Visiting Rotarians and Guests:  Mathew Campbell (Blair)

Members We Missed: Arizzi J, Barth, Crockett, Dennis, Garner, Kunkle, Monahan, Murphy, Nivus, Perejda, Tyler, Wilson


Program: Club Assembly


Service Committee Report – Pat Roma reported that the calendar of events is being worked on and will be posted to the website when completed.  A sign-up sheet is being passed around for the Oxford County Expo on October 29.  If there is member participation, then the Club will participate.  This will be an opportunity to “wave the flag.”  The Fall Country Breakfast is Sun Nov 27 and tickets will be available to pre-sell.  The fundraising Cribbage Tournament will be Nov 9.  There was discussion to have a vocational service type project for March 2012 where Rotarians would assist local students with resume building and interview skills.  Ian’s fundraising project should be arriving any day and then it will be rolled out.


Foundation Committee Report – Kathy T. announced that Maria’s application has been submitted to the GSE Team selection committee.  Ellie, Steve and Scott H attended the Hands Project.  The cost is $50 each.  We’ll learn more about this at our Oct 18 social/meeting as well as learn about a Rumford Club water project then.  She updated in the luggage tag program.  EREY envelopes are available – the Club is aiming for 100% participation.


Public Image Committee Report – the Committee is leaderless at this time.  Lynn A. is on a 4-month leave.  The Club was represented well in the recent District newsletter.


Membership Committee Report – Jim Mann shared that the Committee recognizes that perhaps exit interviews be conducted with members who leave the club which led to a discussion in member retention.


Treasurer Report – Dean shared the balances and announced that we have eight website sponsors.


Secretary Report – Michele reported that September attendance was 80% with 33 members.  Michele shared highlights from the October Board Meeting.  Draft minutes of those meetings are on the Download section of the website home page.  Past minutes are posted to the Club documents section of the website accessible via member login.