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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect/Charitable Foundation Chair
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Public Relations
Community Service
Vocational Services
Community Service
Public Relations
International Service
Youth Exchange
Vice President/Club Administration
Executive Secretary/Director

Club Committee Contacts

(check WBR Calendar for actual dates)
WBR Club Meetings
Every Thursday, starting at 7:30am
Camden Congregational Church
55 Elm Street, Camden, ME
Satellite Club Meetings
2nd and 4th Thursdays each month,
starting at 5:15pm @ Hoxbill's
5 Bayview Landing, Camden
Community Service
Mark Coursey 
2nd Tuesday held Monthly
Camden Law LLP Offices
20 Mechanic Street
7:30 am
Rotary Youth Exchange
George Forristall
Meetings per West Bay Calendar
Congregational Church Parlor
7:00 AM
International Committee
Susan Dorr  
4th Tuesday held Monthly
Congregational Church Parlor
8:00 AM
Vocational Committee
Jim Potter 
Meetings held as necessary
Public Relations Committee
Ray Fink/Deborah Fink
RFink@me.com or
Meetings as needed
Develop/issue press releases
and social media management
Membership Committee
Chair: Loriman Looke
Meets as necessary
Sponsorship Committee
Contact Leamon Scott
for Annual or Event
Sponsorship Opportunities
West Bay Board Meeting
West Bay Board Meeting
1st Wednesday Monthly
Quarry Hill Dining Room
7AM Breakfast Available
Weekly Greeters
March 12 - Richard Goff
March 19 - Suzanne Scott
March 26 - Laura Evans
April 2 - Lisa Dresser
April 9 - Jane Lafleur
April 16 - Marty Martens
April 23 - Mimi Edmunds
April 30 - Jan Abendroth
May 7 - George Forristall
May 14 - Loriman Looke
May 21 - Mike Pierce
May 28 - Noel Cox
June 4 - Chase Lasbury
June 11 - Deb Hitchings
June 18 - Kristen Lindquist
June 25 - Tim Dresser
West Bay Rotary Club of Camden, Maine
Upcoming Events
Weekly Speaker
President Ken Gardiner opened his first Club meeting, with Sandy Cox offering the Thought for the Day: "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time" by Abraham Lincoln.
Buckets on the Table in July will be for this year's Backpack Program, which will be led again by Barbara Heard.
President Ken was the speaker this meeting, where he discussed his ideas about future meetings being of a hybrid form, given the ongoing restrictions associated with the full Club being able to meet.  It is likely that while some may be comfortable to meet again in-person, once we are allowed to do so, some may not be and so we will likely continue to hold meetings that include Zoom to allow those folks not in attendance to participate, and we are also looking into making recordings so that anyone can view the meetings at a different date/time.
President Ken asked each West Bay Rotarian, both in the parent and satellite clubs, to identify at least one person that we would like to have join us as a West Bay Rotarian, and invite them to participate in an upcoming meeting.
President Ken then discussed the background for his year's President's Project, which is associated with building coalitions and better relationships for those involved with the Midcoast Recovery Coalition.  Ken would like the Club to build on our existing relationships with the many local organizations that we are presently involved with, including Habitat for Humanity, the Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House, One Less Worry, Strive, and the various food shelters in the area. Included in Ken's goals are the creation of a financial program to help educate those within MCRC.  Our overall goal for the year and future is to help create a better atmosphere of hope and opportunity, with us mobilizing to help those in need meet the challenges ahead.
President Ken introduced his Officers and the various Committee Chairs for his Rotary year, with an opening still existing for Sergeant-at-Arms.
This Zoom meeting was the Change of Command for West Bay Rotary, with Kim Milton ending her excellent year as President, and transferring the reins to President-Elect Ken Gardiner.  During this meeting, we were joined by 6 members of the Satellite Club, as well as several visiting guests.
Paul Harris Fellow awards were announced by President Kim for Tia Anderson (Director, Midcoast Habitat for Humanity) and two West Bay Rotarians - Jim Potter (Vocational Committee Chair) and Terry Bregy (Club Historian, Songleader, and long-time Christmas Tree Sales Chair).
President Kim surprised many of the Club officers and Committee Chairs with tokens of recognition and expressed thanks for their efforts during her year as Club President. New President Ken Gardiner presented Kim with a gavel mounted on a plaque in recognition and thanks for her excellent year, especially during these past few months.
Leamon Scott handled the Club's Raffle, which encompassed a 50/50 and numerous prizes donated by club members.
Gwen Clemens provided her Classification Talk as the speaker for today's meeting. Gwen came to Camden in May 2018, and is presently the General Manager of the Whitehall Inn. Gwen shared that her ties to Rotary go back to her childhood, as her Dad was a Rotarian in Idaho.  She grew up in Montana, went to Montana State, and her first job was in Telluride, Colorado, where she met her husband, who is from New Hampshire.  They then moved to the Boston area and to Arlington, Virginia, before finding their new home and work in Camden.   Gwen shares a love of travel, having visited 19 countries to date. Her husband works from home, and they have 2 young girls.  In closing, Gwen shared that she had been an exchange student too. We look forward to a future Tiki-Time with Gwen at the Whitehall Inn!
Peter Lindquist of the Satellite Club announced that their club is planning a Cornhole Tournament this fall.  Dates and site are still TBD, but Peter asked for volunteers to loan their cornhole games for this fundraiser.
Next week's meeting will be the Club's Change of Command meeting via Zoom.
Bill Tobin, Rotary Relations Manager for ShelterBox USA was the speaker. Bill provided an excellent overview of ShelterBox's relationship with Rotary International, which spans over twenty years, after starting with a club in Cornwall, England.  ShelterBox is working hard to provide families with shelter and other aid forms in global areas most susceptible to, and least prepared for, the Covid-19 pandemic.  ShelterBox has been very active over the years in responding to various disasters around the world.
Mark Coursey provided an overview of Community Service activities and plans, including this Saturday's Habitat Build Day and the proposed painting of Camden's Light Posts and Benches. They are looking for ideas for various projects.
Kristen Lindquist identified that the Book Club is still meeting and their next book is 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Ann Tyler.
Deb Fink share the May 2020 Club Video, which can also be viewed on the West Bay website.
President Kim Milton announced that the Change of Command ceremony will be held the evening of Thursday, June 25th, starting at 6:30pm via Zoom.


West Bay Rotary Goal is
100% Participation
for 2020-2021 Year

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Rodney Lynch
    July 9
  • Terry Bregy
    July 9
  • Suzanne Scott
    July 10
  • Ken Gardiner
    July 13
  • Bruce Malone
    July 15
  • Tom Peaco
    July 16
  • Gary Walker
    Roberta Walker
    July 4
  • Roberta Walker
    Gary Walker
    July 4
  • Chase Lasbury
    Nan Lasbury
    July 12
  • Susan Dorr
    Greg Dorr
    July 12
  • Tom Peaco
    Michelle Peaco
    July 23
Join Date:
  • Bruce Bergen
    July 12, 2012
    8 years
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