||Date October 8,2019: Issue 15
Our Next Week's Meeting: Club Assembly
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~ Guests: - Lily Watts, Isabella Harris, Avery Waddell
First Post Nuptial appearance of the new Mrs. Barris! (Unless your editor missed one!)
Congratulations Desire'e! What a year!
Congratulations to District Governor Andy Glazier and all his District 7780 team for a great Rotary gathering
Our three guests and Club President Eric had the program today as they related their experiences this summer on the school trip to Japan. July 29 through August 6 nine students and four chaperones traveled to Japan to visit the sister communities of Oirase and Rokunohe in the Aomori Prefecture.Last winter was the 25th anniversary of the ongoing exchange program between the middle schools in the Kittery and the communities of Oirase and Rokunohe, Aomori Schools.
The Kittery visitors spent two nights (and one very active and long day) in Tokyo before catching the high speed train (200 mph qualifies as high speed - right?) to Aomori Prefecture where they were greeted by the Mayor and the School Superintendent and all the middle school body. Each individual had a host family and each had at least one day of independent adventures with their hosts ~ providing a very large spread of different experiances
Besides being greeted by a special school pagent ~ and getting an opportunity to greet their hosts in Japanese, they also participated in a large community parade, competed in a community sports event, and were escorted on a field trip by local students working on their skills in English.
In April 2018 a monument at Shapleigh School to commemerate the relationship was commisioned by the Tobu-Kamita Education Research Council which includes two benches inscribed with the words of Henry David Thoreau (one in English and one in Japanese "The Language of friendship is not in words but meanings"
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.
Acting Treasurer for the day Samik had the right raffle ticket this morning!
Still a very full deck!
It does not get any closer, one away!
The King of Diamonds was riding shotgun on the Joker ~
until Samik snag him from the deck!
There was some uncertainty about how much Samik lost but the Pot is now somehere over &50 (and still growing ;-) )
Oct 15 ~ Club Assembly
Oct 17 ~ Red Cross Blood Drive
Oct 22 ~ Students of the Month for September and October
Oct 26 ~ KCC Halloween Party 10 am ~ 1 pm (aka 1000~1300)
Oct 29 ~ Fifth Tuesday Social
Nov 12 ~ Safe Passage
Birthdays: Nov 1 ~ Steve, Nov 14 ~ Linda
Anniversarys: Nov 16 ~ Heidi and Dave F
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during October go toward the Holiday Parade Refreshments
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.
Upcoming Events October 26 & December 7th!