• 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
  • Club Administration
    Type: Committee
    Published: Feb 28, 2016
    Administration of the Club and running the weekly meetings as well as the Board meetings. Assuring all invoices, dues, and any financial decisions and payments are made in a timely manner according to the by-laws set forth. This committee will be chaired by the current President of the club and over seen by the Secretary and Treasurer in the given year. Setting up and breaking down materials needed for each meeting. ie...banners, name tags, etc... Committee Members Committee Members click here to access this committee module.
  • Club Administration
    Type: Committee
    Published: Jun 11, 2016
    Primarily involved in the Administration of the club and running the weekly meetings. Making sure bills are paid, paperwork to Rotary international is current. Setting up and breaking down the banners and other materials for the meeting. Committee Members Name Club Position Sam Anagnostis
  • Seacoast Rotary Club
    Type: Story
    Published: Dec 27, 2015
    Seacoast Rotary Club CHANGE OF VENUE Due to the recent fire at the Gaslight Restaurant, the Seacoast Rotary morning club has changed its meeting location until further notice. Meetings will now be held at Cafe Espresso, 738 Islington Street in Portsmouth (in the Hannaford Plaza). The club meets at 7:30 AM each Thursday.
  • Bethel - Club Recap
    Type: Story
    Published: Nov 28, 2018
    The Rotary Club of BethelCLUB RECAP Above left: Rotarian Paul Motts presents a $5,000 check to Gabe Perkins, the Executive Director of Mahoosuc Pathways, our local trails organization, specifically to be used to build walking/biking trails to connect our local elementary school (Crescent Park School) to Bethel Village Trails. The check commemorates the life of deceased Rotarian Jim Monahan. Above right: Community volunteer Susan Parker, of the Bethel Library Board of Directors provided our club insights into their strategic planning process. Above left: Our club made a donation to the Telstar High School Spirit Challenge (raising funds and food for The Good Shepherd Food Bank) and attended a celebration at the school that was covered by WGME. Pictured in the middle are Rotarians Michele Cole and Ellie Andrews. Above right: We welcomed Telstar High School’s October Students of the Month and their parents. L-r: President Mike Steven, Kelly Fras
  • Brunswick Rotary Club
    Type: Story
    Published: May 29, 2018
    The Rotary Club of BrunswickMAY RECAP The Brunswick Rotarians have been very busy in their community. Midcoast Maine's Got Talent hit a home run on May 18, raising money for the Community Fund and also encouraging local talent to take the stage. On May 19, Brunswick Rotarians came out in force for the Bike Rodeo where they inspected and registered bicycles, fitted and gave away helmets, and taught bike safety to kids of all ages. The local police, fire department, Midcoast Hospital and other service groups joined in to host the largest group of children in the 15 year history of the event. Police mascot McGruff gets a pat on the nose from a young fan The following week found Rotarians volunteering at the Coffin Elementary School, listening to the young readers on May 22. Two days later, the monthly food bank for the town of Harpswell attracted many food-insecure families and Rotarians ready to hand out food that comes in the big Good Shepherd Food Bank truck. Br
  • Ogunquit - Club Recap
    Type: Story
    Published: Dec 27, 2017
    The Rotary Club of OgunquitBRENNAN IS AWARDED PHF On September 29th, Ogunquit Rotary Club President Bob Cruickshank presented club member Carol Brennan with a Paul Harris Fellow award. The Paul Harris Fellow Award acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Congratulations, Carol Brennan! Pictured above: PHF recipient Carol Brennan and Club President Bob Cruickshank CLUB HOST ANNUAL SENIOR HOLIDAY LUNCHEON December 6th, Ogunquit Rotary Club hosted its annual Senior Holiday Luncheon at Jonathan’s Restaurant in Ogunquit. Every year, the club invites local Senior members of the community to enjoy a holiday luncheon along with a group of Wells Junior High School’s 5th grade students and teachers, Rotary Club members, guests, and guest of honor Santa Claus. The event brings together generations to share a meal, while also enjoying holiday music performed by Pastor Jeff Patna
  • The Seacoast Rotary Club
    Type: Story
    Published: Jul 28, 2019
    The Seacoast Rotary ClubCLUB RECAP The @SeacoastRotary group is in the planning/preparing stages as we get ready for a busy Fall helping to support our local community. The Summer can be a tough time to get our members together due to vacations and travel, but many in our group rallied to support our Veterans by volunteering on July 4th at the annual Pack and Boots 5K road race. Our July 11th, Thursday morning meeting was enhanced by our two scholarship winners joining us for breakfast, telling the group what they accomplished last year and what they hope to achieve this year. Each winner receives $2,500 for two years (total $5,000 ea.) We are proud of them both and can’t wait until next Summer to hear of their journey. The beneficiaries for the Annual Turkey Trot 5K race on Thanksgiving morning are: Hospice Help Foundation and Seacoast Community School. For more information on our club, visit our web site: www.seacoastrotary.orgFollow us on our social media channels:FB: @Seacoa
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