Rotary Club of Saco Bay

Rotary Club of Saco Bay

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Duffy's Tavern & Grill
168 Saco Ave
Old Orchard Beach, ME  04064
United States
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We are sorry to report that after 28 years, the March Cable TV Rotary Auction, hosted by Saco Bay and Biddeford Saco Rotary clubs, will come to an end. Last year we raised approximately $50,000 which has been used to support many service projects, charitable giving requests, and student recognition and scholarship programs throughout our tri-community. 
 
Our Rotary clubs are working hard to replace this financial shortfall, a fallout resulting from the reorganization of Time Warner to Spectrum, so that we may continue serving our community's needs. Please follow us on Facebook and on our website at sacobayrotary.org  to see and participate in the exciting new fundraiser we are planning. 
 
We would like to thank all those that over the years have donated auction items, Time Warner for their local access cable TV, and especially our auction patrons, who have made our yearly auction such a huge success. Thanks for 28 great years. 
 
Donations can be sent to Saco Bay Rotary Foundation at PO Box 778 Saco ME 04072.
EVANSTON, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2018) — With 22 confirmed cases in 2017 to date, and just one case in 2018, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.
 

Rotary is giving $53.5 million in grants to support immunization and surveillance activities led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

 

 

The District Nominating Committee has chosen Marguerite “Peggy” Belanger of the Kennebunk Portside Club to serve as our District Governor in 2020-2021. Peggy is well known to many of us. In addition to serving twice as President of her club, she has served in district roles including conference chair and as coordinator of our inbound vocational technical team members from Uganda. Peggy has been a nursing professional for 45 years, specializing in public health, oncology and home health.  She has been recognized nationally as a leader in her field, and she is has been regarded as a passionate, committed and caring Rotarian since she came into Rotary in 2001. Please join with me, and my DG-track colleagues John and Andy, in welcoming Peggy to our district’s leadership team!

Ribbon Cutting of the New Children's Reading Garden

Thanks to the Saco Bay Rotary Club, we now have an adorable fenced in Children's Reading Garden complete with a mini play house, benches and, by next spring, flowers!

 

The children's room has always wanted to be able to offer more outdoor reading times and story hours but had no good place to host them until now. The Saco Bay Rotary Club received a grant for the project and has been diligently working all fall at completing the project. Thanks to their efforts and creativity, we will have a safe and beautiful place for such programming.

 

An official ribbon cutting to open the new Children's Reading Garden will be held November 30th at 9:00 a.m. In attendance will be Saco Bay Rotary Club members as well as past and present Rotary governors from district 7780. We invite all library patrons to join us on the 30th to thank the Rotary Club and experience the new space.

 

Questions email zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org

 
Registration is now open for the 2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit!
 
Fellow Rotarians, we look forward to being with you at this exciting and historic event!  Join over 500 Rotarians from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Quebec and Vermont, at the beautiful Mount Washington Resort on May 4-6, 2018.  Registration is now OPEN.  
 
 
The Rotary Club of Saco Bay has a new Clynk fund raiser. We will deliver Clynk bags to you, and pick them up when full. All you need to do is to toss in your used returnable bottles. You can get bags for your picnics, ball games, camps, business, homes or anywhere you have empty bottles. If you would like 1, 2 or 25 bags, please let us know. Your help will be appreciated not only by the Rotary, but also by the many local and international causes that the Rotary helps. Thank you.

 

 
In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.”
 
 
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Mission
It is the mission of our club to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthwile enterprise; to encourage and foster the development of aquaintenance as an opportunity for service; to encourage the highest ethical standards in business and professions; to recognize the worthiness of all occupations as a means to serve society; to apply the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; and to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace through world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service above self.