||Date: June 8, 2021 Issue 48
Our Next Week's Meeting: Student of the Month for June, Scholarship Recipients
Last Week's News:
Guests and Happenings:
~Rotarians - Crystal Brown
~ Guests: - None
District Conference 2020 -2021
DG Peggy led the way in the virtual District Conference, drawing our year to a close
President Maryna participated in a panel discussion on managing clubs through a year of change, PDGx2 Marie (District Historian) presented a program on the District Rotarians who have past away since we last met two years ago
We had a great presentation by the lead Rotarians organizing the Rotary effort to defeat Polio in Pakistan and Afganistan, organized by our own PDG of District 7780, Past RI Vice President of RI, and now Chair of Rotary IInternational's Program to Eradicate Polio, Mike McGovern
Club Assembly ~ Moved forward a week so we can do the Student of the Month and Scholarships next week.
The Rotary International Covention starts this week, register now and get a better feel for how big Rotary is and what is being done aound the world. Pre-convention events start this Thursday, the opening session is Saturday and events run though the 16th, register online on the Rotary International website.
President Maryna opened the discussion with a wrap- up of the race results. To date, the total from sponsorships, registrations, and donations has been $4995, with a bit more expected- there were some very last minute registrations, the tee shirt costs were $670. Maryna noted that at the end of May the state had lifted restrictions on live 5K events, so the timing had worked out well.
We had a quick discussion on the overall fundraising efforts for the year. Overall we have raised over $10,000 through three events and donations.
Maryna displayed the website for the Mitchell School playground Project that the Kittery Rotary Afterhours Club had shared with us last week. The school district is planning on raising $65,000 as part of at $225,000 project , by the end of June, They are planning on 3 days of demolition at the end of June and several days of construction mid July. We discussed possible support. Marie is going to look at the availabilty of financial support in the remaining budget. Maryna and Crystal talked about food support for the volunteer crews. Maryna is also going to talk with the Mitchell School Principal about the best time for getting several volunteers (in our new Rotary at work shirts) involved with the demolition phase. Several indicated they were available Sunday afternoon but Brad thought that the demo work might be wrapped up by then and thought it would be good to get "shirts on site" starting on Friday. Please check out the website and the volunteer needs.:
Pam asked for volunteer commitments for support of the June 17th Blood Drive, please contact Pam with times you can help support.
The meeting June 22nd will be at Maryna and Adam's home at 5 pm, bring your own beverage,Samik and Brad are looking into food, spouses/partners are very welcome but give us a heads up for food planning.
No meeting June 29th, no 0730 meeting the 22nd
The Traip Seniors will be graduating June 11, this Friday at 2 pm at Fort Foster (the Park will be closed for other traffic). They will be having a car parade through Kittery to the park ahead of time.
Upcoming Programs and Events:
June 14 ~ Board meeting 5 pm -6 pm
June 15 ~ Student of the Month and Scholorship Recipients
June 17 ~ Club sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive 1 - 6 pm+
June 22 ~ Club Turnover, 5 pm at the home of Maryna and Adam, no 0730 meeting
June 29 ~ No meeting
July 1 ~ New Rotary Year, Congratulations Club President Samik Roy!
Birthdays: June 16 ~ Larry K
Anniversarys: June 30 ~ Cara and Jarad
Happy/Sad Dollars on Student of the Month meetings goes to fund
our Third Grade Book Project
Happy/Sad dollars during June go toward the Jumpstart Program
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.