Rotary Club of Belfast, Maine
96 Years
of Service to Our Community
October 2021


President's Message

President’s Message October 2021

September was quiet compared to our activities during August with Harbor Fest.
We are continuing with our Zoom only meetings for the foreseeable future as the Covid-19 Delta Variant continues to infect people in Waldo County.
In September we heard from Kim Fleming as she gave her Classification Talk.  We discovered that she has a remarkable Contact List on her phone (Gronk, Goose Gossage and a bunch of Red Sox players!).
Caroline King spoke about the remarkable work that the local American Red Cross does.  Just a reminder – How old are your smoke detectors? How fresh are the batteries in your smoke detectors?  Hopefully, they aren't in a drawer somewhere...
Chip Lagerbom spoke to us about his recent book, Maine to Cape Horn. I'm currently reading it and it is a fascinating story about life at sea before the Panama Canal.
On September 21st, Past President Richard Koralek had open heart surgery for a valve replacement.  As of this writing, he's doing well and has been discharged from the hospital.  It will be a while before we seem him at a Rotary meeting as he is recovering.
On September 22, Mary Alice McLean spoke to us about RSU 71's Strategic Goals, their COVID-19 Prevention Plan and how they're doing during the pandemic.
Also, on September 22, Orientation Training was held.  Rob Flood, Kim Fleming, Russell Werkman, Kevin Kelley, and Kristine Wentworth are all now trained and ready to go!
On September 29, Donna Kelley of WCAP (and fellow Rotarian) spoke about WCAP's Neighbor to Neighbor program in which she outlined how WCAP and community organizations such as Rotary serve the community.  She spoke specifically of the Thanksgiving and Christmas programs to help the disadvantaged.
The first day of Fall has passed – Happy Autumnal Equinox Everyone!  Only 85 shopping days until Christmas.


Yours in Service,
World Polio Day
One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio
World Polio Day is October 24th.  We will not be holding our annual Walk to end Polio again this year. Instead you are encouraged to read more about the campaign and make a donation:
Dorothy Havey – October 2
Reyn Ritchie – October 4
Greg Morin – October 11
Heather Ross – October 24
Hadan Kauffman – 1 year
Stephanie Williams – 2 years
Sally Miles – 6 years
Bev O’Malia – 5 years with Belfast, 23 with another club
John O’Malia – 4 years with Belfast, 41 with another club
Patti Ann Lord (honorary) – 34 years
Visiting Rotarians and Make-ups - September
Caroline King – Bangor Breakfast
Bruce Starrett – Marlton NJ – three times
A.J. Sheridan – Prescott Sunup AZ
Mickey Sirota – Grand Manan – two times
Highlights from weekly Zoom Meetings
Rotary International
Rotary International News
Oct 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Congressman ME Second District
Oct 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Whale's Tooth Pub and The Northport Inn & Lodge
Oct 20, 2021 12:00 PM
2019 Pitman Scholarship Recipient
Oct 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Boy Scouts of America
Nov 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute
Nov 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Athena Health
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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
Ken Schweikert  Michelle Morrow  Mickey Sirota  
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