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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
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South Berwick, ME  03908
United States of America
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Home Page Stories
We are delighted to have Mary Onken and Amy Miller join our jolly group of do-gooders.  Mary is a retired school teacher and national official of track and field, and Amy is a writer and major community volunteer and also an active booster for the Life and Hope school project in Haiti.  Both have already shown their true colors in volunteerism even in our club's activities.  WE ARE SO GLAD TO WELCOME THEM!
 
South Berwick artist Lena Ugren has joined the South Berwick - Eliot Rotary Club and we are delighted to welcome her energy and enthusiasm to our group.  President Richard Donhauser showered her with Rotary Club shirts, hat, and new member items.    We look forward to working together with you, Lena, for the good of our community and the world projects we undertake.  WELCOME!
 
 
 
Winners of the 2019 Geography Quiz Night:  Bondgarden Team with the help of Interact Club (Jay Whitesell, Cam Oberg, Karen Grant, Doug Grant)
 
More details and photos to come, but rumor has it that we made well over $6000 for the Global Grant in Zambia to bring health services to local schools, promoting healthy families and lives for that country.
 
Great job, everyone!
The South Berwick - Eliot Rotary Club is proud to welcome another Interact Club.   Our successful and active Interact Club at Marshwood High School, led this year by enthusiastic advisors Grace Jacobs and Carolyn Maugher and a team of hard-working officers, has provided community and global service in many ways and we are so proud of them.  This year, Berwick Academy in South Berwick chartered its service club to join the ranks of the Rotary Interact clubs.  Advisor Jen Onken and a group of approximately 100 students are out and about serving the community and helping in global projects all year long.  Now they are also benefiting from the support of our Rotary club to broaden their experiences, including taking part in the Interact United Nations trip and sending students this coming June to the next session for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp in Raymond, Maine.
 
Pictured below, from left to right, Rotary Interact Club liaison and past president Skip Cousens, co-presidents Greta Lincoln and Robin Orr, and current club president Richard Donhauser, presenting their charter to Berwick Academy.
 
 
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!
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.  
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Membership Chairman
Past President
Foundation Chairman
Community Fundraising
Interact Advisor
Interact Advisor
Club Protection Officer
Web Administrator
Director
Captain At Arms
Interact Advisor
Web Administrator
Director