Joe Fagnant, incoming Rotary President for 2023-2024, announced that the club is now accepting project funding requests for the upcoming year. The request should include a short explanation of your groups’ project, the amount requested, and for whom the project will benefit. All requests should be submitted prior to May 1, 2023. Please mail requests to Houlton Rotary Club, P.O. Box 425, Houlton, Maine 04730 attn: Joe Fagnant, or email them to email@example.com.
Our goal is to donate $30,000 this year to local projects, funded by the Rotary Auction and other Rotary fundraisers. Past projects have included the Houlton Area Little League, Littleton Playground, Just for Kids Playground, Houlton Riverfront Project, Northern Maine Soap Box Derby, Houlton Amphitheater, Cary Library, Northern Maine Lacrosse Club, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, Houlton Elementary School Basketball Court, Putnam House: A Center for Seniors, Temple Cinema free matinee, The Salvation Army Houlton, Adopt-a-Block of Aroostook, Houlton Area Backpacks for Kids, Aid for Kids, Houlton Recreation Program, McGill’s Community Band, and many more.
The Houlton Rotary Club is proud to have served our community for over 100 years. We invite everyone with a passion for service to become a member. You can find more information at www.HoultonRotary.org or on our Facebook page. We are People of Action!
In this photo are Houlton Rotarian Travis Glatter with the Houlton club President Nate Bodenstab. Glatter spoke at the January 14, 2019 meeting about the work of the Rotary Foundation and how it is really based on community to community effort. The Houlton club does so much and so well to advance the six areas of focus to help the world that the foundation supports. These are world peace, disease prevention, water sanitation, maternal and child health, promoting basic education and literacy and economic and community development. More information can be found at Rotary.org.
In this photo are Corinne Watson, founder and owner of Tiny Homes of Maine with her host Rotarian Scott Dionne. Watson shared the workings of her company that she and her husband Tom Small manage. Small is the draftsman and designer and Watson, the engineer in the family, tends to work with the customer to convey what they want in their tiny home to the specs created. These are portable and environmentally friendly houses on wheels and satisfy a need with retired people, students, special needs folks and others to have an easy to manage, cozy home. 95% of their customers are women. More info can be found at their website.
In this photo are Presque Isle Rotarian Joy Barresi-Saucier with Houlton Rotarian Andy Mooers who hosted Barresi-Saucier as the guest speaker at the Monday, December 3, 2018 meeting of the Houlton club. The Aroostook Agency on Aging has been in existence since 1973 and for the past year Barresi-Saucier has stepped into the shoes of the former executive director Steve Farnum who served for 43 years. The agency reaches out to the aging population to insure that as residents of the County age they are able to make their own decisions and live independently for as long as possible and the agency is there to improve the quality of life and promote well being for the older people of the County. For more information the agency’s phone number is 207-764-3396.
In this photo are Rotarian Carlie Woodworth with her guest speaker and best friend Chris Mills. Mills shared with the Houlton Rotary club his journey in photography to the point of having 30 thousands shares in 28 days on Christopher A. Mills Photography. Mills spoke about his best tool in photography and that is his eyes or as the group saw his artistic vision. Mills has had terrific success with his night time photographs and he credited learning to really understand the camera and its settings as the beginning of taking exceptional photos. The cover of Our Main Street’s Aroostook magazine has used his photos on their cover. Purchases of his work can be made online at christopheramillsphotography.com.
In this photo are Rotarian Leigh Cummings with new member Clarissa Sabattis.
Sabattis is the new tribal chief for the Houlton Band of Malissets. She was born and raised in Houlton, Maine. She has worked as a public health consultant. She feels that being a Rotarian will be an avenue for becoming more involved in the area. She has lived away and feels that there is no place like home and especially to raise her 3 children with her partner Brian. Rotarian Leigh Cummings had the honor of performing the induction.
In this photo are Vice President of the Houlton Rotary Club Tracy Rockwell, Christopher Doughty of the Houlton Border port of entry and Rotarian Katie Hill who hosted Doughty. Doughty shared the history of his agency in the United States and how his career developed. He is a native of Fort Fairfield, Maine and a graduate of the University of Presque Isle. CBP stands in for the name of the United States Customs and Border Protection. He came to work in Houlton after being a border patrol agent in Arizona and was hired as assistant director. Now he manages the operation that includes Monticello and Forrest City crossings.
In this photo are President of Rotary Nate Bodenstab with guest speaker Rotarian Diane Hines. Hines shared her experience that she had attending the Rotary International Convention in Toronto June 22 through June 25, 2018. Twenty-five thousand one hundred eighty-eight Rotarians from all over the world attended the convention. Hines shared her enthusiasm over her experience and the vastness of the convention.
This year’s E-Waste Day will be on September 8, 2018. Mark this on your calendar whether you are going to work for the club or bring e-waste to add to the collection.
Contact Mac Randolph for more information.
In this photo from York’s of Houlton are Stephanie McGary, Sabra Scott, Jamie York, Dick York and Rotarian Chris Carmichael. Carmichael hosted Jamie, Dick and Stephanie and Sabra was a guest of her mother Rotarian Meg York. Dick opened the slide show with a history of the 50 years of the business since his father purchased it from Ralph Berry when it was on Bangor Street. When Dick and his brother Jerry joined in the seventies to work with their father a new location was sited on Route 1 in Houlton. Jamie joined the business in 2005 and has brought in new ideas. Jamie has not yet found his keys! But he did want to celebrate the employees and along with the slide show asked for Rotarians to guess employee names. Winners of the game were Kyle Taylor, Torrey Sylvester, Lorie Weston and Nancy Ketch.