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1983-1984

President - John Henchey Secretary - Robert N. Carson, Jr.
Vice President - James F Doughty Treasurer - Richard Goodine
Directors - Robert N. Carson Jr, Philip A. Dube, William A. York, David L. Bagdasarian, William Brown

Dues were increased to $100 per year.

We started a new fundraiser by having a fried dough booth at Family Fun Days at Fort Williams on July 23. We realized a profit of $274. Surplus food totaling $125 was given to needy families.

District Governor, Orville "Tex" Ranger, from the Rotary Club of Brunswick, Maine, visited our club on September 7.

Edwin L. Inness, a former member of our club and one of the charter members, passed away.

On September 30, we held a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Scarborough at the Black Point Inn. The program was a slide show on Greece and a demonstration of Greek dancing. 

Our club sponsored "Annie" at the Phyllis Schyler Thaxter Theatre on October 27. The profit was $800.

The Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Party was held on December 14.

The Christmas Tree sale made a profit of $10,000.

Senator George Mitchell spoke to the club on December 21 and Congressman John McKernan spoke to the club on January 4.

President John Henchey announced that a secret ballot would be taken in accordance with the notice mailed to each club member concerning the action of the Board of Directors in changing the meeting place of the club from the Bridgeway to the Purpoodock Club, effective with the meeting of July 11. He stated that the club constitution requires a 2/3 vote of members present in order to overturn an action of the board after an appeal has been made. Ballots were distributed and after counting the votes it was announced that the vote was a tie, therefore the Board's action stood.

On June 13, Margaret Kane, a graduate of South Portland High School, who was nominated by our club and chosen for the international scholarship from District 779, was our program for the evening. A student at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts and the scholarship allowed her to spend a year the London School of Economics.