NO MORNING MEETING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30! Please join us from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Town Club for appetizers, cash bar and to hear special guest speaker, Deidre Fleming. (See article below.)
For those of you suffering from cabin fever and who would like to get outside when the wind chill is not below zero, relief is in sight. Deirdre Fleming, the Outdoors Columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram will speak on Thursday, March 30th at a special evening meeting of the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club. Her talk will be on ways to encourage children and youth to spend more time outdoors and some of her more interesting experiences related to being an outdoor writer.
Our club will soon be working on a new Literacy project - building and installing Little Free Libraries in Sanford. Shawn Babine, Literacy Committee chair, has gained the support and approval of several members of the Goodall Library Board to work with the club on bringing this wonderful project to our community. We already have requests for LFLs at several locations throughout the city. Carpenter extraordinaire, Neal Meltzer has offered to construct one and there are many other club members eager to design, paint and decorate these charming lending libraries. Before we know it, they will be sprouting up all over the place.
You'll notice that the banner pictures above were taken by club members who have purchased these fantastic adventures as live auction items and have gone to enjoy a wonderful week of vacation in Costa Rica and South Africa. You'll find details, testimonials and more photos by clicking on the Caring for Our Community Auction to the left.
In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.”