December 31, 2020
31 December 2020
Pre-meeting Chatter! – Bruce has a German Rotary Banner that he showed off! Nice to stay in touch with exchange students over the years. Jim Potter is in person today! We can see and hear him! Happy New Year to Everyone! 2021 Comin’ and Comin’ Quick!
Buckets on the Table:  Shields Mission (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:  Tim Dresser – The Thought for the Day has a New Theme, Next Week – Bob
Speaker of the Day: Scholarship Recipients - Kelsie Merrill/Grace Iltis (we actually have 3 Sawyer King at Maritime Academy – Marine Engineering Technology)
Kelsie Merrill – Curry College, Milton Mass, Senior in Nursing. Thank you for the Scholarship! A lot of unknowns this year. Taking all classes virtually since April, was difficult. Working off the kitchen counter! She was also working as a CNA at Quarry Hill, very busy. Kelsie had to make a decision to move to Mass or stay in Camden. Decided to get a job at South Shore Hospital in Foxborro. Clinicals were allowed but course work was online. 4.0 GPA achieved this semester!

Grace Iltis – Freshmen University of Rochester NY Biology and PreMed. Grace is switching to BioMedical Engineering in order to learn about Biomechanics. Entering College during a pandemic is a challenge! Online classes and cross country/track which gave her some structure. She was also are part of a couple of Christian groups on campus. Still in PreMed but may move into a Biochemistry Major. A highlight of the semester, a presentation in front of the department which may allow for internships! Excited about next semester!

Committee Reports:
Book Club: Jan 12th, 5 pm by Zoom. Becoming Wild, Carl Safina. Contact Kristen for link!
Community: Next Habitat Project will be in February. Let Tim Dresser know if you are interested in hanging out with some builders! (Philbrick Ave, Rockland) Come Join Us!!
Meal of Hope: January 23rd, Saturday. Elks Club (same as last year) 2 shifts, lots of distancing! Will have more info next week. Looking to pack 25K meals.
George Forristall – Pan Atlantic Foundation – Looking for a host family for young lady from Italy, coming in January for Camden Hills High School. Get in touch with George.
Invoices are coming out in the next week or so. Let Kristen know if you do not get yours! Kristen has been the treasurer for around 10 years and will be handing over the office to Tim Dresser!  Thank you Kristen for everything you have done for us!
Ray and Deborah will be stepping away from the Public Relation spot for the club next year. Will be needing to fill those shoes!
Next Week’s Speaker: none listed at this time