15 April 2021
 15 April 2021
Pre-meeting Chatter! Beautiful Day! Wait for snow, starts tomorrow and runs thru Saturday! A chatty group this am! Beautiful Sunshine today.  Public reading of our poetry coming soon!
Buckets on the Table: Mid Coast Recovery Coalition (drop off donations to Kim at the bank in Camden –next to Hannaford- or mail to PO Box 1033, Camden 04843 – or website donation site using the donate button). (Merry Springs next week)
Poem for the Day: Trina Kuykendall – So this is the Day! Next Week – Bob Holmes
Sponsor Minute: Deborah Fink – Camden Law – Specializes in many areas of practice and are great to work with! Main office is in Rockport, satellite office in Belfast. A Gold Annual Sponsor!
A great neighbor of Etienne! Last 37 years been commuting between Camden and India! This last Covid year Stephen began writing a book about his 50 years in India. Inspired: A Life Transformed by India. He is an anthropologist by trade. Raised in Southern California, Ojai, a small town. His father was a teacher and lived in the dorm of Thatcher. When Stephen was 8, he visited Europe and roamed in a camping van for 8 months. University of Denver for undergrad and his mentor invited him to India. The experience was wonderful! Meeting amazing people along the way, an incredible experience. Stephen became a photographer while there to add to his writing. Attended University of London to receive his doctorate. Moved to Camden in 1983 and love this community! Open mindedness and camaraderie is greatest in all the places he has traveled. Stephen has written many books on art, giving voice to women and religion.
Committee Reports:
Looking for committee leads for next year, looking for interested folks who want to participate. Some Big rolls to replace. Treasurer, Membership, Public Relations, Secretary…Reach out to Mark, Ken or Lisa!
Book Club: (members also include Camden Club) May. Contact Kristen for link! Booklist is on the website!
Community: Next Habitat Project will be in May 1st, 0830 to noon. (June 12th is next!) Let Tim Dresser know if you are interested in hanging out with some builders! (Philbrick Ave, Rockland) Come Join Us! The Yard Sale is June 5/6. May 6 begins our Matching Funds Event with UMC. Fence Project is beginning, working with Interact and Peter for painting! Should be complete by end of May.
Membership: Looking for an interim lead for this. A co-chair is in the wings but still need another chair!
Satellite: Contact JP for the link to attend. Meeting April 15, 5:15 pm via zoom! Roadside clean up April 23 and 24th. Park bench painting coming up! George has sent out the link. Earth Day Clean Up in Camden, April 23-24.