Rotary Club of Westbrook-Gorham
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We meet Tuesdays at 11:30 AM
Westbrook Regional Vocational Center Culinary Arts Dining Room
125 Stroudwater St
Westbrook, ME  04092
United States
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Discover Downtown Westbrook, the new name for Westbrook’s Downtown Coalition, was the topic of our program on November 14. Abigail Cioffi, Executive Director of DDW, shared some history of this just 3-year old organization which is working with businesses, the community, and the city to promote and revitalize Westbrook’s downtown.
 
On Saturday November 18, about two dozen District 7780 Rotarians and Interacters from ME and NH converged on a storage warehouse on Gooch St in Biddeford to load a shipping container with crutches, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and other mobility devices.  These items had been collected over the past year by Rotarians and friends from Seacost NH and Southern ME. This 24' container, the 7th to be loaded in Maine for Crutches 4 Africa since 2011, is headed for Uganda.
 
Presumpscot Place on Foster St, also known as the old Junior High School gym, was the venue for A Toast to Main Street. This Maine Downtown Center event held on Thursday November 9 saw Westbrook officially designated a Main Street America community - one of only 10 in Maine.  This is an incredible honor that shows how far Westbrook has come and that our city has so much to offer. The Maine Downtown Center's core program is Main Street, which is a proven Four-Point Approach® to downtown revitalization developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980 and is currently used in 44 states in over 2,200 communities.
Owens McCullough P.E., VP Engineering and Project Development at Sebago Technics and W-G Rotary member, shared an update on the next Rotary House at our meeting on October 31. Our house construction project collaboration among Rotary, WRVC and the City of Westbrook began in 1957 and is the oldest continuing project of its kind in the United States. Rotary House #46 will be built on land at the very end of Declaration Drive in a well-established Pride’s Corner neighborhood.  
 
We were pleased to welcome Past District Governor, Sanford-Springvale Rotarian, and District Polio Plus chair Lawrence Furbish to our meeting on World Polio Day. Lawrence gave us a quick history of this ancient disease and Rotary’s role in taking on the challenge to eradicate it from the world.
 
 

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Speakers & Programs
Dave Perron - Executive Director
Nov 28, 2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
Club Assembly
Dec 05, 2017
Christmas Party at the Reidman's
Dec 12, 2017
No Lunch Meeting
Jana Allain -Marketing & Recruitment Associate
Dec 19, 2017
Woodford's Family Services Foster Care Prog
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect & Community Service Chair
Vice President & Membership Chair
Treasurer
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Foundation Chair
Vocational Service
Club Admin & Program Chair
Protection Officer
Web Administrator