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A group of 11 Old Town Rotarians assisted at the Juniper Ridge Landfill Open House on Saturday, Oct. 7.  Rotarian Wayne Boyd is general manager of Casella Waste Systems, which operates the landfill.

The Rotarians had two primary tasks--assisting the caterer, Steve's Stagecoach Express, by cooking french fries, and greet incoming visitors, including directing traffic, telling people where to park, and handing out raffle tickets for drawings that were held during the open house.
 
In addition, we set up a Purple Pinkie table, where people attending the open house could donate $1 to support Rotary International's Polio Plus program, which seeks to eradicate polio worldwide.  A total of $115 was raised for Polio Plus by people who had their pinkies painted purple.
 
Buggsy serves french fries as Linda and Stan cook more to feed happy customers.
 
Above: Stan loads a basket with french fries so Linda can cook them. 
Right photo: Rachael Peterson displays the cupcakes, which were provided by Stan's sister.
 
The french fry team included Linda Bryant, who cooked the french fries; Buggsy Bryant, who served them; Stan Peterson, who prepared baskets of fries for Linda to put in the deep fryer; Joe Cyr and Dave Wollstadt, who put the raw potatoes through a machine that sliced them into fries; and Peter Bosse, who helped direct traffic around the serving area.
 
The greeters included Doug Marchio, Pat Cummings, Steve Johnston, and (later in the day) Peter Bosse.
 
The Purple Pinkie crew included Ben Smith, Steve Russell, and Tamara Saarinen, along with Mike Timpson, a member of the Bangor Rotary Club (noontime).
 
In addition, Rachael Peterson and some of her OTHS art students did face painting for children (and adults, too) who attended the open house.
 
Tamara and Ben with Purple Pinkie donors.
 
Steve, Tamara, Mike Timpson, and Ben display their purple pinkies.
 
 
It was a beautiful day.  Above, the open house area as seen from the top of the landfill, which was also a good place to view the fall foliage.
Rotarians volunteer at Juniper Ridge Landfill Open House 2017-10-07 04:00:00Z 0

Tim Hudson, superintendent of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, speaks to the Old Town Rotary Club at the River Drivers Restaurant in Millinocket.
 
Instead of meeting at the Elks Lodge, Old Town Rotarians and guests boarded a Cyr bus for a road trip to the River Drivers Restaurant in Millinocket, near the entrance to Baxter State Park, on Thursday, Oct. 5.  
 
Our speaker was Tim Hudson, superintendent of the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which was created by order of President Obama to encompass 87,000 acres that were purchased by Roxanne Quinby in the area east of Baxter State Park and donated to the federal government.  Before dinner, while we still had daylight, club members gathered by the fireplace outside the restaurant to induct our first corporate member, Tim Magoon, general manager of the Old Town Canoe facility in Old Town.  Tim is a full-fledged member of Rotary International, but several other Old Town Canoe employees will assist him in fulfilling his attendance and participation responsibilities.  We are anxious to meet Tim's associates at Old Town Canoe and welcome them into the fellowship of our club.
 
Club President Doug Marchio (left) inducts Tim Magoon (center) as a member of the Old Town Rotary Club.  Looking on are David Mahan (second from left), membership chair for corporate/organizational members; Clair Shirley, former member Amos Orcutt, and official greeter Becca Wollstadt.
 
Tim Hudson with a map showing the lands of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The monument includes both the light green parcels (on the map) west of the East Branch of the Penobscot River and the dark green parcels east of the river.  Hunting and snowmobiling are generally prohibited on the light green parcels.  On the dark green parcels, hunting will be allowed, except for bear hunting using bait or dogs. 
 
Pat Cummings took photos and created a Smilebox photo album, which can be linked to below.  NOTE: you have to click on the link below the image.  Clicking on the arrow in the Smilebox image won't get you anywhere.  Thanks, Pat, and happy viewing.
ROAD TRIP . . . and First Corporate Member! 2017-10-05 04:00:00Z 0

The Old Town Rotary Club participated in Old Town's annual Riverfest celebration by entering a float in the parade, cooking BBQ chicken during the day, and serving free ice cream on Friday night.  Unfortunately, we don't have any photos from Friday night.

 

Rotarians in the parade

Above:  DJ, Mischelle and their children marched (or rode) in the parade and handed out candy.

Chicken BBQ

Tamara, Linda, and Doug
 
Bruce, Buggsy, and Steve Russell
 
Steve Johnston and Frank Greenleaf do what they do best.
 
 
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Lisa Frazell, manager of community events for The Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, spoke to us Thursday night (Sept. 28) about various aspects of Alzheimer's, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. She urged Rotarians to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease, which will be held in Bangor on Saturday, October 21. Funds raised through the walk will be used to support Alzheimer's research. 


Lisa also emphasized the importance of knowing the 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's.  (To see the 10 early signs, click on "Read more" after the item about Keri's mom.)
 
 

Happy Birthday, Becca! and Happy Anniversary, Linda and Buggsy

Becca, who has been telling us for the past six (eight? nine? eleven?) months that she will be 39 on September 29, was honored a day early with a pre-birthday celebration, including a stirring rendition of the HappyBirthday song and a chocolate cake with pink and white frosting--her favorite!
 
 
The club also wished Happy Anniversary (No. 44) to Linda and Buggsy Bryant, also on September 29.

 

 

Rotarians help move Keri's mom into her new home

A number of Rotary Club members responded to DJ Whitmore's email request to help Keri move her mom into new quarters.  Keri's response was emailed to all club members via ClubRunner, but in case you missed it, here's what she said:

I wanted to take a moment and say thank you!  I was going to give a big "thank you" dollar this week at the meeting to all of you, but am unable to attend.  It really meant a lot to myself and my family that so many showed up to help!  Originally, it was us and four ladies and one husband from Mom's work (which many more of them showed up too).  It was quite a surprise too...I heard rumor of some email that went around that I did not see!  Packing, driving, and unpacking in two hours has to be some kind of moving record!  That night, my mother looked at me  and said, "Wow, that was the longest and most tiresome day I have experienced so far since I have been sick, but it was by far one of the best".  She was overwhelmed that so many others took time out of their lives to help.  She told me that I belong to a great organization full of wonderful people.  Again, I can't thank you all enough!  If I have forgotten anyone on this email (it was a hectic day!), please forward this to them.
 
Much love,
Keri
Rotarians learn about Alzheimers 2017-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Old Town Rotarians went on a ROAD TRIP to Old Town Elementary School September 21 to get a first-hand look at the OTES gardens and to hear about the RSU 34 food pantry and resource center project, which includes the school gardens at OTES, Leonard Middle School, and the elementary schools in Alton and Bradley. 
 
RSU 34 has entered into a partnership with the Old Town United Methodist Church which will help the school district get $7 worth of food from the Good Shepherd Food Bank for every dollar raised by the school food pantry.  The Old Town Rotary Club could have a similar arrangement with RSU 34 to provide financial and volunteer support for the school district's effort to help students and families who are in need.
 
Details are being worked out, and the club's Board of Directors will be looking at various ways of supporting the RSU 34 food pantry and resource center.  Possibilities include:
   •   Recurring contributions to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in support of the RSU 34 food pantry (and possibly Crossroads Ministries, as well).
   •   Recruiting one or two volunteers per week to support RSU 34/Old Town Elementary School garden and food pantry projects
   •   Construction of a greenhouse to support the OTES garden project
   •   Assistance with construction of a garden fence if needed
   •   Other projects that may come up in the future.
 
Any comments or suggestions should be directed to President Doug Marchio or Immediate Past President Dave Wollstadt.
 
thanks,
dave
                               
Rotary tours Old Town Elementary School gardens, resource center 2017-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Charity Golf Tournament enjoyable, successful Dave Wollstadt 2017-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
 
Making a difference through Community Service!
Riverfest starts this Friday night! By serving free ice cream, walking-driving in the parade, and hosting a chicken BBQ, we can make a difference for the whole community.  A volunteer sign-up list has been emailed, so please click in the email or on the event name on the home page or in this bulletin, then click on the Riverfest Volunteers button to SIGN UP! 
Rotary at Old Town Riverfest 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Old Town Public Library: Big Bang For Our Tax Bucks 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Corina
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!
Golf Tournament Coming Soon! Corina 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
89th Birthday David Wollstadt 2016-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
September and October are the two busiest months of the year for Old Town Rotarians.  If you are able to volunteer, we need your help.
 
We have a number of activities coming up that will require an effort by all of us in order to accomplish our club service and fund-raising objectives.
 
During the current week (Sept. 19-23), Doug Marchio will be constructing the club's Riverfest Float, which we will also use for the holiday parade in downtown Bangor.  He will be working in Bugsy's barn and can use as much help as you can give him.  Our Thursday night meeting will be a pizza and work party at the barn.
 
On Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, Old Town will celebrate Riverfest.  
 
On Friday night, we'll be serving free ice cream at the Waterfront Park, starting about 7 and continuing until we run out.  We'll need volunteers to do this--please bring your own ice cream scoop.  Friday evening, Linda will need volunteers at her house to help parboil the chicken and otherwise prepare for Saturday's chicken BBQ.  On Saturday, Linda and Bugsy will need help cooking and serving the chicken.  Serving time is approximately 11 to mid-afternoon (or whenever the chicken runs out); but if you wait until then, you may have trouble accessing the park because of the parade.
 
On Saturday, October 1, we'll need volunteers to help out at the Juniper Ridge Landfill Open House, which is being organized by Old Town Rotarian Wayne Boyd, who manages the landfill for Casella.  8-10 volunteers will be needed to take tickets, help pre-cook french fries for the Fryolater, and perform other duties as assigned.
 
Then, for the month of October, we'll be hard at work preparing for our 66th annual Hunters Breakfast and selling ads for our Hunters Breakfast newspaper, which will be mailed to 11,000 homes in mid-October.
 
We'll also be participating with the two Bangor clubs on our "Purple Pinkie" project, to raise funds for and awareness of Rotary International's Polio Plus project, which seeks to eradicate polio from our planet.
 
 
 
September-October:  Time to show that we really believe in "Service Above Self" By David Wollstadt 2016-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
John F. Germ

John F. Germ

President 2016-17

August 2016

Forty years ago, a man named George Campbell, the owner of the company I worked for, invited me to join Rotary. Back then, that was a common practice in the United States. Your boss invited you to join Rotary because he thought it would be good for business and good for the community, and you said yes. It’s not surprising that our membership surged during that period.

George warned me not to use Rotary as an excuse to slack off at work. Even so, I always had time to attend lunch meetings and serve on committees. I never had to worry that taking a long lunch once a week would hurt my advancement, or what my boss would think about the occasional Rotary phone call at work.

Today, things are different. Companies are less generous about time, and not every manager looks favorably on community service. It’s hard to enjoy a Rotary meeting when you’ve got emails piling up on your phone. It’s harder than ever to balance work with Rotary – and the model that gave us so much growth a few decades ago is part of what’s holding back our growth now.

That’s why the recent Council on Legislation adopted some innovative measures that allow clubs to vary their meeting times and expand their pool of prospective members. Clubs have more flexibility now to respond to the needs of their members and to clear away as many barriers to membership as they can. But there’s one barrier to membership that only you can remove, one thing that every prospective member needs to become a Rotarian: an invitation to join a Rotary club.

Whenever I tell a group of Rotarians that we need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward, everyone applauds. But those hands, hearts, and minds won’t magically appear in our clubs. We have to ask them to join. And an invitation to Rotary is something that only you can give. An invitation is a gift. It’s saying to someone, “I think you have the skills, the talent, and the character to make our community better, and I want you to join me in doing that.”

I’m the president of Rotary International, but the only club I can invite someone to join is the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tenn. I can’t make your club or your community stronger. Only you can do that – by inviting the qualified people you know to join you in Rotary Serving Humanity.

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The Changing of the Guard Corina Larsen 2016-07-06 04:00:00Z 0

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140120_alpayBy Şafak Alpay, RI director-elect and a member of the Rotary Club of Istanbul-Sisli, Turkey

About ten years ago, an ambitious literacy campaign was started in our region using the Concentrated Language Encounter (CLE) method. Like all other clubs, my club Sisli participated with great enthusiasm, running a course for women in one of Istanbul’s slum neighborhoods.

My Rotary Moment: Emine’s story 2016-06-06 04:00:00Z 0

This year's Charity Auction was another fun time and a great success. 

SOLD! 2016-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
What's District Conference, anyway? 2016-05-13 04:00:00Z 0
 A fantastic time was had by all!
Another District Conference has come and gone.  We had wonderful weather, fabulous fellowship and took home our share of knowledge, ideas, inspiration and awards.
Stan and Rachel did an incredible job presenting their NID trip to India to the whole assembly.  In addition to their talk, we heard from many other clubs and learned about some extremely interesting projects that are happening around our district.
Another Banner Year for the Rotary Club of Old Town 2016-05-13 04:00:00Z 0
What's Rotary All About? 2016-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
Bangor Area Rotary Clubs Join Forces to Present
1st Annual Purple Pinkie Project
 
BANGOR—Three area Rotary Clubs --  The Rotary Club of Bangor, Bangor Area Rotary Club and Old Town Rotary Club --  are joining forces to host a Purple Pinkie Project in recognition of World Polio Day on October 24th. The celebration takes place during the week of October 19th -- 24th with activities that are intended to raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide and to raise money -- $1 at a time –toward this global effort.
 
On Oct. 24, and throughout the week, organizers and volunteers will “paint” the region purple when they present the Purple Pinkie Project.  Because purple pinkies serve as symbols for polio immunizations, for a donation of $1.00 (the cost of a single immunization), volunteers will color pinkies purple to help raise money for polio eradication. Funds raised will go toward Rotary International’s End Polio Now efforts.
 
“We are so pleased to bring attention in our local communities to Rotary International’s Polio Plus project,” said Scott Boucher, Assistant Governor for Area 9 Rotary Clubs. “Our goal is to see hundreds of purple pinkies during this special awareness week, and to encourage everyone to wear purple, especially for the celebration on October 24th.”
 
Activities kick off on Oct. 20th at 12 p.m. at the Masonic Center’s Wellman Commons in Bangor, home to the Rotary Club of Bangor’s weekly meetings.  A Purple Pinkie table will be set up during the club’s weekly meeting where donations for the cause will be collected. A presentation on the current status of Polio and the eradication efforts taking place worldwide will follow for all Rotarians and guests.  Similar presentations will occur on Thursday, October 22nd, 7:00 am, at Eastern Maine Community College’s Rangeley Hall, for the Bangor Area Breakfast Club, and on the evening of October 22nd at the Black Bear Inn in Orono for the Old Town Rotary Club. These presentations provide opportunities for community members to visit their local Rotary clubs, to participate in the Purple Pinkie Project and to learn more about Polio Plus.
 
For the general public, Rotary volunteers will be on hand to color the pinkies of anyone wishing to donate $1 toward Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign (multiple digits may be painted for $1 each). Community members are encouraged to visit any of the following three Purple Pinkie stations:
 
  • Friday, October 23 - The Alfond Center, University of Maine - opening game for the Black Bear Men’s Hockey team, beginning at 5:30 pm.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 22, 23, 24 - Penobscot Theatre, downtown Bangor - opening weekend of Dr. Cerberus.  A Purple Pinkie Station will be open 1 hour prior to each show time and through intermission.
  • Saturday, October 24 - Bangor Y, 17 - 2nd Street - from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, with assistance provided by high school volunteers from the Rotary Interact Program.
 
On the evening of Oct. 24, a celebration will be hosted by the three local clubs at the Sea Dog, located on the waterfront in Bangor.  Purple beer will be served and donations will be collected for Polio Plus.  Rotarians and community members are invited to join in the celebration. 
 
Similar Purple Pinkie projects are being held by Rotary Clubs around the United States, with people donating $1 to have their pinkies marked with the same purple dye used when Rotary International conducts polio immunizations in locations around the world where the disease still exists. When a child is immunized, Rotarians mark their pinkies with a topical purple dye to prevent double dosages, and to identify those who have not yet been immunized. Through Rotary International’s efforts, polio has been eradicated in all but 2 countries worldwide.  The goal of eradicating the disease altogether grows closer with each immunization.
 
For more information, contact Susan Jonason, Media Relations at sdjonason@aol.com or visit www.bangorrotary.org.
 
 
In Recognition of World Polio Day 2015-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
 September is Basic Education and Literacy Month in Rotary.  What a great start we had for the month with an awesome program this week: Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.  Our speakers were Executive Director Mary Lyon and one of their students, Linda, who kept us spellbound with her inspiring story.  Wrenching herself out of a miserable and abusive life born of her own illiteracy, she found in LVB an advocate and friend.  It was hard work but she learned to read and has made a successful new life with her new husband and children. 
 
No one need argue the point...the statistics are well published.  Literacy is one of the most powerful tools we have to battle poverty.  Why?  Because virtually every form of education is built upon a foundation of literacy.  Though many people have found ways to function without it, it cannot be denied that it is an essential ingredient in economic development in the world today.  Yet, according to the Department of Education, there are over 32 million adults in the United States, 14% of the population, who cannot read; 19% of high school graduates cannot read; and 21% of adults in our country read below a 5th grade level rendering them functionally illiterate. 
 
Illiteracy hurts us all even if we ourselves can read.  It is linked to poor productivity, crime, and health care costs.  More than 60% of prison inmates and a whopping 85% of juvenile offenders are functionally illiterate…that is a bit more than a mere coincidence.  Illiteracy is a major component in poverty and has distinct links to crime statistics.  Functional illiteracy adversely affects all of us.  If you move this conversation into the global arena, the numbers become staggering.  Around the world, nearly 800 million people lack simple literacy and numeracy skills; 98% of them are in developing countries.  And two thirds of these people, who cannot read so much as a job application, are female. 
 
Here at home there are thousands of people right in the Bangor area who need help with their reading skills.  Enter Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.  They are helping people everyday and when they help one person learn to read, they have helped all of us.  For more information on this great organization click on their logo above.      
Literacy Matters 2015-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
We make a lot of fuss and hoopla when we get new members and for good reason....we are thrilled to have them, we want them to know that, and we very much want them to feel welcome and to become involved because that is why people join Rotary: they want to be involved.  August is Membership and New Club Development Month, and with that comes an emphasis on new members......but there is more to membership than finding new members....getting new members means much less if they don't stay in Rotary.  All too often in our quest to bring new folks into the family of Rotary, we forget to appreciate those who have lived this committment for many, many years.  We forget to acknowledge the lifetime of service that some of our members have given, holding onto their Rotarian spirit through the massive facelifts and growth of Rotary as it evolved to meet the demands of a world that was yanked into the technological age. 
 
As of this newsletter we currently have eleven members who joined Rotary within the last year, several of whom have joined within the last couple months and five of whom are staffing a position in the club either as a board member or a committee member this Rotary year!!!  We are all happy they joined us and are delighted to see them engaging in the fellowship this great organization offers.  We are better and stronger with them in our corner. 
 
As awesome as that is, it gets even better.  We also have ten members who have been in Rotary for at least twenty years.  All ten of them are VERY active members seen at nearly every event and project and most meetings; seven of them are holding official committee or board postions within the club this year!  Of those ten, five of them have been in for at least thirty years, and one special man has been a Rotarian for forty-eight years!  How many of us have stuck with anything in our life for forty-eight years????  That is a lifetime of Service Above Self and the reason we pay tribute to Don Sturgeon (pictured above) with a Paul Harris Fellow. 
 
New members are awesome; we love them and want to share our wonderful Rotary experiences with all of them.  But as we celebrate membership month, never forget the reason we have all these wonderful Rotary experiences to share is because of our long time members who have spent decades of their life making Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Old Town the amazing powerhouses of fellowship and community & world service that they are today.
.....And A Well Deserved PHF For a Lifetime of Service Above Self! 2015-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Jason!!!! Yet Another FANTASTIC New Member...... 2015-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

 

On May 21, 2015 the Global Eagles were officially notified: they are the new kid on the block.  Of course the announcement of their Rotary Charter was great news for them, but it is also great news for us because they are the hot new E-Club formed by dedicated long time Rotarians, and they are now open for business. 
 
 
There's A New Kid In Town And He's Lookin' Good!!! 2015-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

 

- A special thanks to Clair for the great treat of fiddleheads at last week's meeting.  We had cooked fiddleheads along with dinner and he also supplied bags of raw fiddleheads that he harvested in Milo for sale.  AND he donated all the proceeds from the sold fiddleheads to Polio Plus! 
 
- Once again our auction was a great success.  The board decided to donate portions of the funds raised to Maine Youth Fish and Game Association, Animal Orphanage, and Friends of the Millinocket Library.  A small portion of funds will be retained for unforeseen needs that may arise in the community.
 
- Last week's program was about Window Inserts for fuel energy savings in the cold Maine winters.  Sharon Klein from UMaine will be teaching a new class this fall where students will actually be building the inserts for several local families and performing follow up research to determine the effects of the inserts on the fuel usage.  They will be looking for families in need of the inserts; people able to pay for the inserts will be considered and there is also grant money available in the program to accomodate those in need who can not afford them.  If you know of someone who might benefit from the inserts, please see President Corina for contact information for Sharon.
 
- The club is looking into organizations raising money for the crisis in Nepal.  All details will be provided when information is available. 
 
- If you have not returned your membership questionnaire to Doug yet, please do so as soon as possible.  Your input will help shape the future of the club.
 
- As part of the 175th anniversary celebration, the book for Riverfest this year will include a history of Old Town Rotary!  President Corina has much of the older history on file but we need to cover some of the more recent activities.  If you have any information that might be useful, please contact Corina ASAP.  The time to submit the information is very short so we must act quickly. 
 
-The meeting on June 18th will be a ROAD TRIP!  We will be hosted by Maine Youth Fish and Game and get a tour of their facilities.  How fun is that!!!
 
-The Installation meeting will be held on June 25th....details will be provided soon.
 
- As you all know, we are required to provide a head count to the Black Bear Inn each week for our meeting.  There is now an important change to the procedure that we have been using.  Effective with the June 4th meeting the procedure will be as follows. You will receive the usual email request each week to let the president know if you are not coming to the meeting and she must know by noon Wednesday.  If you do not tell her you are not coming and you don't show up, you will be billed $15 for the meeting!  The club has to pay for the number of meals we give the head count for.  If you have not told Corina you aren't going to be at a meeting, you will be included in the head count.  If you then do not show up, the club has to pay for that.  Up until now we have simply asked that you voluntarily pay for the meal when this happens and thank you to those who did so.  But there is a significant number of people who do not pay for this, which the club has to absorb.  Thus the voluntary payment will now be mandatory.  Also remember to let the president know if you are bringing guests so they can be included in the head count.  There is a small amount of wiggle room for last minute guests and visiting Rotarians.  Please be responsible and RSVP to the weekly email. 
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 05-21-15 2015-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

 

This past week OTR took to the road once again for one of our fabulous Road Trip meetings….but this time it had an awesome twist.  We all met at Uno Pizzaria and Grill for a great meal and lots of fellowship.  The twist?   Well Uno will be donating 15% to 20% of the value of our meal checks to The Rotary Foundation!!!
 
On hand were many Rotarians as well as family members and potential new members.  The food was great and the staff was friendly and efficient.  They even managed to belt out a song to celebrate Wendy’s graduation from nursing school!  Doug won the door prize – a scrumptious berry chocolate dessert wine made right here in Maine at Winterport Winery. 
 
Everyone had a good time and in the process we raised money for our Foundation.  Thanks to all who participated and a big thanks to D.J. for arranging for this very special “Dough Raiser”.
 
There is a photo album on the home page and in the newsletter with a few pictures if you care to see them. 
Fun Raising Fundraiser 2015-05-15 04:00:00Z 0

 

Rotary is not a competition.  We are all on the same team trying to make our world a better place starting with our own communities and extending to the farthest reaches of the earth.  That said.....WE WON!!!!  WOOHOO!!! 
 
Sandy, Linda, Robin, and Corina were on hand at the District Conference where we were honored to win the coveted Turkey Cup beating out the next closest club by a whopping 20 points. 

 

We also were awarded the Governor's Citation AND were one of only four clubs in our district to receive the RI Presidential Citation.
 
What does that mean?  It means we did really great this year.  We did it right.....we were Rotarians.....we made a difference......We Lit Up Rotary!!!  None of us do what we do for the acknowledgement.  We do it because we care and want to make a difference.  But the acknowledgement is a nice way of measuring how successful we were in our endeavor and we deserve to be proud of that. 
 
Congratulations Old Town Rotarians - we can be proud of what we did over the last 11 months and look forward to upping the bar for the 2015-2016 Rotary year.  If we don't win the cup next year, let's make sure we make another club work darned hard to beat us!! 
 
Old Town Rotary ROCKS!
 
A Whole New Meaning For Spring Turkey Season 2015-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

 

-There will be a special treat at his week's meeting.  Along with our usual supper Clair will be dishing up a super Maine spring delicacy - fiddleheads - cooked to perfection for just $1! 
 
-The outing at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge that was tentatively scheduled for the end of May is being rescheduled for September...updates will be provided when the details are set.
 
-Once again this year OTR will be manning the BBQ for the Memorial Day celebration.  Please contact D.J. if you would like to help out. 
 
-The meeting on June 18th will be a ROAD TRIP!  We will be hosted by Maine Youth Fish and Game and get a tour of their facilities.  How fun is that!!!
 
-The Installation meeting will be held on June 25th....details will be provided soon.
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.  If you do not tell her you are not coming and you don't show up, the club has to pay for your meal.  Please be responsible and RSVP to the weekly email. 
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 05-14-15 2015-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

-A big thanks to everyone who helped make this year's auction a success.  And a super special thanks to Linda for bearing the burden of trying to herd us all into something that resembled an organized effort.....and she did it all with only one good leg!  Some of us might have bowed out or needed help after breaking a foot but when you're good...you're good...and she is the best!!!  As great as Linda is, it is not lost on any of us that she is only half of an awesome team....behind every great woman is a fantastic guy.  Once again Bugsy and Linda really went the extra mile to make our auction successful without any desire for personal kudos or acknowledgment.  It doesn't get any more Rotarian than that!
 
-This month's Board Meeting is this Wednesday, May 13th, at Stan's house.
 
-This week (May 14th) we have an offsite meeting:  ROAD TRIP!!!  We will be meeting at Uno Pizzaria and Grill.  A head count will be required so make sure you check early with family and friends and be ready to let Pres. Corina know how many are coming.  
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 05-07-15 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Our Old Town Rotary Charity Auction is this week!  Everyone is needed on Thursday for the various tasks that will make the evening a success.  This auction is vital to our Rotarian efforts.  What we do Thursday will dictate how much good we are able to do for the next Rotary year.  Make sure you get your meal ticket stubs to Linda ASAP if you haven't already done so; she needs to give K of C a head count. If your auction item/s require a certificate and you need help with that, let Linda, Robin, Corina, or Dave Wollstadt know asap.  Get your friends and neighbors to come for an evening of fun and fellowship, a nice meal, and a chance to bid on a lot of great items on the auction block.  See everyone Thursday......Lets Do It Rotarians!!
 
-Next week (May 14th) we have an offsite meeting:  ROAD TRIP!!!  We will be meeting a Uno Pizzaria and Grill.  A head count will be required so make sure you check early with family and friends and be ready to let Pres.Corina know how many are coming.  
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 04-30-15 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0

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-Friday, May 1.....that's the deadline!  Our Old Town Rotary Charity Auction is next week!  Time is needed to organize and print the auction list so PLEASE get your auction item information to Linda by May 1.  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  If you have a great dessert that you like to make please consider making that for an auction item as they are always popular.  This auction is vital to our Rotarian efforts.  What we do between now and May 8th will dictate how much good we are able to do for the next Rotary year.  If your item/s require a certificate and you need help with that, let Linda, Robin, Corina, or Dave Wollstadt know.  Also make sure you get your friends and neighbors to come for an evening of fun and fellowship, a nice meal, and a chance to bid on a lot of great items on the auction block.   
 
-Please note in upcoming events that the location for the May board meeting has been changed to Stan's house.
 
-The District Conference is coming up in less than two weeks and it promises to be spectacular.  The story link will remain available for a few weeks for those who missed it.  District conferences are a fun time and the fact that our district spans international lines makes ours even more exciting.  Several people from our club are already signed up and they would love to have you join them.  Check out the story below for more details.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Applications are being accepted until May 1 for STEP - Rotary's Short Term Exchange Program.  See the story below for details.
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Weeks New's Flash 04-23-15 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
 
-CRUNCH TIME!!!  The annual Old Town Rotary Charity Auction is only a few weeks away!  PLEASE get your auction item information to Linda ASAP.  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  This auction is vital to our Rotarian efforts.  What we do between now and May 8th will dictate how much good we are able to do for the next Rotary year.  If your item/s require a certificate and you need help with that, let Linda, Robin, Corina, or Dave Wollstadt know.  Also make sure you get your friends and neighbors to come for an evening of fun and fellowship, a nice meal, and a chance to bid on a lot of great items on the auction block.   
 
-The District Conference is coming up soon and it promises to be spectacular.  The story link will remain available for a few weeks for those who missed it.  District conferences are a fun time and the fact that our district spans international lines makes ours even more exciting.  Several people from our club are already signed up and they would love to have you join them.  Check out the story below for more details.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 04-16-15 2015-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

 

The Farmington Rotary Club’s Vidalia Onion Sale has begun!

 
Surely you can use a bag or two of those sweet, delicious Georgia raised Vidalia’s and support the Children & Mothers of Safe Passage in Guatemala at the same time!
 
 
Onions For Safe Passage! 2015-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Old Town Rotary Charity Auction 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
-The District Conference is coming up soon and it promises to be spectacular.  The story link will remain available for a few weeks for those who missed it.  District conferences are a fun time and the fact that our district spans international lines makes ours even more exciting.  Several people from our club are already signed up and they would love to have you join them.  Check out the story below for more details.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Our annual Charity Auction, the primary fundraiser for the year, is less than a month away.  Each member is asked to provide at least two auction items.....now is the time to be getting the information on your items to Linda!!!  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  What we do between now and May 8th will dictate how much good we are able to do for the next Rotary year.  Let Linda know what your items are asap.  If your item/s require a certificate and you need help with that, let Linda, Robin, Corina, or Dave Wollstadt know.     
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 04-09-15 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
-Monthly Board meeting is this Wednesday, April 8th, at Franks house.  See upcoming events for details.  If you plan to attend and have not indicated so in a head count or otherwise advised the host, please do asap so they can make appropriate arrangements for food.
 
-The District Conference is coming up soon and it promises to be spectacular.  The story link from last week will remain available for a few weeks for those who missed it.  District conferences are a fun time and the fact that our district spans international lines makes ours even more exciting.  Several people from our club are already signed up and they would love to have you join them.  Check out the story below for more details.
 
-The annual dinner and auction to benefit Maine Youth Fish & Game is April 11th.  See the upcoming events for details.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Our annual Charity Auction, the primary fundraiser for the year, will be May 7th.  Each member is asked to provide two auction items.  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  Also, Linda needs help - she may be superwoman but even superwoman needs help now and then.  Talk to her and let her know what you can do to help on the auction committee.  EVERYONE should be prepared to assist on the day of the event.  And sell those tickets!!  See the story on the club website for further details.  
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 04-02-15 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
- Deadline for the District Conference discounted registration rate is March 31st.  Check out the story below for more details.
 
-The annual dinner and auction to benefit Maine Youth Fish & Game is April 11th.  See the upcoming events for details.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary is hosting All That Jazz on March 31st....that's tomorrow!  Make sure you get your tickets and support the Old Town High School band program.  If you missed the story you can still read it on the club website.
 
-Rotary Club of Bangor is presenting the 10th annual Music Off Broadway April 2 through April 4.  Get your tickets now! See the story below for details.
 
-Our annual Charity Auction, the primary fundraiser for the year, will be May 7th.  Each member is asked to provide two auction items.  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  Also, Linda needs help - she may be superwoman but even superwoman needs help now and then.  Talk to her and let her know what you can do to help on the auction committee.  EVERYONE should be prepared to assist on the day of the event.  And sell those tickets!!  See the story on the club website for further details.  
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 03-26-15 2015-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
The Avenue Less Traveled 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
- We are still collecting non-perishable canned goods for several local food banks at each meeting in March.  If you would like to donate, please bring your canned food to the regular club meeting.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary is hosting All That Jazz on March 31st. Make sure you get your tickets and support the Old Town High School band program.  if you missed the story you can still read it on the club website.
 
-Mark Sturgeon is heading up our club participation in Bowling For Kids Sake.  The story is on the club website if you missed it.  Please contact Mark if you want to participate.  It's a great cause and a fun time. 
 
-Rotary Club of Bangor is presenting the 10th annual Music Off Broadway April 2 through April 4.  Get your tickets now! See the story on the club home page for details.
 
-Our annual Charity Auction, the primary fundraiser for the year, will be May 7th.  Each member is asked to provide two auction items.  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  Also, Linda needs help - she may be superwoman but even superwoman needs help now and then.  Talk to her and let her know what you can do to help on the auction committee.  EVERYONE should be prepared to assist on the day of the event.  And sell those tickets!!  See the story on the club website for further details.  
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 03-19-15 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Birthday Rotaractors! 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the meeting each week.
 
-The meeting this week will be held at Angelo's Pizza in Old Town.  Spouses and guests are welcome.  We will be ordering off the menu.
 
- We are still collecting non-perishable canned goods for several local food banks at each meeting in March.  If you would like to donate, please bring your canned food to the regular club meeting.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary is hosting All That Jazz on March 31st. Make sure you get your tickets and support the Old Town High School band program.  if you missed the story you can still read it on the club website.
 
-Mark Sturgeon is heading up our club participation in Bowling For Kids Sake.  The story is on the club website if you missed it.  Please contact Mark if you want to participate.  It's a great cause and a fun time. 
 
-Rotary Club of Bangor is presenting the 10th annual Music Off Broadway April 2 through April 4.  Get your tickets now! See the story on the club home page for details.
 
- Our annual Charity Auction, the primary fundraiser for the year, will be May 7th.  Each member is asked to provide two auction items.  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  Also, Linda needs help - she may be superwoman but even superwoman needs help now and then.  Talk to her and let her know what you can do to help on the auction committee.  EVERYONE should be prepared to assist on the day of the event.  And sell those tickets!!  See the story on the club website for further details.  
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 03-12-15 2015-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
Our fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Bangor are gearing up for a little musical production....Off Broadway style.  For their 10th annual performance they will be offering a remarkable "Blast From The Past.....10 years of Music Off Broadway".
Blast from the Past 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Going Once! 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the next meeting.
 
-This week's meeting is your chance to tell the board and planning committee what you want from your club:  what is working, what isn't, what we do well, where we need to do better.  What would you like to see?  Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas.  This is your Rotary...help make it the best it can be.  New members....don't be intimidated!  You were asked to join because your input and expertise is wanted--if you have an idea, speak up.  We will also be voting on the new bylaws which you all received in an email.  Please review them and be prepared to vote.
 
- We are still collecting non-perishable canned goods for several local food banks at each meeting in March.  If you would like to donate, please bring your canned food to the regular club meeting.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary is hosting All That Jazz on March 31st. Make sure you get your tickets and support the Old Town High School band program.  if you missed the story you can still read it on the club website.
 
-Mark Sturgeon is heading up our club participation in Bowling For Kids Sake.  The story is on the club website if you missed it.  Please contact Mark if you want to participate.  It's a great cause and a fun time. 
 
-The meeting on March 19th will be held at Angelo's Pizza in Old Town.  Spouses and guests will be welcome.  We will be asking for a head count so please be ready to give President Corina a yea or nay and how many guests you will have when she asks.
 
-Music off Broadway is on the horizon!  See the story below.
 
- And last but definitely not least.....the annual Charity Auction, our primary fundraiser for the year, will be May 7th.  Each member is asked to provide two auction items.  The sooner you let Linda know your items, the easier the job is for everyone.  And sell those tickets!!  See the story below for more details.  
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 03-05-15 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
I'd Like A Big Piece Please! 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
 
Here's a trip you won't want to miss!  A Rotary excursion to beautiful Ragusa, Sicily.  All the details have been handled for you.  Read on..... 
Gargoyles and Wine 2015-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the next meeting.
 
- We are still collecting non-perishable canned goods for several local food banks at each meeting in March.  If you would like to donate, please bring your canned food to the regular club meeting.
 
-Social Makeup at the Boomhouse!  Wednesday March 4th at 5:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome so bring family or guests.  See upcoming events for details.
 
-If you are interested in the District Friendship Exchange coming up this year to Brazil, make sure you check out the story on the club website for details.  Preliminary applications are due April 30th.
 
-Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary is hosting All That Jazz on March 31st. Make sure you get your tickets and support the Old Town High School band program.
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 02-26-15 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Making Beautiful Music Together..... 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Melissa!! 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
 
Do you like to travel?  With Rotary Friendship Exchange the opportunities are nearly endless!!  Our district is planning a group exchange this year and the deadline for the preliminary application is approaching.  Read the story for a message from the district coordinator Angelo Mestriner outlining details of the trip.  This is your chance to meet new Rotarian friends....from away....far away!! 
Making Friends The Rotary Way 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Sarah's House - There's No Place Like Home 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the next meeting.
 
-The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 11th at Doug & Pat's house.  Check the upcoming events for details.
 
-Winter is in full swing and the local foodbanks are being stretched beyond their limits.  We are collecting non-perishable canned goods for several local banks at each meeting, every week in February and March.  If you would like to donate, please bring your canned food to the regular club meeting.
 
-This week's meeting on February 12th will be off site at the University of Maine.  You must let president Corina know no later than today (Monday) if you plan to attend. Guests are welcome but she needs an absolute head count for this so let her know if you are bringing family or friends.  The cost is $22 per person.  We have a bus available to take us from the Black Bear Inn to the venue.  If you wish to use the bus you must be at the Black Bear Inn at 5:00 p.m.  If you wish to drive yourself to the event you can meet up with the bus folks at Buchanan Alumni House at 5:30 p.m.  If you require directions contact Pat Cummings.
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 02-05-15 2015-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
-Due to rising costs for the Big Bear Inn, the cost of our weekly meetings will be going up to $15 effective this week.
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the next meeting.
 
-The next Board meeting will be held on February 10th at Doug & Pat's house.  Check the upcoming events for details.
 
-Maine Youth Fish And Game Association is holding a second Family Ice Fishing Day this week at Pickerel Pond.  Check it out in the upcoming events section and bring those youngin's on out to the pond for a classic Maine tradition - the way life should be! 
 
-We are looking at possibly forming a team for Bowling for Kids Sake to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mid-Maine.  We will need five bowlers to make a team.  For easy access to details we are rerunning the story from a couple weeks ago in this newsletter, which also contains a link to the page for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  The story is also available on the club website home page.  
 
-Winter is in full swing and the local foodbanks are being stretched beyond their limits.  We are collecting non-perishable canned goods for several local banks at each meeting, every week in February and March.  If you would like to donate, please bring your canned food to the regular club meeting.
 
-The meeting on February 12th will be off site at the University of Maine.  Some details are available in the upcoming speakers list.  The cost will be $22 per person and we will need a hard head count in advance.  You will be receiving a registration email from President Corina in the near future.  Please respond as soon as possible to facilitate the head count.
 
-Once again this year the "Cross Egypt Challenge" is open for registration.  "Cross Egypt Challenge" is a series of international cross-country endurance scooter rallies throughout one of the most mysterious countries in the world, Egypt.  This Rotary organized initiative aims to promote tourism to Egypt, world understanding, and alternative transport.  If you have any interest please see President Corina for details. 

 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 01-29-15 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
 
Wow...you bowl and you get a kid???  Don't be ridiculous.....It's actually "Bowling For Kids' Sake" and it's coming to a bowling alley near you!
Bowling For Kids! 2015-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Though the author of this poem is unknown, the poem itself was included in the collection of Joe Caulder who amassed a huge library of information in an attempt to preserve the first 50 years of Rotary. He attributed the poem to the Rotary Club of New York.  It was reprinted in the February 1977 edition of The Rotarian, and in countless club newsletters and websites since then.  The four large volumes of Rotary history collected by Joe were prepared in the 1950's and 1960's so the poem predates that time. But as you can see, it is clearly timeless.
 
I'M A NEW MEMBER
 
"I see you at the meetings, but you never say hello.
 
You're busy all the time you're there with those you already know.
 
I sit amongst the fellows, yet I'm a lonesome guy.
 
The new fish are as strange as I; you old ones pass us by.
 
But darn it, you guys asked us in, and you talk of fellowship;
 
You could just step across the room but you've never made the trip.
 
Why can't you nod and say hello! or stop and shake my hand,
 
Then go and sit among your friends -now that I'd understand.
 
I'll be at your next meeting, perhaps a nice lunch to spend,
 
Do you think you could introduce yourself? I want to be a friend."
I'm A New Member 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
-About $4,500 was raised for Sarah's House at the gift wrapping fundraiser in the mall!  Megan sends her heartfelt thanks to every one who gave of their time and wrapping abilities (or lack thereof) for this great cause. 
 
-Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming or if you are bringing guests to the next meeting.
 
-Stinky Jack Larsen's mom FINALLY bought the kid some new boots so he doesn't have to wear those boots he shot a moose in anymore.  Rumor has it he is having those bronzed. 
 
-There is a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday the 14th at 6:00.  President Corina will be asking for a headcount soon so please respond so proper food arrangements can be made.
 
-Maine Youth Fish And Game Association is holding two Family Ice Fishing Days again this year at Pickerel Pond.  Check it out in the upcoming events section and bring those youngin's on out to the pond for a classic Maine tradition - the way life should be! 
 
-LISTEN UP!!!!  Okay now that I have your attention.....I know you were told this in the last newsletter and some of you have been totally awesome about taking care of business, but apparently some folks just aren't getting the point.  Every member has a profile on the club website that each of you can access to keep your information current.  It is important that you keep your contact information up to date and you can share as much or as little other information with your fellow club members as you wish.  If you don't know how to access your page, check out the VIP story which is included again this week (and is also on the web home page) for how to get into this area.  One sure tell:  if your Rotarian magazine is not coming to you at your address, you need to update your information!  Please make sure your email address is correct also as that is how the club officers contact you.  Unfortunately, if it isn't correct you aren't getting the newsletter so you aren't reading this.  If you hear anyone say they aren't getting the newsletter, please pass on the information to go on the website and read the VIP story.            
 
That's all folks......tune in to the next bulletin for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 01-08-15 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Who's Got The Power? 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Look What Santa Brought Us!!! 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Santa Claus Visits Old Town Rotary! 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle: A high scoring game made for a lot of possible winners - it changed 22 times during the course of the contest.  The winner was Sherrie's best friend from high school, Nancy, who lives just outside New Orleans! Thanks to Nancy for supporting our Polio Plus fundraiser. We should probably have a committee deliver her winnings in person....say right around Mardi Gras??  ROAD TRIP!!!J
 
- Remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming and if you are bringing guests to the meeting this week. 
 
-The annual election of officers for the club will be held at the December 18th meeting.  For those new to Rotary....the Rotary year runs from July 1st to June 30th and the people we are electing this month will be leading our club through the next Rotary year beginning July 1st.
 
-There are still slots available at the gift wrapping station in the mall if you would like to join the fundraising effort for Sarah's House.  The story is on the club website homepage so you can check there to see what times are available if you would like to volunteer.
 
That's all folks......tune in next week for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 12-11-14 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
 
RI President Gary is the head of his family....he is also the head of ours.  Every month he shares with us his insights to help us embrace all that is Rotary and find how it fits into our lives.  In this month of December when Rotary celebrates family, his message strikes  especially close to home.
From The Head of the Family 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Well since we were dark last week we actually have two weeks worth of winners!!   The game on 11-24 was super exciting and it was the battle of the B's for the Polio Plus win.  In the last 40 seconds of the game the winner changed from Bugsy to Betts and finally to the winner Becca!  The 12-01 game was a low scoring one but even so there were at least seven Rotarians in the running at some point in the game.  It came down to a late game score once again and Frank took the prize! Congrats to Frank and Becca!
 
-The Christmas party is on December 11th...if you missed the story with the details it is still on the website.  The cost is $12 per person and $6 for kids under the age of 12.  Don't forget, if you bring kids, please bring a gift for them to receive from Santa and do put their name on the gift also so there is no confusion.
 
-And while we are on the subject.....Remember to let President Corina know if you are coming or not coming and if you are bringing guests to the meeting this week.  Every member with email got an e-vite for the Christmas party we are holding at this Thursday's meeting.  PLEASE take the 10 seconds it requires to click on the attend or decline button and please do it before Wednesday noon!  This is the head count for the meeting and everyone must respond with an attend or decline and add any guests you will be bringing.  This is usually a large group for our meeting and arrangements need to be made for the increased number.  Really - it takes like ten seconds and saves the president from an ulcer!!      
 
-The December Board meeting will be a brief meeting held after one of our regular meetings.
 
-The annual election of officers for the club will be held at the December 18th meeting.  For those new to Rotary....the Rotary year runs from July 1st to June 30th and the people we are electing this month will be leading our club through the next Rotary year beginning July 1st.
 
-Make sure you check out last week's story about the gift wrapping station fundraiser for Sarah's House.  It is included again this week for those who may have missed it because much help is still needed and it is all for a great cause near and dear to your hearts!  Many of you signed up at last week's meeting and that was awesome.  There are still a number of days and time slots available for those who didn't get to sign up yet and want to, so please check it out and see if you can volunteer for one of the open times.
 
That's all folks......tune in next week for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 12-04-14 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
-The editor had actually toyed with the idea of not doing a newsletter this week since the meeting was dark (hey if you get the week off, I get the week off!)....but Old Town Rotary is still hopping busy, and yes there is a bit of activity happening this week! (and that darned president of ours - what a slave driver - does the woman even sleep???)
 
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Well since we were dark last week, you'll have to wait until the meeting this week to find out who, but it was a very exciting game!  Stay tuned!!!  Dave will announce both this week and last week's winners at the next club meeting.
 
-You've probably been sufficiently nagged into submission on this but it really is important: please remember to let President Corina know if you are not coming to a meeting or are bringing guests.  And yes it is a little bit tedious to do this each week, but each of us only has to worry about one person doing it - ourselves.  Just think how tedious it is for the president who has to worry about this for every member of the club every week and keep track of it.  With that in mind please remember she is a busy lady running a business and a household, raising children, and leading our club with enthusiasm and flare....don't walk up and tell her you won't be at the meeting three weeks from now and expect her to remember that!  Help her help the club with time appropriate notifications.  
 
-The December Board meeting will be a brief meeting held after one of our regular meetings.
 
-The Christmas party is on December 11th...if you missed the story with the details it is still on the website.
 
- The Festival of Lights Parade is December 6th.  We will be decorating the float on Wednesday evening December 3rd at Bugsy's shop, 6:00p.m., so if you have some free time to help it would be much appreciated.  Additionally, our participation in the parade will be held as a Rotary Day!  If you don't know what a Rotary Day is and missed the explanation, you can read it on the website.
 
-Make sure you check out this week's story about the gift wrapping station.  Much help is needed and it is all for a great cause near and dear to your hearts!  Dave and I have signed up for Tuesday the 16th and would love to have you join us!  But there are lots of days and time slots available so please check it out and see if you can volunteer for one of the open times.
 
That's all folks......tune in next week for more scintillating news from President Corina!!!
This Week's News Flash 11-27-14 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
We've been invited to help with the wrapping station in the mall to benefit Sarah's House!  What a great way to join in the festivities of the holidays while spreading the word about the wonderful place you all helped to build for our community and all the people of Maine.  Click on the read more link to see Megan's message about the gift wrap fundraiser.  
Wrapping up Christmas for Sarah's House 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Strange Bedfellows? 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Dave Wight!  Kind of a fun week for Dave...won the football raffle, had a birthday, got to be the weekly program....If only I'd had a video camera to tape the happy dance for you! 
 
Please remember......We do need to give the Black Bear Inn a head count EVERY week.  We anticipate that every one will attend the meeting every week and our count starts from there.  Thus if you will not be coming to a meeting or you will be bringing guests please remember to be helpful and let President Corina know no later than noon on the Wednesday before the meeting.  You do not have to tell her if you are coming....only if you are NOT coming or are bringing guests.  The weekly head count is a little tedious but very important as it affects the finances of the club.   If you do not let us know that you will not be attending the meeting, we have to pay for your meal.  Sometimes last minute things crop up and someone can't make it.  Your meal still has to be paid for and that comes out of the club's coffer; so if this happens please consider paying for your attendance anyway so as not to adversely affect the club's savings.  The BBI is a good venue with lots of amenities for the club, so please 'bear' with it while we all make the adjustments and fine tune the details to make this a rewarding relationship for all parties.  Our $12 pays for ALL the amenities provided us (not just food);  with that in mind please be prepared to pay the weekly attendance fee if you attend the meeting, whether or not you choose to dine. Besides a meal, this money pays for the room, a waitress, linens, AV equipment, a sound system and podium to use every week, and a closet on site where we are allowed to safely store our club's belongings so we don't have to cart them back and forth every week. 
 
-The December Board meeting will be a brief meeting held after one of our regular meetings. Date to be determined.
 
-For those who missed last week's meeting...we had a program all about The Rotary Foundation.  Club Foundation Chair Dave Wight is available for all members (in a group or one on one) to answer your questions, help you understand how the foundation works for us, and assist you in designing a plan for giving that works for your specific situation.  Just ask him - anytime! 
 
-The Christmas party is on December 11th...if you missed last week's bulletin the story with the details is still on the website.
 
- The Festival of Lights Parade is December 6th.  We will be decorating the float on Wednesday evening December 3rd at Bugsy's shop, 6:00p.m..  Additionally, this will be held as a Rotary Day!  If you don't know what a Rotary Day is and missed last week's explanation, you can read it on the website.
This Week's News Flash 11-20 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
 
Do you recognize this face?  If you are new to Rotary maybe not, but if you are a seasoned Rotarian you certainly should.  This is the face of Past RI President John Kenny who served as such for the Rotary year 2009-2010.  He is currently the Trustee Chair of The Rotary Foundation, and of course, November is Rotary Foundation month.  Click on the read more link to read his message to all of us in this special month that promotes the foundation that funds the work we do all over the world.  It's been five years since John led us into the future but his presidential theme rings as true today as it did in 2009....."the future of Rotary is in your hands."    
 
Let There Be Peace On Earth and Let It Begin With Me 2014-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Lighting Up Rotary, Maine Style 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Ho Ho Ho! 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Henry Sargent!   AGAIN????  Henry is lucky but he also bought a lot of squares and has been very generous in support of various Rotary fundraising efforts through the years.  Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! 
 
Growing pains......while we settle in to our new relationship with Black Bear Inn, please remember to be helpful and let President Corina know if you cannot attend a meeting or if you will be bringing a guest.  The weekly head count is a little tedious but very important as it affects the finances of the club.  The BBI is a good venue with lots of amenities for the club, so please 'bear' with it while we all make the adjustments and fine tune the details to make this a rewarding relationship for all parties.  Our $12 pays for ALL the amenities provided us (not just food);  with that in mind please be prepared to pay the weekly attendance fee if you attend the meeting, whether or not you choose to dine. Besides a meal, this money pays for the room, a waitress, linens, AV equipment, a sound system and podium to use every week, and a closet on site where we are allowed to safely store our clubs belongings so we don't have to cart them back and forth every week. 
 
-The December Board meeting will be a brief meeting held after one of our regular meetings. Date to be determined.
 
-The Christmas party is on December 11th...see the story below for more details.
 
- The Festival of Lights Parade is December 6th.  We will be decorating the float on Wednesday evening December 3rd at Bugsy's shop.  Additionally, this will be held as a Rotary Day!  Don't know what that is?  See the story below!
 
This Week's News Flash 11-13 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Aboard!! 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
 We are all so busy with our lives outside of Rotary.....sometimes we forget all the cool things we have done.  Well we have raised a lot of money, done a lot of good, and made a lot of people smile in our community.  We had a lot of fun AND we're only a third of the way through the Rotary year!  
OLD TOWN ROTARY ROCKS!!!  
Just For Fun 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Ralph Leonard!  Hopefully he isn't a NY Giants fan because it never gets old (for some of us) seeing the Giants get squished on national TV!  Ralph has been an Old Town Rotarian about as long as Polio Plus has been a campaign so who could possibly be a more deserving winner. 
 
- Growing pains......while we settle in to our new relationship with Black Bear Inn, please remember to be helpful and let President Corina know if you cannot attend a meeting or if you will be bringing a guest.  The weekly head count is a little tedious but very important as it affects the finances of the club.  The BBI is a good venue with lots of amenities for the club, so please 'bear' with it while we all make the adjustments and fine tune the details to make this a rewarding relationship for all parties.
 
-The District Governor's Newsletter for November is out and has been posted for you to view on the club website!!  Go on our website and look in the left column near the top under Site Pages.  Just click on the DG's newsletter link and you are there!!!!   
 
-This months board meeting will be held at Linda and Bugsy's house.  Everyone is welcome but as always we will need a head count for food planning. Please RSVP when you are asked if you will be attending. 
 
-The District seminar for The Rotary Foundation is this Saturday November 15th in Brewer.  A couple of us are planning to attend so if you are even a little bit interested but didn't want to go alone - well you will have company!  This is a good way to learn the ins and outs of how TRF works, where our donations go, and how to make it work for our club.   
 
This Week's News Flash 11-6 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary is steeped in traditions.  This week Old Town Rotary celebrated one of its oldest and finest traditions: the Hunter's Breakfast.  For 64 years Old Town Rotarians have been dishing up vittles in the wee hours to honor an age old tradition of the beautiful state in which we live....hunting.  From father to son, mother to daughter the tradition has passed, and likewise Rotarians have passed the spoon and spatula down from Rotarian to Rotarian through the years.  Seeing the smiling faces of old timers and children alike makes it all worthwhile.  Thanks to everyone who made this year's event a big success.  The Hunter's Breakfast: a tradition for the generations.   
 
Pat was kind enough to document the event in photos and it is here for all to see.  Just click on the photo album in the left column!
Traditions 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Scott Boucher!  What a great game!  A well matched contest with two long time rivals.  Our AG Scott has been deeply devoted to the Polio Campaign for a long time and his support of our Monday Night Football game is really paying off for.....Polio Plus and him both!  
 
- Growing pains......while we settle in to our new relationship with Black Bear Inn, please remember to be helpful and let President Corina know if you cannot attend a meeting or if you will be bringing a guest.  The weekly head count is a little tedious but very important as it affects the finances of the club.  The BBI is a good venue with lots of amenities for the club, so please 'bear' with it while we all make the adjustments and fine tune the details to make this a rewarding relationship for all parties. 
 
-This months board meeting will be held at Linda and Bugsy's house.  Everyone is welcome but as always we will need a head count for food planning. Please RSVP when you are asked if you will be attending. 
 
 
This Week's News Flash 10-30 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherrie Wight
 
In 1989 the Council on Legislation voted to eliminate the requirement in the RI Constitution that membership in Rotary clubs be limited to men, and women were welcomed into Rotary.  Look how far we've come....
Paying It Forward: Echoes Across Time Sherrie Wight 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Bugsy Bryant!  Another nail biter of a game!  With a minute and 50 seconds to go Sherrie was dancing her victory dance.  They had already lost the game but Texans never surrender so they lowered their horns and charged in for a TD putting Mike in the winning square.  But those pesky Texan's weren't done....with the extra point Bugsy took the prize.  
 
-The Hunter's Breakfast is November 1st.  All hands on deck!  Volunteers are needed for a variety of times and jobs.  Contact Frank if you can help.  This is the 64th Hunters Breakfast this club has held!  It is an important fundraiser so we can continue to do good in our community and our world.
This Week's News Flash 10-23 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
There is no trick to getting new members!  Just treat your friends and coworkers to the Rotary Experience and they will be batty to join.  Ask someone to a meeting this week!
Trick or Treat 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
We have an especially interesting structure in our district...we are multi-national and bilingual.  Though this has its difficulties, the rewards of our close relationship with our Canadian Rotarian friends to the north, far outweighs the problems created by the language barrier and sheer geographical vastness of the district.  Further, it exemplifies the spirit of Rotary....no boundaries separate Rotarians.
 
President Corina recently attended the Zone Institute in Toronto, Canada.  One of the highlights was the presentation of a Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication Champion Award to the Canadian Prime Minister.  We congratulate our Canadian neighbors.....it is an honor to work with them to make this world a better place.  Read on to learn about this prestigious award.
Champions of Polio Eradication 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Dave Wollstadtt!  With 53 seconds left in the game, Becca was sure to win.  The Rams had the ball and were going nowhere.  Then the 49ers intercepted a pass and ran it back for a TD and Dave snatched those $$ right out of his lovely daughter's hand laugh.....it's all in the family!
 
-The Hunter's Breakfast is November 1st.  All hands on deck! 
This Week's News Flash 10/16 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
YOU'RE INVITED! 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
A Fruitless Stepchild? 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Leave No Pin Standing! Sherrie Wight 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Donor Appreciation Celebration 2014-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Bowling for Dollars 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherrie Wight
 
The power of Rotary comes from our numbers.  We are strong because we join together to get things done and make things happen.  But the things we get done and make happen are very often the vision of a single person who believes it is viable and convinces the rest of us of its value.
The Power of One Sherrie Wight 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Golf is a Good Walk Spoiled ---Mark Twain 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
-Congratulations to this week's winner of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Scott Boucher!  Our Assistant Governor Scott is personally quite passionate about the push to eradicate polio and has worked hard to support the cause in his Bangor Club, so it couldn't have happened to a nicer fella.    
 
-Don't forget the next Makeup Social will be on Wednesday October 1st from 5:30 to 6:30p.m. at Kosta's Bar and Grill.  Come enjoy the fellowship and bring family and friends along too!  It's a fun way to do a makeup and a great way to introduce Rotary to others.
 
-And the Hunter's Breakfast is scheduled for November 1st.  Further details to come so stay tuned.
 
-Old Town Riverfest is this weekend - September 26th and 27th. We are serving free ice cream on Friday night, a float in the parade Saturday morning, and a chicken BBQ on Saturday afternoon.  Volunteers are always needed for everything - the more the merrier.  In addition Linda will need a few volunteers on Friday evening to prep the food for the BBQ.  This is a great way to Light Up Rotary in our community.  It will also count as a makeup if you need one.  So if you can spare some time, check in with President Corina to see where you might be able to help out.
 
-The Rotary Leadership Institute is on October 18th, from 7:30 to 3:30 at Lewiston-Auburn College.  See the story below for more details.... 
This Week's News Flash 9-18 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Remember when you were a kid, how good it felt to have the teacher put a gold star on your collar?
 
That’s how a lot of us felt at the last meeting when Dave walked around sticking those ultra cool blue stickers on our name badges.  What are they?  And how can you get one?  It couldn’t be more easy…..
I Want One! 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
-The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors is this Wednesday, September 17th at 5:30.  Location to be determined.
 
-Congratulations to our first two winners of the Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle:  Sandy Morin and Jim Dubay! 
 
-GOLF TOURNAMENT:  It's this weekend and we still need prizes and teams.  Contact Dave Wollstadt with any help you can offer!!
 
-The next Makeup Social will be on Wednesday October 1st from 5:30 to 6:30p.m. at Kosta's Bar and Grill.  Come enjoy the fellowship and bring family and friends along too!  It's a fun way to do a makeup and a great way to introduce Rotary to others.
 
-The Hunter's Breakfast is scheduled for November 1st, and the Ad deadline is coming fast - October 12th.  Further details to come so stay tuned.
 
-We will be participating in Old Town Riverfest again this year on September 26th and 27th: serving free ice cream on Friday night, a float in the parade Saturday morning, and a chicken BBQ on Saturday afternoon.  Volunteers are needed for everything.  In addition Linda will need a few volunteers on Friday evening to prep the food for the BBQ.
 
-The Rotary Leadership Institute is on October 18th, from 7:30 to 3:30 at Lewiston-Auburn College.  See the story below for more details.... 
This Week's News Flash 9-11 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
- Our first Makeup Social will be held on Tuesday September 2 at the Boomhouse Restaurant starting at 5:00 p.m.  Just show up for some fun and fellowship!
 
- The annual Golf Tournament is approaching fast: September 20th.  Needed:  gifts for the participants (such as gift certificates to local restaurants), sponsors, and teams to play in the tournament.  Please assist in any way you can and contact Dave Wollstadt with any questions and with any gifts, teams, sponsors you can gather. 
 
- Old Town Riverfest is September 26-27.  We want to participate but need volunteers!!!!  We would like to do the Chili Cookoff again on Friday but desperately need someone to run the event. We also will be providing free ice cream Friday night, hoping to have a float in the parade Saturday morning, and we will be having the chicken BBQ Saturday afternoon.  We will need helpers for all events to pull this off so please let President Corina know what you can do, especially if you would be willing to take on the Chili Cookoff!!!!  Time is short to get everything ready but this is a great opportunity for a Community Service project and to Light up Rotary in our town.   
 
-  RYLA - well the deadline passed and we have only sponsored one person.  We have the funds to sponsor two and if we can come up with one more, President Corina says she can still make it happen so wrack those brains and send her a candidate asap!!! 
This Week's News Flash 8-28 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
An Eerie Conversation 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
New Generations - Inspiring the RI President 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Notes from Norm: The District Governor's Message for Old Town Rotary 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
 
This is the first installment of the four part series for New Generations Month.  Click "read more" for a short introduction to this amazing program that changes lives of kids in our own communities.
Rotary Youth Exchange - Opportunity Calling 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Merriment at the Marina - the DG Reception 2014 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Tomorrow's Success Story Starts Today! 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Swirl, Sip, and Spit for Sarah's 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
In this month's The Rotarian magazine PRIP and current TRF Chair Ray Klinginsmith indicates that, although we can not of course know when the very last case of wild polio virus will occur, if we maintain our current momentum it could actually be within this Rotary year.  How awesome is that!!!!!!  It is exciting for newer members to be a part of this as it happens; it is super exciting for those long time members who have fought for decades to make it happen.  We can't stop now.......we are truly on the verge of making history and it is all up to us. 
 
With that in mind we have launched our Polio Plus Monday Night Football Raffle 2015.  Once again we are having a little football fun this year to raise dollars for Polio Plus.  You don't have to understand or like football to play.  Just buy one or more squares on the football board for $10 a square.  That locks in your square/squares for the whole season: each square has 17 chances to win Monday Night Football and you can win more than once.  The board will be available for signing squares at each meeting until the first Monday night game of the season on September 14th or until the board is full.  Contact Jane, Dave, or Sherrie with questions or to buy a square.  Raising money for a great cause has never been more fun and it is even more fun knowing the end is within our reach if we just keep reaching!!!!  
Are You Ready For Some Football? 2014-08-20 04:00:00Z 0
 
The RYLA registration deadline is fast approaching and we still need some candidates.  Please read the RYLA story below and make submissions asap!  It is our chance to change the life of some promising young people and give them an experience they will never forget.
 
Calling all bowlers: Bowling for Dollars is a go.  More details will be coming next week, but in the meantime be sure you see Peter if you are interested in being on the Old Town Rotary team.  It's a great opportunity for fun and we earn some cash for our club projects.
 
There is an Area 9 get-together with the District Governor coming up and President Corina will need a head count soon for those interested in attending.  See the story below for details on the event.  
 
 
This Week's News Flash 8-14 2014-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Scrub a Dub Dub and a Whole Lot More 2014-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
Come welcome the District Governor on August 26th. It's bound to be a wicked good time!  For details read on.....
Party with the DG! 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Last Week's Meeting 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Friendship Exchange - The Only Way To Go 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Monthly Newsletter Is Now At Your Fingertips! 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
Our President Corina recently traveled to Canada for the visit of RI President Gary and his lovely wife and RI First Lady Corinna.   
Runnin' with the Big Dogs! 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Bowling for Dollars! 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
August 14th - Meeting at Sarah's House 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Divine Inspiration! 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's RYLA time!  Once again this year we have an amazing opportunity to change the lives of two special young people.  Initiated 44 years ago, RYLA has become one of Rotary's most successful programs.  Every year thousands of young people all over the world attend RYLA weekends designed to develop leadership skills in the leaders of tomorrow.  We want to send two awardees so read the following for details and send all potential names to President Sandy.  It is a fun and action packed weekend they will never forget!
The Future of Rotary is in Our Hands 2014-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
The Newest Member of our Rotary Family!!! 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0

If you are not able to fulfill your obligation please find someone to replace you.

Date    Door - 50/50 Tickets          Door Prize      
 
Apr 21 Pat Cummings                     Joe Cyr
              Keri Denis  
 
Apr 28 Jim Dubay                        Kayla Dumond
              Frank Greenleaf 
 
 
 
                                        
 
Duty Assignments 2014-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
August is Membership & Extension Month! Corina Larsen 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
The Most Important Meeting in Your Rotary Year - August 25, 2016! Corina Larsen 2014-07-09 04:00:00Z 0