Speakers
Program Chair: AG Chris Summers
Feb 21, 2018
Greeter: John Griffith
Program Chair: Joel Speakman
Feb 28, 2018
Greeter: Susan Graves
Monthly Club Assembly
Mar 07, 2018
Greeter: Tina Fox
March Students of the Month
Mar 14, 2018
Greeter: Louise Firth-Campbell
Program Chair: Miranda Ward
Mar 21, 2018
Greeter: William Cronin
 
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Every 3rd Thursday of the month, we have 2 members volunteer to help out at the Progress Center Community Free Dinners.  It's a great way to give back to the Oxford Hills Community!
As we  honor our Students of the Month, we always ask if any of them still have their dictionaries we gave them back when they were in 3rd grade, and many of them still do!  We distribute our dictionaries  to ALL 3rd graders in SAD 17!  Always a fun project!  This year we are distributing more than 200!!  Special thanks to member, John Griffith, retired banker, for coordinating the details between the schools, principals, teachers and club members!
The Club members were able to raise $2,306.62 at our recent road toll to help support Puerto Rico relief!!
Our Mission statement: The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is a diverse group of service-oriented men and women providing hands-on and financial support within our community and beyond.  We exemplify "Service Above Self" while encouraging high ethical standards, enjoying fellowship and promoting world understanding, peace and goodwill.
Remember our Membership Challenge!  The board has challenged each member to propose a new member during this Rotary year.  Have you proposed your member yet?? Someone invited you, now it's your turn to share Rotary!

May Day Play Day 2017 was a resounding success! We had one of the largest turn outs ever, giving out over 200 back packs filled with goodies. We had long lines all morning for the rope climb, face painting and moon bounce and our hot dogs and popcorn were very popular. It was another great day with fun for all! 

 
 
 
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We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
First Congregational Church
17 East Main Street
South Paris, ME  04281
United States
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Welcome our 2 newest club members, shown here l-r with President Chris, Peter Kaurup and William Cronin!  Welcome guys!
The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is pleased to announce the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Award recently to Evy Marshall.  Evy is the mother of Rotarians, Beth Abbott, Patty Rice, and Rotarian-in-spirit, Barbara Brunjes, as well as mother-in-law to Rotarian, George Rice.
 
The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.  It is named for the founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
 
Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of Rotary and practices their motto—SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
 
Evy has practiced this motto her entire life.  She was a Brownie & Girl Scout leader for her three daughters, a member of the Mt. Hope Rebekah Lodge, is a member of the Heywood Club, whose motto is ‘neighbors helping neighbors’, she volunteered for Stephens Memorial Hospital cooking for their coffee shop, assisted with community immunizations with Dr. Harper and Dr. Hazelton, she is a volunteer for Beacon Hospice, and although she doesn’t make client visits anymore, she does design and make memory pillows, and American flag lap robes for the many Veterans in the community.  She was named Beacon Hospice Volunteer of the Year in 2013.  She recently made a patchwork quilt, in memory of her husband, John E. Marshall, a Veteran in the Air Force, and donated it to the OH Rotary Club, who sold raffle tickets, and will start a new Veteran project with the proceeds.  Evy was very overwhelmed and pleased with the surprise Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

Fellow Rotary members and friends, just a reminder that we will still have our meeting even if they don't have school. The ladies from the church will not be there if there is no school. That means we'll have coffee and donuts or whatever you would like to bring.

 
 

The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is now having their Annual Cabot Cheese Fundraiser.  Club members are selling two pound wheels of Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cheese in a gift box, which is perfect for holiday gift giving.  The cost of each wheel with gift box is $18.00.  All profits from the cheese wheel sales will benefit the Rotary Club’s scholarships at Oxford Hills, the Annual May Day Play Day and the Dictionary Project for all 3rd graders in SAD 17.  Deadline for orders is December 6 with delivery on December 13.  The cheese wheels can be purchased by contacting Ron Morse at 743-6944, George Campbell at 339-298-9036 or from your favorite OH Rotarian.  Visit us on FB or www.oxfordhillsrotary.org.

And the quilt winner is..... Susan L Brown from South Paris!! Congratulations Susan! And thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket. We truly appreciate your support. The proceeds will go to sponsor a new Veteran project.  Picture here: Left, Susan Brown and Patty Rice.
 
 
Please help support our newest club fundraiser, Lobsters for Scholars.  Tickets available from any OH Rotarian, or FMI call George Rice 207-890-3122 or email gwrice@myfairpoint.net.  Only 50 tickets will be sold, and they'll go fast, so get yours today and help support our scholarship fund! UPDATE: Congratulations to the winners: 1st prize goes to Sarah Glynn Little, 2nd prize to John Conde, and 3rd prize goes to Micki Fratianne!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT TICKETS AND SOLD TICKETS!
Quilt Raffle! This quilt was created and donated to the Oxford Hills Rotary Club in memory of a Korean War Air Force Veteran. It is a handmade patchwork quilt, 60" x 80" (queen size). Money raised from this quilt will support our Club's efforts to start a project benefitting our Maine Veterans. $5.00 donation per ticket, drawing to be held November 11, 2017. If interested in supporting our Veterans, please call Beth Abbott 207-461-2334 or Patty Rice 207-743-2285. Thank you for your support!
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Becky Kaurup, our newest member of the Oxford Hills Rotary Club!! Her husband, Peter, is giving her a membership pin.
Oxford Casino helps support the Oxford Hills Rotary Club’s 31st Annual Lobster & Steak Fest by purchasing and donating 100 tickets to the local nursing homes and the Maine Veteran’s Home.  Residents are treated to a meal that includes lobster or steak, steamers, corn on the cob, French fries, watermelon and a beverage.  Some residents are able to come to the event, others are able to enjoy the feast that gets brought back to them at their facility.  A huge THANK YOU goes to Oxford Casino for their support of the Oxford Hills community.  If you’d like to buy a ticket and attend the fest, they are available at Books N Things in Norway, Park Street Press in South Paris, or from your favorite Oxford Hills Rotarian.  FMI contact George Rice, 890-3122 or Dave Preble, 743-7836.
Pictured from left to right: Rotary District 7780 Governor, Dave Underhill, OH Club President, Chris Weston, Oxford Casino VP and General Manager, Jack Sours, and Executive Administrator and Community Relations, Deedee Allen
Join us for a fun, festive event!  For more info or tickets, contact George Rice, 743-2285, cell 890-3122 or Dave Preble, 743-7836.
 
 
The Rotary Club of the Oxford Hills is having our Annual Charity Auction on Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 am at the Bus Loop at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School at the corner of Route 26 and Fair St, South Paris, Maine. This is a rain or shine event and all items will be under cover. Food and toilet facilities will be available. Being sold are three cars: a 2013 Ford Focus donated by Ripley and Fletcher Ford of South Paris; A 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT donated by Bessey Motor Sales of South Paris; and, a 1999 Mercury Marquis (summer car) donated by Brett Farm Storage and the Hanson Family of Otisfield. We also have a 18 foot motor boat and trailer, many nice pieces and varieties of household and camp furniture, bikes, exercise equipment, BIG screen TV, sewing machines, kids items, gardening tools, gift certificates, filing cabinets, entertainment center and TV, desks, office chairs, etc. There will be a GIANT rapid box lot sale at 9:30 am. Also a Chinese style ticket auction from 9am to Noon. Chairs will be available under the BIG TENT.  All proceeds benefit the Oxford Hills Community and beyond!  Come and join us!  Bid high and bid often!
Members of our club spent a recent Saturday morning shopping and delivering food to several local food pantries.  Special thanks to Hannaford Oxford for all their help & support!
Join us for this fun event, new venue, new band!  For tickets, contact your favorite Rotarian or Kiwanian. 
Thank you!
 
The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills would like to say a huge “Thank You” to Oxford Casino for their purchase of 100 tickets to our 30th Annual Lobster & Steak Fest.  The tickets were given to the 4 local nursing homes, for their residents, so they could enjoy the Fest.  And thank you to all the vendors who helped support our event, and to the Club members and the OH Community for their attendance and support, to help make this event a success!  All funds raised will help support the many projects the Club does within the local community and beyond. 
Back by popular demand, our annual Cabot Cheese Wheel Fundraiser.  Two order dates, 1 in time for Thanksgiving, 1 in time for Christmas.  How many do you want?  Contact Ron, 743-6944, Paul, 744-9383 or your favorite Rotarian FMI.
 
Come to our Annual Charity Auction and bid on this car!  Generously donated by Bessey Motor Sales of South Paris, it's a 4-door 2000 Dodge Intrepid, auto transmission, air conditioning, cloth seats, power windows, locks, cruise control.  Auction starts 10:00 am at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 256 Main Street,  South Paris.  Bid high, bid often!! 
 
Lots of items in the live auction, sofas, chairs, tables, exercise equipment, and so much more!  We also have over $2,200 worth of gift certificates and services to bid on.  Our ticket auction, starts at 9:00 with draws at 12 noon, and has over 30 items valued at $800+.  Come join us, under the tents, all proceeds support our many causes locally and internationally!  FMI call Paul @ 592-4663.
 
 
We are looking for good, clean items for our auction.  For more info, or to schedule a pickup, please contact Curtis Cole @ 461-3380 or Chris Summers @ 577-8476.
 
It's that time again to place your order for our annual fundraiser selling 2 lb Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cheese Wheels.  Each wheel is $18.00 and will be ready for delivery on December 2nd.  For more info or to place an order, please contact Paul Thornfeldt 207-744-9383 or Ron Morse 207-743-6944.
It is time once again for our annual Lottery Ticket Raffle fund raiser. Club members will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win $340 worth of Maine Lottery Scratch Tickets. The possibilities are endless!  The lucky winners will be drawn at our regular morning meeting on Wednesday, November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving
The results are in and our 29th Annual Lobster & Steak Fest was a huge success. We prepared and served almost 400 dinners to our guests and we had live entertainment again this year, back by popular demand, Just Us Two. While we had some doubts about the weather and did have one thunderstorm while setting up early in the afternoon, the skies cleared, the sun came out and it was a beautiful late afternoon and early evening to enjoy a lobster or steak dinner. Thanks to every member of the club who participated, but a special thanks to George Rice and Dave Preble for doing all of the heavy cooking. They worked very hard all day ensuring that everyone had a great dinner and a great time. 
We had another very successful flea market and auction on July 11th on the grounds of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. It was a lot of work over four days - setting tents, moving items from the storage trailer, picking up items people donated, organizing things, running the auction and cleaning up - but it was a lot of fun as well. Thanks to the local boy scout for camping out Friday night guarding our "stuff", to Dan Allen for serving as auctioneer, Paul Thornfeldt for picking up many items, Chris Twitchell for running the flea market, Patty Rice for running the ticket auction and  every other member who served in some way. We also need to give a huge thanks to Bessey Motors for donating a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van and Ripley & Fletcher Ford for donating a 2009 Ford Escape for us to auction. This auction is our largest fund raising event of the year, providing over half of our annual budget. It is very gratifying to have the support of so many community members and businesses. Thank you all! 
 
 
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