Membership Award

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In this photo we have Scott Dionne, center with Past President Lori Weston, left and Pat Perry, Past District Governor to the right in the photo. Scott has just received an award from Pat for his successful work in membership for the Houlton Rotary this past year.

Membership work award

Membership work award

Aroostook Aspirations

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Guest speaker for Houlton Rotary Club on July 7th was April Flagg with Aroostook Aspirations, pictured here left to right Amy Hocking, Rotary Club President

April Flagg, Aroostook Aspirations Executive Director

Sandy Gauvin, Aroostook Aspirations

Jane Torres, Rotary Club Vice President

April said that today at Houlton Rotary she wanted to take some time to really introduce our program and it’s many components. Because the program has so many parts, it is certainly a challenge to share everything we would like in a half hour!

What an incredible group of people the Houlton Rotary is! We were so delighted to have the chance to so speak with them. Generally, we wanted to explain the way our program works. We are not a scholarship program; we are a program that offers a scholarship as a part of the support we provide our scholars with. In addition the scholarship, we have weekend retreats with the students, SHANTE (skills, habits, assets, networking, teamwork, and education. This first event with our scholars allows them to get to know each other an our staff and review some of the expectations they will face in college. We also prepare them for our next event, a formal gala to celebrate their successes and to raise money for our program. Following the gala, Heidi’s Hope, an innovative concept involving service, will occur on October 18th. Rotary, and especial the Houlton division, is well know for it’s continued generosity both with time and financial resources. We wanted to share with the members there that we are filling a need in the County, a more educated and skilled work force, and we are offering a solution to problems that plague our region, poverty and unemployment or underemployment, and outward migration. Our program wants to fi the need, but we also want to assure that the level of need decreases over time. An educated and skilled workforce is key to that goal. Our program is working to address the underlying issues in Aroostook: poverty, unemployment, and outward migration. Our program is a long term strategic response to these challenges.

For more information please call April at 207-760-0558, or email her at or visit their website and face book page.

Upcoming Event

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Do not forget to put this on your calendar!

Do not forget to put this on your calendar!

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June 16, 2014

Pictured are: Jacquie Morse and Lori Weston June 16, 2014
Jacquie spoke us today about a rapidly growing concern. Most of you know that autism is rapidly on the rise. Almost everyone knows someone who has an autistic child or an adult. Just 5 years ago the statistic was 1 in 110 children were on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. But today that number has jumped to 1 in 68 children. Of those students with ASD only 56% will graduate from high school. Currently we have 1 to 1.5 million Americans living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The cost of autism over the lifespan is 3.2 million dollars per person with 60% of the cost in adult care alone. In 10 years time it is projected that autism will cost our nation $200 – $300 BILLION a year. According to a current Population Survey from December 2010 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was at 14%, compared with 9% for people without a disability. Additionally, during the same period, only 21% of all adults with disabilities participated in the labor force as compared with 69% of the non-disabled population That is where we hope to change lives. Starting May 31st of 2014 Autism Love and Bee Morse Farm presents Farming 2 Shine, an up and coming farm where handicap individuals come to learn how to farm. Our goals are to provide an education into a industry that the world relies on and to teach them a vocation that they can depend on for a livelihood. We want to teach each of our Handi-Farmers that they can depend on themselves and give them the confidence, knowledge and a sense of contributing to their communities. While we have a structured curriculum planned out, everything is taught in a fun, hands on way. Each day we meet, brings a new lesson and activity like: *Learning about our tools and how to use them safely *Learning how worms help our garden by releasing worms into the garden and studying the benefits they provide. *Learning to eat from our garden and fun, healthy recipes *How do bees help our garden and across pollination

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Presque Isle Rotary Club
9th Annual 3- Person Golf Scramble
to benefit the Aroostook County Chapter of Junior Achievement

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cash Prizes
for the top
Men’s and Women’s
teams in both Gross and Net

· Hole in One Prize

· Putting Contest

· Closest to the Pin

· Longest Drive

Place: Presque Isle Country Club

Time: Shotgun start at 9AM
(Golfers must check in no later than 8AM)

Cost: $120 per team

Contact Persons:

Jennifer Flynn, 760-1176
( )

Golf carts can be reserved for an additional charge at the
Presque Isle Country Club Pro-shop
Please call Barry Madore at 764-0430 no later than July 1, 2014

Jennifer Flynn, M.Ed.

Presque Isle Campus Director

Husson University

33 Edgemont Drive

Presque Isle, Maine 04769


(207)760-1193 (fax)

Terry W. MacDonald

Rotary District 7810

Attention Golfers

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Sent to ALL members in the District

The Limestone Rotary Club hosts a golf tournament (Fund raiser) every year around the 4th of July. This year will be the 22nd annual tournament and will be on July 5th. It features cash prizes for both gross and net scores. Inside the regular tournament, we run a tournament for rotary teams with the winning team taking home a traveling trophy for the year and having their clubs name and year of winning scribed on the trophy (Bragging rights). See following for more details about the tournament.

- Four (4) person scramble (*expect limited to the first 20 teams)

- Entry fee $100 per TEAM

- Shotgun Start 8AM U.S.

- Limestone Country Club

- $10,000 Hole in one prize (* insurance currently limits to 80 golfers. If we exceed 80 golfers, we would need time to adjust the insurance fee)

- $5,000 putting contest

- Longest drive, closest to pin, 50/50 etc.

For more info, contact:

Larry Zensius 207-325-4667

Clifford Rhme 207-551-3659

Limestone Country Club 207-325-7277

P.S. Terry, this is one of the two major fundraisers the Limestone Rotary Club runs each year.

The rotary “Bragging Rights” tournament within the tournament requires NO ADDITIONAL FEES, but does require at least one rotarian on the team although, we prefer the entire team be made up of rotarians.

Cliff Rhome


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The Houlton Rotary is preparing for its Annual Meeting next Monday night at The Shiretown. The 2013-2014 officers have been President Lori Weston, Vice-President Amy Hockings, Secretary Deb Clark, Treasurer Paul Callnan, and Sergeant-At-Arms Jane Torres. The Board of Directors for 2013-2014 were Lori Weston, Ryan Bushey, Amy Hocking,Jane Torres, Deb Clark, Paul Callnan, Michael Clark, leigh Cummings, Tammie Mulvey, Dean Clark, Jerry Wilson, Scott Dionne and Pete Howe. Let’s show our support to this group of people and attend the dinner meeting next week and celebrate their service to Rotary. Please contact Deb Clark with your RSVP if you have not already done so. See you at Rotary!

Rotary Club of Moncton offering great prizes

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Rotary Club of Moncton is presenting our biggest fundraising event of the year.
We’ve increased the total prize package value to include winning your choice of vehicles:
The all new BMW Series 2, BMW 228i, M sport line coupe or BMW X3 SUV 2.8 all wheel drive
More prizes:
Samsung – 60” HD television
Hotel Beausejour Signature Suite, Dinner for 2 at the Windjammer and Breakfast in the Morning
La Mine D’or Pandora bracelet ($500) value
BMW 320i X Drive one week free rental, including full tank
Tickets $100 or 3 tickets for $250 .
Maximum 1500 tickets – Draw July 16th.
We accept Visa and MasterCard
All funds less the cost of these prizes go directly to support Rotary charitable activities.
Help Moncton Rotarians help local youth at risk, those with disabilities, Rotary Camp for Children and eradicate polio worldwide.
Please call or send me an email. Thanks for your help.
Stephen Beyea CFP,CLU,CA
Moncton Financial Centre
Office: (506) 853-6111 ext. 263
Cell: (506) 871-3232
Fax: (506) 853-6118

Quebec City

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Sent to ALL members
Paul BeaulieuRotary Coordinator Zone 24 East2014-2015 District Governor of D7790 Mr. Norman Angell is pleased to announce that the International President Mr. Gary K. C. Huang will be in Quebec City on July 28 and 29. A meeting is planned with the Rotarians on July 28, at 6:00 pm. President Gary will talk to the Rotarians before participating in a cocktail where he will meet the Rotarians. All Rotarians and spouses are invited. We hope that all clubs in our neighbouring districts will be present and we invite you to encourage your members to join this privileged opportunity to share with the President of Rotary International. More details to follow soon.

Terry W. MacDonald

First Wind

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DSC_0001First photo is our newest member Paul Gentle with Club President Lori Weston. Paul has been an active member of the community for years with the Elks Club, Shriners, American Legion post 47 and of course the Linneus Sno Sports Inc. So what better place to continue to serve our wonderful community then Rotary. We are excited to have him join our club! Paul enjoys camping, volunteer catering, Hound Guard and organizing events. He is ready to give us his time and talent.DSC_0004

The Houlton Rotary Club hosted Matt Kearns, VP Business Development for First Wind, as the guest speaker of the day. The Houlton Rotary meets every Monday noon and hears from speakers representing topics of interest to the area. Mr. Kearns summarized the history of First Wind as a national, private energy- producing firm that began operating its first wind farm in Mars Hill, Maine in 2007. Since then, First Wind has grown to include wind farms and solar energy sites in four eastern states, three western states, and Hawaii.
First Wind’s newest project is Oakfield Wind in Oakfield, Maine, approximately 15 miles from Houlton. Oakfield Wind is designed for 48, 3MW turbines and is will bring 300 jobs to the area during construction. First Wind and its partners expect to employ up to twelve operational employees connected to Oakfield Wind. This site is expected to generate power equivalent to what would power 50,000 homes.
Mr. Kearns concluded his presentation by taking questions from the audience. Many of the questions centered around Maine’s power connections to the New England power grid, NB Power, and the efforts to keep local power at competitive rates. Mr. Kearns invited more local input and may be reached at

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