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Program Chair: Lynne Schott
Nov 27, 2019
Greeter: Dave Preble
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Greeter: Heidi Ortiz
December Students of the Month
Dec 11, 2019
Greeter: Ron Morse
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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  262!!  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 over $1100 at our recent road toll to help End Polio Now!! 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 at 1st Congregation Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris, EXCEPT 3rd Wednesday of the month, we meet at 5:30 pm at Daddy O's Diner, 1570 Main Street, Oxford.
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We will be meeting at the Progress Center, 35 Cottage Street, Norway for this Wed morning meeting (11/13/19), so the church ladies can have our space at the church for their annual wreath making project.  Same time, 7:30 am, same price $10/pp. See you there!
Something new we are trying, the 3rd Wednesday of the month we will be having an EVENING meeting instead of a morning meeting.  We will meet at Daddy O's Diner, 1570 Main Street, Oxford (next to Flagship Cinema).  Doors open at 5:00 pm, meeting starts at 5:30 and we're done by 6:15 pm.  Cost will be $11/pp and extra for 50/50 if you choose.  The next few dates are: 10/16, 11/20, (But NOT 12/18 as this will be our Christmas Chorale meeting at the Church) 1/15/20,  FMI contact President Pat or any Board member.  
 
Auction items include a variety of furniture, including bunk beds, oak dining room set with hutch & 6 chairs, sofas, Paris Manufacturing hutch, recliners, dressers, desks, chairs, lamps, end tables, futon, jewelry cabinet, etc.  Also, sporting equipment, artwork, CD's, LP's and vinyl records, luggage, mirrors, rugs, lawn spreader, entertainment centers, baskets, wicker chairs and tables, and much more!  Special thanks to Ripley & Fletcher Ford for donating a 2006 Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer, V6, Utility 4 door, 4 wheel drive, leather seats and new rocker panels!! And Special thanks to Bessey Motor Sales for donating a 2007 Saturn Ion!!  
Join us this Saturday, 7/13/19 at OHCHS for our 30th Annual Charity Auction! 9:00 preview, 9:30 Box Lots, 10:00 Live Auction, 9-12 Ticket auction. Lots of GREAT items and for a great cause! All proceeds go to the Oxford Hills Community & beyond! Bid high, Bid often!!  FMI contact Paul Thornfeldt 207-592-4663.
 
After 2 drawings from 75 tickets sold each,     the Winners are as follows:
Third Prize $50 gift Card to Smedbergs for Live Lobsters won by Paul Taylor of Paris and Karen Moberg of West Paris.
Second Prize $100 Gift Card to Oxford Casino for Lobster Dinner won by Doreen Brown of South Paris and Tammy Silver of Bearfoot Realty.
First Prize Lobster Dinner for 12 catered with all the fixings won by Ron Morse of Norway and Bob Schott of Norway.
Many thanks to all who supported this fundraiser to allow Our Oxford Hills Rotary Club to award scholarships again next year!!
 

The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is collecting mobility devices for Crutches 4 Africa, a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect used and surplus mobility devices, ship them to developing countries, and distribute them—free—to people with physical challenges regardless of their race, gender, tribe, age or religion.  The Rotary Club is collecting crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs to help support this International Project.  If you have any devices you no longer need, please contact Oxford Hills Rotary to make arrangements for drop-off or pickup, and help with this ongoing project.  Shown here, is Rotary President George Rice preparing a load of over 100 devices donated by the OH Community. Thank you Oxford Hills!   To arrange a donation, please call 207-743-2285.

 
 
 
Join us this Saturday, May 11, 2018 from 9-1 at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 256 Main Street, South Paris for lots of fun activities! And it's FREE!!
The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills recently welcomed guest speaker, Kat Perry from the newly formed Children’s Advocacy Center located at 66 Paris Street, Norway.  Their mission is to provide services to children who have experienced sexual abuse.  CAC provides a venue for forensic interviews by law enforcement that were previously done in the schools, residences and other unsecure sites.  They also make team decisions about investigations, treatment, management and prosecution of child sex abuse cases.  The Norway office will also service Androscoggin and Franklin counties, as well as Oxford County.  President George Rice presented Kat with a $500 donation on behalf of the Club, to the chapter for improvements and other assets that need to be made at the Norway location.  Shown here L to R: Rotary member Patty Rice, Kat Perry, and President George Rice. 
 
Congratulations to our 2018 Rotarian of the Year, Tally Decato!!  Tally was recently honored at our 35th Anniversary Celebration held on Feb. 2, 2019 at Oxford Casino Hotel.  Congratulations Tally!!
Want to get some exercise and help a great cause at the same time?  Plan to join us for our 1st Annual Cornhole Tourney!  Call or text Dave at 207-890-6794!  A special THANK YOU to all our sponsors: Chris'Electric, Hannaford, Androscoggin Bank, 290 Main Street, Applebees, Dunkin Donuts, Norway Savings Bank, Mallard Mart, Aroma Joes, Daddy O's, Norway Brew Pub, X-Vault, Smokin Daves BBQ, Norway Lake Store, WJ Wheelers Insurance, Flagship Cinema, Ocean Breeze Tan Salon, Dead River Co., Oxford Casino, Rising Sun Café, Yianni's Pizza!!

Our Winter Weather Policy: Fellow Rotary members and friends, just a reminder that we will still have our regular weekly 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 (BYOB-bring your own breakfast).  Use your own judgment, and be safe!  ⛄️🏂

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  On behalf of the entire Rotary Club of Oxford Hills, we say THANK YOU to all who ordered and/or sold Cabot Cheese Wheels again this year!  It was a record breaking year of sales! And the proceeds will be used to help fund our Dictionary Project, May Day Play Day as well as our annual scholarships!
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.
 
 
 
 
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