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August 2019 - ISSUE 2
 
Upcoming Events
AG Zoom Mtg
Aug 28, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
NEPETS Comm Mtg
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
Sep 07, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Zone Conference
Sep 17, 2019 8:00 AM –
Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM
 
AG Zoom Mtg
Portland area - venue to be confirmed
Sep 25, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Finance Committee 6 PM
Husson University Southern Maine Campus
Sep 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
NEPETS Comm Mtg
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
Oct 05, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Rotary Rocks!
Abromson Community Education Center
Oct 05, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
District Growth Team
Oct 07, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute, Lebanon, NH
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Oct 12, 2019
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 
DG Track Mtg
Oct 21, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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AUGUST GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE
 
August!  This is Rotary’s Membership and Club Development month.  But, in my mind, every month is about growing Rotary. 
 
Here at our District 7780 we have our GrowRotary! team, led by our ever enthusiastic Past District Governor Marty Helman.  This team was instrumental in helping our RYLA leaders Phil Giordano and Sam Klemarczyk with the development and June chartering of our District’s 41st Rotary Club, New Voices. New Voices is a new club success story; they have 44 members today!
 
Does your club have an active GrowRotary! team?  It’s not enough to just have one club member working on membership and growth.  Membership and growth is so important to Rotary, that we ask your club to address it with a team effort.
 
When thinking about growth opportunities, please don’t forget that Rotary clubs no longer need to meet weekly over a meal. Although traditional clubs are, and will continue to be, the backbone of Rotary, our new New Voices club demonstrates that there are other club models that can help us position Rotary for people who will make good Rotarians, but for whom the traditional model of club meetings doesn’t work.
 
Our District 7780 GrowRotary! effort is our approach to increase the positive impact of Rotary by:
  1. Increasing public awareness of the good that we do;
  2. Increasing our “footprint of goodness” in our communities and our world;
  3. Involving more non-Rotarians in our activities; and,
  4. Offering more opportunities for creative participation in Rotary.
Please remember to save Saturday, October 5th for our RotaryRocks! event at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. This one day, high-energy event will be showcasing the fund raising, service projects, and grant projects of every club. It will be an ideal event to connect with other Rotarians and clubs and see what works for them. RI Director Jeffry Cadorette, the “Energizer Bunny” of Rotary International, will be our keynote speaker. Bring all your newer and potential members. See you there!
 
Pam and I are really enjoying our club visits and meeting with you.  If we have been to your club, thank you for your hospitality.  If we are yet to come to you, we’ll be there soon…
 
Thank you for all you do!!  Andy
 
Andrew Glazier
District Governor, Rotary District 7780
 
New!  Rotary Affinity Groups
SHARE COMMON INTERESTS WITH OTHER ROTARIANS IN OUR DISTRICT!
 
 
We are setting up "affinity groups" for Rotarians who have common interests or hobbies.  So far, we have the groups listed below.  Let us know if you want to join one (or more) of them, or if you have an idea for a new group, by sending us a message at "Contact Us" on the district home page.
 
  • JAG Officers
  • Peace Corps Alumni
  • Rotary History/Technology
  • Diplomats, Foreign Service and Others Who Have Lived Abroad (including Missionaries, Teachers, Business people)
  • Paddling (SUP, Canoe, Kayak)
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Sports Cars
  • (Local) Traveling Rotarians (to support fundraisers and events at other district clubs)
  • International Traveling Rotarians (interested in visiting clubs in other countries)
  • Healthcare Workers (doctors, nurses, etc.)
 
 
Council on Legislation
UPDATE #2
 
In the May 2019 District Newsletter I reported on three major enactments of the 2019 Council on Legislation (COL): authorizing changes to RI tax status, upgrading Rotaract clubs, and the change initiated by our District regarding how the representative to the RI Director nominating committee is chosen. This article will discuss some of the other changes, focusing on those that clubs and Boards of Directors should know about.
 
  • RI annual dues will be increased by $1.00 per year over the next three years. Currently $68, they will go up to $69 in 2020-21, $70 in 2021-22, and $71 in 2022-23.
  • Rotarians can make up for an absence anytime within the same Rotary year.
  • A club president’s term can be extended for up to one year when a successor has not been selected.
  • The annual meeting for the election of club officers must include the club’s mid-year financial report with current and previous year’s income and expenses.
  • A satellite club’s financial statement may be audited and reviewed.
  • There will no longer be classification requirements on forming a club in a locality. In addition, the classification limitation has been removed, so clubs can determine the appropriate number of members in a particular classification.
  • If a governor is unable to serve and no vice-governor has been designated, only a past district governor can serve.
  • A club’s voting strength will be determined by the number members on its July 1 club invoice.
 
Lawrence Furbish, 7780 COL Representative
 
 
 
Polio Plus - AUGUST 2019
 
  Polio Learning Center, August 2019: 
 
 
  Here is a link to some updates as of mid-July 2019:
 
 
 
In addition, here is a link to some optimistic information regarding
the eradication of Polio forever.
 
 
Have a safe and sunny August.
 
Jeffrey R. Slaton / Polio Plus Coordinator
Rotary Club of Saco Bay
District 7780  slatonjeffrey@yahoo.com / 207.608.3131
 
Have a safe and prosperous month.
 
Foundation Committee Update
DISTRICT GRANTS AWARDED TO ELEVEN CLUBS
 
The District applied to the Rotary Foundation in Evanston and was approved for $59,354 to use for club district grants and other purposes. This money will come to us in cash and a slightly larger amount will be available in our DDF account with the Rotary Foundation for matching our Global Grant applications. As you know, the money and credit we receive is based on the amount of contributions made to the Annual Fund by district Rotarians and clubs in 2016-17.
 
After setting aside $9,000 for this year’s International Outreach trip and a small amount to cover some of our Foundation administrative expenses, most of this money ($49,071) will go to the 11 clubs that applied for and were awarded a District Grant. Congratulations to these clubs who came up with excellent projects; two of which are international and the other nine, local.
 
The clubs receiving grants are:
 
  • Bath - providing villagers in Cambodia with bio-sand filters to give them access to clean water ($8,300)
  • Boothbay Harbor - addressing food insecurity with a program of healthy eating, gardening, and creative play ($9,591)
  • Brunswick - building a bocce court for people with disabilities to promote physical activity and social interaction ($4,500)
  • Brunswick Coastal - renovate and equip a school-based food pantry as an alternative to the current backpack method of distributing food to students in need ($3,000)
  • Damariscotta-Newcastle - constructing an ADA-compliant walkway connecting the community green with a river nature walk ($5,350)
  • Kennebunk - purchasing backpacks to hold school supplies and clothing for children in need (part of a much larger program entitled, "Level the Playing Field") ($1,000)
  • Kennebunk Portside - working with town’s Parks & Recreation Department to purchase and install a community skating rink ($4,000)
  • Portland Sunrise - restore and renovate a much-used community center ($1,780)
  • Sanford-Springvale - upgrade a new trail by building bridges and boardwalks, adding educational interpretive nature signs, and printing maps and brochures ($2,000)
  • Westbrook-Gorham - build and install water filtration systems for a village in Guatemala devastated by a tsunami ($4,550)
  • Yarmouth - connect an upland trail section with bridges and boardwalk over a wetland ($5,000)
 
Lawrence Furbish
District Foundation Chair
 
District History for August 2019
 
No replies to July’s History Questions
 
There are 4 questions from last month and their answers –
 
1.  What are the names of the clubs in our district that are 100 or more years old?
                       
                        Rotary Club of Portland
                        Rotary Club of Bath
 
2.  What were the charter date(s)?
 
                        Portland’s was September 1, 1915
                        Bath’s was March 2, 1919
 
3.  Who were the sponsor(s)?
 
                        Rotary Club of Boston, MA sponsored Portland
                        Rotary Club of Lewiston-Auburn sponsored Bath
 
4.  What District were they in when they were chartered? 
 
                        Portland was part of District 1
                        Bath was part of District 2
 
We have learned some more about the oldest clubs in our District.
 
For August let’s learn about our newest clubs in District 7780.
 
1.  How many clubs have been chartered in District 7780 in the last 5 years?
2.  What are their names and charter dates?
3.  Who were the sponsor(s)?
4.  What District were they in when they were chartered?
 
Please send me your answers and along with your name and your club’s name to mawilliamspdg@comcast.net .  It will appear in the next newsletter. 
 
Marie
 
Marie A. Williams, PDG
District 7780 Historian
 
 
2019 District Conference:
“ROTARYFEST” A GREAT SUCCESS
 
Judging by the laughter and smiling faces, a good time was had by all at RotaryFest!  We held our district conference on June 22, 2019, at spectacular Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine  Several hundred Rotarians, family members and friends enjoyed the perfect weather and many activities and presentations.
 
We were treated to some excellent Rotary programing, including discussion of the opioid crisis as a public health problem, the importance of organ donations, a first hand account of the conditions in Puerto Rico and the efforts there of our Rotaractors, and a recap of our district trip to Romania. One of the day’s highlights: A panel of 5 young professionals talked about why they joined Rotary and why they stay in Rotary.
 
We held our annual business meeting where we were greeted by Cape Elizabeth Town Manager Matt Sturgis. DG John gave out a number of awards, recognitions, and thank you’s, including naming Tony Wagner of the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth RC and Bob MacKenzie of the Kennebunk RC co-Rotarians of the Year. Well-deserved recognition for these hard working Rotarians.
 
We remembered the Rotarians we lost this year in a memorial service held in the children’s garden, which featured heartfelt remarks from SPCE president Fran Bagdasarian and Woody Beach of the Westbrook-Gorham RC on the bagpipes.  With thanks to District Historian Marie Williams, we displayed slides in the picnic shelter throughout the day remembering each deceased Rotarian.
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RotaryFest 2019
SPONSOR RECOGNITION
 
Please acknowledge our generous RotaryFest event sponsors, by supporting them when you can.  
 
They helped make RotaryFest a free event for all who attended. They offered their support based on hearing that RotaryFest is a team building event for all Rotarians, partners, children, and other guests in southern New Hampshire and Maine.
 
They are encouraging us to learn about Rotary, to consider service opportunities, and most importantly to improve the communities in which we live. This is their way of saying thanks.
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Yarmouth
YARMOUTH CLAM FESTIVAL
 
 
Yarmouth Rotary sold ice cream floats at the Yarmouth Clam Festival, July 19-21. DG Andy and Rotarians from Brunswick, Freeport and Falmouth helped by working shifts during the hot days.
 
The Rotary Club of Wells
 
 
Pictured above on left: The gavel was passed from outgoing President Barbara Finkelstein to incoming President Suzanne Ilsle at the Wells Rotary's Annual Change Over Breakfast at Harbor Park in June.
 
Pictured above on right:  Wells Rotarian Gloria Charlton and Wells Congregational Church Steeple Project Chair Peter Masucci. The Wells Rotary Club presented a $500 donation to the Wells Congregational Church to assist with their Steeple Project.
 
 
The Seacoast Rotary Club
CLUB 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.org
Follow us on our social media channels:
FB:  @SeacoastRotaryClub
Instagram:  @seacoastrotary
 
Join us on Thursday mornings for breakfast at Café Espresso, 738 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801.  We meet 7:30 – 8:30AM.  We’d love to meet you!
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Sanford-Springvale
ROTARIANS DE"LIVER"ING AGAIN

 

 

Sanford-Springvale Rotarians will have all hands on deck at the Acton Fair (August 22-25) at the Fairgrounds in Acton, Maine. Every club member takes a 5-hour shift, and a number of members take two, in order for the club to provide this unique community service. Preparing, cooking and serving our delicious chicken livers is one of the great fellowship activities for our club as we all have a great time doing it. People come from all over for their annual "fix" of our world-famous chicken livers. Many bring containers to fill and bring to their family or to stash away in the freezer. It is common for customers to tell us that the only reason they still come to the Fair is to get their chicken livers. So, if you are available, stop by to say hello and treat yourself. (If you hate chicken livers, our Interact students sell Shaker Pond ice cream next door.)
 
 
The Rotary Club of Portland
PRESIDENT INTRODUCES GOALS FOR NEW YEAR
 
 
On July 12, President Amy Chipman introduced goals for the new year and the Rotary International "Rotary Connects the World" theme.  She said, "I want joining Rotary to be fun and irresistible!" Community service will continue to receive strong support, while the club will promote having fun when Rotarians work together. Our Portland club's excellent Program Committee will occasionally bring music and the arts into the weekly meetings. Another goal is to connect with other clubs in our district to hear about their community and global projects, and join in on some of their service projects.  An emphasis on enhancing Rotary's public image will include the "People of Action" resources available from Rotary International. The membership committee has excellent leadership! A big thank you to Past President John Curran, for leading the Portland Rotary during the past year.  "Our club is prepared to Connect with the World!"  An honored guest who attended President Amy's first meeting was Ann Lee Hussey (pictured), who is a Past District Governor and the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Portland Sunrise. The two Portland clubs will, hopefully, be partnering on future projects, volunteer opportunities and socials. 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills
ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION
 
 
Oxford Hills Rotary Club held their biggest fundraiser, the Annual Charity Auction on July 13th, with a ticket auction and box lot sales! Auction items are collected all year long. This year they received two donated vehicles from local dealerships, as well as two new mini bikes, that helped increase the bottom line.
 
 
The Kittery Rotary After Hours Club
CLUB CELEBRATES NEW MEETING LOCATION
 
 
Pictured above right:  Alan Robinson, Co-president, 2019-20
 
Within District 7780 the Kittery Rotary After Hours Club has been known as the group that meets at the “clubhouse,"  as we have traditionally met in the garage workshop of a local business. However, as the club continues to grow, we began to outgrow that space. And, while we will greatly miss the clubhouse, it’s time we moved to a larger space.
 
On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Kittery Rotary After Hours Club celebrated their new meeting location at the NEW Hampton Inn & Suites on Route 1 in Kittery. The event was hosted by 2019-20 club co-presidents Alan Robinson and Nancy Peschel.  Alan and Nancy welcomed our guests, gave the toast and shared a few fun facts about the clubs recent activities. They even folded our presidential change-over into the celebration!
 
 
Pictured above left:  District Governor Andy Glazier
 
Joining us to celebrate this special occasion were current District Governor Andy Glazier and his partner Pam Gray, past District Governor and our own chairman of fun Jeff Pelkey, and many friends from our sister club – the Kittery Morning Club. Thank you to all for your support, fellowship, and for joining us in this celebration.
 
We are still the fun club, starting each meeting off with a toast, relaxing many of the traditional Rotary meeting standards, we’re just doing it in a beautiful new space. And as DG Andy remarked, our future is bright and the potential is endless!
 
We would like to acknowledge and thank Carley & Dave O’Brien, owners of Hillside Gardens and Gifts of Kittery, for their generosity in hosting us at the clubhouse. If you’d like to visit us at a meeting, stop by the Hampton Inn & Suites on Route 1 on Thursdays from 5-6:00 pm!
 
 
The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside
CLUB HOSTS FRIENDS FOREVER
 
 
Kennebunk Portside Rotary and Friends Forever International spent the day together. Ten students from Israel are spending two weeks in NH and Maine enriching their lives, while enriching the lives of everyone they meet.
  
 
The Rotary Club of Hampton
FRIENDS FOREVER VISITS CLUB
 
 
At their morning meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd, the Hampton Rotary hosted the Friends Forever - Israel program, where Arab and Jewish teenagers visited the club. As with every visit from Friends Forever, whether it is the Ireland or Israel group, the kids are amazing and always leave us impressed and realizing that there may be some hope for peace and resolution in their countries in our lifetime ... Keep up the good work!!
 
 
FELLOWSHIP NIGHT WITH ELVIS
 
 
On July 24th, Hampton Rotarians enjoyed a fun night of fellowship listening to the music of "Elvis" at the North Hampton Bandstand, while handing out leis to the kids. The Hampton Rotary annually sponsors concerts in both North Hampton and Hampton Falls.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Dover
HONORARY MEMBER VISITS CLUB
 
 
A few weeks ago, we heard the news that our fellow Rotarian, Wil Draper was not well and that he did not want to leave the Rotary Club of Dover and wanted to continue to receive our “BING” newsletter so he could stay informed. We had the opportunity to get a special visit from Wil, our Rotary Club of Dover Honorary Member. Rotary District 7780  #serviceaboveself #honorarymember
 
CLUB MAKES DONATION TO GARRISON SCHOOL PTA
 
 
At our recent Rotary Bingo night, the Rotary Club of Dover, through our Community Giving Program, made a donation to Garrison School PTA for their Turkey Trot 2019 race in November. The Garrison School PTA promotes a sense of community and providing enrichment for our students, teachers and families. Thank you what you do for our community. #garrisonschoolpta #turkeytrot2019 #senseofcommunity #communitygiving #serviceaboveself
 
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The Rotary Club of Damariscotta-Newcastle
ROTARIANS PRESENTED AWARDS
 
Five Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotarians became either new or Plus Paul Harris members in June and July.  PDG John LoBosco awarded club foundation chair Marianne Pinkham (pictured right) and out going President Jane Gravel at the annual changeover dinner.  
 
At the club's first meeting of the new year, pins were awarded to Bob Conger and PP Judy Spears (below left), and then Hugh Riddleberger (below right) received his Plus 2 pin.
 
 
 
 
STEP UP BOOTS AWARDED TO MARIANNE PINKHAM
 
The Damariscotta-Newcastle Club has a special, annual award, The Step Up Boots, chosen by the outgoing president, for the person who always steps up to help....the 2018-19 winner is Marianne Pinkham. Marianne is our club foundation chairperson, cheerleader, statistician, photographer and serves on the District Grants review committee.  She is a dedicated Rotarian and community volunteer.
 
 
 
 
RAFFLE HELD TO COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY
 
 
Damariscotta-Newcastle again raised funds to combat food insecurity in Lincoln County by raffling a kayak and paddle.  Pictured are the happy winner and Rotarians Hugh Riddleberger and Bill Vaughan.
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The Rotary Club of Brunswick
BUSY START FOR ROTARY CLUB
 
The Brunswick Rotary Club started the new year off with the traditional service project: “4th of July Fun and Games on the Mall.” Newly inducted president Carolyn Bulliner entered the blueberry pie eating contest to follow a long line of new club presidents with purple faces. Rotarian Jerry Lamarre headed the popular event which is free to everyone. Rotarian Curt Dale Clark manned the bull horn to announce the sack race, wheelbarrow race and many other good-old-fashion activities for kids of all ages.
 
 
Pictured on left:  President Carolyn Bulliner encourages a young sack racer at 4th of July Fun and Games on the Mall. Pictured on right: a visitor from Utah  enjoys watermelon eating contest with her 18 month old son, Nolan.
 
President Carolyn led the Visioning Committee for the Brunswick Rotary last spring and she wasted no time in implementing several of the club goals. Club committee chairs have held their first meetings and have begun planning for the year. With the goal of partnering with surrounding clubs, several Brunswick Rotarians joined Yarmouth Rotarians making root beer floats at the Yarmouth ClamFest.
 
Rotarian Sandy Morrell Rooney has provided a weekly speaker’s forum that has been diverse and compelling. The head of Brunswick Parks and Recreation, Tom Farrell, spoke about the new Veteran’s Memorial which will be built on the north end of the Brunswick mall. Bath Rotarian and president and CEO of Midcoast Hospital, Lois Skillings, spoke about the plans for a regional merger for healthcare. And finally, Portland Sea Dogs promoter, Justin Phillips, visited with tickets to raffle and an invitation for us to join the fun at Hadlock Field.
 
The Rotary Club of Brunswick is ready to go!
 
 
The Rotary Club of Boothbay Harbor
FOCUS ON 2018-2019 WITH A GLANCE BACK AND A GLIMPSE FORWARD
by Chip Griffin, PP
 
For eighty years, Boothbay Harbor Rotary has led in community focus, particularly in education, such as helping launch, in March of 1957, the Boothbay Region Scholarship Fund, still the most successful small-town scholarship fund in Maine. Two of the four founders of Rebuilding Together launched, in 2002, our Lincoln County Rebuilding Together, with the center of gravity remaining here on our peninsula and helping more people in need than ever. That same year, another Boothbay Harbor Rotarian sparked our annual Hometown Heroes. Four years later, in 2006, a Boothbay Harbor Rotarian started the bicycle community project, hugely successful every year since as well. We pay tribute to our Veterans annually, since several Rotarians launched, also in 2006, Veterans Appreciation Night and are now expanding that effort to visit many of our single veterans in the region. Many other community service projects are also international service projects, such as Wrap a Smile for an incredible leap of thousands of quilts donated from here all over the world, and such as for polio eradication and Safe Passage in Guatemala – we help and often visit others around the world but receive incredible joy and gratitude from new friends on other continents. Rotary, for most of us, has been and remains the best lens to peer into our community, take action, connect with so many, and lift up ourselves as well as so many others. Our Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka, who arrived, from Japan, in 2012, here in Boothbay Harbor, eloquently expanded on Rotary’s motto of service above self: “When we see the needs of others as more important than our own needs – when we focus on a shared goal that is for the good of all – this changes everything.”
 
This past Rotary year, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, was tremendously transformative for so many, in and outside of Rotary. We brought in a record number of new Boothbay Harbor Rotarians, breathing new life into our efforts and energy for each other, morphing hard work into pure joy. Our membership is the highest ever, at 76. Our Friends of Rotary are even more numerous, making possible the success of many efforts, most notably our community auction on the first Saturday of August each year, not to mention the amazing setup the day before, our region’s largest recycling and reconnecting in one day each year. This past year, we continued and enhanced our tremendous numbers of current projects. Brand-new Boothbay Harbor projects were numerous, varied, and impactful, including: painting the U.S. map on the elementary school pavement, installing a new elementary playground, creating little libraries through the region, championing food insecurity, promoting technical education, celebrating local artists, and agreeing to begin, in July, building a Rotary bike shed on the east side of our barn for the ongoing bike loan program for international workers.
 
We have astounding young members. Boothbay Harbor Rotary is reaching out to many more of all ages and with additional emphasis on young adults between 18 and 35. We continue to emphasize service above self and meaningful contributions over former meeting formalities and attendance. “It’s about engagement, not attendance,” said our president.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Bethel
CLUB RECAP
 
 
Pictured on left: Our 2019-20 President Tim LeConey, speaks to the club about some of the goals he has for the coming year, as well as introduces the new Rotary theme “Rotary Connects the World.” Pictured on right: One of our newer members, Antje Schaffer, gives her classification talk.


 
Antje just returned from a three month stay in Berlin, Germany, where she was born and raised before moving to the US for college. Antje visited a club meeting in Berlin and presented our club with one of their banners.


 
Picture on left: Annually, our club participates in Bethel’s Molly Ockett Day Festival, and we sell lobster rolls. Club members Jean Benedict (left) and Ellie Andrews (right) enjoy working with former member, Dan Hart, who is now a member of the Oxford Hills club. Picture on right: Friend of Rotary, Julie Hart, serving lobster rolls with Jean Benedict.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside
27TH ANNUAL RIVERFEST DUCK RACE - AUGUST 17, 2019
 
 
Kennebunk Portside Rotary is currently selling Ducks for the 27th Annual Riverfest Duck Race fundraiser on August 17th.  For more information contact Bob Wester at 207-604-0895.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills
LOBSTER & STEAK FEST - AUGUST 17, 2019
 
 
The Rotary Club of Wells
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
 
 
The Rotary Club of Westbrook-Gorham
25TH ANNUAL ROTARY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT - SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
 
 
The Rotary Club of Westbrook-Gorham’s 25th Annual Rotary Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at Gorham Country Club in Gorham Maine. Check-in begins at 11AM. Shotgun start at Noon.
 
This is one of only two annual major fundraisers of our club. Proceeds will benefit local high school and vocational school scholarship programs, as well as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and other local community programs in the Town of Gorham and the City of Westbrook.
 
To register a team, sponsor a hole or make a donation, please visit our new tournament website at: https://westbrookgorhamrotarygolf.com/ 
 
This new website is powered by Event Caddy, an online application designed to make administering golf tournaments easier. This is one of several available applications, chosen this year to meet the needs of our tournament. Check out the site and let us know if you have questions about how this type of application might help your club with your own golf tournament fundraiser.
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Rochester
29TH ANNUAL PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT - SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
 
 
The Rotary Club of York
CAR WITH A CAUSE - OCTOBER 19, 2019
 
 
 
Have Something You'd Like to Share with Us?
 
 
Updates and short articles with images or videos, and the names of new members and those who have passed, may be submitted to our Newsletter Editor, Deb Marsolais, at deb.marsolais@comcast.net to be included in our Monthly Newsletter. The District Newsletter is a means of communicating to other clubs in our district; items of interest, upcoming events, fundraisers, opportunities of service, or member news.
 
 
Deadline for September Newsletter Submissions: August 24th
 
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How would you like to have not only your own Rotary Club members contact information but also the entire District at your fingertips? You can and so much more by downloading the new and improved ClubRunner Mobile App. You can also access club and district leadership, stories and events all with just a few clicks. Connecting to them is as easy as clicking on the phone number or email address.
 
You can download it on the AppStore or GooglePlay and be on your way in minutes. Now would also be a good time to make sure that your profile is current, and if you do not have a picture saved, or your birthday listed, considering updating your information now!
 
Reach out and collaborate with other like minded Rotarians from around our district and be the People of Action that your are!
 
 

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