29 April 2021
Speaker of the Day: Greg Marley/NAMI Maine

29 April 2021
Pre-meeting Chatter! When is everyone coming back up?
Buckets on the Table: Merry Springs (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).
Poem for the Day: JP Fecteau - Next Week –
Speaker of the Day: Greg Marley/NAMI Maine
Greg is a LCSW Clinical Director with NAMI Maine, Mental Health Services for people during covid. Coping with Covid. NAMI is getting state support as well, a need is recognized. Impact of Covid are everywhere!

Some people, introverts, are doing ok during these crazy covid times. Stages of grief actually are applicable during this stage of getting through Covid. But we have begun to innovate. Who do we choose to be during this pandemic? Learn how to give back? Self-care and a sense of routine. Resilience results. When you have choices, you have access to options. Lead with kindness. There are a lot of services offered and can communicate places to go for assistance.

Suicide attempts have increased during this time, there are people out there for support and help, helping teens, healthcare professionals, and grief groups for healthcare providers. Mainers are finding ‘going back to nature’ as a way to get out, camping, biking, gardening etc.

Committee Reports:
Community Committee and UMC are looking for grant Matching! Raised <$24000 last year and looking to continue this year. $5000 have already been set up by West Bay Rotary and we are looking at a community challenge! Donate thru the UMC website.
Rotary Minute: Barbara Heard (Laura Evans next week!) – Code of Conduct for Rotarians is something to consider, take a read. Just refresh ourselves.
Sponsor Minute – Edward Jones! Financial Advisors that support our club! But they work with everyone individually. They are a Gold Annual Sponsor for us. Thank you for all your support of this club!
Book Club: (members also include Camden Club) May 11th, last meeting til September! Tana French, The Searcher. 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. Yard Sale June 5-6 and will be selling space for locals. There will be an early bird hour for a $5 fee, same setup as last year (MRC). Set up on June 4th!
Membership: Looking for an interim lead for this. A co-chair is in the wings but still need another chair! Chairs John Stokinger and Gwen Clemens!
Clean ups with interact and at MRC women’s house in Camden. All Saturday morning! Reach out to Joan or Kate!
Satellite: Contact JP for the link to attend. May 6th outdoor meeting! Clean up last week went great! Picnic painting benches days, May 8 and 15th for city of Camden!
Next Week’s Speaker: Joe Ryan/AIO