The Rotary Club of
Kittery, Maine
Chartered 1987

Date  December 19, 2023 Vol. 16, Issue 23
Next Meeting: No Meetings on December 26 or January 2. The next meeting is January 9, 2024
This is our Student of the Month meeting for December. We are also meeting with the R.W. Traip Students working on a school trip to Normandy France and we are joined by Chloe Scala, the owner of the new business in Kittery, "Board" for a "Briefly Business" presentation.
Club President Pam Gray was "under the weather" today and Past President (and Co-president -Elect) Brad Hirst stepped up as Acting President for the day.
Drawings for our Service Projects Fundraiser, December Calendar Raffle are continuing. Daily winners are being announced on the Club's Facebook page
Andy and Pam recently posted a picture of the Rotary Buoy they contributed to the Buoy Tree located at the Kittery Hardware Store. Funds raised by the Buoy tree are going the support the Mainspring Collaborative Project. Work on the building and the adjacent affordable housing project is already in progress.
50-50 Raffle:  The holder of the lucky raffle ticket drawn has the opportunity to draw a card from our ever decreasing deck of cards, they draw the joker from the deck they get the pot (50% 0f the sale of the raffle tickets goes to club administration and 50% goes in "the pot". Today the sister of our Traip Academy Student of the month had the lucky ticket. There is currently $185.50 in the Pot"!
 But, unfortunately, now has the 7 of Diamonds- so the pot grows!
December Students of the Month
The Club was honored to host the December Students of the Month, their families, and school representatives. For December, the Shapleigh Student of the Month is Fifth Grader Michael Shapleigh; the R.W. Traip Academy Student of the Month is senior Terry Gagner. Both students had not only their parents, but also their siblings, able to join with us.  We were also grateful to have club member and School District Superintendent Eric Waddell as the storm of the previous day had caused Traip to be on total generator power and Shapleigh School to be shut down, making this day even busier than normal for all concerned.. 
Student Trip to Normandy 
Traip Academy will have a group traveling to Normandy France this spring to tour the areas where the allies invaded occupied France in World War II.The group has been raising funds to ensure that the trip is open to all who want to go and has been studying the history of the battle and the area in preparation.
Briefly Business "Board"
The Rotary Club of Kittery is pleased to invite the owners of new businesses in the community to be our guests at a Club meeting and briefly introduce themselves and their business. This week we were honored to have Chloe Scala , co-owner of " Board" join us.The Board is a charcuberie restarant and wine bar at 5 Shapleigh Road.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting, Students of the Month
R W Traip Academy
Dec 19, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Red Cross Blood Drive
Kittery Lion's Club
Dec 21, 2023
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Club Social
Jan 31, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Andrew Glazier
December 10
Jeanne LaFrance
December 20
Spouse Birthdays
Shea Gray
December 5
Join Date
Dave Gooch
December 23, 2003
20 years
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