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This is ROTARY INTERNATIONAL. Rotary Club of Old Town Rotary Information Committee 2010-2011. Purpose of the Rotary Information Meeting. To inform proposed members about Rotary To let you know what you may expect of your membership To let you know what our club will expect of you

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this is rotary international


Rotary Club of

Old Town

Rotary Information Committee


purpose of the rotary information meeting
Purpose of theRotary Information Meeting
  • To inform proposed members about Rotary
  • To let you know what you may expect of your membership
  • To let you know what our club will expect of you
  • To answer any questions you might have about Rotary International and membership in our club
rotary international

Paul Harris

Rotary International
  • Founded by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905
  • 162 Countries - 530 Districts
  • 31,096 Clubs - 1.2 MM members
  • Our Club is in District 7790 with 55 Clubs in Quebec & Maine.
  • R.I. is governed by a President and Board of Directors elected from all over the world.
  • Each District elects a District Governor annually.
  • Each Club is an autonomous group.
the four way test of the things we think say or do
THE FOUR-WAY TESTof the things we think, say or do

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary 4-way Test. It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. He drew up a 24 word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.

Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International in 1954-55. The 4-way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

  • Is it the TRUTH ?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned ?
  • Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS ?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?
the rotary club of old town maine
The Rotary Club of Old Town, Maine
  • The club was presented their charter on November 27, 1927 at the Elks Hall and was sponsored by the Bangor Rotary Club.
  • Charter Members were:
    • Almanzar Bergeron
    • Stephen Buzzell
    • Ralph W. Chapman
    • Israel R. Cutler
    • Samuel M. Cutler (Secretary)
    • George Desjardins
    • Virgil H. Goodwin
    • John H. Hickey (President)
  • Past District Governors
    • Raymond Collett 1947-48
    • Dr. James Martin 1973-1974
    • Harry Sanborn 1997-1998

Dr. Arthur P. Latno

Dr. Lewis S. Libby

Charles E. Lunt

Stanley F. Needham

W. Sewall

William H. Waterhouse

Albert G. Averill

object of rotary

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the idea of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

First: The development of acquaintance as an

opportunity for service.

Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

Third: The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business, and community life.

Fourth: The advancement of international under-standing, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.

our rotary club
Our Rotary Club

Each year we elect our officers in December. These officers are installed in June and conduct the general business of our club at monthly Board of Directors.

Our President, with the approval of our Board of Directors, prepares a budget and makes committee appointments based on the Four Avenues of Rotary-

1. Club Service

2. Community Service

3. Vocational Service

4. International Service

You will be asked to participate on one of our committees by our President.

You will be welcomed by each member of our Club – but remember, you must make an effort to meet and know us.

2010 2011 officers
2010 - 2011 Officers
  • President: Frank Greenleaf
  • President-Elect: John Fogel
  • Vice President: Robin Merchant
  • Secretary: Jennifer Fogel
  • Treasurer: Sandy Morin
  • Past President: Carl Nevells

The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Old Town are Club Officers the Directors for Club, Vocation, Community and International Service and the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Officers and Board Directors are elected to a one year term which begins July 1st of each year.

Board of Directors


Four Avenues of Service

Club Service

Those things that a Rotarian does to help make successful the running of the local club.

Vocational Service

The promoting of the “ideal of service”

throughout the business and professional world.

Community Service

Participate in all activities which make

the community a better place in which

to live.

International Service

Encourage and foster the advancement

of understanding and good will among

people of the world.

four avenues of service 2010 2011 directors
Four Avenues of Service2010-2011 Directors

Community Service: Patty St. Peter

Club Service: Dave Wollstadt

Vocational Service: Linda Bryant

International Service: David Zelz

Sergeant at Arms: Clarence Bryant


Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions

The Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and professions is a statement of recent origin. It was adopted by the Rotary International Council on Legislation in 1989 to provide more specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary.

As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:

1. Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;

2. Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community;

3. Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;

4. Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship;

5. Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;

6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of special needs of others; and to improve the quality of life in my community;

7. Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession;

8. Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.


How YOU were chosen to become a member of ROTARY

  • A member of this Rotary Club sponsored your membership
  • Our Classification Committee verified your occupation and agreed
      • *that you held an important position in your firm
      • *that you are an outstanding leader in your vocation
      • *that the classification being loaned to you was not already represented in our Club
  • Our membership committee verified your personal reputation both in your business and in the community.
  • Our Board of Directors approved your application for Rotary membership.
your privileges in rotary
Your Privileges in Rotary
  • THE PRIVILEGE OF FRIENDSHIP WITH LEADERS your community neighboring cities

...all over the U.S.A. all parts of the world


Thru the common

bond of


your obligations in rotary
Your Obligations in Rotary


To be a Rotarian you must give of your time and talents; participate community work Club and District activities social functions


Regular attendance is urged in Rotary

You must attend two thirds of all club meetings each six months.

If you miss three meetings in a row the attendance committee will contact you.

You can make up meetings at another Rotary Club within 14 days in advance or 14 days after a missed meeting of our Club. Club service projects also qualify.

You can attend a club Board of Directors meeting for make up credit.

You can volunteer your time at a club sanctioned service project

your financial obligation to rotary
Your Financial Obligation to Rotary
  • Initiation Fee: $50.00
  • Annual Dues: $200.00 ($100 due semi-annually)
  • Meetings: $12.00 (including meal)
  • 50/50: $1.00/ticket or 8 for $5.00 (optional participation)
  • Fines: Can range from $1.00 - $5.00
  • Happy and Sad Dollars: whatever you would like to contribute, whenever you would like to participate
  • Social Events estimated: $50.00
  • Door Prize: $10.00 (asked to provide about once a year)
  • Every Rotarian Every Year Campaign – This is an annual appeal of up to $100.00 per Rotarian to The Rotary Foundation. This is a voluntary, tax-deductible donation.

Treasurer: Sandy Morin 827-9875

rotary membership
Rotary Membership

A membership classification system is used in Rotary

to insure that a variety of professions and vocations

are represented in each Club. Each member is

assigned a classification recognizing their profession.

There are three types of membership in a Rotary Club.

Active - primary holder of a specific classification

Past Service - a member who has previously retired

Honorary - an individual selected by the Board to be honored for a given year.

our rotary club finances
Our Rotary Club Finances

The Club fiscal year begins on July 1st with the installation of new officers. The Board of Directors adopts a budget in July prepared by the new President.

Our club maintains two funds:

A. Club Operations - the cost of operating our club

including all social functions.

Membership dues

Door Raffle

50/50 Raffle

B. Club Projects - the charitable activities of our club

Hunter’s Breakfast

Fund Raising Projects

Happy and Sad Dollars

We never use income from club projects to fund any of our club operations.

The club files a federal income tax return every year as a non profit corporation.


Old Town Rotary Club Service Projects

  • Barclay House
  • Camp Capella Renovations
  • Old Town Comfort Station
  • YMCA Field House Project
  • YMCA Swimming Pool Drive
  • Old Town Library Addition
  • Old Town Museum Drive
  • UCP Respite House Renovation
  • The Meadows Housing Project
  • Annual Community & Youth Service Donations

Fund Raising Events - Examples

  • Annual Hunters Breakfast
  • Auction
  • Golf Tournament
the rotary foundation1
The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.

The Foundation’s Humanitarian Programs fund International Rotary club and district projects designed to improve the quality of life.

Through its Educational Programs the Foundation provides funding for about 1200 students to study abroad each year.

The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share the vision of a better world.

Paul Harris Fellow

Anyone who contributes US $1000 to the Annual Programs Fund or has that amount contributed in his or her name can be designated a Paul Harris Fellow.

Contributions may be made in annual increments of $100 or more with the intent of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow. Contributors are designated as a Paul Harris Sustaining Member.


Local Rotary Club

District 7790 – Zone 9

Bangor Noon Club:

Wellman Commons Tuesday at 12:00 Noon


China Hill Restaurant Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Ellsworth Noon:

The Maine Grind Tuesday at 12 noon.

Bangor Breakfast:

Jeff’s Catering Thursday at 7:00 a.m.

Katahdin Area (Millinocket):

Millinocket Regional Hospital Wednesday at 12:00 Noon

Club Secretary:

The club secretary has a copy of the latest directory for all Rotary clubs in the world. If you plan to travel check the listing for meeting locations. If you have make up cards or an attendance question contact: Jennifer Fogel at 827-8031 or via e-mail at

welcome to rotary
Welcome to ROTARY

Remember: No organization is greater than its individual members.

  • YOU are ROTARY
  • Participate for Friendship
  • Participate for Service
  • Participate for Fellowship
  • Participate for Knowledge
  • Participate for International Understanding



rotary websites
Rotary Websites

Old Town Rotary Club:

District 7790:

Rotary International: