President Kim Milton opened meeting, introducing guests – former West Bay Rotarian, Mark Masterson, along with our speaker, Debra Taylor of Sweetser. Mark Masterson provided the Thought for the Day, “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, try taking a look in the mirror!”
In lieu of a single organization at this time, the idea for Buckets on the Table are for you to make a donation of your choice…please give generously!
Debra Taylor of Sweetser briefed our Club members participating via Zoom about Sweetser, which is Maine’s oldest behavioral health organization, dating back to 1828. Sweetser’s mission is to provide quality treatment, support and hope to children, adults and families through a network of mental health, behavioral health, educational, and developmental services. Their vision is to help people create promising futures.  Local offices are in Belfast and Rockland, with over 900 employees and 350 independent contractors working at these and other locations around the state of Maine.  Sweetser has a single contact point (1.800.434.3000) for any client or referral source.
John Viehman and President Kim updated the group on the status of the West Bay Rotary Matching Challenge with United Midcoast Charities. As of the meeting, over $5070 has been donated against the the initial $5000 goal had been achieved. Congratulations to West Bay for the great work in helping to get these funds donated.
Tom Peaco informed the group that the 3 major festivals in the area have now been cancelled for this year (Lobster Festival, Blues Festival and Boats and Home Show).
Gary Walker and Jane Lafleur shared news that Mike Moore’s wife, Carolyn, is having open heart surgery tomorrow due to an aortic valve issue.  George was asked to send Mike’s mailing address to the full Club for get well messages and cards.
Next week’s speakers are George Abendroth on updated Club Constitution and ByLaws, and Ella Pierce, who will be providing a summary of the Midcoast Interact Club’s year.