Welcome to Rotary District 7780

District Governor: John LoBosco

Hands On, Interactive, & Exciting
Montreal Zones 24&32 Conference
September 20-22, 2018
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EVERYONE is welcome, in fact we encourage attendance by all and have crafted our extraordinary program to cater to each and every type of Rotarian. We aim to inspire. We aim to engage. And, we aim to have folks take away the notion that Rotary is relevant, exciting, and surprising. The idea is to create leaders, and perpetuate our current leaders' talents. From world-recognized speakers, to an interactive House of Friendship, and even super cool social events...we've got you covered.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year. IOAD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31, thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. Hundreds of events are scheduled around the world on International Overdose Awareness Day to spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

In Maine, there are events scheduled in Portland and Bangor. The Portland event is sponsored the City of Portland’s Public Health Division and Needle Exchange Program’s outreach team. This year’s vigil will be held in Deering Oaks Park and will include speakers and education, as well as an overdose response training and narcan kits. The annual memorial wall will be featured to honored the lives lost to opioid overdose in our community. Lantern making and a walk through the park will end the event.  For more information on the Portland event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1857867257849731/ For more on the international cause, please visit www.overdoseday.com

Information about the Portland event:

Event: 5th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil

Date: August 31, 2018

Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland, Maine

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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
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Mid-Year Dinner
Monday evening, January 28, 2019
PETS Training
Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, March 9, 2019
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