Rotary Club of Belfast, Maine
95 Years
of Service to Our Community
March 2021


President's Message
President's Message March 2021
Wow, it’s March already!  Of course we here in Maine know that this doesn’t mean that winter is over.  But there is a distant light at the end of the tunnel. There’s also a glimmer of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, with folks getting vaccinated and new case numbers gradually dropping.  It will still be many months before things return to any sort of “normal”, but at least progress is being made. 
Our Belfast Rotary “family” is stronger than ever, which is important during stressful times like this.  We have a large circle of friends who can give us support and would do almost anything for us.  I’ve had several members comment that, because of the breakout rooms, they are getting to know more of our members than ever before.  With the randomly assigned breakout rooms, people are meeting people other than the ones who always sit at the same table.  An unintended consequence, but it works! 
Speaking of our Zoom meetings, there are quite a few of our members who are not attending.  Perhaps they’re intimidated by the technology or they don’t have good computers or good internet access.  I’d like to point out that you can join the meetings by phone.  It doesn’t have to be a smartphone; any old phone will do.  Just dial the phone number shown near the bottom of our Zoom invitations, dial in the meeting ID and password, and you can then listen to (and talk at) the entire meeting (including being in a breakout room).  If you haven’t done it, please give it a try.  If you’d like help, feel free to contact me ( or 207-930-3552) or John Golden (  We really want to hear from all of our members and make sure we’re all tied in.
As encouragement to attend our meetings, I’d like to point out some of our interesting guest speakers.  In the past few months we’ve heard updates from our Chamber of Commerce and Our Town Belfast, a number of local organizations such as Maine Farmland Trust and Coastal Mountains Land Trust, and important service organization such as Waldo County Homeless Coalition and the Belfast Soup Kitchen.  Coming up in March we’ll be hearing from Senator Angus King and also Todd French, who will give us an update on the Sequoia.  Over the next few months we also expect to hear from Senator Collins, several others of our elected leaders, along with several other organizations and, of course, classification talks from our newest members.  Our meetings are usually quite interesting, as well as giving folks a chance to visit and socialize.  Thanks to Heather and Larry for your great work setting these wonderful talks up. 
Our club is strong. We have 67 members as of March 1, with 3 new members in the past few months and one more new member application pending.  Perhaps the pandemic and the need to band together and give, along with the need to socialize, is encouraging people to join.  Once they find out about our club, who we are and what we do, people seem to be very interested in joining.  We should all be on the lookout for any opportunity to tell people about us and invite them to attend a meeting and see.  The fact that our meetings are on Zoom makes this particularly easy.
Have a great March, and I hope to see more of you on Wednesdays. 
Yours in friendship and service,
Member Information
In February John Golden shared some tips on updating your member information.  He has shared the PowerPoint via e-mail with you. If you have "lost" that e-mail and would like to receive the file again please send an e-mail to John at


Paul Doody – March 5

Phil Carthage – March 20


Sam Overlook – 2 years

Keith Dunson – 6 years

Carl Collins – 6 years

John Golden – 6 years

Dale Cross – 11 years

Phil Carthage – 13 years

Marjorie Crowley – 14 years

Doug Smith – 15 years

Greg Dutch – 24 years

We have an exciting list of speakers coming up!
The March list and links are found below. 
Public Relations Committee
We are now on Linkedin and our number of followers on Facebook continues to climb!  To access these pages follow the links found below.
Highlights from weekly Zoom Meetings
Rotary International
Rotary International News
Feb 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Classification Talk
Mar 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby
Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Washington Agenda
Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Classification Talk
Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Presidential Yacht Sequoia Update
Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Honors College Servant Heart Research Collaborative
Apr 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Future Business Leaders of America/Searsport
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Paul Harris Fellows
Trevor Burton Evans    Teresa Crosby    Mark Riposta     Russell G. Whitcomb    
Wilma Moses    Jill Goodwin    Larry Quinn    John Desco    Alfred G. Bruce    
Charles L. Tyer    Lee Woodward    Mark A. Biscone    Palmer Pearson    Andrew Kuby  Bruce W. Starrett    Darrell O’ Leary   John P. Potter    M. Page Worth    Paul L. Hazard  Manley Rogers    Bill Abbott    Charles Bunnell    Ed Varney    Larry Fogle    Ron Nadeau  Bryant Dutch    John Hawthorne    Patricia Lord    Richard Page    F. Frederick Romanow  Alton Kenney    Ken Lindell    Charles Brown    Paul Luttrell    David Crabiel    
Scott Hawthorne    Larry Theye    Forrest Warren    Arthur A. Hayes    Sara Hayes    
Greg Dutch    Jim Patterson    Reyn Ritchie    Fred Whaley    Mary Mortier    Paul Doody  Bob Bray    Art House    George Jennings    Steve Malmberg    Frank Morong    Su Wood  Sylvia Bray    Laura Lombard    Doug Smith    Sharron Walsh    Georgia Randall    
John Carrick    Saxon Moreau    Richard Warren    Lois Dutch    Kelley Hawthorne    
Andrea Walker    Janet Weaver    Syrena Gatewood    Ron Kennedy    Valery Hansen    
Sue diRosario    Marjorie Crowley    Brian Beaulieu    Joe Slocum    Duke Marston    
John O’Malia    Beverly O’Malia    David Wight    Sherrie Wight    Linda Payson    
Carl Chadwick    Charles Courant    Dale Cross    Dorothy Havey    Stephanie Feist    
John Golden    Candice Hutchison    Jane Strauss    Phil Carthage    Richard Koralek
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