Outgoing District Governor Yves Fecteau visited our Club to award a Presidential Citaion of our accomplishments this year.
Rotary Meeting for Monday, June 8, 2009 held at the Alfond Youth Center - Here is a recap in case you missed our meeting!

Sergeant at Arms

============== Jeff Jolicoeur was our Sergeant of Arms today. Thanks, Jeff!!!!!



Cam McKay served as Greeter today. Next week's greeter for the June 15 meeting will be David Geller.

50/50 Tickets


Joanna Dennis sold $102 worth of 50/50 tickets. We ran out of tickets, so Joanna's famous arms-length sales were at a disadvantage. Sorry, Joanna. Harold Buzzell won $51, and Nancy Gallagher won 10 free tickets to the next 50/50 drawing.

Fined for pictures in the Paper


Everyone stayed hidden or didn't attend this meeting.

Cell Phones


A $10.00 fee for cell phone ringing continues for the 2008-2009 Club year. No fines assessed today.

On Leave


Cynthia Corbin.

World Service Cups


The World Service cups for this month will go to support the community gardens planted near the North Street recreational fields. Stop by and take a look.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests


District Governor Yves Fecteau joined us once again. Charlie Giguere introduced his daughter Deanna as his guest. Nikki Desjardin introduced Seth Couture.

What can you do?


* Tell Board Members what you are passionate about for community projects

* Tell the program committee about interesting speakers/topics you would like to listen to

* Be involved, join a committee

* Be active

* Be positive

Happy Dollars


Chef Eric from Eric's Restaurant had $10 happy dollars because he was just happy to be here this week. So are we, Eric.

Nancy Findlan contributed $15 happy dollars: one for each of the YETE graduates who are moving into the internship phase of this summer's program.

Sarah Sugden is happy because her baby said her first word: Mama.

Boyd Snowden is glad to be back. His dad recently had heart surgery, and is now doing well.

MaryAnne Beale held herself to three happy dollars. Her fourth child is now a high school graduate, which means that next year she will have four children in college. She expects her second grandchild after Christmas. She has been hired as the Executive Director of the Maine Sheriffs' Association. Lucky them!

Don Plourde's older daughter has earned her MBA. No more kids in college!

Duane Wheeler's son Caleb now works for Harmonics, a company that creates software games. Caleb plays drums, and tests software for their new products.



Our club presented Tim Terry with a Paul Harris Fellowship today.

Doug Carnrick announced this year's high school $1,000 scholarship winners. Funds from the club's charitable budget financed the scholarships this year, due to poor stock market conditions. The winners are:

Averill High School Christie Woods, for Empire Beauty School

Lawrence High School Holly Paquette, for the University of Maine at Orono

Messalonskee High School Nicole Schute, for Clark College

Winslow High School Jennifer Hale, for Colby College

Waterville High School Elizabeth Fisher, for the University of Maine at Orono.

Upcoming speaker schedule:


June 15, 2009 Meredith Jones, President & CEO, Maine Community Foundation

June 22, 2009 Educare

June 29 Club Assembly

July 6 New District Governor

08-09 Board of Directors:


Ally Karter - President

Sarah Sugden - President Elect

Seth Sherwood - Vice President

Cathy Langlais - Secretary

Steve Kelleher - Assistant Secretary

Allan Rancourt - Charitable Treasurer

Don Borman - Operations Treasurer

Marc Pitman - Club Service

Mark Ford - Rotary Foundation

Eric Haley - Past President

Nancy Gallagher - Public Relations

Debbie Knox - Community Service

Ed Riggs - International Service

Reg Perry - Fundraising

Tom Longstaff - Vocational Service

Waterville Rotary Club Web Site



Today's Program: Outgoing District Governor Yves Fecteau

Outgoing DG Yves gave a happy dollar because he received $500 from RI President D. K. Lee at the district conference for his Togo Project, and because he received an additional $2,000 from the Rotary Club of Taipei yesterday. He has raised a total of nearly $100,000 for this educational project that will benefit 1,200 students. The money will help five schools purchase benches, tables and books.

DG Yves presented President Ally with a Presidential Citation for this year's Club accomplishments.

Another $2,000 from our Club for the Togo Project was then presented to DG Yves.