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Waterville

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel
375 Main Street
Mail: PO Box 192
Waterville, ME  04901
United States of America
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Home Page Stories
Tom Longstaff, Chair of the Foundation Committee, presents Paul Harris Fellows to Peter Garrett, Suzanne Uhl-Melanson, Lou Smith, Dan Parks, Dave Grenier, John Dalton, and Tina Chapman. 
Did you know our Rotary club currently has 34 Paul Harris Fellows? 
Thank you all for giving significant contributions to the Rotary Foundation and making a difference in our community and around the world!
 
Come to Rotary's March 25th meeting and hear about how you could win 25 lbs of lobster just in time for your summer gatherings!
Come learn about the Children's Discovery Museum coming to Waterville! 

In 2015 Amarinda was hired as the Executive Director. Since then, Amarinda has worked to balance the museum’s budget, pull the organization out of debt, and increase museum attendance. In 2015 she was chosen as an example of exceptional teaching by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. In 2016 she began working to relocate the organization to Waterville, Maine in order to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the organization.

Proceeds from this year's Radio Auction to benefit Teen Parent Program at Maine Children's Home
 
This year the Waterville Rotary Club's cause is the Teen Parent Program at The Maine Children's Home. We have set a goal to raise $18,000 for this cause with our 2019 Rotary Auction to be held on Tuesday, November 27th and Wednesday, November 28th -- our fifty-fourth year holding the auction!
 
More photos of the Centennial Gala in the photo album in lower right side bar. 
 
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
PDG Al Feather, Farmington Rotary
Sep 23, 2019
Earlyact, Interact & Rotaract
Mike Guarino, Community Development
Sep 30, 2019 5:30 PM
ON SITE TOUR & Social Hour at Snow Pond Center for the Arts 5:30-6:45
Buffy Higgins
Oct 07, 2019
Rotary Auction
No meeting - Holiday
Oct 14, 2019
Andy Meyer
Oct 21, 2019
Efficiency Maine
Isaac Axtell, Acupuncturist
Oct 28, 2019
Maine Comprehensive Health Institute
James Orr
Nov 04, 2019
Veteran Mentors of Maine
Tom Longstaff
Nov 18, 2019
Rotary Foundation update
Scott MacDonald, CEO/Founder MTG
Nov 25, 2019
Cyber Security
Jeff Clements, American Promise
Dec 09, 2019
28th Amendment reversing Citizens United decision
Mid-Year check in with the Club
Jan 13, 2020
What we have accomplished and what we have to look forward to in 2020
MLK Day
Jan 20, 2020
Rob Lester
Jan 27, 2020
Economic aspects of pricing carbon pollution
 
 
 
 
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