Dale Hamilton, Executive Director and Amie Hasham, Clinical Supervisor of Community Health and Counseling Services were our guest speakers at this week’s meeting.
Opening Ceremonies: President Gene Pellerano called the meeting to order.
Greeter: Debbie Ehrlenbach
Invocation read by Dave Wells and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
Guests: Carol Yancey and Dom Efter
Door Prizes: Winners were Bob Thomas, Carl Lusby, Laura Pellerabo and Dom Efter.
50/50: $10 to Allegra Pellerano
1st Quarter Happy Dollars: This quarter all happy dollars will go towards The Next Step.
The following Rotarians gave Happy Dollars: Allegra Pellerano, Carl Lusby, Cindy Shoppe, Dom Efter, Arlyn Whitelaw, Debbie Ehrlenbach, and Dave Wells.
Rotary Business:  
  • Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast Update: After much discussion from the committee and board members, the Board of Directors voted to cancel the Pancake Breakfast due to the increase risk of COVID-19.
  • Foundation Minute: Congratulations to Arlyn Whitelaw for receiving her Paul Harris +6 Pin!
  • Machias Rotary Club Visit: This week Clyde Cushing and Jodie Cushing will travel to the town of Machias to meet with the Machias Rotary Club. They have recently been added to our district.
  • Schoodic Scramble Update: Due to the amount of rain the day before the event, the golfers were not able to play golf. But everyone was invited to attend to participate in putting and chipping contests and play other golf related games. Golfers were able to pick up their Schoodic Scramble hats, the silent auction was still a go and lots of food was provided! JoAnn Brown sends her Thanks to everyone who volunteered and donated!
  • 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 Dozen Home Baked Whoopie Pies! Questions, please contact JoAnn Brown.
  • “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 September and October.
  • Partner Program: As of this week, 24 businesses have sent in donations for this year! An updated list of businesses who have donated are displayed at our weekly meetings by the podium.  This has been posted to our website and social media pages.
  • Clubrunner Mobile Reminder: ClubRunner Mobile is a wonderful tool allowing membership directory data to be available at your fingertips as well as other club information such as weekly newsletters, upcoming events, guest speakers and meetings.   It is a great companion to our ClubRunner website. Click on the link below to get started! 
  • Reminder - Rotary.org: We encourage all members to visit https://www.rotary.org/en to sign-in using your email address and create your own password. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary International, the Foundation, the District we are a part of, what our club is working on for this year and so much more! An email was sent out on how to set this up. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Johnson. 
Upcoming Community Service Events:
  • Blood Drive: The Blood Drive is the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. We are all set for September. Please sign up for the month of October.  Max Dietshe thanks everyone for their continued help.
  • Walk for Polio – Saturday, October 23rd at Ellsworth High School. Funds raised will go towards Polio Plus.  
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: The pantry is looking for volunteers to help stock the shelves and pick up food donations from the stores. If you are able to help, please contact Jodie Cushing.
Guest Speakers: Dale Hamilton, Executive Director and Amie Hasham, Clinical Supervisor of Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS) were our guest speakers at this week’s meeting. Each of them has vast education and experience in the mental health field. With mental health being such an important topic, they gave us a broad overview of terminology, statistics, different types of mental illness, what to look for, and what is available for community resources.
Dale and Amie passed out handouts about Therapeutic Treatments Modalities/Interventions, Resources in Hancock County, Emotional Coping Tools and CBT/DBT Core Coping Tools. For club members who weren't present at the meeting, please contact Ashley Johnson if you would like them emailed to you. 
Click on the link below to visit the CHCS Mental Health Services Page
Gene reminded everyone about Polio Plus and EREY! Please consider making a donation.
 Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson