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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
100 Cabela's Boulevard
Scarborough, ME  04074
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Our speaker for the evening was Matt Dunlap, the Secretary of State for Maine.  He spoke to us about the Real ID act and how it is being implemented as well as how it will impact each of us in the future.

Matt informed us that moving forward, each of us would be required to show identification at the time of drivers license renewal.  He gave many examples of what would be required and sited cases where many in our state would have difficulties in producing the required documents.

Bob Fowler, Executive Director of Milestone Foundation was the guest speaker at the meeting of Tuesday April 11th.
Bob talked about the current crisis of drug and alcohol addiction. Milestone Foundation provides services to empower individuals with substance use and behavioral health disorders to attain stability, dignity, recovery and an enhanced quality of life. That includes emergency shelter, medically managed detoxification and long-term treatment in Portland and Old Orchard Beach, Maine
"Slugger" has confirmed that he will appear at Scarborough Rotary's annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser.  Also coming is "Big Red", the 1937 International fire truck which is a 100% operational fire aparatus with 350 gallons of on board water. Big Red was originally in service with the Danville, Ky. Fire Dept. Measuring nearly 40 ft in length, 12 ft 4 in wide and 11 ft 9 and 1/2 inches tall, this "Big Red Monster" weighs in at 35,000 lbs. Unlike most other retired fire engines however, this one was turned into a monster truck powered by Cummins Diesel Engines. Big Red is owned by Shaw Brothers Construction in Gorham, Maine.
March 7th Meeting
Phil introduced Dr. Jeremy Book from the Innate Family Chiropractic practice located at 210 Western Avenue in South Portland.
“Dr. Jeremy Book grew up with a passion to be the greatest baseball player that he could be. He pursued his dream and had the opportunity to play 5 years of professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. It was this life experience that sparked his new passion for Chiropractic Healthcare.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Matthew Collins of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve spoke at the regular Tuesday meeting about the ways the employers can and must support members  of the guard and reserves who are called to duty.
Employers can take an important step toward ensuring the readiness of our National Guard and Reserve forces by participating in the ESGR “Statement of Support” program. Matthew explained various facets of the law that protects the jobs of those serving.
Carole Brush, Executive Director of Eastern Trail, was the guest speaker at the Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 meeting. She update the club of the current campaign to "close the gap". The gap is a section of the trail the crosses the Nonesuch River. Currently, there is no way to get across, so trail users must divert along Black Point Road. The Club has approved a donation of $200 to Eastern Trail.

January 10th Meeting


Ember introduced Mike Antonellis: “The 2017 season will be Mike's 13th season as the "Voice of the Sea Dogs."

RYLA Chairman Phil Giordano invited Scarborough graduates of RYLA and their parents to speak at the meeting November 22nd. They spoke passionately about their experience and the benefits they felt they realized. Superintendent of Schools Julie Kukenberger joined the SHS students as Phil lead them in a team building exercise.
Leroy Crocket reports that there is quite a bit of interest from the high school in participating in a vocational service project. Some ideas being considered include a career awareness day or a job shadow opportunity. Anyone interested in working in the project out should let Ember know.

Members of the Scarborough High School Interact Club sold beads of hope bracelets during their lunch break in December. The bracelets were created in Nicaragua as a revenue source for many children there and were bought by the club. They sold the bracelets for ten dollars and all proceeds will go to Project Grace. Interactor Samantha Carriero organized the activity.

December 13th Meeting
The club welcomed back Portland Rotarian, Russ Burleigh for his annual (25th) visit. He introduced Kathy Grammer, piano accompanist. Together they presented:”The Bells of Christmas” as used in various songs over the years.

 2018-2019 Rotary International President-elect Sam Owori received a warm welcome from District 7780 Rotarians! He arrived directly from Uganda to meet and speak at the November 10th dinner celebration Rotary Foundation's 100 years of success! The buffet menu featured stations with African, Indian, Thai, and New England culinary excursions.

November 1st Meeting
President Ember introduced Cape Elizabeth resident and League of Women Voters representative, Finn Melanson who gave a PowerPoint presentation on the basics of Ranked Choice.

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Touch A Truck
Oct 24, 2017
Chief Thurlow and Chief Moulton
Oct 31, 2017
Public Safety Building Project
Norman Pease
Nov 07, 2017
Mended Hearts
Nancy Borg, Eastern Trail Alliance
Nov 14, 2017
Close the Gap Campaign
Mary Mayhew
Nov 21, 2017
candidate for governor

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