Posted by TRINA KUYKENDALL on Aug 09, 2019
08 Aug 19
Today's Speaker: Bob Holmes, Classification Talk
08 August 2019
Buckets on the Table: Salt Water Classroom
Today’s Speaker: Bob Holmes, Classification Talk
Bob and his wife Ginny live in Maine during the summer and til this last year, Florida in the winter. Bob has worked at the University of Maine and University of Florida. He received his undergrad and graduate degrees in Mathematics. ROTC led him into service from college where he met his wife while on base. They married a year later and honeymooned on a camping trip in the Swiss Alps which resulted sleeping in a tent in a 12 inch snow storm…and Ginny has stuck with him! Later on the same trip he had to pull his wife onto a moving train….and she’s still here! 46 years later…still here! Bob came back to Maine after his service in 1976 and began working at the University of ME where he was in charge of annual fund. Bob moved his way thru the university system while his wife Ginny taught school. They later moved to Florida where he worked for the University of Central FL to work in fund raising for the next 18 years, the student population moved from 29 to 68K students. Bob worked in building and running a campaign that gathered over $300 million which included starting a medical school. Bob loves to sail, and is now teaching/sailing with his grandchildren, skiing (competing thru college), hiking with his son and daughter. Bob loved doing what he did because he loved learning about the donors he worked with a passion for giving. 
Rotary Minute: Roberta – West Bay provided monies to fund a bank to assist in micro credit loans to fund building houses and starting businesses, the Magic of Rotary!
Exchange Students!
Committee Reports:
Chowder Challenge is Aug 31, still need some volunteers!
Boat and Home Show, this weekend! Read over the email sent out Wed night! Go to the Will call window! One opening left!
2 Sponsors renewed this year!
Backpacks – getting lists from those that are in need still need a few more donations!
Tiki Time coming up!  Sunset Sail on Appledore, Thursday. September 19th, golfers crossing  is a putting for polio event! Pakistan has a resurgence of polio, over 50 cases this year.
Habitat Aug 17th, 8-12, place to be determined!
Community Meeting moved to Tuesdays 0730, next meeting Aug 13th 
Next Week’s Speaker: Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal Children’s Book Reviewer