Opening Ceremonies:  President Debbie Ehrlenbach called the meeting to order.
Invocation was read by:  Jo Cooper and we all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sergeant at Arms:  Tony and Julie Bouchard
Setting up Zoom: Clyde Cushing
Guests:  Brielle Johnson, Laurie Fogelman, Saxon Tinto, Mark Worth, Mary Beth Harmon. 
Door Prizes: The lucky winners were: Brielle Johnson, Jodie Cushing, Marc Rich, Laurie Fogelman and Shelly Van Camp.
$50/50: $11 to Julie Clark, who generously donated back to our fundraising this quarter for Healthy Acadia.
Happy Dollars: 1st Quarter Happy Dollars will go towards: Mental Health and Wellness at Healthy Acadia.
The following individuals gave Happy Dollars: Julie Clark, Jack Frost, Pam Cushing, Jane Langley, Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Kelly Brown, Laurie Fogelman, Laura Pellerano and Carl Lusby.
Next Step 30th Anniversary Project at The Great Maine Lumberjack Show – October 8th. Our club will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs.
2023 Peanut Butter & Jelly drive, which runs the month of September, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. The bank will match every jar of PB&J that the club collects, and the food will be delivered to local organizations and schools to help alleviate food insecurity.
Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast. Tickets are available to sell or buy. Volunteers are needed and there is a signup sheet is going around.  See Lincoln for tickets.
Loaves and Fishes help “Fill a Seat” at The Grand on September 15th. The club collected food and  will deliver to The Grand this week. The Grand has a goal of filling all 400 seats with food and cash donations from the community.
Rotary Blood Drives are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Ellsworth. Please sign up to help.
Polio Walk: Tricia Quirk and Lincoln Ehrlenbach are leading the charge on this year’s Walk for Polio, which will be held on October 21st. We are meeting at Knowlton park at 9:30am for pictures and donuts/coffee. The Walk will start at 10:00am.
There will be a pizza party after the walk at Fogtown Brewing. A sign-up sheet is available and members can contact Tricia to get a T-shirt prior.
2023-24 Rotary Passport- This was emailed to all members. Please check it out!
The Nominating Committee met last week to discuss future possible officers for Secretary, Vice President and President Elect. Any Rotarians who are interested in holding any of the officer positions, please let Debbie Ehrlenbach know.
Guest Speaker:  This week’s guest speaker was PJ Keenan. PJ is honored and thrilled to be the new Executive Director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.
She shared with us all the activities going on during Autumn Gold Weekend including our pancake breakfast and an update on businesses throughout the City including downtown businesses. She encourages everyone to shop local.
Respectfully submitted by Ashley Johnson