Posted on Nov 07, 2018
Wayne Gray visited our club and shared the history of Rockland's Wall of Fame, located at City Hall.  Our members learned of renowned Rockland residents and watched a short, compilation video produced with the Rockland Historical Society.  Maxine Elliott and Edna St. Vincent Millay were two local residents featured in the film.  We're grateful to Wayne for this educational experience.
Wayne Gray Visit Melissa Bellew 2018-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2018
Local author Carol Schulte amazed our club today with her scary readings from her book, Ghosts on the Coast of Maine.  Available at local midcoast booksellers and on Amazon, Carol's stories of ghosts from all over Maine were a perfect blend of fun and a bit of scary on Halloween, 2018.  Carol is pictured with Rotarian Jane Newcomb, her dear friend of many years.
Halloween Guest Speaker Carol Schulte Melissa Bellew 2018-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2018
Welcoming back former member Heidi Neal as our speaker was a wonderful glimpse into her successful company's rise in Maine's midcoast.  On October 24, 2018, Heidi gave us an impressive history of how her company has grown.  Specifically & importantly, Loyal Biscuit's community service work has garnered national awards and helped many local animal welfare nonprofits in our region.  We're proud of you, Heidi, and you're welcome to visit us again any time!
Guest Speaker Heidi Neal of Loyal Biscuit Melissa Bellew 2018-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
We enjoyed a gorgeous fall day in downtown Rockland on October 20, 2018, with fellow Rotarians from Belfast and Camden as we walked to End Polio Now!  The walk is our region's annual reminder that polio is not extinct and our fight to provide vaccinations around the world still exists today.  We had a bit of fun dressed as dinosaurs strolling about in Rockland, and were joined by District Governor Marcel Noel.  We look forward to the 2019 event!
#EndPolioNow Walk a Rousing Success! Melissa Bellew 2018-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
Join our club as we host our local Rotary friends from Camden & Belfast for our annual Polio Plus Walk.  We'll meet at Rockland Public Landing and take a wonderful stroll through downtown Rockland.  Be sure & look for our very own Rockland Rotary members dressed in dinosaur costumes!  We begin at 1030a, and small donations to fight polio extinction are welcome!
Let's Make Polio Extinct - Join Us for our Polio Plus Walk on October 20 Melissa Bellew 2018-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
The Darling Marine Center's Director Dr. Heather M. Leslie joined us October 10, 2018, for a rousing presentation on her organization's work.  An affiliate of the University of Maine,  the Darling Marine Center is an active center of marine research, education, and outreach.  Existing since 1965, the DMC brings unique strengths and opportunities to our Maine aquatics and marine culture via its waterfront laboratory and resident expertise, all nearby on the Damariscotta River.  Thank you, Dr. Leslie, for your teaching today.  Please return!
Speaker Dr Heather M Leslie, Darling Marine Center Melissa Bellew 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
On Saturday's spectacular fall day, October 6, 2018, we gathered in the bright sun in Thomaston and hosted our annual e waste day.  We had ten or so members working from 8a - 3p and we earned approximately $2200 to support our club's pledge to help build a new industrial kitchen in St Thomas, Virgin Islands, post hurricane disaster.  We laughed, we talked of Rotary public service to community members, and we helped our environment.  Hats off to Doug & Ferolyn Curtis for organizing!!!
Successful E Waste Day in Thomaston! MBellew 2018-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Join us this Saturday, October 6, 2018,  when our club will host a electronic waste collection day from 9a - 3p in Thomaston at the old DMV site near Dunkin' Donuts.  Donate your old electronics (stereos, televisions, radios, cell phones, computers, printers) and make a contribution to Rockland Rotary's relief efforts in the Virgin Islands. We're working with other Rotary Clubs to build an industrial kitchen in hurricane-ravaged St Thomas. No air conditioners can be accepted. Last year's event raised $3500 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.  Come by and join us, or just say hello and support our efforts!
E Waste Day This Saturday! MBellew 2018-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 03, 2018
At today's weekly meeting on October 3, 2018, we welcomed Jan Mark, a fellow Rotarian from the Landborgen - Helsingborg Club in Sweden.  Jan gave our club a wonderful glimpse into life in Sweden, and encouraged all to visit international clubs.  He's visited 48 different clubs around the world on his tours.  Welcome to Rockland, Jan, and thanks to member Doris Vertz for inviting Jan to visit.
Welcoming Jan Mark of Rotary Sweden MBellew 2018-10-03 04:00:00Z 0