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May Day Play Day 2015 was a resounding success! It appeared that we had the largest turn out ever! We gave out 175 back packs and could have used a few more. We served 300 hot dogs and used every last bit of popcorn in the bin. From 10:00 on, there were constant lines for the balloon man, the Moon Bounce, face painting and ropes courses. It was a great day and fun for all!
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The Oxford Hills Rotary Club
is looking for donated items for their
Annual Charity Auction
to be held on
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
256 Main Street, South Paris, Maine
Preview: 9 AM, Auction 10 AM to finish
FMI or pickup, please call
Paul Thornfeldt at 744-9383, Curtis Cole at 461-3380
or Chris Summers at 577-8476
if you would like to donate your items to the auction.
The public is invited to setup your own tables at the auction for a
Community Yard Sale/Flea Market
on the day of the Auction from 9AM - 2PM.
A $10.00 registration fee per space will be charged. Contact Paul Thornfeldt at 744-9383 to reserve your space.
The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is proud to announce the 2014 Rotarian of the Year (ROY) is John Griffith.The selection committee, made up of the last 3 year's recipients, reviewed 15 nomination papers, and made their decision and choice based on several criteria: 1) Attendance 2) Club project participation 3) Community participation both as a Rotarian and as a non Rotarian 4) Promotion of Rotary within the schools and community 5) Committee involvement and follow through and 6) Club office held, quality of work, and committees chair. Some of the quotes used as 2013 ROY Curtis Cole made the presentation: "this person has been amazing to our club all year!” Another reminded us that “this person participates in ALL club projects.” Still another said that “everything he says he will do, HE DOES!” So congratulations to John Griffith. John is retired from serving Norway Savings Bank for many years as a loan officer. He resides in Norway with his wife, Shelley. Shown in the photo left to right, President Christina Twitchell, John Griffith, and Curtis Cole. Congratulations John!!
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our long-time member, Jack Richardson. Jack passed away on Thursday, Feb 12 at the age of 73. He was an Oxford Hills Rotarian who served as Club President, and then Secretary for many years, among the many other things he did for our club. He was Rotarian of the Year in 2005. According to the funeral notice in the paper, there will be a private memorial service for the family in the spring. Our thoughts are with his wife, Kathy and their family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Jack, you will be missed by so many.
What a great way to support the Oxford Hills Community by using funds collected from our "Road Tolls" to buy food and deliver it to 4 of our local food pantries!
Shown here is Club President Christina welcoming our newest member, Joe Balchunas from Community Concepts along with his sponsor, George Rice. Welcome Joe!
Here is a photo of our new club t-shirts, to help make us more visible on our club projects and events. We want to help "LIght Up Rotary" with our new image!
Congratulations to outgoing President Dave Preble, and Good luck to incoming President Christina Twtichell!
Congratulations to Curtis Cole, (center) our Rotarian of the Year! Shown here, left is Ron Morse, last year's recipient and right, President Dave Preble.
If you need tickets, please feel free to contact George Rice @ 743-2285 or Dave Preble @ 743-7836, or any OH Rotarian!
A huge 'THANK YOU' to the entire Oxford Hills community for helping make our joint weekend a success!!
We were awarded a Rotary Grant to help fund the new steel roofing job at the Alan Day Community Garden. Shown here are members during a work day. Many people from the Oxford Hills community benefit from the garden.
President Dave along with Val Weston, sponsor, welcoming new member, Chris Weston!
Several of our members joined 100+ other Rotarians and family members around the District for a Community Service Day Project at Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine. Yard work, tree and shrub planting, flowers dug and replanted were among the many projects done. After the work was finished, a turkey/pig roast was enjoyed by all. What a great service project for a very worthy organization! Shown here, left to right, George & Patty Rice, Beth Abbott and President Dave Preble, in front, Beth's granddaughter Alexis.
Come bid on this blue 2004 Ford Taurus, automatic, moon roof, 123,132 miles generously donated by Ripley & Fletcher Ford!
Come bid on this white 2002 Dodge Intrepid, power windows, locks, cruise, A/C, 126,091 miles, generously donated by Bessey Motor Sales!
Shown here is our newest member, Curtis Smith from US Cellular, working with the attendees at our annual May Day Play Day event held recently.