Rotary Club of Westbrook-Gorham

Dec 01, 2015
Club Assembly
Club Updates and Discussion
Dec 08, 2015
No Meeting
See you at the Christmas Party!
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 22, 2015
Rev Dr William Chadwick
The Bethlehem Star
Dec 29, 2015
No Meeting
School Vacation Week
Upcoming Events
  • Christmas Party
    Home of Judith and Ed Reidman
    Dec 08, 2015
    5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 11:30 AM
Westbrook Regional Vocational Center
125 Stroudwater St
Culinary Arts Dining Room
Westbrook, ME  04092
United States
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New Rotary member, Jeff Malloy, grew up in Cumberland and graduated from Greeley High School 1992.  He took classes at USM, then later at Andover College (now Kaplan University) studying the travel and tourism industry, but found his interests shifting to retail management. He joined Wal-Mart where he gained extensive experience, including formal training at Wal-Mart’s management training Institute in Half Moon, New York.  After honing his skills as manager of several retail stores, including iParty (now Party City) and Yankee Candle, Jeff accepted the position of branch manager of Casco Federal Credit Union in Westbrook. Jeff met his wife Kiersten while working at Wal-Mart.  They have been married for four years and are expecting their first child, a girl.
Jeff was impressed by the community values taught by Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, which led to his decision to become involved in Westbrook community projects.  Since joining Rotary, Jeff has taken on the chairmanship of Crutches4Africa – a Rotary project that collects crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs to be shipped to Africa.  This mobility equipment is distributed to people who use them to get around without crawling, restoring dignity and, in many cases, the opportunity for employment.
If you have any crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs sitting unused in a basement or closet that you would like to see put to good use, contact Jeff at (207) 839-5588 or email him at or simply bring them to Casco Federal Credit Union at 35 Cumberland Street in Westbrook.

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for charities and individuals to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.  Join Rotary on 1 December by participating in Giving Tuesday and celebrate the good work our members do around the world. Get involved by giving online on 1 December and sharing what inspires you to support our Foundation.
This would be a great opportunity to sign up for Rotary Direct, the easiest way to support the Foundation. Remember, our Club will add $25 to your donation for all who sign up for Rotary Direct and will match up to $100 donation (even if that donation is made in smaller monthly increments between now and June 1).


Trees are being sold at the corner of Mechanic St and William Clarke Dr in downtown Westbrook ME. Additional volunteers are needed for sales that first long weekend: Friday Nov 27 12-3 and 3-6; Sat Nov 28 9-12, 12-3 and 3-6; Sunday Nov 29 12-3 and 3-6.


Please follow this link and sign up here:

If you need help signing up, please contact Steve Rand or Mike Foley.


Come enjoy lunch at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church during the Festival of Trees.  On Friday December 11, Westbrook-Gorham Rotary President Christine Johnson will wait on your table in the hope that you will tip generously.  Proceeds benefit the Westbrook Food Panty and the Good Samaritan Fuel Fund.
There are two seatings of eight: 11:30 and 12:20.   Tickets are $5. Meal is hearty soup, sandwich and dessert prepared by church members.  A great deal for the price!  Please speak to Christine at the next Rotary meeting, call or email to reserve your seat.   Cell: 653-0869  Email:
There are 3 tickets still available for 11:30 seating and 4 tickets still available for 12:20. Let’s make this a successful event and fill our table for the two seatings!!  

On Friday November 13, Rotarian volunteers Christine Johnson and Paul Emery prepared the evening meal at My Place Teen Center. Friday is often a simple meal, such as warming up leftovers from earlier in the week.  Here we see Paul and Christine preparing garlic bread using bread provided by The Baker’s Bench located on Brackett St in Westbrook. We joined the kids upstairs during the meal and had a chance to chat with many of them. What an energetic bunch!  
The next opportunity to volunteer is December 11. Please contact Steve Rand or Deb Shangraw if you are interested.  We encourage you to see this wonderful Center first hand.

Congratulations and thank you to Judith Reidman for achieving the Paul Harris +2 Fellowship level.  Her generosity to the Rotary Foundation over the years is much appreciated. She is seen here with President-Elect and past W-G Rotary Foundation Chair Jason Beever (left) and District Governor-Elect Marge Barker (right).
Contributions to the Rotary Foundation by Rotarians count towards Paul Harris recognition levels.  Life time giving is used to achieve each level, starting with $1000 to become a Paul Harris Fellow. Each increasing level represents an additional $1000 of lifetime giving.
Funds may be designated to whatever Rotary cause donors wish: Polio Plus, Share Fund, Endowed Funds, or to support a specific cause in one of Rotary’s areas of focus: Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water and Sanitation, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education or Growing Local Economies.


Terry Hodskins (second from left), a Wells Rotary Club member, launched a quilt project on behalf of Wells Rotary Club in 2001, naming the project WRAP-A-SMILE. The name recognizes the fact that repair of a cleft lip enables a child to smile for the very first time. Since its inception it has grown quickly. Every time there is publicity about Wrap-A-Smile more quilters begin stitching.


Quilters are a group of ladies (and sometimes guys too) that purchase or have fabric of all descriptions that they cut up and re-assemble into interesting patterns. Over nineteen thousand small and colorful home-crafted quilts have passed through Terry Hodskins’ hands on their way to children in distant hospitals and clinics, who will be wrapped in one of these donated quilts while they are recovering from surgery.

Wrap-A-Smile is devoted to supporting the medical missions of Rotaplast International and Alliance for Smiles. Rotaplast International is an organization which began as a project of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Rotaplast Doctors go on missions to countries around the world, offering free surgery to repair cleft lips and cleft palates.

If you would like to take part or know someone who would, quilts should be baby/lap size, child-friendly colors and 100% cotton. The smallest size 36 x 46 and larger size 40 x 60 and any size in between. They should be machine quilted or hand tied, as they may be washed in rivers and are generally exposed to difficult conditions.

All inquiries should be made to Terry Hodskins . More information about Rotaplast International can be found at


For those who missed it, you can read about the success of the Rotary District 7780 Dress Up To Drive Out Human Trafficking fundraiser held Friday Oct 30 in downtown Portland. This article appeared in the Scene & Heard column of the Maine Sunday Telegram on Sunday November 8.   Among the pictures - Westbrook’s own Patty Rand, wife of Westbrook-Gorham Rotary past-president Steve Rand.

We hope you will join us for our annual Christmas party at the home of Judith and Ed Reidman, December 8, 7 Enchanted Ln, Westbrook.   Sign up at our website:
As usual, we will have a Yankee Swap for any who wish to participate – suggested value $10.  Always a fun time!  Also, this year, we will be collecting Toys for Tots.  If you want to help, please bring a new unwrapped toy to the party.   If you won’t be able to attend, you can always bring a toy to a meeting or drop it off at the office of Deb Shangraw, Emerald Property Management, 752 Main St, Westbrook (across from My Place Teen Center).
Please also consider asking your friends, neighbors and colleagues to join us in supporting this wonderful Marine Corp tradition.

At our board meeting on November 3, the board approved matching funds for the current Rotary year.  Our club will match all contributions up to $100 to the Rotary Foundation. Club matching funds will be given in your name towards Paul Harris recognition levels.  You may designate your funds to whatever Rotary cause you wish: Polio Plus, Share Fund, Endowed Funds, or to support a specific cause in one of Rotary’s areas of focus: Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water and Sanitation, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education or Growing Local Economies.
Should you choose to take advantage of this match, you may contribute by logging on to, by sending a check directly to Rotary at The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 or by handing a check to our Foundation chair Steve Rand at a meeting.
Sign up for Rotary Direct, an easy way to support the Rotary Foundation on an ongoing basis, and the Club will add $25 to any match.

Congratulations to Jeff Malloy, Manager of Casco Federal Credit Union, and Phil Spiller, Navy pilot and senior pilot at JetBlue Airline, our two newest members. We are so glad you have joined the Rotary fellowship.
Pictured: Long time member Henry Saunders, sponsor of Philip Spiller Jr.  Patricia Kenney, sponsor of Jeffrey Malloy. Far right, Assistant District Governor, Tony Wagner.

We were pleased to welcome to our meeting, Victoria Poldoskya, part of the Sister City Delegation visiting Westbrook from Archangel, Russia.  She was the guest of new member Phil Spiller and Henry Saunders.  Pictured:  Club President, Christine Johnson presents the Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club Banner to Victoria as ADG Toni Wagner looks on.

As we enter the gift giving season, please consider visiting this site:   When you buy a gift from Purchasing 4 My Cause, and name us as your charity, 15% percent of your purchase is returned to Rotary Club of Westbrook Gorham.

Our book distribution boxes have been placed at the Westbrook Community Center and the Gorham Parks and Recreation Center. Please ask you family, friends, neighbors, colleagues or folks in other organizations to which you belong to consider donating new or gently used children’s books. 
Julie Hamm will collect them each week at our meetings or they can be dropped off at the offices of Desmond & Rand Monday through Friday from about 9AM to 4:30PM.  Let’s help make this District project a great success!

Thanks to the generosity of our members, in honor of Polio Plus month, we are able to send $260.52 to Rotary International to continue the fight against polio. Our donation will be double matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation so our dollars will go further.
As part of this donation, we will be honoring our recent speakers:
  • Senator Cathy Breen - Maine State Senate
  • Sheriff William L. King Jr - York County
  • Scott Linscott - Westbrook
  • Elias Thomas - Sanford-Springvale Rotary
  • Sheila Rollins - District Governor Bridgeton
  • Robert Marcroft - Preble St Veterans Housing Services

We were fortunate enough to have Senator Cathy Breen speak to our group today. She highlighted the '16-'17 budget tax changes and answered several questions from the audience.
Some of the highlights:
  • Income tax cuts for all Mainers with a targeted cut to working and middle-income Mainers - top rate has been reduced from 7.95% to 7.15% and nearly doubles the standard deduction to $11.6 for singles and $23.2 for married couples.
  • Property tax relief – Doubles homestead property tax credit and retains municipal revenue sharing level.
  • Other tax reforms – military pensions 100% exempt and conforms to federal exemption for estate tax at $5.5M
  • The budget is fully paid for - lodging tax increased to 9%, meal tax remains at 8% and sales tax remains at 5.5%

Club Publicity Chair, Paul Emery (left), along with long time member T. Nelson Harmon (right), present to Henry Saunders (center) a framed picture of the members attending the 2015 Lobster Boil. 
This annual event has been held each summer at Henry’s Sebago Lake home for the past several years.  This small token was given in recognition not only of his great generosity in opening his home and grounds each year, but also in tribute to his many long years of service to the community through the Westbrook-Gorham Rotary.  Thanks Henry!!

(From left to right) RYLA Chair Jason Beever, RYLA students; Sarah Terrano and Connor Blake from WHS; Kara Ellsmore from Gorham High School; Dr. Bruce Dyer Interact Advisor WHS; and Harold Thomas, RYLA selection committee.  Three other students were not able to join us including GHS students: Noah Bird and James Benson.
Each year, a small group of W-G Rotarians reviews applications and interviews students from Westbrook and Gorham High Schools to select up to three candidates from each school to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  While many RYLA attendees are members of their local Interact Club, not all have that opportunity.  The goals of Interact (and also RYLA) include developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advancing international understanding and goodwill.
Each students spoke about their life changing experience during the 3 day program at Camp Hinds, which involves many social and physical team building activities. Kara told us that RYLA was about making relationships and helping others on your team through the challenges. Connor spoke about meeting new people and successfully facing an obstacle course as a team; like figuring out how to get all team members over the 12’ climbing wall.  Sarah commented that speaking in front of people was outside of her comfort zone, but an introduction exercise during which a ball was passed to each speaker was great and helped her overcome that fear (and she did well in front of us!).
As we have heard from previous attendees, RYLA is a great and often life-changing experience. We look forward to promoting RYLA at both schools for the upcoming year.  Ideas for “getting the word out” to a broader audience about this great program are welcome (speak to Jason or Hal).

One of our own, Deborah Shangraw, was honored by WCSH Channel 6.  6 Who Care is a program that seeks to find and honor individuals who demonstrate exceptional service to their community.
To quote from the award: Deborah Shangraw is a champion for My Place Teen Center in Westbrook. As a member of their Advisory Council, she has advocated fearlessly for its funding (including her own generous contributions and her appeals to the Governor's office and the Legislature). She is a regular presence the MPTC, volunteering at least 20 hours each week with the kids. For 21 years Deb has been part of the Real Estate Managers Association Toys for Tots Drive – one of the largest of its kind in Maine; she served as the State Event Chair for six years. A devout churchgoer, Deb is deeply involved in meeting basic and emergency needs in the community (home heating oil; Thanksgiving baskets; clothing for those in need). Most often her help is given very quietly, with no expectation of recognition. Paul Emery says "Deb is an outstanding person combining great business acumen, personal warmth, devoted motherhood, and extraordinary generosity, giving money, energy, and time to organizations and individuals in need."
Congratulations Deb!!

Frank Emery introduced his guest speaker, Roy Mickelson-Principal-Windham Christian Academy.  Roy is originally from Long Island, NY and he served in the Army in Korea. He and his wife first moved to Maine in 1972.   We learned that Roy has another connection to our club.  He and Bill Chadwick attended the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, from which Roy graduated in 1981 (Bill in 1982).
Roy loves the outdoors – mountaineering, camping, hiking, canoeing, fly fishing, Father/Son Wilderness Ministry.  He has been at Windham Christian Academy for 31 years and has headed the school since 2001 when he became principal.
Professor Lynn Brown of St. Josephs College described WCA as “the best kept secret in the community”. Through a partnership with Saint Joseph's College in Standish called the Early Scholars Program, qualified high school seniors and second semester juniors may take up to four on campus college courses over three semesters while still enrolled in high school.  Most of these courses earn the student dual credit (high school and college). 
WCA has 100 students in grades K-12. WCA partners with homeschooling parents by providing a one day per week program designed to incorporate music, art, and physical education into their schooling. It is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to interact with their peers and for parents to diversify their homeschool program.
On average these students achieve higher test scores than both the State and Federal averages.  School tuition is only $4400 per year vs a State average of $9-10K.  This low tuition is thanks to the generous support of the Assembly of God Church and also to teachers who are willing to work for lower than average salaries.  Over the years WCA has a strong track record of graduating students who have gone on to productive lives in Community Service, education, Medical professionals, and as missionaries overseas.

We covered several topics this month.
  • MPTC: Deb Shangraw and Steve Rand have the lead with this District Grant project. They will coordinate volunteers for our assigned night, normally the second Friday of each month. Upcoming dates are November 13, December 11 and January 11.The Falmouth Club has the fourth Friday, but we may need to help out now and then.If you are interested, please contact Deb or Steve.
  • Christmas Trees: The city has confirmed that power issues will be addressed and we’ll be back at our usual spot this year in the parking lot. Steve will contact G&S, the folks who supplied our trees last year to place our order.
  • Charitable Giving Committee: Jason Beever has agreed to head up a committee to recommend a list of donations for the 2015-16 year.He has the list of folks who volunteered to help and will be setting up a meeting in the near future to discuss.
  • Publicity: Paul Emery has been doing a great job with publicity.We have had a short story in most of the last several issues of the American Journal.In fact, we had some additional golfers inquire and join our tournament as a result of the publicity.Great job Paul!
  • Literacy Project:We have received a large number of book donations over the past few months. Most have been cleaned and sorted, and Rotary sticker attached.Some additional books need processing and Julie Hamm will organize a session to take care of them and reach out for volunteers.If you would like to help, please contact Julie.The last item we need prior to placing the boxes is signage.Christine Johnson is working on that.
  • 90th Anniversary Celebration: Our Club turns 90 on March 8, 2016.  We are looking for volunteers to work on this committee and propose a plan to recognize this milestone. Previously, we had agreed to hold any event in the spring, after our snow birds return to the nest.  Dave Rolfe has material from the 75th  that could be used to generate ideas.  If you would like to be involved in planning, please contact Christine Johnson.

The Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of the most significant annual fundraising events for the Salvation Army.  Funds earned are used to assist the many families and individuals who request assistance at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and throughout the rest of the year. This is a time of year when their need for volunteers in the greatest.  The campaign will take place from November 14th through December 24th.
Kettles will be placed in Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook and Windham.  If you would like to take a shift at a kettle at least once this season, please contact Stacey Liskey at 774-4172 or via mail at  Better yet, ask a fellow Rotarian, colleagues, family or friends to join you in sharing a shift. 
If you can make this commitment, please let our FaceBook coordinator Kate Wight and our Publicist Paul Emery know when you’ll be doing it.  Then take a picture of you (and any helpers) supporting this great cause and forward a copy to both of them.  This can help raise awareness for both the Salvation Army and for Rotary.


Human trafficking is an issue that our district has decided to address. As with all issues that Rotary chooses to get involved with, volunteers and contributions will play an important role, but the first step has to be to raise awareness of the issue. This event was created primarily to accomplish that. In addition, the silent auction and sponsorships will raise money to help support Preble Street and Voices4Freedom.


Taking action against human trafficking goes hand in hand with four of Rotary’s six areas of focus. At the root of human trafficking is the exploitation of people who are vulnerable to traffickers because of displacement by war (Peace and Conflict Resolution), lack of education (Education/Literacy), and poverty (Economic Development). Also, many trafficking victims are women and children (Child and Maternal Health).

Sheriff William L King (center) was our guest and speaker on September 29. He was joined by Westbrook's Captain Sean Lally (right).  Sheriff King spoke about the heroin epidemic in Maine, the origins of this crisis, and steps being taken to try to reverse the trend. He made it very clear that the face of addition has changed.  It is no longer the dirty junky in the bathroom or stair well, it is now often middle class Caucasian women in their twenties. How did we get to this point?
Opiates have a chemical structure similar to endorphins so opiates lock onto endorphin receptors in the human body creating an analgesic effect and exciting neurons into a euphoric state. Over time, the addict needs more and more and eventually they do not work on their own any longer. 
A commonly prescribed opiate is Oxycontin.  Since it was introduced in 1996, admissions to hospitals for opiate abuse have ramped up.  In 2000, an FDA report showed that Maine was in the top tier of states with misuse of this drug.  By 2011, Maine topped the nation in prescription drug misuse.
Aggressive enforcement to crack down on subscribers, along with special coatings on the drug to make it harder to crush and abuse have made it harder for addicts to obtain it.  Heroin has become an inexpensive alternative to feed the need, providing a clear link between heroin and the overuse of prescription opiates.  In fact, counterfeit Oxycontin, actually heroin, is found in pill form that looks like the prescription drug.  Heroin related emergency room admissions have increased dramatically since 2007.  In the past couple of years, opiate related overdose deaths have fallen slightly, while heroin related overdose deaths have risen sharply.
In the 1960s, heroin users were only about 44% white and nearly 83% were male.  In the 2010s, heroin users are 90% white and nearly 52% are women.  In the 1960s, the mean age of heroin users was about 16.5.  In the 2010s, the mean age is nearly 23.  Treatment includes methadone or suboxone protocols to replace the need for opiates, but there are not enough beds and sober houses to meet the current need.
                   The new face of addiction.
Heroin is being delivered to Maine largely via I95.  This means that most drugs coming into the state pass through York and Cumberland counties.  In nearly every news story on trafficking arrests, you will almost always see at least one out of state name included, often from New York.  The DEA has an office in Portland and has partnered with local law enforcement to track incidents and help stamp out heroin overdoses.

Platinum Sponsors ($600)
Century 21 First Choice – Richard Durgin
Desmond & Rand, PA/Stroudwater Title Services
Emerald Management Corp
Gannett Drive Dental
Saco River Dentistry, PC
Gold Sponsors ($450)
Chalmers Insurance
Mister Bagel Westbrook
Wayne Lopez DDS
O’Brion Carpet Care
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
Putting Contest Sponsor
Shaw Brothers Construction
Hole in one Contest Sponsor
Lee Dodge of Westbrook
Hole Sponsors
Allstate Insurance - Carlo Giraulo
Blake Hurley McCallum & Conley, LLC
Burns Fencing
Carr & Langille Plumbing and Heating
Cavallaro Auto Repair
Diamond Landscaping, LLC
Glidden Excavating and Paving LLC
Gorham Flag Center
Gorham Heating, Inc.
Nelson Harmon
Hillside Lumber
Honor of Bob Nunley
L.P. Appliance
MacDonald Bros Electrical
Mainely Small Engines
Morgan Dental Care
Norton Insurance
Plummer Properties
Rand Stoneworks
Keller Williams Realty - Reidman Assoc.
R.M. Davis
Dr. Ted Rogers Chiropratic & Acupunture
Henry Saunders
Bruce Saunders
Sawyer & Sawyer, P.A. Gorham
Sebago Technics
Stone Coast Mortgage
TJ Sandwich
Tyvis Realty Trust
Dan Willett
Prize Donors
AAA Northern New England
Tom & Jerry’s Car Wash
Julie Hamm
Dave Rolfe
Cavallaro Auto Repair
Casco Federal Credit Union
DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant
Jack Kivus
Desmond & Rand PA
Cliff & Pat Plummer
Other Supporters
Rotary Club of Portland
Gorham Sand & Gravel
P&C Insurance
Sunset Ridge Golf Course
Stroudwater Christian Church

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