Turkeys .....and-more-turkeys!

It's that time of year again, the leaves have turned and fallen to the ground and the Rotary Club of Freeport has begun its annual Turkey Drive.
This year we are planning to, once again, donate 100 Turkeys to the Freeport Community Center's food pantry. The turkey drive helps fill the Thanksgiving Food Baskets donated to Freeport, Pownal and Durham families facing food insecurity.
Our task is a bit harder this year, with the costs of food rising and staying higher than usual, Turkeys are costing anywhere from $7-15 dollars more each, (depending on the size), than they did last year. As a result we are increasing our fundraising to help cover the extra costs of the turkeys. 
Please share this information with your family and friends and help us to reach our 100 turkey goal! If you would like to make a donation, please contact Matt Cartmell @ 207-522-8084
Turkeys .....and-more-turkeys! Michele Bois-Gilbody 2022-10-30 04:00:00Z 0

Club Assembly Report for March 5, 2014

Posted by Curt Combar on Mar 04, 2014

Freeport Elders Liason, Bob Small: The Elder's bus is finally coming and will arrive in May!  This is the $65K bus that Freeport Rotary has helped to fundraise for.  The bus will be used to transport the elders to various events.   Bob also reported that they are beginning work on a web site for the Elders.

Rotary Foundation, Todd Doolan: Polio survivor and District Polio Committee Chair Ann Lee Hussey will speak to the club this spring.

International Committee: Todd Doolan: The committee is finishing the grant reporting for the first year of our La Romana batey health project and getting ready to send funding to La Romana for next year.

Chamber Liason, Sande Updegraph: The Chamber will commit to polling our web site to put events on their calendar, as well as Freeport Elders events

Literacy Committee, Jeffrie Wetherhold: 15 tote bags have been donated by L.L.Bean for the Read to Succeed reading program.  After the bags have had the program logo embroidered on and the Rotary logo attached, the bags will be filled with kids books and rotated to various locations in town by volunteer readers.

Spring Gala fundraiser Committee, Matt Cartmell:  A band is still needed for the April 12 Spring Gala.  Tom Wilbur suggested checking with Judy Brown

P.R. Committee, Matt Morrison: Trying to get more PR for the club through FreeportUSA.  Also looking at marketing the club on Twitter.  Ann Davis has just been hired to cover Freeport for the Tri-Town Paper and Matt will work with her from now on.

Membership Committee, Mary Beth Hassett:  Jackie flowers and Sande Updegraph have been recently inducted as new members.  Bill St. Michele says he will be returning soon from leave of absence.  A new application has been received from Freeport Community Services Executive Director Melanie Sachs.  Mary Beth also reminded members to hand out the slick business cards she had printed and invite people to join us for a meeting.

Habitat For Humanity Committee, Tom Wilbur:  The March 15 Habitat house work day is coming up.  We will be doing finish work on the West St. project.

Crutches for Africa, Tom Wilbur: No new news to report.  Our speaker next week (March 12) is Dennis Robillard for Crutches for Africa

Gerentology Committee, Lowell Gerber: Wants to put program brochure on our web site.  Wants to get Interact students involved in working with Seniors in the Senior to Senior program.

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Committee, Tom Whelan: Dave McClelland has put the RYLA application up on the web site. Dave is also working to put background information about the RYLA program up on our web site.

Exchange Student Committee, Jeffrie Wetherhold: Tiago is doing great.  He will stay for another three months.  Jeffrie's family will host him. He is working on sets for the Freeport High School one-act plays.  There is a dinner at a restaurant in town with Tiago coming up on Monday (March 10) which Mary Beth organizing.  Karen O'Rourke reported that in order for the Exchange Student program to continue, our Rotary District needs volunteers to work at the District level on the exchange program.  See Karen or Curt if you are interested.

Scholarship Committee, Michele Gilbody: Payments for last-year's awards have been sent out to awarded students who sent in their first semester grades.

Interact Club International Service Committee:  Dominican service trip is planned for July 5 to July 12.  Thanks again to Rotary member Jerry Gould for being a chaperone again - three years in a row!  The committee held their first meeting with parents of students going on the July service trip.   They are asking for help from members of Freeport Rotary with their upcoming silent auction fundraiser which will be held March 29 from 6 to 9 pm at FCS.  They would like folks to hand out invitations to the event.  Fundraising for the Dominican Republic service trip in July is going well:  1) Club has received a donation from Ed Nolde of the Yarmouth club,  2) They currently have $3,500 towards their $10,000 goal,  3) Each family of students on the trip are to provide $400 to $500 for student travel expenses.  There is a Dominican Dinner fundraiser event coming up!


Club Assembly Report for March 5, 2014 Curt Combar 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Freeport Rotary Club Changing Lives One Scholarship at a Time, You Can Help By Registering for the Close To the Coast Race!

Posted by James Hendricks on Feb 05, 2014

For the past 30 years the Freeport Rotary Club has been serving the Freeport and the surrounding communities; through volunteerism and monetary donations.  One of the more significant contributions is in the form of education scholarships for graduating high school seniors.  One of the largest fundraisers, which proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund is the Close to the Coast 5k & 10k on June 21, 2014. Help pitch in by signing up.  For more information check the link in our "events section."  To sign-on up online go to: www.close2coastrace.com.

Freeport Rotary Club Changing Lives One Scholarship at a Time, You Can Help By Registering for the Close To the Coast Race! James Hendricks 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
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Freeport Rotary Little League Pizza Party

Posted by Curt Combar on Jun 08, 2012
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Freeport Rotarians held a pizza party to help the Rotary-sponsored little league team celebrate the end of a great season.  Photos are on our facebook page here.
Freeport Rotary Little League Pizza Party Curt Combar 2012-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
17th Annual Close to the Coast 5k & 10k Race James Hendricks 2012-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Freeport Rotary Hosts 2012 Rotary District 7780 Conference!

Posted by Curtis Combar on May 19, 2012
  The Rotary District 7780 annual Conference was held this year at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport on May 18-20. The weather was perfect, the Harraseeket Inn was top notch, and as usual, there was an overwhelming amount of information regarding the excellent service work and international exchanges the clubs in our district achieve.
Freeport Rotary Hosts 2012 Rotary District 7780 Conference! Curtis Combar 2012-05-20 00:00:00Z 0

Spring Gala Fashion Show Event

Posted by Curtis Combar on Mar 09, 2012

The Spring Gala Fashion Show fundraiser event was held at Freeport Community Services on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Great food and a top-notch fashion show were enjoyed by all who attended!  Photos of the event are available in the Event Photos section at the bottom of this page. Press release follows...
Spring Gala Fashion Show Event Curtis Combar 2012-03-10 00:00:00Z 0

New Members Inducted!

Posted by Curtis Combar on Jun 07, 2011
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On June 8, 2011, Freeport Rotary inducted two new members.  Brad Hyden and Deb King have joined the ranks of Freeport Rotarians serving the communities of Freeport and Pownal.  Pictured, L to R, are Brad Hyden, Club President Robin Baron, and Deb King.
New Members Inducted! Curtis Combar 2011-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Come to our 3rd Annual Spring Gala!

Posted by Curt Combar

Image Freeport Rotary Club is hosting its third annual “Spring Gala Fashion Show” on April 6, 2013 at the Freeport Community Center.
The event starts at 6:00 pm, with the fashion show beginning at 7:30 PM. This year’s event is sure to be a good time with delicious appetizers and cash bar (beer and wine), a great line up of models, fashion, raffles, silent auction items and a live auction item for a dinner with Senator Angus King and his wife at Buck’s Naked BBQ (donated by Senator King and his wife).
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Freeport Rotary Close to the Coast Race 2011

Posted by Curtis Combar

June 18th was a beautiful day for the annual Close to the Coast 5K and 10K event at Winslow park!  Photos are posted below in the Event Photos section

Freeport Rotary Close to the Coast Race 2011 Curtis Combar 0