Number One Pond Cleanup 2021

Rotary International has recently added improving the Environment to areas of focus. To help advance that goal, they have urged Rotary Clubs around the world in the month of September to participate in cleanups of oceans, lakes, and rivers. As part of this effort, members from the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club helped clean up portions of the Mousam River and Number One Pond. Pictured is a portion of the crew. From left to right: David Spahn, Barbara Sutcliffe, Lawrence Furbish, Diane Gerry, Roger Durant, and Bob Ferguson.
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Our work goes on...

Work continued on the Deering Pond Trail project - installation of 25 nature interpretive signs (and 25 post holes dug!)
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ZOOM meeting only this Thursday

This week’s meeting, Thursday, October 29th, will be held virtually through Zoom.
I was able to collaborate with other members from District 7780 in an effort to maximize the participation for our Guest Speaker, Heath Neiderer of C-SPAN.
C-SPAN provides a window into Washington helping members stay informed with what’s happening with their federal government, especially during these unprecedented times. The presentation is about 25 minutes (w/ Q&A) and would touch upon their non-partisan mission and public affairs programming and resources focusing on Congress, Executive branch and Courts.
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Chicken Livers NOT Canceled

You can still get your fix of our world-famous chicken livers even though the Acton Fair is canceled for this year. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 28, 29 and 30) Sanford-Springvale Rotarians will be firing up the grill and cooking up those tasty livers at IRON TAILS Saloon, 559 Route 109, Acton, Maine right across from the Acton Fairgrounds. Chicken livers will be for sale at the following times:
Friday, August 28, 2020 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Don't miss out - come by and get your chicken livers - they're tasty and good for you!
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Weekly Virtual Meetings

Please know that the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club is meeting virtually every Thursday morning around 7:45 a.m. This is a ZOOM meeting. Heather has sent out the link to join the meeting which is The ID number for the meeting is 396-488-986. Please make every effort to join us. It is important to maintain our connection in this difficult time. See you on Thursday morning.
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Farewell to the Town Club

Thursday, January 30, 2020 was our last day at the Town Club. President Diane presented a plaque to Tammy for 10 years of "Above and Beyond" service to our club. Please be sure to meet with us next Thursday, February 6 at the Little Theater at Nasson Community Center, 475 Main St., Springvale at 7:30 a.m.  Ample parking is available in back of the center.
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Feb 2020-We're Moving

Next Thursday, January 30th, will be our last meeting at the Town Club.  

After ten years of being able to hold our weekly meetings at the Sanford Town Club – having begun a long history with the Town Club, since 1931, it is with regret that we find it necessary to begin a new chapter in a different location.  Beginning on February 6, 2020, the Rotary Club of Sanford-Springvale will be holding its meetings at Nasson Little Theater every Thursday morning, from 7:00 until 8:30 a.m.

We wish to thank Gina Sawtelle and the staff of ABOVE AND BEYOND CATERING for the outstanding service they have provided to our Club over the past ten years.

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'Tis the Season

'Tis the season for Rotary holiday activities. They are all listed on the left and right columns of the website. Don't miss out on any of them!
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Sep 2019-Meeting Location Update

There has been some progress in terms of resolving the elevator situation at the Town Club. At our club meeting on Thursday, September 19th, Gina Sawtelle gave us an update. As a result, the club voted to return to the Town Club starting next Thursday morning, September 26th. Since the elevator problems are not completely resolved yet, there are a few things to be aware of -
If the elevator is not working and we have enough notice, the meeting will be held at the North Parish Church hall (downstairs, parking in the rear of the church), 895 Main St., Sanford.
If the elevator is not working and we have little or no notice, we will meet at the Town Club and will have to use the stairs.
Until the elevator situation is completely resolved, emails will be sent out prior to each meeting so that you know where we will be. Please check your email before coming to the meeting on Thursday morning. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work through all of this.
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Meeting Location Changed

Since the elevator at the Town Club is still not working, we will meet at the First Parish Church on Main Street in Sanford (right next to the old SIS brick building). You can park behind the building or to the right of the church. Gina will be bringing breakfast over to us. Same time - see you there.
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Trivia Night Fundraiser

Join us for our 1st Trivia Night Funraiser. Put together a team for a magical evening of Harry Potter trivia. Costumes encouraged. Bring your children and grandchildren (they know their Harry Potter!)
Tuesday evening, September 17 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. $10.00 per person.
TRAIN'S TAVERN - 249 Carl Broggi Highway (Route 202) in Lebanon, Maine
Prizes and Silent Auction
All proceeds to benefit our Rotary Charitable Project Fund
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It's that time again!

They are delicious, hot and tasty and fresh off the grill. Time to get your annual fix of chicken livers at the Rotary Booth at the Acton Fair. (If you hate liver, there is wonderful Shaker Pond Ice Cream next door at the Rotary Youth Ice Cream Booth). Don't miss out!
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Volunteering at Mamma Mia

Our Rotarians (and young helpers) busy serving Mamma Mia dinners on Friday evenings at York County Shelters.
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Thursday, July 4th

No Rotary meeting on July 4th - see all of you the following Thursday morning, July 11th.
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Diane Gerry's Installation Dinner

$25 / person
WHO: You are invited
WHAT: Diane Gerry’s Installation as President of our club, dinner.
WHERE: The Town Club, 4 Washington St, 4th fl., Sanford Maine 04073
WHEN: Wednesday evening, June 26, 2019
              5 PM Cash bar and appetizers
              6 PM Dinner - followed by festivities, including another unforgettable Sanford-Springvale Rotary SKIT in honor of Diane, performed by members of our club.
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Featured in The Rotarian Magazine

Please be sure to open your June Rotarian magazine to read this article about Elias and his India catchment dam work on page 11. We are so proud of your work and the fact that you are a member of our club.
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Sanford-Springvale Rotary Scholarship Presentation

Our club awarded 11 scholarships to students from Sanford and Massabesic High Schools for a total of $14,000. Parents and recipients enjoyed breakfast and the presentation of scholarships conducted by the Scholarship Committee.
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Lights, Camera, Action

Movie Trivia Night with Shawn Sullivan
Join us for our Wednesday night social on January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Club. Bring a friend and enjoy appetizers and a Movie Trivia session with movie master, Shawn Sullivan. It will be a fun evening.
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2019-2020 RI theme

As Elias Thomas put it during the Foundation moment on Thursday morning, Rotary is indeed the connector that brings individuals together to do good work, whether it is the Michigan sock guy, (PDG classmate of Elias' from 20 years ago) donating hundreds of pairs of socks recently or the international "dream team" that will construct another catchment dam in India in a few weeks. RI is the connector that makes good things happen.
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Happy Thanksgiving

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - next meeting will be a week later on Thursday evening, November 29th at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Club. Bring your family and friends.
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Good Neighbor Award check

Elias presented a check for $10,000 from the National Association of Realtors "Good Neighbor Award" to President John. The monies will be used to fund future water catchment dam projects in India.
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New High School Visit

Allen Lampert and Gwen Bedell took these Rotarians on a tour of the almost-finished new Sanford High School. So impressive!
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Vote for Elias!

Please go on-line and vote for Elias. Help support his work in India to bring fresh water to so many people in need. He will use the award to help finance the Rotary Global Grants he does each year. Voting is easy - go to

Don’t miss your chance to help select the Good Neighbor Web Choice Favorite. It’s so inspiring to see how much good these REALTORS® do in the world. Vote Now! #GoodNeighborAwards
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Record-Breaking Acton Fair

Who'd have thunk it? 520 pounds of chicken livers. Great weather all weekend and lots of help. Extra thanks to J.T. Matlosz and crew for the many hours spent in the Ice Cream Booth and to all those who pulled extra shifts to make this Acton Fair such a huge success! (More pictures to come)
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Mystery Guest

Mystery Guest outed - Dave Jourdan, deep sea exploration and recovery. Shawn Beaupre guessed right and won an Aroma Joe's gift card. Fun evening!
Our next Wednesday evening meeting (August 29th) will feature a fun activity. We'll play an updated version of "What's My Line" with club members and guests trying to figure out the profession of our mystery guest with yes/no answers. It will be a challenge to figure out what our interesting mystery guest does for a living. Invite your friends and family to come. This Wednesday evening, August 29th at the Town Club, 5:30 - 6:30. Appetizers and cash bar. 
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Little Free Libraries

They've popped up all over Sanford! Thanks to Danielle Treadwell for the great job she did managing this District Grant project.
                 Exit Key Realty                               Trafton Center
                 Central Park                                         SMHC 
              Sanford Dog Park                            Breary Farms
                Sanford Manor                                Benton Park
             Carpentier Park                                East Side Acres
 Layman's Way Recovery Center              Holdsworth Park
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Rotary Day at the Portland Sea Dogs 2018-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Weeding the Roundabout

Our club's Roundabout project continues. Nearly all of the plantings from last year's installation are doing very well. The low bush blueberries are loaded with fruit. Everything is growing, especially the weeds. 1- hour weeding parties have been scheduled for Sunday evenings from 6-7:00 p.m., weather permitting. Consider helping out. Contact Lawrence Furbish, Community Service Chair for more info and to sign up. #peopleofaction
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Still working on Layman's Way Recovery Center

Still more work to be done at Layman's Way Recovery Center - this time painting the large common room. Diane Gerry, Elias Thomas, Haley Cabana and Lawrence Furbish participated in this mini community service project.
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Tree Planting

Club members, cub scouts and parents spent a few hours on Earth Day planting 45 seedlings donated by Rotary International, one for each club member. Sugar maples, red and white oaks were planted at the McKeon Reserve (off of Blanchard Road) which is part of the Mousam Way Land Trust. The soil was rocky and holes were difficult to dig, but the scouts worked hard and got the job done. 
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At it again - this time a cleaning service project

Rotarians are people of action and in this case, the action is scrubbing down rooms at the new Layman's Way Recovery Center, a substance abuse rehab center in Sanford, Maine. The center will be operated by York County Shelters Program and is supported by York County government. Diane Gerry is the COO and will be running the new facility. York County Shelter Programs (YCSP), York County Government, and the York County District Attorney’s Office have spent multiple months collaborating and designing a program unlike any other in the State of Maine.  The primary focus of their efforts was to reduce the number of non-violent offenders with substance abuse issues currently overcrowding our jail system, and to provide much needed treatment services in Southern Maine. Several Rotarian cleaning crews pitched in helping to transform the recovery center into a warm and comfortable place.
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People of Action ad for LFL

A good book can inspire, transport and kindle a lifelong love of reading. What if you could get a book anytime from a neighborhood Little Free Library? The Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club, working together with local libraries and other community organizations is building and installing LFLs all over Sanford, Maine. That's what people of action do - learn more at
Our Little Free Library project is being advertised using the new People of Action format from RI. Check out our post on Facebook.
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Foundation Thursday at Sanford-Springvale RC

Special guests DG Dave Underhill, District Foundation Chair, Marty Helman and PDG Marge Barker were on hand to present Paul Harris Fellowships to Mark Mickeriz (for his super work as our club Foundation Chair over the years) and to Kim LaChance. Kim's parents, Tom and Judy Jagger honored Kim with the PHF. Our club also received the RI President's Citation for 2016-2017 from PDG Marge. We were one of only two clubs in our district to receive the award for our work together last year. 
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Special Evening Event - Wreaths Across America

Join us to hear morning radio personality, Ray Richardson speak about his third and latest book, “Every Stone Has A Story”. The book gives you a glimpse into the organization, Wreaths Across America and Ray tells some of the amazing stories that give their mission meaning. Don’t miss this great American story.
Wreaths Across America, Thursday evening, November 30, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. at the Town Club in Sanford, Maine
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Food Packaging Morning

Rotarians and friends packaged enough Mac & Cheese to feed 12,600 hungry people in York County, Maine. 
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LFLs - assembly required! 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

Come and get 'em!

Come and get your annual fix of our world-famous chicken livers at the Rotary booth at the Acton Fair, August 24 - 27.
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Waban Work Weekend 

It was an early morning, but some members and family of the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club managed to plant over 670 plants in the rain garden at the Autism/Therapy wing at the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center at Waban Projects. 14 people planted and mulched the 8' by approximately 100' rain garden. It was a fun project, making a difference!
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DG Social


This special event is part of a larger event we will be doing on Thursday, September 21st. We will be doing a food packaging event through End Hunger NE, where 10,000 meals are packaged in an hour. These meals will be donated to the York County Shelter Program for distribution in York County. Each meal purchased meal for this “special” Mamma Mia’s Dinner will provide the money for 28 meals to be donated (in addition to the meal that you, yourself, will be enjoying on August 9th). Thank you for coming to the Mamma Mia’s Dinner and Supporting our End Hunger NE project.

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Mamma Mia

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The Rotarian crew serving the Mamma Mia dinner at York County Shelter on Friday, July 28th. Our club will return on Wednesday evening, August 9th at 6:00 p.m. for our own Mamma Mia dinner in honor of DG Dave Underhill and his wife, Linda. All club members, friends and family are invited to attend. The dinner costs $12.00 per person.
Another Rotary service opportunity follows on Friday night, August 11th, again to serve another Mamma Mia dinner at the Shelter. See Jackie Roberts for sign-up.
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Pancakes, Pancakes

Over $500.00 raised for the Springvale Library at the Pancake Breakfast.
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A Night at Camp Rotary

Sanford-Springvale Rotarians celebrated the happy ending of Queen Bee Barbara's year and ushered in President Danielle's new term.  At the "campout" we tried to find out if you could make Scouts into Rotarians or Rotarians into Scouts. We weren't able to answer the question, but we all had a great time trying to figure it out. The barbecue and s'mores were fantastic! Thank-you once again, Gina Sawtelle and Above and Beyond Catering for the great meal. 
Camp Rotary Changeover Skit Cast
Narrator - Keith Patterson
Paul Harris (Rotary founder) - Bob Ferguson
Lord Baden-Powell (Boy Scout founder) - Lawrence Furbish
Akela (den leader, aka Danielle) - Heather Matlosz
Cub Scout Bear - John Caramihalis
Cub Scout Tiger - John Tanguay
Cub Scout Wolf - Andy Orazio
Little Old Lady - Diane Gerry
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Our first Little Free Library

Our first Little Free Library (LFL) was dedicated on Monday, June 26th at East Side Acres on Bates St. in Sanford. Kids from the neighborhood did a marvelous job painting the LFL which was constructed by Sanford Rotarian, Neal Meltzer. Shawn Babine (literacy chair), Barbara Sutcliffe (president), Lawrence Furbish (community service chair) Jackie McDougal (Goodall Library director) and Bill Keefer (Sanford Housing Authority director) participated in the dedication. Rotary and the Goodall Library are planning to build and place more LFLs in the Sanford area. Keep an eye out for one in your neighborhood!
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End Polio Now Update

This morning, The Rotary Foundation, The Gates Foundation, various countries and organizations pledged $1.2 billion over the next 3 years to fund our polio end game strategy. Hasta la vista, polio!
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Atlanta RI Convention

It's amazing to be one of 45,000 Rotarians gathered together - Opening Ceremony at the RI Convention in Atlanta.
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Don Jacques Funeral 

Don Jacques' Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church, 66 North Ave, Sanford, Maine. It has been our Rotary Club's tradition to gather outside the church and file in together, just before the family, and sit together in a reserved area. Let's plan to gather outside the church at around 9:45 a.m. so that we can pay our respects to Don together as his Rotary family.
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5/18 Meeting Notice

Please note that we will be meeting at the YMCA in Sanford this Thursday morning instead of at the Town Club.
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Governor LePage Visit

Governor Paul LePage will speak to the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club on Thursday morning, May 11th. The Governor is himself a Rotarian. Invited guests are welcome to join us - breakfast is $13.00 and please RSVP with Jackie Roberts in advance.
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Caring for Our Community Auction

Our club's biggest fundraiser is right around the corner - next Friday, April 28th at 5:30p.m. here at the Town Club.  Admission tickets are $20.00 for the event which features live and silent auction items, raffles, appetizers and more. Please join us for a wonderful auction evening! For the latest list of auction items - click here.
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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.)
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Special Evening Meeting, 3/30

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.
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New Literacy Project

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.
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Happy Birthday, RI

Mmmmmm!  These Rotary cupcakes sure were good and so was Mike McGovern's talk!
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Caring for Our Community Auction

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.
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Rotary Adventures in India 2017-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

2017-2018 RI Theme Announced

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.”
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Club Chaplain

The Board of Directors is happy to announce that Lt. Railene Griffin of the Salvation Army has agreed to serve as our Rotary Club Chaplain. We have not had a chaplain in some years and we are very happy to officially have one again. Thanks, Railene!
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Salvation Army Food Packing

Many hands make light work, plus we had fun. It was great to help Captain Erin and Lieutenant Railene at the Salvation Army pack holiday food bags that will be distributed by our SunSetter members next Tuesday.
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Santa's helpers at work 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Holiday Bowling Night 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0

Holiday Service Opportunities

So many to choose from - please pick your favorites from the Events column to the right side of the home page. Happy Rotary Holidays to you!
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George Hill Cemetery Rededication

Our club gathered at the George Hill Cemetery on a sparkling Thursday morning to participate in the Rededication of this cemetery site.  The cemetery had nearly been destroyed by trees and brush growing into it over the years. This cemetery was rescued by Elias Thomas and a crew of volunteers who cleared up the plot. Other help/materials were generously donated by Joseph Letourneau, David Winchell, John Westcott, Paul Burrows, Tom & Owen Genest (Genest Pre-Cast), Bruce Lamb (Springvale Hardware). Randy White, Ron Rivard, ServPro of Sanford. This was one of six cemetery sites that were part of the Sanford Rotary SunSetters Club's first community service project.
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David Swett honored with Paul Harris Fellowship

Our club recently presented David Swett, owner of Shaker Pond Ice Cream with a Paul Harris Fellowship in acknowledgement of his generous donation of gallons of delicious ice cream that is sold at the Ice Cream booth during the Acton Fair.  Thank you, David, for your support of our youth fundraiser.
David Swett honored with Paul Harris Fellowship 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

The Power of TRF 

Many of you will remember Lonnie Hackett, who came to speak to our club in 2015 about his fledgling child health care program in Zambia called Healthy Kids/Brighter Future.  In the spring of 2016, our club (along with several other clubs) pitched in $500.00 to support a RI global grant application. (see below)  The result - an approved global grant of nearly $125,000 for the HK/BF program and 15,000 children in Zambia now receiving much needed basic health care.  This incredible morphing only happens through the Rotary Foundation. We all can take pride in our participation and support of this deserving project.  
Subject: Healthy Kids/Brighter Future Global Grant Approved and Underway
Fellow Rotarians:
Our thanks and appreciation to the 35 Rotary Clubs, 3 Rotary Districts, and  4 individual Rotarians who donated and supported the Global Grant for Healthy Kids/Brighter Future in Lusaka, Zambia. The Grant was approved by Rotary International, and payment of the first installment was made earlier this month.  The final grant amount was approximately $123,500. Attached is a recent HK/BF Newsletter showing the results of our significant support.  You should feel proud knowing that your donations to the Global Grant are contributing to the improvement of the lives of thousands of young people in Lusaka. 
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Shelving Project Completed 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z 0

RYLA Report

Joel Van Tassell, Nick Merry and Guen Beaupre are pictured speaking to our Rotary Club about their recent RYLA experience at Camp Hinds in June. Our club sponsored them to attend the 4-day youth leadership camp along with Emily Cyr, who was unable to attend this meeting. It was inspirational to listen to these future leaders share their excitement and enthusiasm for the RYLA program and what they learned from having attended. 
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Posted by Elias Thomas on Nov 03, 2012

For those who are interested in adventure AND serving others, we have just the right answer for you!

In February, one of our own members, Elias Thomas (past president of our Club and Past District Governor) will make his thirteenth trip to India for the purpose of immunizing children against polio, and leading a team of Rotarians and friends of Rotary from all over the world, to participate in the National Immunization Day against polio (NID) as well as to help to construct a water catchment dam in a remote region of India, which will benefit a few thousand villagers and help them to grow and harvest up to three crops per year.  To learn more about this, please click on this link: Rotary Dream Team - India 2013 Rotary Dream Team - India 2013

For further information about this amazing opportunity, contact Elias Thomas at 

Together we will END POLIO NOW!



OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME... Elias Thomas 2012-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Elias Thomas III 2010-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Elias Thomas III 2010-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Your Calendars! Elias Thomas III 2010-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
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