November 15 - Gould's Reach Out Program
Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Beth Abbott – Pres Oxford Hills, Patty Rice – PP Oxford Hills, SOM Guests: Michael Cintron, Shelley Peterson, Maisey Griffen, Kyle Peterson, Heather Carver, Angela Bouknight, Tomas Bouknight; Rebecca Andreozzi (Kunkle)
Members We Missed: Murphy, Nivus, Perejda, Thrall, Zinchuk, Monahan
Announcements: See “This week …”
Presentation: Beth Abbott from the Oxford Hill Rotary presented Ellie with a $200 check as a contribution towards her Rotoplast trip.
Joe Arizzi presented the Student of the Month Awards to Maisey Griffin, September 2011 underclassman; Kyle Peterson, October 2011 upperclassman; and, Michael Cintron, October 2011 underclassman.
Program: Becky Andreozzi and Gould Reach Out/Community Service Program
Becky has been with Gould for about 5 years and this year is working with Erin Parker and Gould’s Reach Out Program. This group works on local community service and global projects. It is not a reactive organization but tries to do everything, ie.
They meet 6:15 to about 7 pm-ish on Thursdays. They have about 50 participants and it’s structured so that participants can come and go according to what project is being worked on. Here is a list of the projects they have been worked on this fall: bottle drive for the food bank; helped with District Exchange move; Hunger Walk; Supportive of fellow student’s and staff’s fundraising efforts; International Peace Day; Darfur Refugee Project – collaborated with Falmouth and Yarmouth schools for solar cookers in refugee camps; community dinners in Bethel; a second bottle drive for their toys and book program at Rumford Home Shelters; Safe Passage – which also is a Gould senior program; sponsor “Faces of Homelessness” in January.
Can’t forget the Cookie Walk on December 17th at Ordway Hall!