Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:15pm
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Anne Demeranville is awarded her first Paul Harris Fellowship by club vice president Tony Curullo. Courtesy photo

Vice president Tony Curulla called the meeting to order on time. After the pledge and the singing of “God Bless America,” Susan Dodge provided the invocation. Dinner was Chef Kim’s grilled chicken with baked potatoes and fruit salad, with bread pudding for dessert. Bill Kautzman ran the 50/50; Ham Meserve won the $5 while Tom Churchill won the grand prize. Susan Dodge performed as Sergeant at Arms.

We had two guests tonight: Mathew Packard, a local who now lives in Spain and summers here in the Harbor, and, Andy Mutch, husband of member Alice Mutch.

Special events this evening were the induction of new member Rachel Tibbetts, and the awarding of Paul Harris Fellowships to Anne Demeranville (her first time) and Craig Tukey (his second time earning the award) for their support of the Rotary International Foundation.

Guest speaker Jim Stevens, director of Rehabilitation Services at the St. Andrews campus, presented to the club an informal review of how medicine has improved its procedures and how recovery has been shorted by weeks. Yet, our lifestyles are changing, and we are decreasingly active. He explained how in some ways, sitting is a disease that is doing us real harm. He encouraged us to take frequent breaks, walks, stretching and breathing exercises through the course of our sitting activities to help ward off the damage that sitting causes.

To learn more about Rotary and about our Club and all the good things we do visit our website: www.boothbayharborrotary.org, or "friend" us on Facebook. Prospective members, visiting Rotarians and guests are always welcome to join us at our weekly meetings, held Thursday nights at the new Rotary Clubhouse, 66 Montgomery Road in Boothbay Harbor. Conviviality commences around 6 p.m., dinner is served promptly at 6:30, and we then have a short business meeting followed by a special speaker. The meeting ends at 8.