||Date: September 22, 2020 Issue 11
Our Next Week's Meeting: Social at the Wildlife Center in Cape Neddick,5 pm (about 100 yards before the road to the top of Mt Agamenticus.) Please notify President Maryna if you are coming and with how many, because although family members are welcome, total attendance is limited to about 20 (Which is more than our usual Social turnout but we do need to constrain group size).
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - None
~ Guests: - None
Saturday was a beautiful day for the Rotary Yard Sale Fund Drive at Pam and Andy's home in Eliot. The day netted $900.05 for Club service projects and it moved a lot of stuff, but did not empty that garage.
"People of Action", actually Maryna was attending an
online District President's meeting while she supervised the event from this position ~ the guy on the right was not ;-)
Sue and Samik also arrived, Samik left with materials for a party later this weekend. Sue
and Maryna discussed Rotary while properly distanced
The Hawaiian Paul Bunyan ~ In this case "Raising" the (Palm) tree~ many thanks to Andy & Pam
We could not have asked for a nicer day
For a 5 hour Yard Sale work starts days ahead, layout started at about 6:30 am and by 1 pm you have had enough. Pam says that was her first in 25 years, the next will be in another 25 years ;-)
Saturday September 26 Service Project: 9-NLT 11am, meet at the kittery Rotary to pull weeds from out of the sea grass on the approaches. Park at the DQ
Pam initiated the following project to support the Pease Greeters again this year, collecting snacks for the Troops overseas.
P-E Samik is collecting donations at the Kennebunk Savings Kittery Branch
Million Mask Challenge ~ A Connecticut Rotarian has bought a million masks and is distributing them to Districts for Distribution where needed. our District is receiving 100,000 masks and President Maryna has requested 3,000 to be distributed to the Fire Department, Police Department, Nursing Homes, schools, and Foot Prints and End 68 Hours of Hunger volunteers, actual numbers we will be allocated will be identified by the District and presented October 6th.
Red Cross Blood Drive ~ Sponsored by our Club :Coming up, the 3rd Thursday
in October 1-6pm+, volunteers and donors needed.
This morning our program was networking, an initiative to get to know each other a little better arising from the questionaires President Maryna had sent out at the beginning of the year. This morning Pauli and Jared questioned each other about their lives and interests.
Jared had family connections in Rotary ~his step-father was a Rotarian in Portland and his Aunt was also a Rotarian,. He approached the club when he moved to Kittery as a way of connecting with the community. He joined the club in 2010 and was Club President in 2013-2014. Jared and his wife Cara have three children, the two girls have been very active attendees at Club service projects, the youngest, his 2 1/2 year old son, hasn't had the opportunity yet. Jared works in IT, he grew up in New Hampshire, going to school at UNH. He works with his brother's company with an office in Salem NH, but as with many in the IT business, he now works a lot from home. Between college and working with his brother he traveled a bit and spent sometime in Denmark.It was noted that at the time he became Club President Jared was the yougest member to have done so - he has lost that title to our current President Maryna ;-).
Morse family at work :-)
Pauli grew up in Massachusetts and received an education degree in college, she taught 4th grade . She met her husband Tom while traveling in Greece and she has strong ties with friends in Greece that she visits when she can. As a result of studies in college she did a two week service trip in Guatamala, which she found very eye opening. After the service Tom went to work for GE and training assignments took them to several locations in the US including Kentuckey for 18 month stints. Pauli started the Kittery Adult Education program and over 20 years expanded it to include GED programs, ESOL programs, and enrichment programs. It was her international interests and experiances that were the initial "hook" that got her interested in Rotary ~ which she joined 11 years ago today!
Pauli announced a special Drive -In Movie this Saturday at the Blue Mermaid, 6:30 PM, The Human Elenent, presented by the conservation group KCAN, reservations required as there is a 60 car limit, and a suggested donation of $25 a car, the information will be forwarded by email seperately to the Club.
Upcoming Programs and Events:
Sep 26 ~ Service Project 9 ~NLT 11 am ~Weeding the sea grass at the Kittery
Traffic Circle, Park at the DQ
Sep 29 ~ 5th Tuesday of the Month ~ Social Meeting, Live, at
The Wildlife Center, 385 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, Masks required
Oct 6 ~ Eric - Kittery School's new hires
Oct 13 ~ Earldean Wells - Beach Cleanups
Oct 15 ~ Red Cross Blood Drive
Happy/Sad Dollars in September goes to fund our Third Grade Book Project
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.