Welcome to Rotary District 7780

District Governor: John LoBosco

The Portland Sea Dogs are happy to host Rotary District 7780, as they take on the Altoona Curve, an AA Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. All District 7780 Rotarians and family are invited to come out to Hadlock Field in Portland.
Sunday, August 19th, at 1:00 pm - (gates open at 11:30 am)
Tickets are $27.50 per person.
Tickets purchased through the link below are for the Coca-Cola Picnic Area in Right Field, and include a buffet that runs from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm, and consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ pulled chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, Coca-Cola products and Sea Dog Biscuits.  There is also a cash bar in the area for beer and wine. What a great way to share an afternoon with fellow Rotarians in the District, and also prospective members!

If you have any questions you can contact bob.wester@icloud.com, District AG from the Kennebunk Portside Rotary Club. Or, if you would like to order 10 or more tickets, please contact Alan Barker in the Sea Dogs ticket office at 207-879-9500 or by email at ABarker@Seadogs.com
Wrap a Smile’s Terry Hodskins of the Wells Club was recently honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship at Portsmouth Rotary. Terry founded “Wrap A Smile” 17 years ago.  She is stepping down after coordinating the delivery of over twenty-four thousand quilts to children, primarily in connection with worldwide Rotaplast missions. Ann Demeranville of the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club is taking over the coordination of the Wrap a Smile program. For more about Terry's work and this wonderful program, visit the Wrap-A-Smile page http://rotary7780.org/SitePage/wrap-a-smile
These shoes are made for walking - in this case, walking into a much better life because of the work of the Kakamega Orphan Care Center. District 7780's Cultural Exchange Team traveled this spring to Kakamega, Kenya to learn more about the work being done at the center and to explore the needs of the KOCC in terms of sustainability.  A powerpoint presentation with information the team gathered is available here.
25 clubs (listed below) from District 7780 were awarded the Pyramid of Peace Governor's Award at the District Conference Summit recently held at Mount Washington Resort. Club presidents were asked to record information about their service projects (numbers of projects, total volunteer hours, total cash contributions, total of donated goods and services) in order for us to have more details on the amount of service project work that occurs and the impact that it has. The results are impressive. 
District 7780 Total Impact
Cash Funding of Service Projects - $940,972
In-Kind Funding - $957,176
Number of volunteers - 4,743
Volunteer Hours - 34,531
Bath, Bath Sunrise, Bethel, Biddeford-Saco, Bridgton-Lake Region, Brunswick, Brunswick Coastal, Durham Great Bay, Freeport, Fryeburg Area, Hampton, Kennebunk Portside, Kittery After-Hours, Oxford Hills, Portland, Portsmouth, Saco Bay, Sanford-Springvale, Sebago Lake, South Berwick-Eliot, South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Topsham Expresso, Wells, Westbrook-Gorham, York
(Honorable mentions were given to clubs that participated, but did not meet the award criteria for this year.)
Events & Registration
District Calendar
View the full District Calendar for committee meetings, club events and much more.
Future Events
Mid-Year Dinner
Monday evening, January 28, 2019
PETS Training
Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, March 9, 2019
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