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Welcome to Boothbay Harbor Rotary, established in 1939.

 

Our 60 or so members reside in Edgecomb, Boothbay, Boothbay
Harbor and Southport. We gather Thursdays at 6 p.m. for fellowship, networking
and dinner at our club house at 66 Montgomery Road just off Route 96 towards
East Boothbay.

 

Both men and women, including married couples, are welcome as
guests or as prospective members, be it seasonally or year-round. We’re
also are delighted to host visiting Rotarians “from away.”

 

Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.” 

 

We raise about $50,000 annually through a series of fund
raisers and events -- particularly our massive early August Auction & Flea
Market of household goods, books, tools, toys and antiques on the Boothbay town
commons. Others fund raisers include our annual grade school girls basketball
tournament, Soup Bowl Supper partnering with Watershed Pottery, Rotary-Lions
Charity Golf Tournament and member sales of Florida Citrus, Vidalia Onions and
our Baskets of Lotto Tickets.

 

Our Club Foundation annually disburses these funds to area organizations
that enrich our community or to charities that support those in need. Examples
include:

Area Ambulance Service

Bicycle Program for summer foreign workers (free
rental of 100 bikes)

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Boothbay Region Community Resources Council (home fuel oil
assistance, Food For Thought providing nutritious food for children at risk)

Boothbay Region High School: Interact Service Club (our
“junior” Rotary Club teaching youth leadership)   and debate mentoring of junior class

Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund (college and
post-secondary education scholarships)

District Nurse

Elderly Transport (taxi vouchers for seniors)

Life Flight (helicopter medical rescue)

Lincoln County Human Society

Little League & Pee Wee Football

Local Fire Departments

Opera House

Set For Success (school supplies for all)

Scholarships for semesters-at-sea, foreign travel
and summer camps

Special dinners honoring veterans, first
responders, lifetime achievers and visiting Rotarian       
groups or students.

YMCA

 

We also contribute to our parent Rotary International and
its global campaigns, such as RI’s long time drive to eradicate polio worldwide.
We also contribute directly to individual countries through their local Rotary
clubs, providing disaster relief. Examples include Shelter Box instant
emergency housing for Nepal, Rotaplast medical clinics in West Africa and
computers for women’s rescue efforts in Thailand. We actively support the Safe
Passage literacy program in Guatemala, periodically sending members as on-site
volunteers. We sent funds for Haitian earthquake relief. We supported a club
member with equipment on site for Katrine Hurricane relief in 2005. Members
often join groups from nearby Rotary Clubs to work on projects in Asia, Africa
and Latin America.

 

We are totally dependent on member volunteers in running the
Club and Club Foundation. We encourage each member to be involved in at least
one committee or activity, whether in fund raising or event staging or in carrying
out our considerable management and fiduciary responsibilities. Never a dull
moment!  In short, Boothbay Harbor Rotary
offers instant opportunity to serve as well as friendship and partnership with those
who like to serve.

 

Call me at 633-4910 and let me host you at one of our next
meetings or events.

 

Tony Curulla

Club President

Boothbay, Maine