Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Jan 16, 2018
Update on Transformation Project
Jan 23, 2018
Westbrook Economic Development
Jan 30, 2018
Gateway Sponsor
Feb 06, 2018
Feb 13, 2018
Community Policing in Westbrook
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Mar 06, 2018
Children's Literature
Mar 13, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Jan 2018 Board Meeting
WRVC Board Room
Jan 09, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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
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  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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Happy New Year!!
Next Board Meeting THIS WEEK
January 9, 2018 10:30AM at WRVC
All members are welcome at Board Meetings


    * Frank Emery – Birthday 12/27

    * Mike Foley – Rotary Anniversary 12/31 - 10 years
    * Owens McCullough – Rotary Anniversary 12/31 - 10 years
    * Becky Albert – Rotary Anniversary – 1/3 1 year
Upcoming Opportunities
The Locker Project - Fresh food and baked goods distribution at Westbrook High School in the cafeteria.  One volunteer needed for each of two dates in January to work with Kiwanis volunteers.  1-2PM each time.  Wednesdays January 10 and 24.  No heavy lifting required.  If you can help on either of these dates, please contact Christine Johnson.
FBC Westbrook Free Community Meal - Saturday January 20. Monthly, free, community dinner. Whether you are hungry for a delicious meal or hungry to get out and interact with others, they would love for you to be their guest. Yes, you can donate toward next month's meal but it's not necessary. This is not a fundraiser, it's a community connecting night with great food. They've been doing these dinners for going on 10 years. Come and bring a friend.
Altrusa Fundraiser - 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 literacy 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. 
Change of Location for February 13
Mark  your calendars. This is early notice that our meeting of February 13th will be held at the American Legion Hall on Dunn St.  Due to preparations for a cooking competition on February 14th, the WRVC dining room will not be available that day.  We'll wish the students good luck and enjoy catering by Mister Bagel Westbrook.
We hope you will join us for an interesting program presented by Community Policing Coordinator Megan Perry. We may also have a surprise guest or two from the WPD leadership.
Interact H.E.L.P. Drive
The Gorham Interact Club conducted a “Gift Donations for Elderly Patients” drive to assist Maine Medical Center. Items collected included: mechanical pencils, colored pencils, and large print activity books.
Items collected for the Hospital Elder Life Program were delivered on December 21 by a delegation from the Club.
January Healthy Snacks for WMS
On December 21, just before the Christmas Break, $200 worth of healthy snack items were dropped off at Westbrook Middle School.  These items were used to stock the depleted shelves in preparation for the return of students to school in January.
Food insecurity continues to be one of the greatest challenges in our local community. Too many students arrive at school hungry and not ready to learn. Westbrook Kiwanis Club generously provided healthy snack items for December 2017 and Westbrook-Gorham Rotary stepped up to the challenge to provide for January 2018. We are in the process of challenging another local organization or business to cover February, and hope the trend will continue until the end of this school year. The hope and expectation is that The Locker Project grants and fundraising this year will allow them to add WMS to their list of supported schools in the fall.
Brandon from WMS accepts our donation
Wayne Lopez PHF+6
During our meeting on December 19, Rotary Foundation Chair Steve Rand and President Bill Chadwick were pleased to recognize Dr. Wayne Lopez for his strong and ongoing support of our Rotary Foundation.  Through use of Rotary Direct automatic monthly donations, Wayne has reached the Paul Harris Fellow Plus Six giving level.  The pin sports a single red stone beneath Paul Harris's profile.
Thanks Wayne and congratulations!
Steve pins Wayne while Bill looks pleased
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 March.
Here is the list of upcoming speakers and programs:
*  1/9   -  New Members Induction & Sarah Hutchins Classification Talk
*  1/16 - Ken Hawley - CEO Transformation Project - Project Update
*  1/23 - Dan Stevenson - Economic Development Director Westbrook
*  1/30 - Lynn Derocher - Convenient MD
*  2/6   - Club Assembly
*  2/13 - Megan Perry - Community Policing
*  2/20 - No Meeting - School Vacation
*  2/27 - Gorham Village Alliance
*  3/6   - Read Across America Day Celebration!!
*  3/13 - TBD
*  3/20 - Tentative - Winter Evening Dinner
*  3/27 - TBD
*  4/3 -   Club Assembly
*  4/10 - TBD
*  4/17 - No Meeting School Vacation - Road Race 4/16
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