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West Bay Rotary Goal is
100% Participation
for 2017-2018 Year

 

 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Community Service
Vocational Services
Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
Public Relations
Vice President
Executive Director/Secretary
 
 
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Applications Due
Oct 1, 2017
April 1, 2018
 
 
 
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Rotary Information
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
 
Welcome to West Bay Rotary

"Be a Gift to the World"

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
First Congregational Church
55 Elm Street
Mailing address is PO Box 1033
Camden, ME  04843
United States
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Weekly Speaker
September 14, 2017
West Bay Rotary Meeting
 
Committee chairs – If you have an event that you would like to share with the club, please send event details to George so he can add them to calendar.
Buckets on the table for Rockport, TX Rotary
 
Speaker:
Peter Berke
Strange Things that Have Happened to Me
Grew up in garment & textile business
 
As a kid Peter packed boxes, inspected fabrics, etc.  The job wasn't a good fit for Peter so he transitioned into a business that rented tropical plants to trade shows.
Sometimes this business was challenging because of teamsters – in NYC the teamsters were asking for $1,500 to back his small truck up to the convention center.
 
Peter connected to a guy through his father - after several phone calls, this guy gets Peter into the convention center without the $1,500.
 
A couple of months later he gets a call from the FBI/DA doing an investigation on the teamsters.
He follows the FBI to the meatpacking district – they want him to testify against the teamsters in front of a grand jury. 
He was nervous about his safety – the FBI offered to provide protection or a wire he declined.
 
4-6 years later he went back to the family business.  He oversaw 17 “sweatshops” in NY & in the Caribbean.  In NY – he traveled around to all the factories.  He was working with a Korean factory and they messed up a project so they were not going to get paid. They wanted their money.  They called his house and threatened his family.  He went to his father about it – his father asked the factory owners to come into the showroom.  Father meets with them and they continue to threaten Peters family - but Peter's father didn't seem to care.  His father negotiates a decrease in the rate of pay.  The rumor around the shop was that Peters father had discounted him so they should be careful because who knows what the father would do to them.
 
He traveled to Columbia and it was dominated by drug cartels.  He travels to this area and everyone is armed.  He goes to the factories – he inspects the work.  You go to these factories and it seems like a very small operation.  It was all set up as a laundering situation for the cocaine industry. After the tour – they take him up to a room – he found that his father had bounced a $50,000 check.  They wanted him to call his father on the phone.  Father is out of town – out of reach.  The Colombians tell him that they need the $50,000 and he’s not allowed to go home.  They tell him that they are going to lock him in his hotel room until they get paid.  Once he returned to the hotel room - he could arrange for a payment within 24 hours.  After 24 hours, he received a call that they had received the money so he could go.  His flight was cancelled – he had to fly to Cali instead – he arrived at night drove past cars on fire. 
 
He started painting houses in college - that’s how he ended up here in the business.
 
In the late 90’s his father was bought out by his partner – it was a forced buy out and the rug was kind of pulled out from under him.
 
He was most afraid when he was in Columbia because he wasn’t sure that he was going to come home.
 
We have been invited to the AIO food pantry get together – 9/24
Rotary Club of Bangor has invited us to their Century of Service events on Friday, October 13.
 
Welcome into membership Bruce Peel
 
Committee reports
Mary Sargent – Foundation application is on the website. 
October 1 is the deadline for application for donation requests. 
If you know of any organization that is looking for a gift let them know. 
If they received in the spring – they are not eligible until next spring.
 
Sandy Cox – October 21 – Rotary Walk in Belfast more details to come. 
Our goal is to raise $2,000 for each club.  There will be a cost to participate – for polio.
 
Mark Coursey
Meeting on Wednesday
 
On October 7 & 14 – will be working on the PAWS puppy trail.
 
Ron Hall EREY
Rodney Lynch, Barry King & Peter Berke
 
After you’ve accumulated $1,000 you are eligible to be awarded with a Paul Harris Fellow
Congratulations Suzanne Scott for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow
 
Susan Dorr - International Committee
Grant was submitted to the Rotary District for 4 more water fountains in the Yucatan.  Grants awarded – money held up because of another club in the District
Found out that the money finally went through.
 
October 31 – Susan, Peter and Heidi Karod will be traveling to the Yucatan to visit the locations. Heidi will spend some time at the school.
 
Next Week - Rick Tasker – Classification Talk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greeters
September
   Sept 7    Mary Sargent
   Sept 14  Barbara Heard
   Sept 21  Robert Williams
   Sept 28  George Forristall
 
October
   Oct 5     Dolores Hyssong
   Oct 12   Tom Griffith
   Oct 19   Lisa Dresser
   Oct 26   Kristin Lindquist
 
November
   Nov 2    Ray Fink
   Nov 9    Suzanne Scott
   Nov 16  Laura Evans
   Nov 30  Peter Berke
 
 

Committee Meeting Dates, Times and Location

(For complete committee contact information check your weekly bulletin
Community Service
Mark Coursey 
mark@camdenlaw.com, 
2nd Wednesday held Monthly
Quarry Hill Dining Area
7:30 am
 
Rotary Youth Exchange
George Forristall
george@forocean.com or
Heidi Karod 
hkarod@gmail.com
4th Tuesday held Monthly
Congregational Church Parlor
7 AM
 
International Committee
Susan Dorr  
SusanDorr@gmail.com
4th  Tuesday held Monthly
Congregational Church Parlor
8:00 AM
 
Vocational Committee
Jim Potter 
PotterandAssoc@AOL.com
meetings held as necessary
 
Public Relations Committee
Jen Harris
jeniferharris@comcast.net
no meetings
take turns reporting meeting,
press releases 
and publishing bulletin
 
Membership Committee
Chair: Joan Lemole
joan@penobscot.us
meets as necessary
 
 
 
West Bay Board Meeting
West Bay Board Meeting
1st Wednesday Monthly
Quarry Hill Dining Room
7AM Breakfast Available
 
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Please e-mail Lisa at: LSojka@fullerautomall.com

 
 

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Anniversaries:
  • Lisa Dresser
    Tim Dresser
    September 1
  • Tom Chester
    JESSICA
    September 9
  • Bob Rubin
    Cheryl Ayer
    September 20
  • Kim Milton
    Mike Milton
    September 22
  • Dolores Hyssong
    JOHN Hyssong
    September 28
Join Date:
  • J. MICHAEL PIERCE
    September 3, 1998
    19 years
  • Maria Libby
    September 3, 2015
    2 years
  • Wendy Zwecker
    September 3, 2015
    2 years
  • Bruce Malone
    September 5, 1996
    21 years
  • MIKE MOORE
    September 5, 2007
    10 years
  • SALLY ANN WILLIAMSON
    September 5, 2007
    10 years
  • Bob Williams
    September 12, 2010
    7 years