Main Street, Downtown Old Town. Join us Thursdays at the Elks lodge (inset picture).
 
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We meet Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Elks Lodge
37 4th Street
Old Town, ME  04468
United States
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Christmas Party!

Children of all ages enjoyed the Old Town Rotary Club's annual Christmas Party at the Elks Lodge on Thursday, December 13.  Santa and Mrs. Claus distributed presents to children of Rotarians and friends of Rotary.
 
A special treat was gingerbread cookies supplied by LaBree's Bakery, which were decorated with lots of frosting in holiday colors.
 

Stocking Stuffers

 
The week before the Christmas party, Rotarians and friends spent Thursday evening stuffing Christmas stockings to be distributed to students at Old Town Elementary School.  There were tables full of mittens, books, toys, and other gifts, and each Rotarian stuffed them into three to five stockings.
 
 
 
 
On Friday, President DJ (center) delivered the stockings to Old Town Elementary School, where they were accepted by Principal Jeanna Tuell (left).
 

Keri Denis and Don Sturgeon sample all four entries in the club's Chili Cook-Off.

 

Linda Bryant wins Old Town Rotary Chili Cook-Off by 1 vote margin

     Linda Bryant won the club's Chili Cook-Off  by a single vote at the October 4th meeting.  Rotarians were invited to prepare a batch of their favorite chile recipe, and club members received a cup from each of the four crock pots.  After sampling the four entries, club members cast their ballots and were able to take seconds of their favorite chili (and their second or third favorites as well).
In addition to Linda, chili crock pots were entered by Tamara Saarinen, Deanie Greenleaf, and DJ Whitmore.
 
     Linda's chili received one more vote than Tamara's chili, which was made with chicken and chicken sausage.  
 
     In addition to receiving bragging rights, Linda was allowed to donate the proceeds to her preferred charity, was was the club's "Birthday Bags" project.  The cook-off proceeds totaled $226, which was augmented by $223 that was donated by club members to help fill the Birthday Bags.
 
 
 
Scooping free ice cream Friday night at Riverfest.
 
Old Town Rotarians participated in the city's Riverfest celebration September 28 and 29 with several different activities.  First, on Friday night (Sept. 28), club members scooped free ice cream into several hundred cones for Riverfest participants.  Second, on Saturday morning, a team of Rotarians marched in the parade and tossed candy to children along Stillwater Avenue and Main Street.  Third, after the parade, club members served chicken barbecue, selling out early in the afternoon.  Linda Bryant organized the chicken barbecue with the assistance of a crew that gathered at the Bryant homestead Friday night to parboil the chicken.
 

Free Ice Cream on Friday night

Chicken Barbecue on Saturday

 
 
 

From left: Past President Doug, Linda and Buggsy Bryant, Mischelle Adams, Steve Russell, Ben Smith, Robin Merchant, and President DJ.
 
Five Old Town Rotarians have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows.  They were presented with their Paul Harris pins and medallions at the club's Thursday night meeting on July 26.  The Paul Harris Fellows are Mischelle Adams, club treasurer; Steve Russell, House committee chair; Robin Merchant, Assistant District Governor; and Linda and Buggsy Bryant--two club members who don't hold a formal office but get lots of different things done.  The fellows were nominated by Past President Doug Marchio.  Assisting in the presentation were President DJ Whitmore and Foundation Chair Ben Smith.
 
 

Old Town Rotarians enjoy dinner, camaraderie at Sarah's House

CHECK PRESENTATION--After dinner, the club presented a check  for $13,500 to Delores Landry, Executive Director of Sarah's House.  From left, Old Town Rotary Club President Doug Marchio, Sarah's House Campaign Chair Judy Collier, Delores, and Rev. James Haddix, President of the Board of Directors for Sarah's House.  In the foreground is Ian Whitmore, son of incoming President DJ Whitmore, who brought in a sack full of money (about $50) that he requested in lieu of birthday presents so he could donate it to Sarah's House.
 

Old Town Rotarians cook hot dogs, serve lunch to veterans and others celebrating Memorial Day

The Rotary cooking/serving crew--Jane and Chuck Veeder, Corina Larsen, Steve Russell, Steve Johnston, Tamara Saarinen, Izzy Larsen, and Josh Hamilton. Not present for photo: Lisa Gallant and her sister Terri and Frank Greenleaf. Photo by Dave Wollstadt.
 

May 17 - Deb Boyd, Old Town-Orono YMCA

Joe Cyr, Doug Marchio, and Ben Smith present Rotary check to deb boyd, executive director, Old Town-Orono YMCA
 

 

May 10 - LtC darryl lyon, Maine national guard

Chuck and Jane Veeder with LTC Darryl Lyon
 
 

april 19 - lori Smart and bobbi fowler, animal orphanage

Doug with Lori Smart and Bobby Fowler of the Animal Orphanage
 
 
 
 
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ROAD TRIP--China Garden for Chinese dinner.
Jan 24, 2019
Our host is Christine Chou. Hopefully she will answer all of our questions about Chinese restaurants
TBD
Jan 31, 2019
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January 30, 2019
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