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Rotarians Help with Roadside Cleanup

Rotarian Jessica Putnam during Trash Pickup Earth Day 2018
Rotarian Jessica Putnam during Trash Pickup Earth Day 2018
Rotarians will help with roadside trash pickup in Naples and Bridgton in honor of Earth Day.  On Thursday, April 22, at 9:30 am, they will assemble at the Bridgton Community Center to work on Depot Street and in Pondicherry Park.  On Saturday, April 24, at 9:30 am, they will assemble at the Lake Region High School parking lot in Naples. If you would like to join us either day, contact Rotarian Carol Madsen at
Rotarians Help with Roadside Cleanup Skip Sullivan 2021-04-10 04:00:00Z 0

Third Round of Masks Distributed by Rotary in the Lakes Region

Rotarian Carol Madsen Gives 1200 Masks to LRHS’s Linda White.
On Wednesday, March 24th, Rotarian Carol Madsen delivered 1200 Masks to the Lake Region High School. This represented 1000 adult masks and 200 children’s face coverings donated by the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club. Linda White, LRHS's Admin Assistant, remarked, “the students return full time the week of March 29th and these masks are very much appreciated.” 
Third Round of Masks Distributed by Rotary in the Lakes Region Carol Madsen 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Delivers

Rotarians Carol Rothenberg and Peter Kaurup Present Adult Masks to Faylene McKeen at the Universalist Church of Norway. 
Rotarians Carol Rothenberg of the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club and Peter Kaurup of the Oxford Hills Club handing over 70 hygienically-repackaged packets of 10 masks each for distribution to patrons of the Universalist Church of Norway Food Pantry on Wednesday, March 10. Fayelene McKeen, Director of Food Pantry gratefully accepted them.  
Rotary Delivers Skip Sullivan 2021-03-15 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Donates Needed Boots Skip Sullivan 2021-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Veterans

(L-R) Dick Bell, Marine Veteran; Stephen Lapointe, Son of Legionnaire; Rotarian Julie Forbes, Rotary Club President; Steve Smith, Post Commander, Army; Maxine Godwin, Auxiliary; and Rotarian Dick Enright, Air Force.  
Naples: On Friday, February 26, the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club presented a check for $520.10 to the American Legion Post #155 in Naples to support their Veterans in Need program. 
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Jessica Putnam - Club President 2021-2022 and Daughter Landyn
When Jessica Putnam joined the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club three years ago, she was not a stranger to Rotary. She had had an opportunity to visit the Oxford Hills Club several times with colleagues at the Edward Jones Office in South Paris.  Jessica liked the ambiance and friendliness of the Oxford Hills Club, but wanted a Club of her own.  And with plans to open an office in Bridgton in the near future, she decided to check out the Bridgton-Lakes Region Club.  

George Klauber was the President at the time and welcomed her as a new member after several visits over as many months. Before long she was asked to Chair the Community Services Committee, under which much of the Club’s community work is planned and implemented.  A year later, Carol Madsen was President and Julie Forbes was President Elect.  In the tradition of Rotary Clubs worldwide, at mid-year a President Elect Nominee is chosen.  Jessica, a Rotarian for 1.5 years, was selected, accepted and elected.  She figured she had two years to become prepared. Little did she know, or any of us, how the world would turn with the Covid-19 pandemic.  And Jessica’s personal world changed drastically as well. 

Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club:  How did the pandemic affect your daily life? 

Jessica: In early March 2020, I had just returned from a well-deserved vacation. My first day back to work, on a Tuesday, ........

ROTARIAN JESSICA PUTNAM: HAVING HER CAKE & EATING IT TOO! Patrick Sullivan 2021-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Dictionary Project Erin Nelson 2021-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Distributes 750 Child Masks pms 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Receives 5000 masks to distribute to Local Food Pantries Patrons Patrick Sullivan 2021-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Dr. Lisa Ryan Receives First Vaccine Dose Patrick Sullivan 2021-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Bridgton Public Library

Library accepts Rotary Club’s donation. Shown holding the check are Amy Stone – Library Director, and Aaron Hagan – Rotary member; others from Left are: Sally Dunning President of Library Trustees, and Friends of the Library Mary Hubka, Debbie Szok, Therese Johnson and Carol Bibeau. 

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FOOD CITY-BRIDGTON PARTNERS WITH ROTARY CLUB   Carol Madsen 2020-12-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Deliver for Christmas Angel

Rotarians Nick Orgo and George Klauber deliver Christmas Angel gifts to Songo Locks School.
Nick coordinated this years holiday gifting project. The BLRRC donated new snow coats, snow pants, winter boots hats and gloves to the school.
Rotarians Deliver for Christmas Angel Skip Sullivan 2020-12-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Dedicate Bus Stop Shelter

Bridgton, Maine:  Rotarians from the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club assembled on Friday, December 4, to dedicate the Bus Stop Shelter at the Bridgton Community Center in the name of Rotarian Marlee Turner who passed two years ago.  The Shelter is a Rotary project inspired by Marlee and championed by Dick Enright who worked with the Lake Region Vocational Center, Construction Technology Program, which built this beautiful structure to top quality specifications as a community project.
President Julie Forbes welcomed the group and praised Marlee Turner as living Rotary's motto, Service Above Self.  Carmen Lone, Rotarian and Selectperson for the Town of Bridgton, accepted the turnover of the Shelter to the Town of Bridgton. Dick Enright thanked everyone for their role in this project, especially the Lake Region Vocational Center, Construction Technology students from the Classes of 2019 and 2020.  A Certificate of Appreciation has been prepared and will be formally presented post pandemic.
Rotary wants to thank the Lake Region Vocational Center participants and retail partners who offered discounts or made donations of product including Hancock Lumber, Hayes True Value, Home Depot, and Lowes.
The Regional Transportation Program, the Lakes Region Explorer Bus Company made a significant donation to the project.  This is the first shelter along the Bridgton to Portland route. The bus company will assess the value of this structure to see if other shelters would be warranted.  For more information about the bus service, check out the Town of Bridgton's website: Lakes Region Explorer 2020 Schedule & Route Updates - Town of Bridgton, Maine
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Rotarians Dedicate Bus Stop Shelter Carol Madsen 2020-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Interact Club presents donations Cathy Sullivan 2020-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Bridgton's Community Development Director Cathy Sullivan 2020-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

Community Kettle

Community Kettle - Our club hosted the dinner on 11/5/19 at the Bridgton Community Center.  Nick Orgo, Rotarian lead the team that provided a delicious meal of squash soup, turkey, ham, mashed potatos, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and cookies for dessert.  Our High School Interact Club served the meals.  
Community Kettle Cathy Sullivan 2019-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

Youth Safety Day

Our Rotary Club donated $1200 in support of Youth Safety Day. Funds were used to purchase bike helmets.  
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November 8th Meeting Features NAHGA

Posted by Erin Nelson on Nov 08, 2018

The Bridgton Lake Region Rotary Club is hosting the first in a series of programs featuring local businesses.  Our November 8th meeting kicked us off to a great start...

Have you ever wondered what happens in the beautiful NAHGA building in downtown Bridgton?  Marney Chalmers joined us and gave a really wonderful presentation of how this business in small-town Bridgton is making a big impact in the lives of their clients. 

Out-of-this-world claims processing by down-to-earth people: at NAHGA, Stellar Service is no accident!

NAHGA is a Third Party Administrator (TPA) that is nationally recognized for processing claims with a personal touch. While they value technology, they know that automation cannot take the place of a friendly voice and a personal connection with your adjuster.

Others may say they care about every client, but at NAHGA, they demonstrate that with personal attention and timely, accurate service on every claim. 

Earning Clients'
Trust for 25 Years.

NAHGA is a family-owned company with offices in Bridgton, ME and North Conway, NH. Since their founding in 1991, they've grown to more than forty employees, and process claims for ten of the premier writers of health and accident insurance for students, sports leagues, day cares and many other organizations. They can customize a claims adjudication program for any organization, large or small, including high-deductible and self-funded plans.

88 MAIN STREET  |  PO BOX 189  |  04009

P. (207) 647-3108  |  F. (207) 647-4569
(800) 952-4320

November 8th Meeting Features NAHGA Erin Nelson 2018-11-08 05:00:00Z 0

Literacy Loons!

 Children’s Librarian Samantha Zawistowski accepts donation for Literacy Loons!

The Bridgton Public Library is excited to announce a partnership with the Bridgton-Lakes Region Rotary Club in a project to help promote literacy among children in the community.

Literacy Loons! gives every Stevens Brook first grader the opportunity to receive up to $14 of free books from Bridgton Books simply by using their library cards!

This community effort is supported also by Bridgton Books, Friends of the Library, and Bear Pond Learning.

It’s always exciting to see more young faces at the library!

Samantha is flanked by George Szok and George Klauber

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9th Annual Golf Tournament

Our 9th annual Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, 6/9/18.
Proceeds benefit Youth, Seniors and Veterans.  
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Citizens of of Month

Citizens of the Month Michael Peterson and Dominic Adams were recognized at last week's meeting and also volunteered at the June 9th Golf Tournament.
Citizens of of Month 2018-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

Community Kettle

Our Club will prepare and serve the Community Kettle on February 8th.  Volunteers will be needed for serving and clean up.  
Community Kettle 2018-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Award - Julie Forbes

Rotarian Julianne Forbes received her sixth Paul Harris Fellow pin for contributions to the Rotary Foundation.  Her contributions are directed to the Polio Plus program.  
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Citizen of the Month - January

Citizen of the Month, Olivia Deschenes, is recognized for displaying good citizenship and contributions to the school community.  Presenting Olivia is Linda England, Rotary Interact Advisor and Rotarian Lisa Ryan.  Congratulations Olivia!
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Spreading Christmas Joy!

This Christmas our Rotary Club adopted students from Songo Locks  and Steven’s Brook Elementary Schools  so they could have presents under the tree. These included clothes, winter wear and toys. 
Here is a letter from Amy Saunders at Songo Locks expressing her appreciation. 
“Songo Locks can't thank you enough for your kindness and generosity to the children and families at the holiday time. The families were grateful for the thoughtfulness and usefulness of items. It is people like you and your organization that make this community great. Please send out sincerest appreciation to all your volunteers and club members. Cheers to a New year!”
Pictured making deliveries (left to right) are George Klauber, Dave Barker, Amy Saunders and Joe Barth.
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New Playground in Bridgton

Our club completed installation of a new playground at Bridge Crossing/Dodge House School in Bridgton. This facility is a co-educational facility for students 5-14 years of age. Rotarian Sheila Rollins, Project Coordinator, advises it will provide opportunities for development of cognitive skills, problem solving, and social/emotional skills. This was partially funded through a District Grant by the Rotary Foundation.
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Dictionary Distribution

Over 150 dictionaries were delivered to third graders today at Stevens Brook Elementary, Songo Locks Elementary and the Dodge House School.  Rotarians who made it all happen were Erin Nelson, George Klauber, Linda England, Carol Madsen and Mike Daley.
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Fryeburg Fair 2017 2017-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

Community Kettle

As part of our serving the community we prepared and served an "Hawaiian" dinner on August 10, 2017.  
Community Kettle 2017-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

DG Dave Underhill Visit

District Governor Dave Underhill was our guest on September 14th.  We were presented with a grant check to assist with the construction of a playground at Bridge Crossing.  
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