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The Bridgewalk Kittery-Portsmouth in recognition of World Polio Day October 24, 8:30AM – Noon.
The Anti-Slavery Initiative October 30 at 1 Longfellow Square, Portland, $30.This event is being held in conjunction with the Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Coalition and Voices 4 Freedom. Together we can end slavery.
District project in Argentina – Vocational training on youth mental health, an area of support not currently available in that country.
At our meeting on August 25, Assistant District Governor Tony Wagner presented a $3500 check to Donna Dwyer, President & CEO of My Place Teen Center. This district grant is being matched by $2000 each from the Westbrook-Gorham and Falmouth clubs in support of a nutrition and mentoring program at MPTC. We are thrilled to help!
Pictured are John LaBelle (Falmouth Club), Deb Shangraw and Paul Emery (W-G Club), Roger Berube (Falmouth), Donna Dwyer, Steve Rand (W-G club) and Tony Wagner.
- Henry Saunders (left) - 31 years of perfect attendance
- Ted Rogers (second from right) - 33 years of perfect attendance
- Mike Foley (not pictured) - New member sponsor
- Steve Rand and Jack Kivus - New Past President Badges
As part of a new RI program instituted recently, a special Rotary pin was presented to Paul Emery for sponsoring new member Deb Shangraw.
We thanked long-time member T. Nelson Harmon for his outstanding efforts in organizing the annual Westbrook Gorham Rotary Club Lobster cookout.
Also, at a recent meeting, we recognized Hal Thomas for 31 years of perfect attendance, and counting!
Deborah Shangraw was formally inducted into the Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club on July 7, 2015. Here she is shown receiving her certificate and other credentials from 2015-16 President Christine Johnson
Deb is the owner-manager of Emerald Management located on Main Street in Westbrook. Her company, which she founded 20 years ago in 1995, successfully manages over 400 property units, including residential apartments and condos. She also consults with condominium boards to manage their properties. Her early career was focused on subsidized housing across northern New England, and she uses the skills and knowledge learned then in managing her properties today.
Deb, who is the proud mother of two and a prospective grandmother, is heavily involved in the community. She volunteers with Maine Toys for Tots and Teens each year with the Maine Real Estate Manager’s Association. She is an ardent supporter of My Place Teen Center, as well as active in her church and with other groups. The Gorham-Rotary is proud to welcome Deborah to our club and looks forward to including her in all of our community activities.