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Newsletter - Current May 17, 2022
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Volume 14 Date:May 17,2022                   Issue 38  

Our Next Week's Meeting:  Students of the Month, May and June

 

Last Week's News: 

 

Guests and Happenings:  

         ~Rotarians -  None

         ~ Guests: - None

  

Club News:  

Scenes from the District Conferencefrom Andy, Maryna, and the Internet:

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DG Dick Hall at the podium               P-E (& Acting Club) President Pam with Asst. Governor

                                                                   Maryna and friends. President Samik had to be at 

                                                                                  Company training

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 Past Club member Claire Bloom talks of hunger in America         PDGx2 Marie at the podium

and End 68 Hours of Hunger which she founded

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                         PDG Andy and P-E Pam put together a new Club Actvity display

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Andy, Pam, & Maryna having fun!

 

Meeting:  Club Board Meeting

 

Acting President, P-E Pam called for a meeting of all the members possible to initiate work on what will be one of the major goals of her year, increasing club membership. Club members bring new ideas, focus, and talents to the club and as with many organizations, the pandemic years have resulted in a decrease in active members.

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Prior to that discussion, we discussed the fact that we now have 5 RYLA Camper applications.  The District is commited to getting as many RYLA Campers to the camp this year as possible,and with the support of the Kittery Rotary After Hours Club and the District we believe we will be able to fund all of them,making this year the biggest year Kittery has had, the Camp stories should be great to hear!.(RYLA stands for "Rotary Youth Leadership Awards" a four day camp for building leadership skills )

 

Our first Short Term Rotary Youth Exchange student this summer, Adie Schroeck, will be departing for Germany in June and we have invited Adie and her family to be guests at next week's Student of the Month meeting, Adie's exchange partner, Nele Schlitter will be arriving in the States at the end of July. Mikili Matty, who joined us with the Interact Club at our Recycling Event, will be departing for Italy June 1st, and he and his exchange partner Domi Torrese will be arriving in the state at the end of July.

 

Pam, Andy, and Marie talked about the District Conference and the great speakers they had there. Pam and  Andy brought in the Tri-Fold they had put together for the Club display.

 

Pam then introduced her main agenda item, her goal of getting to 23 members in the 2022-2023 Rotary Year. Larry K.hit the nail on the head when he said we need to be clear in approaching people about why they should want to join Rotary. Andy did a good job orf voicing the elevator speech, that joining Rotary brings together the talents and resources of a  larger group of talented people committed to making a difference. It allows the indivual to tap into skills and financial support to address issues important to them.

 

Pam has proposed kicking off with a gathering where individuals can become acquainted with what Rotary and the Club are doing, and have done and finding out what is important to them and what they think we should be doing ~ and then hopefully inviting them to join us and help chart the club direction.

 

Andy and Pam are going to be sending out some addtional information and resources. Dave G is going to send out the list of projects we did last year, many members may not realize all the areas that our club got involved in over a year.

 

Also mentioned was the need to examine what projects we have supported through our annual budget and determine if we want to add or subtract items or adjust our focus in some areas.

 

In that vein, Pauli reminded us that tonight May 17, there will be a COMMUNITY SOLAR program at the Community Center 6-7:30 pm

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Upcoming Programs and Events:

         May 24   ~ Students of the Month, we will include the Shapleigh June Student of the

                          Month since school is out on June 14th

         May 31   ~ 5th Tuesday Social

         June 28 ~ Club Turnover       

        

Birthdays:  Today: May 17 ~Jose, June 13 ~ Larry K

                              

Club Reminders:

                Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund

                  our Third Grade Book Project

                 Happy/Sad dollars during May and June go toward the Mitchell School

                  Jumpstart reading program  

 

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.

 

       

                                                                                       

 

   

 

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