candy donations are needed and anyone who can be there to help. Contact Gene Pellerano.
     
  • YMCA Trunk or Treat – October 30th – Set-up 4-5pm. Event is from 5- 7pm. Candy donations are needed and anyone who can attend to help. Contact Jodie Cushing.
     
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Drive: 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.
 
Guest Speakers: The Ellsworth Fire Department was going to be our guest speakers this evening but they had to leave for a call.
 
Classification Talk: Dave Wells shared his classification talk with club members.
 
Gene reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
 
 
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson
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