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2018-2019 Rotary Year Theme
Jun 04, 2019 11:30 AM
Jun 11, 2019 11:30 AM
Westbrook Housing
Jun 18, 2019
See you at RotaryFest Saturday June 22
Jun 25, 2019
Jul 02, 2019 11:30 AM
Happy Independence Day!
Jul 09, 2019 11:30 AM
District 7780 Exchange Trip to Romania
Jul 16, 2019 11:30 AM
See you at the Lobster Bake!
Jul 16, 2019 5:00 PM
Saunders' Home Standish ME
Aug 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority
Aug 20, 2019 11:30 AM
Rotary Connects the World
Aug 27, 2019 11:30 AM
Sep 17, 2019 12:00 PM
See you at the Golf Tournament
Oct 15, 2019 11:30 AM
Oct 29, 2019 5:30 PM
Nov 19, 2019 11:30 AM
Brief assembly before tree lot set up
Nov 26, 2019
All hands on deck to off load trees and finalize lot setup
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
WRVC Board Room
Jun 04, 2019
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Lobster Bake 2019
Summer Home of Henry Saunders
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
WRVC Board Room
Aug 13, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
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The Four Way Test
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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Rotary International
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Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
Next Board Meeting
June 4, 2019 10:00AM
note new start time 
at WRVC Board Room
All members are welcome at Board Meetings
Past Board Meeting Minutes available at:
Notice of Change of Meeting Location for June 4, 2019
Due to a leadership meeting of the school department being held in the dining room that morning, we will be moving our June 4, 2019 meeting down the hall to the Student Lounge.  Please enter via the front door of the Vocational Center. A door bell/buzzer located to the left of the doors should you arrive when no one is attending the door.
Milestones for June 2019
     * Scott & Robin Linscott Anniversary 6/2/84 - 35 yrs
     * Judith Reidman Birthday 6/21
     * Phil Spiller Birthday 6/27
     * Cliff Plummer Rotary Anniversary 6/1 - 26 yrs
     * Ariana Bailey Rotary Anniversary 6/5 - 1yr
     * Joyce Heaton Rotary Anniversary 6/5 - 1yr
     * Steve Sloan Rotary Anniversary 6/5 - 1 yr
     * Ethan Johnson Rotary Anniversary 6/7 - 3 yrs
     * Woody Beach Rotary Anniversary 6/30 - 18 yrs
Save these dates!
Rotary Fest - Saturday June 22, 2019 9AM-5PM. Fort Williams Park, South Portland.  Free!! Rain location The Point, 345 Clark's Pond Pkwy, South Portland.  Please register to to make sure we have enough food and craft materials:
Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club Changeover - Tuesday June 25, 2019. Join us at our regular lunch meeting when we thank Deb Shangraw for her service this year and welcome Mike Foley.
FBC Yard Sale – Benefit Guatemala 2020, Saturday August 3, 2019. Donations accepted. Contact Scott Linscott
Current & Upcoming Opportunities
Locker Project Fresh Food Distribution – In this school year, produce distributions at Westbrook High School will take place the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month with additional days as needed:   June 12. Any date changes will be announced in the Scribbler.  Arrive around 12:45 PM depart by 2:15 PM, unless otherwise noted. Help lay out food on tables and interact with the kids to encourage them to take items.  Everyone is invited to bring food home with them.  If you can help on any of these dates, please contact Christine Johnson.  For more information, or to donate, visit their website:
This week! Maine Cancer Foundation Twilight 5K – Thursday June 6, 2019 – Sponsor Mike Foley as he runs for this fundraiser. To support on line:  Maine Cancer Foundation Twilight 5K- Support Mike Foley Maine Cancer Foundation was started in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens eager to do more for Maine in the fight against cancer. We lead a state-wide effort to foster and grow the most promising and effective cancer-fighting efforts available to the people of Maine through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building.
RYLA Registration Volunteers – Sunday June 23 starting at 8:30AM. Camp Hinds, Raymond. Volunteers needed to help with registration and collecting forms as students arrive. For more information contact: Phil Giordano at
The Locker Project Summer Food Distribution - Every Wednesday during the summer from June 19 through August 21.  Starting on June 19 at FBC 733 Main St Westbrook 4:00-5:30PM.  FBC will alternate weeks with other locations: June 26 at St Anthony's Parish Hall, Brown St, 6-7PM;  July 10 & 8/21 at Avesta 2 Walker St, time TBD; July 24 River St River Event, 5:00-6:30PM; August 7, Community Policing Center, 192 Brown St, time TBD.  If you can help on any of these dates, please contact Christine Johnson. 
Westbrook Strong 5K and Matt's Mile Kid's Fun Run - Saturday July  13, 2019. Riverbank Park. Run, sponsor or donate. This race is in memory of Matthew Rairdon who's life was tragically taken in November 2013. Proceeds benefit nursing scholarships.  For more information: 
It's A Girl!!
Skye Rose Bailey, daughter of Ariana Bailey and husband Matthew Bailey, was born on May 14th at 1:37 am. She weighed 4lbs 11 oz and was 17 & 1/4 inches and was born with a head of brown hair. She is their first child.
Skye was born 5 weeks early and spent her first two weeks in the hospital.  However, she is home now and the whole family is very happy.  If you’d like to send congratulations, they are at: 201 Cole Hill Road, Standish ME 04084.
Woody's 90th Birthday Party
You are invited to an Open House to celebrate Woody Beach’s 90th birthday at his summer home on Raymond Pond. 
When: Saturday July 6, 2019 1-4PM,
Where: 12 Dunollie Dr, Raymond, ME.
Drop by any time during the party in to wish him a Happy Birthday and enjoy Raymond Pond.
RSVP by June 22 to Kathy at 603-424-5984 or Linda at 207-272-4429
Lobster Bake 2019
Details are now available on the Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club lobster bake.  It will be held on Tuesday evening July 16 at 15 Long Point Rd, Standish, ME.  5-6PM Social, 6-7PM Dinner, 7PM sing-along with pianist   .  Family and friends are welcome and encouraged.
Price is $25 per person includes lobster or steak, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw and water. Feel free to bring an appetizer, dessert, beverage or other dish to share.  Sign up with Nelson either at an upcoming meeting or email him at
Thanks to Henry Saunders for hosting us again this year.  Also, thanks to Nelson Harmon, Dan Willett and everyone else who make this a successful event each year.
Focus on Foundation - Doing Good in the World
Don’t forget the great matching opportunity provided by our club again this year.  For every dollar you donate to the Foundation, up to $100, the club will match that donation in your name. 
If you sign up for Rotary Direct for the first time, we’ll add $25 more.  This is a great way to become a Sustaining member of the Foundation ($100/year). Its also a good way to more quickly gain a Paul Harris Fellow ($1000 cumulative giving) or the next PHF Level.
The deadline for donations to receive the match for the 2018-2019 year is June 11, 2019 (our second meeting in June).  This will give our Foundation Chair Steve Rand a chance to pull reports, complete the matching funds paperwork, and submit it all to Rotary International by June 30.
To donate on line go to: or bring a check to an upcoming meeting made out to Rotary Foundation.
District Activities
Chartering Event & Service Project - Saturday June 15, 2019 at Camp Hinds 146 Plains Rd, Raymond, ME -  John Messer/Rotary Training Center. Charter Event for District 7780's newest club New Voices 9-10:30AM, Service Project 10:30AM to 3:30PM.  Service project is to help get Camp Hinds ready for RYLA 2019. Come for one or both events.  RSVP
Rotary Fest (AKA District Conference) - Friday-Saturday June 21-22, 2019 - Fort Williams, Park Cape Elizabeth. Free!! Friday service project and cook out for volunteers. Saturday packed with fun and educational events for adults and kids, and another service project opportunity.  Rain location The Point, 345 Clark's Pond Pkwy, South Portland.  Register at


For listing of all District-wide events, visit: 

Ongoing Opportunities
Children's Books for Pantries - We continue to supply new and gently used children's books to food pantries about every two weeks. We have been fortunate to obtain a regular supply of used books from Goodwill Buy the Pound.  We also periodically obtain new books from a couple of sources at little cost. However, the need is always greater than the supply.  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. Bring to any club meeting or 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 children's books we ask our speakers to sign for the Baxter and Walker Libraries. Extra bags are always available at our meetings.  If you have been working on filling a bag for a very long time (6 months or more), please consider returning it and starting a new one.  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.
Upcoming Speaker List Details
If you have an idea for a  speaker or program, look for a sign-up sheet and an upcoming meeting or contact Christine Johnson at or Phil Spiller at .  We are also interested in ideas for periodic evening meetings, service projects in lieu of meetings, or in-meeting service projects.
We currently have program openings on July 23 & 30 at lunch. Dates are also available in September.  
Here is the list of upcoming speakers and programs:
* 6/4 -  Club Assembly
* 6/11 - Chris LaRoche - Westbrook Housing
* 6/18 - No Meeting - See you at RotaryFest
* 6/25 - Changeover
* 7/2 - No Meeting- Happy Independence Day
* 7/9 - Kathi Perkins - Romania Exchange Trip
* 7/16 - Lobster Bake
* 7/23 - TBD 
* 7/30 - TBD
* 8/6 -  Herb Adams - GPCOG History (Tentative)
* 8/13 - Jennifer Crosby - Northern NE Passenger Rail Authority
* 8/20 - Andrew Glazier - District Governor
* 8/27  - District Assembly