20 May 2021
Speaker of the Day: Thomas Reinaur/Maine DOT

20 May 2021
Pre-meeting Chatter!  Great Tiki time last week! Jim and Ken are the only Cardinal fans…they still around? Maybe some of our poets can be collected from those who do not do zoom?
Buckets on the Table: Merry Springs (a 66 acre nature preserve)-(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: Marty Martens – What Rotary means to Me, Next Week – Jim Potter

Who is this Rotarian? Therapy Dog Training and Therapy work throughout many venues. Trina
Sponsor Minute:
Rotary Minute: What has Rotary done during Covid, Deb Hitchings. World wide members have helped with vaccine role out and helped others receive the vaccine. Sharing facts about the virus and vaccine.
Speaker of the Day: Thomas Reinaur/Maine DOT

Father was a long time Rotarian and attended some meetings as a kid! Worked for 27 years as a transportation director in Southern Maine and has been here since beginning of Covid! DOT has a central place to meet and plan, gather information for public outreach freight transportation and system analysis. They look at policy and trends, public transportation plans and bike/pedestrian planners. There are 3 regional planners, an active transportation planner and work with community service/regional staff. Upcoming projects include highways and bridges, preservation paving and multimodal needs as well. Rockland/Rockport/Warren Rt 90 paving, Southport Bridge on Rt 27, etc.

Committee Reports:
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. (need more help on Sunday) 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: Welcome Jim Povek to the committee!
Interact: Skate park project and expanding membership! And new leaders of the group.
Scholarship: 3 scholarships awarded for a total of $6000. Awarded from other trusts as well!
Satellite: Contact JP for the link to attend. Corn hole event on June 5th.
Need Public Relation committee member help!  Let Mark Coursey know!
Next Week’s Speaker: Deb and Matt Siegel