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Waterville

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel
375 Main Street
Waterville, ME  04901
United States
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On August 27th the Rotary Club of Waterville gathered for our usual Monday Noon lunchtime meeting - preparing to do the unusual: donate more than $5,000 hard-raised Rotary dollars to support local efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. No, we didn't give the money to help the Waterville Police Department enforce more drug busts - we gave the money for Operation HOPE, a very important local effort in Waterville that stands for Heroin Opiate Prevention Effort. HOPE's fundamental operating philosophy focuses on enforcement, education and treatment. 
 
Since the implementation of HOPE, the Waterville Police Department has placed approximately 75 addicts into treatment facilities for rehabilitation. While enforcement and education are important aspects of the program, treatment is the primary focus that helps those that are addicted to opioids take back their life. Individuals that come to the police department seeking help for their opiate addiction are placed into one of 300 PAARI partnered rehabilitation facilities around the country. Of course, paying for their initial 30-day treatment, travel, housing and other necessities can cost upwards of three thousand dollars for one individual. That is why donations such as ours are so important if our community is going to sustain this vital program that gives opiate addicts a second chance at life. A testament to the positive impact that HOPE can have on an addict's life is the recent Emily Buker story where she credits HOPE for saving her life, returning her mental and physical well-being, and most importantly allowed her to be a mom again to her 11-year-old son. Your generous donation will allow the Waterville Police Department to continue helping those opiate addicts that find themselves in their darkest moments with no place to tum for help, except HOPE!! Here's a copy of the letter from Chief Massey and the Waterville Police Department, thanking our Club for the donation. No, thank YOU Chief! 
 
 
The Centennial Gala Committee certainly got noticed at Monday's Rotary Club of Waterville meeting -- donning very adorable 'Happy Birthday' hats to remind us all of our upcoming Centennial Gala! Specifically, the need for us to sell more tickets...
Recently a group of Rotarians on the City of Waterville's RiverWalk Committee took a tour of the construction zone at Head of Falls -- progress is coming along very nicely! The pavers are being installed and look beautiful - especially in the Gazebo area, where the compass is situated. Planning for the October 6th Ribbon Cutting with the Honorable George Mitchell will begin soon and as soon as we have a schedule we'll announce it to Rotary and the world! For now, mark your calendars -- October 6th is going to be an all-day affair for many of us!
On Monday, July 16th the Rotary Club of Waterville welcomed our new District Governor of 7790 -- Marcel Noel -- to Waterville! The weekly club meeting was extra special with all attending Rotarians looking extra spiffy for Marcel, and we think our rendition of "Oh Canada" in his honor was one of our club's best songs yet. (Brilliant work bringing the portable speaker Jennifer, it really helped!) Our new President Jennifer Olsen helped kick off the meeting on a high note, as did Marcel, whose speech inspired all members to continue to work hard here in Waterville for the Rotary cause -- and to inspire others to do the same. 
 
Speaking of inspirational, Rotarian Tina Chapman received a special commendation from Marcel Noel -- for her amazing service to our Club and Rotary International district 7790!
The Rotary Club of Waterville will celebrate 100 years of serving our local and global communities at a special Centennial gala event at Thomas College on Saturday, October 6th featuring a very special keynote by renowned Paul Harris Fellow, citizen, and respected leader, the Honorable George J. Mitchell.
 
An evening of dinner, music, dancing, celebration and camaraderie will bring the community together to celebrate the Rotary Club of Waterville’s centennial and the Club’s impact on the world and here in the City of Waterville, including a donation of $150,000 to the development of the Waterville Riverwalk at Head of Falls. This significant donation was the first major commitment to the project, drawing attention to the opportunity and kicking off a wave of donations from community and business leaders that has made this dream into a reality for the community in 2018. Tickets available online at: http://www.operahouse.org/rotary-gala/
On Friday, April 27th Jennifer Olsen, Waterville Rotary Club President Elect, gave a PechaKucha Night Waterville presentation titled "Rotary is My Yoga Mat" where she shared her history with Rotary International and her hopes and plans for our Waterville Rotary Club when she becomes President.
 
Speakers
Randy Cross
Oct 22, 2018
Maine Bear Biologist
State Senator Eric Brakey
Oct 29, 2018
Experiences in the Maine Senate
Rotary: People of Action
Nov 05, 2018
November is Foundation Month!/Committee Meetings
Bev Uhlenhake, Bangor Rotary Club
Nov 19, 2018
Rotary Puerto Rico Water Project
Joseph Edwards
Nov 26, 2018
Alliance for Maine
Rotary: People of Action
Dec 03, 2018
Club Assembly - review of first half of our year
Shannon Haines
Dec 10, 2018
Downtown Arts Center
Earl Smith, Author
Dec 17, 2018
"Water Village" - the History of Waterville
Rotary: People of Action
Jan 07, 2019
PR/Marketing with Nate/Committee Meetings
Rotary: People of Action
Feb 05, 2019
International Services with Alice/Committee Meetings
Miranda Phelps, Psy.D.
Feb 11, 2019
School for Social Work in Haiti
Rotary: People of Action
Mar 04, 2019
Early Literacy with Tina/Committee Meetings
Rotary: People of Action
Apr 01, 2019
Community Services with Michele/Committee Meetings
 
 
 
 
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Celebrating our Centennial 2018!!
Thank you to our Platinum Event Sponsor
 
Thank you to our Gold Event Sponsors
 
 
 
 
 
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