Speaker Date Topic
Club Assembly Sep 28, 2022 6:30 PM
Club Assembly
Chris Hamilton Oct 05, 2022 6:15 PM
Amani Center for Street Children (Tanzania)

Chris Hamilton, a member of the Damariscotta Newcastle Rotary Club, spent two years working with the Amani Center for Street Children, including 41 days onsite in Tanzania.

The Damariscotta club is partnering with the Moshi Rotary Club in Tanzania to help rescue street children.  They have a Global Grant Project to create two outreach offices close to where the street children gather.  The grant will provide Amani's social workers with clean, safe, places to provide services and sanctuary for the children, help to reunite them with responsible family members, and encourage them to receive an education.

(Chris likely will be addressing the club by Zoom, though it is possible he may be able to attend in person.)

No Meeting Oct 12, 2022
No Meeting
Megan Keil Oct 19, 2022 6:15 PM
Peace Corps

Megan, a member of the Dover, NH Rotary Club, is the regional Peace Corps recruiter for the extreme Northeast.

Megan will explain the formal partnership between Rotary International and the Peace Corps, discuss her current work, and share her personal experience as a Peace Corps volunteer (Tanzania 2015-18).

Leah McDonald, Senior Director Oct 26, 2022 6:15 PM
Preble Street Teen Services

Leah McDonald is the Senior Director of Teen Services at Preble Street Teen Services and the daughter of member Dan McDonald.

According to its website:  "Preble Street Teen Services provides low-barrier access to shelter, food, basic needs, casework, mental health supports, education and employment services, and a variety of housing options for youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 12-24 in Maine. We are proud to work alongside young people who are the experts of their own experiences and to support them toward their goals of independence, stability, and safety."

Donna Anderson Nov 02, 2022 6:15 PM
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM
Kathryn Sargent, Executive Director Nov 09, 2022 6:15 PM
The Locker Project

Kathryn had been scheduled to speak to the club just as Covid hit in 2020.  We're pleased she'll be able to speak at the club on November 9.

"From the Maine Community Foundation: The Locker Project partners with more than 40 schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and other agencies in Cumberland County to connect children and their families with reliable access to nourishing foods. When school is out for the summer, Locker Project staff and volunteers host free, fresh food events at summer meals sites and other convenient locations across Greater Portland."

Club member Tiffanie Bentley serves on the board of The Locker Project.

Club Assembly (Dan McDonald) Nov 16, 2022 6:15 PM
Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

Dan will lead us through final preparations for this year's tree and wreath sale.

No Meeting - Thanksgiving Break Nov 23, 2022
No Meeting - Thanksgiving Break
Sarah Hansen Nov 30, 2022 6:15 PM
Greater Portland Landmarks

Sarah is the Director of Greater Portland Landmarks.  She will speak about their new work in South Portland.

Brenda Cressey Dec 14, 2022 6:15 PM
Polio Awareness and Developments
Brenda M. Cressey
Brenda joined Rotary in 1989 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Ogunquit.  She served as a trustee of The Rotary Foundation from 2017-2021, including as its first woman chair.
Brenda is a past member of our club and the retired CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business in Maine. 
Before returning to Maine, Brenda served as a Rotarian in California, including as a District Governor in 2001-2002.
Brenda often focuses on Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Peace and Polio Eradication.  She and her husband Dick have been generous supporters of The Rotary Foundation and are major donors and members of the Arch Klumph Society, as well as members of the Paul Harris and Legacy Societies.  Brenda and Dick also have established the Brenda and Richard Cressey Endowment for Peace, supporting Peace Certificate Fellowships. 
Brenda is the recipient of the RI “Service Above Self Award,” The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,”and The Rotary Foundations highest recognition, The Distinguished Service Award. 
Brenda currently resides in Wells with her husband Dick, who is retired from a long career as a Vice President in manufacturing. 
Holiday Party Dec 21, 2022
Holiday Party
No Meeting - Holiday Break Dec 28, 2022
No Meeting
No Meeting Jan 18, 2023
No Meeting
No Meeting Mar 22, 2023
No Meeting