||Date: Sept 10, 2019 Issue 11
Our Next Week's Meeting: Club Assembly
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~ Guests: - Ann Boardman, Giacomo Craviatto, Ayaka Komukai, Jose Luis Liberal Diaz, Melissa Hernadez Castro, Martina Dicorato
Congratulations to Desiree and Andy Barris! We wish them a wonderful day Sunday as they start the first day of their first wedding Anniversay :-)
Hopefully we will have a large turnout for ROTARYROCKS October 5th. Bring potential Rotary members to see the energy Rotary generates! Register now. As event sponsors we have free tickets for up to 5 new potential members. The event is also looking for individual and company supporters/sponsors!
President Eric had 5 special guests today. We are delighted to meet five foriegn exchange students who are attending Traip Academy this year . Giacomo from Strbino Italy, Ayaka from Amori Japan, Jose from Pamplona Spain, Melissa from Saltillo, Coauila Mexico, and Martina from Ravenna Italy
Each student shared briefly why they took on the challenge of a Exchange program. Although one of the most common things mentioned was the interest in improving their English - the were all very comfortable linguists. Another reason mentioned was to challenge themselves and to grow their experiance - however they already demonstrated significant poise and delivery infront of our Club. Traip and Kittery will be a much better place for having shared their experience with them. They are a great addition top our community.
Of special note: Ayaka Komukai is from the same community that Kittery shares a sister school system with (Amori Japan) and that President Eric led a group to visit this summer. Ayaka had hoped to be part of the annual visitors who come for a week each year when in middle school but illness caused her to have to drop out. Now she has finally arrived for a much longer experience with us. She is hosted by the Lombardi family, whose son Michael did a Rotary Youth Exchange year in Japan a couple of years ago.
Our speaker today was Kittery Point resident, Ann Merry Boardman. Ann retired from a successful career at Liberty Mutual and decided to follow a dream of owning her own business. A business that allowed her the time to enjoy all the activities she loves and allowed her to "stay local". In June Ann started a "Pop-up" Floral business "a merry b,llc" operating from a shed in her back yard. Ann makes many of her deliveries on her bicycle to local residents and businesses. She has net worked with local floral farms. She was putting on a demonstration for the residents of Kittery Estates after our meeting and arrived with several samples of her creations. A certain Club member who is having a very special occasion this coming Sunday was immediately interested ;-). Ann said a good part of the job was finding out where the customers were - apparentely customers of our many micro brewery outlets, and the food trucks are also floral pruchasers -yeilding many happy customers. Ann talked about the attractivemenss of moving in a different direction and forging a "job" around a life style in retirement. Hopefully we will see Ann again soon: her business contacts email@example.com, and amerryb.com
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.
PDGx2 Marie had the lucky raffle ticket this week as the pot hit all of $25
Marie was drawing the 4 of clubs when thge camera went off but shifted her grip at the last moment and removed the King of Diamonds - there are a lot of cards left in the deck ;-)
Sep 3 ~ Grant Idea from SB-Eliot Club Jeremy Fogg
Sep 10 ~ New Business in town ~ Ann Merry Boardman
Sep 17 ~ Club Assembly
Sep 24 ~ Seach and Rescue - Elizabeth Fossett
Oct 1 ~ Jhatasmsti Gatsai Children's Community in India, Mark Foley
Oct 5 ~ ROTARYROCKS South Portland
Oct 8 ~ Shapleigh School Trip to Japan
Oct 15 ~ Club Assembly
Oct 22 ~ September & October Students of the Month
Oct 29 ~ Fifth Tuesday
Nov 5 ~ "Community Promise, Liz Torrance
Nov 12 ~ Safe passage Project in Guatamala
Birthdays: Sep 14 ~ Jared
Anniversarys: Sep 16 ~ Emily & Brian,
Weddings: Sep 15 ~ Desire'e and Andy!!
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during September also go to the Third Grade 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.