Club Executives
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Director Term End 2020
Director Term End 2020
Director Term End 2021
Director Term End 2021
Club Admin/Coordinator
Club Protection Officer
Community Service
Communications - PR External
Communications - WJ Bulletin Editor
Constitution/ByLaws Chair
Fund Raising Co-Chair
Fund Raising Co-Chair
Good Cheer Chair
International Service Chair
Invocation Chair
Meeting Day Chair
Membership Chair
Music Chair
New Mainers Initiative Chair
Program Co- Chair
Program Co-Chair
Opioid Task Force Co-Chair
Opioid Task Force Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Sergeant -At-Arms
Web Administrator
Web Administrator Assistant
Youth Service Chair

The Windjammer

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Welcome to the
Rotary Club of Portland, Maine!

Portland Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
The Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102
United States of America
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Portland Rotary
will meet 
Friday, January 31, 2020
at the Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street, Portland
This Week at Rotary
As the founding Executive Director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Dr. Dagher is a world-leading advocate for developing advanced structural systems which simultaneously optimize structures, materials, and construction.
Under his leadership, the UMaine Composites Center has gained national and international reputation from major research and development projects, such as:
  • The VolturnUS 1:8, which is the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine in the United States as well as the first in the world made out of concrete and composite materials
  • The “Bridge-in-a-Backpack” technology, which are inflatable composite arch bridges that are now approved in the AASHTO Code
  • The first Modular Ballistic Protection System (MBPS) approved by the US Army to protect troops in tents from blast and ballistic threats,
  • The development of coated wood technology for blast and hurricane resistant wood buildings
  • The longest carbon-fiber composite vessel built for the US Navy.
Additionally, Dr. Dagher holds more than 57 patents, and has received numerous awards, including:
  • The 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change,
  • The Carnegie Foundation Maine Professor of the Year,
  • The Distinguished Maine Professor Award, which is the highest award given to a faculty member at UMaine
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers Charles Pankow Innovation Award
Under Dr. Dagher’s leadership, the UMaine Composites Center has grown to 220 full and part-time employees and students, has over 500 clients and partners globally, and is housed in a 100,000 ft accredited testing laboratory.

Dr. Dagher earned his Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as two Masters Degrees in Structural engineering and engineering mechanics and joined the University of Maine faculty in 1985.

If you would like to mark your calendars,
we are scheduled at the following locations
 March 2020:

Jan  31 - The Clarion

Feb  07 - The Clarion
        14 - The Clarion
        21 - The Clarion
        28 - The Clarion

Mar  06 - The Clarion
         13 - The Clarion
         20 - The Clarion
         27 - The Clarion

Blue BOLD dates are scheduled Board meeting days.

Any questions, please contact Loretta at:

The meeting minutes for Portland Rotary Club's Board of Directors are posted on our website the month following their approval. From the "Home Page," click on the "Board Meeting Minutes" in the listing at the left and then the date of the minutes you would like to review. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Dr. Habib Dagher, Exec Dir Advanced Structures UMe
Jan 31, 2020
Innovating New Construction Materials
Club Assembly
Feb 07, 2020
Angus King III, Summit Utilities
Feb 28, 2020
Cow Manure to Methane Gas Project
Matt Kearns, VP Development, Long Road Energy
Mar 06, 2020
Future of Utilities
Steve Bromage, Exx Dir Maine Historical Society
Mar 13, 2020
State of Mind - Becoming Maine
Catherine Garen, Prez MNGRR
Apr 03, 2020
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad - Today & Tomorrow
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