President Kim Milton opened the meeting, with Mary Sargent providing the Thoughts for the Day:
  1. Ben Franklin – “Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.”
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. – “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase!”
Buckets on the Table for May are for the Knox County Homeless Coalition.
Tia Anderson from Habitat for Humanity was our Guest Speaker, providing those on the Zoom call with the status of the Philbrook Avenue, Rockland job sites. Tia indicated (and actually showed the group via her phone video the work progress at the jobsite) that 6 foundations have been poured, with 3 houses now started. 2 of them are closed-in and the third is framed.  Walls are being built now for the other 3 homes as well.
Gary Walker provided the Rotary Moment, discussing how Rotary was formed with its various Divisions (now called Districts), and described the large size of District 7790, which stretches over 1350 miles to the north, with Rockland Rotary Club being the southernmost in our district.
Deborah Fink statused the Matching Challenge with United Midcoast Charities. As of meeting, we stand at $6656 raised.
George Abendroth presented the revised Club Constitution and ByLaws for Club member approval – approval vote was unanimous, and George indicated that the approved documents will be added to our Club website for future access by all West Bay members.
Reminder for all Members to send Photos for the May video to Deborah Fink.
Next week’s speaker will be Tom Peaco, providing an update of Chamber activities.