Rotary Club of Saco Bay

      "Service Above Self"

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It is the mission of our club to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthwile enterprise; to encourage and foster the development of aquaintenance as an opportunity for service; to encourage the highest ethical standards in business and professions; to recognize the worthiness of all occupations as a means to serve society; to apply the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; and to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace through world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service above self.
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Rotary Club of Saco Bay

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Jimmy The Greek's Restaurant
215 Saco Ave
Old Orchard Beach, ME  04064
United States
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Rotary Club of Saco Bay Recognize Paul Harris Fellow
by the Rotary Foundation
(from left to right: Bradley Paul, Joanne Landry, Pam Gallo, Dru Laduke)
The Rotary Club of Saco Bay recognized several of its members at its weekly meeting on December 3, 2015 at Jimmy The Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach. A Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals acknowledges individuals who made contributions or had a contribution made in his/her name of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The Rotary Foundation is dedicated to fighting disease, saving mothers and children, supporting education, promoting peace, providing clean water, and growing local economies through grants and donations.
District 7780 Governor Sheila Rollins and Past President Dru Laduke introduced the newest Paul Harris Fellow Pamela Gallo, Joanne Landry, and Bradley Paul. Jack McAdam, owner of McDougal Orchard in Sanford-Springvale, was also recognized as Paul Harris Fellow for his significant assistance given as he exemplifies the Rotary International Motto “Service Above Self”. 
Kitty Chadburne, Jim Cartier, Uwe Kirchner, and Dan Colby were recognized as Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. These milestones (gem stones in sapphire or ruby) added to a Paul Harris Fellow pin, mean that an additional $1,000 has been given to The Rotary Foundation. Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk. 
In addition, District Governor Sheila Rollins recognized Jeff Slaton and Uwe Kirchner as newly members of the Paul Harris Society for their contribution of $1,000 each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or approved Global Grant. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor individuals for their generosity to The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Saco Bay, a proud member of Rotary International, meets every Thursday at 7:30 am at Jimmy The Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach. The Rotary breakfast is $10 per person and open to the public. For more information, please contact Chris Jacques at 207-317-6820 or

Stuff the Bus!
WOW! Collected 1405 pounds of food and $375.00 in cash this weekend at Hannaford in Old Orchard Beach and in Saco as well fresh apples from McDougal in Springvale. Thank you to everyone for a truly successful event. Thank you to the Co-Chairs for organizing the event and your families for taking the time to help out. Collected food and checks are distributed to Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, Saco Food Pantry, and Bon Appetit in Biddeford. 
We have an exceptional club and events like this run without effort.
Your President
Sam A.  


I am humbled and honored proud to be a Rotarian in Saco to help foster the values of the Four Way Test and to participate in many projects that help the community of Saco and beyond thrive. I invite you to check out our website and Facebook page to discover more about what we look to accomplish. Rotary is an international organization that unites members worldwide to make a difference in their local communities and the world. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and promote peace in the world.
The Rotary Club of Saco Bay is a group of individuals and business leaders focused on promoting the values of family, community, and service in all that we do. As a club we are highly active in the community and are looking to have a positive impact on the lives we touch. Membership provides community, fun, and purpose. Look into connecting with a Rotarian and finding out more. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or any of the Rotarians in the club.
Warm Regards,
Sam Anagnostis
President 2015 – 2016
Rotary Club of Saco Bay 

Equal access of education is a basic right for everyone in our communities. Children have the chance to achieve their dreams. Children want to be nurses, technicians, teachers, or farmers when we ask them what they desire to be when they are adults. Basic education is the best investment towards learning essential lifetime skills. It unleashes the potential in children and improves their likelihood of building a healthy and fair society. 
Member of our club traveled in April to Nigeria to evaluate the situation in Sauka, after the RC Abuja Metro had broken ground for a new school building in February. Both were pleasantly surprised to see an almost finished school building with six classrooms, a library, a room for the administrator, and a health room. The school building got a roof just before the rain season (see photo). This project requires almost additional $80,000 to complete the school building, furnish the classrooms, provide textbooks, equip the health room, and provide a new borehole as well as a sanitation block for the school. The Global Grant proposal assumes that the RC Abuja Metro will contribute $5,000 while the RC Saco Bay has raised $9,000 until now. Our hope is that more clubs in our District will join us in the chance to change young lives. 
Contact Kerstin with any questions you may have at or call 207-807-0367. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

Steve Erickson, Justin Chenette and Brian Robillard
If you are civic-minded and genuinely concerned about others less fortunate than yourself you should consider becoming a Rotarian. We meet weekly on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM at Jimmy The Greek's Restaurant in Old Orchard Beach. In addition to the fellowship we enjoy during breakfast, we have programs about community activities, international topics, Rotary's Five Avenues of Service or a topic of particular timely interest.
As a member of the Rotary Club of our Club. You just might find the experience "life changing," while determining "what's in it for me!" While "Service Above Self" is our motto and most important feature of Rotary International, we also work together in fellowship as we develop great camaraderie. 
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