Rotary Club of Oxford Hills, Maine, USA


Oct 07, 2015
Program Chair: Beth Abbott
Greeter: Ron Morse
Oct 14, 2015
Program Chair: Val Weston
Greeter: John Griffith
Oct 21, 2015
Program Chair: Dan Allen
Greeter: Glenn Huntley
Oct 28, 2015
Program Chair: Anderson-Staples Post
Greeter: Susan Graves

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We have completed this year's dictionary project, providing 258 dictionaries to the 3rd graders and their teachers around SAD 17!  Kudos to all!
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 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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Welcome to our Club!

Oxford Hills

Be a Gift to the World

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
First Congregational Church
17 East Main Street
South Paris, ME  04281
United States
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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! 








The Oxford Hills Rotary Club

is looking for donated items for their

Annual Charity Auction

to be held on

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

at the

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!!Image







Our Club will celebrate 30 years of doing the good of Rotary on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 pm.  No morning meeting.  It will be held at Tuscany Hall (formerly the Racquetball Club) 17 Olson Road, South Paris.  BYOB social hour at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 followed by the program, including naming the 2013 Rotarian of the Year!  For more info contact George Rice 890-3122 or President Dave.



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.


Our entire Club would like to say 'THANK YOU' to the entire Oxford Hills Community for helping make our Annual Auction a huge success!  From the many businesses and individuals who donated items, to Bessey Motor Sales and Ripley & Fletcher Ford who GENEROUSLY donated cars, White's Marina for the 2 boats and dock, to Young's Greenhouse for the many BEAUTIFUL plants, to WOXO, the Advertiser Democrat and the Sun Journal for their help with advertising, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  Also to our many loyal customers, including Kiwanians and Rotarians, who came and bid high, and bid often!  The Oxford Hills community is the BEST!!



 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!


The Oxford Hills Rotary Club is looking for good, clean, gently used items for their upcoming auction on Saturday, July 13 at 10 am at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.  Acceptable items include wood furniture, collectibles of all kinds, tools, outdoor items, sports equipment, tools, antiques, jewelry,  gift certificates and cash donations.  Please, no major appliances, soiled or torn furniture, tires, computers, monitors or printers.  If you or your employees, associates, family and/or friends have donations you’d like to make, or need items picked up, please call Curtis Cole at 461-3380 or Chris Summers at 577-8476. All proceeds help support the Oxford Hills Rotary Club projects including Dictionaries to all 3rd graders, May Day Play Day, Senior Cruise, Scholarships, Project Graduation, Holiday Food Baskets, Local Food Pantries and Students of the Month, to name a few. 



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President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Club Protection Officer
Public Relations
Interact Advisor
EarlyAct Advisor
Web Administrator
Assistant Governor

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