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Friday, January 22, 2021 Weekly Sentinal Newspaper article

The Rotary Club of Kittery distributed the face masks to local business that supported our Calendar Raffle in December, along with a number of non-profit organizations and senior residences facility and nursing homes in the Kittery area starting on

Tuesday, January 19, 2021!




Friday, December 18, 2020 




Seacoast Online  Posted Jun 3, 2020 at 9:32 AM


Rotary Club of Kittery honors Lombardi family


Carol and Mary Lombardi, from left, show off their homemade masks they’ve been hanging on their fence in Admiralty Village in Kittery, Maine, for anyone to take. [Courtesy]

Posted Jun 3, 2020 at 9:32 AM


The Rotary Club of Kittery announces the Lombardi family of Kittery were named Paul Harris Fellows....


The Paul Harris Fellow recognition was established by Rotary in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions.


The presentation was made during the club’s June 2 virtual meeting. Eric Waddell, president of the Rotary Club of Kittery, noted the family’s commitment to the community and to the ideals of Rotary in his remarks.


“We have the honor and pleasure of recognizing the Lombardi family as they become Paul Harris Fellows,” Waddell said.


George and Carol Lombardi, along with their three children, have been supporters of Rotary over the years. They have hosted Rotary Youth Exchange Students, and two of the Lombardi children, Michael and Mary, have participated as Rotary Youth Exchange students in Japan and Italy, respectively. Most recently, the club was moved by Carol’s and Mary’s efforts to make face masks and give them away to anyone in their neighborhood.


Seacoast Online  Posted Jun 1, 2020 at 3:24 PM


Kittery Rotary matches COVID-19 grant, donates to Ore Nell’s BBQ


Chef David Vargas, at left, smiles with employees after receiving the Kittery Rotary Club’s check.



KITTERY, Maine – Rotary District 7780 applied for and received a COVID-19 Disaster Response Grant for $25,000 from Rotary International’s Foundation to combat local food insecurity.

The district divided it among the 41 Rotary clubs in Southern Maine and New Hampshire which comprise District 7780. Each club received approximately $600.


The Rotary Club of Kittery decided to match the grant dollar-for-dollar and award it to Ore Nell’s Barbeque, a small local business that is making a difference in the community.


Chef and restaurant owner David Vargas has been helping to feed local essential workers including hospital staff, first responders and school nutrition professionals. At a recent virtual meeting of the Rotary Club of Kittery, Vargas shared what he and his staff have been doing to support essential workers and to help curb food insecurity on the Seacoast.


The Rotary Club of Kittery thanks Vargas and all Kittery residents who are making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Weekly Sentinel January 19, 2020




The Weekly Sentinel June 28, 2019


The Weekly Sentinel April 26, 2019 Edition


The Weekly Sentinel November 23, 2018 Edition

Rotarian Pauli Rines hard at work



 The Weekly Sentinel  July 20, 2018 Edition

     The Rotary Club of Kittery has been sponsoring 2 Traip Academy students to attend RYLA  

     (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp for a number of years.  They alwasys come to the                 club to tell of their experience.  It is amazing to hear these young people tell about all that 

     they learned and that they were so glad they went!


     Supporting our young is one of our favorite things to support and we have been doing   

     Scholarships to Traip Academy Students for numberous years. hese students are our

     future and the members of the club are always glad to have a small part in their continued 

     education.  President-elect David Gooch presided at this year's presentation as Club President

     Linda Hirst was off in Rhode Island doing good work with some other youths from Maine -

     see below.





 Awarded July 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C.







Charity Auction in The Weekly Sentinel Friday, May 5, 2014





May 21, 2012 Club Meeting



Article published Nov 25, 2009

Grant funds DUI prevention event in Kittery

KITTERY, Maine — The town of Kittery will host an "Every 15 Minute" program in the spring of 2010, before school prom season, as a result of a grant recently obtained by the Rotary Club of Kittery.

A partnership of firefighters, police, school, Rotary Club, Lions Club, York Hospice, and numerous other town organizations and businesses are contributing to put on an interactive multi-day program.

This is designed to heighten awareness of the tragedy of young people killed in alcohol-related car accidents. "Every 15 Minutes" is a national program (www.every15minutes.com) last conducted in Kittery more than six years ago.

The message is still remembered by students who were at R.W.Traip Academy at the time. The Kittery Rotary Club applied for, and received from Rotary District 7780, a grant of almost $3,000, the largest grant of its kind awarded by the District this year.

The funds will be coupled with local donations from the partnering organizations in hopes of ensuring that young lives will be saved.




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