Jeff Seaberg - Artist & Alpaca Farmer Douglas Ibarguen 2018-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas Ibarguen on Oct 04, 2018
 
The Farmington Rotary Club welcomed Joanna "Jodi" Hollingsworth of County Seat Realty and Kirk E. Doyle of Kennebec Wealth Management
into our ranks. They are looking forward to being involved in bettering our community by "Being The Inspiration"  to others. WELCOME!!!
Two Newest Members Introduced Douglas Ibarguen 2018-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas Ibarguen on Aug 16, 2018
Bob Berry, Owner of Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc., is welcomed into Rotary
 
 
Bob Berry Joins Us Officially Douglas Ibarguen 2018-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
Club Welcomes our Newest Member, Tina Meserve Douglas Ibarguen 2018-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas Ibarguen on Jun 21, 2018
From Left to Right are: Ann Arbor & John Rosenwald (Guests of Speaker), Greg Patterson (Speaker Chair),
Peggy Yocum (Wife of Speaker), John Slack (Speaker)
The renowned Geologist, John Slack, gave a wonderful presentation on his experiences all over the world.
Speaker John Slack & Guests Douglas Ibarguen 2018-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Kathy Eastler, baby sister of Tom Eastler makes a visiting Rotarian stop at our Club. Douglas Ibarguen 2018-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
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Farmington Rotarians volunteer at annual Franklin County Children's Task Force Pancake Breakfast.
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Service Above Self awards are given to teachers Denise Mochamer and Frank Giampietro for the countless hours they have donated advising the Mt. Blue Impact Club.
Impact Club Gives Back Lisa 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Toronto Convention Discount Registration Ending Soon! Douglas Ibarguen 2017-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Blair Bailey, Kayla Tremblay, Bryce Neal, and Riley Laflin (absent from photo) learned team building and leadership skills at the recent RYLA conference.
 
RYLA Participants Lisa Laflin 2017-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Bike Maine - A Huge Success Douglas Ibarguen 2017-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
A Century of Doing Good in the World - Our Rotary Foundation Douglas Ibarguen 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas Ibarguen on Sep 04, 2017

President of the Farmington Rotary Club, Glenn Kapiloff, presents a check from Rotary collections in the month of July to Barbara Averill, the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Sumerset Counties.

These donations provide materials to help support tutoring relationships all over Franklin County. With 1 in 5 and adults in Franklin County reading at a third grade level or lower, the work they do is vital. If you are interested in being a Literacy Volunteer contact Barbara at: b.averill.lvfsme@gmail.com.

Club Donates to Literacy Volunteers Douglas Ibarguen 2017-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Irv Faunce Addresses the Club on the Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington Douglas Ibarguen 2017-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
Becky Wood joins Farmington Rotary Douglas Ibarguen 2017-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Club evicted by Fire Alarm Douglas Ibarguen 2017-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Kym Hannaford-Recco, Ken Healey, and Robyn Raymond join the Club Douglas Ibarguen 2017-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Theme for 2017-18 Douglas Ibarguen 2017-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Farmington Rotary Welcomes Patty Byers back to Rotary Douglas Ibarguen 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Terri Winslow Joins Our Club - Inducted by Past President Frank Underkuffler Douglas Ibarguen 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Fred O. Smith Honored on his 50th Anniversary of joining Rotary Douglas R. Ibarguen 2016-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Basket Bingo Event shows off the Baskets Douglas R. Ibarguen 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
IPDG Al receives Perfect Attendance Award - 12 Years Douglas R. Ibarguen 2016-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations on a phenomenal year as our District Governor! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2016-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Pope greets Rotary members at special Jubilee Audience 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Centennial Video of The Rotary Foundation Douglas R. Ibarguen 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Mourning the Loss of Emily Floyd Douglas R. Ibarguen 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
DG Al Tours Quebec 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Message from RI President Ravi Ravindran Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Al Feather "Visits" Farmington 2015-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Apr 15, 2015

UMF Rotaract President Katie Beach wins the Michael Winston Award

presented by Tom & Matt Winston at UMF Leadership Banquet

UMF Rotaract Club President Wins Award Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Mt. Blue Interact Superheroes Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Apr 15, 2015

THE HULK

The Hulk Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
It's Vidalia Onions for Safe Passage Time! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
PETS Prep Continues Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
PETS Prep Continues On Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Sherry Anderson with fellow Rotarian in Orange County East, FL Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
EarlyAct Kids Learn Water Safety Reading "Josh the Otter" Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
DGE Al Prepares for PETS with some help from his Friends Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Service Above Self Award goes to Treasurer Dennis O'Neil Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
EREY Presented to the Club Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Presidential Theme of Al's DG Year 2015-16 Announced Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Tom Ward, Mike Cormier & Glenn Kapiloff are Fashionable in their PJs Douglas R. Ibarguen 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange Students Abdullah Bostaji from Jordan and Emiliano Flores from Mexico were our Speakers Today Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
NextAct Prepares for the Festival of Trees Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
President Foster with UMF Rotaract Club Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
DG Norman Angell meets with the Board of Directors Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
DG Norman Angell Inducts Newest Member, Susan Jones Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Oct 30, 2014

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Those who dared to risk reaching into the scary mouth, were rewarded with candy!

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Rotaract President Katie Beach {AKA Minnie Mouse} greets Troy Norton's boys.

Trunk or Treat Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Canada's Prime Minister Accepts Award for Polio Eradication Donation Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Benefit Dinner for Farmington Homeless Shelter Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Sep 25, 2014

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It has been widely reported that the slow pace of this bucket challenge was more like water boarding.

Dr. Tom seemed to take a great deal of pleasure from the dousing.

It also appears they are still friends!

 

The ALS Challenge Dr. Ward Style Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Sep 03, 2014

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A shivering President Sally called out the Board of Directors of the Skowhegan Rotary Club!

ALS Bucket Challenge Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Jul 28, 2014

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Mr. Gary C. Huang, the President of Rotary International for the year 2014-2015, and his wife Corina were greeted by nearly 300 Rotarians and guests at Laval University Monday evening July 28.

The Rotary members came from Quebec, Ontario, the maritimes and the United States .

In his address, Mr. Huang, from Taiwan, cited the famous Chinese sage, Confusius, who was born 551 years before Christ . He related :

"I am always surprised to see how the ideas of Confucius correspond to those of Rotary. Sometimes I really wonder if he was not the first Rotarian.

And when I practice the Ideals of Rotary, I am trying to imagine what Confucius would say if he could be a witness to what we are doing. I think he would be very surprised to see a person from China crossing the globe and quoting things that he had written there 2,500 years ago.

But I think he would be very satisfied with it, and that the idea of Rotary would please him greatly. If he were alive today, I am convinced that he would be the founding president of the Rotary Club of Qufu, the town where he was born. Perhaps even that he would become the first Chinese to become president of Rotary, in my place! And today, I asked myself what he would say if he saw us all gathered here at Laval University to talk about the ways to « Light Up Rotary »".

President Huang’s annual theme is to « Light Up Rotary ». He noted that the number of members in the world is stable at 1.2 million and he would like that each member would work to increase the number in the next year.

For his visit to Quebec, Mr. Huang will visit two organizations of Quebec which enjoy the support of Rotary clubs, the center Le Portage and the Le Grand Village, a respite center for people with disabilities.

The President of Rotary International is heartily welcomed to Quebec Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Jul 09, 2014

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Dear Rotary Club,

 

I cannot thank you enough for these past years. From morning buffet breakfasts to high school pizza meetings, from community projects to school projects to hosting Quinceaneras at Safe Passage in Guatemala, and from being the child on the clubs old brochures to the passionate outgoing person I am now, Rotary's community has played a huge part in my life. I am beyond thankful for the Alan Nemlich Scholarship and the opportunities Rotary has given me to grow and discover and help all of those around me. I will be majoring in Marine Science at UMO, and I hope to go on to further my education after, but I'm especially looking forward to joining UMaine's Rotaract Club! Thank you again!

 

                                                                                                                Love Hanna Deon

Thank You Note from Hanna Deon Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year Begins Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Mt. Blue Interact Club donates $300 to the Homeless Shelter Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Time to do your Spring Cleaning & help the Club at the same time! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Mar 27, 2014

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Here is a pic of a student using the NextAct project. This aid gives the students the chance to practice their shoe tying skills in a comfortable setting at their work tables.

 

NextAct Project in Use Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Mar 27, 2014

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NextAct Club members present their 'Learn to Tie your Shoe Project'  to staff members of the W G Mallett School. Theses learning aids were put in each of the K-classes of the Mallett School to help young students practice the art of tying their shoes!!  Both the staff and students alike love the aids.   

NextAct in Action Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Come Celebrate Rotary! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Join in the Fun of Farmington Rotary's Price Is Right Game March 29, 6-8pm MBHS Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Marchelle Meader & Returning Member John Frary are inducted by PP Frank Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Mt. Blue Voices Tune Up for Disneyworld Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
The Mt. Blue Interact Club promotes Valentine's Day Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
President Huang Encourages Rotarians to "Light Up Rotary" Douglas R. Ibarguen 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
EarlyAct begins Terracycle Program Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Club's Safe Passage Sponsor Child sends Christmas Greetings to the Members. Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
DGN Al Feather receives Rotary wall hanging for use in a raffle. Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Sue Feather, the great woman behind Al Feather, becomes an Honorary Rotarian. Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Carolyn Eaton pinned as Honorary Member by Granddaughter Hanna Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Service Above Self Award goes to the Farmington Quilters Club Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Farmington Rotary Quinceañera Team has successful service Trip to Safe Passage! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Club Welcomes Kirsten Swan as Newest Member! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Sherry Anderson Celebrates Being 85 Years Young Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
District 7790 Youth Exchange Students know how close we are to conquering Polio Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Sep 09, 2013
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ALAN DAVID NEMLICH

September 3, 1929 – September 4, 2013

 

          The last thing he did was catch a fish, off his beloved boat, on Flying Pond in Vienna ME, his wife of 63 years there to snap his picture – Alan D. Nemlich was full of life to the end.

          Born in Lawrence NY, Alan was raised on a farm in Croton.  He graduated from Adelphi University in 1951 and served in the Air Force until 1955.  After his discharge he worked for his father in the furniture business, then opened his own store in Elmsford NY in 1959.  Regan of Westchester advertised itself as “Westchester’s only office furniture department store,” and became the largest office furniture store serving not only Westchester but New York City and Rockland County as well.  He served as chairman of the Better Business Bureau for those same three counties for an unprecedented two terms.

          He became a charter member of the Elmsford Rotary Club in 1959, serving as president twice and as District Governor for Westchester, Bronx, Staten Island, and Bermuda in 1981-82.  Rotary was Alan’s religion, the place he found community and direction for his life.  He had perfect attendance for over 50 years, and always lived by the Four-Way Test.  Declaring “it’s payback time,” he devoted himself to community service projects through Rotary, the largest being a project to ship used hospital equipment to developing countries all over the world. 

          Having sold the business and retired in 1991, he and Magda left their long-time home in Scarsdale NY in 2010.  Thereafter they lived half the year in Allentown PA and half in Farmington ME.  In Farmington he found friends and a new Rotary club to devote himself to.

          Alan was treasured by all who knew him for his irrepressible personality and sense of humor.  He loved boating, fishing, reading, home construction projects, westerns, football, and most of all his family.

          In 1948 he met the love of his life, Magda Eichenwald, at a party and proposed two weeks later.  They were married in January of 1950.  They shared 63 loving years together, and were never apart.

          He was predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Jeanetty, and by an older brother, Ian.  He is survived by his wife, Magda, brother Lee, and three children: daughter Karen Komlos and husband Dennis of Orefield PA, son Aryeh Ben-David and wife Sandra of Efrat Israel, daughter Victoria Cohen and husband Jonathan of Farmington ME; by grandchildren Jedd, Shachar, Ma’ayan, Amichai, Samuel, Yaniv, Rosa, Nell, Ra’aya, Eli, Lilach, and Miriam; and five great-grandchildren. Condolences and tributes may be shared on Alan’s memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

 

          Nemlich – died at Lewiston, September 4, 2013, Alan David Nemlich, 84, of Farmington.  A celebration of life will be held at the home of Victoria and Jonathan Cohen, 146 Sunset Ave., Farmington, on Sunday, September 22, 11am-12noon.  Donations may be made to the Alan D. Nemlich Fund of the Farmington Rotary Club, PO Box 864, Farmington, ME 04938.  Cremation services have been cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

 

Celebrating the Life of Alan D. Nemlich Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Sep 08, 2013

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District 7790 and Farmington Rotary would like to thank Janet O'Neil for the beautiful Promise Patch and quilt for the Rotary Zone Institute in Philadelphia this September. The beautiful patch Janet made will represent our district in a giant Rotary Zone 24 and 32 quilt being put together for the Institute. The quilts brought to the training will be be donated to those locally in need and some will be auctioned off to benefit polio eradication. Thank you so much Janet for your quick and beautiful work!!

Thank you, Janet O'Neil for the Promise Patch to Represent Our District! Regina Stefanelli 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Sep 03, 2013

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We were shocked to learn of the passing of PDG Alan Nemlich on September 4

the day after his eighty-fourth birthday. His presence and inspiration among us will be greatly missed.

Mourning the Loss of Alan D. Nemlich Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Aug 20, 2013
Today we learned of the tragic death of one our our past Rotary Youth Exchange Students, Pia Laine, of Finland. She was in a car accident and did not survive. While here in Farmington, she made many friends. She was hosted by Mike and Sue Cormier and also by Buzz and Taffy Davis. She spent a lot of great family time with Al and Sue Feather.
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Pia will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to meet her.

May she rest in peace.

Tragedy Strikes our Rotary Family Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Aug 08, 2013

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K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, has been selected by the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2015-16. Ravindran will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates. Follow this link to meet Ravi.


RI President 2015-16 (Al Feather's Year) Chosen Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Lac-Mégantic Benefit Dinner Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Steve Johnson and his wife, Debbie, pose with Farmington Club President Tom Sawyer, and his wife Ronnie, when visiting our Club Regina Stefanelli 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Jul 25, 2013

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Farmington Rotarians enjoyed delicious lobsters fresh from the boat recently!! Thank you President Tom and his trusty side kick Dennis

Lobster anyone? Regina Stefanelli 2013-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Jul 11, 2013
Message from DG Steve Johnson:
Call to District's Club
July, 2013
I was hoping to start off the year with smooth sailing but as is often the case, life got in the way. As I’m sure most of you are aware, the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec was the scene of a horrific accident this past Saturday night involving a fuel train that exploded in the heart of town destroying the downtown and resulting in the death of 5 (as of this date) and the missing of over 40 residents.
Lac Megantic is an town that is located close to the Maine border near Coburn Gore and it had a Rotary Club in our District for many years (until 1999). It is Farmington’s Sister City and is close to clubs in Zone 13 of our district. In response to this tragedy and in the spirit of ImageRotary service, District 7790 has formed a Lac Megantic Relief Task Force to coordinate Rotary support to the residents impacted by the accident. PDG Jean-Hugues Laflamme has graciously agreed to Chair this task force and he will be the District’s representative to the authorities in Lac Megantic and the greater Rotary world. I have been contacted by members of my District Governor class offering support from their districts and I will be putting them in contact with Jean-Hugues.
Should your club wish to support our efforts, I’m sure that support will be greatly appreciated. We will be establishing a funding mechanism and developing ways in which we can reach out to Rotarians in other Districts to help support our efforts. More news on this will be forthcoming
Thank you for bringing this effort to the attention of your clubs and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Steve Johnson, DG
Lac Megantic Relief Task Force Meets to Form Plans Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention opens in Lisbon Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Jun 12, 2013

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Nicole 'Koly' Escobar presented her end of year talk to the Farmington Rotary Club! Koly had a great exchange, made new friends, visited many new places but most of all she told us she learned that we are all the same and she is going to work to make this a better world with understanding and peace for all! Nicole, we enjoyed having you with us and we look forward to staying in touch and visiting you in Ecuador! 

 

Nicole Escobar's Experience as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Jun 07, 2013

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Farmington Rotary was well represented this year at the 7790 District Conference with Tom, Ronnie, Doug, Cathy, Pauline, Sue and Al attending. Doug gave committee reports on the Foundation and reported back on his work at the Council on Legislation representing our district. Pauline was recognized and given a special ADG badge by incoming DG Steve Johnson and Al received his DGN pin and was recognized with an award by DG Serve for his efforts in creating Peace thru Communication.

Everybody had a great time and they all came away with some great ideas for our club's District Conference in 2016.  

Farmington Rotary at District Conference Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Jun 06, 2013

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Al is showing his new feather in his cap in an award he received at the recent District Conference. The feather was crafted by the renowned master carver & artist Stefane Bougie. Al received the award from DG Serge as recommended by ADG Etienne Perret! He will proudly display it in his home for all to see! 

It's Al's new Feather Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on May 24, 2013

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President Elect Sally Dyer reported to the club that our Scholarship Yard Sale Fundraiser was a huge success netting our Scholarship fund $3,000.00!!! Sally, pictured here with the Norwegian GSE team leader Herman, said they have many great ideas on how to expand on this years success! Way to go everybody!!

 

Yard Sale benefits Scholarship Fund Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on May 22, 2013

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Rotary's GSE program is ending with a real bang this year as we enjoyed a wonderful visit from the Norway team this year!! Lisa Laflin's team of volunteers and our club and community had a great time with our new friends as we learned about each others cultures and vocations!!! Thanks to all who hosted and helped out!! 

Norwegian GSE Team visits Farmington Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on May 17, 2013

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Dan and Doug reported that we had our best Vidalia Onion sale ever!!! This annual fundraiser is very unique as we support  the farmer in Georgia with our purchase, our neighbors and friends enjoy the sweet taste of the onions and the funds we send to Safe Passage go into running their programs which include a hot lunch and education! It's a win - win situation for everybody!! Thanks to all for making this such a huge success!!    

Safe Passage Vidalia Onion Sale 2013 Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
He's baaack! President Tom Sawyer welcomes back Marty Pike to our ranks! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Maurice "Bud" Martin Welcomed as our newest Member! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
'Engage Rotary, Change Lives' is 2013-14 RI theme Regina Stefanelli 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Bloomberg Philanthropies to Donate US$100 million to polio eradication Regina Stefanelli 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Engage Rotary, Change Lives: Tom Sawyer, President-Elect of Farmington Rotary Club shows the Rotary Theme Banner for 2013-2014. Regina Stefanelli 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Sean Skillern, UMF Rotaract Student, receives a Service Above Self Award for his work & dedication to the Mallett School EarlyAct Club Regina Stefanelli 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the Price is Right Committee Who Received Service Above Self Awards!! Regina Stefanelli 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Mar 06, 2013

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Darlene Mooar & Michael Cormier for their hard work in organizing the 2012 Rotary Pajama Drive

Dyan Macomber & Carolyn Eaton for their initiative and dedication to the new NextAct group at Cascade Brooks

Debra Harris for her hard work and dedication to the EarlyAct group

Leanne Condon for her organizing and follow through with the 2013 Rotary Sock Drive

Congratulations to Service Above Self Recipients!! Regina Stefanelli 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the Farmington Rotary-Darryl Wood!! Sponsored by Troy Norton. Regina Stefanelli 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Farmington Rotarian, Susy Sanders--a new Paul Harris Fellow!! Regina Stefanelli 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Jan 30, 2013

Members of the Farmington Rotary Club hold a Christmas card they received from their Safe Passage sponsor child Victor. Victor is one of 600 children who live in the Guatemala City Dump neighborhood who get a chance to go to school thru the generosity of sponsors.

The sponsorship allows student like Victor to attend public school, go to the Safe Passage enrichment center and get one hot meal a day. Victor's family will also receive food supplies at the end of each month if he has good attendance records for that month.

Mt. Blue Interact, UMF Rotaract and several Rotarians in our district also sponsor children.

It's life changing educational programs like these that help break the chains of poverty!Image

Update from Safe Passage Sponsor Child - Victor! Regina Stefanelli 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Jan 16, 2013

Service Above Self Awards were given at the January 17th meeting - one was given January 10th to Carolyn Eaton for her extraordinary efforts coordinating the Festival of Trees event in December, 2012.  Other Service Above Self recipients included: Martha Wing, for her commitment to helping coordinate the Festival of Trees; Walter Gooley, for his consistent and generous donations of Christmas Trees through the years to the Festival of Trees and Glenn Kapiloff and the Kapiloff family for their hosting of our Rotary YE student Nicole Escobar for the first third of her stay with our club here in Farmington.  Below, Nicole poses with her host father.

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Service Above Self Awards in January Regina Stefanelli 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary YE Student, Nicole Escobar, learning a new hobby-Snowboarding! Regina Stefanelli 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Tim Andrews' host sister from Sweden, Louise Widen, visits Farmington Rotary Club Regina Stefanelli 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Ready for festivities!! Mike Cormier brings excitment to the Rotary Board Meeting on 12/19/12! Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Dec 12, 2012

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Fairies were at the Festival of Trees!! Rotarian Susy Sanders with UMF Rotaract students Heather Rice and Christina Peaslee!!

Festival of Trees: Fairies!!! Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Festival of Trees: EarlyAct Students Decorated their tree and it was donated to their teacher, Ms. Augustine! Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Festival of Trees: Interact decorators' theme-game boards & Rotaract decorators' theme-Dr. Seuss Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
254!!!! Pajamas collected in the Rotary PJ Drive! Pajamas were worn to celebrate!!!! Thank you to all those who helped exceed our goal! Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Room Change for December 27th Meeting Only--South Dining Hall Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Dec 03, 2012

Schedule of Events for Saturday, December 8, 2012- Annual Festival of Trees

UMF North Dining Hall

9:00: Decorators for Trees Arrive

9:00 - 12:00: Decorating Trees

Noon - Public may arrive to view (FREE Hot Chocolate and Coffee are available until 5:00pm) 

Silent Auction items available for bidding - Winners announced mid-way through Tree Auction

1:00 pm: Mt. Blue Jazz Band

2:00 pm: Mt. Blue Voices

3:00 pm: Mt. Blue CHamber Singers

4:00 pm: Franklin County Fiddlers

5:00 - 6:00pm: Happy Hour

6:00 pm: Auction begins (Silent Auction winners announced mid-way through Auction for Trees)

Dinner for ticket holders following Auction - Tickets are $30 - See Tom Sawyer to purchase ahead of time

**VOLUNTEERS** are still needed for the following tasks:

-8:30am-9am - Setting up for the Silent Auction - See Martha Wing for details or just show up at the North Dining Hall to help

-SUNDAY Morning (12/9/12) - Tree Delivery - See Brad Smith for details

Festival of Trees!! Saturday, 12/8/2012 -- Schedule of Events & Areas Still Needing Volunteers Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Granddaugther's letter - "Seeing and smelling grass with a deeper insight" Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Chester Greenwood Day Parade! Regina Stefanelli 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
We're THIS close!! - eradicating Polio through Rotary's Polio Plus Program Regina Stefanelli 2012-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Halloween...from Glenn Kapiloff? Regina Stefanelli 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Oct 10, 2012

The District Foundation Committee Meeting, is Saturday, October 27, Le Georgesville Hotel, St. Georges, Quebec, 10am - 4pm.

Maine side District Foundation Meeting,  is Saturday, November 3, St. Joseph's Church Parish Hall, Quebec Street, 10am - 4pm.
A light lunch will be served.
With the arrival of the Future Vision Plan in 2013 -2014, it is very important that clubs receive this new information and training.

See Doug Ibarguen for further information. 
                                    
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Rotary Foundation Meeting Dates: District and Maine-side events are coming up! Regina Stefanelli 2012-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Regina Stefanelli on Oct 10, 2012
The Maine Rotary Youth Exchange Students joined together at the Common Ground Fair this past month. They volunteered in the children's area for 4 hours before continuing on with a white water rafting adventure!Image
Maine Rotary Youth Exchange Students at the Common Ground Fair Regina Stefanelli 2012-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Alan Sims, a visiting Rotarian guest from New Zealand, shares his club banner with President Leslie!! Regina Stefanelli 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Our Youth Exchange student Nicole from Ecuador tries on a down filled winter jacket!!! Nicole that should beat the 'COLD' but it is still September!!! Regina Stefanelli 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
UMF Rotaract Club Membership Drive on Campus Regina Stefanelli 2012-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Maine Youth Exchange at Camp Tracy in Oakland, Maine Regina Stefanelli 2012-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Nicole Escobar from Quito, Ecuador is this year's Rotary Youth Exchange Student! Regina Stefanelli 2012-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Serge Poulin Visits Regina Stefanelli 2012-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Packs for Progress: Last day for collection, August 16th. Thank you for your donations!! Regina Stefanelli 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Serge Poulin will be visiting the Farmington Rotary on Thursday, August 16th! Regina Stefanelli 2012-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Returning Youth Exchange Student Tim Andrews gives the Club a glimpse of his year long stay in Sweden Regina Stefanelli 2012-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Packs for Kids project! Collecting items until August 16th at all meetings. Click to find "Supply List". Regina Stefanelli 2012-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Lawrence Wibur signing copies of his Memoir - Let Me Take Your Hand Regina Stefanelli 2012-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Returning Youth Exchange student Jacob Wyder presents the host club banner from Argentina to Club President Leslie Hawkins Regina Stefanelli 2012-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Skowhegan Rotary Cooks up a Celebration and Lobster Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome the newest Farmington Rotararian- PDG Alan Nemlich! Regina Stefanelli 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
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Our new President Leslie Hawkins had the opportunity to hear RI President Sakuji Tanaka at Boothbay Harbor on the first day of the new Rotary year! Read a copy of his remarks from July 1, 2012.
RI President Tanaka's remarks at Boothbay Harbor Regina Stefanelli 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Club Bids Farewell to Marina Until We Meet Again Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Marina and Father Demonstrate Traditional Chilean Dance Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Marina Graduates from MBHS with Family on Hand Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
French GSE Team Visits Farmington Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter for May Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on May 20, 2012

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Yes, you can have a new lifelong friend by taking advantage of one of Rotary's best programs, Rotary Youth Exchange. Next school year will be no exception to the growing list of outstanding students we have hosted in Farmington. Seventeen year old Nicole Isabel Escobar Chavez of Quito, Ecuador will be with us next year. Nicole is a good student and loves dance, fashion and pets. She loves meeting new people and wants to be a lawyer because she believes in fighting for justice. She wants to live and learn in a different culture to be able to expand her horizons and create new life changing experiences that will be able to shape the way she thinks and sees from a different point of view.  

Her mother said to us, "Nicole is well behaved. She is a very mature teenager with a big heart and her biggest strength is respect for her parents and family. Those who host her will not be getting an exchange student but gaining a daughter."

If this propect interests you, please contact one of the members of our Youth Exchange Committee,
Pauline Rodrigue, Glenn Kapiloff, Regina Stefanelli, or Al Feather. They will be happy to give you further details about this amazing opportunity to help change the world for the better one exchange student at a time and gain yourself a daughter at the same time.
Want to Enjoy a Lifetime Friendship? Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Clubs Reveal Secrets to Great Food Fundraisers Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on May 08, 2012

Rotarians leave Bangkok encouraged to fight poverty and finish the job of eradicating polio

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Read about the closing of the Rotary International Convention in Bangkok here
International Convention Closes Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
March Report from Youth Exchange Student Tim Andrews Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter for April Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Victor Molina, Club's Safe Passage Sponsorchild Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
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Farmington Rotary Club will host Gordie MacKeeman at Nordica Auditorium
for a wonderful evening of song and dance. Bring your dancing shoes, we plan to 
fill the aisles and hang from the rafters. Fun for the whole Family.
Gordie and His Rhythm Boys are on tour for the Festival of Small Halls and
will bring PEI to downtown Farmington. Proceeds to benefit LifeFlight of Maine.
Doors open at 6pm & Concert begins at 7pm.

Skye Theater Concert for LifeFlight of Maine Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter for March Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Water to Drink Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
In Memory of Don Gross, a True Rotarian Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Free Screening of Manos de Madre Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Mar 06, 2012

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Oscar & his Mt. Blue Interact Club Sponsors
Macee Qi, Taylor Harris & Riley Laflin

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Mt. Blue Interactor Macee Qi with (from left to right)
Farmington Rotary Club Sponsor Child Victor
Mt. Blue Interact Club Sponsor Child Oscar
Dave Woodside's Sponsor Child Erick

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UMF Rotaract President Kelsea Trefethen
and  their Sponsor Child Ubi

The Safe Passage Sponsor Children of the Family of Rotary Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Celebrate Rotary at the District 7790 District Conference Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
The Latest from YE Student Tim Andrews Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
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Thank Yous go out to PDG Alan Nemlich for yet another contribution
to the club for the Heating Assistance Fund!
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 Foundation Seminar

April 14th, 2012

10a.m.-1 p.m.

University of Maine at Farmington

North Dining Hall C of the Olsen Student Center,

111 South Street, Farmington, ME.

Join us for a very different kind of Foundation Seminar!

Come and be inspired

by hearing polio surviver, PDG Ann Lee Hussey,

talk about the many trips she has lead to immunize children around the world,

and how the Rotary efforts are making significant progress.

Learn about The Rotary Foundation

through a humorous presentation by a Maine Rotarian.

Bring your questions

 on grants, the foundation or the future vision program

 to ask a panel of Maine “experts”.

(You can send along your questions in advance to:

 Deb Walters, dr.deb.walters@gmail.com, 207-487-1234)

Enjoy the fellowship

 of Rotarians during a luncheon. 

Date Change for Maine Rotary Foundation Seminar in Farmington Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
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In Memory of Paul E. Floyd
June 19, 1910 - January 26, 2012
Paul Floyd Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
December Report from YE Student Tim Andrews Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter Douglas R. Ibarguen 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
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May the New Year be a healthy & fruitful one for our Club

& the Communities we serve! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-12-28 00:00:00Z 0
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May  you and your family experience the true spirit of Christmas.
Merry Christmas to All! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
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Tom "PJ" Taylor thanks the club for surpassing the goal

for our 11th Annual Rotary Pajama Project.

We accounted for over 220 pair!

Congratulations!   

Wear Your PJs Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
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Good Grief! Have you not reserved your seat at the
Post-Festival of Trees Dinner?
Please bring your $30 per person to the meeting
December 8th to assure your seat. 
Festival of Trees Dinner Tickets Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Report from Outbound Youth Exchange Student, Tim Andrews Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
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Carolyn Eaton, Chair of the Nominating Committee, is seeking candidates
for Club Officers. If you have been asked before, but declined the 
opportunity to serve and now wish to take advantage of 
sharing your abilities with the club, please let
Carolyn know. Perhaps you have not
been asked before and wish to 
serve, please see
Carolyn.
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May we all be truly thankful for everything we have
and are able to share this Thanksgiving
and year round.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Deb's Address to the Club Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Nov 14, 2011

THE FOUNDATION BELONGS TO US ALL

Share a Foundation Thought with your club.

"The Foundation belongs to us all. It is our greatest resource for doing good, and it is our responsibility to maintain its strength. I hope every Rotarian will join us by making a contribution to support the Foundation's programs this year." — 2004-05 RI President Glenn E. Estess Sr.

Past RI President Estess Promotes Our Foundaion Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas R. Ibarguen on Nov 14, 2011
Polio Facts & Figures
Area Number of cases in 2011
Afghanistan47
India1
Nigeria42
Pakistan136
Non-endemic countries276
Total worldwide502
(Data as of 2 November/World Health Organization)

For the latest on the number of polio cases, progress

reports on polio-endemic countries, and other information,

go to www.polioeradication.org.

 
Latest Polio Facts & Figures Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's $200 Million Challenge Update Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation Recognition Point Changes Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Safe Passage Service Team Trip Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
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District Governor Deb Walters announced Monday, October 24 that Maine's Governor Paul LePage signed a proclamation declaring this week as "Rotary End Polio Week" in Maine. The picture shows DG Deb and DG Gary Spears of District 7780 with the Governor as he signed the proclamation. She added that through the hard work of many Rotarians, we are fortunate to have this happen and to have the National Assembly in Quebec make the same proclamation on Tuesday. There are many club events this week to raise awareness about our efforts to end Polio, and the district  will be issuing a press release about them. The recent news on our efforts to end Polio is good - the number of new cases is dropping. In India there has only been one new case since January. It would be wonderful if that girl was the last person to contract Polio in India.
Gov. LePage Signs "Rotary End Polio Now Week" Proclamation Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
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Saturday, October 22

Lewiston - Auburn College

Lewiston, ME

Parts I, II, III

7:30am - 3:30pm  

Club pays $65 Registration Fee

Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee Break Included  

 

Rotary Leadership Institute Comes to the District Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
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Every year, thousands of talented and dedicated young people have an incredible experience in a New Generations program. Learn how you can turn these future leaders into the next generation of Rotarians by watching a video here: http://vimeo.com/28457109
From New Generations to next Generation Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Don't forget to join us at our new home, the University of Maine Farmington's Olsen Student Center in the North Dining Hall at 111 South Street in Farmington. See you there!

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 Alice Burger, an Honorary Member of our club since June 1989, died September 5, 2011 at 98 years of age.
In Memory of Alice K. Burger Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Eradication within Reach Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Find Us on & Like Us on Facebook Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Nominating Committee Selects RI President 2013-14 Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Please Support our Foundation through EREY Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Changes you should know about the new Rotary year. Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
District 7790 Google Map Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
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 Deb Walters with the assistance of husband Chris Percival will lead District 7790 and its 53 clubs during the Rotary year 2011-12.
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RI President Kalyan Banerjee challenges us with his Theme for 2011 - 2012,

"Reach Within to Embrace Humanity".

Welcome in the new Rotary Year! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Top Five Reasons to Support Our Rotary Foundation Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Linking New Generations Programs Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
News from Safe Passage Sponsor Child Victor Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Make your own "This Close" Ad Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
The Children of Safe Passage ThankYou for your Support! Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Safe Passage Interview from April 13 Douglas R. Ibarguen 2011-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
District Water Project in Chipastor 2011-2012 Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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In case you missed it or if you would like to see it again, the presentation by Al & Doug from last week's meeting is available here.
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DG Claude Martel invites all district Rotarians to the 2011 District Conference to be held June 3 - 5 in beautiful Quebec City.
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Every day, Rotarians make a difference in their communities and around the world. In this song, which was inspired by RI President Ray Klinginsmith and the work of Rotarians, singer and songwriter Jerry Mills asks the world to join Rotarians in Building Communities -- Bridging Continents. The video was produced by Rotarian Bob Gallagher.

Click here to listen to this inspirational song.
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Verne Byers, Club Member since January 1969, Past President 1974-75, Past Secretary & Director, died March 7, 2011. Verne was sponsored by his long time friend, Kenneth Marks and was a Paul Harris Fellow since 1991.
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Victor Alejandro Esquivel Molina Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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Host sister Riley Laflin shares a laugh with Yi-Han Chen from Taiwan as she experiences sledding in Kingfield. Yi-Han is staying with Rotarian Lisa Laflin and her husband Brent in New Vineyard.
Yi-Han is Sledding through her Exchange Year Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
Foundation Appeal from President Ray Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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Be sure to join us at the meeting on December 23rd because we will have a special personal visit from Santa Claus himself!
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See Al Feather for the 2011 Safe Passage Calendar that includes one of Al's photos from last October's service trip. All proceeds from the $15 calendars go to Safe Passage.
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Farmington Rotary's 10th Annual Pajama Project culminates at tomorrow's meeting with the final collection of PJs by project manager Tom Taylor.
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The Farmington Rotary Club's 12th Annual Festival of Trees will take place this Saturday at the Granary from 6:00am to whenever the Auction is done. The Auction action begins after the social hour at 5:00pm.
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LEWISTON: On November 16, 2010, a mural painted by youth from the Rotary International District 7790 Maine Youth Exchange in May was unveiled on the Lisbon Street side of the former McCrory Department Store building.
Rotary Youth Exchange Mural Unveiled Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
District 7790 Awarded Polio Plus Recognition Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
District 7790 Wins Zone 24-32 Award Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
12th Annual Festival of Trees Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
Every Rotarian Every Year Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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The Mallett School EarlyAct Club and Farmington Rotary kicks off the new clubs year!
Truck Demo for Kids Steven A. Feather 0
UMF Rotaract Helping Hands to End Polio Fundraiser Steven A. Feather 0
Mt Blue Interact Kicks off their year ! Steven A. Feather 0
Progress for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge for polio eradication Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
CBS & 60 Minutes Recognizes Rotary's Polio Eradication Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
September is New Generations Month Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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First, I want to tell you that it is an honor and a privilege for me, as 2010-2011 District Governor, to serve you, the clubs and members of District 7790.
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Vidalia Onion Sale to benefit Safe Passage Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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Free screening of the latest video about the life of the families living on the garbage dump of Guatemala City and being served by the organization Safe Passage.
Safe Passage Video Manos de Madre Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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A Dodge Ball tournament sponsored by our UMF Rotaract Club to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis will take place Tuesday night, April 27th, at 7pm at the Fitness and Recreation Center.
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Register for the Rotary Leadership Institute at Auburn-Lewiston College on October 16 2010 from 8:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. Club will pay the $65 registration fee.
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Farmington Rotary Club obtained a District Simplified Grant to sponsor a Community Read at Cascade Brook School. Schedule is included.
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It is with deep sadness that we learn the passing of Joan Wilkinson, wife of our 2007-2008 RI President Wilf Wilkinson. Joan was a delightful and deeply caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with PRIP Wilf and the entire Wilkinson Family.
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Got a minute? Check out Rotary Minute, our new video series that features Rotarians from around the world answering a different question every month. What is Rotary? How have you benefited from being a Rotarian? Hear their answers to these questions and more.
Rotary Minute Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
Mt. Blue Interact hikes Tumbledown! Steven A. Feather 0
Farmington Rotary's Gazebo/Shade Project Steven A. Feather 0
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Make plans now to join DG Sylvia Plourde at the 7790 District Conference in Lewiston-Auburn May 21, 22, 23.
District Conference 2010 Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
Welcome Roberto!!! Steven A. Feather 0
RI President urges Rotarians to make the world a better place. Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
Itzhak Perlman concert to benefit polio eradication Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
The Missing Piece Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
2010 Rotary International Convention Montreal Douglas R. Ibarguen 0
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Kaija Fellman shares stories and wonderful photos of volunteering time at Safe Passage.
Safe Passage Susan A. Pratt 0
Safe Passage Onion Sale Steven A. Feather 0
2nd annual Interact Jamboree Steven A. Feather 0
Farmington Rotary's Price is Right Steven A. Feather 0
3/27/08- Karen Olivieri- Town Manager- Phillips Susan A. Pratt 0
Mt Blue Interact Jamboree Steven A. Feather 0
March 5, 2008 Speakers: Doug Ibarguen and Al Feather Susan A. Pratt 0
2/28/08-Frank Underkuffler Susan A. Pratt 0
2/14/08- Dick Jackson- Mill Manager- Verso Paper Susan A. Pratt 0
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A team of Rotarians and friends led by Farmington Rotarians D.G. Doug Ibarguen and Al Feather recently spent a week in Guatemala working with the Safe Passage program.
District Project Up-date!! Steven A. Feather 0
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Jack Healy, Expanding Engineering opportunities for students. Need to expand the Pulp and Paper Engineering program at UMO and the way the program works.
Jack Healy-February 7, 2008 Meeting Susan A. Pratt 0
Pia Laine, Rotary Youth Exchange Student Susan A. Pratt 0
1/24/08-Workplace Wellness Susan A. Pratt 0
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Gerry Baril speaks about drug issues in Franklin County and the State of Maine.
January 17, 2008 Susan A. Pratt 0
Check OUT the new Club Documents Susan A. Pratt 0
January 3, 2008- Club Assembly Susan A. Pratt 0
Rotary Sponsors Susan A. Pratt 0
December 27, 2007 Susan A. Pratt 0
Halloween Window Painting Susan A. Pratt 0
Women, Work and Community Susan A. Pratt 0
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Glenn Kapiloff speaks to Rotarians about the program at Foster Regional Applied Tech Center
What's NEW at FRATC Susan A. Pratt 0
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Rev. Waddell visits and shares his experiences in Honduras.
Rev. Waddell Susan A. Pratt 0
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President Wiles has invited the club members to his camp in Rangeley on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.
Kent's Camp Susan A. Pratt 0
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Farmington Rotary exchange student Pia Laine is settling into her year long visit to the Farmington Community!
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Farmington Rotarians, DG Douglas Ibarguen and Al Feather recently attended the Conference: Sharing the Magic of Rotary which was held in Philadelphia, PA on the campus of Villanova University. They along with 400 other Rotarians held panel discussions on such subjects as membership retention and recruiting new members into the family of Rotary. It was a very informative and awarding experience!
The Magic of Rotary Steven A. Feather 0
Rotary Community Service Awards Susan A. Pratt 0
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Tomorrow we will find out something about spring and winter from the ole' groundhog. I can't ever remember which way it goes, but here in the Western Mountains of Maine I really don't think it much matters anyway!
Tomorrow is Ground Hog's Day! Susan K. Sanders 0
Pat LaMarch Susan A. Pratt 0
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Carol Carothers speaks about services for mentally ill Maine citizens.
NAMI- Maine Susan A. Pratt 0
Club Assembly Susan A. Pratt 0
December 28, 2007 Susan A. Pratt 0
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Sandy Miller and Jan Allen share new technology programs at Foster Regional Applied Tech Center.
December 7, 2006 Susan A. Pratt 0
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A lovely induction of a new member today, Dyan Macomber, daughter of Rotarian Nancy Richards, becoming member number 73, was done by our own Doug. Diane works for United Kingfield Bank and, as Diane was described in connection to her mother before her, The Rose is Still Blooming!
August 24th: The Rose is Still Blooming Susan K. Sanders 0
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Today it was our delight to hear Buzz Davis share about the history of the old railroad bridge, the new railway Whistle Stop Trail.
August 10th: The Bridge Susan K. Sanders 0
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Our thrifty secretary, Al Feather, saved his dollars for happy days by choosing to mail his postcards from Farmington instead of paying the $4 apiece to mail from Colombia! Many happy dollars saved!
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New Club President, Paul Mills, a lively Orator, demonstrated his knowledge of interesting bits of history as he presided over the meeting on Thursday July 6, 2006. Paul even filled in for the Rotary Minute, giving us a dazzling demonstration of his unique abilities to discover interesting facts, as he informed us of the number "19".
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     We have had a busy couple of weeks and sometimes even the weather has cooperated.  You turned out in great numbers for the transition meeting even though we had to dodge a few showers.
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On Thursday, May 25th, the Farmington Rotary Club met for a very special dinner at The Granary.  The event:  The Eighth Annual Community Service Awards Banquet.  We Rotarians gathered to honor people in our the midst of our communities that make it possible for others to have occupation and other special services.
May 25, 2006 Ordinary people who have done extraordinary things . . . Susan K. Sanders 0
Cindy Kemble of the Fairbanks School Project Spoke Susan K. Sanders 0
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Our speaker today was Taffy Davis, wife of member Buzz, who spoke regarding a project for which she shows great passion, the Farmington Historical Society's fund raising effort to repair and preserve the North Church.  This wonderful building in-town  Farmington is on the National Registry.  Catch this and other details about our meeting........
April 27, 2006 Carol M. Timberlake 0
Mt. Blue Interact Charter Ceremony Steven A. Feather 0
Posted by Carol M. Timberlake
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Today's meeting was full of good humor and friendship and wonderful coffee.  After a special opening by the Commander of the American Legion Post we enjoyed an informative presentation by Pastor Doug Dunlap who shared the beginnings and subsequent growth of the the local community college concept to Franklin County supported by local people and backed by Central Maine Community College.

April 20, 2006 Carol M. Timberlake 0
Mt. Blue Interact Update Steven A. Feather 0
Posted by Carol M. Timberlake
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Another great meeting filled with energy and camaraderie.  This weeks notes include a talk by UMF Senior and Director of the Phillips Area Boys and Girls Club, Nichole Brochu.  Nichole outlined the history as well as the progress of the group beginning with the Safe Zone and the many projects and activities which keep the youth of Phillips and surrounding areas busy and entertained and no longer on the streets.
April 13, 2006 Carol M. Timberlake 0
Posted by Carol M. Timberlake
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An overview of Thursday's meeting includes an inspiring talk by Susy Sanders, PhD, Certified Trauma Specialist and member of the Farmington Club.  Susy shared a poignant perspective on the life of victims and disaster responders as well as the work of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists who respond to the needs of disaster victims worldwide.

April 6, 2006 Carol M. Timberlake 0
Posted by Melanie Farmer
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Marty Pike invited his biking and hiking partner, Jim Albert to tell us about their trip to Equador where they went on a 50 mile bike ride. They hiked seven hours to the summit of Chimborazo Mountain. This beautiful snow capped mountain on the equator peaks at 20,700 feet  and is the furthest point from the center of the earth.  They shared pictures of the trip as well as side trips where they went to see ancient Inca ruins, carvings and trails.

Mar 30 2006 Meeting Melanie Farmer 0
Posted by Matthew D. Packard
     Howdy Partners!  Ready for your favorite game show with a country twist?  The Farmingon Rotary Club presents it's 4th annual "Price is Right" game show this friday, March 24th at 7:00 P.M. in the Mt. Blue Auditorium.  Tickets are $10.00 at the door and the doors open at 6:00 P.M. 
March 23rd 2006 Meeting Matthew D. Packard 0
Posted by Melanie Farmer
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Frank Underkuffler conducted a brief induction for  Stephen Bracy, sponsored by Pam West and Stephen Kelleher, sponsored by Al Feather.
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March 2, 2006 Induction Melanie Farmer 0
Carolyn E. Jones, Rotary Foundation Trustee Steven A. Feather 0
Posted by Susan K. Sanders
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Frank Underkuffer inducted Emily Floyd, sponsored by Paul Mills and Ivan Gould, sponsored by Roger Lambert.
Two New Members Inducted! Susan K. Sanders 0
Posted by Susan K. Sanders
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At today's Rotary Meeting . . .
At today's Rotary meeting, I noticed that people had rotated more, thanks to Betty Jespersen's reminder that we are here to make good, solid connections with more than just those with whom we normally connect.  What a great group of people, building better friendships with good will! 

Following breakfast, Adrian and Doug walked us through our usual agenda.  It is Groundhog's Day, and we have had the report that the Groundhog did see his shadow.  Although it was a bit confusing what this means, I think that in reality we can expect 6 more weeks of winter only because we haven't had any real winter yet.

Guests were introduced, of which there were five; Clayton is back, and he did a make-up in Rangeley; welcome back, Clayton!  We are at 85.07% for the week and 82.09% for the month; if it were an exam, I would call it a good, solid "B".

February 2, 2006 Susan K. Sanders 0
Centennial Park Project Progress Report Byron H. Davis 0
How secure is all this data? Melanie Farmer 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Melanie Farmer 0