11 March 2021
Speaker of the Day: Jim Povec - Classification Talk
11 March 2021
Pre-meeting Chatter! Good Morning All! Some folks are starting to head back to Maine! Feels like spring for a day…back to freezing by weeks end. Did anyone see Ken swimming in the harbor this am?
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).
Poem for the Day: Kate Dullea – Rotary Today, Next Week – Jan Abendroth
Rotary Minute: Susan Dorr – Rotary Community Corps (RCC): Rotary adjacent groups that work side by side with Rotaries. They can be chartered to work with Rotary groups. They help to improve their communities. (Note: could be a great membership tool!)
Speaker of the Day: Jim Povec/Classification Talk
The Road More Traveled, 3 going away parties form Camden, born in Cleveland. When he was 5 years old, went to the corner bar… grabbing pretzels. Went to Athens Ohio to OH University (journalism). Then to Wheeling WV (selling steel) onto NYC. Moved onto ad sales for Metal Center News. Found his way after this, which moved to Forbes Magazine ad sales. That moved him back to Cleveland. Off to Denver for a short time and met his wife on the phone, talked for 30 days and met up and married! Spent honeymoon in NE. At this time was in real estate and decided to move to Camden! Worked for Down East Magazine. NE Publications was the next venture. Adopted his son, Joey from Chile. Spent time in Japan. Tossed a time clock out the window and got the nickname John Wayne! The First Tee tournament fund raiser for youths. Two sons, two daughters and 3 grandsons! Working still as a consultant.
Jim’s Firsts with West Bay: baked cookies, wrote a poem, parked cars and laying floors

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!
Sergeant at Arms of the Day! Today is Sandy Cox.
Book Club: (members also include Camden Club) April, Contact Kristen for link! Booklist is on the website!
Community: Next Habitat Project will be in April 3rd. Let Tim Dresser know if you are interested in hanging out with some builders! (Philbrick Ave, Rockland) Come Join Us
Student Exchange will be virtual for a while.
International: Mimi reports school roof is completed with 180 students in school in Tanzania
Christmas Trees: Our vendor is scaling back and wants to know if we still want to order? They were unable to commit to our needs.
Therefore: we are looking for a new vendor for trees!
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 tonight! George sent out a link, 5:15 pm via zoom!
Next Week’s Speaker: not yet assigned