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Posted by Judith Swazey on Aug 05, 2013
Jesup is finishing up our Summer Author Series this Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2pm with a talk and book signing by international bestselling mystery/suspense author CJ Box and we want to pack the house for him.  So we could use your help in spreading the word.  CJ Box is an international superstar, published in 27 languages with 17 novels to his name and sales of 2.2 million in the U.S. alone.  They insisted on a 2 p.m. time, which is not optimal in our experience, so please help us draw a big crowd  by spreading the word.  Hope you'll come if you can and bring friends.  If he has a great experience and a good turnout ... well the publishing world is small and it will open the door to other authors of his caliber.
Outstanding author at Jesup on Sat. Judith Swazey 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharon Broom on Jul 16, 2013
July 17:  Seafood Festival Roundup
Our program for this week's lunch meeting on Wednesday will be a follow-up discussion of the July Fourth Pancake Breakfast and Seafood Festival.  Bring your comments about this year’s festival and your suggestions for next year.  If you cannot attend, we still need your input, so please send your comments and suggestions to Marc Perry at mperry@legacysir.com
District Governor: Find Your Inner Rotarian
New District Governor Stephen Johnson was the guest speaker at our July 10 meeting. Following are excerpts from his introductory message posted on the Disrict 7790 website.
The theme for Rotary International for the 2013-2014 year is “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.” Rotary International President Ron Burton has challenged us all to recognize the energy and power for service to others that can be harnessed when we work within the framework of our Rotary family to help to change lives within our local and international communities. The Rotary family proves the axiom “many hands make light work” in so many service activities, in so many places, and in so many ways. The challenge for each Rotarian during this Rotary year will be to identify situations in need of support and to then imagine how that support can be delivered by engaging the clubs, the district, Rotary International or The Rotary Foundation in service provision.
I encourage my fellow Rotarian district members to get to know your district, to learn of the many wonderful activities our clubs are engaged in, to seek out opportunities to share in the work and the fun of Rotary, and most importantly to look within to find the inner Rotarian. Become energized once again by membership in Rotary, an organization that serves the world. The good works we each strive to achieve in Rotary can best be addressed by adopting the theme of service by engagement. Engage Rotary, Change Lives!
Member Birthdays
Steve Powell, July 17
Ron Wrobel (Classic Ron), July 17
Lisa Horsch Clark, July 18
Benni McMullen, July 21
Club Anniversaries
Jim Ash, July 21, 3 years
Kim Harty, July 23, 4 years
Club Bulletin Sharon Broom 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Losquadro on Oct 18, 2011
President Anne opened the 10/12 meeting.  Bernie Staples asked the blessing and led the pledge of allegiance.  Lunch included spaghetti and meatballs, green beans and garlic bread.  There were 34 at the meeting, including 31 members, one visiting Rotarian and two guests.

Visiting Rotarian Burt Ritchie, from Glenside, PA, is living on Swans Island and may be transferring to our club.

Fran Raymond was a guest of Bob, and Penny Read a guest of Dean.

The club inducted new member Margaret Delahanty, sponsored by Jane Adams.  Margaret's classification is Communications.  Born in England, Margaret emigrated to Australia where she worked at radio stations and libraries.  Later, she headed the travel and immigration department of Universal studios.  She retired to Maine in 1979 where she has served on the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital board, her Congregational church and many other positions of service. 

Rotary Business: Anne K. reminded us to be sure to sign up for the Business of Reading. Click for more information.  James C. reported that Debi Blank is still hospitalized but off the respirator.  He suggested giving Art a call on his cell.  Call James for the number (288-556).  Scott H. reported that we will have a presence at the living with cancer conference on November 4th.

Happy/Sad:  Bill Eisle was happy that hsi grandson was named as the captain of the ski team at the University of Colorado and sad that he will be leaving for Florida and will miss our club meetings.  Sallie Boggs was pleased with her Toastmasters club.  Jane Adams was happy to have sponsored new members Margaret.  Dick Crawford was happy that the Detroit Tigers beat the Yankees and knocked them out of the playoffs.  Lisa H was happy that Grace was thankful for all the support for the Kids' Corner raffle, but sad that no Rotarian won.

Fines: were all about Columbus Day and the Canadian Thanksgiving Day.

Raffles: Sallie Boggs won $10, and James Kitler drew for the Queen of hearts but got the 4 of diamonds and missed out on $130.

The Program: was offered by Rotarians Jan & John Harding sharing their recent experience of traveling to Africa.  They went on 5 different safaris (shooting only with a camera) and brought back some really fine pictures.  John told us that there were 42 separatge languages in Kenya.  Accomodations ranged from very nice to really luxurious.  You could rent a wholehouse that sleeps 9 for $100.  You had to close your windows and zip up your tent to keep the monkeys from stealing your stuff.  The food was excellent.  Travel was difficult with horrible roads.  But there was a tremendous variety of wildlife to be seen as close as under the wheels of your car.  John is happy to refer you to Jan's brother who lives in Kenya and can set you up with a safari (or 5).

Last Week's Meeting Joe Losquadro 2011-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Losquadro on Oct 11, 2011
The meeting was opened by President Anne.  Bob Raymond asked the blessing and led the pledge of allegiance.  Lunch included sausage gumbo, pulled pork and chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.  There were 21 club members, 2 visiting Rotarians, 4 guests and the speaker in attendance.

Visiting Rotarians included:

John J. Ryma from Au Sable Forks, NY
Thomas Verang from Germany

Guests included:

Jennifer Sofano & Joanne Fisher, guests of Nancy Corliss
Betty Crawford & Lucy Creevy, guests of Dick Crawford

Lisa Horsch Clark reported that the Adventure Golf fundraiser held last weekend raised $4,460 for the Oncology project and other cancer related causes.  Lisa thanked all the club members who helped get sponsors, worked to set up the course and calculate, scores and who played in the rain.

Happy/Sad dollars:

MIke Bonsey reported that Art Blank's spouse Debi was hospitalized at EMMC and on a ventilator with a serious but not life threatening problem.

Nancy Corliss was happy for her guests and to learn that her next grandchild will be a girl.

Sharon Broom regrets her lousy golf but was happy to have scored a hole in one on the toughest hole on the course at the Adventure Golf fundraiser.

Marc Perry was happy that he was able to fall off a roof and live.

Rob Rodriguez was happy to report that the Seal Cove museum had hired a new director.

Anne Krieg was happy that she got to meet with DG Deb Walters, had fun at the golf tournament and is going to the NY Jets game this weekend.

Fines: Fines for the week were Moose-related, inlcuding the names of the squirrel and the two villans on the cartoon starring Bullwinkle the Moose.


Don Allen won the $10 and Sharon Broom won the opportunity to draw for the Queen of Hearts, but got the 4 of hearts.

The Speaker was Julia Clark of the Abbe Museum who spoke about the current exhibit about Indians and Rusticators.  Julia told us that this exhibit would be running through December and illustrates the interactions between the Maine Native Americans and the rusticators in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Rusticators was the name given to those moneyed people from New York, Philadelphia and Boston who came to MDI to get away from the cities and lead a more rustic life during the summer months.  The Wabanakki Indians had a summer encampment on MDI and was a major draw for rusticators and other tourists, selling them their wares and guiding them on canoe and hunting trips.  For more information visit: http://www.abbemuseum.org/.

Last Week's Meeting Joe Losquadro 2011-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Losquadro on Sep 29, 2011

I would like to thank publicly the board of directors and District Governor Deb Walters for honoring me with the Governor's Award for Outstanding Service.  I am reminded of the many times I have heard sports players awarded individual awards in a team game take note of their feeling that the award they received was really a team award.  I feel the same way.  None of the accomplishments and influences I may have had over the years would have been possible without the acceptance by and involvment of the members of the Bar Harbor Rotary club.  As I said at the completion of my term as club president, my thanks go out to all Bar Harbor Rotarians who made a   difference with their contribution of one of life's most valuable commodities -- time.  Again, I thank you for your support of me, the Bar Harbor Rotary club and Rotary International.

Joe Losquadro 

Thanks Joe Losquadro 2011-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 07, 2011
This section is to make club members aware of news about community events. First you must be logged in as a member.  Click on Admin and then Edit News in Website Manager.  At the top right, click on Add News.
Posting Community News 2011-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marc Perry on Sep 08, 2010

Attending this morning’s discussion were: Marc Perry, Mike Gurtler, Enoch Albert, Jon Harding and Dave Thomas

Sept 9 Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 2010-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Losquadro on Aug 26, 2010
 Taken from the September 2010 issue of the Rotarian:

  • To celebrate Mother's Day in May the Rotary club of Grand Rapids, Mich., hosted a brunch in honor of 50 foster mothers and their families.
  • On a cold day in February, the Rotary Club of Whidby Sunrise, Ont., teamed up with local Girl Guides to host an "open tent" event that raised money to purchase shelter boxes for Haiti.
  • Hundreds of hearing impaired children are being fitted for reconditioned hearing aids through Help the Children Hear, a non-profit established a decade ago by Rotary clubs in New Jersey and Tucuman Sur with help from a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant.
  • After seeing crutches, canes and wheelchairs in trash bins and at garage sales, David Talbot, a member of the Rotary Club of Mountain Falls of Evergreen, Colo., decided to collect used mobility equipment and distribute it in Africa...
  • The Rotary Club of Geelong, Australia, raised A$100,000 to build a health clinic and 85 new houses in the remote village of Vilankulam, India which was devastated by the 2005 tsunami.
  • The Rotary Club of Digboi, India is working with the Canadian nongovernmental organization Fertile Ground to raise awareness about the health risks associated with pesticide use.

RI World Roundup Joe Losquadro 2010-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marc Perry on Aug 11, 2010

Attending this morning’s discussion were: Marc Perry, Robert Recholtz, & Mike Gurtler


Despite the small turn out, discussions made their way around the table.
Aug 12 Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 2010-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marc Perry on Aug 04, 2010

Marc opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance.


Attending this morning’s discussion were: Marc Perry, Robert Recholtz, Jan & Jon Harding and Art Blank.
Aug 5th Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 2010-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marc Perry on Jul 29, 2010

Recent club highlights include the annual awards dinner; the Seafood Festival and Blueberry Pancake Breakfast; and speakers Moorhead Kennedy, Sharon Linscott, Susi Pearson and Marc Perry.  Photo:  New member Jim Ashe with sponsor Dean Read.



Awards, Pancakes and Presentations Marc Perry 2010-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Losquadro
Many clubs find it challenging to recruit new members. It no doubt is a challenge but what it comes down to is the power of persuasion and to a certain degree, selling. You might not realize it but the fact is that every day you unconsciously persuade people to do certain things, generally by showing them what's in it for them.

In fact, if you use these same persuasion principles and techniques to try and recruit new members, you’ll be well on your way to successfully increasing your clubs membership levels.

Be prepared: You never know where you might meet a qualified prospective member, so it’s a good idea to always be prepared on how you want to promote Rotary to others.

Reflect on the primary reason you first joined: A personal story is generally very compelling. If you get a chance to communicate the value of membership to someone that connects with your story, it becomes easier to share the benefits of joining Rotary.

Listen to the prospective members: The best way to make a sale is to listen to the needs and wants of the other person and show them how you can help.

Learn from the objections: The best way to attract new members is to learn from the reasons why people aren’t joining and then address those concerns.

Follow up with prospective members: Following up with prospective members will make them feel desired and important and will give you an opportunity to remind them of their interest in the club.

For more information, check out the complete article on ClubRunner at:

Persuading Qualified Potential Members to Join Your Club Joe Losquadro 0
Those of you who are new, (maybe even some of you who are not so new) may not know what RYLA stands for or what is happening there. Charlie Porter, from the Lynam Agency was our representative to the Rotary Youth Leadership Institute (RYLA) this fall. He was nominated to attend by Nancy Corliss. Please come meet Charlie and hear about his experiences with this great Rotary program. 
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The Club has received and approved the application from Ron Wrobel III to become an ACTIVE member or Club. His resume was sent to you for review and comments this week.

Ron is the new Driector of Marketing and Membership Sales for the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.   For those of you who didn't read his resume, he was previously Owner / Managing Partner of a 10-unit tanning business with 12 employees and over 5000 registered clients.  Prior to that he was Guest Service Manager / Operations Guest Service Trainer for the Main Entrance area of the Magic Kingdom. 

Please take the opportunity to meet and talk to 'young' Ron.  He has expressed an interest in being on the P/R committee.


1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Rotary International shared the polio eradication message with the world Saturday, September 29th,  during a massive charity concert in New York’s Central Park, organized by the Global Poverty Project. Headlined by the Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Global Citizen Festival 2012 drew a live audience of more than 60,000, and many more online and via television broadcasts.

Rotary produced a seven-minute segment preceding Neil Young, himself a polio survivor. Emmy-award winning actress Archie Panjabi, a celebrity participant in Rotary’s “This Close” public service campaign; Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, daughter of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and the country’s goodwill ambassador for polio eradication; Canadian Rotarian and polio-survivor Ramesh Ferris; and RI General Secretary John Hewko stirred up the crowd to help eradicate the disease.

“The long road bringing us to Central Park tonight began in the 1970s, when Rotary – an international humanitarian organization of business and professional leaders -- began vaccinating the world’s children against polio,” Hewko said. “Since then, Rotary and our partners -- UNICEF, WHO, the CDC, and the Gates Foundation -- have immunized more than 2 billion children, pushing polio out of almost every country on earth.”

Hewko encouraged the audience to play a role by lending their voice to the cause. “Help us convince the leaders of the world that resources are needed NOW to end polio FOREVER. We did it with smallpox -- Now let’s make history again by wiping out polio.”

Ferris shared how he contracted polio as a child in India 25-years after the vaccine was available, and how his birth mom put him up for adoption to a Canadian family so he would have a better life.

“Polio is vicious. It attacked my body -- withering my leg muscles and weakening my lungs,” said Ferris, who can now walk with the aid of mobility devices after the surgery and rehab he received as a child. “I didn’t let polio stop me. And I vowed I would do whatever I could to make sure it didn’t infect another child, ever again.”

Ramesh has become an outspoken advocate for polio eradication, meeting with leaders like Queen Elizabeth, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the prime minister of Canada. Canada recently made a new commitment to the cause.

“Your voice matters,” he said. “Just by being here, you are showing that you care about making this a polio-free world.”

The Global Festival, which organizers are calling the largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast television history, was timed to create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York. At a high-level side event on polio eradication 27 September, Rotary announced a new funding commitment of US$75 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Rotary has already

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The Business of Reading
is coming up the week of October 22-26 at Conners Emerson school. Our club has been a big supporter of this effort in the past. I am going to ask you to sign up directly by following this link: https://docs.google.com/a/barhbr.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5Ob3lvd2xuc3ZER3ltbVhBVVJWS1E6MQ#gid=0
Or you can contact Siobhan Ryan, Library Media Specialist at Conners Emerson, at 288-4467 ext. 1040 or sryan@mdirss.org
Rotary Leadership Institute will be offered in our district on Saturday, October 27 in Lewiston. This program seeks to strengthen Rotary club leadership through quality, engaging education in both leadership skills and Rotary knowledge. The $75 registration fee, which includes breakfast and lunch, will be paid by the club for anyone who wants to go. I plan to attend to complete the program and would be happy to drive someone else with me. Please contact me for more information.

Suicide Prevention Training Class

Nov. 10- 9am-4pm This is the  Suicide Prevention course that our International District Governor, Serge Poulin, discussed at his recent visit to our clubs.  Several members of our club were quick -even anxious- to become part of this important program.  Nine Members signed up immediately without having a date.  Now the class has been set for Saturday November 10 from 9am-4pm at Wellman Commons in Bangor ( 300 Union Street) .  It  has  been developed especially for for our district Rotary Members in Maine and Canada.  (Lunch plans will be determined by our club president) Please email or call  the coordinator at the address below about your attendance to this event, including your name and club information in your response.  

Marissa Deku, MLIS --Suicide Prevention Training Program Coordinator
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Maine
1 Bangor St.,
Augusta, Me 04330
Crisis in Maine 1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

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Posted by Barbara Fox

ImageOur District Governor, Serge Poulin,  gave an amusing and inspiring talk to our club last week.  In addition to explaining the national and international programs that will be prominent in Rotary’s outreach this year, he explained his own special project for our District 7790.

From personal experience in Poulin's  life, his home Rotary Club became actively involved in Suicide Prevention and he has chosen that as the focus of his special project for the coming year. His goal is to train 100 Rotarians in our district to become ‘Suicide Sentinels’.  There will be  special day long classes that  will teach how to detect, guide and direct people to the help they need. 

Our club, with a show of hands, indicated a strong interest in participating in the class.  At least nine people immediately wanted to know more and asked to be informed when the classes would be held.

The role of the sentinel is mainly to establish contact and to act as a liaison between suicidal people and the resources that are available in the community. The training touches the following subjects:

Identifying the warning signs linked to suicide, gathering information to verify the presence of suicidal thoughts, informing the person on the resources in the community and encouraging them to seek help.

The program instructs on, how to gather information with regards to the urgency of the situation and

And pass it on to a front-line worker who then will determine the action to be taken.  It can at times mean accompanying suicidal people and motivating them to seek help and supporting them as they pursue help.  

People who play the role of a sentinel are adults with frequent contact with people who might be dealing with suicidal thoughts in their workplace (for example teachers), in their volunteer activities (in a community organization or  as caregivers), in their role in the community (facilitator of a youth center) or those who are good listeners.

Stay tuned for more information on the dates and locations of the classes for this important district project.


"Sentinels of Suicide Prevention" Barbara Fox 0
Mark your Calendars!     The event will take place June 6 to 9 2013
ImageManoir Richelieu

Under the theme “Peace Through Communication”, You will enjoy an unforgettable weekend with hearty people from Canada and United States who have a common goal: improving the quality of life of needy people.

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Posted by Joe Losquadro

State Treasurer, Bruce Poliquin addressed the club at our November 30, 2011 meeting and made the following points:

There are seven things we can learn from Washington’s fiscal incompetence to help us here in Maine:

First, reduce our public debt

Second, cut government spending.  

Third, make it easier to do business in Maine

Fourth, drive down the high cost of energy.  

Fifth, reduce the high cost of health insurance premiums. 

Sixth, cut taxes -- fairly

Seventh, balance the state budget without gimmicks. 

The private sector leaders in Augusta are taking Maine state government in a new healthy direction.  We’re building a business-friendly climate by borrowing less, spending less, taxing less, and regulating less.  Entrepreneurs and the jobs they create are attracted to fiscal discipline and common sense.  They avoid places where tax hikes or public services cuts might be needed to pay for out-of-control spending or surging public debt. 

For more detail, click "more" below and look for the PowerPoint presentation in Downloads on the website.

Economic Strength Fosters Freedom Joe Losquadro 0
Posted by Joe Losquadro
Of course we all have a responsibility to meet the needs of ourselves and our families for food, shelter, clothing, safety and security; but most of us as Rotarians have a degree of disposable income, which we can spend on ourselves or on others.

The Rotary Foundation's monies are used to help develop community service projects addressing children at risk, poverty, hunger, the environment, illiteracy and violence - at home and abroad. The Rotary Foundation also supports programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals, and vocational and career development. PolioPlus is Rotary International's official project and seeks to eradicate polio from the face of our planet.

Please click on "more" for some interesting alternatives.
Spend it or donate it to the Rotary Foundation? Joe Losquadro 0
Oct 7 Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
Business of Reading Joe Losquadro 0
Posted by Susan Ray
Susan opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending this morning's discussion were: Susan Ray, Mike Gurtler, Art Blank, David Thomas (visitor) & Bruce Hill (visitor).

July 29th Breakfast Meeting Susan Ray 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Susan opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance.

Attending this morning's discussion were: Marc Perry, Robert Recholtz, Susan Ray, Mike Gurtler and Jan & Jon Harding.

July 22nd Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Susan opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending this morning's discussion were: Marc Perry, Jane Adams, Robert Recholtz, Susan Ray, Scott MacCready (guest of Susan), Art Blank, Enoch Alpert and Mike Gurtler
July 15th Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
June Board Meeting Joe Losquadro 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Susan opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance. Attending this morning's discussion were: Marc Perry, Jane Adams, Robert Recholtz, Susan Ray, Art Blank, Dave Thomas and Visiting Rotarian Bruce Hill.

July 8th Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Marc opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance. Attending this morning's discussion were: Marc Perry, Jane Adams, Robert Recholtz, Mike Gurtler Dean Reid and Jan and Jon Harding.
June 24th Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Susan Ray opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance.

Attending this morning's discussion were: Susan Ray, Marc Perry, Robert Recholtz, Art Blank, Dean Reid and Sharon Broom.

June 17th Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
Rotarians Help with MDIHS Band Fundraiser Sharon Broom 0
29) This week's Rotary Foundation Thought is about a matching grant that has helped turn waste into profit for Philippine coconut farmers.

Foundation Fact 0
Buy Tickets in Advance for 7/3 Pancake Breakfast Sharon Broom 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Susan Ray opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance and Nancy Corliss said Grace.

Attending this morning's discussion were: Susan Ray, Marc Perry, Robert Recholtz, Enoch Albert, Nancy Corliss, Susie Pearson, along with Jan & Jon Harding as visiting Rotarians.
June 10th Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Marc Perry opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance. Attending this morning's discussion were: Marc Perry, Robert Recholtz, Enoch Albert, Dean Read, Mike Gurtler and Dave Thomas
June 3rd Breakfast Meeting Marc Perry 0
Town Hill Ball Field Project Barbara Fox 0
25) This week's Rotary Foundation Thought is about micro credit.
In Cuzco, Peru Rotarians contributed $10,000 to a partnering association, Asociacion MIDE, which provided small loans to 288 low-income women. In six months these women improved their businesses and living standards, lifting them out of extreme poverty. While local Rotarians had the opportunity to work together to develop the project and approve the system of loans, the participants learned to use, administer and benefit from financial credit. In the process, the women improved their self-esteem as they acquired entirely new roles of financial responsibility for their families. How do I focus my giving? Every Rotarian, Every Year – Giving is hope in action.
Foundation Fact 0
Posted by Marc Perry
Susan Ray opened the meeting with a Pledge of Allegiance and Enoch Albert said Grace. A welcomed extra table and additional chairs were needed today. Attending this morning's discussion were: Marc Perry, Susan Ray, Robert Recholtz, Jane Adams, Enoch Albert, Dean Read, Terry O'Connell, Mike Gurtler, Jan & Jon Harding - Visiting Rotarians and Erica Brooks - Guest of Susan Ray.
May 27th Breakfast Meeting - Marc Perry 0
23) This week's Rotary Foundation Thought is about the Programs of The Rotary Foundation. When the Foundation's founder Arch C Klumph said:
"The Rotary Foundation is not to build monuments of brick and stone. If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work on brass, time will efface it….but if we work upon immortal minds, if we imbue them with the full meaning of the spirit of Rotary, we are engraving on those tablets something that will brighten all eternity. "
The Educational, Humanitarian and PolioPlus Programs are the monuments of the Foundation and Rotarians should be proud to yell it from the roof tops. We will eradicate polio, hunger and poverty. We will help the world find peace. By supporting the Rotary Foundation with an annual gift you help build these immortal monuments of Rotary.
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Mike and Alexa Bonsey Travel To Ecuador Sharon Broom 0
Posted by Sharon Broom
Marc Perry recently joined the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club.  Marc is shown with his mentor, Susi Pearson.
New Member Marc Perry Sharon Broom 0
New Member Dr. Diehl Snyder Sharon Broom 0
A First-Person Account of Membership in Rotary Nancy Corliss 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
We had a great turnout this week (38) including four guests, Mac Smith, a new reporter at the Bar Harbor Times;  Elena Scotti, the Executive Director of the Harbor House; Tony Cameron, from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Skip Basso, the President's guest.  We also sold three To Go boxes of delicious Cajun food.  Pictured here is Elena Scotti speaking about the Campfire Coalition's work of helping people who need assistance with heating their homes. The Club donated $1000 to this cause.
Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary President’s Notes February Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Rotary Supports Dental Care and Disaster Relief Barbara Fox 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
Thanks to everyone who made a donation toward the cost of a second Rotary Shelter Box for earthquake survivors in Haiti. Our club has now paid for two, each of which will provide a tent and other essentials for a family of ten. The board has pledged to match individual donations and it is not too late to donate. You have until the end of the month. Contact treasurer Ron Wrobel to make a donation.
President's notes for Feb. 3 Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
Even the snow couldn't keep John Willett's friends and hecklers away. We had a pretty good turnout this week (I counted 28) and several guests, including Marc Perry, Brian Reilly, Lynda Millar, Marcia Cough, and Doreen Frangos! But we still missed our minimum of 35 and I was too slow on the trigger asking folks who wanted to buy To Go Boxes. We sell boxes of Chris Pasha's delicious leftovers for $6 to help meet our minimum and not waste food.
President's Notes for Jan. 20, 2010 Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
James Collier gave a sad dollar for the devastation that the earthquake has caused in Haiti. Please read the message I posted from our District Governor on how to help with rescue and relief efforts through Rotary, posted separately.
President's Notes for Jan. 13, 2010 Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
Haiti has suffered a terrible catastrophe in Port au Prince and they are in need of everything. As District Governor, I am asking concerned Rotarians and clubs to assist the Haiti population in this great devastation.
Assistance for Haiti Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Posted by Nancy Corliss

The MDI High School Interact Club, sponsored by MDI Rotary, numbers nearly 40 socially conscientious teens who serve the local and world community. Currently the club is supporting an international effort to stop human trafficking and slavery.

Interact Club a Success Story Nancy Corliss 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
It is clear to me that Rotary fellowship revolves around food. Between Wednesday noon and Thursday evening I'll have eaten four meals in the company of Rotarians of one stripe or another, and awarded cookies, candy and brownies as contest prizes. It's a good thing there's plenty of ways to work off all those calories in the community.
President's Notes for Nov. 11 Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
Back by popular demand, the president's notes are coming to you weekly again. With Wednesday's luncheon meeting attendance dipping to a record low of 23 members, there is clearly a need! Those who attended were treated to a Chef's Choice menu of delicious entrees, salad and desserts and two engaging speakers.
President's Notes for Nov. 4 Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
Past President Dean Read should know that there has been an outcry for weekly president's notes from members since I started posting them on monthly basis. Those who cannot attend a meeting are curious to know what they missed, who spoke and who won the Queen of Hearts raffle! So, starting in November, I will resume Dean's weekly schedule. In the meantime, here's a summary of October's activities, important board decisions and interesting news.
President's Notes for October Becky Buyers-Basso 0
Posted by Becky Buyers-Basso
These notes are coming to your via our new ClubRunner website software. I will be posting them monthly, providing members with a quick rundown of developing plans, important board decisions and a recap of our weekly programs.
President's Notes Becky Buyers-Basso 0