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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Portland, Maine!
Portland Rotary
Service Above Self
We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Holiday Inn By-the-Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME  04101
United States
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Rotary This Week
Portland Rotary Club
will meet this Friday,
January 12, 2018 at the 
Inn By-the-Bay
88 Spring Street, Portland
*01/12/18 Peter Van Allen, Editor, Mainebiz 

We are fortunate to have Peter Van Allen as our speaker this week. Since becoming Editor of Mainebiz in April 2014, Peter has racked up thousands of miles traveling around Maine, visiting scores of businesses, and talking with hundreds of business people in all corners of our large, diverse state. What stories he could tell about those places, people and the things they are doing. This Friday we will hear about the view of Maine from a business editor’s desk.

Peter has spent the past 29 years writing and editing newspapers and magazines. Prior to joining Mainebiz, he was with the Philadelphia Business Journal for 15 years. Previous to that, he was both editor and reporter for such publications as Vanguard, American Banker, the (Gary, Ind.) Post Tribune, the (Camden, NJ) Courier Post, as well as writing for the NewYork Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. An avid waterman who has gotten to know many of the Casco Bay islands by sea kayak and standup paddle board – he also likes to sail, surf and row – it is no surprise that he has also contributed to Rower’s Digest, Rowing News, and Liquid Salt. 

Peter graduated in 1988 from Goddard College with a BA in non-fiction writing. He and his family reside in Yarmouth. Peter said of the decade before moving to Maine in 2014: “My family and I have been lucky enough to spend our vacations in Midcoast Maine. My younger daughter summed up our love of Maine this way, ‘It was one week of vacation and 51 weeks of waiting.’” After experiencing record snowstorms and memorably frigid temperatures in recent years, we expect the Van Allen family understands how winters imbue us with hardiness while spending many weeks waiting for summer weather.

This Week's Duty Assignments

Invocation:  Peggy Wescott
Program Reporter:  Bob Martin
Bits & Pieces Reporter:  Tom Talbott
Registration/Greeter:   Rusty Atwood
Sell Meal Tickets:  Jennifer Frederick
Raffle:  Jake Bourdeau
Badge Box:  Andrew Cook
Collect Meal Tickets:  Matt Wolcott 
Song Leader:  ___?___
Keyboard Player:  Kathy Grammer
Sgt-at-Arms (Setup):  Bruce Moore
Sgt-at-Arms (Take Down):  Dave Putnam

Rotary Meeting Locations

If you would like to mark your calendars,
we are scheduled at the following locations
through March 2018:

Jan 12 - Holiday Inn By-the-Bay
Jan 19 - Holiday Inn By-the-Bay
Jan 26 - Clarion Hotel

Feb 02 - Clarion Hotel
Feb 09 - Clarion Hotel

Feb 16 - Holiday Inn By-the-Bay
Feb 23 - Holiday Inn By-the-Bay

Mar 02 - Clarion Hotel
Mar 09 - Holiday Inn By-the-Bay
Mar 16 - tbd
Mar 23 - Holiday Inn By-the-Bay
Mar 30 - Holiday Inn By-the-Bay

Blue BOLD dates are scheduled Board meeting days.

Any questions, please contact Loretta at:

Volunteer Opportunities
Following is a list of our Club's volunteer projects. If you know of other opportunities, please contact Loretta:

Project              Who to Contact

Preble Street        4th Wednesday ea month
Resource Ctr        4-6:30 pm
Soup Kitchen        Gracie Johnston

Game Night         3rd Tuesday ea month
Long Creek          Mike Fortunato
Youth Center
                           or Jim Willey


Item Donations Needed
The following items are needed on an on-going basis. Please feel free to bring them to a meeting where we will collect and distribute them to the appropriate projects.
Crutches4Africa - Crutches, canes, folding walkers and wheelchairs to be shipped to Africa.
Toiletries for the Shelters - Collect those tiny bottles of toiletries you are paying for during your next hotel visit and bring them home for members of our society who find themselves staying at a shelter and in need of personal hygiene products.
Prospective Rotarians

As we receive applications for prospective members to join our Portland Rotary Club, the names of the applicants will be included in our Windjammer. Any information and/or comments you would like to share will be handled confidentially. Please contact Loretta Rowe: Your input will be appreciated.

PROSPECT                 BUSINESS

Xavier Botana              Portland Public Schools
(Don Zillman)

Kim D'Amaro               The Salvation Army
(Jim Willey)

David Ertz                   DBE Consulting Services
(Bruce Jones)

Jesse Harvey               Journey House Sober Living
(Gracie Johnston)

Alex Kappelman           Locations Real Estate Group
(Ben Millick)

Megan Peabody            Learning Works
(Laura Young)

Thank you.