Tim Beals reviewed preparations for the upcoming Radio Auction for the club members. The Auction will be held December 2 & 3 at Central Maine Motors.
Rotary Meeting for Monday, November 23, 2009 held at the Alfond Youth Center - Here is a recap in case you missed our meeting!

Sergeant at Arms


Frank Prelgovisk was our Sergeants of Arms today. Thanks, Frank!!!!!



Ann Beverege served as Greeter today. Thank you Ann!! Roger Woolsley will be our Greeter for the November 30th meeting.

50/50 Tickets


Kim and Sierra Hawkes sold $74 for the 50/50 raffle today and Lisa Hallee was the winner of $37. Lisa will sell tickets on November 30th. Ed Oliver won 10 free tickets for next meeting's 50/50 drawing on November 30th.

World Service Cup


The beneficiary of the donations for this month's World Service Cup will be the Central Asia Institute chronicled by Greg Mortensen in his book Three Cups of Tea.

Fined for pictures in the Paper


There were no fines for pictures in the paper last week and were fined.

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


Don Plourde introduced Bob Croswell, MD.

Kim Hawkes introduced her daughter Sierra.

Sarah Sugden introduced her son Jack Hankey.

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


David Geller continued to share the saga of his home improvement project, this time recounting his plumbing and carpentry skills. After completing a plumbing rework project and rebuilding a wall, he "fessed up" that he and nicking a pipe with the last nail, requiring a redo of that section. Nonetheless, he completed the job! Welcome to the uncertain world of home improvement David!

Doug Legg shared that he and Jean will become grandparents in April and May when their daughters give birth. Congrats, Doug.

Roger Woolsley introduced himself to the group and indicated that he's glad to be a member of Rotary. He offered a Happy Dollar for that and another $6 for his son, who was 6 months old this week!

Janet Parkhurst had several Happy Dollars. 1) She just got back from a trip to Mexico for her most recent "big" birthday; 2) Her daughter, diagnosed with H1N1 is OK; 3) Her son recently joined the August Rotary Club and attended one of their "Fireside Chats" for new members. There were 19 people in attendance and a good experience; 4)Their annual Lamplight Night at Railroad Square Complex will be held on 12/2 this year. Keep an eye out for the notices; Her husband is getting his 2nd hip replaced next week ....he should be recovered by Christmas.

Jim Scmidt is glad to be back from a meniscus repair procedure. He had a number of Happy Dollars to share ..... 1) He spent 4 days in St. Petersburg, FL looking at the "clubhouse model" for mental health care which was part of a workshop he attended. The program in that area, sponsored by the local Rotary Club, seems to be working well. He made sure to remind them that Waterville was the first club in the nation to participate in this program. Jim also briefly discussed a similar project in Hawaii.

Lucille Zelenkewich is back from Aruba. The casinos were not good to her and they lost their camera when their car got broken into. She did share that it is a happy island!

Nikki Desjardins had a couple of Happy Dollars ..... 1) A list is going around for gifts for our families that we're sponsoring this Christmas along with the cups and fines. She reminded the group that the families have experienced domestic violence recently and this will certainly help to give them a better Christmas; 2) There will be a fellowship social with the KV Connect group on December 8th at Cacciatore's. The purpose will to meet others but also to wrap presents for the families.

Sarah Sugden had 3 Happy Dollars for 1) Their family is going to see her in-laws for Thanksgiving; 2) (for Jack) Jack is happy that he lives in a town where they don't rob banks; and 3) They will also be going to see other family and friends in Boston and a new $92M library in Cambridge.



Matt Clark provided the Rotary Foundation Minute for today's meeting. He indicated that since 1965 $335M has been given by the Foundation in 30,000 matching grants. He shared examples of how matching grants can extend the reach of our donations. Specifically, he noted how funding supported the creation of a Cleft Palate program in Indonesia; ; the involvement of the Traverse bay, MI Club assisted in the creation of an orphanage in Uganda; and the creation of over 19,000 water projects. These are only a few examples of how our dollars are used and encouraged the group to make use of envelopes for pocket change to be submitted to the Foundation Committee.

Upcoming speaker schedule:


November 30, 2009 Anita Diaz, Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Argentina

December 7, 2009 Robert Weisbrot, Colby College "Pearl Harbor-What happen now & then. Impact on American/Foreign Policies"

December 14, 2009 Ken Walsh, Exec. Director Alfond Youth Center "Various programs that support families during the school year & summer programs."

December 21, 2009 Holiday Program

December 28, 2009 Sara Sugden, "Club Assembly"

Waterville Rotary Club Web Site



Today's Program: Auction Preparations and Assignments (Tim Beals)

Auction Committee chair Tim Beals announced that the gross value of donated items thus far is a bit below average, but greater than $30,000.

Auction dates: Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3.

Location: Central Maine Motors Chrysler dealership on Kennedy Memorial Drive.

Time: Phone lines open at 6:15pm. Auction on air from 6:30 to 8:55pm.

Phone operators should arrive early in order to have time to eat.

A new computerized telephone system is in place, with ten lines plus two backups to eliminate the problem of busy lines.

Park and enter on the left side of the building into the showroom. Vehicles will be removed from the room for the auction. High sorters, verifiers, and data entry will be upstairs. Food and beverage service is in the service area.

Pick-up for items will be Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5.

Pick-up hours: Friday, 9am to 5pm. Saturday, 9am to noon.

Pick-up location: Morning Sentinel conference room, Front Street.

Phone operators: Pre-register bidders from 6:15 to 6:30pm each night. Rotarians please use the bidder number you received by mail. New bidder sheets will be available, as well as lists of old bidders both by name and by bidder number. There is a three-bid maximum per call on the current set. Bids must be in whole dollars. Enter the bidder number, bidder name, bidder phone number, a callback number, and the TIME the bid was placed. Use the showroom clock for times. Write neatly, and initial each slip.

Rotarians present may not bid during the last two minutes of a set. Write an "R" behind your name on your bidding slips if you are in the building.

Pre-bid nights are Tuesday and Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm. Volunteers are welcome for these nights.

Runners: bring slips from phone operators to the DJ, who calls out bids to the board transcribers. Runners then take the slips upstairs to the high bid sorters.

Sign up if you have not already done so.