Opening Ceremonies: President Scott Kimball called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM at our summer location, Timberland RV Park.  Rod Fox led the Invocation and we said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Julie Bouchard was our Greeter for the evening, Cindy Shoppe was Sergeant at Arms and Tracy Shaffer took meeting notes.
Make-ups: Bruce Fischer cited various make ups earned for service projects, committee meetings and other Rotary area club meetings.
Guests: Jack Frost Introduced a New Guest, Padro.
Birthdays: Dan Hurley (August 31)
Club Anniversaries: Steve Elliott (19 Years)
Wedding Anniversaries: Fred and Leslie Beyer (48 Years)
Door Prizes: TD Bank gift mug package to Dan, wine to Jack, flowers donated by Iris to Ray, ADA T-shirt to Allegra, chocolates and note cards to Larry and wine to Peter.
Rotary Minute: Jo Cooper offered information on Texas area Rotary groups that are collecting donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Scott encouraged the group to make an individual donation to a charity of choice or to these clubs to help with recovery.  If preferred, donations can be made to our club and then sent by the club.  See Dom if interested.
50/50: $18 was awarded to Aryln Whitelaw as the lucky ticket holder.  Arlyn graciously donated it back to the 1st quarter cause which is to provide the Hancock County Sheriff’s canine in training a protective vest upon training graduation.
Happy Dollars Highlights: Among those giving happy or sad dollars toward our cause this evening:  Peter, Dom, Tracy, Jack, Laurie, Andrea, Jo, Jane, Heidi, Larry, Laura, Marian, Fred, Dave, Rodney, Bill, Terri, Suellen, Nancy, Bruce and Scott.  During Happy Dollars, congratulations were extended to Marshall for all his years of volunteer medical service cited in last week’s Ellsworth American. 
Rotary Business:  
  1.  Membership Chair Marian Wells conducted a new membership ceremony to welcome Allegra Pellerano as a new member.  Allegra was sponsored by Laura Pellerano.  David, Bruce and Laura helped conduct the ceremony with President Scott inducting her.  Congratulations Allegra and welcome!
  2. Bar Harbor Fall Auction Sweep – Tracy announced that there will be a downtown Bar Harbor business door to door canvas for auction donations Saturday, September 16 from 9:30 -12:30 PM. Those interested in helping should meet in the St. Savior’s parking lot at 9:30 AM.
  3. Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast Update – Dave circulated the sign up for the upcoming pancake breakfast, Saturday, September 23.  Please see Dave if you can help.  Serving hours are 7-10 AM.  Clean up is targeted to be done by 11 AM.
  4. Clyde provided two updates for the Community Service Committee:  A thank you to all who helped earlier in the day with the annual Freshman BBQ.  Secondly, he circulated a sign up to help with the Friends in Action Auction on Saturday, September 30 at the Moore Community Center.
  5. President Scott read a letter from the Dudman family regarding our presence at Richard Dudman’s funeral and in appreciation for our flowers.
  6. President Scott reminded Rotarians of the following upcoming projects and opportunities:
    1. The Purple Pinkie Project for Polio Plus will be held at Pat’s Pizza October 21.  More information to follow.
    2. District Assembly will be held in St. Georges, QC on October 28.
    3. Rotary Leadership Institute will be conducting training in Lewiston on Saturday, November 18.  Please let Scott know if you have any interest in attending as soon as possible.
Rotarian Fred Beyer introduced Leslie Beyer who spoke about the 3rd Annual Downeast Community Walk to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  The walk will be held Saturday, October 21 at 10 AM and will start at the Ellsworth Elementary School.  The event is a three-mile fun run/walk to raise money to stop Diabetes.  It is the only ADA walk in Maine and has become the number two walk in the nation based on revenues raised for the ADA.
In her talk, Leslie thanked us for being one of the sponsors for this year’s walk and introduced the group to an array of statistics highlighting the danger and the growth in the prevalence of Diabetes.  She noted that 11% of all Mainers have Diabetes and 37% are prediabetic. 
The talk concluded with ways we could participate in the walk and the benefits the ADA offers those with Diabetes or for those seeking more information. A brief Q&A session concluded the presentation and supplemental informational materials were made available to the group.
President Scott presented Leslie with our Rotary Speaker’s Mug and the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM with a reminder about our Polio cups.
Respectfully submitted by Tracy Shaffer