Posted by Dick Hall
President-elect Amy Chipman (left) was at the podium, as President John Curran was in Hamburg, Germany for the Rotary International Convention. It was a beautiful day and attendance was low at 37 members, as this writer suspects some members started the weekend early.

Gracie Johnston (right) presented us with an invocation and talked about an army private from WW II who is still alive and his recounts of that experience. He described wading through the cold ocean to shore, remembering the chaos at Omaha Beach. His advice is to keep busy to deal with PTS and says it’s OK to look back, but don’t stare.
Bob Clark led us in the pledge and Meredith Small led us in singing ‘God Bless America.’

President-elect Amy listed off the members with birthdays in June, along with the anniversaries of members who joined our club during the month of June in years past.

Gracie came back to the podium to encourage more people to volunteer to help out at our monthly prepping and serving of the meal at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen on June 26th 3:30-6:00 p.m. More bodies are needed to help with this important service that we provide in helping those in need. For more information, contact Gracie at: 

Mark Foster (left) told about working with Learning Works to teach financial literacy classes to new Mainers. The students didn't understand how safe our U.S. banks were. He said he was asked many wonderful questions and was honored to represent Rotary during his visit at Learning Works.

President-elect Amy mentioned the great work being done by our Club's New Mainers Task Force chaired by Ben Millick.

With Jerry Angier (left in photo at right) conducting the weekly raffle, our speaker pulled Dick Giles’ (right in photo at right) name to try his luck at finding the Queen of Hearts, but the $555 pot eluded him when he didn't find that elusive queen.

Patty Erickson (left) thanked everyone for the Maine Outdoor Challenge silent auction items that have been donated. Amy told us that good weather was predicted for Monday and Wednesday participants, but some rainy weather was expected for Tuesday. She encouraged us all to attend the lobster bake following the last events of the MOC at the AmVets Hall, 148 North St., Yarmouth on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

With a light agenda, Amy was surprised to be able to introduce the speaker early, giving her ample time to tell us about Learning Works.