Our second breakfast for the season is this Sunday. Spread the word, invite the neighbors, and remember, we are following all the CDC/state Covid rules. The Post would really appreciate your support!
We have the official word; the Memorial Day parade is on! It does, of course, depend on the state pandemic rules not changing negatively. So, any organization that would like to join this parade to honor our fallen heroes, let me know. As always, there will be seven parades that end at the following memorials: Southport Library, Southport General Store, Boothbay Harbor Library, Boothbay Harbor waterfront, Boothbay Center, East Boothbay, and Edgecomb town hall.
I would like to thank Rotary for the opportunity to present the Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation (MASR) program at their meeting last Thursday. I ended the presentation with the three ways that Rotary (and the community) can support MASR. One, and most important, to encourage those they know with disabilities to join us. We want to be able to provide all those in Maine with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors (and some indoors), recreate with others and enjoy the socialization part of what we do, and, perhaps, accomplish things they (you) never thought you could. Our tag line is "safety, FUN, and learning" in that order. The second thing that Rotary can do for us is to encourage those interested in what we do to volunteer. There are volunteer positions for everyone, you don't have to have any special skills. Great opportunity for school kids to get involved as well. As we increase our participants (those with disabilities), we need to increase our volunteers. We have learned over the 40 plus years we have provided life changing experiences for those with disabilities, that the key to success is the relationships that are developed between the participant and their volunteers. Whether a participant is with a volunteer for one session or many, a special relationship develops that brings big smiles to both. Of course, the third thing is the "ask." We can do what we do because of the generosity of our community. One way to donate is via the www.maineadpative.org website. Applications for volunteering and participants (those with disabilities) can be found on the MASR website (www.maineadaptive.org).
Last reminder, our local USCG Auxiliary is conducting a two-session Zoom webinar titled: Suddenly in Command on April 26 and 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 each night. Call 633-4748, 865-603-5106 or email@example.com for more information.
Just a reminder of the wealth of information for veterans and their families at the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services website (www.maine.gov/veterans/). I encourage all veterans to browse around the site and see the wealth of information that is available.
The next Post meeting is in person and Zoom on May 10 at 6 p.m.