Rotary Club of Saco Bay
Rotary Club of Saco Bay

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Duffy's Tavern and Grill
168 Saco Ave
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
United States of America
Upcoming Events
Events

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our January Students of the Month,
Biddeford High School:
 
Drew Goulet, with parents, Christine & Jeremy. 

Teacher Liz Ames (not pictured).
Old Orchard Beach: 

Casey Zecchinelli, with parents Kristen and Jason.

Teacher Andrea Johnson (not pictured).

January 

Happy 2023 Fellow Rotarians!

I hope your holidays were all that you wished for and that your new year is off to a wonderful start.

A new year provides the opportunity to begin a new – bringing over all the wonderful things that we want to maintain, saying goodbye to unpleasantness that the year may have brought and providing a clean slate to write that next chapter in our lives and our Rotary Club!
 
We have had a wonderful 6 months of activities, acts of service, community giving, and comradery. I look forward to providing a recap later this month. For a Rotarian; however, there is no time to rest on our laurels as we seek to be as relevant and helpful to our membership and communities as possible.
 
Speaking of relevancy to membership: Speakers are filling in and we are looking forward to finalizing the last 4 months (March- June) of my presidency!  If you know someone, say something!
 
Helpfulness to our Communities: John is always open to suggestions for giving and Sam looks forward to hearing from you about service projects.
 
My New Year’s wish for you:  Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams. Around you, all who love you.  And within you, all you need.

Peace,

Shannon Kashinsky – President/ 2022-2023   

 
We are sad to say good bye to our long time friend and Fellow Rotarian, James Cartier.  Jim was one of our Charter Members and Past President of our Club (2001-2002).  
 
Jim was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959.
 
Jim's full Obituary can be seen HERE
 

Paul Harris Fellow x3

Congratulations Dave
and thank you
for your generosity.
We are sad to say good bye to our long time member and our friend Nancy Kelley.
 
Nancy was involved in many organizations including the Rotary Club of Saco Bay, Gold Star Mothers of America, American Legion Post 57 Auxiliary, and the VFW #7997 of Old Orchard Beach. Nancy was instrumental in creating the Christopher Scott Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor or her son who was killed in the line of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. All proceeds benefit graduating seniors who are going on to further their education. The “Run For Cash” Memorial 5K and Family Race Day takes place each summer with hundreds of runners, walkers and children participating.
 
Donations may be made in Nancy's honor to the:

Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
2 Portland Ave.,
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 
 
To see the full obituary, please click here
 
 
Our Resident Poet Laureate, Ed Boucher, welcomed our District Governor with one of his signature odes.  
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Mission
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.