February 27, 2013
In the picture are the Houlton Rotarians and family members that will be going to the Dominican Republic to install Bio-sand Water Filtration Systems, back row left to right: Ryan Bushey, Scott White, Craig Bean, Mac Randolph, Steve Nelson, & Dr. Bob Chagrasulis (guest speaker), front row: Tammie Mulvey, Amy Hocking, Franki White, & Nancy West
Dr. Bob has been a guest to our club on several occasions. He is a member of the Calais rotary club and has been an active Rotarian for 20 years. Dr. Robert w. Chagrasulis, a general surgeon from Calais, Maine has worked on many health projects in the Dominican Republic since 1995 and returns frequently each year. He has been responsible for assembling and directing medical teams for the good samaritan hospital in La Romana including holding medical clinics in the bateys that house sugarcane workers and their families. His teams also provide medical care to jail inmates who are denied basic and needed care. He is dedicated to bringing cleaner water to Dominicans and Haitians through Rotary’s international water filtration projects. He is chairman of district 7810 water management programs consisting of 39 clubs in both the USA and Canada. He will lead 25 members including 9 local Rotarians and guests from January 30th to February 6th.
February 4, 2012
In the photo: Jim Brown, Moosestompers Organizer and Rotarian; and Scott Dionne, Houlton Rotary President
Houlton Rotary donated $500 to this year’s annual Moosestompers celebration taking place February 17th-19th. These funds will go toward sponsoring community dogsled rides on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. This year’s mushers are Linda Howe and Kevin Quist of Heywood Kennels.
May 9, 2011
The Houlton Rotary Club presented Dale Flewelling of Friends of Aroostook with a check to help them buy seed for their spring planting. The money will be matched, so much will be reaped from this contribution. The Friends of Aroostook’s vegetable-growing program was a huge success last year and Rotary is proud to be involved with the program again this year.
Scott White, Club Pres.
Dale Flewelling, Friends of Aroostook
Photo by Michael Clark
September 29, 2010
At a recent meeting of the Houlton Rotary Club, Rotarian Moose Karnes presented the club with the Rotary Little League 9-10 year-old trophy for the year 2010. This is the first time that Moose has been a coach for Little League since he played in the league, it is the first time that the team went 16-0, and it is the first year on the new Rotary field. Moose was on the Rotary team that won back in 1956 & 1957. Several Rotarians have played on the Rotary team.
Darryl "Scott" White and Moose Karnes
July 12, 2010
Rotarian, Dale Flewelling, has started a fantastic project to help feed our area’s hungry, especially the elderly in our community with locally raised vegetables! His idea was this: let’s use land that isn’t being used and grow food for those who need to be fed! We’ve got ample land in Northern Maine and we have many people who are hungry and can’t afford fresh vegetables.
This year Dale and his group, Friends of Aroostook, have planted close to 2 acres of land to support our hungry neighbors and the gardens are BOOMING!! Take a look at these pictures:
Dale’s zucchini plants! They look awesome and are doing very well!
Dale’s cucumbers are strong!
Friends of Aroostook planted close to 2 acres of land! Here you can see cucumbers corn and beans.
Can you see the zucchini?
full, beautiful zucchini plant of Dale’s!
So, it’s time to harvest and we need pickers! This Saturday, July 17th we will be picking from 9am to 5pm at the Linneus garden which is located just after you pass the Ruth Road and just before you get to Grammy’s Country Kitchen. You’ll know it’s the field because there is a HUGE Friends of Aroostook sign in front of the field.
- What are we picking? – Peas and Beans!
What do I bring? - A container to collect what you pick (Tupperware box, basket, plastic dish pan, etc)
- Who Can Pick? Anyone including kids!
- Will someone be there to show us what to do? YES! Dale will be there all day!
- Can we take some home with us? YES, please do!
- How long should I plan for? How about an hour! Stay longer if you would like!
- Where are we picking? The Linneus field which is on the Bangor Rd. just past the Ruth Rd. and right before you get to Grammy’s Country Kitchen!
January 28, 2010
The Houlton Community Arts Center received a donation recently from the Houlton Rotary Club toward its seat campaign. The Rotary Club was instrumental in helping with the seed money for the Arts Center and has continued on in its support of the Center through several years of fund raising. The seats are now all in place in the beautiful new facility, but there is still payment due on some of them. The campaign is coming along nicely and many people have purchased seats in honor or memory of loved ones, school class, etc. They are going fast now, so don’t miss out on an opportunity to have your designation on one of them! Seats may be purchased by contacting Mike or Deb Clark at 532-7148.
Pictured left to right: Steve Fitzpatrick, Superintendent; Marty Bouchard, Principal; Joe Fagnant, HCAC President; John Tribou, Rotary Club President and Michael Clark, Seat Campaign Chair.
Photo courtesy of Deb Clark
January 28, 2010
The Houlton Rotary Club presented a check to the Houlton Little League in the amount of $14,000 for a total of $20,000 over the past two years to sponsor the Houlton Rotary Field. This is a tremendous project which will allow hundreds of area youth to enjoy playing both baseball and softball. This donation was made possible by all the hard work and dedication from Houlton Rotarians and the surrounding community with this past years Houlton Rotary Auction. The Rotary field is one of three Little League fields being built over the past couple of years. The Houlton Rotary Club is proud to be a part of Houlton Little League and provide a wonderful platform for many local youth to enjoy “America’s Game”.
In the picture:
John Tribou, Houlton Rotary President, presenting the check to Houlton Little League Board members and youth.
Front Row L to R: Ryan Dee, Kolleen Bouchard, Keegan Gentle, Chelsea Gentle
Back Row L to R: Ben Drew, Don Dee, Marty Bouchard, John Tribou, Cheryl Gentle
December 21, 2009
Cathy O’Leary, Gail Cleary from the town office, Lori Weston, Director local Chamber and Rotarian along with Rotarians Debbie Clark and Michael Clark.
Having fun filling over a hundred boxes with Christmas Cheer of a selection of food for the Holidays at the Houlton Salvation Army…
On Friday, December 18, 2009 Rotarians also helped raise money for the Salvation Army by ringing the bell outside of WalMart! It was a great time and we want to thank everyone who donated their time and Money!
Lori Weston working "solo" the 1st half hour
President John Tribou & Paul Adams