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Presque Isle

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Northeastland Hotel
436 Main Street
PO Box 641
Presque Isle, ME  04769
United States
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Satellite Club Morning Meeting

In 2014, the Presque Isle Rotary Club added a satellite club to offer our current and new members another option to attend a meeting. The meeting takes place Thursday morning at 7 AM at Governor's Restaurant in Presque Isle. Stop by to attend a meeting and learn more about Rotary. 
 
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During its July 6 meeting, the Presque Isle Rotary Club installed new officers and set its board of directors for 2015-2016. The Club was also pleased to host Wayne Wornes, the new District Governor for Rotary District 7810, and his wife Sylvie Wornes during the meeting. Pictured are, from left, front row: Wayne Wornes, Jennifer Flynn, Secretary; outgoing President Scott Violette; incoming President Frank Bemis; President Elect Gina LeBlanc-Eggert; Amanda Hall, 2nd Vice President, and daughter Brooke; and Sylvie Wornes; back row:  District Governor Elect Ginny Joles; Floyd Rockholt, Treasurer and Assistant District Governor; board members Rachel Rice, Leigh Smith and Derik Smith; Adam Bither, Sergeant at Arms; board member Jason Parent; Tony Phillips, Assistant Treasurer; board member Matt Irwin; and Theresa Fowler, Assistant Secretary. Not pictured were board members Sharon Campbell, Rick Duncan, Sue Bernard, and Toby Plummer.
 
Below, Outgoing Presque Isle Rotary Club President Scott Violette congratulates incoming Presque Isle Rotary Club President Frank Bemis as he begins his term for 2015-2016. Behind them is a banner with the theme Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran has chosen for 2015-2016: Be a Gift to the World. Ravindran is urging Rotary members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe.
 
 

 
Presque Isle Rotary Club members teamed up to clean up Downing Park in Presque Isle. Members raked, weeded, and mulched the gardens along the bike path between State Street and Academy Street over the last few weeks. 
 
 
Pictured are, from left, front row: Don Samiya, Martin Puckett, Brooklyn Hall, and Abigail Eggert; back row: Floyd Rockholt, Lori Samiya, Mandy Pooler-Hall, and Gina LeBlanc-Eggert.
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The Presque Isle Rotary Club is pleased to welcome two new members--Jordyn Madore, Aroostook Aspirations Initiative Internship Coordinator (pictured above, at right, with Past President Sharon Campbell) and Clint Deschene, SAD1 Assistant Superintendent for Business (pictured below, at right, with President Scott Violette.
 
 

 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club invites you to register for the 2015 Aroostook River Fun Run! The race will be held on Saturday May 16th, with a 10:00 am start time. Registration 8-9:30 a.m. at Washburn’s Thomas Brewer Park. Award Ceremony and BBQ Lunch to follow at the conclusion of the race at the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club. A link to the Registration Form can be found under "Home Page Download Files" on right side of this page. 
 
 
Josefina (Josie) Lopez, Fort Fairfield Rotary Club member, recently traveled to Guatemala, Central America, to take part in a Rotary World Service Project (WSP). Lopez joined fellow Rotarians from Duluth, Minnesota, in building a multipurpose room and sports court at the La Curvina School in Monterrico, Guatemala. The Rotarians also provided the local population with over 450 toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, a portion of which were donated by local dentist, and Presque Isle Rotarian, Dr. Donald Cassidy.
 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club is in the planning phase for the 68th Annual Rotary Auction, to raise funds for local charities and non-profit organizations.  This year, the Auction will be held Tuesday through Thursday, December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2015.
 
 

The Presque Isle Rotary Club wrapped up its 67th annual Radio and TV Auction on a high note, raising more than $410,000 during the three-night event and surpassing its $25,000 fundraising goal for its special project—by more than $300,000.
 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club recently inducted its newest member—Jan Lucas, event coordinator at the Hampton Inn in Presque Isle, during its regular meeting on Dec. 15. Pictured are, from left, Past President Jane Towle, Lucas, and President Scott Violette. 
 

 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club is proud to announce that its 67th Annual TV and Radio Auction is officially underway! To get details on all the action--including our live stream, a PDF of our auction booklet, recipient videos, and information about our Special Project and Art Auction--please click the Auction link at the top of the page or click here
 

 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club recently inducted its newest member—Daryl Boucher, TAMC Director of Emergency and Critical Care Services, during its regular meeting on Dec. 1. Pictured are, from left, Past President Joy Barresi Saucier, Boucher, and President Scott Violette.
 

 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club held its 9th annual Thesaurus Project, this year donating nearly 200 age-appropriate thesauruses to 3rd grade students in Ashland, Easton, Mapleton, and Presque Isle. The Club started this project as a way to promote literacy efforts and to raise awareness of Rotary in the local community. 
 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club recently inducted its newest member—Jason House, a commercial lender with TD Bank, during its regular meeting on Nov. 17. Pictured are, from left, Past President Mike Kelley, House, and President Scott Violette.
 

 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club is pleased to welcome two new members—Chris Dare, a local pastor (pictured above with Past President Mike MacPherson and President Scott Violette) and Paul Howlett, a local clergyman (pictured below with 2nd Vice President Gina LeBlanc-Eggert and Past President Floyd Rockholt).
 

 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club is gearing up for its 67th annual Radio and TV Auction, which will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, and broadcast live from the Northeastland Hotel. Co-Chairs Frank Bemis and Gina LeBlanc-Eggert and more than 100 Presque Isle Rotarians are hard at work preparing for this year’s auction, which will benefit eight non-profit organizations in the region, as well as raise funds for this year’s special project, the Presque Isle Community Center.
 
 
 
With the help of the Rotary Clubs in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone and Washburn, the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the Presque Isle Rotary Club are declaring their 3rd annual World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project celebration—which spread throughout central Aroostook County and was held between Oct. 18 and 25—a big success. All activities helped to raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Combined efforts among the clubs helped to raise an estimated $2,600 for that global effort.
 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club is pleased to welcome five new members: Dr. Larry Feinstein, University of Maine at Presque Isle Assistant Professor of Biology; Dennis Koch, UMPI Director of Residence Life; Ben Greenlaw, Principal of Presque Isle High School; Mark White, PIHS Athletic Director (White, Greenlaw, Koch and Feinstein are pictured above with President Scott Violette); and Shawn Berube, of the local Social Security Administration office (pictured below with 2nd Vice President Gina Eggert-Leblanc and Past President Tony Sullivan). 
 

 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club and the University of Maine at Presque Isle are joining forces to host their Third Annual World Polio Day and Purple Pinkie Project celebration and this year, with the help of the Rotary Clubs in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone and Washburn, the celebration is going to spread throughout central Aroostook County. A slate of activities will take place between Oct. 18 and Oct. 26 to celebrate World Polio Day, which takes place Oct. 24. All activities are meant to raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide and to raise money -- $1 at a time – to go toward that global effort.
 
 
The Presque Isle Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Janet Marr, of Maine Benefits Group, to the club. 
 

 

Norman is 89 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement over 20 years ago. One day he arrives home upset. "That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight is so bad that once I hit the ball I can't see where the dang thing goes."

His wife sympathises and makes him a hot cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one last try."

"That's a terrible idea" says Norman, "your brother's 102 years old. How could he help?"

"He may be 102 years old", says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

Norman figured he'd give it a try So the next day he heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes a mighty swing and squints down the fairway.

He turns to the brother-in-law and says, "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!" replied the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight".

"Where did it go?" says Norman.

"Where did what go?


 
 

 

A couple were Christmas shopping. The shopping center was packed , and as the wife walked through one of the malls she was surprised when she looked around to find that her husband was nowhere to be seen. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do and she became so worried that she called him on her mobile phone to ask him where he was.

In a quiet voice he said, "Do you remember the jewelers we went into about five years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we couldn't afford, and I told you that I would get it for you one day?"

The wife choked up and started to cry and said, "Yes, I do remember that shop."

He replied, "Well, I'm in the bar next door."


 
 

 

It's an exciting time to be a Rotarian!

 

And it will never be more exciting in 2014 than in Moncton between September 18th and 21st at the District 7810 Annual Conference as we Light Up Rotary!

 

District Governor Elect Mike Walsh, his wife Francine Fournier- Walsh, Conference Chair Wayne Wornes and all the Clubs in South-Eastern New Brunswick extend a warm invitation to come to this years Conference.

 

We have a jam packed and fun agenda, including a return of Casino Night and a concurrent Rotary Youth Conference as well.

 

We have thought of everything, even babysitting, if you want to bring the whole family to Moncton to enjoy all we have to offer!

 

So check out our site and register as soon as you can!

 

 

Members of the Presque Isle Rotary Club have partnered with the Presque Isle Garden Club to help clean up and beautify Downing Park in Presque Isle.

 
 
 

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