||Date: January 15, 2019 Issue 27
Our Next Week's Meeting: Students of the Month for December and January
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - None
~ Guests: - None
DGE Andy and Pam are sending pictures from District Governor training in San Diego ~ after pictures of them restaurant hopping around the city with family.
Congratulations to Desiree', who is sporting a beautiful engagement ring! Now that is the way to celebrate the Holidays!
Meeting: Club Assembly
Eric announced that Mary Lombardi has applied for the short term student exchange program. A motion was made and seconded, and approved to have the club approve her application. President Dave will forward the application to the District. This will mean that at sometime this summer the club will host an incoming student during a 2-3 week stay with a host family here.
Eric also gave an update on RYLA. He talked to a number of interested students on Monday and we should be getting the 2019applications and updated information from the District this week. Two of last years attendees are going to attend as counselors this year, which speaks volumes for the value the students put on the program.
Brad had suggested that our 5th Tuesday Social venue on the 29th of January be at the Coffee with the Chief at the Kittery Community Center. Maryna announced that Aroma Joe's was supplying the coffee for the event which is 4-7PM in Meeting Room 2. The Club would plan on dropping in during our normal 5-7 social meeting time. The club members agreed to the idea and Brad will let the Chief and the Community Center know.
Pres. Dave raised the question of support for a Club booth at this year's Kittery Block Party. After some discussion on member availability, there appears to be enough support to staff the event and Dave will file the application. This is a great event to have friends or family memners join us at and Eric thought we might also be able to get school student support as well again. Last year the current and past RYLA students had provided great staffing support.
Pres Dave briefly discussed the Free dinner for area seniors on March 24th and asked if anyone had recommendations for changes since we still had some time to plan. Brad suggested we consider changing to a ceasar salad made up in the kitchen and eliminate the need for salad dressing bowls on the table.
(Note by Dave - the bowl of dressing on the table occured years ago, prior to that the salads were made up ahead of time with dressing already on and sometimes would set for an hour or more before being served - slightly welted by that time. Since we have been in the new Community Center service time has been very quick - I think we can try Brad's idea).
Linda reminded everyone of our involvement in the South Berwick16th turkey dinner February 16th where we will be helping to prep, serve, and cleanup at as a fundraiser for the club. Linda said she would start bring a signup sheet to meetings next week. This effort can raise several hundred dollars for service projects, everyone who can, please support
Steve led discussion of the auction progress. model letters that can be personalized and used to request donations will be sent out ( They have been today). We need to all be working on potential sponsors and donors. There was much discussion on the price of admissions tickets with a recommendation by the Auction steering committee of going to a $30 pp admission. There was another school of thought that lowering the price instead of raising it would attract more people (and hopefully bidding attendees). Rather then bring it to a vote the committee felt they could wait until Assembly in February for a decision. Dave G recommended checking out what the other spring auctions that occur in the area are doing, We raised the price from $20 to $25 last year, how did that effect attendance? (I also believe that two years ago a lot of "courtesy" tickets were handed out which clouds the price vice attendance comparison, The successful auction of two safari trips last year clouds the price vice net income comparisons)
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.
Linda got the opportunity to pick the lucky raffle
ticket this morning as the Pot hit $213.50
And ~ as luck would have it - she picked her own :-)
But, she did not have a prayer!
(Not at the Joker location anyway ;-) )
(With 3 pastors onboard I had to get that line in sometime ;-) )
Jan 22 - Students of the Month
Jan 29 - Fifth Tuesday Social, no 0730 Meeting
Feb 16 - Fundraiser, Turkey Dinner Assist
Feb 21 - Blood Drive
Mar 24 - Seniors Dinner
Apr 6 - District Training Seminar
May 3 - Auction
Birthdays: Jan 18 - Eric
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during January go toward 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.