Rotary Club of Belfast, Maine
96 Years
of Service to Our Community
January 2022


President's Message

President’s Message January 2022



 On December 1, we heard from our own Russell Werkman as he discussed the Waldo County YMCA’s Strategic Plan.  The Y has been part of the community since 1977.  About 1 in 10 Waldo County residents belong to the Waldo County YMCA.  Russell is looking to go beyond the walls of the Y as they participate in Food Drives, Blood Drives and Toys for Tots.


On a snowy December 8, we held an in-person and a virtual Holiday Party.  The in-person event was held at the Shrine Club where the participants dined on a buffet dinner from Rollie’s.  According to Lee Woodward, your president made a fatal error in allowing Dorothy Havey to take the microphone and address the crowd.  It seems that Attorney Woodward is building a house on Pitcher Pond Road and Dorothy and Marjorie Crowley gave a “house warming” gift to Lee:


Also, this year, Marjorie did not get a bottle of Peppermint Schnapps (at least not yet anyway), Counselor Woodward presented a bottle (we know he has more) to the O’Malia’s.


Richard Koralek hosted a virtual Holiday Party on Zoom.  Eight members attended.  There was a tour of Art and Sarah Hayes’ home plus some great conversation.

On December 15, our scheduled speaker, Kasey McDonough, canceled because her two children were placed in quarantine as RSU 3 shut down due to a Covid-19 breakout. 

On December 22, the Board of Directors presented the results of our Fall Membership Survey.  A discussion about meeting format and member engagement resulted in several ideas moving forward.  If you are interested in joining a committee on Member Engagement, please drop me an e-mail at  I hope to have the committee meet in February to discuss the ideas generated at the December 22 meeting.

Yours in Service,
Now is the time to help those who face
food insecurity in our community
Please send your Food Pantry donation checks to Jill
or go to
and make a donation online.
Mark your calendars for August 19, 20 & 21 as we look forward to Harbor Fest 2022!
Syrena Gatewood – January 11
John Golden – January 11
Marjorie Crowley – January 13
Carl Collins – January 28
Gianne Conard – January 29
Tamara Sinagra – 5 years
Sue Beemer – 6 years
Charles Courant – 23 years
Visiting Rotarians and Make-ups - December
Bruce Starrett - Marlton NJ
Highlights from weekly Zoom Meetings
Rotary International
Rotary International News
Nov 24, 2021 12:00 PM
No Meeting
Dec 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Waldo County YMCA Strategic Plan
Dec 08, 2021 5:00 PM
Holiday Party at the Shrine Club
Dec 15, 2021 12:00 PM
A Family for ME
Dec 29, 2021 12:00 PM
No Meeting
Jan 12, 2022 12:00 PM
Coastal Health Alliance/Waldo County General Hospital
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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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