Barbara Clark and Kelly Brown were inducted into the club as our newest members!
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, Kelly Brown, Barbara Clark
Visiting Rotarians: Dave and Betty Clark of South Portland.
Birthdays: Tricia Quirk on 9/29.  Happy Birthday!
Wedding Anniversary:  Jack and Brenda Frost on 10/4.  Happy Anniversary!
Club Anniversary: Domenic Efter 15 Years and Carol Yancey 1 Year.
Door Prizes:  The lucky winners were Rebecca Greenlaw, Grace Robinson, Lincoln Ehrlenbach and Laura Pellerano.
Find Romey the Rotary Gnome: Jodie Cushing was the winner of the Rotary Gnome this week. 
50/50: $11 to Jack Frost
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: Jack Frost, Carl Lusby, Laura Pellerano, Tricia Quirk, Debbie Ehrlenbach, Gene Pellerano, Kelly Brown, Jodie Cushing, Grace Robinson, Marian Wells, Dave Wells, Lori Googins and Clyde Cushing.
Rotary Business:
Induction of New Members: Barbara Clark and Kelly Brown were inducted into the club as our newest members! Barbara was sponsored by Rotarian Dave Wells and Kelly was sponsored by Rotarian Debbie Ehrlenbach.
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: Saturday, October 22nd at 9:00am. All walkers will meet at Knowlton Park.  We will proceed down State Street to the lower light on Main Street, walk up Main Street to School Street and return to Knowlton Park.  A $20 donation is suggested to participate.  Bring your family and friends along to help raise money to eradicate polio.  Dogs are also welcome.  Funds raised will go toward Rotary International’s End Polio Now efforts.
Foundation Update: Lincoln explained what EREY is (Every Rotarian Every Year) and why everyone is encouraged to donate. The Annual Fund-SHARE is the primary source of funding for a broad range of local and international Rotary Foundation activities. Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) is the fundraising initiative designed to encourage support for the Foundation’s Annual Fund. EREY aims to engage every Rotary club member by: Encouraging members to contribute to the Annual Fund every year and Encouraging them to participate in a Foundation grant or program every year. Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants for projects that change lives. At the end of every Rotary year, contributions to the Annual Fund- SHARE from all Rotary clubs in a district are directed into two funds: Fifty percent is credited to the World Fund. Fifty percent is credited to the District Designated Fund. The Foundation uses the World Fund portion to pay for the worldwide grant and program opportunities available to all Rotary districts. Your district uses the District Designated Fund portion to fund the Foundation grants and programs of its choice. The Rotary Foundation’s funding cycle makes district contributions available for use three years after they are received. The three-year cycle gives districts time to plan projects and activities and allows the Foundation to invest the contributions. Your district Rotary Foundation committee decides how to use the District Designated Funds in consultation with the clubs in the district.
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.
Membership Night: Tuesday, October 11th at Union River Lobster Pot in Ellsworth.  Please sign up to RSVP and you guest to JoAnn asap! Invitations, menu and program were emailed last week. $15 per person and please pre-pay next week to Bob and Mary Thomas.
Loaves and Fishes Food Drive at Hannaford: Saturday, November 19th! Save the date!
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!
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:  Kenny Lemoine, Captain of the Ellsworth Fire Department was our guest speaker this week. He spoke to us about Fire Safety regarding furnace cleanings, wood stoves and more.
Respectfully submitted by Rotarian Ashley Johnson