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. Vermont clothes donations but ongoing projects as well.  They will be looking to reach out to Telstar students and try to connect on some projects.

 

            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!