Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
The Town Club
4 Washington Street
4th Floor
Sanford, ME  04073-2712
United States
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Still more work to be done at Layman's Way Recovery Center - this time painting the large common room. Diane Gerry, Elias Thomas, Haley Cabana and Lawrence Furbish participated in this mini community service project.
Club members, cub scouts and parents spent a few hours on Earth Day planting 45 seedlings donated by Rotary International, one for each club member. Sugar maples, red and white oaks were planted at the McKeon Reserve (off of Blanchard Road) which is part of the Mousam Way Land Trust. The soil was rocky and holes were difficult to dig, but the scouts worked hard and got the job done. 
Rotarians are people of action and in this case, the action is scrubbing down rooms at the new Layman's Way Recovery Center, a substance abuse rehab center in Sanford, Maine. The center will be operated by York County Shelters Program and is supported by York County government. Diane Gerry is the COO and will be running the new facility. York County Shelter Programs (YCSP), York County Government, and the York County District Attorney’s Office have spent multiple months collaborating and designing a program unlike any other in the State of Maine.  The primary focus of their efforts was to reduce the number of non-violent offenders with substance abuse issues currently overcrowding our jail system, and to provide much needed treatment services in Southern Maine. Several Rotarian cleaning crews pitched in helping to transform the recovery center into a warm and comfortable place.
A good book can inspire, transport and kindle a lifelong love of reading. What if you could get a book anytime from a neighborhood Little Free Library? The Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club, working together with local libraries and other community organizations is building and installing LFLs all over Sanford, Maine. That's what people of action do - learn more at
Our Little Free Library project is being advertised using the new People of Action format from RI. Check out our post on Facebook.
Join us to hear morning radio personality, Ray Richardson speak about his third and latest book, “Every Stone Has A Story”. The book gives you a glimpse into the organization, Wreaths Across America and Ray tells some of the amazing stories that give their mission meaning. Don’t miss this great American story.
Wreaths Across America, Thursday evening, November 30, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. at the Town Club in Sanford, Maine
Special guests DG Dave Underhill, District Foundation Chair, Marty Helman and PDG Marge Barker were on hand to present Paul Harris Fellowships to Mark Mickeriz (for his super work as our club Foundation Chair over the years) and to Kim LaChance. Kim's parents, Tom and Judy Jagger honored Kim with the PHF. Our club also received the RI President's Citation for 2016-2017 from PDG Marge. We were one of only two clubs in our district to receive the award for our work together last year. 
Rotarians and friends packaged enough Mac & Cheese to feed 12,600 hungry people in York County, Maine. 
Our program for this Thursday morning will be to build several of these Little Free Libraries from pre-cut kits. Please bring battery powered screw drivers or Phillips screw drivers if you'd like to help assemble the kits. Should be fun!
It was an early morning, but some members and family of the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club managed to plant over 670 plants in the rain garden at the Autism/Therapy wing at the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center at Waban Projects. 14 people planted and mulched the 8' by approximately 100' rain garden. It was a fun project, making a difference!
Our club's second LFL was dedicated on Thursday, August 10th by President Danielle and Shawn Babine. It is a old newspaper box that was generously donated by the Journal Tribune newspaper and renovated and decorated by the Treadwell family. It is located in Holdsworth Park and will provide reading materials for people visiting the rec area. The LFL already had its first customer that morning!
District Governor Dave Underhill's official visit to our club was busy!
DG Dave, Mike McGovern and Marty Helman honoring Sallie and Arnie Chandler as new Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation.
President Danielle presenting a donation to Polio Plus in honor of the District Governor.
DG Dave presenting Shawn Babine with a surprise Paul Harris Fellowship.
Our first Little Free Library (LFL) was dedicated on Monday, June 26th at East Side Acres on Bates St. in Sanford. Kids from the neighborhood did a marvelous job painting the LFL which was constructed by Sanford Rotarian, Neal Meltzer. Shawn Babine (literacy chair), Barbara Sutcliffe (president), Lawrence Furbish (community service chair) Jackie McDougal (Goodall Library director) and Bill Keefer (Sanford Housing Authority director) participated in the dedication. Rotary and the Goodall Library are planning to build and place more LFLs in the Sanford area. Keep an eye out for one in your neighborhood!
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Speaker List
Brett Williams
Jun 21, 2018
SHS Performing Arts Center
Rotary President Installation
Jun 27, 2018
Evening event
Jul 05, 2018
Alan Grady
Jul 12, 2018
Parks and Rec Director
Susan Austin
Jul 19, 2018 7:30 AM
The Ryan Home Project for homeless youth
Cherylan Camire
Jul 26, 2018 7:30 AM
Sanford Alumni Assoc.