18 February 2021
Speaker of the Day: Shelly Butler/PAWS
18 February 2021
Pre-meeting Chatter! They don’t insulate houses down south like they do here! And plumbers will be busy for a while… In the south, a $2 word is better than a 25¢ word. Cookies were all outstanding! Did you know you can add hair and lipstick to your pic on zoom?
Buckets on the Table:  New Hope for Women (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: Sandy Cox – Meeting on Zoom, Next Week – Guest Poet
Sponsor Minute: Barde Private Wealth Management, 1919. Rated #14 as one of the best places to work! Employee owned!
Speaker of the Day: Shelly Butler/PAWS

Member of the WB Satellite Club. Executive director of PAWS. What has changed in the last 12 months? In the beginning, it was business as usual. Lots of activities and volunteers, March was a big shift, dropping to taking in strays and adopting out pets. They are still open, staff are still employed. Doors were closed to public and 100% virtual business. Almost all pets were adopted out by end of April. So in May, a shift was made. For community members, PAWS wanted to give services to those in need. Providing preventative care for pets and want to keep pets in their homes. Adopting a more social service approach and is working with community partners to make this happen. Providing temporary boarding and food products to community members are in transition. Spay and neuter to low income, vaccinations, food and supply pantry, landlord education, link people to resources in the area and many more supportive services.
PAWS will expand their partner base and move forward with the services they are providing now. A home for ME rescue groups from the South, home visit for those who cannot get out of the house. Continue to grow and expand to meet community needs. There is a dog park off route 1, about 1.5 acres. Open to the public (near the old location).
  • Mary Sargent is challenging WB members matching up to $250 in donation to PAWS! Make donation to PAWS if you want it tax deductible. Place a note on the donation regarding the challenge.
Committee Reports:
Book Club: (members also include Camden Club) March, 9 pm by Zoom. Deep River/Karl Marlantes. Contact Kristen for link! Booklist is on the website!
Community: Next Habitat Project will be in March 13th. Let Tim Dresser know if you are interested in hanging out with some builders! (Philbrick Ave, Rockland) Come Join Us
Thank you notes from One Less Worry and Out Maine.
Club Phone Tree is beginning. If you would like to participate, contact Ken.
Officially a Blue Badge Member! John Stokinger, Welcome!!
Membership: Looking for an interim lead for this. A co-chair is in the wings but still need another chair!
Satellite: 515 Meeting Tonight! Contact JP for the link.
Fellowship: $417 Raised by the Valentine Cookie Sale!  32 dozen baked!! Great effort and A LOT of fun!

Next Week’s Speaker: Strategic Monitoring Committee (Club Assembly) Inclusivity Survey as well!