Kennebec and Somerset County District Attorney Evert Fowle presented recent examples of embezzlement his office has prosecuted.
Rotary Meeting for Monday, May 24, 2010 held at the Alfond Youth Center - Here is a recap in case you missed our meeting!

Sergeant at Arms


Frank Prelgovisk served as our Sergeant of Arms today. Thanks, Frank!!!!!



Wally Buschmann was our Greeter today. Thanks, Wally!! Don Plourde will be our Greeter for the June 7 meeting.

50/50 Tickets


Paula Mitchell sold $118 for the 50/50 raffle today and Mary Anne Beal was the winner of $59. MaryAnne will sell tickets on June 7. Don Plourde won 10 free tickets for next meeting's 50/50 drawing.

World Service Cup


The donations for this month's World Service Cup will go for back packs for the L. C. Bates Museum.

Fined for pictures in the Paper


Tom Longstaff, Nancy Findlan, Sarah Sugden and David Geller had their pictures in the paper this week and were fined accordingly.

Cell Phones


A $10.00 fee for cell phone ringing continues for the 2009-2010 Club year. No fines assessed today.

On Leave


Joan Phillips-Sandy

Paul LePage

Dan Bickford

Cindy Corbin

Sharon Corwin

Ally Karter

Deb Schmid

Visiting Rotarians and Guests


Tom Longstaff introduced Alicia Nichols from the Bangor Rotary Club.

Cathy Langlais introduced Vicki Johnson.

David Mayberry introduced his daughter Emily.

Sheryl Milliard introduced Lorna Hunter.

Jeff Jolicoeur introduced today's speaker, District Attorney Evert Fowle.

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


Jeff Jolicoeur is happy that his son Brock, who plays Little League baseball got a great hit, right after an onlooker commented that he wasn't much of a hitter.

MaryAnne Beal is happy that there will be no tax increase in Waterville this year. She donated her 50-50 winnings back to the Club. Thanks, MaryAnne!!

Lucille Zelenkewich used an auction item on a car detailing from Central Maine Motors Auto Group. Her car now looks so good that she doesn't need to buy a new one!

Tom Longstaff was happy to spend the weekend in Connecticut watching his grandsons play sports.

Sarah Sugden's happy for a multitude of reasons. Her son Jack has been consistently hit by rather than hitting baseballs during practice. (She's not really happy about this.) She's happy for last weekend's great weatherâ?¦great for a group of 7 and 8-year-old boys to adventure. She attended the District Conference and had the lively Simon as her interpreter.

Peter Garrett gave a happy dollar from David Geller who was happy just to be here today.

Scott Bullock is happy about National Trails Day because trail walking is a great time to stay healthy.



Peter Garrett announced that our Club won the President's Award and President Sarah won the Governor's Citation at this year's District Conference. He said that some other clubs are raising their membership numbers, so it's possible for us to do it.

Peter also announced that June 5 from 9 to 11am National Trails Day will be celebrated with a walk on the Rotary Centennial Trail in Benton. Meet at Mill Island Park for the walk.

President Sarah reminds us there will be no meeting on Monday, May 31, which is Memorial Day. Someone left a white blazer in our meeting room. Are you missing one? She announced that it was John Fortier's birthday, so we sang Happy Birthday a capella.

Upcoming speaker schedule:


May 31, 2010 No meeting

June 7, 2010 Author Gerry Boyle

June 14, 2010 Tom Sturtevant and Trapper Clark, Alcom

June 21, 2010 Jennifer Howe, Community Outreach Manager " Info on Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center"

June 28, 2010 Sarah Sudgden & Don Plourde "Club Assembly & Induction of New Members"

Waterville Rotary Club Web Site


Today's Program: District Attorney Evert Fowle, on Embezzlement

Kennebec and Somerset County District Attorney Evert Fowle presented recent examples of embezzlement his office has prosecuted. He itemized ways in which business owners can protect themselves from this crime: do not give out a signature stamp; pay careful attention to any employee with financial or drug-related problems, either their own or a family member's; release from your employ anyone who has stolen from you, because the likelihood of a repeat offense is very high; and ALWAYS trust but verify.

After Evert's presentation, Sarah honored him with a certificate noting that 6 children will receive polio vaccinations in her name as a token of appreciation and with the thanks and best wishes of the Club.