Rotary Club of Portland Maine USA

 
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Director Term End 2016
Director Term End 2016
Director Term End 2017
Director Term End 2017
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International Service Chair
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Youth Service Chair
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The Windjammer

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Portland, Maine!

Portland Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Holiday Inn By-the-Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME  04101
United States
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PORTLAND ROTARY
WILL MEET ON MAY 27, 2O16
AT THE HOLIDAY INN BY-THE-BAY
88 SPRING STREET, PORTLAND
 
 
Special Notice
 
 
     Check out the details of our 5th Annual Maine Outdoor Challenge....  
                      our largest fundraiser of the year, click HERE.
 
We are offering a chance to purchase two GREAT raffle tickets.
To view the individual raffle packages, click Fly Fishing Package or Hunting Package.
 
To purchase a raffle ticket, click the following links:
For a Fly Fishing Raffle ticket: <http://www.bgcmaine.org/fishing>
For a Hunting Raffle ticket: <http://www.bgcmaine.org/hunting>
 
This Week at Rotary
 
Earle Shettleworth, Jr. was drawn to history as the result of watching the destruction of Portland’s Union Station in 1961. A year later, he joined the Sills Committee, which created the Greater Portland Landmarks in 1964. In 1971, Governor Curtis appointed him to serve on the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, he became its architectural historian in 1973, and director in 1976. Upon his retirement, he was the longest actively serving State Historic Preservation Officer in the nation. There isn’t a state or regional historical commission on which he has not served or led. Though he has retired from the state government, he remains the state historian.
(Photo: Bob Martin, Earle Shettleworth, and President Bowen.)
 
Earle’s passion for Maine history is unbounded. A few years ago in preparation for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, he visited and documented every Civil War monument he knew about in Maine. From York to Aroostook, there were 148 in all for him to photograph and copy inscriptions. He told the Portland Press Herald, “to me, that was just such a wonderful opportunity to focus, and at the same time to visually review Maine as a whole from a historical and architectural standpoint.” His retirement did not pass unnoticed. Thomas Johnson, chair of the state preservation commission and director of the Victoria Mansion called the announcement “seismic. It’s a major event in preservation and cultural circles.”
 
Earle will discuss the Great Fire of Portland that occurred on July 4, 1866. While only two people perished in the blaze, it leveled 1,800 buildings and made 10,000 people homeless. It was the greatest fire ever seen in an American city—the Great Chicago Fire was five years later.
 
A Portland native, Earle graduated from Deering High School in 1966, earned a B.A. in Art History from Colby College in 1970, an M.A. in Architectural History from Boston University in 1979, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate (L.H.D.) by Bowdoin College in 2008.
 
 

 

As we receive applications for prospective members to join our Portland Rotary Club, the names of the applicants will be included in our Windjammer. Any information and/or comments you would like to share will be handled confidentially. Please contact Loretta Rowe: lrowe@maine.rr.com. Your input will be appreciated.

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