Skowhegan Rotary is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on June 25th

The Skowhegan Rotary Club is celebrating its 100th year of community service. The celebration will kick off with a cocktail hour, serving a selection of wine and Bigelow Brewing Co. beer, including a special brew curated just for the event! Dinner and a brief presentation will begin at 6:30pm, and live music from a great Maine band, The Fossils! Hors d'oeurves and dinner are catered by Heritage House Restaurant, and dessert is provided by the Bankery and Skowhegan Fleuriste. The event is outdoors under a tent, atop a beautiful hill in Norridgewock. Should be a fantastic evening of good food, good drink, and good company. Join us!

This is a rain or shine event. Professional/semi-formal attire requested. Tickets are non-refundable.

More details can be found at Skowhegan Rotary Centennial Celebration Tickets, Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite



Good day to all Rotary/club incoming executives!
District 7790 will be operating live zoom events in February-April for , Assistant Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Presidents-elect positions.
Club secretary, treasurer, AG, and President-elect should enroll into the Learning Center on the website to work through your online courses. The training committee will be seeing your progress in a weekly report from Rotary. These should be done PRIOR to your ZOOM training.
We have additional short videos covering important information for president-elect and secretaries that can be found at:           
  Good Luck!
Rockland Rotary was pleased to present our District Governor, Doug Curtis, Jr., with a check for $5,000 to go toward his Rotary District Project on Supporting the Environment in Maine and Quebec. Pictured left to right is District Governor Doug Curtis, Jr., club treasurer Paul Harrell, and club president Ferolyn Curtis.
Rotary International Convention Houston June 4-8
The early registration deadline for the Rotary International Convention is fast approaching.  I would encourage Rotarians from our District 7790 to sign-up for the RI Convention being held in Houston, Texas, June 4-8, 2022.  This will be Rotary’s 113th annual international convention where 20,000 “Service Above Self” minded individuals will gather from around the world.  Don’t miss this inspiring opportunity to network with friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together and take action to make a difference in the lives of others around the globe. 
Houston has a variety of activities to keep you entertained.  Tour the Space Center Houston or enjoy world-class symphony, opera, or ballet.  A short ride from the convention center are several world-class museums.  Houston is a diverse city with a wide range of cultures. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the world’s best cuisine.  Don’t miss this engaging opportunity.  
The early registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
Thank you,
Ferolyn Curtis
District Chair for the Convention Promotion 
Convention du Rotary International Houston 4-8 juin
La date limite d'inscription anticipée à la convention internationale du Rotary approche à grands pas.  J'encourage les Rotariens du district 7790 à s'inscrire à la convention du Rotary qui se tiendra à Houston (Texas) du 4 au 8 juin 2022.  Il s'agira de la 113e convention internationale annuelle du Rotary, qui réunira 20 000 personnes du monde entier ayant l'esprit de "Servir d'abord".  Ne manquez pas cette occasion inspirante de nouer des liens avec des amis, des leaders et des personnes capables de résoudre des problèmes qui se réunissent et agissent pour changer la vie d'autrui dans le monde entier. 
Houston propose de nombreuses activités pour vous divertir.  Visitez le Space Center Houston ou profitez d'une symphonie, d'un opéra ou d'un ballet de classe mondiale.  À proximité du centre de convention, vous trouverez des musées de renommée mondiale.  Houston est une ville diversifiée avec un large éventail de cultures. Vous aurez l'occasion de déguster une partie de la meilleure cuisine du monde.  Ne manquez pas cette opportunité intéressante.  
La date limite d'inscription anticipée est le 15 décembre 2021.
Ferolyn Curtis
Présidente de district pour la promotion de la convention 
2021-2022 District Governor’s Citation
Your club will automatically be eligible for the 2021-2022 District Governor’s Citation if it sponsors a new Rotary, Rotaract or Interact Club or averages $100 per member to the Annual Fund.
Service: Serve to Change Lives (Min 2/5)
  • Do a Rotary Multi-club service project in your local community
  • Complete an environmental project
  • Partner with an outside organization on a service project
  • Participate in an International Service Project in person or by helping to fund one
  • Have at least 25% of your club membership participate in District 7790’s Rotary Day of Service
Foundation: (Min 2/5)
  • Contribute an average of $60 per member to the Annual Fund
  • Contribute a minimum of $1,500 to the Polio Plus Fund or average $75 per member
  • Attendance of at least one member to the District Foundation Seminar
  • Add one member to the Rotary Bequest Society
  • Contribute at least $500 to benefit the Rotary Peace Center
Public Image (Min 2/4)
  • Be published at least 3 times in your local paper or online newspaper
  • Have one television or radio spot on your club’s work
  • Promote your service Project(s) on your club’s Facebook or social media platforms such as Instagram or Twitter
  • Replace or implement the Rotary brand logo sign in your community
Membership: (Min 2/5)
  • Establish a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team or committee in your club
  • Attendance of at least one member to the District Membership Seminar or a training event
  • Conduct at least one activity to retain members of your club that have not been participating
  • Conduct one activity to recruit new members
A net gain of one member for the Rotary year

Rotary Opens Opportunities

DG Joel Phillibert and his wife ValerieBorn in Coaticook, the eldest of a family of two, he grew up there until the age of 17 to go to school in Montreal. 3 years in Technical Thanatology at Rosemont College. Once he graduated, he moved to Quebec City to work in the funeral field, in a laboratory for 5 years, then as branch manager and general manager for 12 years. An opportunity in 2010 allows him to become the owner of a funeral services company in Lévis, for funeral homes in the Quebec City area.

He met Valérie in 1996, they have been married for 20 years. They are parents of 3 beautiful children, Gabriel, Raphaël and Laurence. Valérie is also a thanatologist.
A Rotarian since March 2008, he was inducted into the Rotary Club of Charlesbourg. Following a change of job in 2010 he transferred to the Club of St-Nicolas Chutes-de-la-Chaudière. In March 2012 he participated in a humanitarian mission to Guatemala for a water project, which changed his Rotary life forever. In 2012-2013 he became President of his Club, from 2013 to 2016 as Assistant Governor, from 2016 to 2019 as Coordinator of the AG-Quebec. It is with enthusiasm that he will be the Governor of District 7790 for the Rotary Year 2020-2021.
He sees the following year as an opportunity to change the ways of Rotary, by being flexible, innovative and adapting to today's reality. He wants to listen to members, help them grow as a club, and help them achieve their goals.
He wishes you a year of fun and success, and that you seize every opportunity that opens up for you and your club.
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

For the 12th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

The Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

"Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that The Rotary Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work", says Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. "This exceptional designation sets the Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.

Rockland Fire & EMS, along with the City of Rockland, would like to thank our friends from the Rockland Rotary for their generous financial support.  Rockland Rotary offered to cover the cost of a new refrigerator in order for our department to store and administer the Covid-19 vaccine to first responders in Knox County.  Rotary clubs across the State of Maine were contacted by Maine Emergency Medical Services and asked if they would be willing to financially support fire and EMS departments who would be incurring costs while taking on the fast-moving program.  Rockland Rotary reached out to the Rockland Fire & EMS Department and within 2 weeks they were able to provide the donation.  This is a true sign of community support and we can’t thank them enough for their contribution.  Please see the attached photo from the leadership of the Rockland Rotary (Melissa Bellew and Butch Worcester) donating the $485.00 check to Fire Chief Chris Whytock and City Manager Tom Luttrell.
March is here and what should be a celebration of Spring and St. Patrick's Day , we are dealing with a worldwide virus COVID 19.

Many countries are in a virtual lock-down as we try to curb the spread of the virus. Here in America we are now experiencing some of the same. It has caused panic and fear of the unknown resulting in panic buying when we are told stay in place.  We need to remain calm as the precautions being taken will help slow the spread of the virus.
We live in a global environment and will should expect to see more viruses , but as long as we keep are wits about us, practice cleanliness and continue to clean public places well in the future , hopefully it will reduce exposure.
Our club is open to all Rotarians who need to do a makeup or just want to read about great programs from around the world. Please join us at and click on makeups.
We hope to see you there.  Be safe and wash your hands!
Jane E. Anthony, ARM, CPIW
President 2019-2020
Rotary eClub One
Rotary Bridging
Winthrop Rotary Club Members, Barbara Alexander, Margaret Livingston, Patrice Putnam, Past President and Doug Curtis, District Govenor, District 7790
Hello Fellow Rotarians from the North and the South of the USA

This past Saturday, 2  important events occurred at the same time with 2 Rotary Districts.
Photos  below show you a COVID Vaccine Clinic at Winthrop’s 250 year  celebration sponsored by Winthrop Area Rotary  club and medical and nursing staff from Maine  Medical Center in District 6840, Maine

Down south in Mississppii,  Michelle Speer, a  Rotarian with Long  Beach Rotary Club, District 7790  is leading  a large Mobil COVID Vaccine clinic sponsored by Coastal Family Health Center (FQHC) in Pass Christian High School in MIssissippi.

These efforts in itself. show how each District are intertwined in labor, compassion and gusto!!

I’ve been honored as a Rotarian to be involved with both of these  Rotary  Clubs  and their robust Rotary Districts. That is a wonderful story in itself. 

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