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Bath

100 Years of Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
J. R. Maxwell & Co.
122 Front Street
Bath, ME  04530
United States

Phone:
(207) 370-2284
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 313
Bath, ME 04530
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Stories
Rotarians and their family members and co-workers helped repackage diapers at the United Way of Midcoast Maine on July 7 for the first Community Service project of the Rotary Year. Bath Savings had just concluded a very successful Diaper Drive and there was a great need to have the diapers repackaged for distribution to families in need.
Kerstin Kirchner, District Literacy Chair, presents 4-Way Speech Contest winner Oscar Hennin, a Morse High School Freshman, a certificate and check for $750 at the May 15, 2018 meeting. Congratulations Oscar!
The Lunch For Leaders sandwich drive, held Friday, March 15 sold 91 sandwiches to help raise funds to send additional students to RYLA in June. Thanks to the culinary arts students at BRCTC for their assistance.
Pictured left to right: Morse Interact club member Alden Harkins, BRCTC students Emma Boynton, Noah Reed and Deztinae Emerson.
Save the date: Saturday, June 23, 1 pm at Bath Golf Club for the 27th Annual Bath Rotary Golf Tournament. This year the proceeds will benefit Bath's First Responders to purchase life saving equipment. Download a team registration form from the downloads area on the left side of our home page.
Thank you to all who generously donated their time, groceries and money to help the Bath Area Food Bank. We collected 820 pounds of food and $778 in donations. Your help makes a big impact to the Food Bank and those they serve.
Saturday, December 16th was Rotary day at the Salvation Army kettles around Bath. Above, Lee Patenaude and Annie Merry ring the bells at the entrance to Shaw's. Below George Dole and Mike Jamison on Front Street in front of Renys. We were joined by members of the Bath Sunrise Rotary as well. A nice collaboration to serve the community during the holidays.
With temperatures in the mid 20's, Bath Rotarians and friends bundled up and scaled ladders to wrap downtown lampposts with lights for the upcoming holidays. Thanks to Assistant City Manager Marc Meyers for expert guidance on how to decorate the posts and to the Morse High School SLSC for their help.
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.
 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
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Treasurer
Secretary
Membership
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Club Service
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Club Protection Officer
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Upcoming Events
 
 
 
Speakers
No meeting
Jul 31, 2018
District Governor John Lobosco
Aug 07, 2018
District Governor Visit
District Attorney Jon Liberman
Aug 14, 2018
The opiate crisis, it’s impact on crime and what is being done to address it.
Club Assembly
Aug 21, 2018
Community Service
Aug 28, 2018
TBD
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Speakers
July Speakers
Cavanagh, Brigit
 
August Speakers
Wyman, Liz
 
September Speakers
 
October Speakers
King, William
 
November Speakers
Rogers, Edwin
 
December Speakers
Neilson, Will
 
Sergeant At Arms
June Sergeant at Arms
Guenther, Jeffrey
 
Assistant Sergeant at Arms
June Assistant Sergeant at Arms
Warren, Bob
 
 
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