ROTARIANS  are a worldwide charitable society made up of 1.4 million business and professional people.
Tickets are limited! Get yours today!
Don't miss the 2nd annual Fashion Soirée event May 2nd from 5-9pm at The Maine Classic Car Museum. 
TICKETS $50 Now available at:
Whimsical ME - Saco |  Nabos - Saco | Luscious Curves - Biddeford
 
Don't miss this year's Showstoppers!   
 
Limited to just 150 tickets! To secure yours, simply visit one of the ticket locations above or save your seat at the Rotary Club's website via the link provided above. Send an email specifying the number of tickets you wish to purchase. You'll promptly receive an email containing your ticket numbers along with payment instructions. Please note that all tickets purchased through Rotary will be registered under the purchaser's name and can be collected at the will-call desk on the day of the event.
Community Gears Up for State-of-the-Art Splash Pad Project
The Saco community is set to embark on an exciting venture as plans for a state-of-the-art splash pad project take shape. In collaboration with the Saco Parks and Recreation Department, Rotarians have been diligently finalizing the details to introduce a 1,200 square foot water play adventure park designed for children of all ages. The initiative will showcase six distinct spray elements, including a water ring tunnel, a trio of water bucket tippers, a six-foot spraying umbrella, and additional features. With multiple water spraying elements incorporated, the project aims to ensure that children of all ages and abilities can fully partake in and relish the experience. The chosen location for this exciting addition is the Saco Community Center on Franklin Street, promising accessible and inclusive fun for all.
 
Commenting on the endeavor, Sommer emphasized the significance of the splash pad, stating, "The project will provide safe and enriching recreational opportunities for children. The anticipated positive impact on the community's youth is profound, promising a brighter, more vibrant future for our kids."
 
As momentum builds, sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels, starting from $75 and reaching up to $25,000 for coveted naming rights. With each contribution, supporters play a vital role in realizing the vision of a dynamic water play space that will undoubtedly make a splash in Saco. For further details and sponsorship levels, visit the Splash Page webpage by clicking the link below: 
Opening Minds, Building Bridges: A Rotarian Journey with the Open World Program
 
With the anniversary of the Open World Program, we invite you to read the Rotary Service Blog http://rotaryserviceblog.org/blog/ posted by Rotary International. 
 
"The Open World Program surpassed all expectations, exceeding what we could have imagined. Throughout my years as a Rotarian, I’ve encountered nothing that more profoundly encapsulated the essence of Rotary International: the commitment to serving others, upholding integrity, and fostering global understanding, goodwill, and peace through the collective efforts of our business, professional, and community leaders.
 
PEOPLE of ACTION, PROBLEM SOLVERS, & COMMUNITY BUILDERS
President Paulette Bonneau
Joint the ROTARIANS of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club: 
Membership in the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club is by invitation. We invite you to partner with our Club and be involved as a community leader committed to positive change in our backyards and across the world. 
 
Rotarians connect passionate people with diverse perspectives to exchange ideas, forge lifelong friendships, and above all, take action to change the world. Together, we apply our professional experience and personal commitment to tackle our communities' most persistent problems, finding new, effective ways to enhance health, stability, and prosperity across the globe. 
 
Rotarians collaborate with community leaders who want to get to work on projects that have a real, lasting impact on people's lives. As we celebrate our 103rd  year as the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club, we celebrate the Rotary focus to build internal relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. 
 
Rotary is dedicated to the following seven areas:
  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers & Children
  • Supporting Education
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Protecting Our Environment
Rotarians Gather to Celebrate 103 Years of Rotary Service
Who Qualifies to be a Rotarian?
The right person for Rotary is an
open-minded, honest, generous
person with leadership qualities,
who is prepared to share their
professional knowledge and abilities with others.
Rotary Selects New Theme
Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally has called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way towards possibilities far beyond our current expectations. During the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, McInally revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme: "Create Hope in the World".
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Earl A. Goodwin's KINDNESS in the COMMUNITY Day!  
 
The Rotarians of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club are honored to have spread lots of KINDNESS in the COMMUNITY DAY on December 7, 2022 and again on March 8, 2023!  Rotarians selected a KINDNESS TASK envelope and headed out into the community fulfill an ACT OF KINDNESS in the name of Earl Goodwin.
In Rotary fashion, it is no surprise that Earl choose to give back to Rotary when he passed. In lieu of flowers, he and his wife Stasia, have requested donations be made in Earl's name to the Rotary Club of Biddeford-Saco's Charitable Giving Fund.  Donations can be made to The Earl A. Goodwin Memorial Fund and mailed to The Rotary Club of Biddeford-Saco, PO Box 298, Saco, ME 04072.
 
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Earl A. Goodwin Charitable Fund may send their contribution to the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club, PO Box 298, Saco, ME 04072. Thank you. 

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
Rotary Club of Biddeford Saco

Total Raised  $3,235.65 | Containers CLYNKed  57,416 | Saved enough energy to light 80.2 lightbulbs—24 hours a day—for a year. | Saved the emissions equivalent of driving a car 15,188 miles.| Diverted enough containers to fill 584 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! You can help change someone's life by simply saving returnable bottles and dropping them off at any Hannaford Supermarket.

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.

 

Ukraine Delegation Tours the University of New England - Biddeford Campus

 
Read the UNE News Article HERE
 
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Celebrating 103 Years of Service
Biddeford-Saco

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
RUN of the MILL Restaurant
100 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072
United States of America
Phone:
(207) 229-4433
Hybrid Meetings on ZOOM No meeting on 2nd Wednesday of the month
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Sign on begins at 12:00 PM.  Meeting begins at 12:15 PM.
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Member Birthdays:
  • Joe Moreshead
    April 12
  • Kathy Shea
    April 17
  • CJ Dubois-Cote
    April 23
  • Michael Burman
    April 24
  • Julie Villemaire
    April 28
Join Date:
  • Cheri Anderson
    April 28, 2021
    3 years
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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 Harold M Arsenault
1981 Royal N Sheltra
1982 Gregory F Clifford
1983 Ronald 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 Deschambault
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 Don Pilon
2021
Martin Grohman
2022                        Brenda Pollock
 
Active Paul Harris Fellows
     
Bassett Joseph Jun -18
Bean Peggy Apr-97
Bonneau Paulette May-19
Boyle (+6) Lawrence Jan-98
Chasse Karen  Jun-06
Dallaire (+8) Brian Dec-02
DeFrancesco Frank May-07
Demers Raynald Jun-18
Deschambault+1 Paul Jun-03
Drouin (+6) Ronald  16-Jun
Eon (+1) Roland May-96
Farley Kenneth May-08
Fullmer Jen Jun -22
Gagne (+8) Roland May-03
Gajewski (+1) Susan Jun-14
Gendron Heather May-11
Godbout (+6) Jim  May-09
Goodwin (+8) Carl  Apr-90
Goodwin (+1) Earl Jan-84
Grohman (+1) Martin May-21
Hennessey (+2) Charles May-92
Jacques (+1) Keith Feb-01
Kany (+1) Bill May-94
Lane (+1) Dana Jun-05
MacLean (+1) Heather Feb-06
Moreshead (+4) Joseph May-08
Morin Steve May-07
Nohorney Mark May-19
Nelson Alan Oct-99
Palmitessa(+1) Elaine May-15
Paterson  Bill Jun-21
Pifferrer(+1) Fausto Jun-19
Plourde (+1) Helene May-96
Pollock Brenda Mar-22
Ray Jeremy May-21
Shea Kathy
Jun-22
Stoner Morgan Jan-21
Thompson (+1) Haley May-12
Villemaire (+2) Julie Jun-06
Welzel (+1) Conrad May-17