Rotary Club

of Waterville, Maine

www.watervillerotary.com

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Welcome to our Club!

Waterville

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Alfond Youth Center
North Street
Waterville, ME  04901
United States
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Happy Autumnal splendor, Rotarians - fall has arrived and with it a very busy season for the Waterville Rotary Club! Not only do we have our weekly Club meetings, which have been especially wonderful these last few weeks as Rotarians get back into a post-summer routine, but we also have some big events coming our way!
Our newest members!

Club President Tina Chapman with brand new Rotary members Winifred Tate, Colby College; Sarah Kalagher, Thayer Center for Health; Dan Eccher of Eccher Law, LLC; Jeff Melanson of Creative Print Services; and Club Membership Chair Jennifer Olsen. 
 
Welcome Winifred, Sarah, Dan, & Jeff!
52nd Annual Waterville Rotary Radio Auction to be held November 30th & December 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on The Mix 107.9
 
Proceeds from the Auction will go to support more community programs including Rhoda Reads, fire awareness and safety initiatives, and the RiverWalk at Head of Falls
 
 
The noon time Waterville Rotary Club's two newest members Nate Towne and Jane Zeyak along with membership committee chair Jen Olsen in the middle! WELCOME, Nate & Jane!
Congratulations to Rick Dorian the Progressive 50/50 winner last week. Although not the grand prize winner, he won the honor of being recognized on our website! Congratulations Rick.
 
 
 
Dr. Vijay Amarendran, Medical Director of Outpatient Services at Acadia Hospital, visited the club on Monday, August 1, 2016. Dr. Amarendran shared information about the neurobiology of addiction, the history of medication-assisted treatment, opioid use patterns, and the treatment options for opioid addiction including the medications methadone and Suboxone.
 
In November 2015, Dr. Amarendran gave a presentation as part of Acadia's Open Mind Series titled, "The Facts About Methadone and Suboxone."
His full talk is available:
 
In appreciation for his time, Dr. Amarendran received a certificate from club President Tina Chapman acknowledging that the Waterville Rotary Club will make a gift to the Rotary Foundation to vaccinate 10 children against polio. 
Dr. Amarendran receiving thank you from Waterville Rotary Club President Tina Chapman.
At the Monday, July 25 meeting, Kathleen Rusley of the Maine Emergency Management Association shared helpful information and recommendations for business and service organization emergency preparedness. The Getting Started with Business Emergency Planning section of the Maine Prepares website has some terrific resources including a checklist and a short list of questions a business owner or service organization can use to begin assessing emergency preparedness. 
 
District Governor Jean-Louis Joly visited the club on July 18, 2016.
“The only difference between a small opportunity and a great opportunity is what you do with it”. ~ Jean-Louis Joly
 
District Governor Jean-Louis Joly accepted an $1100 contribution from our club to support the District Governor's project in Cambodia this year!
 
District Governor Jean-Louis Joly shared a promotional video about the District Conference 7790 scheduled to take place May 19-21, 2017 in Saguenay, Quebec. Looks like a fantastic opportunity!
 
 
 
Our newest members, inducted on May 16
  • Franklin Bouchard, CPA

  • Skye Austin, Summit Natural Gas

  • Nate Rudy, Waterville Creates!

  • Reverend Alice Anderman

 
The 2016 Waterville Rotary Spring Fling is Friday, May 6 at 5:30p at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial St, Waterville, ME 04901. The evening will include new and true friends, great food, and terrific auction items. The club's own fabulous Jim Julia and Mark Ford will be the entertaining auctioneers. This is a night of great fun! See you there!
Congratulations Suzanne, our Progressive 50/50 winner from a couple of weeks ago. Although Suzanne didn't win the grand prize, she won the honor of having her picture posted on our website :) Congratulations...
 
The Progressive 50/50 is a pot that grows each week as members continue to buy tickets. Each week a ticket is drawn and the winner chooses an envelope. In the envelope is a variety of prizes, from the waiver of a fine to a free lunch, and even to have lunch served to you by the President. Please play often, as half of the pot goes to the grand prize winner and the other half goes directly to the Centennial Project Fund.
 
 
The Waterville Rotary Club To Celebrate Its Centennial Anniversary With A Grant of $150,000
To The Kennebec Riverwalk At Head Of Falls Project
 
Artist Rendering of Waterville Rotary Kennebec Riverwalk Project
 
This gift, awarded through a competitive RFP process, will assist in dramatic improvements to this underutilized public space, as well as confirm the club's unwavering commitment to the Waterville area.
 
Waterville, Maine, July 20, 2015 -- The Rotary Club of Waterville, Maine is pleased to announce that it has awarded $150,000 to the Kennebec Riverwalk at Head of Falls initiative.  This innovative project, a collaboration between the City of Waterville and the Kennebec Messalonskee Trails organization, is designed to encourage greater public use of the waterfront area known as Head of Falls for recreation and other community purposes.  It will also assist Main Street businesses by providing an additional highlight destination for local residents and visitors.  This contribution will in part fund improvements including a meandering path, entry pavilion, walkway with ornamental railing, decorative lighting, seating, and landscaping.
 
The Waterville Rotary Club started planning for this "once in a century" grant opportunity two years ago.  Many Club members generously donated their expertise in defining the objectives for this Request for Proposal, as well as creating a process that was fair, inclusive, and would result in the best choice of grantee.  The RFP was issued in 2014, and five finalist organizations presented their proposals to the Club within the past month.  The Club was seeking a "bricks and mortar" capital improvement project that would have a long lasting, area-wide benefit; encourage further development; reflect Rotary's mission; and require community-wide collaboration on many levels.
 
This Riverwalk project proposal deeply resonated with the Club, with a vast majority of members voting it as their first choice for funding. Helping to fund the Kennebec Riverwalk At Head Of Falls Project is a win-win for the city of Waterville as well as the Waterville Rotary Club.  Waterville will have an exciting, safe, and family-friendly destination within walking distance to the city's downtown commercial area that also offers enormous potential for the community. This opportunity represents an ideal way for the Club to mark its first 100 years of service to the area.  In addition to its $150,000 grant, the Club's commitment to this project includes in-kind service donations.  The Riverwalk project has been fully embraced by the City but not yet fully funded.  The Club's gift is substantial “seed money” to spur further governmental, local, and private support.  In fact, upon hearing of the Club's award, Kennebec Messalonskee Trails, a partner in this project, immediately contributed an additional grant of $15,000 towards this initiative.
 
According to Mike Roy, Waterville's City Manager, "We so appreciate the Club's generous contribution towards this Riverwalk project.  These upgrades are a much needed catalyst, and will absolutely help in the rebirth of this important but underutilized area."  Bruce Harrington, the Waterville Rotary Club President adds, "Our local trail system has been developed over the years and is a key part of our area.  This project is a great addition to this local resource, as well as a fantastic investment in Waterville.  I am delighted that our Club can help make that a reality for many generations to come."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of Waterville works to improve lives at both the local and international levels. If you are interested in learning about how to become a member, we would love to hear from you!  Click here to contact us about membership. 
 
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