Date
District Governor
  Theme/Evening Highlight
Featured Speaker/ Program
Location
Monday, February 23, 2015
Lawrence Furbish
 
Past Rotary International President Richard King
Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, ME
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Carolyn Johnson
"Frugal Feast", clubs were asked to "Stuff the Bus" with food for their local food pantry during the morning.
Keynote speakers spoke of the problem of hunger and food insecurity right here in our own communities, and specifics of what nonprofits and for profits are doing to combat the situation.  The Harbour Singers, who perform for hospice patients, shared their music.
Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, ME
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Marty Peak Helman
"Frugal Feast", clubs were asked to "Stuff the Bus" with food for their local food pantry during the morning.
Michael McGovern, RF Trustee who spoke on the new Essence Statement of Rotary, which is to unite leaders to exchange ideas around the world.  He also spoke on the incredible reach of TRF.  Drew Demsch, executive director of Ferry Beach Ecology School  talked about how he outreaches to public school students to introduce the to ecology in a holistic way.  We were entertained by the Harbour Singers.
Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, ME
Friday, February 17, 2012
Gary Speers
Emphasis of the strength of the clubs and the work that it takes from all of us for peace to blossom.
Each Club had the chance to nominate a "peacemaker" from amid its ranks and they were celebrated at the dinner.
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ann Lee Hussey
On February 21st the Portland Museum became the first building in New England to be lit with the iconic "End Polio Now" message.  RIP Ray Klinginsmith and DG Ann Lee "flipped the switch".
RI President Ray Klinginsmith spoke of polio eradication and how Rotarians are changing the world through service and actions.
Portland Airport Wyndham Hotel, South Portland, ME
February 23, 2010
Jeffrey Pelkey
Unfortunately your District Historian could not locate any information pertaining to an event this year.
   
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Brad Jett
"Making Dreams Real" Video
Ambassadorial Scholar, Ryan McDonnell talked about his efforts in crating awareness for the many AIDS orphans in Africa.
Holliday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Elizabeth G. Cullen
In honor of President Wilf's visit, the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth organized a food drive 3,500 lb. of food was collected and donated to the Food Cupboard in South Portland!
RI President Wilf Wilkinson spoke about Rotary's role in promoting world understanding as well as the fact that heads of nations from all over the world recognize RI as a force of peace.  It was a very rare occasion as we also had in attendance RIVP Michael McGovern.
Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, ME
Friday, February 23, 2007
Marie A. Williams
Celebration of what the 41 clubs in the District were doing around the world!  "Leading the Way" in International Service video.
DGN Brad Jett and Penny put together a slide presentation put to music of the international service projects around the world that the clubs in the District were involved in.  DVD of the presentation was offered for $25 donation to TRF and they were gone within minutes! 
Keeley the Katerers, Portland, ME
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Robert Laux
District 7780 and District 7930 held a joint WUPD this year.
Carolyn E. Jones, first woman Trustee to TRF was the featured speaker.
Faro Gardens, Route 1, Hampton Falls, NH - Editor's note - there was a terrific snowstorm this evening but it didn't keep people away!
February 23, 2005
Robert Jacobson
Unfortunately your District Historian could not locate any information pertaining to an event this year.
   
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Trish Hunter
Daniel W. Mooers received the RI Citation for Meritorious Service
PDG Carolyn Jones from Alaska - "Children of Russia"
Verrillo's Convention Center, Portland, ME 
Saturday, February 22, 2003
Tim Placey
 
Mark Maloney, aide to President-Elect Jonathan Majiyagbe, guest speaker,
 
February 23, 2002
Peter Johnson
There was no event held this year.
   
Saturday, February 10, 2001
Elias Thomas III
National Immunization Days
DG Elias Thomas spoke about his recent trip to India and his participation in the National Immunization Day in support of Polio Plus.
Portland Club, Portland, ME
Saturday, February 19, 2000
Michael K. McGovern
Honor all Rotarians who have led international service projects over the past year.
RI Director Mario P. Grassi of Massagno, Switzerland.
Purpoodock Club, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Saturday, February 27, 1999
William R. Skinner
Discovery Grant team's visit to Brazil and Honduras, PDG Craig S. Wellman was given the RI Citation for Meritorious Service Award.
Tom Keefe, President of The International Medical Collaborative Organization in Seabrook, NH told us about the wonderful work they are doing around our world and ways in which we in Rotary can assist them.
 
Saturday, February 28, 1998
Marie A. Williams
World Community Service Projects - Carl Miller Discovery Team to Romania, Portsmouth's 3-H Helping Grant to Brazil and the Wells Club's Blankets to Bosnia project were featured.
Every Club in the District was listed on the back of the program with either a donation or a project that they were involved in somewhere in the world. 
Keeley Banquet Center, Portland, ME
Saturday, March 1, 1997
Craig S. Wellman
New England Multi-District WUPD
PRIP and Chairman of TRF Board of Trustees Rajendra K. Saboo
Yoken's Restaurant, Portsmouth, NH
Friday, February 2, 1996
George W. Rice
Bill Skinner was presented the RI Service Above Self Award
Meet the GSE Team from Argentina.  Featured Speaker was Doug Morris recipient of this year's Grant for a University Teacher.  He will be teaching in China next year.
Verrillo's Convention Center, Portland, ME March
February 23, 1995
George A. Cashman
Unfortunately your District Historian could not locate any information pertaining to an event this year.
   
Saturday, February 19, 1994
Richard E. Clark
District Fellowship Banquet
District Service Award to Jaap deJong from the Rotary Club of Durham-Great Bay for his dedication and enthusiastic support of the PolioPlus Program since its inception in 1985.
Holiday Inn West, Portland, ME
Saturday, February 20, 1993
Morton T. Schmidt, Jr.
Senator George Mitchell receives Paul Harris Fellow, PDG James Labrie receives the Citation for Meritorious Service, it was announced Dan Mooers was elected to be an RID.
Downeast humor of Kendall Morse kept the attendees entertained.
Portland Marriott, Portland, ME
Saturday, March 21, 1992
Robert H. Patten
"Paul Harris Recognition Banquet"
Special Video greetings were given by RI President Raja Saboo and Past RI President M.A.T> Caparas, Chair of our Rotary Foundation.
Verrillo's Convention Center, Portland, ME  - Due to scheduling conflicts this event had to be moved from February to March
Saturday, February 23, 1991
Daniel W. Mooers
"One Moment for Peace"
10 Exchange Students placed flags if their country on a large map.