||Date:September 19, 2023 Issue 11
Our Next Week's Meeting: The Rotary Foundation: Presentation by PDG Dave Underhill
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - None
~ Guests: - Terri Hartley,Kendra Downs, Ernie D'Angelo, Ted Brewer, Peter Brewer, Jacey Johnson, Cecilia Gagner, Delia Hartley, Sarah Carven, Meredith McGonigle, Jack Downs
The meeting opened with a "Briefly Business" presentation by Ernie D'Angelo, Owner and Manager of Kittery Ace Hardware. Ernie related that he has worked for many years in local sports businesses such as Gallagher's Sports, and Bikes and Boards. With his wife Lisa they recently took over the Kittery Ace Hardware Store.
Erni D'Angelo, Kittery ACE Hardware Ernie and Club President Pam
. Ernie and his wife really believe in being part of and supporting the local community. He has organized a car show recently , with the proceeds going to local charities, they have also given a key to their kerosene tank to the kittery Police Department to help anyone who runs out of fuel afterhours. As you may have noticed when dropping into the store lately, they are completely reorganizing.
Seven of this year's RYLA Camp Alumnae
This last spring, due to the enthusiastic encouragement from Interact Advisor and Rotary Club Member Blayne, and the Kittery School Department; and with the financial support of the Kittery Rotary After Hours Club, the York Rotary Club, and District 7780, Kittery was able to send 12 students to the Rotary Youth leadership Awards (RYLA) camp in June. Today seven of those students were available to tell us of their experiences
The students got to meet RYLA Campers from all over the District as the program divides members from the same community up into separate groups called "LEGGS" each with their own supervisor/team leader. The students talked about the various team building challenges that required them to work together and depend upon individuals they had just met - like learning to fall and trusting the group to catch them, and working together to scale a wall. They were all glad they went , considered it to be a very worthwhile experience, and would encourage others to go. Several wished they could go again.
Not in order: Peter Brewer, Jacey Johnson,, Cecilia Gagner,
Delia Hartley, Sarah Carven, Meredith McGonigle, and Jack Downs
The hope is that, having learned they could, with confidence, pull strangers together to work on problems as a team, both as a leader and as a team member, that they will bring those skills into play in both their school and community environment. The magnitude of such a large percentage of students having a shared experiance will hopefully encourage them to take on challenges throughout their school careers.
The RYLA Students signed a book to be donated in their names to the School libraries.
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.
Today our RYLA guests had the selected ticket and a chance at the elusive Joker!
But off by two cards as the King of Spades leaves the Deck!
Upcoming Programs and Events:
Sep 26 ~ Rotary Foundation ~ PDG Dave Underhill
Oct 19 ~ Red Cross Blood Drive
Oct 21 ~ KCC Halloween Party
Oct 25 ~ KCC Volunteer Expo
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during September also go toward 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.