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Apr. 30,2009 Make-up Opportunities: Biddeford-Saco-Wed 12:15 pm, Captain’s Galley, OOB – Breakwater Daybreak-Wed., 7:15 am, Betsey Ross House, 99 Preble St., So Portland - Kennebunk-Thurs-12:15 pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Kennebunk Portside- Tues. 7:15 am, Community House, Temple St., K’port – Ogunquit-Wed. 12:00 pm, Jonathan’s Rest, Bourne Lane, Portland- Fri. 12:15 pm, The Portland Club, State St. – Sanford-Springvale- Thurs. 7:30 am, Knights of Columbus Hall, High St. – Scarborough- Tues.6:50 am, Scarborough Downs, South Portland-Cape Eliz.,-Wed. 6:15 pm, Purpoodock Club, 300 Spurwink Ave., C.E. – Wells, Mon. 7:30 am, The Bull n’Claw, Rt. 1 → Kitty thanked Nancy K and David G. PROGRAMS for providing crossword puzzles for the Apr. 30 Maine Med. Research Inst. York County inmates. Please do not give Lucy Law, PHD, Ctr. For Kitty any puzzles that have spiral Molecular Medicine at Me bindings. No clarification needed!! Med will share her research → Curt reminded everyone that the GSE and career opportunities with team is coming in on May 16th. If you us. are interested in hosting a member of the May 7 Better Business Bureau Polish team, please contact Curt or Rachel Meyer from the Dave W. Bureau will discuss the BBB in a new century May 14 R.S.U. for Saco, OOB Induction Gary Curtis will update us on the school consolidation Ma-Li guillereault proposal for Saco & OOB Announcements → John Bouchard has taken on the project of generating income for polio plus with the sale of raffle ticket to an assortment or wonderful golf courses. The ticket price is $20. Each club has $100 tickets to sell. Please help by buying one and helping to sell them. → Dan reminded everyone that the District Conference is June 5-6-7th in Tony and sponsor, President, Dan, Rockland. Let him know if you are inducted Ma-Li Guillereault. interested in attending. Ma-Li is originally from Taiwan but has → Dan reminded us that the clean-up been in the US for many years. She is a day at Camp Sebago is May 2nd. Please banker at Maine Bank & Trust. consider helping.. Welcome, Ma-Li! → Dan reminded everyone that the Biddeford-Saco Club is hosting a Bingo project from 10-1 on May 2nd at the Rochambeau Club. Proceeds go to Polio Plus. ☺If Gov. Perry of Texas is successful, 50/50 Raffle Update Texas may secede from the Union and Fred Milley become its own state. Then, just maybe missed the $97.00 they can team up with Mexico and jackpot in our 50- become “TEXACO. 50 drawing ☺ Doc’s parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last weekend. Doc was kind enough to share their secret with us…. They go out to dinner twice a week. She goes out on Tuesday and he goes out on Family of Rotary Award Friday. His parents always hold hands..if he lets go…she’s off shopping. Doc’s mom came home one day and told his dad that the car wasn’t running because there was water in the carburetor. Upon further investigation, dad found out that it was because the car was in the lake. Dan presented a special award called Happy Dollars “The Family of Rotary Award” to Noah ♣ Nancy K. thanked us all for a listening and Molly Jacques & dad, Chris. Molly ear to her talk last week on the “Run for and Noah have been so helpful with our Cash” Run/Walk. She will be speaking various projects, i.e. Auction, Bon to the Ogunquit Club in the near future. Appetit. Noah successfully solicited ♣ Scott ‘s son is out of school. In an Bruins tickets for our annual auction. effort to stay connected, father and son Congratulations….it is a family affair have taken up “fly fishing”. However, and demonstrates the power of parental they have no idea what they are doing. good example. Anyone have any hints??? ♣ Dennis was extremely proud that 14 Saco Bay Rotarians chose to attend the District Meeting ♣ Al commented that the average age of out Rotary club has just been reduced with the induction of a younger member. Good observation, Al. ♣ Curt was happy to see the rainfall this week because it reduced the chances of fire. Yeh.right..Curt. By the way, are Sergeant at Arms you still in the sod business??? Doc Hammond ♣ Proud father, Chris gave a happy $ for ☺Phil H. just came back from his kids and reminded everyone that we Fargo..Was the place like the movie??? need to sell 100 tickets. Phil refused to answer on the grounds of ♣ Kitty said that Ogy sends his regards self-incrimination. to everyone. On his website, he always ☺ Doc read” online” that The New mentions his fond relationship with our York Times won 5 Pulitzer prizes Rotary clubs of Biddeford and Saco Bay. His web site is ogosence.com Speaker Carl Stasio TA has relationships with Arundel Middle School, Dayton and, of course, Saco. They also have 50 kids that are private pay. Since tuition is capped by the State, TA’s Board… while staying grounded in the present, has kept its eye open to the future. TA will offer boarding school next year for middle and upper class students. The new building is presently in construction. Offering a boarding school will bring 140 kids from Thornton Academy is 200 years old and different parts of the country and the Carl has been its headmaster for 23 world. Hopefully, this is only the years. In fact, Carl said that he is the beginning. TA hopes to have up to 4 only one of his friends that is still Boarding housing complexes within the working. next 12-15 years. However, TA will He has seen many changes in the never change its mission of providing an students coming through the system but excellent and broad curriculum to its some thing have not changed. The same local students. core subjects are being taught; the school The Governor’s consolidation plan goes year is the same; the 8am to 2pm into effect on July 1st. While it has its schedule of classes and vacations have complexities, TA will adapt to the stayed the same. There have been radical changes. The economic pressures are and transformative changes at other tremendous. All of the capital funding levels. For example, the school teaches has been generated by a group of good to 1440 kids and there are 1440 Trustees and it will continue to do so in computers actively used in all the future. classrooms. TA has stopped buying reference books. They have instead chosen to obtain site licenses. Mr. Stasio was proud to say that TA offers SEVEN President Dan’s final foreign languages and a comprehensive comments: curriculum. The school wants to give its We do not inherit the earth for our students a broad range of experiences ancestors; we only borrow it for and develop the character of its students. This is especially difficult in a time of our children. budgetary austerity at the state and municipality level. Carl credits the Trustees of the school for its forward thinking and expanding to increase funds and continue to meet the needs of its students.
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