27 August, 2020
Speaker of the Day: Mia Wallace/Train for Change

27 August 2020
Pre-Meeting Chatter: Who got to drive the Zamboni? Let’s keep an eye on the hurricane?  What does your Mug say? How can we get the same code each week for our meeting? Ask Jane how to get free drink invites at 40 Paper?
Buckets on the Table: Backpack Program (drop off donations to Kim at the bank in Camden –next to Hannaford- or mail to PO Box)
Poem for the Day: Peter Lindquist - Compassion, Next Week – Rodney Lynch
Speaker of the Day: Mia Wallace/Train for Change

Program assistant for Train for Change, Master of Education, teaching English as a second language. Working in Honduras Empowering Teachers Program is helping students in under developed parts of the country. Building and reconstructing schools is a priority to keep kids in school, working in 1000 communities. Once the school construction is completed, Mia’s group goes in to help teachers. Formed in collaboration with the Honduras people, they realized the need for professional development support for the teachers. Rotary got involved, setting up a global grant for assistance! Students Helping Honduras is where Mia got involved, building schools and summer camps. They use a train the trainer model and keep the schools connected so they may be able to assist one another, this impacts 1 million students. Student attendance and engagement (participate) are high on the list of measuring success. Covid has changed how they teach as well. Still planning how to get further into remote communities utilizing text message technologies. Thank You Rotary!
Committee Reports:
Barbara H– Backpacks – have a partial list for some groups, schools are giving out supplies to grade school and middle school. The Landing Place gets 17, Knox County Homeless gets 39, New Hope, Couple of Schools. Should be completed by next week!
Letter from President: Africa has been certified ‘Free from Polio’! (3 years without a case) Another step forward!
Community: Next Habitat Project is Sept 12th. Let Tim Dresser know if you are interested in hanging out with some builders! We can have as many volunteers from now on, so Come Join Us!!
MRC Yard Sale: August 29th MRC yard sale, no clothes or electronics. Need help moving items, let Lisa Dresser know. Twice as much to sell this year! If you would like to assist for a short time, stop on by!
Corn Hole: Should be seeing some press and team signup sheet on line. 5 corporate sponsors so far. A raffle will be held at the event, asking for Artist’s work to be raffled. Food truck will be onsite. (…and alcoholic beverages!) Looking for 40 teams. Sat Sept 26th.
50 Masked to be ordered, Order is placed! Should be in next week!  We can place another order if we like! Double filtered and for every mask purchased, one is donated. If you ordered a mask, $10.50/mask, send to Kristan!
Sunset trip on the Appledore, $60 fee, let George know by next week! Wednesday, September 2, 5 pm, just West Bay Rotarians. 28 folks so far, 2 more seats remain, send this check to George or get to him that night!
Christmas tree committee is getting set up, let Tom P know if you would like to help out. The more the Merrier!
Kristen: book club is The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah, Tuesday 430, Sept 8th by Zoom!
Amazon Smile: $500! Keep sharing with family and friends!
MidCoast Rotarians: A place to volunteer site, is working!!
Interact is still trying to figure out where to meet with Covid restrictions, looking at projects for them
Next Week’s Speaker: Vera Roberts - AIO