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2016 Cash Draw Early Bird Winners

 

The club recently held the Cash Draw fundraiser Early Bird drawings. The two Early Bird winning tickets are: Eric & Mary Ann Scott, and Growers Exchange. Congratulations and thank you! 

2016 Cash Draw Fundraiser

Dear Friends and Neighbors, 
How often have you wanted to reach out and help those with needs here in our community, the County, and those less fortunate around the world but you just didn’t know where to begin? Now you have the opportunity to reach out with your support of the Fort Fairfield Rotary Club’s annual primary fundraiser, our Cash Draw event.

The Cash Draw fundraiser is one of only two times during the year that the club asks for your support. No, actually the club is not asking for your support. As a club we do not have needs. Your rotary club is a group of volunteers giving their time and energies to help out where help is needed. I often have to remind myself of a couple of things: 1) People give to people, not organizations, 2) Our club does not have needs, the community has needs, 3) Clubs have solutions, and this is where your purchase of a 2016 30th Annual Cash Draw ticket can make all the difference. The club is but a conduit for you to help those less fortunate.

2016 Veterans Cemetery Project

  

(left) Harry Hafford, Chairman, Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery Corporation (NMVCC) visited the club to brief the NMVCC mission and discuss the 2016 Special Committal Shelter Project. Once the project is completed ceremony visitors will be protected from the harsh Northern Maine weather elements. 

Following the briefing Carl Young, club president, enjoyed an informative cemetery tour and presented a check to support the shelter project. 

United Way of Aroostook Support

Sherry Locke, Executive Director, United Way of Aroostook accepts a support check from Carl Young, President, Fort Fairfield Rotary Club 

Sherry Locke, Executive Director, United Way of Aroostook (UWA) visited a recent meeting and spoke about the many functions and services provided by the UWA. Sherry emphasized the many partner organizations from Houlton to Fort Kent that makes it possible to provide a broad spectrum of services across The County.

Regal Ride on 2016 Rotary Float

Clouds gave way to clear skies and sunshine as Little Miss Fort Fairfield – Chloe White, Pre-Teen Miss Fort Fairfield – Skye Elizabeth Strid, Junior Miss Fort Fairfield – Rachel Marie Milliard, Teen Miss Fort Fairfield – Leigha Ruth Langley, and Miss Fort Fairfield – Alyssa Poitras provided a regal presence on the club’s 2016 Maine Potato Blossom Festival float.  Offering smiles and waves aplenty, the princesses enjoyed applause from the many parade spectators and recognition as many family and friends called to them along the parade route. Follow the below link for more pictures. 

2016 Annual Bike Rodeo

New bikes await new owners 

The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is over but memories abound, especially for the club's annual Bike Rodeo participants. During the rodeo youngsters ages 2 through 12 are given bike safety instruction by Officer Jim Cerrato, ride the riding skills course, receive a free new helmet, are eligible to win a free new bike, get to ride with police escort down Main Street, and receive a free hotdog/French fries/soda lunch. This year’s bike winners were Trey Zetterman (ages 2-5), Jack Helstrom (ages 6-8),
and Aydin St. Pierre (ages 9-12).

Special thanks to the Fort Fairfield Police and Fire Departments, Crown Ambulance Service, and Knights of Columbus for their support.

For pictures click on the following link.  

2016 Annual Combined Meeting

The Fort Fairfield, Maine, USA and Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Canada Rotary Clubs recently came together for their Combined Annual Meeting. The clubs have been enjoying this time of Rotarian fellowship for many years. Along with an evening meal enjoyed, each club and Rotary District 7810 Governor-Elect, Ginny Joles, presented member awards and recognitions. In addition to club Rotarians and spouses attending Rotary District 7810 Governor Elect Ginny Joles, Area 1 Assistant Governor (AG) Floyd Rockholt, and Area 1 Past AG Nancy Fletcher also attended.

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  • Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...

  • Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...

  • Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...

  • The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.

  • Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.

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