Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Feb 06, 2018
Feb 13, 2018
Community Policing in Westbrook
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Westbrook Economic Development
Mar 06, 2018
Children's Literature
Mar 13, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Gorham Village Alliance
Mar 27, 2018
Westbrook Recovery Liaison Program
Apr 03, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Feb 2018 Board Meeting
WRVC Board Room
Feb 06, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Mar 2018 Board Meeting
WRVC Board Room
Mar 06, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Apr 2018 Board Meeting
WRVC Board Room
Apr 03, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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Of the things we think, say, or do:
  First, Is it the truth?
  Second, Is it fair to all concerned?
  Third, Will it build goodwill & better friendships?   
  Fourth, Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
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   * Promoting Peace
   * Supporting Education
   * Growing Local Economies
   * Fighting Disease
   * Providing Clean Water 
   * Saving Mothers & Children
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Next Board Meeting 
February 6, 2018 10:30AM at WRVC
All members are welcome at Board Meetings
Reminder: If Westbrook Schools are closed due to weather, there will be no Rotary lunch meeting that day. This is usually not decided or announced by the school district until early in the morning of the day of cancellation. We will make every effort to send out notice to members as soon as possible, but please monitor weather reports and check available sources.

You can find out about school closings from many sources including:  or  wcsh6closings where you can search on Westbrook or sign up for email notifications.
Upcoming Opportunities
The Locker Project - Fresh food and baked goods distribution at Westbrook High School in the cafeteria.  Two volunteer needed for each of these upcoming dates.  Approx 1-2PM each time.  Sign in at front office and go to cafeteria. Wednesdays  February 7, March 7, March 21, April 4.  Thursday March 1 has been added.  No heavy lifting is required. Help lay out food on tables and interact with the kids to encourage them to take items. You will be a welcoming presence, making sure people know they are invited to take food. Everyone is invited to bring food home with them. This a great way to de-stigmatize free food distributions, particularly in the case of fresh food that would otherwise get wasted. If you can help on any of these dates, please contact Christine Johnson.  For more information, or to donate, visit their website:
Altrusa Fundraiser - This week. Saturday February 3, Spaghetti Dinner at St  Peter's Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave Portland. $10. Eat In or Take Out 5PM to 7PM. Proceeds benefit Altrusa programs.
Toiletries for the High School - Ongoing - Collect those tiny bottles of toiletries you are paying for during your next hotel visit and bring them home to help students in need of personal hygiene products. The HS Pantry and the HS Nurse are always looking to restock these basic supplies. You can always drop items off during the school day at the HS main office, or bring them to a meeting.
Donate to our Club's Charity through Amazon Smile – Ongoing - If you order items from, even if not very often, you can help Westbrook Gorham Rotary Club Charities.  Go to Search for our Charity and select it. You may need to login to your Amazon account before being able to finalize your selection.   Then, when you shop (always starting from a portion of every purchase will be donated to our charity.
Can Tabs for Ronald MacDonald House – Ongoing - Let’s keep collecting those can tabs over the winter months so we'll have a big donation in the spring.
CLYNK for Literacy - Ongoing -  Don't forget to keep filling those bags to help fund the children's books we ask our speakers to sign for the Baxter and Walker Libraries. Extra bags are always available at our meetings. 
Volunteer in Westbrook Schools
If you have ever considered volunteering to work directly with students in Westbrook Schools, even if you haven't identified a specific opportunity yet, you can fill out a Volunteer Application to complete a free background check. The application can be found at: Westbrook School Dept Volunteer Application 
This form can be edited to enter your information.  However, since your social security number is currently required, it is recommended that the form be printed, signed and returned to the Administrative offices at 117 Stroudwater St located next to the high school. 
We hope to be announcing a new elementary school reading opportunity later this year.  If you think you might be interested, why not complete this form now so you'll be ready to help?!?!
Please note. This form does not have to be completed to participate in group events, like The Locker Project distributions. 
Locker Project Feeds Westbrook Kids
The weather cleared in time for school to be open on Wednesday January 24 when The Locker Project paid its semi-monthly visit to Westbrook High School Cafeteria.  Large quantities of tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, potatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, healthy snacks, meats, and breads, along with many other fruits and vegetables were quickly snatched up  as the students came through on their way home.
Thanks to Kathi Perkins and Christine Johnson for setting up tables and helping the kids find what they needed to help feed themselves and their families.  The next time TLP will be at Westbrook High School is February 7.  To volunteer, please contact Christine.
Upcoming Speaker List Details
If you have an idea for a  speaker or program, please contact Christine Johnson at
We are now scheduling programs for May and June.
Here is the list of upcoming speakers and programs:
*  1/30 - Lynn Derocher - Convenient MD
*  2/6   - Club Assembly
*  2/13 - Megan Perry - Community Policing
               (Meet at Dunn St Legion Hall)
*  2/20 - No Meeting - School Vacation
*  2/27 - Dan Stevenson - Economic Development Director Westbrook
*  3/6   - Read Across America Day Celebration!!
*  3/13 - Peter Dewitt - Sr Communications Mgr - Idexx
*  3/20 - Gorham Village Alliance - Dan Nichols & Tom Ellsworth
*  3/27 - Danielle Rideout - Westbrook Recovery Liaison
*  4/3 -   Club Assembly
*  4/10 - Kathi Perkins - Classification Talk
*  4/17 - No Meeting School Vacation - Road Race 4/16
*  4/24 - Waterstone - Gateway Project
*  5/1   - No Lunch meeting. Evening Celebration.
               60th Anniversary of House Project
*  5/8 - TBD
Can't make our meeting but still want to enjoy the fellowship of Rotary this week? 
Why not attend one of these other local clubs in our area:
Falmouth - Mondays 4:30PM
American Legion Post  65 Depot Rd Falmouth
Scarborough - Tuesdays 5:45PM
Cabela's 100 Cabela's Blvd Scarborough
South Portland-Cape Elizabeth - Wednesdays 6:15PM
Purpoodock Club 300 Spurwink Rd Cape Elizabeth
Portland Sunrise - Thursdays 7:15AM
Cumberland Club 116 High St Portland
Sebago Lake Rotary Club - Thursdays 12:15PM 
Pat's Pizza 844 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062
Portland - Fridays 12:15PM at Holiday Inn by the Bay or Clarion
check website for current week's venue
Or Attend a meeting online at Rotary E-Club One
Rotary is about fellowship, as well as service to our community. Even if you must miss a meeting, you can remain engaged by attending Rotary-sponsored events of our club or other clubs like fundraisers, by selling Christmas Trees, by volunteering at our Golf Tournament or our Road Race, or by attending District events or training. Just let our Secretary Mike Foley know when you have participated in any of these activities at