|8th Annual Golf Tournament||Posted||on Feb 24, 2017||
|Tickets for Night On The Town 2017!!||Posted||on Jan 16, 2017||
2017 Night On The Town - tickets now available! See any Rotarian. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Win a night at The Regency in Portland and a dinner for two at Fore Street. 2nd and 3rd place will win gift certificates for a restaurant in Bridgton!
|Community Kettle - 1800's Style||Posted||on Jan 16, 2017||
Our Rotary & Interact Clubs and the Bridgton Historical Society teamed up to provide a delicious meal to the local community on January 12th.
|25th Anniversary Celebration!||Posted||on Oct 28, 2016||
Fryeburg Fair Potato Booth
|Posted||on Oct 03, 2016||
Join us at the Fryeburg Fair as we sell stuffed, baked potatoes alongside members of the
Fryeburg Area Rotary Club.
|7th Annual Duck Race||Posted||on Jul 14, 2016||
Lucky Duck! First place prize of $500 was awarded to Trevor Hinkle at the 17th Annual Duck Race sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bridgton Lake Region. Pictured are Trevor's family who bought him a ticket. 2nd place winner received $250 and 3rd place winner received $100.
|2016 Changeover Dinner||Posted||on Jul 01, 2016||
Welcome President David Barker and congratulations Past President George Szok. Emma Bodwell, Mody Botros and George Szok were awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Award at our dinner.
|5th Annual Golf Tournament||Posted||on May 17, 2014||
Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club's 5th Annual Golf Tournament - Sunday, June 8th. 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Lake Kezar Country Club, Lovell. $75 per golfer includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, hot dogs on course, catered BBQ meal, silent auction, gift bag, raffle prizes and awards. This year we're excited to announce the hole in one wins a new vehicle; sponsored by Macdonald Motors of Bridgton. FMI call 803-2106. Click on 'Events' on our website for registration forms!
|Rotary At A Glance||Posted||on Apr 06, 2014||
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
Rotary also offers expanded service opportunities including:
Interact: a service organization organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs for young adults aged 12-18. There are more than 12,300 Interact clubs in 133 countries.
Rotaract: groups organized by Rotary clubs to promote leadership, professional development, and service among young adults aged 18-30. There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in 167 countries.
Rotary Community Corps (RCCs): groups of non-Rotary members who work to improve their communities. There are more than 7,500 RCCs in 80 countries, all organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs.
Who: Rotary brings together the kind of people who step forward to take on important issues for local communities worldwide. Rotary members hail from a range of professional backgrounds; doctors, artists, small business owners and stay-at-home parents all call themselves Rotarians. Rotary connects these unique perspectives, and helps leverage its members’ expertise to improve lives everywhere.
Where: From Haiti and Greenland to Nigeria and Singapore, Rotary unites a truly diverse set of leaders from across the world. Currently, the largest number of clubs comes from the United States, India, Japan and Brazil. The fastest growing Rotary regions include Southeast Asia and Africa.
What: Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in local communities across the globe. Projects focus on important issues like peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.
Polio Eradication Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after smallpox, with a 99 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched its PolioPlus program. In 1988, Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its partners the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Polio eradication remains Rotary’s top priority. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children against polio in 122 countries. Currently, Rotary is working to raise $35 million per year through 2018 for polio eradication, which will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
|Rotary Websites||Posted||on Apr 06, 2014||
Rotary Web Sites: Please reference these sites below to access our club's site, our Facebook page, the District website, Rotary International's website and a site where you can make up a meeting online:
|RLI||Posted||on Sep 14, 2013||
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI) was created to support all Rotarians’ knowledge and leadership skills and provide a platform for the future leaders of our Rotary Clubs. Each institute offers three very distinct day long courses and, in on some, Graduate courses are offered. Each of the three courses provide participants with an understanding of Rotary and its workings. Course I focuses on the Rotarian. Course II information focuses on the workings of the Club and your part in its success. Each Rotary year sessions are offered throughout New England. Classes are $75-95 depending where the class is held. Our Club covers the cost for members to attend. On October 19, Lewiston-Auburn College will host levels I, II, and at a cost of $75. The cost is inclusive of materials as well as breakfast, lunch and a break. Registration is 7:30 with classes running from 8-3:30pm. This full day is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and enjoy the fellowship of Rotarians from all over New England. Go to www.rlinea.com to register and to find out other opportunities offered throughout this Rotary year. Contact our District RLI Chair: Marge Barker: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Upcoming Speakers||Posted by Cathy Sullivan||on Sep 07, 2013||
Our speaker this week will be Jay and Loraine Spenciner. They have recently returned from China where they spent the last seven months. It should be a very interesting meeting as we hear about their adventures!
|Rotary Calendar||Posted||on Sep 04, 2013||
On your table this morning there were blue calendars from the Administrative Committee. Be sure to take one - the front side shows our Club's events and activities for September and the back side shows District and International milestones for the Rotary year. Thanks Administrative Committee for this useful tool.
|Committee Meetings||Posted by Cathy Sullivan||on Sep 03, 2013|
|Art Auction Approaches!||Posted by Cathy Sullivan||on Jul 13, 2013||
We will have our 2nd Art Auction on Saturday, August 24th at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Tickets are $30.00 and include food selections from local restaurants, desserts, a silent auction and a wonderful concert by the renowned Blue Willow Band. Cash bar available. Proceeds will benefit local food pantries and Rotary's international projects. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
|Rotary Foundation Ranks High with Charity Watchdogs||Posted by Cathy Sullivan||on Mar 03, 2013||
|Need A Speaker?||Posted by Cathy Sullivan||on Feb 16, 2013||
Looking for a program speaker? Our district team members are prepared and excited about the opportunity to speak at our club and share their passion and expertise about various Rotary programs, projects, our Foundation and so much more.
Check out who is available on our new 'Rotary Speakers Bureau' site page.
Peter Johnson - District Foundation Chair
The Rotary Foundation. How it works. Why it matters. And always tailored to what your club asks to hear.
Ann Lee Hussey - Annual Giving Chair
Ted Trainer - PolioPlus Chair
Ann Lee Hussey - PolioPlus
PolioPlus and Eradication - we are not finished! For the latest updates on eradication efforts and NID travel.
Dave Reid - PR Tips for Your Club
Dennis Robillard - Crutches 4 Africa
|What is RYLA?||Posted by Cathy Sullivan||on Feb 16, 2013||
The Rotary youth leadership awards (RYLA) conference is an intensive 4-day program for community youth leaders from across the Rotary district. It is a program for high school sophomores who have exhibited leadership in the home, school, and community.
Its objective is to help develop the leadership skills of promising young people for the long-term betterment of their home communities. Its method is to introduce the students to leadership ideas and concepts in the context of a rigorous outdoor living and leadership experience. Although this experience is within a group, which we call a LEG -- a Leadership Experience Group -- the focus is on the individual. Learning is through activities introduced by staff and facilitators, run by the students, and reflected upon with the guidance of the facilitators.
The program includes a high ropes course, a canoe challenge, intergroup leadership and team-building activities, and a variety of physical and mental initiatives. Wrapped around the activities is living in the outdoors where the responsibility is mostly placed on the individuals, under the supervision of the facilitators.
Each facilitator team is made up of two former RYLA students. Although chosen for their leadership skills and capabilities, these people also benefit from RYLA as a leadership learning experience. This is also true for the staff, which is made up of Rotarians and former RYLA students. This means that the objective is met not only by returning to our communities better leaders for the rising junior class but RYLA also returns to the community better leaders for the senior class, for the Rotary clubs, and for universities & colleges.
it’s time to start thinking about recruiting students for RYLA! We are poised to have another great year at camp but we can’t do it without your support. RYLA is one of this district’s most popular and beneficial programs. Can you think of a sophmore who would benefit from this program? All of the required information is on the District7780 website (Programs/Youth Services/RYLA). The deadline for submissions this year is May 1, 2013. Don’t miss out!