Christmas at the Rotary Club is a family affair. We visit our Rotary widows, and provide each of them with a Christmas wreath and good conversation. Then we decorate the Clubhouse in holiday style, and gather around the piano as Viv Daniels leads us in singing. Warmed by our supper and by the good spirits among us, we head out to serenade the elders of St. Andrews Hospital, St. Andrews Village and the Boothbay Green. Increasingly, our Cub Scouts and their families join us in the caroling, and recently, it's taken both YMCA buses to hold the entire crowd!
Caroling at the Gregory Wing.
Christmas supper in the Clubhouse brings out the conviviality and holiday cheer in us all
above left: Club member Tom Peaslee arranged for Santa to drive the YMCA bus when we went caroling.
above right: Santa holds court with some of our Rotary youngsters back at the Clubhouse.
above left: Liz Tilton, widow of past president Delmont Tilton and current resident of St. Andrews Village, engages in conversation with Santa.
above right: In 2006, our caroling contingent under the (loose) direction of Viv Daniels ranged in age from 7 to 77.