Speaker Date Topic
Steve Knight Mar 25, 2019
Capital Area New Mainers Project
Capital Area New Mainers Project
District Governor Marcel Noel Apr 01, 2019
Also Community Services update from Michele
Also Community Services update from Michele
Peter Mills, Director Apr 08, 2019
Maine Turnpike Authority
Maine Turnpike Authority

S. Peter Mills, Esq., of Cornville, executive director of the Maine Turnpike Authority, is a Maine native.  He graduated from Harvard College in 1965, served five years on U.S. Navy destroyers during the Vietnam conflict and graduated from Maine Law School in 1973.  After practicing law in Portland for nine years, he moved to Skowhegan to become the owner of the Wright & Mills law firm.  From 1995 through 2010, he served eight terms in the Maine Legislature.  He is a founding member of two central Maine economic development groups.  In 2006 and 2010, he ran unsuccessfully for governor in GOP primaries.  Since his appointment to the Turnpike Authority in 2011, he divides his time between Turnpike headquarters in Portland and his Cornville woodlots on weekends.  In 2014, his wife Nancy was appointed to her fourth 7-year term as a justice of the Maine Superior Court.  He has three adult daughters and six grandchildren.

NO MEETING - Patriot's Day Apr 15, 2019
Commissioner Judy Camuso Apr 22, 2019
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Judy Camuso grew up in Melrose Mass, 11 miles outside of Boston, the youngest of 6 children.  She studied Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont, and has spent her entire career and adult life devoted to fish and wildlife conservation.

Judy started her career at Maine Audubon, working as the staff naturalist. After 11 years at Audubon, she was hired by IFW as a regional biologist in Southern Maine.  Seven years later, she was promoted to the special projects coordinator in the Augusta headquarters.  After several months in this position she was promoted to the position of Wildlife Division Director.  

As Director, Judy managed close to 50 professional biologists and foresters as well as administrative assistants and oversaw a budget of $12 million. She coordinated and directed the 10 year-update to the State Wildlife Action Plan, Maine's Big Game Management Plan, and worked with communication staff to develop a Communication and Marketing Plan for the agency.

She was nominated by Governor Mills to lead the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and her nomination unanimously passed in the House and Senate, making her the first woman to become Commissioner. 

Thomas Schmeelk, Maine Forestry Services Apr 29, 2019
The Brown Tail Moth
The Brown Tail Moth

Tom received his masters in entomology from University of Illinois in 2015.  He worked for the Forest Health division in the New York Department of Environmental Conservation  for 3 years before taking a forest entomologist position with the Maine Forest Service in September 2018.  

 

Rotary: People of Action May 06, 2019
Scholarship Program with Ann/Committee Meetings
Betsy Peters May 13, 2019
MaineCanDo
MaineCanDo

Betsy Peters is an entrepreneur, an angel investor, Chairman of the Board for a startup in Bangor, and a former Entrepreneur in Residence at the Maine Technology Institute. In February of 2018, she and a group of 13 professionals came together to create MaineCanDo, a platform designed to help individuals, employers, and investors to prevent future #metoo incidents in the state of Maine.

 

Jim Dinkle, Executive Director May 20, 2019
What's Happening at First Park
What's Happening at First Park
NO MEETING - Memorial Day May 27, 2019
Rotary: People of Action Jun 03, 2019
Paul Harris Fellows Presentation
ANNUAL SPRING FLING Jun 13, 2019 5:30 PM
Dinner & Auction
Dinner & Auction
Jen and Peter Jun 24, 2019
Transition to new Rotary year
Transition to new Rotary year
People of Action: BLOOD DRIVE Aug 05, 2019
11:00-4:00
11:00-4:00