Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Bath

Service Above Self Since 1919

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
J. R. Maxwell & Co.
122 Front Street
Bath, ME 04530
United States of America
Phone:
(207) 370-2284
First 3 Tuesdays of the month at noon. Some meetings now on Zoom. Email bathrotary@gmail.com for link.
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 313
Bath, ME 04530
USA
Stories
Preparations are underway for this year's golf tournament. Sponsorships and team registration is available from the downloads section on the left side of our website.
 
May 4th will mark the 10th annual 4-Way 5K walk / run & 10K run hosted my the Rotary Club of Bath. Last year the name of the race was changed to honor Rev. George Dole, a long time Bath Rotarian who in 1954, while studying at Oxford University in England, ran in the race in which Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile. A lifelong runner, George won his age category in several of our races. George passed away just shy of his 90th birthday on June 29th, 2021.
 
Online registration for this year's race can be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Bath/BathRotary5K
 
This years race proceeds will benefit the "Frazier Metcalf Swim for Health Memorial Fund", which gives swim lessons to all 3rd graders in RSU 1 Schools and the Rotary Club of Bath's Community Service Fund which supports local and international projects.
 
 
George Dole #15 far right, Roger Bannister #41 middle on May 6, 1954 at the start of the first sub-4 minute mile.
President Michael Walton presents $2000 to the Bath Area BackPack Program. The donation is from the Community Service fund. Bath Rotarian Caelie Smith accepted the check for the BackPack Program. Caelie is on the BackPack Program board as well as bath Rotarians Jeff Labbe and Linda Sullivan. The BackPack Program serves students at Dike Newell, Woolwich Central, Phippsburg Elementary, as well as pantries at Bath Middle School and Morse High School. The BackPack Program also partners with the Midcoast Youth Center and the Bath Area Family YMCA's Veggie Van. Added this school year is Fisher Mitchell School. This donation will go a long way to assist the BackPack Program's efforts to alleviate food insecurity among students in the Bath area schools.
Our Community Service fund assisted the Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services program with a donation of $1,500. The EDS provides support and comfort to first responders with hot and cold beverages and light snacks on site of an emergency such as a fire or search and rescue mission. At times they will also assist families affected by the emergency. The Salvation Army of Bath-Brunswick Emergency Disaster Services program serves the immediate Mid-Coast area. Pictured above are Bath Rotarian Lt. Tyler Adcox of the Salvation Army, Bath Rotary President Anthony Jamison and Bath Rotarian and EDS volunteer Rick Byrnes.
 
 
The Chocolate Church Arts Center was awarded the proceeds of this year's Golf Tournament, which totaled $13,500. Pictured are Lauren O’Reilly the Interim Director of the CCAC, Golf Tournament Chair Bob Warren, Bath Rotary President Anthony Jamison and CCAC Treasurer Miriam Jamison.
The Community Addiction Awareness Committee hosted a public meeting on May 11th at Morse High School. The speakers included Eric Girard of The Family Restored, Kennebunk Police Chief Robert MacKenzie, Thomas Kivler, Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Mid Coast Hospital and Maria Beauregard, OPTIONS liaison for Sagadahoc County. About 40 people were in attendance for this inaugural event. The Bath Rotary Club’s Community Addiction Awareness Committee has been working since before the pandemic to bring a family addiction support program to the Bath-Brunswick area and are working tirelessly and patiently towards that goal.
 
Pictured L to R: Chief Robert MacKenzie, Eric Girard and Tom Kivler.

At the December 7, 2021 meeting of the Bath Rotary Club, representatives of the three beneficiaries of the 30th annual golf tournament, that was held held on October 1st at Sebasco Harbor Resort, were present to receive a donation of $5,000 each. The $15,000 raised was an all time record for proceeds from this long-standing tournament. The club is grateful for the generosity of the sponsors and players that contributed to the tournament’s success. The beneficiaries this year were Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath Brunswick, Chop Point School and Midcoast Community Alliance/Midcoast Youth Center & Skatepark. These donations will help alleviate the stresses that the ongoing pandemic has created for the youth in our communities.

Photo L to R: Bath Rotary President Michael Princiotta, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick Executive Director Lindsay MacDonald, Bath Rotary Golf Tournament Chair Bob Warren, Chop Point President and Camp Director David Wilkinson, Midcoast Youth Center Executive Director and Midcoast Community Alliance Founder Jamie Dorr and Midcoast Youth Center Youth Outreach Coordinator Donna Verhoeven.

This is a chance for all of us to share in the joy that WASH projects bring to
our beneficiary communities.  The Rotary Clubs of Bath, York, Boothbay and Bath Sunrise
along with District 7780 supported this fun and rewarding effort. The kids learned about the 
transmission of germs by handing around a glitter ball. The children built their own Tippy-Tap
hand washing station and many requested materials in order to build one at home.
The link brings up a YouTube ad first...push "skip ad".
 
Rich Cromwell reports some news from the CIO Orphanage in Cambodia:
 
We are all so proud of Srey Hang, Sokneat and Sokleng. Not only have they studied hard and passed their national exams (like our SAT's) but
they are also a big help to Srey Mom at CIO. Each has their own heartbreaking story but they are focused with joy and optimism on their futures.
The girls will remain in the CIO family as they continue their studies.
Thank you for your support of CIO and these lovely young ladies!
 
Rich Cromwell, Jen Merrill and Shelby Kaplan's recent work in Cambodia is featured in the February 2021 WASH newsletter. You can see the entire publication in the downloads section on the left side of the Home Page.
(Photo courtesy of Phil Di Vice/Wiscasset Newspaper)
 
Partnering with the Bath Sunrise Rotary Club on a district grant, the Bath Rotary Club was able to give $6000 to Woolwich Fire & Rescue to help purchase a second heart monitor for their ambulance. Bath Subaru was also able to donate $15,000 through Subaru's Share The Love promotion. First responders, Sunrise and Bath Rotarians as well as members of the Woolwich Selectboard were on hand for the presentation. 
Our own Lois Skillings spoke at the Portland stop of the Million Mask Challenge on October 6th, 2020 as a representative of health care workers in our region. The Challenge traveled through six states, hosted nine strategic event stops, delivered 100,000 PPE face-masks to each Rotary District and their Clubs throughout New England. The goal is to have each Rotary Club in these areas provide protective masks to grass-roots first responders, essential workers and schools inside their communities. Rotary District 7780, which includes 41 Rotary clubs in Southern Maine and Coastal New Hampshire, is planning the publicity events around the mask distribution to highlight the importance of wearing masks and the role of Rotarians in the community. Pictured L to R is Bath Rotarian and CEO of Mid Coast-Parkview Health Lois Skillings, District Governor Peggy Belanger and District Governor Elect Dick Hall.
The Modular Homebuilders Association of Maine (MHBA) has donated $5000 to the Bath Rotary Charitable Trust in support of
the Bath Rotary's long standing collaboration with the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. 
Rob and Nick Sherman of Hallmark Homes (on right) presented the award stating that the MHBA is keenly aware of the importance of 
vocational training and wishes to support and encourage both the Rotary and Bath Vocational Center. 
Bath Rotary Club President Brigit Cavanagh and Bath Rotarian Rich Cromwell accepted the award.
5 AEDs were purchased with proceeds from last summer's Golf Tournament and are now in service at various Bath Recreation Department locations. Pictured in photo are (l to r): Dana Delahanty and Steve Balboni of the Bath Rec Department, current Bath Rotary President Betsy Harrington, Leslie Gallant from the Bath Area Baseball League, Past Rotary President and former baseball coach Bob Warren, Rotary Secretary Caelie Smith and Rotary Board member Rick Byrnes.
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Speakers
July Speakers
Rogers, Edwin
 
August Speakers
Walton, Michael
 
September Speakers
Walton, Michael
 
October Speakers
McDaniel, Amanda
 
November Speakers
Ventry, Dawnelle
 
December Speakers
Jamison, Mike
 
Sergeant At Arms
July Sergeant-At-Arms
Guenther, Jeff
 
August Sergeant-At-Arms
Warren, Bob
 
September Sergeant-At-Arms
 
October Sergeant-At-Arms
Guenther, Jeff
 
November Sergeant-At-Arms
Ventry, Dawnelle
 
December Sergeant-At-Arms
Princiotta, Michael
 
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