Welcome to the York Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
York Harbor Inn
480 York Street
York, ME  03909
United States
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Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 100 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
York Rotary works in conjunction with the mission of rotary international to improve our local as well as our international communities. If you are passionate about service or just want to get involved, come join us. You will be glad you did.
York Rotary News
Darcie Folsom, Assistant Director spoke to the club this morning about the organization she is involved with called Alteristic.  "No one has to do everything....everyone has to do something.  What's your Green Dot?"  To learn more, visit their website at www.alteristic.org
Student of the Month Hayden, visited the club this morning with his family, his teacher Ellen Rothwell and Principal Barbara Maling.  He explained why he chose to have the club send his $100 award to  Southern New Hampshire ASPCA.  Great job Hayden! 
Busy Friday~ the winners list continued to GROW!  Here's the winners through today's meeting:
3/1    Jud Knox                        #390       $150
3/2   Diana Flynn                   #222        $100
3/3   Roland Gagne               #025        $ 50
3/4   Holly Sargent                #341         $300
3/5    Mary Ellen Jendzejec # 276        $ 50
3/6    Larissa Combe             #299         $ 50
3/7    Sarah George               #002         $ 50
3/8   Holly Sargent               #342          $ 50
3/9   Jon James                     #282          $100
3/10 Sue Ball                         #024          $300
3/11 Jean Kolak                    #082          $ 50
3/12 Carol Salacain              #164           $ 50
3/13 Marie Aimo                  #119            $200
3/14 Sharon  Litvinchyk     # 57             $100
3/15  Pat Murray                  #129            $150
3/16  Jason Rombali           #315             $ 50
3/17  Susan Duncan            #225            $250
3/18  Adam Hansen           # 43              $ 50
3/19  Dylan Prince             #170              $ 50
3/20  Becky Brink              #186             $100
3/21   Lewis Stowe             #303             $100
3/22  Gail Deroche            #254             $200  
Congratulations to all the winners and check out this website next week to see who wins through the end of the month.  Due to us NOT having a meeting next Friday, the final drawing will be held at York Hospital on Friday, March 29th.  We will publish the final winners list as soon as we can... Stay Tuned!
As a recipient of the Student of the Month Award, York Middle School Student CJ was awarded $100 to donate to her favorite charity.  Here is a photo of CJ explaining why she chose to support YCSA with her donation at yesterday's meeting.    Thank you CJ!  You are a special young lady!
Yesterday was quite a busy meeting!  Here's a photo of President Joerres, presenting  Tegan Kurzynowski, Programs & Community Engagement Coordinator of Friends Forever with a check towards their mission.  To learn more about Friends Forever, visit their website at https://www.ff.international 
Our speaker this week was Tony Cameron, Director of Marketing & Communications with the Maine Tourism Association.  We were reminded how tourism benefits every corner of our State.  Great guy and great organization!    To learn more visit their website at https://www.mainetourism.com
This past Friday's meeting included a presentation from the Maine State Treasurer, Henry Beck.  He told the members about how the State of Maine ends up with unclaimed property, and how the State attempts to contact Maine Residents about their property.   The biggest surprise was that 3 members have money owed to them!  To find out if you are on the list, visit www.maineunclaimedproperty.gov 
We are READY!  Members now have our 2019 March Madness Calendars, and we are ready to sell!  Calendars cost $25 each, and if you win, you will win at LEAST $50!  Funds are to benefit the York Community Food Pantry and the York Hospital Recovery Center.  See  your favorite York Maine Rotary member to purchase one today!  
It was a busy Friday morning at the York Rotary Club meeting~ Members of the State Champion York High School track team along with Coach Hutch attended the meeting and were presented with a check from President Joerres.  This donation has become a tradition, and is from funds raised at our annual Turkey Trot.  In addition, we had Amy Schram from the Better Business Bureau speak to us about Identity Theft and how members can protect themselves.  Busy, yet fun filled meeting! 
On Friday, January 25, 2019 Club President Joerres presented a check to York Community Service Association for $4,000 for the Food Pantry, and an additional $4,000 for local fuel assistance.  We are so lucky to have this hardworking organization in our community!  Want to help? Please visit https://www.ycsame.org/
Congratulations to Matteo, the January 2019 Student of the Month from York Middle School.  As the Student of the Month winner, Matteo  explained to the club members why he chose the charity "American Diabetes Association".  Great job Matteo!
Congratulations to Cary, the November 2018 Student of the Month from York Middle School.  As the Student of the Month winner, Cary explained to the club members why she chose the charity "Partners in Development" .
Message from the St. Stephen-Milltown Rotary
Hello fellow Rotarians,
On Monday Todd and Sandra Gregory, Maria Kulcher and Rick Rogers (Rick joined the Calais Club to help them focus and grow - but he will always be our past secretary, past president and past district governor) were part of the 20 or so people who celebrated the BARR project as developed by the Rotary Clubs of York (President Dr. Marilyn McLaughlin-Murray), Calais (President Charlie McAlpin) and St. Stephen-Milltown (President Todd Gregory).
The room was full of passion as Marilyn spoke on how and why (education got her out of Jamaica, into medical school and to where she is now) she started this project and how Calais was a perfect fit (they were already on the BARR map - this TRF Global Grant was 2 1/2 years in the making) for her goal of education for EVERY child. St. Stephen-Milltown is also the perfect fit since we, as an international, i.e. foreign to the USA, country club can be the necessary conduit for The Rotary Foundation Global Grant - no St. Stephen-Milltown, no grant, no program - simple.
BARR stands for  Building Assets - Reducing Risks and is a program that provides materials, facilitators, counselors, survey results, and in school coordinators that teach teachers how to effectively teach the student as a whole individual - and it works - tracking results have already shown that.
You can all be properly proud, as St. Stephen-Milltown Rotarians, to be part of this process.
Only a handful of tickets remain in member's hands.  Online sales are done.  Thanks for making this year's Car for a Cause raffle so successful.  Good luck to all of you ticket holders on October 14!
Good morning fellow Rotarians!!!!
Hopefully everyone is staying cool and hydrated.  The humidity has been so heavy this year.
Some important reminders:
NO meeting this week – Friday Aug 30th.  It is the  5th Friday of the month.  NO weekly meeting. 
We still need to sell tickets at the Goldenrod.  Keep your eyes out for Kevin’s e-mail and sign-up form.  Great news we have sold over 700 tickets!  If you have tickets left over please sell them or bring them in.
Speaker – Friday Sept 7th – Mark Holbrook Congressional Candidate.  You can read more about him at www.Holbrook4me.org.
Table of Plenty – Tuesday Sept. 11th
Board Meeting – Wednesday Sept 12th.
Dist. Governor Visit – Sept 14th!  You will not want to miss this. smiley
Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.  Stay cool my friends!
Changing of the guard was a huge success!  Thanks to Holly for a wonderful year as president and for sharing your lovely home for the occasion.  Good luck to Toni with her upcoming year as president.  We know you will be great!
Had the pleasure of participating in the soft-launch of Smokey Joe's Cafe and thoroughly enjoyed this production. The Playhouse continues to deliver star talent! A portion of all ticket sales for the May 23 evening performance will be donated to area Rotary clubs to help in the effort to eradicate Polio worldwide. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/smokey-joes-cafe
Amanda Demetri-Lewis
$ 50
Bennett Comer Ford
$ 50
Larry Litvinchyk
# 99
Virginia Richburg
# 125
$ 50
Earl Frederick
Erin Estes
$ 50
Linda Haramahi
$ 50
Andrew Massie
#   2
Jason Cormier
# 37
James Scully
#   9
$ 50
Anthony Mont
# 83
$ 50
Tom Simpson
# 27
Jim Bartlett
Jim Jannetti
Mary Ellen Jendzejec
$ 50
Bobbie Gray
Wayne McIntyre
$ 50
Miles Morris
$ 50
Joanne Anderson
Regina Cormier
# 35
Madegan Cogger
Tom Gray
Kelly Moore
Pat Dube
$ 50
Joanne Anderson
$ 50
Wayne Murray
Cindy Bennett
Judith McAllister
$ 50
Colleen Yavarow
Lori Simpson
Come out and support York Rotary’s Scholarship Fund at this fun, family friendly event. Watch the Traveling Comedy Basketball Group: Flight Squad take on some of York’s Finest community members and town employees.    
Tickets available at the door or in advance at York Parks and Recreation Office! 
$10 each or $30 for the whole family!
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