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Jul 20, 2021 11:30 AM
Classification Talk
Jul 27, 2021 11:30 AM
Classification Talk
Aug 03, 2021 11:30 AM
Club Assembly
Aug 10, 2021 6:00 PM
Summer Social at Woody Beach's camp
Aug 24, 2021 11:30 AM
Sep 07, 2021 11:30 AM
Field Trip to Spiller Homestead
Sep 14, 2021
See you at the Golf Tournament!
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Aug 10, 2021
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Summer Evening Social Event
Aug 10, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
27th Annual Rotary Classic Golf Tournament
Gorham Country Club
Sep 17, 2021
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Next Board Meeting
August 10, 2021 10:15AM
via Zoom (at our regular meeting link)
All members are welcome at Board Meetings
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In-Person Meeting THIS WEEK!!
On Tuesday July 20, 2021, the club will meet in person at the Westbrook Community Center's Elm Room, 426 Bridge St Westbrook.  The WCC will be our meeting location until we can return to the vocational center.  We hope you can join us.
Bring your own lunch this week, but we'll have water available.
Logistics: Park in the front lot or in the lot to the righthand side of the building.  Note that the side lot often fills up, but there are several handicap spaces near this entrance.  Enter through the Pool/Gym entrance.  Walk past the information booth to the second meeting room on the right.  Look for the Rotary flag.  
Save the Date!!
Details are still under construction, but please Save the Date for an evening social event at the lakeside home of Woody Beach - 12 Dunollie Dr, Raymond - Tuesday August 10, 6PM. Arrive early if you'd like to take a swim before dinner! Family members and guests welcome.
We could not hold our usual get-together last summer due to COVID-19 and other factors. We hope you and your family can join us this year on beautiful Raymond Pond. Due to more limited parking than our previous location, please consider car pooling.  A great way to save gas (the environment is now one or Rotary's areas of focus!) and also a way to encourage folks to attend who may not like to drive at dusk. 
Look for the sign-up sheet at our in-person meetings on July 20, 27 and August 3, or send email to Christine Johnson  Choose to bring appetizer, salad or dessert to share.  BYOB. Main course will be provided.
Price TBD, but expect free or nominal pricing for kids.
Service Announcement
From the Maine Sunday Telegram Sunday July 18, 2021
Community Building in the Digital Age
Lori Gosselin, CEO of Kalliergo Consulting was our speaker on Tuesday July 13, 2021 via Zoom. Lori is a Community Building Facilitator and Author currently based in Canada. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heard a lot about “community”. Lori defines community as “home” – a place where you are important just because you are there, a place where you feel comfortable.
Current & Upcoming Opportunities
The Locker Project - We continue to volunteer at the now twice-a-week food events in Westbrook sponsored by the Locker Project. These community events have been ongoing at least once a week, with limited interruption, since July of 2020.   They are expected to continue at least through August 30. If you would like to help out on any Monday 1:30-3PM or Thursday 2:30-4PM, please let Christine Johnson know (  You do not need to commit both days or even to every week.  Even if you can only help out once or twice this summer, it would be appreciated.
Summer Events Mini-Food Drive – While TLP is able to provide a good supply of fresh produce, bread and frozen meat, they are currently not able to provide some popular staples or kid-friendly snacks. If you’d like to help, popular items are: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, tuna; and single-serve snacks like granola bars, Cheese-its, cereal bars, apple sauce cups, and the like.  Donations by cash, check or Venmo to purchase these items is also appreciated. Contact Christine if you would like to help.
VacSeen Bracelets for Polio – Just 22 left!!  For a minimum donation of $5 to Polio Plus through Westbrook-Gorham Rotary, you will receive a lovely blue wrist band (while supplies last).  The purchase of these wrist bands by a member benefited the WHO world-wide COVID-19 vaccination effort. Your donation to Polio Plus will help finally eradicate polio.  With only 2 wild polio virus caused cases identified through June, we have never been closer.  You can donate at this link VacSeen for Polio Plus or contact Christine for Venmo option. You can also donate at any in-person meeting.
Back to school supplies for Westbrook Community Policing Center – As we have done for the past couple of years, we will be holding a back-to-school drive to gather supplies for kids K-12 to be distributed through the Brown St WCPC.   We are currently looking for a Gorham organization that we may also be able to support with supplies.  As you see Back-to-School sales happening over the summer, we hope you will consider purchasing a few items like backpacks, single-subject notebooks, glue sticks, crayons, erasers, pencils, etc.  We will provide a link to a more comprehensive list in the near future. Engage your kids, grandkids, cousins, and neighbors.  Every little bit helps!
Donate Blood - If you are healthy and able, please consider donating blood. Supplies continue to remain tight so all donations are very welcome. To schedule an appointment go to  or call 1-800-RED-CROSS
River Clean-Up Project – Near the end of September, Clubs around District 7780 will be fanning out to clean up oceans, lakes, rivers and/or streams.  This provides a great opportunity to engage friends, family and the community in a Rotary project!  Watch for more info on Westbrook-Gorham Club’s plans to join in this effort.
Ongoing Opportunities
Children's Books for Pantries - We continue to collect books for our food pantries and other organizations that can get books into the hands of children. Since the need is always greater than the supply, we will distribute them now, when the opportunity arises, and will return to regular distribution when we can.  If you, a family member, friend or colleague have children or grandchildren who have outgrown their books, we'd love to have them to share with children who will love them.   All ages from babies to young teens. We can also always use large print books for older readers. Contact Christine Johnson for pick up. 
Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House - Thank you for continuing to collect can tabs. It's and easy way to help a wonderful organization! Just keep a small plastic bag or small jar in your kitchen, on the counter or in a drawer.  As you go to toss your returnable can into your CLYNK bag, simply twist off the tab first. 
CLYNK for Literacy - Ongoing -  Don't forget to keep filling those bags to help fund the new children's books we ask our speakers to sign for the Baxter and Walker Libraries. Extra bags are always available at our meetings and Christine is willing to drop bags on your doorstep, if you prefer.  Thank you for your ongoing support of this fundraiser!
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.