Speakers
OHCHS Chorale
Dec 19, 2018
Greeter: Ron Morse
Program Chair: Patty Rice
Dec 26, 2018
Greeter: Liz Knox
Program Chair: Lynne Schott
Jan 02, 2019
Greeter: Peter Kaurup
January Students of the Month
Jan 09, 2019
Greeter: Becky Kaurup
Club Asssembly
Jan 16, 2019
Greeter: Glenn Huntley
 
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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  274!!  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 $2,073.27 at our recent road toll to help support community food pantries!! Thank you Oxford Hills!
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!
 
 
 
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We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
First Congregational Church
17 East Main Street
South Paris, ME  04281
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The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills presents The Progress Center Special Olympics a check in the amount of $1,500 to help fund their program.  The OH Rotary Club, together with the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club held the Ray Brown Memorial Special Olympics Dance and had a friendly competition to see who could raise more funds, who could have more members attend, and who could have the most fun.  The Special Olympians are the true winners.  Shown from left to right: Past Rotary Club President Chris Weston, Olympians Zackary Weston, Joseph DiBenedetto, Michael Giasson, Ethel Hutchins, and Progress Center Executive Director Jennifer Putnam. 
 
 
Shown here from the Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is (left) outgoing President Chris Weston passing the gavel to (right)  incoming President George Rice.  The Club would like to thank Chris for an outstanding job leading the club for the 2017-18 Rotary year with the theme “Rotary: Making a Difference”.  Club members welcome President George, who first served the club as President in 1989-90, and now again for the 2018-19 Rotary year with the theme “Be the Inspiration”.  The Club meets on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 am at the First Congregation Church in South Paris.  If interested in becoming a member of our dynamic club, feel free to contact President George at 207-890-3122.  FMI , follow us on FB!
 
The Oxford Hills Rotary Club and the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club  are holding their annual May Day Play Day and Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 12 from 9-1 at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, rain or shine.  There will be a ropes course, craft/coloring station, face painting, bounce house, outside games of 4-square, hop scotch, baseball, sand art, a tumbling corner.  Lunch will be available, as well as free popcorn. Tote bags will be given away to participants, with items donated by local businesses. The Kiwanis Club will be holding their annual bike inspection station, bike safety course, with free helmets to participants.  There will be fingerprinting, car seat safety checks, fire department Smoke House, Fire trucks, an ambulance, the Tech School forestry program will have some of their equipment on display and more!  It’s a FREE & FUN day for the area children.  For more info contact Tina Fox at 207-890-1981 or contact a local Rotarian or Kiwanian. 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is pleased to announce their 2017 Rotarian of the Year, Tina Fox.  Tina was presented a plaque, flowers and a Paul Harris Fellow award at the club’s banquet held on Monday, March 26 at Maurice Restaurant.

 

Tina has been a member of the club for 2 years, and has done a lot in a very short period of time.  She is currently the advisor at OHCHS of the Interact Club (high school version of Rotary) and has been working with the students in various areas to promote community service within their school and the OH community.  They won 1st place in the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce 2017 Christmas parade, in the non-profit category, and were so pleased with the win. 

 

Tina has also been spearheading the Student of the Month program as the liaison between the school and the Club.  Each month, students and family are invited to attend breakfast with the Rotarians and be recognized for their efforts in school.

 

Tina is also chairing the upcoming May Day Play Day, a fun, free day for the children in our community.  She has lots of activities planned, to help make the event bigger and better than last year.  She is recruiting not only Interact students to help, but also getting many of the students from the sports team involved as well.  

 

Tina was nominated for the award by members of the Rotary Club, and was chosen by a committee of the Club’s last 3 year’s Rotarians of the Year.  Tina was very surprised and pleased with the recognition and was a very deserving recipient.  CONGRATULATIONS TINA!!

 
 
 
Adrienne Cote, new owner of The Tribune (formerly Books N Things of Norway) will hold her grand re-opening today, Saturday March 3 @ 10 am.  Adrienne is really looking forward to maintaining the traditions and appeal of the independently owned bookstore.  She will continue to be ‘the hub’ for ticket sales for Oxford Hills events.  Why not stop in and see the new paint, new carpeting, new display of books and gifts, and the new setup she has worked tirelessly on, and help support the new Norway downtown business owner?!  Take a break from your screens,  and buy a book!  You’ll be glad you did!  The Tribune, 430 Main Street, Norway ME.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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