Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
May 01, 2018
May 08, 2018
Club Assembly
May 15, 2018
Age Friendly Commuity Programs
May 22, 2018
May 29, 2018
Jun 05, 2018
Jun 12, 2018
Club Assembly
Jun 19, 2018
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District Conference
Mt. Washington Hotel
May 04, 2018 8:00 AM –
May 06, 2018 3:00 PM
Club Assembly and Annual Meeting
May 08, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Board Meetings - May
Office of Mike Steven
May 09, 2018
7:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Crescent Park School
May 12, 2018
Plant A Tree Event
May 13, 2018
Carport Social at 32 Mech - Save the Date
May 17, 2018
5th Tuesday Social Meeting
May 29, 2018
Wood Splitting
At Dave Freiday's
Jun 02, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Clean-up Day at Camp Hinds - RYLA
Jun 09, 2018
Yard Sale
Telstar High School
Jun 23, 2018 8:00 AM –
Jun 24, 2018 3:00 PM
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Bethel Inn Resort
21 Broad Street
PO Box 471
Bethel, ME  04217
United States
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2015 District 7780 Change-Over Dinner

wh-286   Reminder next Meeting is Tues June 23.  Program Chair is Pres Ellie with Greeter Rick Whitney.    TOPIC:  Year-End celebration and review with Passing of the Gavel


                   See "SPEAKERS" Section of for upcoming Program Chairs, Greeters, and Presentations.


President-elect Kevin Finley shares his experience at the 2015 District Conference in Portsmouth.
Kevin shared a bit about the speakers and their programs ...
Welcome Remarks: Young Suk Yoon, RI President’s Representative
A Beacon for the Millennials: Tami Bonnell - CEO, Exit Realty Corporation International
Keynote Speaker: Taylor Chace - Gold Medal U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team Member
Keynote Speaker: Why we must END POLIO NOW - Ramesh Ferris, Whitehorse Rendezvous (Canada) Rotary Club
Panel Discussion: Conflict Resolution - Religion, Politics & Rotary International
Bonnie Gould, Discussion Leader, President, Fryeburg Area Rotary Club
Rabbi William Leffler, Kennebunk Portside Rotary Club
The Reverend Anne Williamson, Associate Pastor,
Episcopal Church of St. John, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Mohamed Ibrahim, PhD., Imam and Director, Islamic Society of the Seacoast Area, ISSA
Krishna Bhatta, M.D., Chairman of Urology Department, Eastern Maine Medical Center
See the District's website ... for more information on the happening of Conference.
APRIL 14 - Club Assembly
Nice to see guest Read Dickinson!  Members we missed this week: Blair, Dennis, Fraher, Griffin, Kulik, McGrew, Murphy, Thrall, Zinchuk 
Dan Hart announced for Youth Services that we have 6 applicants for RYLA 2015.  Look for more information in coming months - it's believed that RYLA is June 23 - 27.  The Youth Protection Policy has been completed with all members.
Pat Roma shared the financial results of the Country Breakfast and Beer & Wine Tasting events.  Plus there are still bottles available.
Club Service's Mike Steven welcomes the quiet of events for early this spring.  Clean-up days at Camp Sue and 4-H are on the horizon.
Steve Wight attended the Grants Seminar and shared the manual with incoming Chair Steve Smith.  The Foundation Committee discussed potential projects of local foods/edible paths and elementary school children aspirations.  A reminder that the Bulgarian Team Visit is looking to be scheduled in our area around June 1st.
Kevin Finley for Membership spoke of the new ideas in the District for membership like corporate memberships.  On another note, scholarship applications are due April 15th.
The membership is inclined to volunteer at Am Lung's Trek Across Maine on Thu June 18 from 3 - 9 pm - this will be at Sunday River Resort.  Ellie will be providing the details soon.  And, the date for our Annual Yard Sale and Auction is set for Sat, June 27th!
Celebrate Years of Service
  Congratulations to the following members on their years of service (on the 5 years) with our Club!
                                                  Al Barth          25 years
                                                  Ian Blair            5 years
                                                  Michele Cole    15 years
                                                  Jim Mann         20 years
                                                  Bruce Powell     30 years
APRIL 7 - Bethel Town Manager Christine Landes
     We welcomed Bethel Town Manager Christine Landes on Tuesday April 7th.  Christine joined the Town in November 2014 after the departure of Jim Doar and following Interim Manager Steve Eldridge.  She shared a little about herself and gave an update on some of the projects the Town has completed recently as well as some upcoming projects.
      Christine was born and raised in Maine and has worked with small municipal government since 1998.  After trying a couple of career choices, she found she enjoyed banking and admittedly never really had an interest in working in government until ... she had a opportunity at working as Warren's Town Clerk - she grew to love government work and this initially short term opportunity turned into 12 years.
     Christine's husband in the Navy was transferred to FLA and the family followed with Christine working in town/city government there.  Upon her husband's retirement from the Navy, they returned to Maine where Christine held a couple of town government jobs before deciding to complete her schooling full time.  It was at that time that the Town of Bethel contacted her for the Town Manager position and she was hired.  Now, five months later, she is still doing course work and is looking forward to graduating on May 9th.
     Here are some of the projects being worked on in Town: airport vegetation project; reduced electricity rate at the Sewer Plant; new street lights at Foodliner and Rte 26 intersections; "TULIP" programs - insurance program for renting public places; passenger rail coalition; credit card transactions accepted at town office; rejuvenating the Channel 11 committee; town committee volunteers are needed; 2016 budget with CIP; drone policy esp for airport rea; met with school heads; recreation director and committee; and, a budgeted item is a compactor for a recycling single stream, zero sort proposal.
Make-Up Opportunities at Area Clubs

 Rotarians Mariann, Steve W, Kathy, John and Scott at the Yard Sale 2017!

RIVER VALLEY: Monday, Hope Assoc, Noon, Rumford  (Starting 4 May 2015)


OXFORD HILLS: Wednesday 7:30 am, First Congo Church, So Paris


BRIDGTON-LAKE REGION: Thurs. 7:15 am, Bridgton Alliance Church


FRYEBURG: Tues. 7:30 am,  St  Eliz-Ann Seton Catholic Church


NO. CONWAY, NH: Thurs. 7:15 am, Red Jacket Mtn View Resort


WHITE MT.: Thurs. 7:30 am, Town & Country Motor Inn, Shelburne, NH




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Rotary Club of Bethel, Maine
PO Box 471
Bethel ME 04217

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Of the things we think, say or do ...

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
2016-2017 Rotary Year

Rotary International President – John F. Germ
7780 District Governor – Marge Baker
Assistant District Governor – Cathy Sullivan

President: Robin Zinchuk

President-Elect: Michele Varuolo Cole

Vice President: Mike Steven

Treasurer: Pat Roma

Secretary: Steve Smith

Sargeant-at-Arms: Rene McGrew

Service Committee Chair: Ellie Andrews

Membership Committee Chair: Scott Hynek

Foundation Committee Chair: Steve Wight, Vice: Bob Laux

Public Image Committee Chair: Kathy Ruby

New Generations Committee Chair: Mike Steven, Vice: David Fraher

Past President: Kevin Finley


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