||Date: November 24,2020 Issue 21
Our Next Week's Meeting: District International Service Projects
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - None
~ Guests: - Enrique Blackwood, Carrigan Cyr, John Drisko, Donald Gagnon,
Michelle Perry, Patrick Roy, Gregory and Jessica Cyr
We start drawing December 1st! Get all the sales of chances in to Marie immediately from now on to ensure ure all the sales are in the "Pot".
Our Club "Visibility" certainly took a jump this last month,in 28 days we reached over 12,000. The calendar posting was seen almost 8,000 times and shared 21 times. We heartily thank all the businesses, organizations, and individuals who have participated and supported us.
The Stuff a Cruiser Collection for Kittery Holiday baskets is December 12, no word yet on volunteer support needed. There is a Stuff-A-Boat event also planned for December 5th at the Boat Landing at Traip Noon to 6 pm which will be collecting Toys and also food for Foot Prints Food Pantry and Brad reports Stve is looking for large boxes to put the items in.
Meeting: Students of the Month for Shapleigh School and R.W. Traip Academy
Unfortunately technical issues prevented the appearance of Shapleigh Student of the Month Enrique ("Rico" )Blackwood but his teacher Patrick Roy and Assistant Principal Michelle Perry were able to join us and we recorded the video for the family.
Rico "Is the type of person who does good when no one is looking", not because he has to but because it is the right thing to do. He displays great leadership calmly. "Still waters run deep", he is quiet but generates great work, a very talented writer of stories. He has a great sense of humor and he always takes his work to the next level. We may have missed seeing him online this time but we expect we will have more chances in his school career.
Teacher Patrick Roy described 8th Grader Enrigue Blackwood for the Club
Sophomore Carrigan Cyr was selected by the P-E and Health department as the R.W. Traip Academy November Student of the Month, introduced by Don Gagnon. Don described the difficulties of teaching under the current pandemic restrictions and the even greater challenges of doing so with remote learning involved
"Carrie" is a fully remote student and Don credits her with helping him adjust his teaching. "She is an unbelievable online student" "So much integrity, honesty, dedication and self discipline" Don talked about how impressed he was with how she handles herself, an all around great student and professional in her approach. When asked by Club members about what motivates her, her reply was that she very much wanted to build a good foundation of learning to build her self upon. The maturity of he answers and her very solid recognition of what undergraduate education is all about is remarkable.
Above is a picture of Carrigan sent to Eric A book will be donated to the school libraries
in the name of our November Students
A very sincere thank you to the Students, teachers, and parents. It is a pleasure to hear what they are doing and have done under remarkably difficult constraints. It is rewarding and comforting to see the leadership and maturity of these young people
The Rotary Foundation ~ Club Foundation Chair Brad reminded us that November is Rotary Foundation month. He recently sent out a Club email which included a link so donations can easily be made online. If you do pay online let himself and Marie know since the Club has matching funds budgeted, he also said if anyone has questions they can email Dave or Marie.
President Maryna mentioned that she was the Club's Protection Officer and had received the training, she was arranging with Pauli to schedule a Club certification Training for an upcoming meeting. The District and the Club has a Protection Policy governing conduct toward each other, ,Club guests, vlunteers and at risk individuals (adults and children) we have contact with and the Club Protection Officer is the individual that concerns or problems can be taken to to ensure they are properly handled.
Upcoming Programs and Events:
Dec 1 ~ District International Service, Emma Bodewell Committee Chair
~ Start the Drawing for our December Calendar Raffle!
Dec 5 ~ Stuff A Boat
Dec 8 ~ School Music Program
Dec 15 ~ Club Assembly
Dec 17 ~ Club Sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive
Dec 22 ~ Students of the Month
Dec 29 ~ No meeting
Birthdays: Dec 5 ~ Mike, Dec 10 ~ Andy
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during november will go to support our ongoing service projects.
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.