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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.


May 19 - Rotary Foundation
Our own Bob Laux presented a program about the updates to Rotary Foundation.  One of the biggest changes is that Districts have more control.  There are six areas of focus which are * peace & conflict resolution, * water & sanitation, * basic education & literacy, * disease prevention & treatment, * maternal & child health, and * economic & community development.  
Some of the highlights included a review of the EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) program, how to give as an individual or club and the SHARE program.  The SHARE program is annual giving and stays in investment for a minimum of 3 years at which time the available grant monies are distrbuted 50% to district and 50% to global.
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2015 District 7780 Change-Over Dinner
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
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  


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.:  Fridays, Noon, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, NH




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

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  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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