Speaker Date Topic
Sue Sturtevant. SPCE Rotary Club member Feb 01, 2023 6:15 PM
Classification talk


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When a lawyer named Paul Harris, a coal dealer, a mining engineer, and a merchant tailor first met in l905 in Chicago, they gave birth to Rotary and, by the nature of their diverse occupations, to the association’s most distinctive feature – the classification principle. Upon joining Rotary, you were lent a classification by the Board of Directors to reflect your occupation or primary source of income. By limiting active membership by classifications, each club becomes a cross-section of the business and professional life of the community it serves. Also, the classification principle makes sure that no one profession or business becomes the dominant force within the club.Classification talk background


Emma Bodwell, DISC Chair Feb 08, 2023 6:15 PM
District International Service

Emma chairs Rotary District 7780’s International Service Committee and hosts the monthly DISC Cafe which profiles several on-going or recently-completed international service projects. She will speak clubs in our District that are, or have been involved with international service projects. 

Shane Albert, COO Feb 15, 2023 6:15 PM
Agri-cycle Energy
Agri-Cycle Energy offers 3 principle services to the state of Maine:
  1. Clean, renewable energy to the grid in Maine and throughout the region, powering roughly 1,500 homes annually and growing.
  2. Minimizing the amount of organic waste destined for the region’s landfills, prolonging their lifespan and preventing the release of potent greenhouse gases.
  3. We have Maine’s first de-packager, capable of separating food products from cans, jugs, boxes, and other packaging, saving you time and money.


Shane will speak to Agri-Cycle's efforts to minimize the amount of organic waste being dumped in maine's landfills and why that is important.


No Meeting Feb 22, 2023
Rachel Ohm, Reporter Mar 01, 2023 6:15 PM
Portland Press Herald
Dr. Maya Groner, Sr Res Scientist, Bigelow Lab Mar 08, 2023 6:15 PM
Lobsters in a Pinch

American lobsters are an iconic species, forming one of the most valuable fisheries in the United States. The rapid collapse of lobster populations in the southern part of their range has been attributed to warming water and an emerging infectious disease called epizootic shell disease. This has raised concerns about the future of lobster in the Gulf of Maine, where seawater temperatures are rising more rapidly than in 99% of the oceans.

Dr. Maya Groner is a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. She is researching the interactions between warming seawater temperatures, the timing of the lobster molt, and disease in southern New England and using these data to understand disease risk for lobster in the Gulf of Maine.

Emma Tiedemann, Broadcasting Director Mar 15, 2023 6:15 PM
Voice of the Sea Dogs!
No Meeting Mar 22, 2023
Patty Cormier, Director Mar 29, 2023 6:15 PM
Maine Forest Service
Nancy Strojny, Assistant District Director Apr 05, 2023 6:15 PM
Classification Talk Apr 12, 2023 6:15 PM
In process
No Meeting Apr 19, 2023
In process Apr 26, 2023 6:15 PM
Liz Trice, Coordinator May 03, 2023 6:15 PM
In process May 10, 2023 6:15 PM
Club Assembly May 17, 2023 6:15 PM
Gnome Week
In process May 24, 2023 6:15 PM
No meeting May 31, 2023 6:15 PM
Katie Shorey, President Start-Up Maine Jun 07, 2023 6:15 PM
MTI MxG (Maine Accelerates Growth)

Katie is a connector and convener of people, resources and opportunities. She is focused on building partnerships, public relations, employee engagement, strategy, and event planning. Katie works directly with and for entrepreneurs and startups, and is helping to further develop the interactive infrastructure of Maine’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Laura Young, VP Philanthropy Jun 14, 2023 6:15 PM
Maine Community Foundation
No Meeting Jun 21, 2023
Officer Changeover Jun 28, 2023 6:15 PM
In process
No Meeting Jul 05, 2023 6:15 PM
Holiday Week
In process Jul 12, 2023 6:15 PM
Lobster Bake Jul 19, 2023 6:15 PM