This week our guest speaker was Hannah Walen of the Maine Community Foundation.
Opening Ceremonies:  President Clyde Cushing called the meeting to order.
Invocation was read by Rhonda Parker and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms:  Bob and Mary Thomas
Guests:  Grace Robinson, Shelly VanCamp, Virginia Ritnam and Amanda Gardner
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Clark of South Portland.
Club Anniversaries: Iris Simon 33 Years and Rachel Bousquet 4 Years
Wedding Anniversaries: Carl and Anne Lusby. Celebrating 50 Years!
Door Prizes:  The lucky winners were Scott Kimball, Jack Frost, Dave Wells and Nancy Mayo
Find Romey the Rotary Gnome: Gene Pellerano was the winner of the Rotary Gnome this week. 
50/50: $10 to Ashley Johnson
Happy Dollars: 2nd Quarter Happy Dollars will go towards Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital’s Urology Department for Men’s Health.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: Ashley Johnson, Grace Robinson, Scott Kimball, Bob Thomas, Lori Googins, Rhonda Parker, Gene Pellerano, Nancy Mayo, Fred Beyer, Jack Frost, Dave Wells and JoAnn Brown-Rodick.
Rotary Business:
Rotary Blood Drives at the Elks Club: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Sign up with Max Dietshe.  Please send all your community service hours to Max!
Walk for Polio Update: This year’s walk raised $700.00 with 25 in attendance. Thank you!
Zoom Committee: Clyde is looking for Rotarians who would like to be on the Zoom committee to help do some research for a hotspot for the club to have better internet at China Hill and look into how much it would cost to get an upgrade on equipment. If you are interested in helping, please contact Clyde.
Loaves and Fishes Food Drive at Hannaford: Saturday, November 19th. The sign-up sheet is going around to volunteer. Shifts are 9am-11am, 11am-1pm and 1pm to 3pm.
New this year we are adding a challenge! The Ton of Turkey Challenge! We are asking all Rotarians and members of the community to help donate one ton of Turkeys to the Pantry (134 frozen turkeys or two chickens) can be dropped off at any meeting up to November 15th or at the pantry during operating hours. If you live too far away, you can donate $20 and they will count as a turkey. Donations can be mailed to our club’s address at PO Box 741, Ellsworth.
Fellowship Update: Trunk or Treat is October 29th at 4pm at the Ellsworth YMCA. All are invited to attend and dress up! Our theme is “Western” We are looking for a wagon wheel, hay and other western decorations. Please contact Jodie Cushing! We are looking for candy donations!
The Ellsworth Downtown Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00pm. New this year is late afternoon and to celebrate with lighted floats! The theme is “Christmas at the Movies” All Rotarians are invited to attend to help out!
Christmas Party: We are looking for ideas for this year’s Christmas Party. Please send your thoughts to Jodie Cushing.
Annual Gifting Experience: This will be in person this year on Saturday, December 10th. Save the date, more details to come soon!
Greeter and Invocation Sign up Lists: We are still in need for Rotarians to help sign up to be a Greeter or give the Invocation at our weekly meetings. Please help.
Guest Speaker:  This week our guest speaker was Hannah Walen of the Maine Community Foundation. She is the Director of Donor Engagement and consults with donors to help them achieve their philanthropic goals. Based in Ellsworth, Hannah covers Hancock and Washington Counties. She gave a presentation of the foundation and spoke about its mission and goals.  
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson