Sun, 11/21/2021 - 5:00pm

Almost 30 active Rotarians, friends, and guests gathered on Nov. 18 to mark another active week. We celebrated a large haul of new items, large and small, for sale in our Rotary barn Saturdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The barn has never been so full, announced Deb Graves! Pickups will likely cease for a few months with the barn’s last day in 2021 likely to be Dec. 18. We will open again in the spring.

We also shared terrific news for Marty Helman. Our own Boothbay Harbor Rotarian of 18 years, Marty was chosen this past week from among millions of Rotarians worldwide to serve as trustee of the International Rotary Foundation. Marty is only the third Rotarian in our Maine and New Hampshire district to be called to this leadership level of global service for Rotary. She is also the first woman from the northeast U.S. to serve as trustee globally. Congratulations Marty!

Mike Thompson announced completion of our expanded parking lot, with the final loads of gravel spread with precision and much appreciated. The parking lot has considerably eased congestion on Montgomery Rd. when the barn is open on Saturday mornings. Entrance and exit signs are up, and lights will come soon.

Our program this week entailed all of us pitching in and having fun assembling 180 packages going to Food for Thought and Food Pantry beneficiaries for Christmas. Next meeting will be gift bags for Veterans for the Cabin in the Woods at Togus.