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1987-1988

President - James S. Rowe
President Elect - Douglas Stewart
Vice President - John E. Roberts, Jr.
Secretary - Daniel W. Mooers
Treasurer - William Kourakos
Directors - David L. Bagdasarian, Joseph P. Conroy, Jeffrey R. Hobbs, Thomas J Hennessy III, Richard A Pyne

Our softball team lost to Rotary Club of Portland 21 - 17.

Family Fun Day fried dough booth profit was $1,464.

Joan Benoit winner of the Women's Olympic Marathon, was the speaker on July 22.

On Sunday, July 26, President-Elect Doug Stewart drove a 1973 Ford Torino at the Oxford Plains Motor Speedway. Doug's car only lasted ten laps but he raised $1,900.00 for Rotary PolioPlus in pledges and got his photograph in the ROTARIAN magazine.

District Governor J. Marcel Girardeau from the Rotary Club of Shawinigan, Quebec visited our club on August 12. This was a ladies' night.

Our second annual lobster cookout was held at Fort Williams on August 26th. This was a ladies' night.

Jeffrey R. Hobbs and Susan Lacasse were married. Craig Romanauski took second place in the annual Peaks Island to Portland Swim Meet.

On September 9 the Board of Directors recommended for approval the creation of the Rotary Club of South Portland - Maine Mall. This was planned to be a breakfast club. 
 
We donated $100 to the new Rotary Club of Kittery.
 
On October 15 we sponsored "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Phyllis Schyler Thaxter Theatre and made a profit of $2,500.

Pam Stewart, wife of Doug Stewart, and Shirley Mooers, wife of Dan Mooers, became Paul Harris Fellows.

Our club provided a $300 donation to the Kidney Foundation of Maine. It will be used to purchase computer equipment for use in matching organ donors and recipients.

On November 15, Mr. Ted Ross, Vice President of Personnel at Betz Laboratories, Inc. presented the Polio Plus Committee Chairman, Dave Sm ith, with a $10,000 contribution to the Polio Plus Campaign. This is the largest single source donation ever to be channeled through the Rotary Club of South Portland - Cape Elizabeth. In appreciation, the club has named Mr. Ross, Mr. Jack McCaughn and Mr. Dale Von Cannon (Betz's Corporate Donations Committee) Paul Harris Fellows. This donation was secured by Tony Wagner.

Tony Wagner's wife, Sally, became a Paul Harris Fellow. 

Senator George Mitchell spoke to the club on December 2.

On December 9 Harold Fralich introduced our newest member, Ann Van Lonkhuyzen. Ann, an attorney, was our first female member joining the club a few months after women were permitted to become Rotarians.
 
Forty-six senior citizens were guests at our Christmas Party on December 16. The Lyric Theatre provided the musical
entertainment.

Our Christmas Tree sale showed a profit of $33,600 surpassing previous profits by a wide margin.

The club donated $1,000 to Hospice of Maine, $3,500 to the Fort Williams Commission for a new flagpole, and $1,500 to the Cape Elizabeth Music Department for a tuba.

Al DiMatteo, former member of our club, died. 

On March 9, our club hosted a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Scarborough.

On March 30, we held our first "Spouse's Night".

On May 4, Robert R. Masterton was made a Paul Harris Fellow for his community work. He was the president of Maine Savings Bank.

At the Rotary International Convention in Philadelphia it was announced that $219 million had been raised world-wide for the Polio Plus Campaign. Our club raised over $29,000.

Allen Rowe, Doug Stewart and Alec Livingston refurbished our Christmas Tree trailer with additional counter and shelf space. 

The club erected a new score board at Family Field. 

On Saturday, June 18, our club provided a pancake breakfast for the Cape Elizabeth High School graduating class.