Friday, January 19, 2024 was a HUGE day at the York Maine Rotary Meeting!
First we heard from Will, from York High School who is in not only an Interact member, but also a member of the National Honor Society.  He asked us to support his group's upcoming fundraiser where they plan to hold a 3 v 3 basketball tournament to help Lewiston Maine.  As a result of this presentation, the York Rotary Club agreed to assist financially.
Then, we were introduced to York Middle Schools, Student of the Month, Brennan.  Brennan is seen here with President Ben Lovell and his teacher Cindy Bernier. 
He choose the York Ambulance Services as his Charity.  What a remarkable young man!
Then there was a presentation of Paul Harris Awards to members  Jackie Grant (PHx2) and Mike Estes (PHx3) from President Lovell. 
Next President Lovell and his wife Sandy were  presented with  A Major Donor Award from the Rotary Foundation by in-coming president Jud Knox.
Last, but certainly not least, our inspirational speaker was York's own Jane Bishop who is an ambassador for the Northern New England Chapter of Dress a Girl Around the World.    Dress a Girl has thousand of members sewing throughout the USA and beyond and have dressed over 1.5 million girls in 82 countries throughout the world, including many cities in the USA.  Ms. Bishop said that she has a network of people aged 8 to 80 who help make beautiful dresses and dolls that are donated to girls who are less fortunate.  These dresses allow girls to go to school when they might otherwise not be welcome. Her chapter's goal for 2024 is to make 4,850 dresses this year.  In addition to the dresses, each dress includes a pair of underwear.  With scrap material they also make cute little dolls.  Her group has also been asked to make 2,600 menstrual kits for girls and women in Kenya.  This amazing woman lives right here in our own back yard in York, Maine and would like our support.  York Rotary is committed to helping to get the word out about this amazing non-profit organization and to assist in other ways.  Want to learn more?  Visit the Northern New England chapter of Dress a Girl Around the World on Facebook at