Hello Club Members!


On Saturday November 23 starting at 9 AM Saco Bay Sunset will be loading the district's 10th container of mobility devices for Crutches4Africa. The container will be at 20 Gooch St.. Biddeford. 


They need additional help to load so if you are available and want to help please join them!  If enough people show up they should be done by noon. Can't stay until completion not a problem, leave when you must. More people are needed when they start. 
For more information, contact Ember Earl.
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Scarborough, Maine, June 2019
District Governor John Lobosco with Crusher, the Maine Red Claws mascot, at Scarborough Rotary's 6th annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser.
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September 21, 2018
Thank you Cabot for your generous donation of cheese to the upcoming Scarborough Community Service "Quiet Riot" Halloween event.

The event is geared toward all age, activity and comfort levels. Rotary will be helping with donations of refreshments, and with volunteers.
The Cabot farmers’ cooperative is made up of more than 1,000 farm families. Jo Sable Courtney of its Department of Gratitude gave a presentation to the club in July on their support of volunteerism and Rotary.
Cabot Cheese 2018-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
Nancy Crowell Talks Emergency Preparedness and Library 2018-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Safe Water For Bangladesh School 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Interact Advisor Deb Pease reported that the Interact Club raised $456 at their balloon dart game at Summerfest. This year's profit will provide musical instruments for children living in impoverished conditions.
Interact Raises $456 for Music 2018-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Juliann Simonton, Loan Consultant with Caliber Home Loan, spoke about navigating the mortgage loan process for first-time home buyers.
Juliann Simonton 2018-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2018
Corey Dennan serves up snow cones to a grateful audience at a summer sweltering concert this week. Motor Booty was the band and the weather was hot! Rotary sells food at the free concerts to raise money for its service projects.
Snow cones for service 2018-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
RYLA director, Past President Phil Giordano reported on his visit to the Rotary Club of Damariscotta to talk about RYLA on Tuesday.
RYLA Report 2018-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Scarborough Rotary and Walden Woods present Linking Leaders' seventh workshop is 6:00- 7:30PM  September 25th, 2018 rsvp 883-0040.
September 25 Mission Central – Language Matters – Workshop focuses on beliefs we hold, and how these beliefs influence actions while examining the language that helps to provide clarity surrounding beliefs. Gain clarity with the belief clarification exercises.
The series is co-hosted by Rotary and Walden Woods Leadership to help promote highest personal and professional standards, not only in the workplace but in volunteering, family and personal life as well.
Mission Central- Language Matters 2018-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018.
The speaker Tuesday was Biddeford Rotarian and State Legislator Marty Grohman, who is an independent candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives.
Left to right: State Representative and Rotarian (Biddeford) Marty Grohman, Past President Phil Giordano, President Troy Dennan
Independent Candidate for Congress Marty Grohman is speaker 2018-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Corey Dennan was recognized for his volunteer service in Rotary Tuesday, August 14th, 2018. Corey sold snow cones at the Summer Concerts in the Park to raise money for Rotary charities.
Happiness is a Snow Cone Fundraiser 2018-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Scarborough Rotary and Walden Woods present Linking Leaders' fifth workshop is 6:00- 7:30PM  August 28th, 2018 rsvp 883-0040.
  • August 28 Mindset that can Enhance or Derail – Workshop examines how a leader’s individual mindset positively and negatively influences the interpersonal relationships. Mindset produces a direct correlation on productivity/profitability/motivation.  
The series is co-hosted by Rotary and Walden Woods Leadership to help promote highest personal and professional standards, not only in the workplace but in volunteering, family and personal life as well.
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Kerstin Egenhofer rides in an original 1955 dome observation car while traveling from Boston on the Downeaster to spend a day off of work in the Portland area.
Amtrak is bringing back the  domed rail car that offers panoramic views for riders of the Downeaster. The dome car is available through Sept. 24.
Jennifer Crosby of Amtrak Downeaster was the speaker Tuesday, July 31st. She talked about interesting possibilities for route expansions, and bringing back the 1955 dome car.
Downeaster Amtrack 2018-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2018
Halfway through 2018 are you on track for your goals?  What makes a good goal and how to increase your motivation within so you achieve both success and personal satisfaction was the topic of Vocational Service program "Linking Leaders: Developing the Leader Within. Past President and Owner of Walden Woods Leadership, Inc. Phil Giordano facilitated the motivational 1 1/2 hour workshop on Tuesday.
Rotary promotes high ethical and professional standards, and presents leadership and personal and professional growth opportunities through one of the five "Avenues of Service", called "Vocational Service".  The others are "Community Service", International Service", "Club Service" and "New Generations".
The next leadership workshop is August 28th and is titled: Mindset that can enhance or derail. No charge to members.
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Posted on Jul 17, 2018
District Governor John LoBosco and his gracious wife Sue made their official visit to Scarborough Rotary on Tuesday, July 17th. DG John shared his Rotary inspirational stories, then presented Past President Phil Giordano with his Paul Harris pins, making him a PH3!
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Tuesday, July 7th, 2018
Cabot Creamery is a co-op made up of more than 1,000 farm families. Plus, they employ over 1,000 people in four plants across three states. They are passionate about community values and strive to leverage volunteerism with a program run by their "Department of Gratitude". Reward Volunteers was created by Cabot Creamery to celebrate all of those who make communities stronger - like Rotary.
Through Reward Volunteers  volunteers can earn "Reach Points" to earn cash prizes for their organization's projects and charities.
Be sure to log your service!
Log Your Service for Cash Prizes from Cabot Creamery 2018-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary and Walden Woods present Linking Leaders' third workshop is 6:00- 7:30PM  May 22nd. rsvp 883-0040.
  • Communication the Power of Expectations – Workshop introduces a process to build trust and increase communication when working with clients, team members, staff, volunteers. Create a working social contract to build ever more powerful relationships with deep levels of trust. 
The series is co-hosted by Rotary and Walden Woods Leadership to help promote highest personal and professional standards, not only in the workplace but in volunteering, family and personal life as well.
Leadership Development Series: 3 2018-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary and Walden Woods Leadership second topic in a series of twelve vocational service workshops was on time management. Rotary knows that volunteers are busy people, so it invests in members to help them develop skills and habits they can use to help become more effective and efficient.
The monthly leadership series will run for one year. It's purpose is to help Rotary promote highest personal and professional standards, not only in the workplace but in volunteering, family and personal life as well.
The next workshop, on May 22nd is Communication: The Power of Expectations: Fee $49.00 per session, free for members and their guests.
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Scarborough Rotary and Walden Woods Leadership launched the inaugural session of Linking Leaders- Developing the Leader Within Tuesday. The first in a series of twelve vocational service workshops was titled "Purpose Connector". Participants engaged in interactive exercises that helped them to articulate and focus on goals that are meaningful and relevant to the things that are most important in one's life. 
The monthly series will run for one year. It's purpose is to help Rotary promote highest personal and professional standards, not only in the workplace but in volunteering, family and personal life as well.
The next workshop, on April 24th, will be "Time and Productivity Tools". Fee $49.00 per session, free for members and their guests.
Leadership Development Series 2018-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Wreaths have been delivered 2017-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Toronto 2018 RI Convention Rick Murphy 2017-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Dennen on Oct 17, 2017
Our speaker for the evening was Matt Dunlap, the Secretary of State for Maine.  He spoke to us about the Real ID act and how it is being implemented as well as how it will impact each of us in the future.

Matt informed us that moving forward, each of us would be required to show identification at the time of drivers license renewal.  He gave many examples of what would be required and sited cases where many in our state would have difficulties in producing the required documents.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Troy Dennen 2017-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
Meet Todd Souza, Director of Community Services Rick Murphy 2017-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
U S map is newest Scarborough Rotary Literacy Project 2017-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Bob Fowler, Executive Director of Milestone Foundation was the guest speaker at the meeting of Tuesday April 11th.
Bob talked about the current crisis of drug and alcohol addiction. Milestone Foundation provides services to empower individuals with substance use and behavioral health disorders to attain stability, dignity, recovery and an enhanced quality of life. That includes emergency shelter, medically managed detoxification and long-term treatment in Portland and Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Bob Fowler, Executive Director of Milestone 2017-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Win Winch
March 7th Meeting
Phil introduced Dr. Jeremy Book from the Innate Family Chiropractic practice located at 210 Western Avenue in South Portland.
“Dr. Jeremy Book grew up with a passion to be the greatest baseball player that he could be. He pursued his dream and had the opportunity to play 5 years of professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. It was this life experience that sparked his new passion for Chiropractic Healthcare.
Dr. Jeremy Book Speaks on Healing Win Winch 2017-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
SHS Interactors Inspired By Gift 2017-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Happy Birthday Rotary 2017-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Matthew Collins of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve spoke at the regular Tuesday meeting about the ways the employers can and must support members  of the guard and reserves who are called to duty.
Employers can take an important step toward ensuring the readiness of our National Guard and Reserve forces by participating in the ESGR “Statement of Support” program. Matthew explained various facets of the law that protects the jobs of those serving.
Matthew Collins Talks on Employer Support of Guard and Reserves 2017-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Carole Brush, Executive Director of Eastern Trail, was the guest speaker at the Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 meeting. She update the club of the current campaign to "close the gap". The gap is a section of the trail the crosses the Nonesuch River. Currently, there is no way to get across, so trail users must divert along Black Point Road. The Club has approved a donation of $200 to Eastern Trail.
Carole Brush, Executive Director Eastern Trail is Guest Speaker 2017-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Win Winch

January 10th Meeting


Ember introduced Mike Antonellis: “The 2017 season will be Mike's 13th season as the "Voice of the Sea Dogs."

Sea Dogs Win Winch 2017-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary welcomes it's newest member! Mindy Dearborn 2017-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
Emma Halas-O'Connor Talks About Safe Drinking Water 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0

Members of the Scarborough High School Interact Club sold beads of hope bracelets during their lunch break in December. The bracelets were created in Nicaragua as a revenue source for many children there and were bought by the club. They sold the bracelets for ten dollars and all proceeds will go to Project Grace. Interactor Samantha Carriero organized the activity.

SHS Interact Sells Beads of Hope For Project Grace 2016-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Leroy Crocket reports that there is quite a bit of interest from the high school in participating in a vocational service project. Some ideas being considered include a career awareness day or a job shadow opportunity. Anyone interested in working in the project out should let Ember know.
Vocational Service Project 2016-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Win Winch
December 13th Meeting
The club welcomed back Portland Rotarian, Russ Burleigh for his annual (25th) visit. He introduced Kathy Grammer, piano accompanist. Together they presented:”The Bells of Christmas” as used in various songs over the years.
Russ Burleigh and Kathy Grammer Christmas Program Win Winch 2016-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Education Foundation 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Leroy Crockett Talks About Buy Local Scarborough 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA Chairman Phil Giordano invited Scarborough graduates of RYLA and their parents to speak at the meeting November 22nd. They spoke passionately about their experience and the benefits they felt they realized. Superintendent of Schools Julie Kukenberger joined the SHS students as Phil lead them in a team building exercise.
RYLA graduates honored November 22nd 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Four Way Test Ethics Speech Contest 2016-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by win
November 15th Meeting
John Murphy proudly introduced his son Jack, a Board of Directors member of The Scarborough Educational Foundation, who introduced Will Leadley, Vice President. Together, they gave an informal and conversational history and discussion of this local organization. It was founded by a group of 11 frustrated with the level of school budget cuts:
Scarborough Education Foundation win 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Our club is profoundly saddened by the untimely passing of Past President Phil Mancini. Phil served two terms as president from 2005 to 2007,  and served as club secretary. His favorite service project might have Turkey Bowling at the annual Scarborough Winterfest where his smile was well known, but he was a fixture at all of Rotary's service projects. Our condolences to Phil's family.
RYLA Chairman Phil Giordano reports that donations of more than $2,000 to Scarborough Rotary in Phil Mancini's memory have been received so far. The funds will be used to build a new element for the RYLA course at Camp Hinds. It is to be called the "Mancini Mountain".
Passing of Past President Phil Mancini 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
State Senator Amy Volk was the speaker Tuesday October 25th. Her topic was civility in public discourse. The club has approved the purchase of 35 Four Way Test coins for her to give to her colleagues in the Maine senate when the legislative session begins.  
State Senator Amy Volk Speaks on Civility in Public Discourse 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Anna Kellar, Program Director, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections Speaks Win Winch 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Facing Maine Advocates For Individuals Affected Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Win Winch
October 4th Meeting
In Jeremy’s absence, Rick introduced Nadia Clucksberg, President and Kathy Kern, Vice President of the  Portland professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
Engineers Without Borders Win Winch 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Win Winch
September 20th Meeting
Tonight’s meeting was a fascinating update of the last 15 years of the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Pine Tree Council CEO Win Winch 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
September 13th, 2016
President of the Scarborough Library Board Emily Reed and Director Nancy Crowell were the guest speakers Tuesday. The spoke about Little Free Library, which are similar to kiosks where anyone can take a book or leave a book. They are popping up all over the country and now several are in Scarborough. Rotary has been invited to steward one.
Little Free Libraries Promote Literacy 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Troy Dennan introduced Julie Kukenberger, new Superintendent of Scarborough Schools, who was the guest speaker on August 30th.  She listened intently and asked many questions of the club members. She talked about the need for intentional taught “Guiding Principals”, such as Responsibility and Compassion for others. She was interested to hear that those are also the values Rotary recognizes through Student of the Quarter Awards. She called them “Soft Skills” and “Adaptive Skills”.  She mentioned that there is a questionnaire on the school district website that she will use to help inform her strategic plan, and asked that Rotarians complete one. The meeting did not adjourn until 7:30PM, as she fielded many questions and listened to comments.
Meet New School Superintendent 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Win Winch
July 26th Meeting
John Murphy introduced Scarborough native, Dr. Robert Lynch who was paying his 3rd visit to our club dating back quite a few years. From his web site www.drlynch.com:
Dr. Robert Lynch Speaks on Health Topics Win Winch 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Chairperson John Murphy reported that the summer concert concession fundraiser netted $2,200, thanks to the participation of all. He praised Leroy for gathering $500 or so in donations of cash or supplies.
Summer Concert Series Concession Results 2016-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Kiwanis member and advisor to Builders club was the guest speaker Tuesday to talk about similarities between Rotary and Kiwanis, and the good work the Builders Club does. Members expressed interest in working together on service projects. It has that Steffi Cox, Director of Project Grace was visiting Tuesday as well, and both groups are strong supporters thereof.
Ian Engelman 2016-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Club Directory Update 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 20, 2016
Harry Page was presented with his second Paul Harris Fellow Award by President Phil Giordano on Tuesday, June 21st. In attendance was his wife Diana, who is also a Paul Harris Fellow. Harry was honored for his service and support in a photo tribute that showed him participating in many, many service projects.
Harry Page Receives Second Paul Harris Fellow Award 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
SHS Interactors Invited to American Academy 2016-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations 2016 RYLA Recipients 2016-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary President Phil Giordano presented a check for $200 to Stephanie Leonheart and Michele Lajoie, organizers of the Scarborough Middle School team participating in this years special Olympics. Stephanie is the daughter of Past President and Paul Harris Fellow John Messer. The club also announced donations of $100 to Day One for teen alcohol and drug abuse treatment, and a $60 membership in the Eastern Trail Association.
Rotary Donates to Eastern Trail, Day One and Special Olympics 2016-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Kevin Welch, Substance Abuse Counselor Talks About Day One 2016-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
"...This is why I love Rotary..." 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Club Raises $102 from Purple Pinkie 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Beads For Hope Benefit Project Grace and Children of the Dump
The Beads of Hope Project teaches students at the Betania Trade School to make hand crafted beads by hand-rolling recycled wallpaper. Through this process they craft beautiful artisan bracelets, necklaces, earrings and even rosary beads. Each student is paid for the crafts that they make, which is empowering- since they can earn double the salary of a school teacher in Nicaragua. 
Beads For Hope Benefit Project Grace and Children of the Dump 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Crutches For Africa To Be Loaded November 21st 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 10, 2015
Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!!! What a great night October 30th was! We ended up with a total of 19 clubs that sponsored “Dress Up To Drive Out Human-Trafficking” at One Longfellow Square.  Plus…there were individual participants from a total of 25 clubs. WOW! This is collaboration at its finest......District Governor Sheila Rollins

Dress Up To Drive Out Human Trafficking 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary's Newest Paul Harris Fellow 2015-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Violette, LCSW Speaks on In-Home Care 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Win WInch on May 04, 2015
May 5th Meeting
Candy introduced Kate Smith, Director of Programming & Operations for Oceanwood Camp & Conference Center located on a 140 acres campus in Ocean Park. (Ocean Park is a neighborhood located in Old Orchard Beach.) It abuts the City of Saco and the Rachel Carson Reserve. Candy also introduced Kasandra Kane, Director of Finance & Administration for Oceanwood.
Kate Smith, Director of Programming & Operations for Oceanwood Camp & Conference Center Win WInch 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
John Duncan, Directors Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2015
Lynn Sewall, Regional Sales Director, Holiday Inn By The Bay spoke on Tuesday about the conventions and visitors business in Portland
Lynn Sewall, Holiday Inn By The Bay 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Photographer Claudia Murray Gives Talk on Smart Phone Photos 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Dave Langley, Owner of Paws Applause 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor Ann Lee Hussey Is Guest Speaker Win Winch 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Club Visits Scarborough Terrace Win Winch 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Shawn Babine is Guest Speaker Winthrop Winch 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA Applications Are Available 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Feb 23, 2015

February 24th Meeting

President Candy introduced Dr. George Entwistle, Scarborough Superintendent of Schools. He noted that he had been Superintendent 4 years and managed to pay us a visit each of those 4 years.  That fact triggered an open invitation to consider membership!


Scarborough Superintendent of Schools Dr Entwistle Guest Speaker Winthrop Winch 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
RI Past President Rick King Speaks on World Peace Richard Murphy 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Steffi Cox, Director of Project Grace Is Guest Speaker Richard Murphy 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah Pease on Jan 29, 2015

The Scarborough Middle School Interact Club is off to a great start. The Interactors just finished making their own video- a commercial for their school news show to promote a book drive they are doing for book the school in Nigeria. That project is being funded by a Rotary Grant awarded to the Saco Bay Rotary Club.  After a number of cuts (due to excessive giggles) they had a finished product. At their bi-weekly meeting Thursday the middle schoolers decorated boxes to put around the school to collect the books.

Scarborough Middle School Interactors Produce A Video For Nigeria School Book Drive Deborah Pease 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Jan 21, 2015
We are pleased to announce our latest Global Grant award:   a $44,000 project to build a dam in Ashram, India.  Project financing from three clubs in three districts, led by Sanford-Springvale with their contribution of $3600, matched with $3600 of District Global Grant DDF.
District Announces Global Grant Award Richard Murphy 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Claudia Frost Presents on Brunswick Rotary's Health Screening Project in Zambia 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Jan 05, 2015

January 6th Meeting

Ember Earle welcomed us to the cozy conference room of the C Port Credit Union Scarborough branch at 313 US Route 1. Jared Avery introduced tonight’s speaker David E. Creech, principal of Scarborough High School.

Scarborough High School Principal David Creech is Speaker Winthrop Winch 2015-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Candy Macomber on Jan 01, 2015

This is a "working" dinner and opportunity for the president-elect and vice president-elect to meet your president "class" and start planning for the 2015-16 Rotary year.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50088/Event/58691385-c7ee-46d7-a9f1-b53bad126b4f#sthash.8ghc2lOJ.dpuf
Mid Year Leadership Conference January 26th, 2015 Candy Macomber 2015-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Dec 15, 2014

December 16th Meeting

Candy introduced Portland Rotarian, Russ Burleigh who was making his annual visit and historical Christmas presentation. Every year he manages to give us a different or new presentation. However, I have reached back in my files and used my notes from 2004:

Russ Burleigh historical Christmas presentation Winthrop Winch 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Nov 17, 2014

November 18th Meeting

Candy introduced  Scarborough Fire Chief, Mike Thurlow  who explained their current program of providing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Scarborough Fire Chief Mike Thurlow Winthrop Winch 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Nov 10, 2014

November 11th Meeting


Candy introduced  Ruth Libby from Ruth’s Reusable Resources. Before she began her comments, she had handed out an impressive facts booklet that celebrates 20t years of this volunteer organization whose beginning is best described by visiting their website: www.ruths.org and reading its history as told by Ruth:

Ruth Libby from Ruth’s Reusable Resources Winthrop Winch 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Oct 21, 2014
In the mid- 1980’s 350,000 children around the world were stricken with polio each year. That is more children than live in the entire state of Maine. Fortunately, polio had been almost eradicated here by then. But not so in the rest of world.
Polio Is Now Eradicated in All But Three Countries Richard Murphy 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 20, 2014

Scarborough Rotary

October 21st, 2014

Daniel Menz is a senior at Cape Elizabeth High School and a graduate of RYLA. He talked of how RYLA inspired him to become a different person.

Daniel Menz Talks About His RYLA Experience 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2014

Scarborough Rotary Club

October 14th, 2014

Dejan Saric was just 10 years old when his father came home from work, told his family to quickly pack what they could carry and get into their car.  His family fled their home in Croatia that day.


Dejan Saric was just 10 years old ... 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
State Representative Amy Volk Guest Speaker 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Bill Whitten, Assistant Cumberland County Manager Guest Speaker Winthrop Winch 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Commissioner of DHHS, Mary Mayhew Guest Speaker; Rep Sirocki Visits Winthrop Winch 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Pauline Schmitz, LMT, Owner of The Elemental Body is Guest Speaker Winthrop Winch 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Jim Budway, Cumberland County Director of Emergency Management 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Jul 14, 2014

July 15th Meeting

Rick introduced Deb Walters, the kayaking grandmother from Troy and Rotarian from the Unity, Maine club. He had plucked her out of the water at Pine Point. She has just begun a 2,500 mile journey to Guatemala.


Deb Walters, the kayaking grandmother is guest speaker Winthrop Winch 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Jul 07, 2014

A Maine kayaker will stop in Scarborough during a 2500 mile paddle from Yarmouth, Maine to Guatemala. Her journey is to raise awareness and funds for Safe Passage, a Maine-based nonprofit that sets up schools in Guatemala City.

Kayaking for Safe Passage Kids Richard Murphy 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Kerry Peabody Talks About The Long Term Care & Disability Winthrop Winch 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Maine kayaker paddling from Yarmouth to Guatemala, to stop in Scarborough 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Jared Avery Named Paul Harris Fellow 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Deborah Pease gave a very interesting (and tasty!) talk about producing maple syrup. Winthrop Winch 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Honors Students for Citizenship Melynda Dearborn 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2014

Scarborough, May 31st, 2014

Scarborough Rotary organized a fun, and successful Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser Saturday. With over 900 people estimated to attend, the festival atmosphere was a blast- literally. Kids loved to blast those horns.

Touch A Truck Raises Money for Youth Services 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Jim Brennan, Co-Founder of Meals 4 Others Winthrop Winch 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2014

Scarborough Rotary organized a fun, and successful Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser at Scarborough Downs on Saturday, May 31st. With over 900 people estimated to attend, the festival atmosphere was a blast- literally. Kids loved to blast those horns.

Touch A Truck Raises Money for Youth Services 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Students of the Quarter Honored Melynda Dearborn 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on May 26, 2014

May 27th Meeting

Returning for his 3rd visit to our club, town manager, Tom Hall was introduced by President Candy. The former president of the Rockland Club used slides that had prepared for a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce resulting in a very informative presentation.

Town Manager Tom Hall Is Guest Speaker Winthrop Winch 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Jim and Jan Schmidt Talk About Their Recent Trip to Distribute Crutches in Kenya Winthrop Winch 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Apr 07, 2014

April 8th Meeting

Again, Rick introduced his office neighbor Kath Bartlett owner of Bartlett Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine at 7 Oak Hill Terrace.  She was our February 11th speaker when she presented:  “What Acupuncture is all about”. Tonight she returned.  After serving us herbal tea, she explained the other side of her practice, Chinese Medicine. 

Kath Bartlett owner of Bartlett Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is speaker Winthrop Winch 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 02, 2014
Congratulations to Pam Payeur on being named a Paul Harris Fellow. Saco Bay Rotary Club conferred the honor for Pam's work with veterans. Pam is the director of Maine's Wounded Heroes, an advocacy and support group for veterans, especially wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Pam is married to Scarborough Rotary President-elect Mike Payeur. She is a frequent guest and has been guest speaker at Scarborough. Rotary is currently working on plans for a fundraiser to help Wounded Heroes bring a traveling war memorial to the area over the fourth of July holiday weekend.
Pam Payeur Named Paul Harris Fellow 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
Interact Advisor Debbie Pease reported that sixteen members of Scarborough High School Interact Club attended the District Youth Services Conference in York on Saturday. Jared Avery presented the segment on RYLA.
Sixteen Scarborough Interactors Attend Conference 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Dale Carlson, Million Meals Maine is guest speaker, seeks volunteers 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 12, 2014

Day One is an organization that runs substance abuse treatment programs for adolescents. Scarborough Rotary has donated to them before. They recently opened a residence in Buxton for girls to complement the home for boys a half mile away in Hollis. This program gives youth ages 13-18 the opportunity to learn the critical skills they need to live a recovering lifestyle.


Day One Asks For Supplies For Buxton Girls Treatment Home 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary helps Project Grace raise money for heating oil Melynda Dearborn 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Thatcher Freund an author, journalist Guest Speaker Winthrop Winch 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Newest member inducted into Rotary Club of Scarborough Candy Macomber 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Feb 24, 2014

Past District Governor Peter Johnson gave a talk on Tuesday, February 25th entitled "Rotary Unwrapped" - a mix of Rotary history, factoids, a smaller touches on Foundation. Also visiting were District Givernor Carolyn Johnson, District Governor-elect Lawrence Furbush, assistant governor Marge Barker and a number of visiting Rotarians attending a district Interact meeting following the Scarborough meeting.

Past District Governor Peter Johnson is Guest Speaker Richard Murphy 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 21, 2014
Scarborough Rotary and Shaw's Supermarkets collected boxes of donated foods and almost $400 in food gift cards for the Scarborough Food Pantry on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. It was the second annual food drive for the partnership, which was scheduled on Rotary's World Peace and Understanding Day. Rotary is a worldwide service organization that focuses on Health, Hunger and Humanitarian needs.
Scarborough Food Pantry Appreciates Food Drive 2014-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary Honors Student For Citizenship Melynda Dearborn 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
2nd Annual District Stuff the Bus Candy Macomber 2014-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Kath Bartlett owner of Bartlett Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Speaker Winthrop Winch 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melynda Dearborn on Feb 03, 2014

Two Middle School eighth graders received Scarborough Rotary Club’s Student of the Quarter Awards on February 4th.  Anna Chase was the recipient for first quarter and Felicia O’Reilly for second quarter 2013-2014.

Student of the Quarter Honored Melynda Dearborn 2014-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Jan 27, 2014

January 28th Meeting

Rick Murphy introduced Paul Austin, President and Kathy Mills, Executive Director of Scarborough Land Trust (SLT). SLT was originally founded as the Owascoag Land Conservation Trust in 1977. Owascoag being the Indian name meaning “the land of many grasses”. In 1984 it was renamed to Scarborough Land Trust. Kathy Mills described SLT as a “small organization doing big things”!

Paul Austin, President and Kathy Mills, Executive Director of Scarborough Land Trust Winthrop Winch 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Jan 13, 2014

January 14th Meeting

Rick Murphy introduced Robert McKenzie, president-elect of the Kennebunk club. After having spent  his adult life in public service, McKenize is Chief of Police in Kennebunk. At a York County Police Chief’s Meeting, he heard the District Attorney lament that they were having trouble finding community service projects for First time non-violent youth offenders. They needed better projects than washing a fire truck or police vehicle. With the back ground of being police chief and Rotarian, Bob hatched the idea or the “reset button” idea.

Kennbunk Police Chief and Rotary Help Kids Hit The Restart Button Winthrop Winch 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Jan 07, 2014

The meeting of January 7th, 2014 had to be moved on short notice due to scheduling conflicts for the facility at Cabelas. A club social outing was called and members met at Portland Pie for pizza. The speaker for the evening was rescheduled and will visit on February 25th.

Our sincere appreciation to Cabelas for allowing us to use the room when it is not rented.

January 7th meeting bumped Richard Murphy 2014-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 16, 2013

Officers for the next Rotary year, July 1st, 2014 - June 30, 2015, were elected at the annual meeting December 17th. Congratulations and sincere appreciation for their service in Rotary to:

President-elect -Mike Payeur

Vice President- Debbie Pease

Secretary- Ron Allen

Treasurer- John Murphy

Club Protection Officer- Jared Avery

2014- 2015 Officers Elected 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 16, 2013
The program on Tuesday, December 17th was an interesting talk by Russ Burleigh on the background story of popular Christmas songs. Russ took us through a list of well known songs and explained who wrote them, and why. Always a favorite in Scarborough, this year a snowstorm provided the perfect backdrop for those who braved it.
Russ Burleigh Presents Christmas Traditions 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Karen Martin, Executive Director, SEDCO guest speaker 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah Pease on Dec 03, 2013
The Preble Street Resource Center in Portland was pleasantly  surprised when Scarborough High School Interactors helped deliver 723 lbs of food they gathered in a food drive at school. Preble Street weighed it on a pallet. They were expecting the typical load- 40- 50lbs!
Interactors Deliver 723 lbs of Food to Preble Street Resource Center Deborah Pease 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Paula Banks, LSW, CMC Director of Geriatric Care at Living Innovations is Speaker Winthrop Winch 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Christmas Tree Fundraiser Press Release Melynda Dearborn 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Interested in Being A Positive Role Model? Richard Murphy 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Nov 18, 2013

Scarborough Rotary delivered $1,000 worth of food to Judith Campbell, Director of Nutrition, Scarborough Schools and volunteer coordinator of the Backpack lunch program she founded. Funds were provided by a District Grant awarded to the Scarborough club.

Judith first explained the program when she was guest speaker at a club meeting in December, 2009. Following is the story by Win Winch from the December 1st, 2009 bulletin.


Club Buys Food For School Backpack Lunches Winthrop Winch 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Explained By IPP Mindy Dearborn 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Daniel Mays Talks About Scarborough’s Frith Farm Winthrop Winch 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Oct 28, 2013

October 29th Meeting

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Peter Wilk, MD assisted by Daniell Oppenhein, MD began with an overview of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Their focus areas are Toxic Chemicals, Domestic Violence, Climate Change, and Nuclear Weapons that was tonight’s topic.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Winthrop Winch 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Diane Allen, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator talks about cancer clinical trials 2013-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Noel Sullivan, Executive Director of Pine Tree Society Speaks to Club 2013-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
David Leonard, president of Evergreen Geothermal speaker Winthrop Winch 2013-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Sep 23, 2013

September 24th Meeting

Again this week, our own Debbie Merrill gave a fascinating presentation

Aquaponics Winthrop Winch 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Sep 16, 2013

September 17th Meeting


Tonight we were treated to ”The Honeybee” by Deb Merrill. Classification talks are always the best & tonight’s was no exception! Deb concluded by hosting a honey sampling complete with crackers and individual tasting spoons.

The Honeybee Winthrop Winch 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2013

District Governor Carolyn Johnson presented a Paul Harris Fellow pin to Rick Murphy during her official visit to the club on Tuesday, September 3rd.

The award recognizes members for contributions to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund, Polio Plus, and Grants.

Paul Harris Fellow Award Presented 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Former Rotarian, Club Bulletin Editor Bernie Kelly Remembered 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Sep 09, 2013

September 10th Meeting

Candy introduced Donna Betts founder and director of Family Hope that has only been in existence 1 ½ years. She began by presenting the following United States facts:

Donna Betts founder and director of Family Hope Winthrop Winch 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Carolyn Johnson Official Visit to Scarborough 2013-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Members Join in Welcoming SHS Class of 2017 Candy Macomber 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Aug 27, 2013
Scarborough Rotary Club members are invited to a special luncheon meeting with the Rotary Clubs of Portland and South Portland Sunrise on Friday, September 20, 2013 at SMCC's Culinary Arts Dining Room.  SMCC President Ron Cantor will be the guest speaker. The dining room will open at noon, and the meeting will start at 12:15 p.m.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to meet Moises Sifren Juan, Administrator of Hospital El Buen Samaritano in La Romana, Dominican Republic and Assistant Governor in Rotary District 4060.  Rotarians have worked with Moises for many years on projects that improve the lives of underserved people in the Dominican Republic.  The Dominican Cultural Festival and Benefit Concert described on the enclosed poster will begin after the Rotary Clubs meeting.  Tickets for this event are also available as described on the poster.

If you would like to attend the luncheon meeting, please notify Portland's Loretta Rowe at lrowe@maine.rr.com since seating is limited. The cost is $16.  Please send your check payable to the Rotary Club of Portland to Loretta as soon as possible:

Loretta Rowe
19 Whistler Landing
Scarborough, ME 04074

Invitation to a special luncheon meeting with the Rotary Clubs of Portland and South Portland Sunrise Richard Murphy 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Summer camp for middle school kids. Sponsored by the Rotarians of Jaffrey and Rindge , NH is topic 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Jul 29, 2013

July 30th Meeting

Candy turned the meeting over to Bob LaNigra and Jim Bucar who presented us with both a visual Presentation along with some nice hand-outs about the Eastern Trail which presently has 5 miles of trail in Scarborough. Upon completion, it will be a 65 mile trail from Bug Light in South Portland to Kittery. The Easter Trail is part of the planned 3,000 mile East Coast Greenway which will extend from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.

Bob LaNigra and Jim Bucar Presentation about the Eastern Trail Winthrop Winch 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 23, 2013

President Candy Macomber announced that Scarborough Rotary won a competitive application for a District Grant to help provide funding for Scarborough Schools' backpack lunch program.

The program is a way for school cafeteria workers to discreetly give hungry students a backpack stuffed with food to take home. For some kids, school lunch is the main, or sometimes only, meal. During vacations and weekends, many of them do not have food to eat.


Scarborough Rotary Receives Grant to Help With School Backpack Food Program 2013-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Jul 22, 2013

July 23rd Meeting


Candy introduced outbound group study exchange team leader, Rotarian Sheila Rollins who described a visit  full of amazing experiences, overwhelming emotions and great hosts!  Also present was Steve Nappi, a special education teacher at Clickman Academy and Kaitlyn Oddy, a USM grad student who along with Bob Wallstrom comprised the team. Both Steve & Kaitlyn presented their impressions.

2013 Outbound (Nigeria) Group Study Exchange Team Visits Club Winthrop Winch 2013-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Eric Topper, Director of Outreach for Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Speaker Winthrop Winch 2013-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Jul 08, 2013

July 9th Meeting

Ron’s wonderful interpretation of the Four-Way Test dovetailed with tonight’s speaker, Dr. Clint Steele who explained Pay It Forward x1 Million.

Five years ago Dr. Steele, a chiropractor was suffering from a severe bout of depression. Mondays were the worst days for him. He decided to sit down and write a letter thanking someone who had helped him. Later, that person called him in tears and told him how his letter had changed his day. Seeing the wonderful response, Dr. Steele decided to pursue it by encouraging everyone to perform acts of kindness.

Dr. Clint Steele explained Pay It Forward x1 Million Winthrop Winch 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Jun 24, 2013

The club sent $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation for fiscal year 2012-2013,  made up of donations from individual members and a club supplement. Individual members are billed for a voluntary donation on their semi-annual dues bill and can pay any amount they choose. Members can view their own contribution history at www.rotary.org. Log in under Member, and click on Contribution History.

Any member can also contribute directly to The Rotary Foundation's programs using a credit card by following the same link.

Club sends $1,000 Donation to Rotary Foundation Richard Murphy 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2013
Christmas Tree Chairman Ron passes along his thanks to the team who showed up on short notice to move the Christmas tree racks out of the way of construction at the neighboring lot near the Citgo Station. Thank you to John Murphy and his two sons Kevin and Jack, and Mike Payeur.
Christmas Tree Sales Preparations Begin 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 24, 2013

Invoices for the first half of fiscal year 2013- 2014, which covers July 1st 2013- December 31st, 2013, have been emailed.

The Board decided to keep semi annual dues at $75, with a suggested donation to Rotary Foundation of $15. 

Dues are Due 2013-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary Club approves $150 for RYLA 2013-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Tracy Gagnon & Jeanette McDonald from the Hampton Club Speak on Water Project Winthrop Winch 2013-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Student of the Quarter Awards Presented 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 03, 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the Rotary Club of Scarborough 2013 Scholarships:

Grace Farnkoff, Meghan Lynch and Brandon Ruel were each presented a $1,000 award certificate by Chairman Jared Avery at the Scarborough High School Seniors Awards Ceremony on June 4th, 2013. 

2013 Scholarship Recipients Announced 2013-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
John Murphy Presents Classification Talk on Real Estate Winthrop Winch 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 01, 2013

Summer Concerts in the Park

Sponsored by Scarborough Community Chamber and Scarborough Community Services

A series of free evening concerts is planned for six weeks this summer. Bring your friends and family to the gazebo at Memorial Park and enjoy a different band each week. Purchase festival food and desserts at the concession stand. Take this opportunity to get outdoors and be entertained by some of Maine's finest artist. In the event of rain, concerts will be held inside at the Winslow Homer Auditorium in Scarborough High School.


Summer Concerts Schedule 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Community Dialogue Replaces Meeting of April 23rd Richard Murphy 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Danielle Beckwith from ElectricityMaine Speaker Winthrop Winch 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Apr 08, 2013

April 9th Meeting

Both Peggy Farrington, Administrator and  Andrea Killiard, Marketing Director at Piper Shores presented “Senior Living Options”. They began by emphasizing their goal was not to sell us. Their web site, http://www.pipershores.org/  describes the facility: “Among Maine retirement communities, Piper Shores is Maine’s first and only nonprofit lifecare retirement community. Piper Shores is also the only retirement community in Maine to be accredited by CARF/CCAC.

Senior Living Options at Piper Shores Winthrop Winch 2013-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 28, 2013

 Rotary International’s birthday of February 23 has traditionally been a time for Rotarians throughout the District to get together to celebrate the good work we do.  This year, we will both celebrate our past successes AND do more good work at the same time.  That’s because on Saturday, Feb. 23, Rotary's World Understanding and Peace Day, clubs throughout the District will collect food for their local food pantries and then come together that evening for a  “Frugal Feast” celebration.

 Fore more information or reserve, visit  http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/story/StoryDetail.aspx?accountid=50088&sid=18055&stid=District

World Peace and Understanding Stuff the Bus Food Drive, Fundraiser Dinner 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah Pease on Dec 10, 2012
Sixteen members of the SHS Interact Club sign up for shifts on Saturday and Sunday to help with the tree sale.
Interactors Help Out at Tree Sale Deborah Pease 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 05, 2012

SHS Special Education teacher Anne Kurlanski and Director of  Special Services, Alison Marchese introduced Wyatt Mayhew, and Middle School Principal Barbara Hathorn and Lead Teacher Passamaquoddy Wing, Kris White introduced student Ethan Scribner, recipients of the First Quarter 2012-2013 Student of the Quarter Awards.

President Mindy presented the Awards before a packed room, and Win Winch used his happy dollar to compliment the high quality of the SOQ program. Thank you Patti for organizing and officiating the evening, and for donating the pizza and thank you Sponsors The Study Hall, Wells Fargo Advisors and Tim Byrne Photgraphy.

Student of the Quarter Awards Presented 2012-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Oct 15, 2012

October 16th Meeting

Jared introduced Ethan Strimling, Chief Executive Officer of Learning Works described on their website as “Providing the best learning opportunities in Southern Maine for at-risk youth, the immigrant community, and low-income families.” http://www.learningworks.me/. During his introduction, Jared also mentioned that Ethan wears two hats. His other specialty is political analysis.

Ethan Strimling, Chief Executive Officer of Learning Works Speaker Winthrop Winch 2012-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Elissa English, Convention & Visitors Bureau is Guest Speaker Winthrop Winch 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melynda Dearborn on Sep 25, 2012
South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club President Bob Flynn is looking for volunteers for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides" walk on October 14. Volunteers are neededclub  to help along the route. The volunteers can be anyone: Rotarians, friends, and family. It's a great event for a good cause.

Please let your members know of this need and they can contact Bob if they would like to vounteer.

Full information is available on our web page.

Scott Irving
Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth
District 7780 Technology Chair/Webmaster 


Rotarians Asked to Help "Make Strides" October 14th Melynda Dearborn 2012-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Martin M. Mason, proprietor of THE EGG & I restaurant is Speaker September 25, 2012 Winthrop Winch 2012-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah Pease on Sep 12, 2012

Rotary International UN Day 2012 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Looking for Interact Members from District 7780 to attend this inspiring day!

This unique opportunity will offer both a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, as well as observing discussions featuring leaders and officials from the United Nations, UN affiliated Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's) and Rotary International. Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be served in the main United Nations Cafeteria overlooking the East River. Lunch will include a sandwich, beverage and dessert. Rotarians from District 7780, including DG Marty have attend this event in the past and highly recommend it! Our hope is that Rotary Clubs from our District will sponsor an Interact member from their club if students cannot pay their own way.

 Click this link for more infomaration


Interact Members Invited to Rotary UN Day November 3, 2012 Deborah Pease 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on Sep 10, 2012

September 11th Meeting

Jared introduced his friend, Katelyn Chapman who spoke on “Life after RYLA”. This being the anniversary of 9-11, she described discovering the impact of that day as she was walking into her freshman homeroom. The other event that impacted her life was RYLA!

Katelyn Chapman on “Life after RYLA" Winthrop Winch 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Sep 03, 2012
September 4th, 2012

The weekly meeting was moved to the Morrison Center due to unavailabilty of Cabelas this evening. Members were treated to an uxpected tour of the facility by Director Mark Ryder, who was a recent guest speaker at the club.
Club Tours Morrison Center Richard Murphy 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Sep 03, 2012

September 4th, 2012

Scarborough Community Services Recreation Manager Bill Reichl updated the club on the long list of programs and responsibilities of the Community Serivces Department. He was joined by Hallie Hodge, Seniors Program Coordinator.

Bill Reichel Speaks On Scarborough Community Services Richard Murphy 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Town Manager Tom Hall Speaks to Rotary Winthrop Winch 2012-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Aug 21, 2012
Scarborough Rotary members Mindy, Deb, Tim and Candy provided 4 back to school backpacks filled with all the supplies the students needed to start the school year.  The program is run by Project GRACE to provide lower income students in Scarborough with new supplies, a backpack and lunch box.  This year approximately 70 students were provided supplies and backpacks.
Rotarians Help With School Backpacks Richard Murphy 2012-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Aug 20, 2012

August 21st Meeting

President Mindy introduced Mark Ryder, Executive Director and Meghan Smith, Development Coordinator of the Morrison Center located at 60 Chamberlain Road in Scarborough. (Thanks to the AAA for assisting Mark who had locked himself out of his car just in time!)

Mark Ryder and Meghan Smith Speak on Morrison Center Richard Murphy 2012-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melynda Dearborn on Aug 14, 2012

Scarborough Rotary has been asked to help neighbor Rotary Club of Saco Bay organize an awareness builder/fundraiser for Rotary Foundation's many initiatives that foster world peace and understanding.

On the weekend of October 6th- 8th, people form around the world will walk, each in their own neighborhoods. Ours will be on the Eastern Trail from Thornton Academy in Saco to Black Point Road in Scarborough.

More details to follow, but anyone intersted in working on the project should let Mindy know.

Rotary Walk For World Peace Oct 6-8th 2012 Melynda Dearborn 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Aug 14, 2012
Scarborough Rotarians who can volunteer a couple of hours to help staff the Summerfest booth between 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM Friday are requested to contact Mindy to let her know availability. She can be reached at scarboroughrotary@maine.rr.com.

A "Shelter Box" will be on display at the Scarborough Rotary Club's Summerfest booth Friday. ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. ShelterBoxes are sponsored by service clubs, Rotary Clubs, school and church groups, businesses and individuals throughout the USA and around the world.
Shelter Box Displayed At Summerfest Richard Murphy 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Portsmouth Rotarian Briana Carrigg Speaker on Friends Forever Winthrop Winch 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Jun 27, 2012
The Rotary Foundation programs are funded primarily through the "Annual Fund".  On behalf of the mother who will receive prenatal care, the father who will have access to fresh water for his family, and the children who will learn to read and write in their newly furnished school, thank you for your gift. 

Rotary recognizes individuals who have accumulated 1,000 points for contributions to The Rotary Foundation with a "Paul Harris Fellow" designation.  Recognition points can be transferred to another person or organization that you might like to honor, or you can use them yourself. To look up your contribution history, go to www.rotary.org, member access, log in, then click View Your Contribution History. A sample report appears below. 

Scarborough Rotary Club board of directors has approved a two for one matching program. For each dollar you donate directly to the Foundation, the club will transfer one additional point to you or a your designee.  For example, you may use the points to honor your spouse, parent, community hero, or a non-profit organization.  Ask your club's foundation chairperson for more information.

Foundation Recognition Points Richard Murphy 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2011 Participants Announced Melynda Dearborn 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA- Scarborough Rotary RYLA Announced for 2011 Melynda Dearborn 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 19, 2011
June 16 2011- Crutches 4 Africa's Dave Talbot is in Kenya distributing mobility devices. District 7780 conducted a drive during 2010- 2011 to collect unneeded crutches, walkers and canes. Local Rotarians helped prepare the container on April 30th. Talbot has posted photos.
Crutches 4 Africa's Dave Talbot Posts Photos From Kenya 2011-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Winthrop Winch on May 10, 2011

May 5th – 50th Anniversary Celebration

It was a memorable evening as over 90 Rotarians, spouses, and guests gathered at the Dunstan School Restaurant to celebrate and recognize 50 years of service. With Governor Ann Lee Hussey at his side, President Rick rang the bell shortly after 6 PM. Vice President Leroy gave the invocation followed by Secretary Phil who introduced our many visitors including PDG and RID Dan Lilly. Phil noted that Dan hired him right out of law school which began a dialog that continued when Dan later had an opportunity to speak!

The gathering was presented an opportunity to sing thanks to song leader, Russ Burleigh and Peggy Wescott on the electronic piano. (Both past presidents of Portland Rotary). We sang  “We Go for Scarborough’, “Rotary, My Rotary”, and the National Anthem. However, our Friendship Exchange Team had to sing “Jana Gana Mana” their national anthem due to a technology glich.

The evening was a perfect occasion for DG Ann Lee and President Rick to induct Christina & Jared into our club and the larger world of Rotary.

Charter member and past president, Irving Senne along with past president , Stephen Burton provided us a glimpse of the early years of our club. Burton is still active in the Damariscotta-Newcastle club 50 years later.

DG Ann Lee was the featured speaker.  As a polio survivor, her personal experience from childhood through adulthood is gripping. She noted that Polio’s side effects will likely reappear in her later years.

May 5th – 50th Anniversary Celebration Winthrop Winch 2011-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Help needed Friday May 13th to Load Container of Crutches Richard Murphy 2011-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Apr 11, 2011

The Rotary Club of Bath is hosting a joint Rotary Club After Hours Event on Thursday, April 28th, 6 PM at the Solo Bistro Restaurant located at 128 Front Street in downtown Bath, Maine. This a great opportunity to mix and meet other Rotarians in the area. All Rotarians and their guests are invited. Door prizes will be awarded. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.  A $5 per person cover charge will help defray costs. Presidents and/or Club Secretaries are asked to RSVP with the numbers attending to Jason at jason.ritchie.mibr@statefarm.com.

The Rotary Club of Bath is hosting a joint Rotary Club After Hours Event Richard Murphy 2011-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Apr 11, 2011

Dear Rotarian,


We invite you to the District 7780 Conference at the Marriott Sable Oaks in So. Portland this year.  Please make your hotel reservations online today at 

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pwmap?groupCode=ROTROTA&app=resvlink&fromDate=5/12/11&toDate=5/15/  The conference rate is available only through Monday, April 18.


Our conference begins with the 2010-2011 4-Way Test Speak-off on Thursday, May 12 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited.  There is no admission fee.

The top winner(s) will also join us on Saturday morning at the district conference (May 14th) to present their speeches to the attendees.


Reserve your room for Thursday evening at the Marriott Sable Oaks to be rested and energized for the Service Projects which begin bright and early at 7:30AM Friday, May 13.  For more details on the 

Service Projects opportunities, CLICK HERE for Port Resource-Rotary Service Day Project and CLICK HERE Crutches4Africa Service Day Project. Return at 11AM to freshen up in your hotel room prior

to the Conference Opening Ceremonies at Noon Friday.


An overview of the Conference schedule can be downloaded HERE as well as the Conference registration form.  Don't miss the amazing line-up of Conference speakers.


An annual treat not to be missed is the Conference Hospitality Suite hosted by the Rotary Club of Portsmouth and PDG Mort Schmidt.  Conference is the time to meet new friends and renew old friendships as

we unwind from the day's activities at the close of the Conference each evening.  Fellowship is a key reason for attending a District Conference!


Don't forget to book your tee times for Thursday and Sunday.  Call (207) 775-6257 for a tee time at special hotel guest rates.  The website is www.sableoaks.com.


We look forward to celebrating the 2010-2011 Rotary year with you!


Yours in Rotary service,


John Griffith, Conference Co-chair

Rich Emerson, Conference Co-chair

District 7780 Conference Richard Murphy 2011-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Donation Approved For Project Graduation Richard Murphy 2011-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Timothy Byrne on Apr 06, 2011
On Saturday April 30th there will be a work party at the Armory in South Portland.  Volunteers are needed in order to finish preparing the rest of mobility devices for shipping on May 13th.  We will start working at 9:00am and with enough help be done by noon.  Please let me know either way if and how many volunteers you are able to get. 
Thanks for all you do. 
Dennis Robillard
Crutches 4 Africa
District 7789 Chair
Crutches4Africa Help Needed to Prepare Shipping Container April 30th Timothy Byrne 2011-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Apr 06, 2011

Many children (K-12) are coming back to school after long weekends or vacations very hungry. The school nutrition backpack program sends home food, but supplies are depleted.

 Rotary has been asked to help. Please bring food items requested below to the meeting on Tuesday April 12th or drop off at volunteer Kelly Murphy's house at 12 Eagles Nest Drive.

 Tuesday's meeting is a service work project. We will help give the library a spring cleaning, so wear work clothes.  Please rsvp to Candy for the sandwich order.

Rotary asked to donate some food to the School Backpack Program Richard Murphy 2011-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Timothy Byrne on Mar 16, 2011
The Exchange Team is comprised of (6) Rotarian couples. They range in age from 38 - 57 years' old; teachers, homemakers, anesthesiologist, laboratory tech., industry, manufacturing, real estate, and building/development.  In reviewing their brief bios. some of them seem to have a sense of humor.  They will arrive on sun., May 1st, ending their stay by attending the May 13th - 14th District Conference in Portland.  Their flights will arrive/depart from Portland Jetport.
District 7780 India Rotary Friendship Exchange Host Opportunity Timothy Byrne 2011-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Mar 10, 2011

District 7780 – END POLIO NOW Merchandise

"Limited Time Pricing" on these items for District 7780 Rotarians

End Polio Now merchandise on sale Richard Murphy 2011-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
50th Anniversary Celebration Thursday May 5th Richard Murphy 2011-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Mar 03, 2011

Dear Fellow Rotarians,


It gives me great pleasure to notify you of the successful nomination and selection of Carolyn Johnson, Rotary Club of Yarmouth, as District 7780 Governor for 2013-2014.  


I am confidant that Carolyn will do a great job in leading our district during a year when Rotary International moves forward with new and progressive ideas and programs to strengthen our organization.

We are fortunate to have Carolyn in our midst.


This is also to inform you of the successful nomination of both Dru LaDuke, RC Saco Bay (a three year term) and Fred Burgess, RC Topsham (a one year term) on the District Finance Committee. 


Yours in Rotary service,

Ann Lee Hussey


District 7780 Governor 2010-2011

District 7780 Governor for 2013-2014 nominated Richard Murphy 2011-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kerstin Kirchner on Feb 27, 2011
This is an outstanding program for any Rotarian, even brand new members, to learn more about Rotary.  It does not mean they have to become club president or anything.   Highly interactive, it allows an individual to discover Rotary as they never have before, make new friends and return to their club energized and renewed with their commitment to join Rotary.
Rotary Leadership Institute March 5th Kerstin Kirchner 2011-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
RI President Ray Klinginsmith Speaks at World Peace & Understanding Dinner Richard Murphy 2011-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Feb 15, 2011

While the world hopes for peace, Rotary International - a humanitarian

service organization dedicated to world peace and understanding – works

to make it a reality by training the next generation of peace leaders. Rotary

International District 7780 is currently recruiting for the Rotary Peace Fellowship,

a program that gives up to100 individuals the opportunity to obtain professional

development certificates or master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution.

For more information see story on www.scarboroughrotary.org

Rotary World Peace Fellowship Richard Murphy 2011-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Feb 14, 2011
On Monday, February 21, Rotary will illuminate the Portland Museum of Art with the familiar End Polio Now logo as part of polio eradication awareness week. 
The event will begin at 4PM in the lounge "Top of the East", on top of the Eastland Hotel directly across from the museum where Rotarians are invited to an informal  cash bar reception with RI President Ray Klinginsmith.
Rotary Clubs to Illuminate Art Building With End Polio Now Logo Richard Murphy 2011-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Feb 09, 2011

The District's Rotaplast Committee has decided to support a mission to DaNang, Vietnam.  That mission is currently scheduled to run from October 30 to November 12, 2011.  It will send 5 non-medical volunteers, who will have to pay their own transportation cost to Vietnam (assume ~$2,000). 

Rotaplast Plans Mission to DaNang, Vietnam in October Richard Murphy 2011-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Feb 07, 2011

Letter: Fundraisers aid South Portland Food Cupboard

We were so appreciative of the many food drives and fundraisers conducted on behalf of the South Portland Food Cupboard during November and December, that we wanted to acknowledge them.

Portland: Portland Eagles, Nutrition Works. Falmouth: Greener Postures Yoga. Scarborough: Maine Medical Diabetes & Endocrinology, Scarborough Rotary. Cape Elizabeth: All preschools, Intermed at Spurwink, Coastal Wellness. South Portland: Boy Scouts, SPHS cafeteria, Intermed, Norway Savings Bank, Teamsters Local 340, Downeast Energy, Maine Real Estate Network, Calabash, South Portland Community Center, the libraries, Cambridge Coffee, Hannaford Bros., the Candy Man, and Home Properties.

To have so many in our communities recognize the ongoing need and offer support was a gift to us at the Cupboard. We cannot thank them enough.

Sybil Riemensnider, director
South Portland Food Cupboard

South Portland Food Cupboard thanks Scarborough Rotary Richard Murphy 2011-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough Rotary's Contributions were recognized in The Forecaster Melynda Dearborn 2011-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Facebook Group for RYLA Participants Melynda Dearborn 2011-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Facebook Milestone Melynda Dearborn 2011-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Fruit Sale is a traditional Scarborough Rotary Fundraiser Richard Murphy 2011-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect Kerstin Kirchner to head to Nigeria for an NID Melynda Dearborn 2010-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Murphy on Nov 14, 2010
Friendship Exchange Offers Low-Cost Way to Experience Exotic India!
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Helman, Martha
Sep 09, 2010
For the first time our District is participating in a Friendship Exchange. We will travel to India at our own expense and then home-stay and sightsee with our Rotarian hosts from District 3060 in Western India.

 Our departure is scheduled for January 4, 2011 with return on January 18, 2011.  Travel dates may be extended on your own beyond the 18th to allow for personal travel to other regions of India.

 Your costs will include airfare (currently @ $1300 RT), Visa to India ($73), travel insurance and personal expenses.  Our Rotary hosts will provide food, lodging and sightseeing.


 District 3060 includes the state of Gujarat, and is in the westernmost part of India.  The state includes major sights of Indus Valley Civilization.  While there we will visit, among other sites, the famous AJANTA and ELLORA CAVES.

 AJANTA is one of the world's greatest historical monuments,  recognized by UNESCO, near the Jargon city of Maharashtra, India. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which several are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings show heavy religious influence and center around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, and incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique.

The Ellora Caves are an impressive complex of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples built between the 6th and 10th centuries AD near the ancient Indian village of Ellora. The caves have a slightly less dramatic setting than those at Ajanta, but more exquisite sculptures. Ellora is a World Heritage Site and the most visited ancient monument in Maharashtra State.

The District 7780 Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians and their partners the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians in Gujarat, India. In addition to experiencing this fascinating culture and making lasting friendships, our exchange program provides a strong foundation for international service projects.

For further information on this exciting program contact Sue Christ, Fellowship Chair at sue.christ@juno.com.
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For the first time our District is participating in a Friendship Exchange. We will travel to India at our own expense and then home-stay and sightsee with our Rotarian hosts from District 3060 in Western India.

 Our departure is scheduled for January 4, 2011 with return on January 18, 2011.  Travel dates may be extended on your own beyond the 18th to allow for personal travel to other regions of India.

 Your costs will include airfare (currently @ $1300 RT), Visa to India ($73), travel insurance and personal expenses.  Our Rotary hosts will provide food, lodging and sightseeing.

Friendship Exchange Offers Low-Cost Way to Experience Exotic India! Richard Murphy 2010-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melynda Dearborn on Oct 31, 2010

There are as many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation as there are ways to do good in the world.

By contributing to the Foundation , you help support the Foundation's six areas of focus, which help to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. By giving US$100 a year through the Every Rotarian, Every Year  (EREY) initiative, you become a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member. Contributions to EREY are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs.

November is Rotary Foundation Month Melynda Dearborn 2010-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Scarborough e-Waste Fundraiser and Food Drive a huge success!! Melynda Dearborn 2010-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
X-ray machine for Hope Village Orphanage, Haiti Richard Murphy 2010-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
India Friendship Team Members Will Be Guests at 50th Anniversary Celebration Deborah Merrill 0