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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 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.
A quick reminder - we do indeed have a Waterville Rotary Club noon meeting on Monday, April 16th! Though many have the day off for Patriot's Day, most of us do not and therefore we are planning on meeting. Our very special guest is Rotarian Chris Gaunce so let's be sure to have a big crowd. It's a wonderful new meeting location and we're looking forward to hearing Chris speak. See you on Monday at noon!
On Monday, April 2nd our Waterville Rotary Club noontime meeting will be held in our NEW location - the Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel at 375 Main Street! You know the reason, right? That awesome expansion project at the Alfond Youth Center on North Street means our old location will soon be a construction zone. Our board worked very hard to find a new location (and so quickly too!) and we're super excited to be meeting at the Best Western in Waterville as of April 2nd. See you there - we're thinking of having Nate stationed at the old location to take pictures of confused Rotarians who might not have received the word. (Kidding! Perhaps...)
Hello Rotary friends!
 
If you missed our meeting on Monday you missed some great information on this year's Spring Fling! The event is scheduled for April 13th but has a new and exciting venue!  Waterville Brewing on the first floor of the Hathaway Building will host our Spring Fling this year. So exciting!!  Far more than simply a social event, this is one of our Club's biggest fundraisers (we only do two!) and supports all the important work we do here in greater Waterville and around the world. Spring Fling powers Rhoda Reads! RYLA? Not without the Spring Fling, Junior. How about that RiverWalk? It'd be a RiverNOT without the Spring Fling! Our global water projects would dry up as well if not for the Spring Fling.
 
Are you getting what we're laying down? Time to get in the Spring Fling groove Rotarians! 

If you weren't able to attend Monday's meeting, you missed a fantastic presentation on the RiverWalk at Head of Falls (thanks Lisa and Mike!). You also missed hearing about how much money you recently helped us raise for the Waterville Food Bank through those pesky Cups and Fines! How much? Well, we donated a very solid $611 - but exactly how does this money help the Food Bank? We turned to Rotarian Dave Dawson for insight.

We received this message on our Facebook Page today from Tony Shope (thanks Tony!) and just had to share it with all of our Rotarians. We know sometimes things like icky weather, the winter blues or a full schedule make it hard to make it to our weekly Rotary Club meetings and get involved in all our events. But when you DO participate, things like THIS happen. Without you, there'd be less love and hope in the world. And I think we all agree the world needs as much love and hope as possible right now. Do the right thing Rotarians, participate in Rotary. Because when you do: this is the result!
 
 
 
 
 
The 32nd Annual MLK Jr. community breakfast, co-sponsored and organized by the Waterville Rotary Club, was a big hit again this year. As in past years, the event was a near sell-out and the program brought out some incredible community supporters including President David A. Greene and our own amazing Rotarians. (We'd like to see MORE amazing Rotarians at this breakfast next year if we continue to help organize this community event.) 
The 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community breakfast will be held at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center on Gold Street in Waterville from 7:30-9:00am on Monday, January 15, 2018. At this popular annual event, cosponsored by the Waterville Rotary Club and Spectrum Generations, David A. Greene, President of Colby College, will give an address titled “Bending towards Justice.” The event is open to the public, tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under and can be purchased through Spectrum Generations at the Muskie Center.

Buffy Clifford Higgins, President of the Waterville Rotary Club, will be master of ceremonies, Rotarian Richard Dorian of the The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers will offer the invocation and Rotarian Reverend Alice Anderman will provide the benediction. As always, music and youth participation will be a highlight of this gathering; during the program, attendees will be asked to join in song for “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” accompanied by violinist Peter Garrett, Founder of Kennebec Messalonskee Trails. The Tourmaline Singers will perform two songs led by Harry Vayo, and the audience will also enjoy the talents of violin duo and sisters Pyper and Ivy Birch from the Snow Pond Arts Academy and the Snow Pond Enrichment Program.
 
We hope to see you there!
Basket winner Lucille Z won the honor of having her table's pic on the website!  (l-->r):  Rotarians Kim Lindlof, Lucille Zelenkewich, Frank Preglovesk, Tom Longstaff, and Patty Newman
 

The 53rd Annual Waterville Rotary Radio Auction is almost upon us! Many incredible gifts, services, and discounts will be sold on Wednesday, November 29th and Thursday, November 30th as a part of the Waterville Rotary Club’s Annual Radio Auction on Mix 107.9 and www.WatervilleRotaryAuction.com. Tune in to Mix 107.9 to bid from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, visit www.watervillerotaryauction.com to bid online, or call 680-BUY1 or 680-2891 to register or bid on an item.

Do you have a pile of Waterville Rotary Club Radio Auction donation slips that need to be filled out but you're not sure how to approach your local business owner? Have no fear - these tips from a true Rotary Auction Pro (Rotarian Suzanne Uhl-Melanson) and this helpful Solicitation Letter template will help you with the ask.
 
Happy Autumnal splendor, Rotarians - fall has arrived and with it a very busy season for the Waterville Rotary Club! Not only do we have our weekly Club meetings, which have been especially wonderful these last few weeks as Rotarians get back into a post-summer routine, but we also have some big events coming our way!
Our newest members!

Club President Tina Chapman with brand new Rotary members Winifred Tate, Colby College; Sarah Kalagher, Thayer Center for Health; Dan Eccher of Eccher Law, LLC; Jeff Melanson of Creative Print Services; and Club Membership Chair Jennifer Olsen. 
 
Welcome Winifred, Sarah, Dan, & Jeff!
 
Speakers
Rotary: People of Action
Jun 04, 2018
Committee Meetings
Tyler Cary
Jun 11, 2018
Pine Tree Society
Tom McAdam
Jun 18, 2018
Kennebec Behavioral Health
Warden Randall Liberty
Jun 25, 2018
Maine State Prison
Buffy and Jen
Jul 09, 2018
Paul Harris Celebration!! & Transition to New Year
Marcel Noel, District Governor
Jul 16, 2018
Goals for the year: Be the Inspiration
Laura Young
Jul 23, 2018
Maine Community Foundation
Garvan Donegan
Jul 30, 2018
Central Maine Growth Council
Rotary: People of Action
Aug 06, 2018
Committee Meetings
David Foster
Aug 13, 2018
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Dr. Barbara Covey
Aug 20, 2018
Community Dental Center
NO MEETING: Labor Day
Sep 03, 2018
Rotary: People of Action
Sep 10, 2018
Committee Meetings
Commissioner Walt Whitcomb
Sep 17, 2018
Dept of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Rotary: People of Action
Oct 01, 2018
Committee Meetings GALA
The Party of the Century
Oct 06, 2018
Centennial Gala
NO MEETING - Columbus Day
Oct 08, 2018
Recover from Gala
Rotary: People of Action
Nov 05, 2018
Committee Meetings
 
 
 
 
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Celebrating our Centennial 2018!!
Thank you to our Platinum Event Sponsor
 
 
 
 
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