Posted by Joan LeMole on Nov 10, 2019
07 November 2019
Speaker: Camden Opera House, Dave Morrison, Manager
Thought for the Day: Ray Fink; Deb Fink next week
Guests: Ute Molitor, Minister as Noel’s guest
Buckets on the Tables: Camden Area Food Pantry
Speaker: Camden Opera House, Dave Morrison, Manager
Originally from Reading, MA, Dave is also a guitarist who played at Mr. Kites Rowdy Rock Bar when he was younger.  He and his wife subsequently vacationed in Camden seven times, then moved here.  He has now been here for 15 years.
The Camden Opera House was built in 1894 and underwent renovation in 1994 with MBNA as a significant contributor. Annual events include the Camden Conference, the Camden International Film Festival, the Nutcracker performed by the Atlantic Ballet Co., Jazz in June (as of 2018) and several free films including children’s movies and others. Upcoming shows include David Mallet, an Irish instrumental band, Rustic Overtones, The Very Hungry
Caterpillar, the Oshima Brothers, and an illusionist. Dance and theater are popular art forms.  Performances appropriate to a smaller venue are hosted at the Blue Café.
The Blue Café accommodates 50 people in a mini-theater. Shows and films are free with a bar often available that is hosted by 40 Paper. The café is funded through Community for the Arts Fund. Upcoming shows at the Blue Café include Dyado (Indie Folk Music), Cold Chocolate, Nick Appolonio, luthier, and Story Time, a show in which local moms tell it all!
Questions of the speaker included an explanation of the Literary Salon that is upcoming, the connection between the Camden Opera House and the Camden Civic Theater, reupholstering some of the seats in the opera house, and if there is a ghost in the opera house (yes, Sally!).
Rotary Information with Tim Dresser: West Bay is one of six clubs in District 7790 to receive a Goal Distinction Award. West Bay’s “unsung heroes” are numerous as so many contribute.
Committee Reports:
  • Community Service: Meeting 11/19 at 7 a.m. to discuss donation requests; Habitat Build went well with few participants but much work done
  • Annual Sponsorships: Fuller Chevrolet has renewed
  • Youth Exchange: Now recruiting for STEP
  • Fellowship: Next on 11/15 at Rubin/Ayer home, 5 p.m. with wine and beer provided and guests to provide munchies; 12/12 for Xmas party at Rogers’ home
  • Satellite Club to sponsor Trivia Night 1/14/20 at Snow Bowl re: So You Think You Know Maine!, teams of six, $100 per team to participate, funds split between Snow Bowl and nonprofit of winning team’s choice
  • Best of the Best: 11/13/19 at the Samoset
  • Book Club: 11/12 at Camden Library, 4:30-6 p.m. reading Our Towns by Fallows
  • Xmas Tree Sales: Sign up now including 11/27 when single large shipment of trees will require unloading, one less week to sell this year, wreathes from Plants Unlimited with bow attaching party to be held.
  • Grant Seminar: Five attended online, and grant apps require board approval
  • Toboggan Races: Coming up Feb. 8 and 9th
  • Veteran’s Events will occur at the American Legion Hall
Raffle: L. Sojka had winning ticket but did not draw Boardwalk
Satellite Club: We meet second & forth Thursday evening at 5:15PM and always welcome anyone interested in becoming involved in supporting community improvement, global exchange and making the world a healthier and safer place for all of us!

new meeting upstairs @ Hoxbill
Meals for Hope packing event
Pumpkin Palooza at Camden Public Library.  
Our Satellite club was pleased to be part of these cooperative connections in our community!!!
Speaker for Next Week: Etienne is looking for ideas