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RSVP Presentation

Jane Pinette, Aroostook Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Caribou Area Volunteer Coordinator with Jim Risner, Rotarian Program Host. 

Jane Pinette, Aroostook Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Caribou Area Volunteer Coordinator was the guest speaker at a recent weekly meeting.  Aroostook RSVP, initiated in 1974, has partnered with over 100 nonprofit agencies and public organizations throughout The County to place volunteers, who are 55 and older, in over 160 rewarding and fulfilling volunteer service opportunities.  Jane and Aroostook RSVP are seeking volunteers for the Fort Fairfield area.  There is a need for volunteers in providing medical transportation, "friendly visiting" (visiting home-bound individuals in Fort Fairfield), a substitute Bone Builders teacher, and knitting/crocheting volunteers (yarn provided).  Some of the great benefits of being an Aroostook RSVP volunteer are the feelings of self pride and community involvement!!  Accident, liability, and car insurance are provided while on assignment. The Aroostook RSVP operates under the auspices of the Aroostook Agency on Aging. Additional information on RSVP and other agency activities may be found on the agency website:, and you’ll want to contact Jane at her home office to discuss RSVP possibilities: 207-492-2146. 

RSSA Recipients Apr/May 2016


Rotary Spirit Student Award (RSSA) recipients for the fourth Fort Fairfield Middle/High School (FFMHS) school-year quarter (Apr/May 2016) were recently honored at a club breakfast. Chelsea Ouellette and Julian McKenney were chosen from nominees submitted by the FFMHS faculty. Chelsea and Julian, freshman and sophomore respectively, received their recognition certificates as their academic achievements along with their citizenship and personal development accomplishments were highlighted. Chelsea and Julian are eligible for Rotary Spirit Student of the Year (SOY) recognition as a single recipient is chosen from the eight school-year RSSA recipients. The SOY receives a recognition certificate, has their name and photo added to the SOY perpetual plaque posted at the school, and receives a $500 cash award that is presented during the school’s annual Honors Night program. 

Vidalia Onions Fundraiser Thank You

A big shout out to our fundraiser supporters!  THANK YOU for making this year’s Vidalia Onion Sales fundraiser an over-the-top success. Once again your generous support makes it possible to support service projects that benefit those in our community as well as at the international level. Many may not know that while your local Rotary club is a Rotary International family member, the support funds you provide are for the most part expended on service projects right here in Fort Fairfield and the immediate central Aroostook area. Graduating senior’s scholarships, Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner, Special Olympics, Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp, library equipment, and many Fort Fairfield Elementary and Middle/High School programs are but a few activities that top the club’s service programs list. So again, thank you for your generous support.

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