|The meeting was opened by President Anne. Bob Raymond asked the blessing and led the pledge of allegiance. Lunch included sausage gumbo, pulled pork and chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. There were 21 club members, 2 visiting Rotarians, 4 guests and the speaker in attendance.
Visiting Rotarians included:
John J. Ryma from Au Sable Forks, NY
Thomas Verang from Germany
Jennifer Sofano & Joanne Fisher, guests of Nancy Corliss
Betty Crawford & Lucy Creevy, guests of Dick Crawford
Lisa Horsch Clark reported that the Adventure Golf fundraiser held last weekend raised $4,460 for the Oncology project and other cancer related causes. Lisa thanked all the club members who helped get sponsors, worked to set up the course and calculate, scores and who played in the rain.
MIke Bonsey reported that Art Blank's spouse Debi was hospitalized at EMMC and on a ventilator with a serious but not life threatening problem.
Nancy Corliss was happy for her guests and to learn that her next grandchild will be a girl.
Sharon Broom regrets her lousy golf but was happy to have scored a hole in one on the toughest hole on the course at the Adventure Golf fundraiser.
Marc Perry was happy that he was able to fall off a roof and live.
Rob Rodriguez was happy to report that the Seal Cove museum had hired a new director.
Anne Krieg was happy that she got to meet with DG Deb Walters, had fun at the golf tournament and is going to the NY Jets game this weekend.
Fines: Fines for the week were Moose-related, inlcuding the names of the squirrel and the two villans on the cartoon starring Bullwinkle the Moose.
Don Allen won the $10 and Sharon Broom won the opportunity to draw for the Queen of Hearts, but got the 4 of hearts.
The Speaker was Julia Clark of the Abbe Museum who spoke about the current exhibit about Indians and Rusticators. Julia told us that this exhibit would be running through December and illustrates the interactions between the Maine Native Americans and the rusticators in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Rusticators was the name given to those moneyed people from New York, Philadelphia and Boston who came to MDI to get away from the cities and lead a more rustic life during the summer months. The Wabanakki Indians had a summer encampment on MDI and was a major draw for rusticators and other tourists, selling them their wares and guiding them on canoe and hunting trips. For more information visit: http://www.abbemuseum.org/.