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June 25, 2024 Newsletter

 
The Club celebrated Transition Night. Thank you Debbie Ehrlenbach for all you have done in your year as President and we welcome Jodie Cushing as our 2024-2025 President! We look forward to another year providing humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Click on the link below to see the photos from the meeting. 
 
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June 11, 2024 Newsletter

 
On Tuesday, June 11th the Rotary Club of Ellsworth held its annual Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Ceremony at China Hill Restaurant in Ellsworth. We were pleased to award one of our club members. Congratulations to Carol Jordan! We are pleased to award four community members. Congratulations to Barbara Courchesne, Aaron Johnson, Brian Langley and Wallace Events! This award recognizes the person's contributions to their community and their vocation and their commitment to Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self." These awards are made possible by the annual donations that our club members make to the Rotary Foundation.
Click on the link below to check out the photos!
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June 4, 2024 Newsletter

 
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth met at Birdsacre this week. Club members enjoyed a BBQ Chicken dinner provided by Rotarians Lincoln and Debbie Ehrlenbach. Our guest speaker was Grayson Richmond of Birdsacre. He provided a tour of the property and thanked the club for their continued support. Check out the photos from the meeting held at Birdsacre! Click on the link below. 
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May 17th: The DeMeyer Field Project - Auction Photos 2024-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
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April 23, 2024 Newsletter

 
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth honored outstanding students from Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) in Diesel Technology, Culinary Arts and Business and Hospitality. Each student received a Certificate, $50 and The Rotary Four-Way Test Coin.
 
Students from the Culinary program made a delicious meal and it was another great night partnering with HCTC to recognize and encourage excellence in technical education. All Tips were donated to Skills USA.
Click on the link to see all the photos: https://ellsworthrotary.org/PhotoAlbums/2024-rotary-at-hctc
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April 10, 2024 Newsletter

 
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth honored the top 35 students from Ellsworth High School. This yearly tradition is a favorite of our members, many of whom have their own memories of attending the banquet when they were at EHS. Best Selling Author, Linda Greenlaw was our guest speaker and five $1,000.00 scholarships were awarded. This evening exemplifies Rotary's commitment to our community and its future leaders. Congratulations to all students!
 
Check out photos from the banquet! Click on the link below!
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March 5, 2024 Newsletter

 
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth presented a check in the amount of $500.00 to Kisma Preserve. BJ Cunningham of Kisma Preserve accepted the check and was also our guest speaker. Kisma Preserve is a donor funded 501-c-3 organization dedicated to exotic animal care and education for over 30 years located in Trenton.
 
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2024 President-Elect Training

 
Rotarians Clyde and Jodie Cushing traveled to Massachusetts over the weekend to attend the President-Elect Training. (PETS) It was an honor to meet and hear the incoming President of Rotary International, Stephanie Urchick.
 
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February 27, 2024 Newsletter 2024-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth Cabin Fever Vendor Sale 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0
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Cancelled Meeting - February 20th

Unfortunately we will be cancelling the club meeting - February 20th.  Our guest speaker is unable to attend.  We will be together again on Tuesday, February 27th when our guest speaker will be our District Governor, Tina Chapman.  Enjoy your week.
 
 
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Happy New Year!

 
Happy New Year from The Rotary Club of Ellsworth. We hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. 
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The Rotary Gifting Experience - 12/9/2023

 
Our club members plus some of our friends were happy to participate in the 18th annual Gifting Experience in Downtown Ellsworth on Saturday, December 9th. We assisted 20 area children in choosing and wrapping gifts for their family members. We would like to thank Camden National Bank, the downtown merchants, and others who donated to make this a successful event. Check out the photos in the link below.
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Rotary Club of Ellsworth Food Drive for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

 
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth Food Drive at Hannaford to benefit the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry was a tremendous success on many levels. Community support was amazing with a total of 377 pounds of food donated, 89 turkeys, 1 ham and $2,605.19 in cash donations!
 
A total of 28 EHS students helped during the day and were still full of enough energy at the end of the food drive to empty the food truck and stock shelves. Sixteen Rotarians volunteered as did two potential new members. We met many community members whom we haven't seen in a while. Thank you to everyone! Those in need in our community will benefit from your time and generosity.
 
Click on the link to see all the photos! https://ellsworthrotary.org/PhotoAlbums/2023-rotary-food-drive
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November 6, 2023 Newsletter

Membership Night was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended. Guests learned more about what Rotary is and what our club does for service projects locally and around the world. Everyone was able to hear more about Community Service, Community Giving, International Service, Foundation, Membership and Vocational & Youth Service.
 
Check out the photos from Membership Night! Click on the link below.
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World Polio Day - October 24th

 
October 24th is World Polio Day.
World Polio Day is a time for Rotary members, public health advocates, and all who want a world free from polio to come together, recognize our progress in the fight to end polio, and talk about the actions we need to take in order to end polio for good.
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth held it's Annual Polio Walk on Saturday, October 21st to spread awareness of Polio. To date the club has raised over $1,000.00 towards Polio vaccines! These funds will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Thank you to Fogtown Brewery for donating 10% of their proceeds during their Octoberfest to Polio over the weekend. We appreciate your support! 
 
Check out the photos - Click on link! https://ellsworthrotary.org/PhotoAlbums/2023-polio-walk
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2023 Yellow Tulip Project

 
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth donated 246 tulips to the Yellow Tulip Project. The tulips were split between the Ellsworth schools. HCTC planted 60 tulips in two gardens by the entrance ramp. This is a student run project and in addition to planting yellow tulips two banners were made and will be hung in the hall where students can add words of encouragement to their hand prints. Staff and Ellsworth Rotarians present were invited to participate in the activities. More photos can be seen on the link below:
 
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Membership Night- November 6th

 
Would you like to learn more about joining the Rotary Club of Ellsworth? Here’s your opportunity! Please RSVP to JoAnn at jrodick@mainecf.org.
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Atlantic Art Glass & Fogtown Brewery Visit 2023-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
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2023 District Project - Window Dressers

Rotary Clubs in District 7790 were asked by Past District Governor, Doug Curtis to consider helping support Window Dressers in their effort to provide volunteer assistance to those in need of winterization assistance.
 
The Rotary Club of Ellsworth volunteered at St. Joseph's Catholic Church earlier this week with this project.
 
Window Dressers is a Maine nonprofit, virtually run by volunteers. Their model involves each customer providing labor to help assemble inserts, but there are always some customers who are simply physically unable to participate, so other volunteers are vitally important to the success of the project. 
 
Click on the link below to see more photos!
 
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EHS Freshman BBQ 2023-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
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NO MEETING - AUGUST 22ND

Sending a reminder there is no Rotary meeting tonight - Tuesday, August 22nd. We will see everyone who signed up to attend the District Governor's visit on Thursday, August 24th at the Beacon Bar and Grill in Trenton from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
 
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Frenchman Bay Conservancy's Monday Night Music

 
On August 7th Club members volunteered at the Frenchman Bay Conservancy's Monday Night Music at Tidal Falls in Hancock. Members helped with parking vehicles and cleaning up after the event. The Katherine Perkins Band provided great music and everyone had a wonderful time!
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2023 Ellsworth Rotary Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Save the date! The Rotary Blueberry Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, August 5th! Tickets are on sale! Ask any Ellsworth Rotarian! $9 per person and $5 for kids under 12.
Join us for all you can eat blueberry pancakes! Sausage, Juice and Coffee. We will have Gluten Free Pancakes too! Under the big tent at the Down East Family YMCA.
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NO MEETING - JULY 4, 2023

In observance of Independence Day, our club will not be meeting on Tuesday, July 4th. We hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, July 11th at 6pm at China Hill.
 
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Rotary Cabin Fever Craft Fair/Yard Sale

The Rotary Craft Fair/ Yard sale was on Saturday, March 25th at the Ellsworth Elementary Middle School from 9am-2pm. Over 70 different vendors attended. Thank you to Rotarian Jodie Cushing for organizing this event!
 
 
 
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NO MEETING - February 28th

Due to the impending storm, the meeting for February 28th has been cancelled. We hope to see everyone next week on Tuesday, March 7th. 
 
 
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Movember Check Presentation

 
Check presentation with Rotarian Jodie Cushing, Dr. Califano (Urology-Maine Coast) and Alicia Handy (Urology-Maine Coast) from the club's Movember fundraiser. 
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December 20, 2022 Newsletter

This week club members enjoyed the Annual Holiday Party! Everyone had fun playing games, participated in the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, the Yankee Gift Card Swap and wrapped presents for KidsPeace.
 
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The next club meeting will be Tuesday, January 3rd at China Hill at 6:00pm. 
 
 
 
Check out the photos from the party! Click on the link below:
 
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Rotary Escorts Santa in Ellsworth Christmas Parade 2022-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Food Drive - November 19th

On Saturday November 19th the Rotary Club of Ellsworth held its annual food drive for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. This year the club added  "The Ton of Turkey Challenge" - asking community members to donate a turkey to the challenge.  The food drive was a complete success, receiving $2,078.34 in cash donations and 210 Turkeys total!
 
 
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Ton of Turkey Challenge

 

From now through Thanksgiving, the club is looking for help collecting 134 frozen turkeys for families served by the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Frozen chickens are also welcome. For the purpose of the challenge goal, two frozen chickens equal one frozen turkey.

Turkeys may be dropped off at the pantry at 137 Downeast Highway. Hours are Monday 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Frozen birds may also be dropped off at Rotary’s Tuesday night meetings through Nov. 15. The club meets at China Hill at 6 p.m. Financial contributions may be made at https://www.loavesandfishesellsworth.org/donate.

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2022 Polio Walk

 
Rotarians have been the leaders in the eradication of Polio world wide. Today’s walk provided 950 doses of Polio vaccine. With a 2:1 matching grant from the Bill and Melina Gates foundation that 950 doses becomes 2850! Way to go Ellsworth Rotarians!
 
Check out the photos from our Polio Walk on Saturday!
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September 20, 2022 Newsletter

 
This week at Rotary we had a Club Assembly where members were given an update from each Committee Director of how the club is doing for the 1st quarter of the year.
 
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Out in the Community!

 
Thank you to Rotary club members for volunteering at the Schoodic Scramble! Not pictured: Bob Thomas and Kelly Brown who also volunteered.
 
 
Ellsworth Rotarians helping to welcome the Freshman class at Ellsworth High School!
 
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Rotary Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Thank you so much for supporting Rotary at the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 6th.  We really appreciate everyone taking time on Friday and from your weekend to help.  We also appreciate everyone selling tickets. The breakfast certainly was a success due to your participation.  An event like this brings the community together.  It was really nice having all the extra outside volunteers help! Early counts support over 700 individuals attending and currently we collected $6,600 in ticket sales with many Rotarians still bringing in funds.  After 3 years, we feel this was a great success!!  Thank you! -Rotarians Lincoln and Dave
 
 
Click on the link below to see the photos from the breakfast!
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The Banner is Up!

 
Thank you to Rotarians Lincoln Ehrlenbach, Dave Wells and Clyde Cushing for getting the banner up on Sunday morning!
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Indian Point Clean-Up 2022-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
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May 24, 2022 Newsletter

 
This week  at Rotary,  Lori Googins was inducted as our newest member and our guest speaker was Kathy Young, Executive Director of the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens, and Park.
 
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Blood Drive - May 24th

 
Rotarians Debbie Ehrlenbach, Marian Wells and Jack Frost volunteered at the Blood Drive yesterday at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge. Club members are seen volunteering every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from Noon - 6pm.
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May 3, 2022 Newsletter


This week at Rotary our guest speaker was Rebecca Palmer, the new Executive Director of Downeast Community Partners. Also, our club has recently donated $500.00 to HCTC SkillsUSA and $500.00 to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital towards their birthing center.
 
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Donation to Northern Light Pediatric Care

 
On Wednesday March 9th, Members of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth donated four bags of new stuffed animals to Northern Light Pediatric Care at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. The stuffed animals were collected as part of a Mardi Gras Celebration at the March 1st Rotary Club of Ellsworth Meeting.
 
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Merry Christmas!

 
The next meeting will be on January 4, 2022. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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December 7, 2021 Newsletter

 
At this week's meeting, The Rotary Club of Ellsworth honored outstanding students from Hancock County Technical Center. Our guest speaker was Shawn Moody and it was another great night partnering with HCTC to recognize and encourage excellence in technical education.
 
 
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NO MEETING - 11/23/2021

 
Reminder there is no meeting this week. Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see everyone next week on Tuesday, November 30th. 
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Emmaus Center Donation

 
Rotarian Cindy Shoppe presented a check in the amount of $600.00 to the Emmaus Center. The donation will go towards their Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets and their Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program. 
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September 14, 2021 Newsletter


 
Dale Hamilton, Executive Director and Amie Hasham, Clinical Supervisor of Community Health and Counseling Services were our guest speakers at this week’s meeting.
 
 
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EVENT CANCELED

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IMPORTANT: The Autumn Gold Pancake Breakfast has been canceled due to the increase risk of COVID-19.
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THANK YOU!

We Thank our 2021-2022 Rotary Partners
 
Gold Partners
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Darling’s
LEP, Inc – Laura Pellerano
 
Silver Partners
Acadia Law Group, LLC
Cleary Law Office
Dennis J. King Masonry Inc.
Full Circle Printing Solutions
Jones Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC
Maine Storage Plus
Merrill Furniture Company
Sargent Real Estate
The Winter Harbor Agency
Willey’s Sport Center
 
Bronze Partners
Brown Appliance & Mattress
Hawkes & Quirk, LLC
King Electric
Momo’s Cheesecakes, Inc.
Rudman Winchell
Sew & Save, Inc.
 
 
 
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Exchanging Banners

 
President Gene Pellerano and Past President Laura Pellerano visited the San Deigo Rotary Breakfast Club and exchanged Banners.
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July 20, 2021 Newsletter

 
First in person meeting. Aboard Select. Thank you to Captain Linda Greenlaw , First Mate Keith and Donna Doyen who made our wonderful lobster rolls!
 
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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!


 
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! There is NO MEETING on Tuesday, July 6th. We hope to see everyone on July 13th via Zoom! 
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Member Spotlight: Max Dietshe

 
Max is “from away,” having been born and raised in Pennsylvania. He began visiting the Pine Tree State in the 1980s, when he courted and wed local author Wendie Winslow. Max and Wendie have an adult daughter who lives and works in Portland (our Portland, not the one in Oregon).
 
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Paul Harris Recognition - June 8th!

Our club will be hosting our annual Paul Harris Fellow Recognition event next week on Tuesday June 8th via Zoom.
 
Named for the founder of Rotary International, this award is given to community members and Rotarians that exemplify the ideals of Rotary through work and community service.
 
Let's take a walk down memory lane. Check out the photos!
 
 
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Fourth Quarter Happy Dollar Walk - May 1st

 
The Fourth Quarter Happy Dollar Walk Fundraiser was a success, we raised $250.00 toward The Rotary Club of Ellsworth Foundation to fund scholarships. A big Thank You and it was great to see everyone in person on a beautiful Saturday morning.
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Member Spotlight: Laura Pellerano

Laura joined the Rotary Club of Ellsworth in 2002 at the encouragement of Ann Gibson. Laura has served on the membership committee and various other committees throughout the years.
 
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January 19, 2021 Newsletter

 
At our January 19th virtual meeting we had guest speaker Matt Donahue of United Way of Eastern Maine. #ellsworthrotary #peopleofaction #wearerotary
 
 
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Member Spotlight: Rotarian Dan Frye

Rotarian Dan Frye
Dan joined the Rotary Club of Ellsworth in November of 2019. He discovered the club through his work at KidsPeace where he serves as the Community Outreach Specialist.
 
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Merry Christmas!

Reminder there are no club meetings on December 22nd and December 29th. We hope to see you at our next club meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 via Zoom!
 
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Loaves & Fishes Food Drive - 11/21/2020

 
At the food drive on Saturday, we had perfect weather and a very generous community.  We had  food donations that filled the van along with an amazing $2,526.11 in cash donations for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.  We are truly fortunate to live in a community that is generous and caring.  We would like thank all of the members, Interact members and the Ellsworth community at large who joined us in this very successful community project. 
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Donation to KidsPeace

 
Rotarian Cindy Shoppe presented a check in the amount of $750.00 to Dan Frye of KidsPeace in Ellsworth. The donation will be used to purchase Birthday and Christmas Gifts for children.
 
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Rotary In Person Meetings Update

The board met on July 29, 2020 to review our in person meetings.  At this time we feel that it is best to continue with the Zoom only option for the short term and we will review our meeting status at the August 11, 2020 board meeting.
 
We invite you to join us via Zoom by either video conferencing or the dial in option.  Thank you for your understanding and patience during these uncertain times.
 
President Laura Pellerano
 
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April 28, 2020 Newsletter

Our guest speaker was Jennifer Litteral. She is a Rotarian from the Bar Harbor Club.  Jennifer is the President of Coffee Hound Coffee Co. established in 2013.
 
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Rotary Auction Update

After lots of thought and discussion we decided that it would be prudent to postpone the auction this year due to the COVID 19 Virus impact on our national and local communities.  We are looking at  September 18, 2020 as our new date.  We are hopeful that this will give our community the recovery time and something to look forward to in the future. 
 
I want to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support for the auction and our rotary club.  Please stay safe and keep well during these interesting times.  
 
All the best.
 
Laura Pellerano
President Elect
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March 17, 2020 "Virtual" meeting of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth 2020-03-18 04:00:00Z 0

Ellsworth Rotary Meetings Suspended

Because of the rapidly changing public health situation and COVID-19, I am suspending the next four weeks of meetings  of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth: March 17, 24, 31, and April 7.
 
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Hats Off to You!

Hats off to these businesses for joining The Rotary Club of Ellsworth in helping our community by being Rotary Partners in 2019. Your support assisted nonprofit efforts and scholarships in our area:
Horton, McFarland & Veysey, Acadia Realty Group, Bangor Savings, The Winter Harbor Agency, Jones, Kuriloff and Sargent, Audiology Center of Maine, Jordan Fernald Funeral Home and The Eagle’s Lodge Motel.
 
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We Appreciate Your Support!

Thanks to these businesses for supporting our community through 2019 Rotary Club of Ellsworth Partnerships. We appreciate your support!!!!!
Thanks to: King Electric, Ellsworth Marketplace, Momo’s Cheesecakes, Branch Lake Campground, UPS Store, Ellsworth Self Storage, Freshwater Stone and Brickwork and Sargent Real Estate.
 
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Thank You - 2019 Rotary Partners

Thank you to the following businesses who have supported The Rotary Club of Ellsworth’s 2019 Community programs by being a Rotary Partner: 
 
Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital, Cleary Law Office, Bangor Federal Credit Union, Barnes Accounting Services, Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency.
 
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November 19, 2019 Newsletter

Community Support Director Cindy Shoppe presented checks to the following Organizations: $500.00 Kids Peace, $500.00 Emmaus Homeless Shelter, $300.00 Santa Run, $250.00 Ellsworth Public Library and $200.00 Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
 
 
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World Polio Day - October 24th

 
To assist The Rotary Club of Ellsworth celebrate World Polio Day, Rooster Brother in Ellsworth has agreed to donate $1 for every cup of coffee sold on Thursday October 24th. Every dollar raised by the Club is doubled By the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation so the $1 donated becomes $3 in the fight against polio!
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August 13, 2019 Newsletter

 
Rotarian Heidi Omlor as our guest speaker and we inducted a new member, Ruth Moore! Welcome to the club Ruth! We also presented checks to Comfort Cases and to Acadian Youth Sports.
 
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May 14, 2019 Newsletter

Downeast Adaptive Youth Recreation (DAYR) were guest speakers at tonight's meeting. Board Members Kristy Hardison and Todd Wagstaff talked about DAYR's mission, who they are, their goals and how the community can help!
 
 
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