Sarah Sugden, President of the Waterville Rotary Club led a planning discussion involving the club membership. Input was received that will help formulate the Club's Strategic Plan for the next 3 years.
Rotary Meeting for Monday, March 22, 2010 held at the Alfond Youth Center - Here is a recap in case you missed our meeting!

Sergeant at Arms


Frank Prelgovisk served as our Sergeant of Arms today. Thanks, Frank!!!!!



Ken Vlodek and Dan Parks were our Greeters today. Thanks, Ken and Dan!! A Greeter for the March 29th meeting was not appointed.

50/50 Tickets


Gary Hammond sold $105 for the 50/50 raffle today and Kim Lindlof was the winner of $52.50 Kim will sell tickets on March 22nd. Harold Buzzell 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 earthquake relief.

Fined for pictures in the Paper


No Rotarians had their pictures in the paper this week.

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 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


Because of the nature of today's meeting, Sarah proposed that we forego Happy Dollars until next week.



Sarah asked for Club members to share any event photographs they may have with Cathy for the Spring Fling in May.

The Program Committee will be meeting after we adjourn today.

Ken Vlodek shared that he and Dan parks will be selling tickets for the May 8th Spring Fling at Jim Julia's. Suzanne Uhl Melanson announced that she will be coordinating contributions from members who wish to donate services or items for the auction. Contribution forms are on the tables and can be obtained from her.

Upcoming speaker schedule:


March 29, 2010 Don Chandler, Oak Pond Brewery

April 5, 2010 Classification Talks

April 12, 2010 Leila Musacchio/Maine Biz

April 19, 2010 Patriot's Day-NO MEETING

April 26, 2010 Mary Ann Samuels/Maine's Job Bank Career Center

Waterville Rotary Club Web Site


Today's Program: Club Assembly: 2010-13 Strategic Plan (Sarah Sugden)

Sarah began the session with a discussion regarding the importance of planning for the future of the Waterville Rotary Club and addressing the many challenges that lie ahead for us. She then shared a tool that was developed by RI for clubs to use in developing intermediate and long term plans with the general membership. Those in attendance were randomly assigned to tables and a facilitator was chosen to lead a discussion around the following questions:

Where are we now? What are our strengths and weaknesses?

Where do we want to be at this time in 2013? What will that look like?

How will we get there?

After time was given for the groups to discuss the questions, Sarah facilitated a discussion and documented the comments. These will be reduced to a document that will be considered by a Strategic Planning Committee that is being formed. The plan will hopefully be in place by the time the new Board takes office in July.

The documents that were used for the group discussion can be found posted on the club website ( under the downloads section.