||Date: November 13, 2018 Issue 20
Our Next Week's Meeting: Club Assembly
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - DGE Andy (Just kidding Andy)
~ Guests: - Susannah Goodwin
Delivery of the items collected for the Pease Greeters Care Packages for overseas troops.
The Pease Greeters were started in 2005 and to date have met over 1,600 flights of troops either headed overseas or returning home. The group assembles at all hours of day or night when the flights land for refueling:, greeting the troops with coffee, donuts, cell phone access to call home, and a warm sendoff.
The Pease Greeters assemble care packages headed out to 10 different military sites overseas every two weeks. Goods are donated from all over New England by many different organizations. Past Chairman and charter member Chuck Cove showed us around the facility that the Pease
Development Association has made available for their use.
November is Rotary Foundation Month. The Foundation is the non-profit arm of Rotary, funding projects here in our own District and around the world, carefully administered by Rotarians with detailed followup to ensure funds are efficiently and appropriately used on projects needed by the recipients. Contributions of any size are welcome. Donations by check are made out to "The Rotary Foundation" and given to Brad. It would be great if all of the Club members could be supporting, whether $10, $25, $100, or more, last year less then 1/3 of the club were Foundation supporters and it maybe that stories of large donations discourage what has always been a strong combined effort by the Club.
The November 10 Route 236 Road Cleanup organized by the South Berwick -Eliot Club was leanly supported at both ends of the highway but we did managed to remove 8 bags of trash on the south end in the scheduled time and got a big thank you from one passing driver in the process.
Pauli demonstrates the proper fashion for a moist highway cleanup "op"
The road is at least 8 bags cleaner!
A this weeks meeting we found out that although the rain stopped aroound 7 AM on our end of the road it was still pouring rain at 9am on the other end.
Saturday December 1st is the Kittery Holiday Parade,bring friends and family to help us serve in the John Paul Jones Park at the end of the parade. If you can bring cookies please let Dave G know. We will make up hot chocolate and be ready in the park when they arrive. The Parade kicks off at 3 pm and arrives about 30 -40 minutes later
President Elect Eric,(aka "Roadrunner") Introduced, by power point, the new Kittery School Department staff.
We will undoubtedly meet many of them in our various school projects duriing the year.
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.
Rob held the selected raffle ticket this morning, the pot is now at $125.50!
Just a few cards away!
But Rob now has a 10 of spades!
Nov 20 ~ Club Assembly
Nov 27 ~ Students of the Month
Dec 1 ~ Kittery Holiday Parade
Dec 4 ~ Kittery Outlets
Birthdays: Nov 14 ~ Linda, Nov 16 ~ Dave F
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during November go toward refreshments for the Holiday Parade
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.