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Covid-19 Update - September 1, 2022
We continue to meet in-person with a Zoom option, and while we encourage unvaccinated attendees to wear a mask, mask are optional.  Our regular meeting time is 7:30am, at Stella's on the Square, located at 6 High Street, Bridgton ME, but we do intersperse meetings at a different time and place, so please check the calendar below for the specifics for any meeting.

For an invitation to join the meeting by Zoom, please let George Szok know your desire at gszoksbox@gmail.com .

Aaron Hagan
President 2022-2023

The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club will host a Community Kettle at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street in Bridgton on Thursday, September 22 from 5:00-6:00 pm, or until the food runs out.  This dinner will have both a Sit Down and a Takeout option.  Rotarian and chef, Nick Orgo of MANE Catering and Stella’s on the Square, will be preparing this delicious meal with Rotary helpers. Everyone is welcome. 

Menu:  Roast Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, tossed salad and cookies for dessert.  The meal is free to the public.  Donations are gratefully accepted. 

If you would like to volunteer at this community event, contact us at LakeRegionRotary@gmail.com

For more information about the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club and its activities, check the website https://lakeregionrotary.com or the Facebook Page.


Rotarians deliver dictionaries to 3rd graders at Stevens Brook School in 2019, the last time access to classrooms was possible.
 
Project Leader and Rotarian Erin Nelson of Norway Savings Bank-Bridgton is contacting all schools in our area with third graders for a count of how many dictionaries we will order for delivery this fall.  She reminds us, “We continue to seek homeschoolers at a third-grade level so that we can give those children dictionaries as well.  Please contact us at LakeRegionRotary@gmail.com with the number of dictionaries you are requesting.
Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones
President 2022-23

September 2022

Recently, Nick and I spent time in Guatemala, where we met wonderful fellow Rotary members and families who unofficially adopted me as “Tía Jennifer.” On the third day, after visiting Patzún in the mountainous western highlands, we set out for Lake Atitlán, which we needed to reach by nightfall. If we took a back road we could get there faster. Locals told us it had just been repaved and assured us, “You’ll have no problem.”

At first, it was a breeze. We wound through misty-green coffee and corn fields covering the hillside like a patchwork quilt. But at a river crossing, we found a bridge washed away. The only way to continue would be to ford the river in our small bus. There were a few tense moments, but we decided to give it a try and, thankfully, we made it across safely.

This adventure reminds me of two important truths in Rotary. One, we rely on local, on-the-ground expertise to do what we do best. And two, sometimes you have to take uncomfortable chances to reach important goals.

Every day, I am honored to learn from our Rotary family. Every lesson is an opportunity to grow, and each story adds a chapter to our collective Imagine Rotary year.

There is still time to register yourself or a team for the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club 13th Annual Golf Classic on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Contact Rotary at lakeregionrotary@gmail.com or just show up at Bridgton Highlands Country Club on Saturday at 8:00 am. “This is the club’s biggest fundraiser and it's always more fun with lots of golfers” said Aaron Hagan, Rotary Club President and avid golfer himself.  

Registration and refreshments at 8:00 am and Shotgun start at 9:00 am.  This is an 18-hole scramble format with barbecue and awards following play.  A Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation, valued at $5000, will be awarded for a Hole in One.  

Rotarian Lisa Ryan, Golf Committee Chair, remarked “At $100 per player, teams and individuals should contact me.  We’ll register you.  Just reach out to LakeRegionRotary@gmail.com.” 

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