12/14/2009 Ken Wash, Executive Director of the Alfond Youth Center discussed the impact that the Center has had on the Central Maine community (and beyond) since its founding and its growth since moving to its current location 10 years ago.
Rotary Meeting for Monday, December 14, 2009 held at the Alfond Youth Center - Here is a recap in case you missed our meeting!

Sergeant at Arms


Don Borman was our Sergeants of Arms today. Thanks, Lisa!!!!!



Bill Arnold was our -Greeters today. Thank you Bill!! Mike Roy will be our Greeter for the December 21st meeting.

50/50 Tickets


Jim Schmidt, Ed Oliver, and Gene Beaupre sold $84 for the 50/50 raffle today and Lucille Zelenkiewich was the winner of $42. Lucille will sell tickets on December 21st. Charlie Gaunce won 10 free tickets for next meeting's 50/50 drawing.

World Service Cup


The beneficiary of the donations for this month's World Service Cup will be the families we are supporting which as suffered through domestivc violence this year.

Fined for pictures in the Paper


Mike Roy had his picture in the paper and were fined $5.00.

Cell Phones


A $10.00 fee for cell phone ringing continues for the 2008-2009 Club year. No fines assessed today.

On Leave


Cam McKay

Joan Phillips-Sandy

Paul LePage

Visiting Rotarians and Guests


There were no visiting Rotarians or guests this week.

What can you do?


* Tell Board Members what you are passionate about for community projects

* Tell the program committee about interesting speakers/topics you would like to listen to

* Be involved, join a committee

* Be active

* Be positive

Happy Dollars


Mike Roy had 2 Happy Dollars, compliments of Bill Arnold for the Colby hockey wins over Bowdoin his week and one penalty dollar for the basketball loss.

Duane Wheeler shared with the group what a great job has been done getting the Quarry Road Trail in shape for the season. He also shared an interesting experience he had this morning while taking his dog out there for a walk. Members should contact Duane directly for the details.

Ken Vlodek shared that the Yardgoods Center has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year and the official date was December 8th. This was particularly memorable because his Mom was present and had an opportunity to see many of her friends who came in to visit.

Nikki Desjardins thanked the membership for their support of the project to support this Christmas the 2 families effected by domestic violence. (Congrat on your hard work in this effort Nikki!).

Sarah had several Happy Dollars .... 1) for the social/fellowshio event at Cacciatore's last week with the KV Connect group. It was a great opportunity to meet new people (and potential candidates for membership!); 2) For Marc Pitman getting a substitute for him because he will be unable to substitute for her at bell-ringing this week; 3) for the decision they made about not getting a remote controlled dinosaur this year and a reflection on life lessons that parents struggle with; and for the heat at the Library that will be coming up at 5:00PM today.



Charlie Gaunce reported on bell-ringing this Thursday and Friday. He did have one hole in the schedule that he quickly filled. Thank you Sharon!

Patti Newmen shared that the Homeless Shelter Dinner Group which is supporting the shelter on Thursdays is in need of assistance to replace a member who is going away for the winter. Call Patti if you are interested.

Seth made the first of three announced readings of the Board that is being proposed for the next year, beginning July 1, 2010:

2009-10 Board of Directors:


Seth Sherwood â€" President

Don Plourde - President Elect

Sarah Sugden - Immediate Past President

Suzanne Uhl-Melanson -Vice President and Membership Chair Cathy Langlais - Secretary

Steve Kelleher - Assistant Secretary

Allan Rancourt - Charitable Treasurer

Don Borman - Operations Treasurer

Ann Beverege - Club Administration

Jim Nicholson - Foundation Committee

Nancy Gallagher - Public Relations

Tina Chapman - Community Service

Lou Smith - International Service

Bob Barton - Fund Raising Erica Humphrey - Vocational Service

Ed Oliver indicated that with the success of this year's Auction, the Board has decided to forego the spring Tractor Raffle.

Upcoming speaker schedule:


December 21, 2009 Holiday Program (PHF Presentations and Happy Dollars)

December 28, 2009 Sara Sugden, "Club Assembly"

Waterville Rotary Club Web Site



Today's Program: An Update on the Impact of the Alfond Youth Center on the Central Maine Community (Ken Walsh, Executive Director)

[Note: The PowerPoint presentation that Ken made has been posted to the Club website (http://www.clubrunner.ca/waterville )]

After his presentation, Sarah presented Ken with a certificate indicating that 5 children will receive polio vaccinations in his name as a token of appreciation and with the thanks and best wishes of the Club.