13 May 2021
Speaker of the Day: Susan Wilson/Tumaini Fund
 13 May 2021
Pre-meeting Chatter!  Restocking pipelines today! Mark is loving his new office. Church is meeting to discuss opening up again!
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: John Viehman – The Rotary, Next Week – Marty Martens
Sponsor Minute:
Speaker of the Day: Dr Susan Wilson/Tumaini Fund

Medical Doctor in the UK for the last 42 years on an island of Guernsey.  She has been partnering with Rotaries throughout her work. Providing clean and safe water to Tumaini. Tumaini means Hope.

The area was hit by AIDS, Susan and her family went to serve in a mission hospital where she delivered many children of mothers with AIDS. Many children are orphaned. It’s a very poor area. 200,000 orphans are estimated in the area. 50,000 orphans are now being supported. They began getting mosquito nets, books, pencils and clothes. The project is working to get these children into schools. Many children die of malaria. 50% better chance of surviving childhood with nets. They have built a school and are planning more. Some students have continued to become doctors, engineers, nurses, and other professions.


Irrigation projects, water wells, houses, skill schools are all a part of the results of the funding. $3000 for a well that supplies 1000 people.
Rotary Minute: Dolores is talking about fellowships. International groups that share a common passion. Membership is open to all interested! Examples are 4x4 vehicles, bathhouse, bees, beer, birdwatching, curling, doll lovers, educators, ethics, etc.
Sponsor Minute – Gold Annual Sponsor is Etienne Perret! A designer of jewelry and supporter of WB Rotary.
Budget for next year: Mark is reporting out on what was sent out last week. Mark’s project will be developing a sustainable hybrid meeting setting for the club. Trying to create a new fund raiser project.
Committee Reports:
Tiki Time: Dresser’s Home, Friday May 14, 4-6. Bring app to share.
Community: Next Habitat Project will be in June 12, 0830 to noon. 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. Looking for donations! There will be an early bird hour for a $5 fee, same setup as last year (MRC). Set up on June 4th! Let Lisa know days and times you would like to volunteer. May 29th is the last day of scraping before we paint the skate park fence. Matching Funds Event ($1900) with UMC has begun with a deadline date of June 30th.
Membership: Chairs John Stokinger and Gwen Clemens!
Satellite: Contact JP for the link to attend. May 15th outdoor meeting at flat bread pizza! Picnic painting benches days, May 15th for city of Camden! Corn Hole event on June 5th.
Next Week’s Speaker: Thomas Reinaur/Maine DOT