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Veterans Appreciation Night 2014 Nov 6, 2014 Our ninth annual Veterans Appreciation Night was held at the American Legion Hall. Our guest speaker was our own club member Major David Whitt, an Army Reservist who served in Iraq in 2004-05.
Rotary Auction 2014 Aug 2, 2014 A new children's tent was just one reason why the Club raised record monies at the auction in 2014. Way to go!
Hometown Heroes Celebration 2013 Sep 12, 2013 Hometown Heroes is our club's response to 9/11: We invite all our local First Responders -- police, fire, EMT, communications, Coast Guard regulars and reserves, and Red Cross -- plus their families for an indoor picnic of burgers and dogs. The venue was the American Legion Hall . Children were invited to learn and play . It was a great evening of fun and support.
Rotary Charity Auction 2013 Aug 3, 2013 The "ancillary" tents really proved their worth this year -- and so did dozens (and dozens) of non-Rotary volunteers. Chair Henry Wyatt and his team (that means all of us) brought in near-record numbers!
District Conference 2013 May 17, 2013 With Marty Helman as the District Governor, where else would the District Conference be but right here in the Region, at Spruce Point Inn? 175 Rotarians from all over the District came to take part in the fun.
Annual Veterans Dinner 2012 Nov 12, 2012 The Annual Veterans Dinner at the Southport Town Hall was another great success. We said thanks to our local vets, Gold Star ladies, Blue Star families, and active duty personnel
Hometown Heroes Celebration Sep 13, 2012 Hometown Heroes is our club's response to 9/11: We invite all our local First Responders -- police, fire, EMT, communications, Coast Guard regulars and reserves, and Red Cross -- plus their families for an indoor picnic of burgers and dogs. This year responders brought their fire and rescue trucks, ambulances, boats and gear to bring awareness to the supporters attending the event. The venue was the American Legion Hall . Children were invited to learn and play . It was a great evening of fun and support.
Rotary Charity Auction 2012 Aug 4, 2012 Our Annual Charity Auction and Flea Market was a great event! A sudden thunderstorm Friday night played havoc with the Book Tent, but even so, Margie managed miraculously. We debuted a new "make me an offer" section of the Live Auction, and outsourced the Food Tent to the East Boothbay Methodist Church.
District Changeover Event Jul 1, 2012 Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka was the honored guest at the District Changeover Event held at Spruce Point Inn. He inducted 46 new club presidents and 6 new district governors, including Marty Peak Helman of the Boothbay Harbor Club.
District Conference 2012 May 19, 2012 Boothbay Harbor Rotarians enjoyed the District Conference held in Freeport in 2012. Here's some of the action.
Break time's over, Bill. Rebuilding Together May 5, 2012 Rebuilding Together is an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors who need an extra hand doing maintenance in their home or yard. One weekend a year, we come together to paint, scrape, roof, thwack and hammer and generally help out our neighbors who may be too elderly or physically unable to keep up with the maintenance on their homes.
Mike enjoys the role of timekeeper. Basketball Tourney Apr 6, 2012 Every year since before women's sports have been fashionable, we've cohosted a junior-high mid-coast basketball tourney. While the boys play in the gym at the Y, we staff the girls' tourney at Boothbay Region Elementary School. That means staffing the door, the refreshment stand, and working as timekeepers.
Tropical Heat Wave Jan 28, 2012 Our fourth annual dance to raise money for the home heating oil fund was a Carmen Miranda inspired evening at the Botanical Gardens with great food, dancing, fellowship, and even a limbo contest!
Marty Helman traveled to Mali and Chad to provide polio vaccine and fit prosthetic hands. International Service Opportunities Nov 23, 2011 Rotary makes it easy for its members to travel internationally to help people in need around the world. This album shows what some of our club members have been up to in the fall of 2011.
The color guard are all veterans who wore their current uniforms -- police, fire -- for the occasion. Veterans Appreciation Night, 2011 Nov 10, 2011 Our Veterans Appreciation Night happened to fall on the Marine Corps birthday, which led to a celebration of all the services' birthdays, and an amazing number of birthday cakes. Check out the action.
Greetings from Carrikfergus Friends Forever Oct 27, 2011 Friends Forever is a joint project of Rotary and the YMCA that each year brings 10 teens from Northern Ireland -- both Protestants and Catholics -- together for several weeks in our area and teaches them that they have more in common than they think. Our Rotary Club has both sponsored and hosted the Irish teens for many years.
Daren is chair of Hometown Heroes and MC of the evening. Hometown Heroes Sep 15, 2011 Hometown Heroes is our club's response to 9/11: We invite all our local First Responders -- police, fire, EMT, communications, Coast Guard regulars and reserves, and Red Cross -- plus their families for an indoor picnic of burgers and dogs. The venue is the American Legion Hall and the feeling is tremendous.
The kids have a great time during the clinic. New England Patriots Alumni Game Aug 20, 2011 We invite New England Patriots Alumni to town for a flag football game against our local Hometown Heroes (Chief Bob Hasch, quarterback), preceded by a football clinic for the kids. Everyone has a great time, plus the money raised goes to the Hometown Heroes fund as well as other local charities.
Jim and IJ haul in another treasure. Rotary Auction 2011 Aug 6, 2011 The 54th annual Charity Auction was a terrific event. In the last five years, we've added the Boutique, the Silent Auction, and the Tool Shed, plus the Interact's Food Concession, to the traditional Big Auction and Flea Market. This year saw the addition of the 50/50.
Connie hands over the presidency to a Changeover Cruise 2011 Jun 30, 2011 All hands on deck! We celebrated our Changeover on a beautiful Maine evening on board the Harbor Princess. The festivities included welcoming two new members and the event was catered by our own Laura Francis.
The Annual Rotary - Lions Golf Tournament at the Boothbay Country Club. Rotary - Lions Golf Tournament Jun 5, 2011 It's always fun when Rotary and Lions get together for our almost-annual joint golf tournament, and when Brenda Blackman chairs the event, we know it will be a success. It's also remarkable how much money Bill Bailey can make just selling mulligans and dispensing philosophy, and who knew that Vic Taylor was born to be an auctioneer?
Ann Hedgecock checks out the offerings. Soup Bowl Supper 2011 Mar 31, 2011 For 15 years, our Rotary Club has partnered with Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts on this dinner. And for 15 years, participants have enjoyed a feast of soup, chowders and chili, donated by local restaurants and gourmands, plus salad and desserts, and gone home with a one-of-a-kind hand-crafted soup bowl.
Bob and Sue on the dance floor. Warm Winter Night Party 2011 Jan 29, 2011 For the third consecutive year we've enjoyed a great evening and the sounds of the Big Chiefs Band, and all the proceeds help provide our neighbors with home heating oil assistance! Congratulations to Elaine Halligan and all her crew.
Veterans Recognition Dinner Nov 11, 2010 Each year, our Club honors veterans, actives, Blue Star families of currently deployed and Gold Star ladies and thanks them for their service. This year, the BRES chorus under the leadership of Mrs. Genie O'Connell sang, and we enjoyed a then-and-now slideshow masterminded by Jim Singer.
Harvest Supper Oct 23, 2010 The plan: To offer a donation-only dinner with all proceeds to go to the Food Pantry. With Debbie acting as organizer and Laura in charge of the kitchen, plus a Guatemalan quilt to raffle off, now that's a recipe for success!
Frank digs into his clams and lobster. Lobster Bake Sep 9, 2010 For the past several years the end of summer has meant cheer and crustaceans at the Southport Yacht Club for club Rotarians and their families. Our hosts are Cy and Sandra Seifert, and the evening is enlivened by good fellowship, good food, and fun.
IJ shows the crowd a saw, lot # 220 (at least!). Rotary Auction 2010 Aug 7, 2010 This year we debuted a separate Tool Shed as well as a book collection. These, a growing Silent Auction and tried-and-true Big Auction, Boutique and Flea Market, coupled with fabulous sunshine and good fellowship under the leadership of chair Jim Botti, led to a remarkably successful (and exhausting!) weekend.
Ham is on cleanup detail. Soup Bowl Supper Mar 25, 2010 For the past 14 years, our club has joined with the Watershed Center for the Arts in creating a sell-out community event. Watershed and Rotary artists make the bowls, and under the able leadership of Jim Botti, Rotarians and local restauranteurs prepare soups, chowders, chilis, plus salad, rolls and desserts. Then we all dig in -- and go home with a full belly and our very own pottery bowl!
Vic tickles the ivories with appropriate Irish melodies. Chamber After-Hours, 2010 Mar 17, 2010 We opened our doors to a Chamber of Commerce After-Hours on St. Patrick's Day in 2010. We moved back the tables, brought in appetizers, wine and beer, and sprinkled with blarney and good cheer. Laura worked her magic; Viv played Irish music on the piano, and we celebrated in style.
Elaine, Connie, Frank and Marty fail to act their age. Winteract family fun festival Jan 9, 2010 Interact, our high school affiliate, raises money for the causes they care most about. For the past two years they have put on "Winteract," a winter family fun festival,with all the proceeds going to the local fuel assistance fund. We toboggan, snow-shoe, enjoy Deb's famous chili and Adam's burgers, and indoor games when the air gets a bit too chill.
A beautiful night, we're happy tonight. Winter Dance Dec 12, 2009 For the past two years we've organized a December winter dance. We request corporate sponsors, turn the American Legion hall into a winter wonderland, dance to the sounds of the Big Chiefs band, enjoy great appetizers and cameraderie, and all the proceeds benefit the home heating oil fund!
Derek Anderson (Iraq) and Palmer Payne (Korea) share a quiet moment. Veterans Recognition Night Nov 11, 2009 Each year we honor our vets, active duty personnel, Gold Star honorees as well as families of currently deployed troops with a special recognition dinner. We thank them for their service, and they thank us for inviting them to dinner. We began this tradition in 2006, and already it has out-grown the Clubhouse!
Bob Foster, auctioneer -- and our secret to success. Rotary Auction 2009 Aug 1, 2009 Our Auction has grown into a lot more than an auction: The Silent Auction has joined the Boutique and Flea Market as critical to success, and the entire weekend is a full-participation, feel-good time for neighbors, friends, and oh, yes, Rotarians. Also this year, the Interact Club did a great job at the Food Concession! All the hard work, the prep, and the 100% club participation paid off with fabulous receipts in a recessionary season!
Incoming president Vic, posing here with Joan, looks exceedingly presidential. Changeover 2009 Jun 25, 2009 Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Clubs once again held a joint Changeover event at the Botanical Gardens. Amid a great turnout and fabulous weather, the "gavel was passed" (and so was the wine and beer). Governor-elect Jeff Pelkey joined in, and we marked a successful year finished, a new year about to begin.
Daren prepares for the special night at Spruce Point Inn Home Town Heroes Sep 11, 2008 “What if a disaster happened here and we hadn’t said thank you to those we lost?” Hometown Heroes is our club’s annual opportunity to fete our fire, police, communications, Coast Guard and other first responders and thank them for the job they do every day to protect us and help keep our Region a great place to live. Here’s some of the festivities at Spruce Point Inn from 2005 to 2008.
Mike is the master of the bake Lobster Bake 2008 Sep 4, 2008 It's a long established tradition that end of summer at the Boothbay Harbor Rotary club means a lobster bake, and in recent years it's taken place on the Isle of Springs, hosted by Mike and Lynn Thompson. Mike starts the fire early in the afternoon, Daren Graves lends his boat to help transport the crowd, and everyone turns out for a glorious evening and lots of good eats. Here’s some of the action from 2008.
Chelsie  tries the Barbie truck on for size Rotary Auction 2008 Aug 2, 2008 Are we getting smarter, or what? This year Annette and Jim Stormont pulled together a Silent Auction, which reaped major $$$. And we “outsourced” Gaterade and water sales to the Interact Club, and refreshments to the East Boothbay Methodist Church. Summer Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and kids all pitched in, and a great time – and good fundraiser – was enjoyed by all.
Andy Hamblett takes his turn at the mike Changeover 2008 Jun 26, 2008 It’s getting to be a tradition – the Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Clubs meet at the end of June at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for a picnic celebration and to hand the gavel to the incoming president. In 2008, the club celebrated a great year just past with outgoing president Skip Kreahling, and looked forward to even more good things to come with incoming president Andy Hamblett.
The Boothbay Region team enjoys mango margaritas on a tropical beach in the Philippines Group Study Exchange to the Philippines Feb 1, 2008 Group Study Exchange is a Rotary program that offers young professionals a month-long opportunity to experience another country. In 2008 the District's team included both leader Marty Helman and two team members from our Region. They traveled to the Philippines, and then the Philippine Rotarians reciprocated by sending a team to visit us here.
Chip and Gaspar share a quiet moment in a turbulent day. Safe Passage/Camino Seguro Feb 1, 2008 Our Rotary Club has a multiyear commitment to Safe Passage/Camino Seguro, a program that makes it possible for 550 children whose parents are pickers on the Guatemala City dump to go to school. We have organized several Rotary Foundation grants to support the program, and we've also helped build a community garden and sports field. Most important, we've donated our time and energies to the kids.
The wall with the windows in it needed to be completely removed because the frame was rotted. Foster is getting ready to begin that task. Gulf Coast Rebuilding Oct 26, 2007 Three club members joined Rebuilding Together's "Rebuild 1000" in 2007 and traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi, to help rebuild after Katrina. They worked on one of six houses that over 100 volunteers painted, plastered, puttied and made move-in ready. Earlier, Rotarian Marty Helman volunteered in a New Orleans suburb, and came back to raise money to rebuild a soup kitchen in Slidell, Louisiana.
Boothbay Harbor Rotarians Michele, Sue, Skip and Brenda, charmingly dressed for the auction Rotary Auction 2007 Aug 3, 2007 The weather gods were benevolent, the community was generous, and the bidders were enthusiastic at the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club’s 50th annual Charity Auction and Flea Market on Saturday, August 4. The result was record receipts, which in turn will result in record giving to our Boothbay Region over the next months. Check out the action and all the fun on a hot, hot weekend in 2007.
The President - elect sets up the bar Changeover 2007 Jun 28, 2007 The brand-new Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was the bucolic setting for our annual “changeover” event in June 2007. We shared the evening with family members and our neighbors from the Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Club, as well as both incoming and outgoing District Governors. Outgoing president Marty Helman (who looks very relaxed in these pictures) “passed the gavel” to incoming president Skip Kreahling (who looks exceedingly tense).
Auction chair Mike tries on one of the motorbikes for size. Hey, Goldilocks, it's just right! Rotary Auction 2006 Nov 12, 2006 Our Club's biggest fundraiser -- and FUN raiser -- each year is the Auction and Flea Market, which takes place the first Saturday on August on Boothbay Common. But the Auction itself is just one day -- preparations take place all year long, as we receive calls from donors to haul their collectibles away, and as we price it and prepare it for sale and generally turn "trash" into "treasure."
Robin Reed doing what comes naturally Looking Back at Lobster Bakes Sep 1, 2005 The Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club has celebrated the end of summer with a lobster bake for as long as even Ken Honey can remember. In years’ past the event was held at Howie Friant’s place on Boston Island, and if these photos are to be believed, the day was a stag affair more often than not. Take a trip down memory lane with these photos, which date back to the early ‘80s. Recognize anyone’s younger self?
Brud Pierce, auctioneer. Looking back at Rotary Auctions Aug 1, 2005 In 1957, the club voted to take over Lobster Time, previously a project of the PTA. That year, the price for a lobster was set at $1.50, and the fundraiser netted $895. Then the club expanded the event to include an auction starring Brud Pierce as auctioneer, and eventually the lobsters were superseded by the more lucrative sale of donated stuff. Here's some of the photos from the Clubhouse archives.
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