• Zoom Meetings
    Type: Story
    Published: Apr 29, 2020
    Best Practice for Zoom Meetings Rotarians who joined the District’s Growth call in April shared best practices for virtual meetings, and we all learned a lot! Some clubs are getting better attendance at their virtual get-togethers than they did before COVID! Here’s how they are doing it: 1. Provide the Zoom info/call in data three times. Announce the call/speaker/agenda at the beginning of the week, repeat it a couple days in advance, and also an hour or two in advance. Each time provide the call-in info. 2. Consider a (slight) change in meeting time. There’s no point in having a Rotary meeting at mealtime if Rotary is not providing a meal - it just keeps the Rotarian away from his/her family meal. So consider running your breakfast meeting at 8:30; your lunch meeting either at 11:00 or 1:00, and a dinner meeting at 5:00 pm. or so. 3. Keep all electronic meetings to one hour. 4. Learning curve. Some of your members use Zoom and other teleconferencing platforms in their
  • Portland Rotary - Honors Local Woman
    Type: Story
    Published: Jan 26, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Portland HONORS LOCAL WOMAN Portland Woman Brings Mittens, Hope to Children as Temperatures Drop Lenore Williams, principal of Lyseth School and Joan Steinberg PORTLAND, MAINE (January 20, 2017) — With temperatures drastically dropping across Maine, many low-income families and children are in dire need of hats, gloves, and coats to protect them from the bitter cold. One Portland woman has taken up her knitting needles to help meet this need for the children of Lyseth Elementary School. Through a collaboration with the Rotary Club of Portland, Joan Steinberg knit more than 100 pairs of mittens for the school, with yarn donated by Rotarians. Steinberg has been knitting mittens for the past eight years to donate to local children. She has knit about 900 pairs of mittens in total over the course of eight years. She averages more than 100 pairs per year, and takes four hours to knit each pair. If you calc
  • Boothbay Harbor - End Local Hunger
    Type: Story
    Published: Oct 25, 2015
    Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club BOOTHBAY HARBOR and DAMARISCOTTA/NEWCASTLE ROTARIANS TEAM UP TO END LOCAL HUNGER Matthew Martin (right), New England Manager of Outreach, addresses the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club. Nancy Stoltz, President of the Damariscotta/Newcastle Rotary Club (center), and Tony Curulla, President-Elect of the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club listen carefully. On November 8th, Rotarians from the Boothbay peninsula and from the Damariscotta and Newcastle area will convene at the Damariscotta YMCA at 2 p.m. to package at least 15,000 meals to be distributed to hungry local residents through local food pantries, backpack programs, and the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Boothbay Harbor Club President, Ham Meserve and Damariscotta/Newcastle Club President, Nancy Stoltz, have agreed to partner on this program to end local hunger. The Rotarians have teamed up with Outreach, Inc. an Iowa non-profit, whose New England Manager is Matthew Mart
  • Local Vocational Service, Human Development
    Type: Committee
    Published: Jul 01, 2016
    Committee Members Name Club Position John Hewitt South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Committ
  • Best Practice for Zoom Meetings
    Type: Story
    Published: Aug 25, 2020
    Rotarians who joined the District’s Growth call in April shared best practices for virtual meetings, and we all learned a lot! Some clubs are getting better attendance at their virtual get-togethers than they did before COVID! Here’s how they are doing it: 1. Provide the Zoom info/call in data three times. Announce the call/speaker/agenda at the beginning of the week, repeat it a couple days in advance, and also an hour or two in advance. Each time provide the call-in info. 2. Consider a (slight) change in meeting time. There’s no point in having a Rotary meeting at mealtime if Rotary is not providing a meal - it just keeps the Rotarian away from his/her family meal. So consider running your breakfast meeting at 8:30; your lunch meeting either at 11:00 or 1:00, and a dinner meeting at 5:00 pm. or so. 3. Keep all electronic meetings to one hour. 4. Learning curve. Some of your members use Zoom and other teleconferencing platforms in their workli
  • District e-club
    Type: Story
    Published: Oct 27, 2019
    PLANS UNDERWAY TO CHARTER DISTRICT-WIDE E-CLUB Preliminary phone meetings to assess interest in a District-based e-club began in November, and will continue the first Tuesday of December. The e-club is a response to a common dilemma: Rotary is great … but some people just can’t attend their local club meetings, either because of work/family schedule, because they travel or spend considerable time outside of the district, or perhaps because of the cost. The plan is that through the Rotary e-Club of District 7780, members can feed their Rotary passion…enjoy Rotary friends and fellowship....get involved in service projects and grants…and “meet” only bimonthly or monthly via a phone call – with no concerns about schedule, attendance or makeups. Members of the e-club of District 7780 will take advantage of international projects via Rotary Action Groups and they will visit local clubs for hands-on involvement in community projects. Meanwhile, the traditional clubs in the District
  • Assistant Governor Meetings 2020-2021
    Type: Event
    Published: Jun 24, 2020
    Contact: Peggy Belanger 27Jan2021 Jan 27, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ME United States of America Virtual meetings until further notice. Contact Pegg
  • Assistant Governor Meetings 2020-2021
    Type: Event
    Published: Jun 24, 2020
    Contact: Peggy Belanger 24Feb2021 Feb 24, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ME United States of America Virtual meetings until further notice. Contact Pegg
  • Assistant Governor Meetings 2020-2021
    Type: Event
    Published: Feb 25, 2021
    Contact: Peggy Belanger 24Mar2021 Mar 24, 2021 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ME United States of America Virtual meetings until further notice. Contact Pegg
  • Assistant Governor Meetings 2020-2021
    Type: Event
    Published: Jun 24, 2020
    Contact: Peggy Belanger 28Oct2020 Oct 28, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ME United States of America Virtual meetings until further notice. Contact Pegg
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