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
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37 4th Street
Old Town, ME  04468
United States
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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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Treasurer
Past President
Foundation chair
Club Administration chair
Public Relations chair
Membership chair
Service Projects chair
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Habib Dagher, founder, UMaine Composites Center
Nov 29, 2018
Advanced construction materials, offshore wind power
Christmas stockings for Old Town Elementary School
Dec 06, 2018
Social night, bring your spouse and lets put Christmas stockings together
2018 Christmas Party, Rotary Club of Old Town
Dec 13, 2018 6:15 PM
2018 Christmas Party, Rotary Club of Old Town
 
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Meeting Responsibilities
November 1, 2018
No Door Duties - Road Trip
 
November 8, 2018
Door Duty
Greene, Tess
 
Door Duty
Greenleaf, Frank
 
Door Prize
Lane, Steve
 
November 15, 2018
No Door Duties - Road Trip
 
November 22, 2018
No Meeting - Thanksgiving
 
November 29, 2018
Door Duty
Marchio, Douglas
 
Door Duty
Merchant, Robin
 
Door Prize
Magoon, Tim
 
December 6, 2018
Door Duty
Denis, Keri
 
Door Duty
Gallant, Lisa
 
Door Prize
Cyr, Joe
 
December 13, 2018
Door Duty
Larsen, Corina
 
Door Duty
Mahan, David
 
Door Prize
Leonard, Ralph
 
 
 

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