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Welcome-President Don
Pledge of Allegiance
Four Way Test-Jim Labelle
 
Introduction of Guests-Guest Speaker-Mayor Allan Casavant
 
Announcements; Fireside Chat on 6/8/21 at President Don’s house was well attended. Thank you to all the speakers: District Governor Peggy Belanger, Bill Kany, Sue Gajewski, Brian Dallaire, Jim Godbout & Roland Gagne.  Thank you to Haley Thompson for arranging with Thornton Academy the use of the table and chairs as well as pick-up and delivery. Conrad the grill master for cooking all the food.
 
 
 
Maple Syrup has arrived and is ready for pick-up at Roland Gagne’s office, 180 Pool Street in Biddeford. Please contact your customers to encourage them to stop by to pick up their syrup. The Maple Syrup Fundraiser netted the club $4,000.00. Thank you Roland. Great Job!
 
June 23rd is our clubs Awards Ceremony. Everyone should attend. You may be a recipient of an award. It will be at Run of the Mill. Meeting will begin at 12:15pm. Lunch will be available. Cost will be $13.00PP.
 
Brenda Pollock reported on the Essay Contest which will be zoomed on 6/9/21.
 
Conrad reported on the Raised bed garden project. All gardens have been installed. One recipient gave the club a $100.00 donation as a thank you for their garden. Mike Burman’s daughter did a video of the club members and the APEX volunteers installing the gardens. It was an exceptional video by Mike’s daughter showcasing everyone’s effort with this project.
 
 
 
Happy Dollars; Dr. Joe, Sad Dollars- recently lost his cat $16.00. $11.00 from Brian for 100% club participation to the Rotary Foundation. Conrad $1.00 3 weeks in a row with his grandchildren having lots of fun with them. $5.00 Mike Burman for Fireside Chat. $3.00 from Sue has 3 new goats. Bill Paterson $16.00 for the loss of Dr. Joe’s cat, $5.00 for Mrs. Maisel, $3.00 23rd B Day. No Fines.
 
Today’s speaker is the Mayor of the City of Biddeford, Mayor Allan Casavant.
Next week the speaker will be the Mayor of Saco, Mayor Bill Doyle.
Please attend.
Don Pilon editor
 
 
LOCATION & TIME CHANGE to the SCOOP EVENT!
 
VOLUNTEERS needed...arrive by 9:15 Filling starts at 10:00
Email or text me at 207-318-7330 to confirm 
 
 
SACO MAIN STREET is celebrating the 3 year anniversary of 
The Saco Scoop! 
To mark the occasion, we are building the largest  banana split in Maine.  It will be 120 feet long, breaking the current record of 60 feet, held by  the City of Portland. 
 
Maine's Longest Banana Split
Date: Sunday, June 20
Location: Post Office Park beside the SCOOP
Time: 10-12
We expect to start "loading the Banana Boats" at 10 am...
the volunteers will work fast and as soon as the last cherry is placed, the official measurement will be taken and then the individual banana split boats will be passed out to all!
 
This will be a great opportunity to get out in the community again....
we are excited to share this time ( and Ice cream) with you!!
 
Thank you, as always
Kathie Purdy
The following PP attended the luncheon at Run of the Mill:
 
Al Carignan 1973-74
Richard Reny and his wife Rachel 1079-80
Steve Fennell and his wife Cathy 1990-91
Mark Tuller 2000-01
Keith Jacques 2001-02
Paul Deschambault and his wife Carole 2004-05
Rollie Eon 2005-06
Denis Elie  2007-08
Frank Gooding 2009-10
Steve Morin 2009-10
Karen Chassse 2012-13
Roland Gagne 2013-14
Jackson Brown 2017-18
Joe Moreshead 2018-19
Fausto Pifferrer 2019-20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

May 27, 2021

Sixth grade students from Biddeford Middle School will help Biddeford-Saco Rotarians place flags at veterans graves at St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford on Friday, ahead of Memorial Day. In this 2019 photo, Rotarian Martin Grohman helps Biddeford Intermediate School fourth-grader Madison Colomb place a flag. Liz Gotthelf/Journal Tribune file photo

BIDDEFORD — Biddeford-Saco Rotary club President-elect Martin Grohman said the annual Rotary event which honors fallen veterans by placing flags on their graves will have a little extra help this year.

On Friday, May 28, between 8 and 10 a.m., club members will gather to place an American flag on the final resting places of veterans at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford, beginning at the West Street entrance.

“This year, the club will be joined by sixth-grade students from Biddeford Middle School who will learn firsthand, this event is a symbol of respect, a thank you, and a reminder of the price of war,” said Grohman. “Sometimes it is not the big or large things that we give to others that mean the most, but rather the small or the little things that linger long in our hearts and in our minds.”

Rotarians from the Biddeford-Saco Club will arrive at 8 a.m. and the first group of BMS students will arrive shortly after, organizers said. Each student will be taught how to properly place the flags at veterans’ graves and will be assigned an area within the large cemetery to place flags.

“There are many hundreds of veterans buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, going back generations,” Grohman said. “It is even more exceptional this year, to have the sixth-grade students from Biddeford join us for this very important mission.”

The event precedes annual Memorial Day services in Biddeford and Saco. This year’s event, which is open to the public, takes place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at Mechanics Park, at the intersection of Main and Water streets in Biddeford

Don Pilon, Prescient presiding
 
Pledge - Don
Prayer - Joe Bassett
4 Way Test - Marty
 
Guests:
Jim Labelle introduced Jess Knowlton of Key Bank
 
Announcements:
Don - The board has voted to use $5k of Company B funds to support Honor Flight Maine with their September veterans  flight to Washington DC. The check will be presented Friday at the Memorial Day flag placement at St, Joseph's Cemetery.
 
Don - June 23rd at Run of the Mill will be our Awards Ceremony - more info to come.
June 8th - New Member Fireside Chat at Don's house
June 2nd - Past President's meeting - Live & Zoom at Run of the Mill. Brian will send out invites - we need a count. Dan Reed has offered to video record  the meeting. Keith will be the master of ceremonies.
 
Marty - Memorial Day flag placement at St. Joseph's Cemetery - arrive at 8 am. Biddeford middle school students will be assisting. Plenty of flags. Sign up is going out.
 
Heather - Scholarship award letters have gone out. Awards will be given at the respective awards events.
 
Conrad - 2 days of raised garden delivery and set-up have gone well. Aex students have been great. There are 3 more beds to deliver. Ken has been coordinating.
 
Sergeant at Arms - the Honorable Joe Moreshead
This is Joe's last meeting as Sergeant at Arms and he is concerned for the children as we are $250 short of our/his budget. In addition, folks are not sending their fines to the treasurer in a timely fashion. We need the money for the children...
Biddeford Saco Rotary
PO Box 298
Saco, Me  04072
 
or
 
 
Bill Patterson - $10 - for the children
 
Dr. Joe - $10 - the dock is in!
 
Melissa - ?$ - youngest child's graduation
 
Conrad - $10 - daughter born on this day
 
Don - $10 - for the board giving $ to Honor Flight Maine
 
Jim LaBelle - $10 - Happy Jess can join us
 
Karen - $10 - purchased a kayak, met a financial advisor and attending a Chamber event tomorrow.
 
Marty - $5 - in celebration of his wife's birthday...I will help keep Marty out of the dog house by not reporting that he gave her age.
 
Dan - Thank you all for Happy Dollars!
 
Guest Speaker
 
Conrad Letellier Bidderford Vietnam Vets President
Presenting on what they do to assist Vietnam era vets.
They conduct a fuel assistance program
Every Saturday they provide a full meal for a very reasonable price for vets.
Open Memorial day with a free meal for vets.
Assist vets in finding resources and benefits.
They are a phone call away for help.
They are the only Vietnam Vets organization left in the state.
Still supporting the MIA mission.
 
The club thanks Conrad and his organization for the work they do.
 
Final remarks and information:
 
Brian - Maple syrup will be delivered soon...pick-up at Roland's office.
Joe asked if he was still shipping out from his business?
 
Brian - Foundation contribution to be sent out soon to RI.
 
Conrad - Covid meeting to follow
 
Meeting adjourned at 1:04 pm
 
 
 
 
It is our Charter celebration meeting This week - 27th May - via Zoom of course, and we thought perhaps you might like to drop in? Your club’s was one of the first letters of congratulation we received, 95 years ago! I know it’s a bit early for you, though...😊
We have a speaker, Nahla Summers, who will talk about being happy and positive,I think.
The link is below - it’s always the same, by the way, which is useful.
“See” you soon.
YiR 
Jill
 
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 694 543 6937
PASSWORD: 1175 
 
The annual Past-Presidents Luncheon will be held in-person at Run of the Mill  on June 2 at 12:15PM.  22 Members have signed up to attend.
 
So plan to join us at Run of the Mill for lunch on the patio.
 
We will also have the meeting available via Zoom.
 
Hope to see you all there!
 
 
 
WELCOME-PRESIDENT DON
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE-DON
PRAYER- JOE BASSETT
4 WAY TEST-HALEY
 
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS-NONE (DELAYED INTRODUCING OUR SPEAKERS UNTIL THEIR PRESENTATION)
 
ANNOUNCEMENT-CONRAD AND KEN FARLEY ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM THE MEMBERS ABOUT THE RAISED BED GARDENS TO BE INSTALLED TODAY. THE 3 RAISED BED GARDEN INSTALLATIONS ARE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS; 167 CLEAVES STREET IN BIDDEFORD. 1 FORTUNES ROCKS BEACH ROAD IN BIDDEFORD (DONATION TO THE DYER LIBRARY/SACO MUSEUM FESTIVAL OF TREES ONLINE AUCTION IN DECEMBER 2020), 20 FOX FARM ROAD IN BIDDEFORD. PLENTY OF ROTARIANS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM APEX WERE ON HAND TO INSTALL ALL THREE RAISED BED GARDENS. A GOOD START TO A GOOD PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF OUR COMMUNITIES.
 
MARTY REMINDED EVERYONE TO GATHER AT SAINT JOSEPH’S CEMETERY MAY 28TH FROM 8:00-10:00AM TO PLACE AMERCIAN FLAGS ON THE GRAVESITES OF OUR VETERAN’S. THE CEMETERY IS ON THE CORNER OF WEST STREET AND GRANITE STREET NEXT TO RAY’S MARKET. PLEASE PARK ON MARION AVE., OFF OF WEST STREET AND WALK INTO THE CEMETERY.
 
NEW MEMBERS’ FIRESIDE CHAT JUNE 8TH FROM 6:00PM TO 8:00PM AT PRESIDENT DON’S HOUSE AT, 16 GLENHAVEN CIRCLE WEST IN SACO. (FERRY ROAD ONTO GLENHAVEN CIRCLE BEAR TO THE RIGHT). LOOK FOR THE BLUE & YELLOW BALLOONS ON THE RIGHT. WE INVITE ALL NEW MEMBERS TO ATTEND FOR FELLOWSHIP AND LISTEN TO BILL KANY TALK ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE BIDDEFORD SACO ROTARY CLUB. OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR PEGGY BELANGER EXPLAIN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISTRICT 7780 AND ROTARY INERNATIONAL. ROLAND GAGNE WILL DISCUSS HOW HE BECAME INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR HIS FIRST INTERNATIONAL ROTARY GRANT AND JIM GODBOUT WILL DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS. DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE AND A SALAD OR DESSERT. PLEASE RSVP BRIAN BY JUNE 4TH .
 
 
HAPPY DOLLARS
 
BRIAN DALLAIRE MADE IT BACK FROM FLORIDA WITHOUT RUNNING OUT OF GAS. FOUND GAS ALL THE WAY HOME $1.00. DR. JOE HAPPY TO BE WITH HIS SISTER WHO CELEBRATED HER BIRTHDAY AT AGE 92. CONRAD $5.00. Mike BURMAN $5.00 UNE GRADUATION WAS SUCCESSFUL AND OVER. BILL KANY HAS A NEW CAMERA AT THE BANK (WE CAN SEE HIM CLEARLY NOW) $5.00. KEITH $1.00 FOR T-SHIRTS. JOE BASSETT SPECIAL FAVORITE GRANDDAUTHER GRADUATED FROM MANHATTEN COLLEGE RECENTLY.
 
                                                                 
 
FINES
 
MIKE BURMAN A DOLLAR FOR NO GUEST INTRODUCTIONS. HALEY AND BRIAN A DOLLAR EACH. JESS A DOLLAR FOR NO PERSONAL EMAIL OTHER THAN THE ENGINE EMAIL ACCOUNT. BRENDA $5.00 CANADIAN/MACHINE? MARTY GROHMAN NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT HIMSELF IN THE PAPER. CONRAD AND KEN FOR THE CONFUSION OVER WHEN AND WHERE WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE GARDEN PARTY RAISED BEDS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. $2.00/EACH. IN SPITE OF THE CONFUSION A GREAT START AND CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS WORKED ON THIS PROJECT. THANK YOU ALL!
 
 
Speakers were from Saco STEAM: Dr. Mike Burman (club member), Tony Palleschi and Christina Michaud.
 
About Saco STEAM
 
The Saco Alliance for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (Saco STEAM) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation designed to support K-8 education in Saco, Maine.  
 
It was founded when a small group of parents and other interested Saco residents started noticing each other repeatedly at school board and city council budget meetings.  As we realized that Saco Schools lacked the strong public advocacy foundation seen in our neighboring communities, informal conversations become formal meetings. We went full speed ahead and SacoSTEAM was born.  
With a passion for supporting our kids and their teachers, Saco STEAM has a three part mission.  
  • First, we want to serve as public advocates for educational resources in Saco.  This is why you’ll see us in front of the School Board and City Council at budget time.  You’ll also see our letters to the editor and other forms of advocacy.
  • Second, we want to raise educational standards and practices (outcomes) in Saco.  We believe K-8 education in Saco can, and should, be among the best in Maine. We want our students well-prepared for Thornton Academy and to thrive as future leaders and citizens.  
  • Third, we want to build connections between the educational community and the rest of Saco.  A healthy community requires healthy schools. We believe that education works best when it meets community needs.  We also know that community engagement with the amazing things our kids and teachers are doing is key for building support for our schools.  
Our primary activity is distributing grants to fund teacher-initiated projects.  Sometimes the school budget just isn’t enough. A teacher may have an initiative that just doesn’t fit into the normal system.  Innovative, small scale or high-risk projects can sometimes fall through the cracks. This is where we step in. Raising funds from the community, we will fund small to medium sized teacher-initiated projects that are likely to have an impact on STEAM education in Saco K-8 schools.  
 
 
Adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Don Pilon, Editor
Don Pilon, presiding
 
4 Way Test - Don
 
Pledge of Allegiance - Conrad
 
Prayer - Marty
 
Guest; Jeannie Jackson, NYC Rotary Member visiting
 
Announcements:
 
Don - Fireside Chat - All about Rotary, local, national and international - with new Members on 6/8 at Don's house. Presentation by Roland. Cookout & byob
 
Marty - Memorial Day flags at St. Joseph cemetery, Friday May 28th from 8 - 10am.
The envy will open with a presentation and a photo. Two middle school classes will join us.
Rain or shine event. Evite sign-up will be sent out.
Brian's question about one flag per grave site...Yes one flag. Brian noted his family plot has 8 vets buried there.
 
Don - speaking with Honor Flight Maine about a check presentation on 5/28 with TV6 present. HFM is looking to do a flight in September.
 
Brian - Foundation news - our club is at 100% contribution!
 
Ken - Raised bed project news . Good response from volunteers. They will need to bring rakes and shovels for delivery. There will be 2 & 1/2 yds of loam for each bed. Delivery is on 19th and 21st, Ken will have a dump truck to use . The 3rd date no dump truck - looking for ideas?
Wood is precut and delivered are seeds and starter plants. Volunteers will :
1. assemble the beds
2. line the beds with paper
3. load loam
45 - 60 minutes per delivery. Apex members will participate.
 
Bill Kany - Awards report. Deadline is Monday.
Private Sector
Public Sector
Humanitarian
Vocational
Many good nominations received
 
Heather Gendron - Scholarship update. Committee met and selections were made from each school. They will find out at their school awards assembly.
 
Conrad -- Covid Committee - meeting after this meeting.
Saco Food Pantry sign up is out, please consider.
 
 
Sergeant at Arms - the esteemed Joe Morshead
 
Welcomed and issued a warning to Jeannie Jackson. She gets a pass today but if she attends again she will certainly be welcomed but Joe will fine her. Joe is removed from consideration for a Rotary Humanitarian award. 
 
Happy Dollars:
 
Joe - $5 - Son Evan started an adventure race in Oregon.
 
Conrad - $5 - new dishwasher arriving hopefully today
 
Dr. Joe - $5 - 100% participation in the Foundation
 
Brian - $5 - asking the club to pray for Brian to get gas to drive back to Maine
 
Karen Chase - $10 - First vacation in yeats
Wedding of daughter
sold her house to her daughter
I moved in with my boyfriend
In the new house all appliances need to be fixed.
 
Don - $ 5 - Foundation contributions
 
Roland - $5 - Members of the Jordanian club are planning a trip in July to see us.
 
Jeannie - $5 - NYC club does Happy Dollars and sends it to a local not for profit. Happy she Googled local Rotary and found us
 
*Venmo was mentioned for donations - send to -  treasurer-bsrc
 
Cheri - $10 - saw parents in CA. Stopped in Ithaca NY to see my daughter. Went to her  first native american casino.
 
Mark - $5 - City Theater is reopening in July and will have a full 21-22 season
 
Announcement - June 2nd meeting will be Past President meeting - IN PERSON - on the deck at Run of the Mill.
 
Fines:
 
Cheri- $1
Fausto - $1
Marty - $1 - for the amount of $$ as Sergeant of Arms last week!
Heater - $2 - Scholarship committee could have met in person
CJ - $1 - use of false Zoom background
 
Guest Speaker :
Jess Muise Executive Director of ENGINE
Shared powerpoint presentation
 
Jess asked us to remember a time you have been inspired by art in your community. Write the occasion down on paper.
Don - City Theater
Marty - building mural
Brian - Saco museum large mural
Conrad - La Kermesse
Don - BHS and Thronton jazz bands
 
ENGINE does:
Community development
arts education
provides workspace for artists
collaborates in sponsoring events
Art Walk sponsor
Public art display guidelines
IGNITE - turn your ideas into reality
Compass Project - boat building 
Maker Faire
 
$1 investment in the arts returns $8 to the local community in spending
 
Riverjam and Fringefest will return in some form this August
 
ENGINE is located at 161 Main Street - Gallery will be open in June.
 
Don asked what is new with the marble Block building. Jess reported that it is under contract with a buyer...soon they will know what the building might be and if renovated will be a phased approach.
 
Meeting was adjourned at 1:20 pm
 
 
Don Pilon, President presiding
meeting began at 12:15 pm
 
4 Way Test - Marty
Pledge - Don
Prayer - Conrad
 
Guests - none
 
Announcements:
 
Mike Burman -  UNE Interact has been busy...classes are over but the club has been thankful for our support. They did the greeting cards for Maine VA, volunteered at the vaccine clinic in Biddeford and they are working on their charter with the Rotary District Governor.
 
Marty - at the FEMA vaccine clinic in Biddeford (BHS) the club had over 8 members involved taking various shifts. Paulette reported that it was a very productive time for the community and club.
 
Mike - he was there for the 1000th shot of J&J. FEMA members were from all over the US.
 
Don - Club data - 7 new members....4 resigned...net of 3 new members
59 active club members
Don is going to have a fireside chat with the new members in June at his house - TBD
 
Marty - Flags at St Joseph's cemetery for Memorial Day on May 28th at 8:30 am. Club info and sign-up to come. There will be student participation this year and it will rain or shine.
 
Heather Gendron - Only 5 applications for scholarships.
 
Conrad - Raised beds to be placed at 10 locations in May - help will be requested.
 
 
Sergeant at Arms - Marty - filling in for Joe
 
Marty - $5 - for Randy's article about the club
$5 - for all of Carl Goodman's help at the Westbrook skating pond.
 
Matt Tulley - $5 - for being vaccinated
 
Dr. Joe - $5 - great call with grandson
 
Conrad - $5 - spend nights at hotels with his wife
 
Jess - $5 - happy to here
 
Jen - $5 - for sitting in her car and listening to all the things Marty does
 
Bill Paterson - $5 - family birthdays and Cinco de Mayo
 
Randy  - $5 - celebrate the return of his newspaper column in Saco Bay News
 
Jim LaBelle - $5 - More Chamber Activities coming...bike ride today starting from behind TA @5:15 pm
 
Don Pilon - $5 - for Randy stepping up as a new member
 
Brian - $5 - on the island of St. John and being rested
 
Melissa - $5 - new staff started at Apex
 
Keith - $5 - not happy - "I'm a lawyer."  But happy about club activities.
 
Bill Kany - $5 - father would have been 90 - happy and sad.
 
Guest Speaker:  Kate Colby, epidemiologist to speak about ticks
Mt Holyoke grad
Emory U - global health degree
 
Worked at US CDC
 
Powerpoint presentation on Tick borne diseases in Maine 2021
 
14 different tick species found in Maine in spring to fall and they are moving north/east through Maine
 
Cautioned to do tick checks every day - use products to repeal and/or kill ticks - she reviewed how to remove ticks.
 
Careful ticks are not falling off in your house
 
For more information go to Maine CDC of UM cooperative extension
 
The powerpoint was shared with club members via e-mail.
 
Meeting adjourned at 1:12 pm
 
As you may have heard, our club has partnered with Apex Youth Connection and Biddeford Community Gardens to grant garden boxes (including all necessary supplies to grow a great garden) to 10 recipients in the Biddeford/Saco/Dayton areas.  We have selected the 10 recipients and are now in the process of planning their delivery. 
 
We will need volunteers from the club to help in the delivery assembly of the garden boxes.  We have picked three days to complete the deliveries where we will attempt to deliver 3-4 boxes each day:
 
1.  Wednesday, May 19th starting at 3 pm until approximately 6 pm
2.  Saturday, May 22nd starting at 9 am until approximately 12 pm
3.  Wednesday, May 26th starting at 3 pm until approximately 6 pm
 
Please respond to me at kenfarley74@gmail.com and let me know which days you are able to help out. 
 
Remember, many hands make light work and this is a Rotary Club not a Country Club.  Get involved!!!
 
Thanks a lot and I look forward to working next to you on this fun and healthy project.
 
Regards,
Ken Farley
Don Pilon presiding
 
Pledge of Allegiance - Don Pilon
 
4 Way Test - Bill Patterson
 
Prayer - Jen Fullmer
 
Guests - none
 
Announcements:
 
Mike Burman - UNE Interact volunteered at the Covid vaccination site. Last week the club met with the Bideford UK club
 
Heather Gendron - Scholarship update...
getting the application out but so far only 4 submissions - very low. Wondering if the lower amount per grant is the problem - wne from $4k to $1K.
Don asked if we need to redo our process. Also the possible effect of remote learning. Place applications online and allow online submission?
Mark mentioned contacting area colleges financial aid offices, they are always alerting students to p[ossible aid. Also mentioned the change on amounts given the price of attending college.
Dan offered the idea of video submissions.
Roland said if we open applications to kenyan students? Don will discuss with the board.
 
Roland Gagne - Maple Syrup Sale reaped over $11k (estimate) - way above expectations.
 
Conrad Wetzel - Covid meeting today
Raised garden beds - 9 -10 families to get beds.
Food pantry sign up - tbd
 
Bill Patterson - Ocean Park Org. needs masks
 
New Member Induction - Don with Cheri Sullivan..sponsored by Bill Patterson
 
Sergeant at Arms:  Joe Morshead
 
Don was fined $? from promoting the use of paper which has been known to kill trees.
 
Happy Dollars:
 
Joe - $5 - went to his bank and made a deposit of $89 million - didn't have $89m blames the bank for the error.
 
Dr. Joe - $5 - cut a meeting and outside robins are nesting.
 
Bill - $5 - Welcome Cheri
$5 - Sheriff King to speak
 
Heather McClain - former member Ellen Ford gave $5 to the club
 
Conrad - $10 - for a lunch with 2 clollege buddies
 
Jess - $5 - brother had surgery
 
Julie - Cold hear her?? Wrote later - $20 for honest bank customers (Joe?)
 
Dan - $5 - 91 year old grandma had surgery
 
FINES:
 
Marty - to be fined every week until he becomes president.
 
Conrad - no excuse for no sign up sheet
 
Roland - syrupy smile?
 
Jen - for having a prayer ready
 
Jess - new member
 
Cherie - new member
 
Mark - for supporting education
 
 
Guest Speaker - Sheriff Bill King
Introduced by Bill Patterson
 
Sheriff since 2014
 
Powerpoint presentation
Last August the county jail experienced a significant covid outbreak.
Since then they have become the model on how to manage a jail outbreak.
Mitigation measures still in place.
Spoke quite a bit about the difficulty in the  recruitment of officers.
Drug trafficking is still a problem in York county. Only jailing serious offerners - diverting minor offences.
Covid has been a major contribution to overdoses - isolation during the pandemic.
 
Cornad asked how Rotary can help...Sheriff mentioned the possible building of a walking tail - he will be in touch.
 
Mike Burman asked about the $40 mil coming to the county from Covid funds.
 
Joe asked questions regarding hiring - marijuanna use - case by case ...High school diploma - yes...how long at the academy? 5 weeks...
 
 
Joe adjourned the meeting - cause Don left early - @1:17pm
 
Don Pilon President, presiding (noted:  term ends June 30th)
Zoom meeting comes to order at 12:15 pm
 
Pledge of Allegiance - on Pilon
4 Way Test - Brenda Pollock
Prayer - Bill Patterson
 
Guests: None
The new member Jessica Muise was sponsored by Roland Gagne. Jessica is the Executive Director of Engine.
 
 
Announcements:
 
Marty - Earth Day is tomorrow and we will not have any organized thing to do but maybe something in future years. Rotary is focused on sustainability.
 
Marty - Volunteer day at Westbrook Skating Pond this Saturday.
 
Also cemetery flags for Memorial Day will be done again this year. There may be an expansion of the places. Day and time to be announced.
 
Conrad - Covid committee is meeting after and had met last week.
 
Saco Food Pantry is seeking volunteers - Jen Fullmer, who volunteers there, added information about the possible tasks and times.Sign-up sheet will be sent. She said they need help from folks on a consistent basis for tasks that most can find easy to do.
 
Garden Committee, Ken Farley reports that 10 raised garden boxes, 3' x 8' , have been made. Seed list done and loam secured - thanks to Rob Moody. The approach is - pre build the boxes, deliver to site then loam and seeds on another day. 
Ken will send out information and a volunteer sign-up sheet.
 
 
Don Pilon then presided over the induction of new member Jessica Muise, sponsored by Brenda Pollock.
 
 
Sergeant at Arms: the esteemed Joe Morshead...
Joe noted that though close to the budgeted amount he is to raise, we aren't there yet. He said that just $42 dollars a week, until the end of June, is all he has to raise to meet the budget for the club and the children.
 
Brenda - stepped right up and offered the $42 for time spent with her grandson. Also for the volunteer work of her granddaughter, Madison. Madison created the Brave Bees .org to raise support and money for the New England Shriners Hospital. She invited us to visit the website.
 
Brian - $2 - for the 2 newly inducted members - and that these new members significantly lowered the average age of our club. Which Brian said was a good thing.
 
Jill Eddie - will give us some amount $$ when she visits us in the colonies for being able to make a hairdresser appointment.
 
Dan Reed - ?$ - cause he was vaccinated!
 
Bill Paterson - $10 - for all the folks doing Zoom meetings
 
Brian Dallaire - $10 - for 2nd vaccination and heading off to the Virgin Islands.
 
Dr. Joe - $5 - grand daughter's wedding in September and Peggy is at the Zoom meeting!
 
Marty - $10 - the Biddeord solid waste committee has 2 new members.
 
Conrad - ?$ - time with grandchildren
 
Mark - $5 - just got back from visiting the daughter at UNC Med school and for the vaccine 2nd dose +14 days
 
Jen - $10 - just to join in the fun of giving!
 
Randy - $20 - Yeah new members!
 
Guest Speaker - Conrad introduces Lori Gosselin speaking on Creating Community
 
Powerpoint presentation on the basics of community building.
Made special mention of building community within the workplace.
Noted the importance of building not only physical communities but emotional ones as well.
Shared the 7 characteristics of community...
Outcomes of community building are always relationship building! It makes everyone part of "us."
 
Q&A
Bill noted the Robert Putnam  book, Bowling Alone - Lori recommended his later one - the followup to Bowling Alone.
Conrad noted that Rotary is a solid community...
Brenda mentioned her granddaughter's work in Brave Bees .org in building a community.
 
Don adjourned the meeting at 1:13 pm
 

 
Meeting Opened: 12:15 PM
Pledge:  Vice-President Marty Grohman.
4 Way Test: Jim Labelle
Invocation:  Joe Mooreshead led the invocation with a YouTube video.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Earth Day – on April 22nd and Rotaract would love to participate but they don’t have any specific plans.  Discussion was on cleaning Clifford Park, planting a tree, and collecting cans.  Marty mentioned all members could enter into a Green Pledge Agreement which Melissa supported.  Marty will look further into this.
 
  • Veteran’s Flags - at St. Joseph Cemetery Friday May 28th from 9:00 AM to 11 AM.  Brenda mentioned she would like to make sure we have enough flags since we ran short last year.
 
  • New Members – Second posting for the following two new potential Rotarians: Jessica Muise, Executive Director of Engine sponsored by Roland Gagne and Cheri Sullivan of CHCC at UNE sponsored by Bill Patterson.
 
  • Fireside Chat – Don will sponsor a fireside chat for all new members in June at his house.
 
  • Maple Syrup Fundraiser – Brian Dallaire announced we have made over $5,000 for this fundraiser.  Good job everyone.
 
  • CLYNK Bags – Roland explained how this fundraiser support the educational tuition for Antoinette & Judith who attend a school in Kenya.  The cost is about 112,000 shillings which is a little over $1,000.  Contributions are very meaningful and will allow the girls to continue their education.  Roland has graciously been paying out of his own pocket when we don’t raise enough money for this cause.  Don has bags and Heather has bags at her store.  Bill mentioned neighbors are willing to take bags as well.
 
  • Foundations Invoice – please pay within the next two weeks.  Send Sue an email if you’re not sure if you have given yet or Brian suggested logging into Rotary International.  The goal is to get to 100% participation with preferably at least a $25 donation.
 
  • COVID-19 Committee – The community has been moving forward with their gardens.  There will be a COVID-19 Committee meeting after this meeting.
 
Sargent at Arms Joe Mooreshead
HAPPY DOLLARS:
  • Bill P.’s $5 happy for the great weather at his son’s wedding.
  • Dr. Joe’s $5 happy for his cat attending the meeting, for finishing his reading for the reading retreat, and for having the cleanest everything; house, deck, boots, etc. because his wife is using their new power washer.
  • Conrad’s happy his grandchildren, his daughter, and her husband are visiting.
  • Jen’s happy Joes YouTube invocation video ended.
  • Don’s happy it’s sunny day to play golf.
  • Melissa’s happy there are little buds on the trees.
  • Randy ‘s happy he had a new bed delivered yesterday after waiting two months.
  • Brian D.’s happy it was Joe’s birthday yesterday.
  • Matt’s happy he received his first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination this week.
FINES:
  • Conrad & Don are fined for besmirching Morgan Stoner’s name for his Maple Syrup.
  • Marty is fined for blowing the meeting at the beginning.
  • Don suggested Joe be fined a dollar for his birthday
  • Brian D. is fined because he needs to go to audio video school so he can learn to put up videos on time.
Meeting adjourned 1:16PM
 
 
 
OZ Museum
 
GUEST SPEAKER:
Mary Glasglow
Curator of the OZ Museum in Wamego, KA
 
This is the only OZ museum in the U.S., and she believes in the world which was created because of the wildly popular movie “The Wizard of OZ.”.
 
The Wizard of OZ movie was loosely based on L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of OZ.  This was first book of a series of that grew to 40 books.  And now the series has grown to 80 books.
 
L. Frank Baum traveled often to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.  When he returned, he would tell a fairy tale to his children every night.  His inspirations for the story came from his visits to the World Fair and the questions his children would ask.  This is how Emerald City was born.
 
In 1893, J.C. Rogers came from Spring Hill to Wamego.  He was an entrepreneur and established the first national bank in Wamego.  He too visited the Chicago World’s Fair and wanted to recreate a first-class music hall in his hometown.  So, he built the Columbian Theatre.
 
These two attractions, the OZ Museum and the Columbian Theatre draw 40,000 visitors annually from around the world.  Many visit in costumes and consider themselves OZies.  And many local businesses such as the OZ Winery have developed because Wamego has become a tourist town.
 
In May of 1970, MGM studios auctioned many of the props and wardrobe.  Some items were junked.  Screen tests, film outtakes, and songs ended up in the Pacific Ocean.  Other items were tossed into the studio trash.  A lot of history was lost, but the items that could be salvaged can be viewed at the Museum.
 
Brenda Pollock’s son is a movie producer and she shared with us when her son attended college, the students had to list their favorite movie, and more than half the students listed The Wizard of Oz.
 
The original cast of the little Munchkins have visited the museum as special guests.  The last munchkin, the Lollipop Boy, passed in May 2019 at age 98.
 
Their annual OZtoberFEST is held on the first weekend of October.  Highway 99 is closed for 3 blocks for this 2-day street festival of music, hot air balloon rides, Yellow Brick Road Bike Ride, and much more.  People come in costume as far as Australia to celebrate.
 
There is an annual firework display name “Over the Rainbow.”  And the most popular attraction may be the full-size Glenda the Good Witch, as well as, the Wicked Witch of the West.
 
If you are ever in the area, Mary would be happy to show you around.
 
Here is a video link  they can watch it at their leisure to get an overview of what is in the museum, after the presentation today.
 
Go to ozmuseum.com.  Click on Visit, then About to access the latest virtual tour video.  We are on facebook as well, with our monthly video blogs by OZ Historian John Fricke.  Check it out!  
 
GUIDELINES FOR BIDDEFORD - SACO ROTARY CLUB
PAST PRESIDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
 
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club awards a Scholarship of $1,000.00 for either a four (4)-year or two (2)-year degree to a Senior graduating from Biddeford High School, the Regional Center of Technology, Thornton Academy and from Old Orchard Beach High School who is planning to continue his/her technical or academic education at an accredited certificate or degree granting, post-secondary school and who is not an immediate family member of a Biddeford-Saco or Saco Bay Rotarian.
 
SELECTION PROCESS
 
An Application form shall be completed by the candidate and submitted to his/her guidance department no later than Friday, APRIL 17th, 2021.  All applications will be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by all Guidance Departments by Monday, April 27th, at 3:00 p.m.
 
The Scholarship Committee will select three seniors from each school and notify the Guidance Offices of their identity by FRIDAY, MAY 3rd, 2021.  The final selection will be by personal interviews of the three Finalists done by Members of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club's Scholarship Committee.
 
The Guidance Offices will be notified of the specific day and time for each Finalist to be interviewed, which will be either Tuesday, May 11th at 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, May 12th at 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.  *Please note these interviews due to COVID-19 may need to be conducted via Zoom or Skype.  If we meet in person, the personal interviews for two schools will be held in the Conference Room of Bangor Savings Bank, located at 270 Main St. in Saco.
 
The Guidance Offices will be notified of the Scholarship Recipient by Friday, May 21st, 2021.
 
SELECTION CRITERIA
 
The Candidates will be selected based upon:
 
1.       Community activity and involvement;
2.       Academic Standing;
3.       Interview rating; and
4.       FINANCIAL NEED - a photocopy of EFC Determination should accompany              the application, providing the “Estimated Family Contribution” (EFC).
 
CONDITION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
 
The Scholarship Recipient shall furnish a transcript or other proof of successful completion of the first semester of post-secondary education for each year. That documentation should be mailed to:  ATTN: Sue Gajewski, Treasurer – Biddeford Saco Rotary Club, P.O. Box 298, Saco, ME  04072.   A check for the $1,000.00 scholarship awarded will then be forwarded directly to the Student at his/her home address for payment toward the Student’s second semester.
 
These same Guidelines also apply for the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club Scholarship of $1,000.00 to a student who attends York County Community College as a full-time student the fall semester of 2021.
 
 
 

President Don Pilon led us in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the 4-way test somewhat led by Heather Gendron.  Joe Bassett led us in the invocation and Vice President Marty Grohman was muted so we had no guests to announce.

 

Dates to Know/Announcements:

·        Rotaract: Mike Burman noted they do not have any plans for Earth Day – Thursday, April 22nd and we would like to participate in anything Rotaract may have planned.

·        CLYNK Bags – Help support the children attending the school in Kenya.  Let Don know if you need any bags.

·        New Members - First Posting for the following two new potential Rotarians: Jessica Muise, Executive Director of Engine, sponsored by Roland Gagne and CHCC by Bill Patterson.

·        Scholarships – Heather Gendron gave an overview of the Scholarship Program to area high schools. She gave a shout out to Paulette Bonneau for already getting the information to the school counselors ahead of schedule.

·        Maple Syrup Fundraiser – Roland Gagne reported we had sales over $11,000 (22% OVER GOAL!). The Gold Medal goes to Bill Patterson with sales of $1401 raised and Fausto at $1,388 and Joe at 1332.  Profit margin is about 47% so we generated over $5,000 net to the club.  Participation was 33 members with 141 purchases.

·        Essay Contest – Mark your calendar for this year’s event which will be held on June 9 at 6pm.

 

Conrad was the featured sub for SAA Joe Moreshead

Happy Dollars:

·        Bill P.– 10 happy dollars his son is getting married this Saturday.

·        Marty – He has the official district flag to hang if we ever back to in-person meetings.

·        Don – Congratulated Roland and a great job by everyone on the Maple Fundraiser.

·        Morgan – 5 happy dollars for the spring weather and being beautiful outside.

Fines:

·        Everyone who has not given a Happy Dollar in the last 6 months – you must be awful to live with and should be fined – pay up!

·        Heather – That 4-way test was BAD!

·        Don – Gracious in giving CLYNK bags but you have been promosing Heather a nuch of bags to hand out and you haven’t yet delivered them?

·        Bill P. – Being so competitive in the fundraiser (but thank you!)

·        Morgan – Welcome Back!  Heard one of our members received some bad product from you (talk to Joe on that one!).

·        Jen – For stealing the show with your dogs

·        Conrad – Fined himself for sharing more than he should have (refer back to Morgan’s fine).

Meeting adjourned @ 1PM
 
 
 

Presentation:

Conrad introduced our speaker Command Sergeant Major (RET) Gretchen Evans.  Gretchen started out by thanking us for our support of Vet2Vet Maine and noted now that many veterans have received their vaccine, they are able to get out and volunteer again which is paramount to their mental health and wellbeing. 

 

Gretchen served 27 years in the United States Army and endured nine (9) combat tours!  In 2006, she was the Command Sergeant Major and later became the Ambassador for Afghanistan.  She painted a picture of the moment that changed the trajectory of her life at age 46.  

 

“The most dangerous time for a soldier is the last 30 days before they return home.  They start counting down, known as the short-timers calendar because they lose focus they are in a dangerous place.”  On this particular day, she told us of the story about getting her troops into the bunkers during an attack. Unfortunately, a rocket landed to her right and, within moments, killed her two security-detail officers. The blast flew 105-pound Gretchen horizontally onto the top of the bunker causing a serious head injury.  She was flown to a hospital and placed in a medically-induced coma. 

 

On the day they woke her up, they wrote on a white board, “You are deaf.” At that moment, she realized her military career was over and didn’t have a back-up plan.  She was unsure how she would take care of herself and readjust to civilian life after 27 years in the military and nine tours of duty.  She had no landing place, no permanent address, no life beyond being a soldier.  She thought, “Who would hire a deaf veteran with a traumatic head injury and PTSD despite my prestigious military career?” 

 

She began Rehab and did everything she could think of to get better. She was told she would be better off learning how to read lips at age 46 than learning sign language.  She did.  She tried medications, No Barriers, swam with sharks, and more.  She has a dog named Rusty who alerts her to sounds and has been a game-changer for her adjustment to living with hearing loss.  Upon looking for a job, she was right - she couldn’t secure one.  She felt she was cast aside and decided it was time for a new passion. 

 

Gretchen began advocating for others whose life was altered by trauma, injury, combat, etc.  to engage in their community and continue to serve their country.  She started with veterans but expanded beyond.  She formed the team UNBROKEN and entered the world’s toughest race (still viewable on Amazon Prime).  Her mantra: Don’t let your disabilities define who you are and what you can accomplish.   

 

If you would like to read more, Gretchen has a book on Amazon titled Leading from the Front about the soldiers she served with and the legacy she hopes to leaves about leadership.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club: Thinking outside the box
and serving their communities

pressherald.com/2021/03/25/biddeford-saco-rotary-club-thinking-outside-the-box-and-serving-their-communities/

SACO — The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club has never let
the pandemic slow them down. If anything, it helped
solidify their motto — Service Above Self, according to an
organization press release.
A year ago, they were re-allocating funds and organizing a new COVID crisis sub-committee
that still today helps provide food and funding for community members with food
insecurities and other needs. Led by Conrad Welzel, he believes this committee will be
around for the foreseeable future. “If we learned anything from helping our follow citizens
during this crisis, is that when something causes a state to shut down, the needs are even
greater for the most vulnerable,” said Welzel. “This committee has learned a lot over this past
year, and we’re much better prepared to assist in the face of any other crisis.”
The old phrase, give a man a fish, resonated with the group. And so, members developed the
Family Garden Project 2021. The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club, Apex Youth Connection and
Biddeford Community Gardens partnered to award a select 10 families with the necessary
materials; lumber, soil, nutrients, and seeds and starts, for a three by four foot or three by
eight foot raised garden bed to be placed at their home. The Rotarian’s goal is to help families
acquire the materials and tools they need to grow and prepare healthy food for less money.
To be eligible, families must reside in either Biddeford, Saco, Dayton, or Old Orchard Beach.
They will require an approximate 10 by 10 foot area available with lots of sunlight and have
access to an outside water source.
“For many of these families, they will need to gain permission from their landowner before
we can set up their raised garden,” said Ken Farley, the Rotarian heading up this project.
“They must also be willing to learn. Information, help, and materials are provided, but they
will be the gardeners.”
Participants can select from a list of vegetable like celery, cucumber, lettuce, onion, peppers,
radish, swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, and spinach. Also, they can select he size of
the raised garden bed. As part of the program, Rotarians will be checking in on the gardens
from time to time and will offer recipes for the vegetables they are growing.
Melissa Cilley, executive director of Apex Youth Connection in Biddeford, said “Like Rotary,
Apex also has a focus on service and our youth and were already planning a garden project.
This collaboration, however, has taken the project to an entirely new level. Our youth can
serve side-by-side with Rotarian mentors … we are very excited to be part of this project.” For
more information on this project, email Ken.

In a year of challenges for the club, Rotarian Roland Gagne launched a new project that could
help raise money to support community projects and provide a traditional Maine treat.
Together with Rotarian, Dr. Brian Dallaire, they coordinated a new event, the Biddeford-Saco
Rotary Club’s Annual Maine Maple Syrup Fundraiser. “With the pandemic, our club had to
come up with other ways to raise funds. Our in-person sponsored events were not possible so
we created an event with limited human interaction,” said Gagne. “The proceeds from this
fundraiser will allow us to continue supporting the many needs and causes within the
Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach communities.”

Maine maple syrup can be purchased on the club’s website:
https://go.rotary7780gives.org/6aff17. The fundraiser runs through the month of March
ending on Maine Maple Syrup weekend (March 27-28). The items purchased online will be
filled with Maine Maple Syrup freshly harvested this season by Dole Pond Maple Products
(organic certified), established in 1990. They are a family run bulk maple syrup producer
located in deep in the woods of Jackman. They maintain 37,000 taps on 600 acres of land
producing around 13,000 gallons of syrup each year. The items through the fundraiser will be
available for pick-up/delivery on Saturday, June 5. Anyone purchasing items will be notified
with location information or with shipping instructions.

For more information on the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club and their COVID-19 subcommittee,
contact them at: www.biddeford-sacorotary.org or on Facebook: Rotary Club of
Biddeford-Saco.
 
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© 2021

Clynk

 

CLYNK bags are available at Whimsical Me on Main Street Saco. Stop into Heather’s store to pick-up several bags. Drop your bags off at the CLYNK DEPOSITORY In the Hannaford Shopping Center. Scan the bag tag on the outside of the door and place the bag inside  Help us support Roland Gagne’s school in Kenya. A few cans and bottles goes a long way to improve the lives of these children. Let’s fulfill our commitment. .
 
Thank you
 
Roland & Don

 

UPDATE:  Clynk requests that you hold you bags for 3 days before dropping them off and tie a string or ribbon to show compliance. 

Our Club is in first place of 10 Rotary Clubs who participate in this program!  But Saco Bay is gaining on us.

Rotary Club of Biddeford Saco

Total Raised

$2,890.25

Containers CLYNKed

51,734

Saved enough energy to light 71.5 lightbulbs—24 hours a day—for a year.

Saved the emissions equivalent of driving a car 13,537 miles.

Diverted enough containers to fill 526.3 lobster traps.

Saved the emissions equivalent of driving a car 13,070 miles.

Diverted enough containers to fill 508 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.

 

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

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery
100 Main St
Saco, ME 04072
United States of America
Future Meeting are held on Zoom
 
 
Until further notice we will continue to hold our club meetings via Zoom.
 
Start signing on at 12:00 PM.  Meeting starts at 12:15 PM.
 
 
 
 
Dr Brian Dallaire is inviting you to a scheduled Rotary Zoom meeting.
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Protection Officer
Webmaster
Program Chair
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Bill Kany
Jun 23, 2021
ANNUAL ROTARY AWARDS
Presidential Handover
Jun 30, 2021
Don to Marty
NO MEETING
Jul 07, 2021
Dennis Robillard
Jul 14, 2021
Crutches 4 Africa
TA
Jul 21, 2021
Thornton Academy
100th
 
 
POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2022
Incoming Officers 2021-2022
 
Incoming officers for 2021-2022 Year
  • President: Marty Grohman
  • President-Elect: Brenda Pollock
  • Vice President: Paulette Bonneau
  • Secretary: Julie Villemaire
  • Treasurer: Susan Gajewski
  • Directors (2020-2021): Roland Gagne, Kaitlin Tito
  • Directors (2021-2023): Mark Nahorney, Bill Paterson, Conrad Welzel
  • Immediate Past President: Don Pilon
  • Assistant Treasurer: Kathy Shea
Rotary's 4-Way Test
Website Sponsors (FMI click on logo)
Red Ribbon Committee
 
End Polio
Past Presidents
 
 
Year President
1920 Percy Sylvester
1921 John P Deering
1922 Dr George R Love
1923 Dr CE Thompson
1924 Arthur Burnie
1925 Charles Garland
1926 Joseph G Deering
1927 William F Goodwin
1928 Robert M Moore
1929 Dr Edgar Minot
1930 J Burton Stride
1931 William H Deering
1932 William Deering
1933 Thomas Coates
1934 Edwin T McDowell
1935 Dr Fred Lord
1936 Harold J Staples
1937 James W Wood
1938 Cecil F Clark
1939 Howard E Handy
1940 Harry C Hull
1941 R Pierpoint Jordan
1942 Benjamin C Shaw
1943 King Woodman
1944 Herbert W Chambers
1945 Arthur J Pariseau
1946 Clarence Craig
1947 Arthur L Corriveau
1948 Stanley A Gould
1949 George Butler
1950 Sargent Jealous
1951 Roy MacNauhton
1952 Alfred Lawe
1953 Harold J Hallsey
1954 Clayton Cartmill
1955 John E Barrett
1956 John R Gibson
1957 Daniel G Falvey
1958 Maurice CE Roux
1959 Mark B Black
1960 Raymond L Karnan
1961 F Turner Brown
1962 Stuart V Flavin
1963 Joseph A Haley
1964 Joseph G Grondin
1965 Harry M Wooster
1966 William L Smith
1967 Albert P Deshaies
1968 Herny A Tarte
1969 Richard E Sweeney
1970 E Raymond Noiseux
1971 Donald E Scribner
1972 Graenville S Arsenault
1973 Albert E Carignan
1974 William C Langevin
1975 Frank DeFrancesco
1976 Earl A Goodwin
1977 Norman R Faucher
1978 Robert W Cole
1979 Richard J Reny
1980 Harols M Arsenault
1981 Royal N Sheltra
1982 Gregory F Clifford
1983 Roland Drouin
1984 Dennis Petit
1985 Thomas Moore
1986 James F Pastorelli
1987 J Richard Martin
1988 David Beattie
1989 David Lowe
1990 Steven Fennell
1991 Donald Lauzier
1992 Robert Begin
1993 Mark Thomas
1994 Richard Buffum
1995 Gilbert Dominque
1996 Thomas Wells
1997 Bill Guay
1998 Helene Plourde
1999 Richard Lagarde
2000 Mark Tuller
2001 Keith Jacques
2002 Stephen Ives
2003 Keith Gosselin
2004 Paul Deschambeault
2005 Roland Eon
2006 Scott Simmonds
2007 Denis Elie
2008 Frank Gooding
2009 Steve Morin
2010 Julie Villemaire 
2011 Frank Dumas
2012 Karen Chasse
2013 Roland Gagne
2014 Ken Farley
2015 Bill Kany
2016 Lucie Kay
2017 Jackson Brown
2018 Joe Moreshead
2019 Fausto Pifferrer
2020  
 
 
Active Paul Harris Fellows
 
 
Audiffred (+1) James May-96
Bassett Joseph Jun-18
Bean Peggy Apr-97
Bonneau Paulette May-19
Boyle (+3) Lawrence Jan-98
Brown Jackson May-09
Chasse Karen  Jun-06
Dallaire (+8) Brian Dec-02
DeFrancesco Frank May-07
Demers Raynald Jun-18
Deschambault (+1) Paul 3-Jun
Drouin (+6) Ronald  16-Jun
Kay (+1) Lucie  Jun-10
Elie (+3) Denis Jun-03
Eon (+1) Roland May-96
Farley Kenneth May-08
Gagne (+8) Roland May-03
Gagnon Ronald  Feb-01
Gajewski (+1) Susan Jun-14
Gendron Heather May-11
Godbout (+4) Jim  May-09
Goodwin (+8) Carl  Apr-90
Goodwin (+1) Earl Jan-84
Hennessey (+2) Charles May-92
Jacques (+1) Keith Feb-01
Kany (+1) Bill May-94
Lane (+1) Dana Jun-05
McAllister (+2) James Jun-10
MacLean (+1) Heather Feb-06
Moreshead (+4) Joseph May-08
Morin Steve May-07
Nohorney Mark May-19
Neault Sarah Jun-16
Nelson Alan Oct-99
Palmitessa Elaine May-15
Paterson  Bill Jun-21
Pifferrer Fausto Jun-19
Plourde (+1) Helene May-96
Ray Jeremy May-21
Stoner Morgan Jan-21
Thompson (+1) Haley May-12
Villemaire (+1) Julie Jun-06
Wells Thomas Jun-95
Welzel Conrad May-17