Posted by Sarah Ruef-Lindquist on Jan 08, 2018
Ara Lovely, Owls Head
Buckets on the table this month are for the Shields Mission Project, an outreach program of the Congregational Church, to work with needy families often helping with rent, transportation and heating assistance. Healthcare and dental assistance is also often needed, and helps people who do not have the funds to address them.
Mik introduced Ara Lovely, a life counselor in Owls Head. He's a native of Presque Isle, and practices Transactional Analysis counseling. The work he does is to help people as individuals and within organizations to better know themselves and to better relate to one another. In the 70's he was working as a pastor in Portland and became trained in TA after going through TA. It was at that time he engaged around his own depression and discovered he would rather be a counselor than a preacher. He also trained many others to be counselors, too.  He empowers people through the language they use to empower one another. 
Mik related that the Camden Club is organizing a bowling challenge with West Bay on Tuesday, January 30th, at Pt. Lookout, and Barry King will be organizing West Bay's participation. 
Kristen Lindquist shared that we raised more than $225 for the school year for the backpack program to sponsor one child.
Mike would like several more people to volunteer to take notes at meetings for the weekly bulletin.
Steve Dailey is organizing parking at the Snowbowl over the Toboggan Championship weekend in February. 
Saturday, January 13, 2017 a Habitat build project is being planned by Mark Coursey.
The international committee is sending 8 students from Watershed and 4 students from CHRHS to go Camden Conference. 
Bob Rubin is convening a meeting to review the Christmas Tree Sales, at Zoot next Thursday January 11 immediately following the regular meeting,
New week's speaker will be on the Rotary Wheelchair project.