Club Members work on the Tom Settlemore garden pergola and swing Michelle Lester 2021-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

Beach Clean-Up Day

The Brunswick Rotary Club joined other coastal Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 7780 in cleaning up local beaches on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  Click below to review the day in pictures!
Beach Clean-Up Day Michelle Lester 2021-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Leadership Changover 2021 Michelle Lester 2021-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
In-Person Meetings Resume July 12 Michelle Lester 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

“Games on the Mall” Postponed

The Brunswick Rotary Club is sorry to report that Games on the Mall is canceled for July 4 due to expected weather conditions.
We hope to reschedule this fun family event later this summer. We are looking forward to seeing the community again!
“Games on the Mall” Postponed Michelle Lester 2021-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Annual Walter H. "Doc" PhillipsMemorial Award Recipient Recognized 2021-06-24 04:00:00Z 0
The Brunswick Rotary Club Selects Local Student for Grant 2021-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

Have you registered yet for the 2021 district virtual conference?

June 4  6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
June 5  9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
$20 fee – all proceeds go to Polio Plus
*Guests Speakers*Entertainment*Memorials*Recognition*Celebrations*President's Forum* *Presentation of Walter Foundation to Frank and Marty Helman
 
Friday night’s festivities also include a virtual auction.  All proceeds will go to the annual fund. Follow this link to register:  https://go.rotary7780gives.org/conference2021
 
Bonus!  There is an additional online auction with items ready for your bids. Follow this link:  https://go.rotary7780gives.org/conference2021/Auction
 
Have you registered yet for the 2021 district virtual conference? Michelle Lester 2021-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
New Paul Harris Fellows Recognized 2021-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Adds Seventh Area of Focus Michelle Lester 2021-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Annual Walter H. "Doc" Phillips Memorial Award Recipient Selected Michelle Lester 2021-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Valentines for Veterans Carolyn Bulliner 2021-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Global Grant Recipient Named in Forbes’ List Claudia Frost 2021-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Regifting Auction Michelle Lester 2021-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
2021 Calendars Still Available Michelle Lester 2020-12-30 05:00:00Z 0
The Brunswick Rotary Club:  People of Action 2020 Michelle Lester 2020-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Brunswick Rotary Club Recognizes Maine CDC Leader Michelle Lester 2020-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Tom Farrell Recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow Michelle Lester 2020-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
Dominican Republic Hospital Fights the Coronavirus with Rotarian Assistance Michelle Lester 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Million Mask Challenger Tour Michelle Lester 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Amazon Smile 2020-10-25 04:00:00Z 0

The Gathering Place District Grant

 
 
The Brunswick Rotary Club has received approval on a district grant to purchase a large outside awning for The Gathering Place. This will allow more people to socialize at the center and still observe social distancing guidelines. Three club members, Larry Bernstein (President), Fred Horch (President-Elect), and Carolyn Bulliner (former President) joined a team from The Gathering Place to relocate trees and shrubs in preparation for the installation this morning.
The Gathering Place District Grant Michelle Lester 2020-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
Annual Walter "Doc" Phillips Award Presented to Linda Blanton 2020-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Walter H. "Doc" Phillips Memorial Award
First Recipient Award Ceremony Announced

The Brunswick Rotary Club is pleased to announce that the first recipient of the Walter H. “Doc” Phillips Award is Linda Blanton. Linda will be recognized on Thursday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m. in a brief ceremony at the Harpswell town office prior to a Selectman’s meeting. Space is limited so those interested in attending should contact the Brunswick Rotary Club via their facebook account.
 
 
Walter H. "Doc" Phillips Memorial Award First Recipient Award Ceremony Announced Michelle Lester 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
No Games on the Mall 2020 2020-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
Local Rotary Clubs donate $3000 to  Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program Michelle Lester 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Brunswick Rotary Club Meetings Resume Monday, March 30 2020-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
COVID-19 "Tiger Team" Makes Recommendations 2020-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

COVID-19 Update

During this time of uncertainty and confusion, the Board of Directors is working hard to determine how best to serve our community.  We will continue to provide updates to the membership as available via Facebook, website and email messages.
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Club Suspends All In-Person Activities 2020-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
Walter H. "Doc" Phillips Memory Lives On 2020-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellows 2020 David Taft 2020-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
The Brunswick Rotary Club Announces Midcoast Maine's Got Talent 2020 talent show 2020-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Historic Sites of the Mid Coast Region Michelle Lester 2020-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary: What's in it for me? Michelle Lester 2019-12-16 05:00:00Z 0

Stuff the Bus! 

The Brunswick Rotary Club announces "STUFF THE BUS" to collect foodstuffs for the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program.
Stuff the Bus! Michelle Lester 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Announces Progress in Eliminating Polio Globally Michelle Lester 2019-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
Brunswick Rotary Club Hosts Annual July 4 Games on the Mall  2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0 4th of July,Brunswick Rotary Club,Games on the Mall,Independence Day
Avoid Long Distance Running at the Brunswick Rotary Club's Patriots' Day Half-K on April 15th! 2019-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

Midcoast Maine's Got Talent Returns on May 17, 2019

Posted by Jennifer Iacovelli on Jan 31, 2019
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The Brunswick Rotary Club is proud to sponsor Midcoast Maine's Got Talent for the eight year. The talent show will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:00pm in Brunswick High School's Crooker Theatre and will feature 20 acts.

Midcoast Maine's Got Talent Returns on May 17, 2019 Jennifer Iacovelli 2019-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
Essence of Elegance Fashion Show & Wine Tasting: November 15, 2018 Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 Brunswick Rotary Club,It's all Good,Maine,Universal Promise,community fund,event,fashion show,fundraiser,wine tasting

The Rotary Club of Brunswick Provides Additional Computers for the Teen Center

Posted by Jennifer Iacovelli on Aug 23, 2018
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The Rotary Club of Brunswick has been awarded a $5000 grant to purchase nine laptop computers, mouses and a securable computer charging cabinet for the Brunswick Teen Center. This competitively awarded Rotary District 7780 grant was approved mid-July and awarded based on its quality and positive community impact.  The $5000 check was presented to Jordan Cardone, Teen Center Director, and Stacy Frizzle, Executive Director of People Plus/Teen Center during the August 20 Rotary meeting. A following ceremony at The Teen Center unveiled the new computers to the delight of the teens.
The Rotary Club of Brunswick Provides Additional Computers for the Teen Center Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
Save the Date (11.15.18) for our Fashion Show Fundraiser! Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-08-20 04:00:00Z 0 Brunswick Rotary Club,Hilton Garden Inn,It's all Good,fashion show,fundraiser
Buy a Reusable Hannaford Bag & Support the Brunswick Rotary Community Fund! Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-07-12 04:00:00Z 0 Brunswick Rotary Club,Hannaford,community fund,fundraiser,reusable bags
Join Us for "Games on the Mall" on July, 4 2018 Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 4th of July,Brunswick Rotary Club,Games on the Mall,Independence Day,Maine,family event
Coming on Friday, May 18: Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent!  Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-05-07 04:00:00Z 0 Curt Dale Clark
24th Annual Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day on May 19th Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-05-03 04:00:00Z 0 Brunswick Rotary Club,bike rodeo,events,family safety

Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent 2018!  Seeks Contestants
 

Posted by Jennifer Iacovelli on Mar 13, 2018
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The Rotary Club of Brunswick is now accepting applications for Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent! 2018.  The seventh year of this fun and well-attended local talent show will be held on May 18th, at 7 p.m., at the Crooker Theatre in Brunswick. Deadline for applications is April 16th.
Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent 2018!  Seeks Contestants  Jennifer Iacovelli 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0 Brunswick Rotary Club,Maine State Music Theater,Midcoast Maine's Got Talent,Teresa Gillis,application,event,talent show
Brunswick Rotary Club Announces Fashion Show & Wine Tasting Jennifer Iacovelli 2017-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 Brunswick Rotary Club,It's all Good,Tedford Housing,The Daniel,Universal Promise,event,fashion show,fundraiser,wine tasting
Rotarians Help the Houston Area With the Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0

2017 Midcoast Maine's Got Talent

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Brunswick Rotary Club presents Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Crooker Theatre
116 Maquoit Rd. Brunswick
 
Adults $12 ~ Seniors & students $10 ~ Family $30
 
For more information, email: midcoastmainesgottalent@comcast.net
2017 Midcoast Maine's Got Talent Claudia Frost 2017-01-02 05:00:00Z 0
Art Feeds the Heart Fundraising Auction 2016-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Growstown School Recognized 2016-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
4th of July Games on the Mall 2016 2016-07-30 04:00:00Z 0
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Dennis St. Pierre Honored

On February 24, 2015, Dennis St Pierre, a member of the Rotary Club of Brunswick, Maine, was presented with a merit award by our District Governor Larry Furbish, at the World Understanding and Peace Dinner in South Portland.
The guest speaker at this dinner was Rick King, International Rotary President for 2001-2002. It was absolutely fascinating hearing him tell his story about how Rotary has made a difference in his life, and in the World! The crowd was completely silent as we listened to his compelling words. It made me so proud to be a Rotarian!
 
Dennis was honored as an outstanding “new” Rotarian who has stepped up and understood what being a Rotarian is all about. Dennis has taken on significant responsibility in his short tenure, and has made a great impact to our club. His passion for helping people, his energy and his creative mind are the traits that set him apart.  Please join me in congratulating Dennis on this great honor!
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Midcoast Maine Has Talent

Posted by Michael Sfirri

Midcoast Maine Has Got Talent - But you knew that. Now is your chance to be part of it.  On Saturday, May 9, the Rotary Club of Brunswick, Maine will present some of Maine's finest singing and dancing talent on the stage of the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham.  To be part of the action, download an application here:

http://bit.ly/1MVfw8Q

 or get one from one of our fine sponsors. 

Or keep your inner Elvis bottled up inside and just come out for an evening of wicked good entertainment.

 

Midcoast Maine Has Talent Michael Sfirri 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z 0

Brunswick Rotary Supports MCHPP Pack a Backpack Program

Brunswick Rotary President Gary Torow presents a check to Ethan Minton, MCHPP Program Director
 
On Monday, December 8, 2014 the Rotary Club of Brunswick Maine presented Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program with a check for $3000 to support their Pack a Backpack program. As the MCHPP website explains, 

Every Monday morning, over a thousand students in the greater-Brunswick area arrive at school hungry. They leave school on Friday afternoon and simply don’t have enough food at home to provide the nutrition they need on the weekend. It affects their ability to concentrate. It affects their ability to learn. It affects their ability to do all the things many others take for granted. It doesn’t have to be this way. For around $5 a week, we can supply a student and their family with enough food to get through the weekend so they don’t go hungry.

The Rotary Club presentation is in addition to a $1000 check presented previously. The money was raised primarily through a Pack a Back Pack 4ME event in October. 

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Rotary Club of Brunswick Receives Global Grant

The International Rotary Foundation awarded a $35,770 Global Grant to the Rotary Club of Brunswick for a project to train teachers to recognize common illnesses in Lusaka, Zambia. The local club has partnered with the  Nkwazi Rotary Club of Lusaka as well as “Healthy Kids/Brighter Future,” a local non-profit, and the N’Gombe Health Clinic, in Lusaka. This alliance will bring health screening, health education and treatment for common illnesses to 16,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable children in Zambia
 
The genesis of this project came from a visit to a Brunswick Rotary Club meeting last March from Lonnie Hackett, a Bowdoin College senior. While Lonnie was a student at Bowdoin College, he had an opportunity to travel to Zambia during summer break in 2011 to teach English and math. While there, he noticed an alarming gap in his students’ knowledge of basic health care including common and preventable childhood diseases, sanitation, and HIV/AIDS education and prevention.  
 
Lonnie traveled to rural Nepal in the summer of 2012 where he observed a school-based healthcare model that he believed could be modified to fit the vulnerable children in the N’Gombe district of Lusaka, where the poorest children live and attend school.  
 
During his senior year as a biochemistry major, Lonnie garnered the knowledge of any global health expert who would listen to his goal of establishing a program to train teachers as health care providers within the 50-public schools that serve children who suffer from treatable diseases. He established “Healthy Kids/ Brighter Future” to bring medical services and health education to children in need.  
 
Rotary International is one of the largest not-for-profit service organizations in the world, with approximately 1.6 million members actively participating in thousands of local clubs spread across 161 countries around the world. Rotary International Foundation contributes nearly $100 million every year toward humanitarian programs in which Rotary members participate and voluntarily raise funds.  
 
The Rotary Club of Brunswick was chartered in 1925 and currently has an active membership of 70 community leaders. They meet weekly, except on holidays, at noon on Monday in Brunswick.
 
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Curtis Memorial Library Honored

Posted by Michael Sfirri
Kate Egan, president of the Curtis Memorial Library Board of Directors, and Brunswick Rotarian and retired US Navy Captain Charles "Chuck" Mull, stand in front of a bronze plaque marking the 130 year old library as a historic site. The Brunswick Pride and Heritage Committee of the Rotary Club of Brunswick sponsored the plaque's creation and dedication, honoring the library that began in 1883 as a single room at the town hall with a collection of 1300 books. The current library location opened in 1904 and is the 13th location honored by the Brunswick Pride and Heritage Committee. For a full listing, click on the Brunswick Pride and Hertiage link.Image
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Rotary Food Drive a HUGE Success

Posted by Michael Sfirri

ImageAs you can see from the photo the food drive Saturday February 23 was a HUGE success! Over a ton of food was collected for MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program as well as $310.00 in cash. Thank you to everyone who spent time at Shaw's on Saturday and to everyone who made a donation to help feed those who's plates are empty. We are Rotarians and we do make a difference!

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Brunswick Rotary Announces Hometown Idol 2013

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The Rotary Club of Brunswick, Maine wishes to thank all who participated in the Second Annual Hometown Idol and helped to make it a successful event. We would especially like to thank our sponsors for the event, without whom it would not be possible. Thank you again and we'll see you next year.

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Brunswick Rotary Builds Swing Set for Homeless Children

Posted by Michael Sfirri

The Brunswick Rotary Club recently installed a new swing-set at the Tedford Housing – Family Shelter on Federal Street in Brunswick. “There had been a swing set there but it had to be closed a few years ago as it was deteriorating and no longer safe,” says Don Kniseley, a member of the Rotary Club and former director of Tedford Housing. “Tedford did not have funds to replace the playground equipment at this time so we received a Rotary International Foundation grant and matched it with Club funds to purchase and install the swing set.”

Craig Phillips, current Tedford Housing executive director says that this is an important new addition to their work with homeless families and children. "When families are in such a stressful situation, having safe and appropriate outdoor play space really means a lot. We very much appreciate the Brunswick Rotary Clubs thoughtfulness and hard work."

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Rotarians on the Mall

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Brunswick Rotarians spent a delightful Thursday morning on April 26 spreading mulch on the Brunswick Mall,
sprucing up the appearance of the centerpiece of our town.
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Holbrook Wharf Recognition

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Saturday, June 11 marked the dedication of the Rotary Club of Brunswick's plaque recognizing Holbrook Wharf as a unique and historical location in the MidCoast of Maine. The Brunswick Pride Committee of the Rotary Club have been identifying and recognizing those places that make our Midcoast area special and unique since 2000, and this is the 10th location to be so honored. In the photo, President Sue Chadima (left) endures the rain during the dedication ceremonies.

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BBBS Golf

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Brunswick Rotarians Connie Hartley and Carol Taylor enjoy a moment at the 19th hole of the Big Brother Big Sister golf tournament this summer.
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Brunswick Recognition Award 2

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Lauren Kennedy and Stacia Brezinski, both seniors at Brunswick High School were honored recently by the Brunswick Rotary, for their "diligence and persistence in community service". Rotary Club representative Valerie Campbell noted that both students exemplify Rotary's commitment to service above self.
 
Brezinski was described by her guidance counselor Mike Halmo a great choice for this recognition. She is involved in the Youth Advocacy Group, Gay Straight ALliance, The Theatre project, Midcoast Chapter of the American Red Cross, to name a few.
 
Kennedy is also exemplary in her community involvement.  She volunteers at Mid Coast Hospital, the Coastal Humane Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Curtis Memorial LIbrary, and has spent countless hours working as a mentor for a an underpriveleged youth.
 
Both Students were also selected as one of 40 students to train with the Center for Preventing Hate.  As student leaders their role is to  raise awareness on how to prevent hate and violence in their school and community.
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Brunswick Rotary Recognition Awards

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Ashley Dufresne and Matt Stasinowsky, both seniors at Region Ten Technical High School, were recognized at Brunswick Rotary for their diligence and persistence in community service.  Valerie Campbell, shown with Dufresne and Stasinowsky, noted that both students exemplify Rotary's commitment to service above self.

Ashley Dufresne of Brunswick High School and Matt Stasinowsky from Freeport High School both find time in busy high school and work schedules to volunteer in their communities.  Dufresne, a student in the Region Ten Marketing program, volunteers at school flu clinics, has chaperoned a field trip to Boston for students with special needs, and is currently organizing a school fund raiser for Make-A-Wish foundation.  "When I see that smile on a kid's face," she explained, "that makes it all worthwhile." 

Stasinowsky studies Firefighting at Region Ten.  He recently earned firefighter status as a volunteer with the Pownal Fire Department and also helps with fundraising with the Pownal Fire Company.  Sundays, he helps clean stalls and care for horses at a local horse rescue farm. Both students plan to go on to college, Dufresne in medicine and Stasinowsky in education.  Valerie Campbell, Brunswick Rotary's Student Recognition Coordinator, awarded Dufresne and Stasinowsky with plaques recognizing their commitment to community service.

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