||Date: January 14, 2020 Issue 27
Our Next Week's Meeting: Club Assembly
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - Assistant Governor Marilyn McLaughlin
~ Guests: - Linda Lorrey
President Eric asked the Board if the Club would support funding the rental of a Program to be used in the Kittery Schools and the community for Black history Month (February)week www.alwaysinseasonfilm.com . Secretary Dave G moved to fund the needed $129 out of Undesignated Service project funds (Currently $2,000 remaining) based upon this being completely in line with the focus are (Education & Literacy) of our spring fund raiser. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved by the Board.
~ Rob will be contacting club members to take up roles in support of the May 5K race. Dave G had noted at last week's meeting that since we are partnering with other community organizations whose work we, also, support, this is not only a Fund Raising Project but also a Service project to the community.
~ Pam has volunteered to be the coordinator for the Club support of Donate Life (see last week's newsletter) and she will be contacting members and answering questions or concerns about signing up to be an organ donor, ~ and if you have signed up please let Pam know.
Meeting: Linda Lorrey, Leadership Giving Officer from United Way of the Greater Seacoast was our guest speaker today.
She spoke about the Community Baby Shower that they sponsor each year. Last year they had 74 expecctant mothers attend. The expectant mothers are given access to maternal and early childhood health services, information on newborn nutrition, a care package plastic tote full of baby necessities such as diapers, baby blanket, some baby clothes and more. It was amazing to see how much stuff was in opne of these totes! They are also given lunch. They are also given educational materials to help guide them on their journey into parenthood. They also have a baby boutique where the mother's to be can pick up some gently used baby clothes for their soon to be newborn.
She also, talked about their Purses for a Purpose event that brings together over 200 women to connect, learn about their community, and make a positive impact, all while bidding on dozens of new designer purses! This important and fun event highlights a silent purse auction, wine pull and live auction while raising awareness and funds for United Way’s work in the Greater Seacoast region. This event in 2019 raised $72,000 for the Greater Seacoast. The United Way of the Greater Seacoast covers 47 communities - 45 in NH and Kittery & Eliot, ME.
Our Club Presdient Eric normally holds the deck to when the winning ticket holder tries to pull the joker. As Eric was the lucky ticket holder, he had to let Samik hold the deck while he drew the King of hearts! Better luck next time, Eric! The pot was $195!! Will we have a winner next week of the ever growing pot?
50-50 Raffle: 50% of the pot goes for club administration and 50% goes to the
lucky individual if raffle ticket is chosen and they select the one joker hidden
in the ever decreasing deck of cards. If the joker is not drawn then the pot rolls
over to the next week.
Upcoming Programs and Events:
January 21 ~ Club Assembly
January 27 ~ District Mid-Year Dinner
January 28 ~ Students of the Month
Birthdays: January 18 ~ Eric
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during January support Student Recognition
Do not forget to regularly check the calendar of our Web Site for long term schedules and the photo Album for updates on our Program pictures and Activity pictures.