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Welcome to our Club! Rotary District 7780 -- Club Number 6294 -- Est. 1920

Biddeford-Saco

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery
100 Main St
Saco, ME  04072
United States
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Mayor Alan Casavant
Apr 25, 2018
City of Biddeford
BHS Interact Day
May 23, 2018
Past Presidents Day
Jun 13, 2018
Rotary Awards Day
Jun 20, 2018
Jackson's Last Meeting
Jun 27, 2018
 
 
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Bruce Lawrence Ruben, 77

MANSFIELD, Mass. - Bruce Lawrence Ruben passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018, at the age of 77, after a long and courageous battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Through countless setbacks and struggles, Bruce never gave up his over-five-year struggle to beat this disease, so he could have more time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ellen Rose (Kaplan), in 2012.

Bruce is survived by his two daughters, Lori (Beth) Ruben Powers, of Mansfield, Mass.; and Sherri Ann Poirier, of Upton, Mass.; his sons-in-law, Mark Powers and Jamey Poirier; his four grandchildren, Madison and Rylie Powers, and Ryan and Jacob Poirier; his brothers, Stuart Ruben and Matthew Ruben; his sister-in-law, Sharon Ruben, wife of Stuart; his partner, Claire McCarthy; and his nieces and nephews.

Bruce was born in Belfast on Oct. 8, 1940, to Max and Gladys Ruben. He was raised in Saco, and graduated from Thornton Academy and then Boston University.

After graduating from Boston University, he moved to New York City where he met his wife, Ellen, at a dance. They married in 1968 and moved to Maine in 1971, settling in Cape Elizabeth where they raised their two girls.

Bruce worked alongside his father, running the Ruben-Biddeford Insurance Agency in Biddeford, eventually becoming president and running the agency on his own, until he retired in 2012.

He was an active member of the Biddeford-Saco community. He was a member of the Biddeford-Saco Country Club, Biddeford-Saco Rotary, Temple Etz Chaim in Biddeford and Temple Beth El in Portland. Besides golf, he enjoyed racquetball and playing poker with his friends, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

The funeral will be Friday, April 20, 2018, at Temple Beth El at 1 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Temple Beth El Memorial Park.

Arrangements were made by Portland Jewish Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Bruce's memory to
Dana Farber, or B'nai Brith.
 
 
 
 
 
BIDDEFORD, MAINE – April 12, 2018 - Each year the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club sponsors an annual essay contest for all eighth graders in Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach schools.  This year marked the 23rd year they have held the contest based on the Rotary International theme in 1995 of “the year of the family.”  The topic of the essay is “What the Word Family Means to Me,” which focuses on the students’ views of the importance of family life, their understanding, and appreciation of differences that exist with other families. The best essays are selected by the school’s faculty of teachers based on the established criteria: relevance to the topic, quality of composition, creativity, and grammatical, spelling accuracy. 
 
“Families are the compass that guides us,” said Elaine Palmitessa, Biddeford Saco Rotarian and Essay Contest Co-Chair. “They are the inspiration to help us reach great heights and are our safe haven when we occasionally falter.  No matter how different each family may be, family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future.”
 
On April 11, the first place winners from each participating school were invited to read their essay before an assembly of Rotarians, parents, school principals and teachers.   Each was awarded a medal and a $100 prize.  Biddeford Middle School teacher Carolyn Gosselin said, “This is a powerful assignment for our students and some incredible stories and writing come from the task. Thank you for doing this project.”
 
The first place winners were: Jillian Boilard, Biddeford Middle School; Grace Sommer, Thornton Academy Middle School, Saco; Lilly Desroberts, Saco Middle School; Gabrielle Perry, Loranger Middle School, Old Orchard Beach; and Chloe Harding, St. James School, Biddeford.
 
Congratulations to the other prize winners who received $75 or $50 prizes as well: Jillian Burnell and Haillie Gosselin - Biddeford Middle School; D.J. Hodgkin and Ava Leary
- Thornton Academy Middle School, Saco; Izabela Roughton and Damian Heath - Saco Middle School; Emily Tucker and Norah Slattery - Loranger Middle School, Old Orchard Beach; and Avery Cadorette and Grace Poirier - St. James School, Biddeford.
 
The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club is pleased to be part of community involvement.  If you would like more information on how to become involved with Rotary, please visit their website at www.biddeford-sacorotary.org.
 
 
 
PHOTO CAPTION: The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club recently awarded winners for their twenty-third annual essay contest (l-r): Jillian Boilard, Biddeford Middle School; Gabrielle Perry, Loranger Middle School, Old Orchard Beach; Chloe Harding, St. James School, Biddeford; Lilly Desroberts, Saco Middle School; and Grace Sommer, Thornton Academy Middle School, Saco.
 
 
 
Let me quote a famous Pilot, as in, Pontius- “ so it is said, so let it be written”; actually it was Yule Brenner in “The Ten Commandments”. I have written a few posts regarding charitable fund committee giving and what I would call regular club giving, i.e. scholarships, the “Y”, etc. I thought you would like an update on our giving.
 
Last week at the BOD meeting it was agreed that the club would give the “Y” $1500.00 for camperships, Camp Laughing Loon $500.00 for camperships for two local kids, TA Auction $500.00 and an additional $1100.00 for the United Way.
 
A few weeks ago the United Way presented a program on their back pack program. See the tack from a few weeks ago from 02/28 for more details. The club through the charitable fund committee agreed to fund the program with a $500.00 donation. At last week’s BOD meeting Bernice requested that we underwrite the entire program for the Biddeford Saco area. As a result the board agreed to another $1,100.00 for a total of $1600.00.
 
The money will be used to purchase 800 back packs and all of the items that go in them. They will be distributed in our two towns. We may also have an opportunity to turn our donation into a service project as well whereas, we may have the opportunity to actually help stuff the bags and distribute them to the kids. Look for more information on the project this summer. The bags are handed out at the beginning of the school year. Sounds like it could be a fun project.
 
On another subject- the community service committee is working on a project. We may have a service project in a few weeks planting trees. Our club is getting a tree for every member. It is part of a national Rotary Project; every Rotarian in the states is getting a tree. We have reached out to the both municipalities without a lot of luck. We have since reached out to BHS and TA to see if we could plant the trees or donate them to the schools for the kids to plant or to work together with the kids. We will keep you posted on our progress.
Regards,
Joe
 
 
 
Hi,
 
So I have written a couple pieces about our club’s Charitable Funds Committee. This week I thought I would give all of you a copy of our giving guidelines and a copy of the funds request form. Please take a look at the information. After all, it is your money we are giving away. We want to do it in the most efficient and fare way possible. Our two funds, the “regular” charitable fund and the Company B fund are controlled by the board. Each year the board determines how much money will be allocated to the charitable fund while our investment group Charter Oaks, handles our Company B fund. The Company B Fund has approximately $ 150,000.00. Our investment committee, yes -  we have one, works with Charter Oaks on a formula that allows for preservation of principal, inflationary cap / target, etc. and then any residual income comes to the committee for disbursement. Company B funds can only be designated for veteran associated requests.  
 
 
The clubs other giving includes over $21,000.00 for scholarships, Mary’s Walk, YMCA Camperships and so much more. We really do a lot of good in our local community not to mention the national and international stage. If you want any more information just drop me an email jmoreshe@psmp.com
 
 
Regards,
 
President-Elect Joe
 
 
 
Guiding Principles for
 Charitable, Company B & Matching Funds Distribution
Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club
 
Purpose Charitable Giving Fund:    Primary - Provide emergency needs of individuals.
 
Secondary - To provide emergency assistance to local, registered non-profit organizations with necessary repairs and/or upgrades.
 
Special Consideration Request - Must be relative to local events/issues with a broad base effect on the community-at-large.
 
Purpose Company B Fund:   Primary – To assist Active Service Men & Women or Veterans, including their widows and orphans in need. 
 
Secondary - To assist local families on an emergency basis for life-safety needs. 
 
Special Consideration Requests – To assist Veterans Organizations with scheduled events/issues.  Funding should remain within the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach communities.
 
Specific Matching Fund:   Intended use by the initial donor for heat, food and clothing to local families in need.   
 
Applicant Types:
  1. Individual – primarily to address basic (food, shelter, and heat) needs request including quality of life needs (i.e. home accessibility and activities of daily living).
 
  1. Organizations - primarily request to support charitable fundraising events and special projects.  Annual appeals for general operating expenses are generally not supported. Annual requestors for specific events are required to submit an application each year.
 
Guiding Principles: 
  1. Flexibility This document is merely a guide. The Committee must retain the flexibility to operate outside of this guide for extraordinary situations.
 
  1. Applications will be accepted from individuals and organizations with a presence in Saco, Biddeford, Dayton, Lyman, Arundel and Old Orchard Beach.   Application from outside of our service area may be considered (i.e. partnering with other Rotary Clubs within our District).
 
  1. Dollar cap for individual applicant awards will be up to $1000.00 at the discretion of the committee. This maximum amount or an amount in excess of the maximum will only be approved in extraordinary circumstances.
 
  1. Dollar cap for an organizational charitable special event will be up to $500.00 (typical awards range $100 - $300).  Recommendations for award amounts for special projects will be at the discretion of the committee but shall not exceed a total of $500.00 in any calendar year. 
 
Application to Decision Process:
 
Request form obtained from a Rotarian member to be completed by applicant (required) and submitted to any club member via regular mail or electronically.
 
  1. Committee or club member assigned by the Chairperson to vet application and solicit supplemental and clarifying information from applicant before bringing application to committee Chairperson for review.
 
  1. Refer applicant to www.211Maine.org for additional resources of assistance.
 
  1. Application and committee member report to be forwarded to full Committee once the Chairperson has given due notice to the committee members to review application for recommendations to the Board.  Preference is given to face-to-face committee meeting decisions.  If necessary, due to the nature of the request and/or time constraints, the Chairperson may call for electronic voting by the Committee. The Chairperson may also make a recommendation directly to the Board, while giving notice of such decision to the committee members simultaneously.
 
  1. The decision of the Board of Directors will then be conveyed to the applicant by the Chairperson or his/her committee member designee.
 
 
 
Draft 01.12.13 AG
Draft #2 1/14/13 PD
Draft #3 1/16/13 DL
Draft #4 1/17/13 KC
Draft #5 1/17/13 KR
Draft #6 1/25/13 Committee
 
 
 
 
 
So if you missed the meeting last week you missed our club in action. It just so happens that the Charitable Funds Committee had a request from the United Way. They were seeking $5000.00 to purchase and fill back packs with age appropriate school supplies. The little kids get colored pencils while the older kids get some digital stuff. The mission is to give kids backpacks so when they begin their school year they have most of the things they will need.
 
It just so happened that the program for the day was this guy from United Way. I think his name was Jayson- ask Bernice- she will know. There was a small turnout for the meeting and I had had the request for the United Way for a few weeks. We were done early; even with the program we were finished by 1:00 so I talked to Jackson and he allowed us to have a Charitable Fund Committee meeting with all members in attendance. I told Jason if he scooted we would discuss his request.
 
I figured at this point everybody heard the why’s what, where, etc. of his program. They will supply up to 1500 back packs to kids who probably would never get one. This is up from 500 packs just a few years ago. All of these kids are already starting school with a deficit. There is no means testing, the bags are handed out on the honor system. The Rochembeau Club was a drop off point for our local kids to get their packs. The distribution point has now moved closer to town because of the growth, lack of a bus / transportation for the kids, etc. .
 
If it has anything to do with kids it is a pretty easy sell. After Jason left we discussed the Charitable Fund Budget; we had $ $3253.50 left. We discussed the fact that the committee only has decision authority on $500.00 and any request larger then that has to go to the full board for a vote. We have twelve folks on the committee, Pierre Giroux and I are co-chairs. We had about 20 members at the lunch meeting.
 
The request was introduced to the club. I asked for a motion, got it and a second. I have to apologize I can’t remember if it was Bernice or Deb Burrows, CJ or Julie- everybody was pretty excited to get in on the action. Asked for more discussion, polled the group and we had a unanimous decision.  Sue G was there and wrote the check for $500.00 and gave it to Bernice to deliver to the United Way.
 
I must say it was nice to hear the request in person and then act as a group on whether we wanted to support it. We have $2753.50 left in our budget. For new members, if you want to know more about our charitable giving drop any of us a line. The application for requests is on the website. We would love to hear your input. If you want to be on the Charitable Funds Committee mailing list send me an email and I will add you. jmoreshe@psmp.com
 
 
Regards,
Joe
 
 
 
 

Due to the merger of Time Warner and Spectrum, the Rotary TV Auction will no longer occur. This new event will replace that joint fundraiser to continue to support your local communities. So, gather some friends, dress the decade and come enjoy the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s (one decade played each hour).

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6:30-10:30pm in the new Pepperell Mill Campus Event Room upstairs at 40 Main Street in Biddeford. There is plenty of parking in the York Street Lot and there will be a silent and live auction component. Hors d’ouevres will be donated by Blue Elephant Catering, a cash bar available, and music donated by DJ Webber.

Tickets are $25 each (plus online surcharge) or by contacting a Biddeford Saco or Saco Bay Rotarian.

 

 

Tickets by Eventbrite

 

 

#RotaryProm2018

 

 

 

 
Hi,
 
I wanted to write about the New England President Elect Training Seminar that I attended last week. So everybody, mostly past presidents, told me “good luck”, “don’t drink the cool aid” , etc. It was all said in good fun. Now that I am back- I am really glad I was asked to serve.
 
So, I had a really good time, participated in a half dozen workshops and hit a few hospitality suites at night. I spent some time with the Lepauloue brothers, Dave and Bob, president elects of the Saco Bay Club and the Sunset Club in OOB at Dunegrass. These guys are great, super funny and fully engaged with the idea of Rotary. I hope we do something with their clubs this year.
 
Did you know that we, the Biddeford Saco Rotary Club is one of the most “kick ass” clubs in New England. It was almost embarrassing to be so front and center. We were mentioned regularly whether it was Paul D and Roland G’s work on the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, the Red Ribbon Committee’s work, etc. I also got a lot of validation about our club vis a vis our succession planning, foundation giving, the amount we give back to our community, our outreach, our international projects, etc.
 
While there were some themes that were introduced at NEPETS, I did not necessarily agree with them. For example there was a lot of emphasis in getting millennials involved while myself and a number of fellow Rotarians think we should just get people involved and not infer a separation of folks, i.e., millennials, generation x-ers, snow birds, etc. To quote a famous King as in Rodney- “can’t we all just get along”. What I did find funny is that on two occasions Rotary was described as a bunch of “stodgy old white guys” and “pale, male and stale”. While I may be pale and male- I am not stale! However, I was surprised at the lack of diversity in a room full of 500 people especially whereas there were clubs from Maine to Connecticut.
 
I was blown away when I heard that there are still a few clubs that are men only. I think our club would suck and probably not be viable if it wasn’t for our Rotary sisters.
 
There is some great innovation going on with attendance policies, in meeting service projects, new looks for clubs promotional material, new fund raising ideas, more opportunities for socializing and increasing fellowship and comradery.
 
I am looking forward to presenting some of these ideas to the club so we can decide what direction we want to go. I am also looking forward to a great year serving as your steward of this great club. Go to any Rotary District event and you will see how other clubs view us- it is pretty good. I always try to hook my wagon to winners- Biddeford Saco Rotary Club is all of that and more!!
 
Regards,
Joe Moreshead
 
 
 
 
By Grant McPherson 
Staff Writer Courier

SOUTHERN MAINE – Local volunteers will participate in a national campaign next week to address 
substance use among young adults and encourage prevention at an early age. 

The BiddefordSaco Rotary Club will bring the Red Ribbon Campaign to Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard 
Beach schools for the third year in a row and to elementary age students for the first time. The Red Ribbon 
Campaign, which will run locally from Monday Oct. 23 to Tuesday, Oct. 31, was started in 1985 by the 
National Family Partnership in response to the murder of Drug Enforcement Agency member Enrique 
Camarena in Mexico. His 1985 death sparked communities in the U.S. to wear red ribbons as a symbol of 
the violence caused by the war on drugs. 

Karen Chasse, cochairman of the Red Ribbon Committee of BiddefordSaco Rotary Club, helped form the 
group with Jim Godbout three years ago. She said the club saw substance use as a problem in the 
community and one everyone ended up paying for. “We ultimately decided our mission was to encourage healthy and thriving behavior without the influence of 
illegal drugs and other misused substances,” Chasse said. This year Ryan Esbjerg of Flex Your Face, a Portland based organization focused on encouraging positivity 
among children, will hold an assembly at the high schools to talk about finding something in each day to 
smile about. Representatives from the Drug Enforcement Agency will also bring canine units to talk about 
substance use prevention. The emphasis with younger students will focus on developing healthy habits that 
they enjoy. “If kids get involved in something they’re passionate about they’re less likely to be derailed by drugs,” 
Chasse said. “If you’re finding those good, positive moments you tend to be more positive and not turn to 
drugs and alcohol.” 

Godbout said he wanted to form the Red Ribbon Committee because he’d seen too many people he knew 
fall victim to substance use. He said he watched children he coached in youth sports die in their early 20s 
and 30s from addiction. “I firmly believe we need a culture change,” Godbout said. “Substances are used and accepted on such a 
wide basis. Pain management is a big factor in the opioid crisis and we haven’t taught people how to do pain 
management properly. If you’re going to use substances there is a time and place.” 
 
The Rotary Club spent about $700 on three pairs of drunksimulation 
goggles, one each for Thornton Academy, Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach High Schools. There will also be a Tshirt 
design competition, the winner of which last year received a $500 cash prize. All three schools will also be able to compete in a 
national photo contest for a grand prize of $1,000 and an iPad. 

“We have the money to give back to make this happen thanks to large donations and a lot of different local 
businesses,” Chasse said. “Promoting healthy behavior will lead kids down the right path.” 
The Rotary Club itself doesn’t get involved in school activities but helps departments with funding and 
education resources. 

“It’s been a focus of mine to make sure we are able to maintain the education process and create success 
stories of students struggling with substance use,” Godbout said. 

The Rotary Club partners with Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition to provide information to school 
systems. The coalition is part of the University of New England and promotes healthy lifestyles throughout 
York County. Its Project Alliance advisory board was formed three years ago to address youth substance 
use in York County. The program’s new director, Laura Overton, took over the position in September and will 
work in the Biddeford Intermediate School to help students better understand the health implications of 
substance use.
 
“We use a module of having kids identify their values and goals as reasons to stay drug free,” Overton said. 
“It’s really important to teach kids there are risk factors they can’t change, such as their family’s behavior. 
We want to make sure people understand this is a health issue.” 
Overton said heart disease is an example used with young students to demonstrate how family history can 
play a role, but changes in behavior can mitigate risk factors. She said often students feel pressured into 
using substances because it’s perceived as normal. She wants to send children the message that there are 
other outlets for them. 
“They’re not alone if they don’t want to be using,” Overton said. “Lots of student groups, athletes and kids 
their own age are not using. What they see in the media or hear in their music might not be the norm. We’re 
not saying drugs are bad, those messages don’t work. One effective strategy is having them be as open as 
they want. We know kids are seeing it in homes and some data shows kids in intermediate school are using 
substances.” 

Marijuana legalization has been a challenge for Chasse and other rotary club members. She said children 
receive different messages depending on who their parents are and navigating those conversations can be 
difficult. The rotary club will continue to focus on providing resources for schools to help students and 
parents make decisions around what’s right for each student. 
“We want to be sensitive to each family,” Chasse said. “We’re not going to change everybody. But if we help 
one kid that’s more than nothing.” 

Contact Staff Writer Grant McPherson at news@inthecourier.com 
 
 
 
April 25...Heather MacLean and Kristen Lane
 
May 2
Bronwyn Barnett and Kathy Shea
 
May 9
Heather MacLean and Matt Simmons
 
May 16
Heather MacLean and Mark Nahorney
 
May 23
Matt Simmons and Heather MacLean
 
May 30
Linda Verville and Joe Moreshead
 
June 6
Don Pilon and ??
 
June 13
Heather MacLean, Don Pilon
 
June 20
Heather MacLean and Don Pilon
 
June 27
Heather MacLean and ??
 
 
 
President Brown has attached the 2017 Committees so please take a look to see what committees you are on.  Feel free to jump aboard other committees that you are not currently on to help out if you are interested in a certain committee.  The more help the better the committee does. 
 
 
 
 
 
Editor / Publisher
Jackson Brown
Officers
Jackson Brown, President
Lucie Kay, Past President
Bernice Wood, President Elect
Fausto Pifferrer
Sue Gajewski, Treasurer
Joe Morsehead, Assistant Treasurer
 
 
Board
Lucie Kay
Jim Godbout
Matt Simmonds
Jackson Brown
Peggy Bean
Bernice Wood
Elaine Palmitessa
Sue Gajewski
Joe Moreshead
Fausto Pifferrer
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Denis Elie
Assistants – Bill Kany & Sabine McElrath
 
$100 Raffle
Karen Chasse / Co-Chair
Sabine McElrath / Co-Chair
Earl Goodwin
Matt Simmons
Lucie Kay
 
Adopt a Family
Julie Villemiere / Co- Chair
Heather Gendron / Co-Chair
Laurie Jo Ready
Bernice Wood
Paulette Bonneau
Heather MacLean
Bronwyn Barnett
 CJ Dubois Cote
 
Alzheimer’s Walk
Do we want to continue doing this?  Lucie & Sue will not be able to help with this year.  Does anyone have any interest in taking the reins on this one?  I will announce at next week’s meeting as well.
 
Auction
Fausto Pifferrer
Karen Chasse
Ken Farley
Sue Gajewski
Bill Kany
Laurie Jo Ready
Julie Villemaire
Lucie Kay
Conrad Welzel
 
Awards
Bill Kany / Chair
Keith Jacques
Joe Moreshead
 
 
Beer Festival
Denis Elie / Co-Chair
Ken Farley / Co-Chair
Adam Parent
Heather MacLean
Paulette Bonneau
Mark Nahorney
 
Polio Plus Bingo
Julie Villemaire / Chair
Ray Demers
Rob Moody
Earl Goodwin
 
Charitable Fund & Company B (Disbursements)
Joe Morsehead / Co-Chair
Pierre Giroux / Co-Chair
Peggy Bean
Karen Chasse
Adam Parent
Nicole Carroll
James Godbout
Elaine Palmitessa
 
Community Service Projects
Sabine McElrath / Co-Chair
Joe Morsehead / Co-Chair
Sarah Curley
Matt Early
James Godbout
Carl Goodwin
Keith Jacques
Bill Kany
Jim McAllister
 
Company B Investment
Denis Elie / Co Chair
Mark Tuller / Co Chair
Kristin Lane
Matt Simmonds
Roland Gagne
 
Essay Contest
Brenda / Co-Chair
Elaine Palmitessa / Co-Chair
 
Fellowship
Sue Gajewski / Co-Chair
Lucie Kay / Co-Chair
Conrad Welzel
Matt Early
Andy Grief
Steve Morin
Elaine Palmitessa
Heather McLean
Matt Simmonds
 
Foundation
Brian Dallaire / Co-Chair
Matt Simmons / Co-Chair
Roland Gagne
Denis Elie
Bill Kany
Rob Moody
Steve Morin
Matt Early
 
Interact Club
Paulette Bonneau / Chair
Karen Chasse
Chris Indorf
Jeremy Ray
Fausto Pifferer
Jessica Holland
 
International Youth Exchange
Roland Gagne / Chair
Susan Gajewski
Jackson Brown
 
Invocation
James Audiffred
Joe Bassett
Joe Morsehead
 
Marketing
Sarah Brouillard / Chair
Sarah Curley
Brian Dallaire
Chris Indorf
Elaine Palmitessa
Mark Nahorney
 
Membership
Heather Gendron / Co-Chair
Bernice Wood / Co-Chair
Bill Kany
Nicole Carroll
Brenda Pollack
 
Stuff The Bus
Tammy Ackerman / Co-Chair
Sabine McElrath / Co-Chair
Jessica Holland
Randy Forcier
Steve Morin
Fausto Pifferer
Jeremy Ray
Lucie Kay
 
Past Presidents Day
Keith Jacques / Chair
Bill Kany
Roland Eon
Ken Farley
Frank Gooding
Mark Tuller
 
Past Presidents Scholarship Investment
Denis Elie / Co-Chair
Mark Tuller / Co-Chair
Randy Forcier
Matt Simmons
 
Programs
Conrad Wenzel / Chair
Brian Dallaire
C.J. Dubois-Cote
Matt Early
Josh Ellis
Sue Gajewski
Heather Gendron
Chris Indorf
Keith Jacques
Lucie Kay
Jeremy Ray
 
Red Ribbon Committee
Jim Godbout / Co-Chair
Karen Chasse / Co-Chair
Conrad Welzel
Bernice Wood
Don Pilon
Bill Kany
 
Registration
Heather MacLean / Co-Chair
Peggy Bean / Co-Chair
 
Roster / Website
Brian Dallaire / Chair
Bill Kany
 
Rotaract Club
Don Pilon / Chair
Fausto Pifferer
Mark Nahorney
Tammy Ackerman
 
Scholarship
Denis Elie / Chair
Rae Smith
Paulette Bonneau
Sara Brouillard
Joe Morsehead
Fausto Pifferrer
Karen Chasse
 
Tack
Nicole Carroll / Chair
Sarah Curley
Paulette Bonneau
Don Pilon
Sabine McElrath
Delilah Poupore
Heather Gendron
Chris Indorf
Adam Parent
Bill Kany
Linda Verville
 
Vocational
James Godbout / Co-Chair
Carl Goodwin / Co-Chair
Ray Demers
Denis Elie
Chris Indorf
Jeremy Ray
Jim McAllister
Steve Morin
Paulette Bonneau
 
Wine Tasting
Heather MacLean/ Co-Chair
Conrad Welzel / Co-Chair
CJ Dubois
Ken Farley
Randy Forcier
Heather Gendron
Chris Indorf
Paulette Bonneau
Mark Nahorney
 
World Community Service
Roland Gagne / Co-Chair
Rob Moody / Co-Chair
James Audiffred
Joe Bassett
Jeremy Ray
 
Youth Protection Officer
Ray Demers
 
 
Below is the final copy of the Mission - Vision Statement and Guiding Principles of the Red Ribbon Committee as primarily authored by Andy Grief.  We have also revised the Red Ribbon logo to address Rotary requirements.  I thought it was important to share this with all of you.
 
 
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Mission – Vision – Guiding Principles  
Red Ribbon Committee
Rotary Club of Biddeford-Saco
 
Mission Statement
The Red Ribbon Committee of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club exists to mobilize the community to encourage healthy and thriving behaviors without the influences of illegal drugs and other misused substances.
 
 
Vision Statement
As a result of the efforts of the Red Ribbon Committee, members of the Biddeford, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach communities will lead healthier lives free of the harmful influences of misused substances.
 
 
Guiding Principles
  • Rotary has the power to effect positive change through its leadership and resources.
  • Rotary believes in the necessity of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention efforts.
  • Rotary believes in the importance of information to effect positive change.
  • Rotary believes in the power of positive experiences to effect positive outcomes.
  • Rotary believes in the power of people sharing their personal stories to effect change.
  • Rotary believes in the power of caring mentoring relationships to empower people.
 
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Clynk

Total Raised:
$2,287.30

Containers CLYNKed:
41,724

 

Environmental Impact:

  • Energy: Saved enough energy to light 55.9 lightbulbs—24 hours a day—for a year.
  • Emissions: Saved the emissions equivalent of driving a car 10,571 miles.
  • Volume: Diverted enough containers to fill 402.9 lobster traps.

 Fill up those green bags.  If you need more bags and/or labels, just let Julie Villemaire know and she can hook you up…no charge!

Simple fill with returnables and drop off at any Hannaford.

Alternately, if you already have a CLYNK account of your own, you can designate you funds as a donation.  Hit the Donate button and search for Rotary and you'll find our account.

 

 
 
 
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