Marty Peak and her husband Frank Helman joined the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club in 2003.  They are Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation. 

Marty served as President of her club in 2006-07. In 2008, Marty led District 7780's Group Study Exchange team to the Philippines, and that year her club named her Club Rotarian of the Year. From 2008 to 2011 she was the District Grants Subcommittee Chair.  She is also a facilitator of the Rotary Leadership Institute and active on the District Visioning Facilitation Committee.

eginning in 2005, Marty and Frank have volunteered and fundraised for Safe Passage and the Cooperative for Education/Guatemala Literacy Project, literacy initiatives that aim to improve basic educational opportunities in Guatemala. Out of her experiences, Marty has written and published a book on education in Guatemala entitled, "Rewriting the Future," which was underwritten in part by a Rotary Foundation Volunteer Service Grant. It has been translated and published in Spanish as "Reescribiendo el Futuro."

Marty volunteered and fundraised after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. The Rotary clubs in Slidell, Louisiana, jointly honored her with a Paul Harris Fellow for her post-Katrina work. In 2010 and 2011 Marty took part in  National Immunization Day trips to Nigeria, Mali, and Chad to immunize children against polio and, in the most recent trip, to fit patients with LN-4 prosthetic hands.


Marty enjoyed a successful 20-year magazine publishing career in New York City. Later, she authored articles and books on management and education topics. Since their move to Maine in 2003, she and her husband have been principals of a small non-profit foundation, and her Rotary classification is Non-Profit Executive. 

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