Celebrating 100+ Blood Drives

Thursday February 15th, Kittery Rotary celebrated sponsoring over 100 Red Cross blood drives. The Red Cross Representatives Raymond Poulin and Jenna Palladino, and District 7780 Governor Marion Cheney joined us as we marked the milestone
 
Kittery Rotary members Marie Williams, Dave Gooch, and club president Pam Gray
 
Celebrating 100+ Blood Drives Bob Gray 2024-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Working together and having fun, for the Community! Dave Gooch 2024-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
Planning the Community's Future Dave Gooch 2024-02-13 05:00:00Z 0

There are answers to addressing mental health

Mental health is a significant focus area for Rotary.  We welcomed the head of one of the major organizations in Maine to talk with us this morning as we welcomed the president and CEO of Sweetser Jayne Van Bramer, and the organization's Senor Director of Public Relations, Justin Chenette.
There are answers to addressing mental health Dave Gooch 2024-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
New Ideas, New Restaurant, Old Friends and New Dave Gooch 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
January 2024 Students of the Month David B Gooch 2024-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

Project Graduation

Supporting a safe and fun celebration for the 2024  R.W.Traip graduating class, the Club donates to project Graduation.
Project Graduation David B Gooch 2024-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
Donations for 3rd Grade Classroom books David B Gooch 2024-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

Wreaths Across America

Sheila Chapman and Chris Lombardo joined us today to provide more information about the Wreaths Across America program and especially the efforts in the Kittery community. Several club members have participated in placing the wreaths the last couple of years and as the pastor of 2nd Christian Congregational UCC Church Brad has officiated for the annual event.
Wreaths Across America David B Gooch 2024-01-09 05:00:00Z 0

Investing In Hope, Transforming Kids Lives

Marshwood High School Interact Club member and Rotary Club of Kittery Family member Nellie Young presented a project to fund the renovation of a school in Peru. Nellie's Interact Club is traveling to Peru at the end of February.
Investing In Hope, Transforming Kids Lives David B Gooch 2024-01-09 05:00:00Z 0

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.
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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.
Briefly Business "Board" Goo 2023-12-19 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Student Trip to Normandy Dave Gooch 2023-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
CPR Training at the KCC December 9th Dave Gooch 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

News from Romania

Our 2022-2023 Exchange student form Romania, Erika Parashiv contacted the club  this week to share scenes of holiday preparations at her home and asking for news from from  of  seaaonal activitieshere in Maine.
News from Romania Dave Gooch 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
Table of Plenty Support David B Gooch 2023-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

Make A Wish, Maine

Our guest Speaker at our December 5th Club meeting, was Nicole Rutherford from the Maine Chapter of Make a Wish. Nicole talked about the focus of Make A Wish and what they have achieved, including some stories of the impact the program has made 
Make A Wish, Maine Dave Gooch 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

2023 Holiday Parade December  2nd

As we have for years, the Rotary Club of Kittery was waiting at the parade's end with free hot cocoa and cookies! Once again, we had very strong support from the very active Traip Interact Club. Many thanks to Aroma Joe's for the use of the thermos's, Subway for their donation of cookies, and 2nd Christian Church for the use of their kitchen to make all the cocoa.
2023 Holiday Parade December 2nd Dave Gooch 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

The Community Buoy Tree

December 5, Pam and Andy report that they have contributed a Rotary buoy to the town Buoy Tree. The "tree" is being assembled again this year next to the hardware store to raise funds for the new MainSpring Collabrative. White buoys are purchased by donors and decorated any way they wish and then hung on the tree form.
The Community Buoy Tree Dave Gooch 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating A Great Achievement!

 
 
Capping years of work, Club member Maryna completed her Doctorate this year and invited the Club to join her, her family, neighbors, business friends, and fellow academic warriors to party and celebrate with her. Sixteen years ago, as a young student, Maryna arrived in the area, She achieved her bachelors, masters, and now her doctorate while hold multiple jobs, mentoring other students, raising a family and also, being a very active Rotarian, With all the fun and celebration, Maryna also took the moment to put a large spotlight on Rotary
                               
 
Celebrating A Great Achievement! Dave Gooch 2023-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
November 2023 Students of the Month Dave Gooch 2023-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Monthly Club Board Meeting Dave Gooch 2023-11-21 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring the Service Work of Wilma Wheeler

Posted by Dave Gooch
In a special meeting Tuesday November 14 the Rotary Club of Kittery and the Congregation of 2nd Christian Church joined to honor the Service Above Self efforts of Wilma Wheeler.
 
Kittery Rotary President Pam Gray presenting Wilma with her Paul Harris Fellowship
Honoring the Service Work of Wilma Wheeler Dave Gooch 2023-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Eben Ezer School Dave Gooch 2023-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Visit Dave Gooch 2023-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
A Busy October Saturday Bob Gray 2023-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Kittery Community First Nonprofit Fair Bob Gray 2023-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Students of the Month, September & October 2023 Bob Gray 2023-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

Community Champion Recognition Social

Kittery Rotary Club held our Community Champion Recognition Social at Robert's Maine Grill on October 24, 2023. This year's recipients are Ernie and Lisa D'Angelo who own Kittery Ace Hardware.
 
 
 
Community Champion Recognition Social Bob Gray 2023-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Red Cross Blood Drive Support, Oct. 19, 2023 Bob Gray 2023-10-19 04:00:00Z 0