Welcome!

 
Upcoming Events
 

The 4 Way Test

 
Directors
President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Vice President
Foundation chair
Club Administration chair
Public Relations chair
Membership chair
Service Projects chair
 
 
 
 
 
Club Information

Small club. Big aspirations..

We meet Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Elks Lodge
37 4th Street
Old Town, ME  04468
United States
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Home Page Stories

    The team of Matt Shannon, Matt Walsh, Jeff Teunisen, and Mark Barthelemy won the $400 first place prize in the Old Town Rotary Club’s annual Charity Golf Tournament Saturday (September 16) at Hidden Meadows Golf Course in Old Town. The team was sponsored by RBC Wealth Management of Bangor.
    The winners completed the 18-hole 4-person scramble with a score of 56, 13 strokes under par and five strokes ahead of the second- and third-place teams, which finished with scores of 61.
    The second-place team of Ralph Backman Sr., Ralph Backman Jr., Dean Fenton, and Pat Benson received four $75 gift certificates to Hidden Meadows Golf Course, while the third-place team of David Saucier, David Thibodeau, Tom Harris, and Rick Gilman received four $50 gift certificates to Hidden Meadows.
    The tie-breaker was based on individual hole scores starting at a hole that was selected at random.
    Bob Cust, Gloria Brown, Wes Kauppila, Chris Kauppila placed 4th with a score of 62, while Ron Morin, David Nadeau, Ray Hussey, and Stacey Hussey placed 5th with a socre of 63. The 4th place prize was four certificates for 18 holes of golf with cart at Hidden Meadows; the 5th place prize was four certificates for 18 holes of golf with cart at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono, which recently changed ownership.
    The flag event winners each received two sleeves of Titleist Pro VI golf balls. The winners were:
    •    Straightest drive (closest to the rope): Scott Thomas 
    •    Longest drive, men 64 and younger: Nate Mugford
    •    Longest drive, men 65 and older: Ken Mitchell
    •    Longest drive, women: Kathleen LaBree
    •    Closest to the pin, Hole No. 4: Frank Greenleaf, 9’1″
    •    Closest to the pin, Hole No. 8: Lance Fenimore, 5’7″
    •    Closest to the pin, Hole No. 13: Ed Lucas, 12’7½″
    •    Closest to the pin, Hole No. 17: Kevin LaBree, 13’4″
    Golfers were able to participate in a drawing for 31 prize packages with a total value of over $2,700 by purchasing tickets on Hidden Meadows’ par 3 Hole 4/13. Golfers whose tee shot landed on the green received double the amount of drawing tickets.
    The drawing prizes included certificates for golf at eight area golf courses--Traditions (Holden), JaTo Highlands (Lincoln), Hermon Meadows (Hermon), Dexter Municipal, JW Parks (PIttsfield), Barnes Brook (West Enfield), Palmyra, and Hampden Country Club--as well as golf balls, golf umbrellas and other equipment, gift certificates to local restaurants, and many other prizes.
    The golfers were also able to participate in putting and chipping contests.
    Ben Smith was the tournament chair for the Rotary Club of Old Town.  He said a full slate of 18 teams participated in the tournament, which raised about $6,000 for the many charities that are supported by Rotary.  He thanked the golfers and pointed out that 100% of the net proceeds will be used for charity, as the club maintains separate accounts for operating expenses and fund-raising.
    The Rotary cooking crew of Linda Bryant, Chuck and Jane Veeder, Jay MacDonald, and Lisa Gallant provided the golfers and volunteers with hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and hot and sweet sausages with onions and peppers, along with water, soft drinks, cookies, and LaBree’s jelly and pumpkin rolls throughout the tournament.
 
PHOTO CAPTION (at top of story):  The winning team (l. to r.): Jeff Teunisen, Matt Shannon, Matt Walsh, and Mark Barthelemy.
 
 
Thank You to Our 2017
Golf Tournament Sponsors
 
HOLE SPONSORS
Casella Waste Management—Juniper Ridge Landfill
Adams Automotive     Bangor Savings Bank    
Bangor Truck Equipment     Birmingham Funeral Home    
Bowlan Averill Agency     Bryant Construction Co.
Camden National Bank     Civil Engineering Services    
Climo Electric     CMI Concrete Flatwork    
Crescent Lumber     Cyr Bus Lines
Dirigo Slipform    Dubay Auto Parts    
East Coast Property Services     Edward Jones     
FCS-Peter Baker     Owen J. Folsom
Freightliner of Maine    Gaetani Eye Care    
General Rental     Jackson Plumbing & Heating     
Katahdin Federal Credit Union    LaBree’s Bakery
Art Landry Plumbing and Heating    Lindsey Foundations    
Lloyd’s Family Market     Maine Savings FCU    
Mahan’s Redemption Center    Old Town Canoe
Old Town Trading Post     People’s United Bank    
Penobscot County FCU     Stan Peterson    
Quality Jewelers     RBC Wealth Management
RL Sales and Service    Sandra Morin Accounting     
Sargent Corporation     State Farm Insurance    
Sullivan’s Wrecker Service    Thornton Construction     
Twin City Tire     White Sign/Central Equipment
 
FOOD SPONSORS
Bells IGA
LaBree’s Bakery     Dunkin Donuts
We had a fantastic program and tour at the Old Town Public Library.  Our hosts, Director Cynthia Jennings and Children's Librarian Cindy Seger, gave us a crash course in all of the programs that they provide for children and adults alike.  The library is a hub for our community, serving many residents for their entire lives and giving our children a head start in school and in life.
The original old section of the library is an original Carnegie library.  A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems. 1,689 were built in the United States.
The Rotary Club of Old Town has been a faithful supporter of this community gem.  If you haven't been there, consider stopping by.  See what they have to offer.  Maybe even drop a few bucks in the donation jar.  Their stewardship of our tax money is commendable. Their services are unparalleled.
 
Photo: Cindy Seger and Cynthia Jennings hold the library's portrait of Andrew Carnegie.
 
Are you ready for some GOLF!  It's time once again for our annual shotgun start golf scramble.  At least I think that's what it is.  Frankly, I've never played golf, but I can tell you this: we need volunteers and teams to work and to play golf on Saturday, September 16th.  Click on the event in the events column on the home page or in the bulletin for more information.  All club members have been emailed a sign-up sheet of all of the jobs and times they are available.  Please call Ben Smith if you need help signing up for a job at 478-2188. 
I will be taking my usual post on Hole #4 bullying players into buying raffle tickets.  See, even if you don't play golf, you can find a job that suits your strengths:)
Hope to see you there!
 
Making a difference through Community Service!
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's time again to help make Riverfest even more fun and festive!  By serving free ice cream, -walking-driving in the parade, and hosting a chicken BBQ, we can make a differance for the whole community.  A volunteer sign-up list will be sent out next week, so stay tuned and SIGN UP!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Riverfest 2014 Sarah's House Float
 
 
Speakers
RSU 34 Food Pantry and Resource Center
Sep 21, 2017
ROAD TRIP--We will meet at the Old Town Elementary School cafeteria at 6 p.m.
Lisa Frizell, Community Outreach, Alzheimer's Assn
Sep 28, 2017
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Tim Hudson, supt, Katahdin Woods/Waters Nat'l Mon.
Oct 05, 2017
"Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument - The First Year (and Beyond)"
Scott Boucher
Oct 19, 2017
Polio & Purple Pinkie
 
Meeting Responsibilities
September 14, 2017
Door Duty
Boyd, Wayne
 
Door Duty
Cummings, Patricia
 
Door Prize
Cyr, Joe
 
September 21, 2017
Door Duty
Denis, Keri
 
Door Duty
Dubay, Jim
 
Door Prize
Gallant, Lisa
 
September 28, 2017
Door Duty
Greenleaf, Frank
 
Door Duty
Johnston, Steve
 
Door Prize
Howes, Josh
 
 
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
RSS
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...