Guest Speaker Scott Boucher spoke about Polio Plus
Opening Ceremonies: President Jo Cooper called the meeting to order.  Invocation by Rod Fox and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Greeter: Grace and Clyde Cushing
Well Wisher: Carl Lusby
Sargent at Arms: Julie and Tony Bouchard
Visiting Rotarians: Scott Boucher from Bangor Rotary Club and Sandy and Jim Anderson
Birthdays:  Rick Afton 9/15 and Rachel Bosquet 9/16
Door Prizes: Fred Beyer, Ruth Moore, Julie Clark, Larry Fernald and Jo Cooper were lucky winners
50/50: $15.00 to Tracy Shaffer
Happy Dollars Highlights: Tracy Shaffer, Carol Jordan, Allegra Pellerano, Larry Fernald, Gene Pellerano, Carl Lusby, Scott Kimball, Terri Stephens, Marshall Smith, Laurie Fogelman Ruth Moore, Dave Wells and Jo Cooper all gave happy dollars. All happy dollars this quarter will go towards Polio Plus.
Rotary Business:  
  • Please pay your club dues a.s.a.p.
  • Friends in Action Auction October 5th 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Sign-ups are going around each week. Contact Marc Rich to help out.
  • The Fall Social will be at China Hill on September 24th
  • Purple Pinkie Project – Saturday, October 19th at Pat’s Pizza. More info to come soon. Gene Pellerano will be organizing this service project.
  • International Committee Meeting – Tuesday, September 17th at 5:15pm at China Hill
  • Membership Night – Tuesday, October 29th at China Hill. Please let Marian Wells know if you would like to invite a future perspective member and she will mail an invitation. JoAnn Brown is helping Marian as co-chair.
  • Wheelchair Pancake Breakfast – Autumn Gold Weekend Saturday, Sepetember 28th at EEMS
  • Club 70th Anniversary is February 2020- If you would like to help organize this event, please contact Laurie Fogelman.
Program/Speaker: Rotarian Scott Boucher from the Bangor Club was our guest speaker this week. Scott spoke to the club about Polio Plus. He gave a brief history of Polio. He explained

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We've helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson