Rotary Club of Bath, Maine, USA
 

 

 

Chartered March 1, 1919


 www.bathrotary.org  ~  bathrotary@gmail.com  ~  (207) 370-2284
 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 313, Bath, ME 04530 USA

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Welcome to our Club!

Bath

One Profits Most Who Serves Best

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
J. R. Maxwell & Co.
122 Front Street
Bath, ME  04530
United States
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The Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K Run/Walk will be professionally timed. The event will start and end at the Knights of Columbus Building on 807 Middle Street, Bath. The course has some slightly rolling hills.

Pre-registration fee: $20 (before October 6th) $25 Race Day Registration;

Students (18 & under) $10 (no shirt)

The first 50 registrants (before September 20th) will receive a free Sport-Tek long sleeve shirt. Distribution of shirts and bibs will only occur at registration check-in on the day of the race.  No other pickups are available. Registration and bib/t-shirt pick up will be from 7:00-8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Knights of Columbus located on 807 Middle Street, Bath. Note: If you registered and cannot make it to the Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K but would still like your shirt, please contact race staff prior to the race. Runner packets not picked up by race start will be forfeited unless prior arrangements with race staff have been made.

Cash Prizes awarded to:

1st Place Overall Female/Male $100

2nd Place Overall Female/Male $50

Top finishers in their age category.

Post-race party and awards ceremony following the race.

For more information, contact Race Director, Melissa (Sawyer) Boulette at 371-8002 or msawyer@pfbf.com

Sign up and register online by clicking here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Bath/BathRotary5K

A new message from Rich Cromwell:
 
Dear Friends and Sponsors of CIO, 

I am not sure if you get the GFM updates or FB postings so I thought I would send this to you.
 
In the last couple months we have received  pledges and donations which will make it possible for the new Learning Center to be constructed and we hope to break ground in the second week of August. 
 
Just the other day I was perusing the names of the nearly 400 generous people who have donated to the CIO children by supporting the Orphanage Construction Project and Learning Center Project. There were many big donors like Sarah, Chrissy, Neville, the Bath Rotary Club and others.  But just as important were the dozens of people who donated $5, $10 or $25 dollars. In addition, we have over 60 sponsors who help the kids each month.  It shows the kind and trusting nature of human beings when they are willing to take a few dollars from their income to help children half way around the world.  One such donor is Jim, a WWII vet confined to a nursing home who has generously donated twice to the CIO Building Project from his meager pension.  
 
This has been an amazing uplifting experience.
 
As we move into the final phase of construction, our focus turns to ensuring the long-term well-being of the CIO Organization and the children.  Many of you know that along with building the orphanage we have been working to ensure each child is sponsored.  These sponsorships help to offset the cost of food, shelter, medical expenses and education.  If you would like to be a sponsor or a back-up sponsor for one of our CIO children please contact Janis in Australia (jlindblom@optusnet.com.au) or Alison in Australia (mail@aliz.com.au) or Rich in the USA and Europe (richcromwell1@gmail.com). We currently need sponsors for Tola, Theara and Thai.
 
We sincerely thank those who have donated large and small not only for your donation but also for your confidence in the CIO team.
 
Thank you.
 
Rich
 
 
 
Members of the Bath Rotary Club attended the District Conference at the Samoset Resort on May 20.
L to R: Bob Reed, President of Bath Sunrise Rotary, PDG Marty Helman of Boothbay Harbor Rotary, Lee Patenaude, Annie Merry, Caelie Smith and Bath President Elect Jason Ritchie.
Save the date: Wednesday, June 21 to Skip Work & Play Golf for a great cause. The 26th annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be held at the Bath Golf Club. Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf (scramble format), cart, continental breakfast, and buffet lunch. Download a registration form by clicking here.
 
Thanks to our Major Sponsors:
Bath Savings Institution, First Federal Savings, JHR Development and Springer's Jewelers. 
 
 
The Bath Rotary Club was busy in February with two events. The month started with a Fill-A-Bus Food Drive on Saturday, February 4, the day before the Super Bowl, at Shaw's Supermarket. With assistance from the Bath Sunrise Rotary and the Morse Interact Club and generous donations of the bus from Bath Bus Service and 3 shopping carts full of food from Shaw's, the event collected 1840 lbs. of food and raised $375 for the Bath Area Food Bank.
The bus and table outside the front door of Shaw's.
Bob Reed, President of the Bath Sunrise Rotary organizes food on the bus.
At the food pantry unloading and storing collected items from the food drive.
 
Another event, organized by the Morse Interact Club, was the Lunch For Leaders sandwich drive on February 10th. With assistance from the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center's Culinary Arts program, 100 lunches were delivered to various locations downtown. Proceeds from the sandwich drive will help to fund additional students attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) in June.
BRCTC Culinary Arts Students, Morse Interact Club members and Bath and Bath Sunrise Rotarians helped with sandwich preparation and delivery for the Lunch For Leaders sandwich drive to help raise funds for RYLA.
Vice President Bob Warren awarded a very deserving Brian Hatch a Paul Harris Fellow award at the December 6, 2016 meeting of the Bath Rotary Club. Brian, who has contributed to the Bath community through his career in Education and Athletics in local schools, and his service to Main Street Bath as a volunteer and Past President plus his service to the Maine Principals Association and Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference as well as to the Morse Alumni Association, plus many other efforts and accomplishments. Brian's infectious enthusiasm and energy is inspiring and kudos to Bob for recognizing Brian for his efforts.
 
The 3rd annual 4-way 5K run/walk had 107 runners who enjoyed a beautiful autumn morning and  participated in a fun event. Thank you to the presenting sponsor Mid Coast Medical Group - Bath and to the Bath Rotarians and volunteers from LifeChurch for creating a successful event.
 
The 3rd Annual 4-Way 5K Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m., starting at the Knights of Columbus Hall, on Middle Street in Bath. Cash prizes for top finishers! You can register online by clicking on the RunSignUp logo here:
Our inbound exchange student has completed her year with us in Bath and recently participated in Morse High School's Commencement ceremony. Maine (who always wanted to visit the state that shares the spelling of her name) displayed photos of her family, school and home town of Santa Rosa, Brazil. We wish her luck and best wishes for her future back home.
The weather could not have been more perfect for our 25th annual Rotary Annual Golf Classic. Thank you to our Tournament Sponsor Bath Savings and Major Sponsors Springer's Jewelers, JHR Development, Mid Coast Hospital and First Federal Savings. Also thank you to our lunch sponsor the Marriott Residence Inn and Putting Contest sponsor Shelter Institute and all of our hole and cart sponsors and to the players who helped make the event so successful.
Rotarians from District 4945 of Argentina and Uruguay, Nestor Destefanis, Florencia Haspert, Sebastian Roma and Griselda Zeljkovich (Rotary Leader) visited with Mid Coast Hospital Staff, Lois Skillings, President and CEO (Bath Rotary), Tom Kivler, Senior Director of Behavioral Health and Steve Trockman, Director of Community Outreach (Topsham Rotary).  The team shared current models for delivery of care for people with mental illness and substance abuse diseases  provided in the region of Midcoast Maine.  Then they toured the hospital, meeting Director of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jay Mullen along the way.  Griselda and Florencia suited up and had an inside view of the operating rooms and surgical services area.  It was an honor to meet our South American Rotary colleagues and share perspectives on how we provide important healthcare services to our communities, no matter where in the world we live. Thank you Lois Skillings and Steve Trockman and the staff of Mid Coast Hospital for their hospitality.
 
The 6 Morse High School Students visited the Bath Rotary Club on May 3rd. They were joined by Morse High School Guidance Counselor Leslie Trundy. Ms. Trundy is also the Morse High School Interact Club advisor as well.
 
2016 RYLA Students from Morse High School introduced themselves to the club at the May 3rd meeting. Leslie Trundy is pictured on the left and Bath Rotary President Caelie Smith on right.
Jake Korb, Andrew Deci, Caelie Smith and Jason Richie "let the good times roll" at the Bowl For Kids Sake event at Yankee Lanes for Big Brothers Big SIsters of Bath Brunswick. Thanks to all who donated to the team and to Jason for organizing our team and getting us set up with those awesome team polo shirts!

New Members Recognized at World Peace & Understanding Dinner

District Governor put out the call to Club Presidents to honor new (2 years or less) members who have made a contribution to their clubs. I was pleased to award 3 of our club members with the Above & Beyond award for their efforts both to the club, the community and internationally.
 
Rich Cromwell was present at the dinner and was recognized for his work in Cambodia at the CIO Orphanage and also for his efforts to get water filters to the outlying villages of Siem Reap.
Sawyer Boulette started our first "4-Way 5K" in 2014. It was a complete success and was even more so in 2015. This is becoming a highlight event during AutumnFest in Bath on Columbus Weekend that is a lot of fun to help with and participate in.
 
Runners get awesome long sleeve tee shirts and a chance at winning cash prizes. We're looking at putting on our 3rd annual 4-Way 5K this October!
Liz Wyman took over the Annual Golf Tournament last year from a long time tournament manager and did a great job with the sponsors and organizing the event.
 
With a graduating senior at home and navigating big changes at the bank where she works, she managed to pull off a very successful tournament.
 
Thanks to these new members who have gone Above and Beyond to help the Bath Rotary Club succeed in reaching its goals to improve our community both locally and globally.
 
 
 
Speakers
Dr. Haley
Sep 26, 2017
Classification Talk
Peter Owen
Oct 24, 2017
City of Bath Update
Sean Ireland
Oct 31, 2017
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Speakers
July Speakers
Deci, Andrew
 
August Speakers
Korb, Jake
 
September Speakers
Warren, Bob
 
October Speakers
Rogers, Edwin
 
November Speakers
Neilson, Will
 
December Speakers
Palmer, Jayne
 
January Speakers
Skillings, Lois
 
Sergeant At Arms
September Sergeant at Arms
Wyman, Jr., Jitterbug
 
October Sergeant at Arms
Guenther, Jeffrey
 
November Sergeant at Arms
Harrington, Betsy
 
December Sergeant At Arms
Merry, Annie
 
Assistant Sergeant at Arms
September Assistant Sergeant at Arms
Deci, Andrew
 
October Assistant Sergeant at Arms
Edwards, Tom
 
November Assistant Sergeant at Arms
Wyman, Liz
 
December Sergeant at Arms
Skillings, Lois
 
 
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