||Date: August 9, 2022 Issue 5
Our Next Week's Meeting: Board Meeting
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - None
~ Guests: - Carolyn Delaney
Rotary picnic with our Rotary Youth Exchange students, tommorrow, Wednesday, August 10th Large Pavilion. Bring something to share. Hamburgers , hotdogs, and water will be available. We have invited the Kittery Rotary Afterhours Club and the Rotary Club of South Berwick-Eliot to join us. Regular entrance fees to the park apply ($20 a car without a season pass). Gather about 4-5 PM, picnic 5-7 pm, park closes about 8 pm. Carry-in, Carry-out, no alcoholic beverages, dogs on 9 ft long max leash.
And an apology to Nele and her family, I believe I have given her home as Ogdenburg at least twice, it is Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Thursday August 4th we presented bags of 6 books to the Mitchell School Summer pre-Kindergarten Class to encourage their continuing reading experience during the remaining days of summer.
We read "Twas the Nite Before Kindergarten" and presented the bags of books
We had missed meeting with the students during the last 2 years. lots of fun!
More news from our Rotary Short Term Exchange Students, courtesy Blayne Matty, received from Luigi Torrese.
It looks to me like the Mandani's (Ben), the Matty boys, and Domi Torrese in Pepperrell Cove, the harbor and Chauncy Creek ~ (Cool) summer fun!
Our speaker this morning was Carolyn Delaney. Carolyn is founder and CEO of Journey Magazine. (online at journey-magazine.com) Journey" is devoted to amplifying and promoting a changed narrative about addiction - from a message of despair and hopelessness to a very compelling message about hoipe, help, and solutions." Carolyn is a "woman in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction since 1993".
From 1993 until 2017 Carolyn operated her own IT business, in 2017 she was asked to be on the Board of the Portland Recovery Community Center were she became aware of how many different sources for support and help there were. A rash of overdose deaths in the Portland Area in 2018 cause herself a several others with similar experiances to see a need to get the positive meaasge out to those in need of the resources qavailable and the success stories of others. They also saw a need to addresss the perception of those in recovery. Too often those with addictions were hesitant to seek support becaus3e of the stigma of addiction in the general public.
A painful fact Carolyn shared was that 90% of people with addictions stared using substances in their teen year, between the ages of 10 through mid to late 20s, when the brain was actively developing.
The magazine is available for free, Caroylyn is devoting herself to getting the message of hope and support out, and is actively seeking to speak to groups in a position to amplify her message. The magazine is in medical waiting rooms, in car dealerships, in jails and prisons (which require careful binding) and to anyone who asks. Surrounding states have asked her to publish the magazine focused on their own state resources (The third issue of the magazine had Rotarys ongoing programs as a focus.
A book will be donated to the school libraries in Carolyn's name
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.
Marie's number got drawn today, There is $27.50 in the pot,
and a lot of cards in the deck!
And now the King of Clubs has left the deck ~ and the pot grows!!
Upcoming Programs and Events:
August 10 ~ Rotary Picnic
August 16 ~ Board meeting
August 18 ~ Club Sponsored Red Cross Blood drive
August 20 ~ Loading Mobility Devices for Crutches 4 Africa, Saco
August 27 ~ CPR Training
August 30 ~ Fifth Tuesday at Pam and Andy's Potluck
Birthdays: Aug 15 ~ President Pam
Anniversarys: Aug 25 ~ Linda and Brad
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during during July and August go toward our Mitchell
School Summer 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.