Posted by Jennifer Olsen on Aug 10, 2018
Topics of discussion: we need your input!
The board met yesterday, and we will have a finalized operations budget and charitable budget for you all to review and ratify for this year, (and thanks for your patience as we worked it out) but what I found most gratifying about this budgeting in general is the process. Weird, right? But so many Rotarians are energized about so many aspects of the club that I can't help but see what these numbers represent. A few details:
We are prepared to sell Gala tickets at our meetings! The time has come for all good Rotarians to come to the aid of the Centennial Gala committee and purchase tickets for this Party of the Century, October 6 at Thomas College. Consider inviting friends and family and make a table of it (8 people)! Our keepsake program booklet is now entering into production, so get those memorabilia in to Nikole Nadeau ASAP. 
Our district grant for Operation Hope, providing transportation to treatment for those seeking recovery from opioid use, in cooperation with the City of Waterville through its Police Department, is a reality. Many of you read this piece about one young woman's story, and Rotarians Mike Roy and Joe Massey are giving our most vulnerable families the tools to rebuild their lives. We're happy to help!
And believe it or not, we are also gearing up for the Auction and the Martin Luther King Breakfast, as well as continuing with our weekly meals for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. If you are ready to activate any one of these efforts, please let me know and we'll get you plugged in.
In terms of housekeeping, as you go about Rotary business and need to be reimbursed for expenses you incur, please provide our Treasurers Bruce Harrington and Jim DInkle with the check request form, linked here .  
Have a great weekend, and we'll see you Monday. I know just the song.