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Through a district grant this year we were able to help purchase a greenhouse for the Old Town High School!
 
 
This greenhouse is currently being used by the Alt Ed and Biology teachers to provide hands on learning for their students. Rumor has it - the cucumbers are already starting to come up! 
 
Connor Archer, Chairman and CEO of The Courageous Steps Project joined our weekly meeting to share the history, mission and vision for the future of the organization.
 
 
We were proud to present Connor with a donation to support their initiatives!
 
We proudly filled our Patriot's Day with service projects!
 
 
We started by building 11 raised beds for a community garden on Perkins Ave. Anyone interested in renting one for the season should contact EJ Roach.
 
 
After enjoying lunch together, we helped replace the counters, shelves and flooring in the snack shack at the Little League field.
 
 
 
What are these two up to? You can't take your eyes off either one of them. Oh, it is time to deliver food to the schools again. Thank you, angels, for seeing that there is a need and doing what you can to fix it.
 
 
 
 
2 Rotary elves delivered food this month to our schools again. Corina and Linda took a few hours out of their day to make sure that the children of OTES, Milford and Greenbush have full bellies when they are home. 
We certainly had a busy holiday season, and we're ready to get this new year started! Here's a review of the past couple weeks:
 
Lisa organized our donation to the Caring Community Cupboard's Holiday Basket Raffle.
Corina, Pat, Jane & Chuck, and Tamara brought stockings stuffed with gifts for seniors to the Marsh Island Apartments.
 
Sue accompanied Linda to deliver food and gifts to the Greenbush School for the children.
 
Nate led our Holiday game night.
 
Deanie made a delicious red velvet cake as a prize for the winner of the Cake Walk, who so kindly shared it with everyone!
 
Stan and Joe installed a ramp in Veazie to make a home more accessible for someone in need.
 
Eric Rojo, one of our newest Rotarians presented his classification.
 
Pictured: Sue & Joe Cyr, Matt Johns (Director of Development at the YMCA), Pat Cummings and Shawn Fournier (Director of Gymnastics at the YMCA). 
 
The Old Town Rotary Club presented a check of $3,000 for annual support to the Old Town Orono YMCA. Matt and Shawn spoke about the mission of the Y being for "all of us." 
 
 
Mindy Pelletier from the Center for Undergraduate Research at UMaine and Jessie, a senior who does research on phage genomics joined our meeting to share Jessie's research with us. She is a UMaine student studying Microbiology from Milford, Maine. She will be presenting again this year at the UMaine Student Symposium on April 15, 2022 at the Field House at UMaine. This was an interesting topic many of us knew very little about! The public is invited to attend this annual event which highlights the research and creative achievements of UMaine students.
 
We're looking forward to once again serving everyone breakfast bright and early on opening day! While this year's breakfast will be drive thru only, we're excited to announce that we're bringing back the classic breakfast everyone missed! That's right - scrambled eggs, ham, and pancakes served with home fries, beans, a donut and coffee (or hot chocolate) for just $5. But don't worry, if you loved the breakfast sandwiches last year, they're on the menu too! Best of both worlds, right?
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We held our Annual Golf Tournament Saturday at Hidden Meadows Golf Course, the weather couldn't have been better!
The funds raised by this tournament will help support our charitable activities throughout the year. We couldn't have accomplished this without the support of our community. As a club, we have a lot to be grateful for.
Thank you to all the local businesses that sponsored holes and donated raffle prizes!
Thank you to the teams that participated, we hope you had as much fun as we did!
Thank you Andrew and the rest of the staff at Hidden Meadows for all of your assistance and support!
Last but certainly not least, thank you to our Rotarians and volunteers that pitched in to make this event a success!
See you all next year!
 
 
Mary Marin Taylor of the Literacy Volunteers of America spoke to Rotarians at our regular meeting on August 19.
Meeting Information
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Old Town Elks Lodge
290 Fourth Street
Old Town, ME 04468
United States of America
We meet in person every Thursday, with the option to join virtually if you would prefer! Please contact a member for the link.
Club Officers & Directors
President
Past President
President-Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Foundation Chair
Club Administration Chair
Public Relations Chair
Membership Chair
Service Projects Chair
Speakers
Old Town Public Library
May 19, 2022
Update / photo op - recipient of charitable distribution
State Sen. Jim Dill
May 26, 2022
Legislative Update
Installation Banquet
Jun 23, 2022
District Governor Denis Blouin
Jul 14, 2022 6:00 PM
Parking Lot Fundraiser
Jul 21, 2022 4:30 PM
Parking cars for donations
Meeting Responsibilities
May 19, 2022
Door Duty
Major, Charles
 
Door Duty
Peterson, Stan
 
May 26, 2022
Door Duty
Rojo, Eric
 
Door Duty
Saarinen, Tamara
 
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