Rotary Club of Saco Bay
Rotary Club of Saco Bay

Service Above Self

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

Students of the Month

Today we recognized Ahlany Martinez of Biddeford High School.  She was accompanied by teacher, Stephanie Gabriner, and family, Mayra, Mario and Penelope.

Jesse Rowland from Old Orchard Beach High School was also scheduled to be recognized, but was ill and couldn’t make it to the meeting.
 

Ed Boucher

 
 
 
Happy 90th Birthday to our Local Poet, Ed Boucher. 
 
Ed proudly served in the Marine Corps.  In honor of Ed's Service, The Rotary Club of Saco Bay is donating a tile to the wall of Heroes at Volk Packaging in Biddeford Maine.
 
Thank you for your service and thank you to all of our Veterans,  

Congratulations to our December Students of the Month

 
Biddeford High School: Willy Mpemba, accompanied by teacher, Heidi Haufe, and family, Jorin, Nikko, and Christine.

Old Orchard Beach High School: Evan Alivizatos, accompanied by teacher, Irene Brackett, and mom, Holly.
 
Thornton Academy: Nathaniel (Nate) Carnevale, accompanied by teacher, Lori Smith.
 

We welcomed RYLA Students at our last meeting!

Our Latest Paul Harris Fellow

Congratulations to Ed Boucher.  
 
Ed has been in the Rotary Club of Saco Bay for over 16 years.  He served as the Head of our Charitable Giving Committee and he is a Proud Veteran. For many years, Ed has also been our unofficial Poet Laureate of our Club. He has honored many of our club’s Presidents and members, with original poems. We are blessed to have Ed as a member and are grateful for the service he has given. 
 
Jeff Slaton honored Ed by awarding him with a Paul Harris Fellow. In addition, David Arenstam created and read a poem for Ed. 

Congratulations to Ed!  Our club and  community are a better place because of you. 

Thank you
 
(Click "Read More" for the Poem)
Congratulations To Dan Letellier on earning a Paul Harris Fellow!  
 

Jeff Slaton at the Rotary International Conference in Melbourne Australia

Bring on Summer…

A great BIG shout out to Shannon for a fun Rotary year. Thank you.

Well a new Rotary year is upon us and I am very optimistic it will be a fabulous. So far it has been a very nice year, having just returned from the Rotary International Conference in Melbourne, Australia. At a date in the future, I will be your speaker and share some of the awesome photos and videos.

I had the pleasure of meeting RI President, Gordon McInally for the second time in Melbourne, AU and he had the pleasure of watching me lose in a doubles match against Brazil on center court. So sad…

That’s okay, it was an incredible experience to have an opportunity to play at one of the world’s top tennis centers. I had a great time meeting new friends from all over the world.

I look forward to our continued success in all our humanitarian efforts both at home and abroad.

Enjoy your Summer and the sun should be out soon…

Jeff Slaton
President Rotary Club of Saco Bay 2023-24
Past President 2016-17
District 7780 Annual Giving Chair 2022-25

 
 
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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.