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Welcome to our Club!

South Berwick-Eliot

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
South Berwick Community Center
71 Norton Street
TBA
South Berwick, ME  03908
United States
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Home Page Stories
OUR INTERACT CLUBS VISIT THE BIG APPLE
 
Our Rotary district organized a trip for Interact club members to travel to NYC to visit the United Nations, take in a Broadway show, see some sights, and get to know one another over a couple of days in early November.  Our two Interact clubs, Marshwood and newly chartered Berwick Academy, sent a total of 8 students, and President Richard Donhauser was one of the lucky chaperones!  Based on their heartfelt thank you notes, everyone had a fabulous time and came away with new ideas and new friends.
 
BRANDON ELSEMORE JOINS THE CLUB
 
We officially welcomed our newest member, Brandon Elsemore.  He is a realtor, parent, civic-minded and creative, and he has already helped the club on a few of our projects.  We are thankful for members like Brandon!
 
In August we were delighted to welcome members of the late David Burke's family.  David was a beloved Rotarian in our club and we miss him dearly.  His family, Tracey Hovan and his two children Riley and Kayla Burke, presented a donation of $1000 to the club with the message, "Thank you for all the work you do.  Dave was a very proud member.  Please use these funds in any way you see fit."  Knowing how inspired David was by the young people in our Marshwood Interact club and the enthusiasm with which he supported their endeavors, our board voted to use the donation to fund RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) students attending that leadership camp next summer.   This past June, our club supported 3 students who benefited from this multi-day leadership experience which has always been life-transforming for those who attend.  Thank you, Tracey, Riley and Kayla.  We appreciate your generosity!
OUR CITIZENS OF THE YEAR 
 
KAREN EGER - LIBRARIAN OF THE SOUTH BERWICK LIBRARY
 
LYDIA GOODWIN - LIBRARIAN OF THE WILLIAM FOGG LIBRARY, ELIOT, ME
 
CELEBRATED BY THEIR ADORING FANS AT BERWICK ACADEMY 
 
APRIL 20, 2018                             6:00-8:00 P.M.
March 23rd at the Great Works School the geography geniuses of our towns competed for the coveted title of winner of the 10th annual Geography Quiz Night.  https://photos.app.goo.gl/hvr0cvqCA1g2oH9r2 
 
Mike and Cindy Moloney outdid themselves pulling together teams of students and grown-ups and challenging all who attended with geography trivia questions that covered the world, the U.S., New England and the state of Maine.  Without  the reigning champion team from last year defending the title, the field was wide open and this nail-biter of a competition came right down to tie-breaker questions to crown the champion teams.  While teams and audience members learned more about geography, the beneficiaries of the fundraising efforts were all smiles, as Daisy's Children, a family facility to halt starvation and educate people in Concepcion del Norte, a small village in Honduras, will receive over $4000 to help them supply their programs and serve more and more mothers and children.  Additional funds raised also will help other programs of the South Berwick - Eliot Rotary Club.  About 20 members of the Marshwood Interact Club helped in so many ways at the event and also had a 50/50 raffle to help raise funds for their international service project when they travel to the Dominican Republic to restore some of the coral reefs there.  Meanwhile, people ate well, thanks to goodies provided by our famous cooks, led by Robin Wheeler, and many went home with great raffle prizes, thanks to the Rotarians who received donations from all over the area, led by Stan Shapleigh and Brenda Gagne.  Many thanks to all who contributed by donating gifts and those businesses and individuals who sponsored teams.  Most of all, we are grateful to Mike and Cindy Moloney who truly make this all possible, and to the Great Works School for opening their doors to this worthwhile event.
 
 
Welcome to Two More New Rotarians!
 
Today we inducted Carolann Gagne and Carol Chapman as new members of the South Berwick - Eliot Rotary Club.  These enthusiastic and talented people will join the already fun-loving and service-driven members of the club and we are thrilled to have them with us!  Welcome, Carol and Carol.
 
In November we welcomed another new member.  We are delighted to have South Berwick resident Derek Ahl join us as a member of the South Berwick-Eliot Rotary club.  The more Rotarians serving humanity the better!
 
From left to right:  Kristina Goodwin and Rev. Beth Hoffman (from Out of the Shadows), Robin Wheeler (event Chairperson), Skip Cousens (Club President)
 
Over $14000 was raised for Out of the Shadows, the support organization for families dealing with substance abuse.  Thank you to event chairperson Robin Wheeler and especially to all those in the club and around the community who so generously supported our Cinco de Mayo Gala to raise funds for this worthwhile organization.
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US!
 
Have you ever thought about giving back to the community and the world?
 
The South Berwick - Eliot Rotary Club is your ONE STOP SHOP for finding opportunities to serve.  Over the course of the year this Rotary Club:
 
  • Feeds senior citizens at a Thanksgiving dinner that we host
  • Helps with community events such as the Lanternfest and Home for the Holidays
  • Runs a blood drive for the Red Cross
  • Supports Polio Plus - a worldwide program to eradicate polio once and for all
  • Organizes a Geography Quiz Night that raises money for an international project while teaching us all about world and local geography
  • Raises money through its Citizen Appreciation Dinner for high school scholarships
  • Supports high school students in their volunteer and service projects
  • Plans activities that help worthy causes everywhere
 
and more...
 
AND WE SURE HAVE LOTS OF FUN WHILE DOING ALL THESE GREAT THINGS!
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, JUST LET US KNOW AND WE'LL GET YOU INVOLVED.
YOU WILL NEVER MEET A NICER BUNCH OF PEOPLE, EITHER!
 
WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU BECOME A ROTARIAN.  
 
 
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