Club Executives
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Director Term End 2020
Director Term End 2020
Director Term End 2021
Director Term End 2021
Club Admin/Coordinator
Club Protection Officer
Community Service
Communications - PR External
Communications - WJ Bulletin Editor
Constitution/ByLaws Chair
Fund Raising Co-Chair
Fund Raising Co-Chair
Good Cheer Chair
International Service Chair
Invocation Chair
Meeting Day Chair
Membership Chair
Music Chair
New Mainers Initiative Chair
Program Co- Chair
Program Co-Chair
Opioid Task Force Co-Chair
Opioid Task Force Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Sergeant -At-Arms
Web Administrator
Web Administrator Assistant
Youth Service Chair

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Welcome to the
Rotary Club of Portland, Maine!

Portland Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
The Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street
Portland, ME  04102
United States of America
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Portland Rotary
will meet
Friday, September 13, 2019
at The Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street, Portland
This Week at Rotary
Ann Lee Hussey has made the eradication of polio and the alleviation of suffering by polio survivors her life’s work. Over the past several years she has actively participated in 30 volunteer National Immunization Days (NID) teams, organizing and leading the last 26 teams herself, choosing to take those NIDs to places that do not often see westerners – Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Niger, Nigeria, Madagascar, Pakistan, as well as less “touristy” destinations in Egypt and India – where the need is greatest and where the publicity and goodwill surrounding the trip are as critical to help communicate the need for eradication as the immunizations themselves.
She has shared her story hundreds of times at numerous Zone Institutes, District Conferences, PETS and Foundation events, and at the Rotary International Conventions in 2017, 2018, and 2019, carrying the message of polio eradication around the Rotary world and beyond, raising money and creating new converts to the fight. She is determined that no child will needlessly have to suffer what she herself, a polio survivor, has been through. Her concern for polio survivors includes working to ensure mobility and dignity for those who survived the disease, but did not have access to the kinds of surgeries and treatments that she was able to receive.    
Ann Lee’s work has earned her the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World, the Rotary ‘Service Above Self’ Award and she was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her humanitarianism and contributions to public service, aimed at improving people’s lives and making a better future around the globe. She was featured in the magazine Real Simple in June 2012 and in a video in Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Annual Letter for February 2017. In March 2017, Rotary and The World Bank recognized her as a Woman of Action celebrating International Day of Women. She was honored at the Maine State Senate chamber for her remarkable achievements and included in Maine Magazine as one of the 50 Mainers of 2017 who have changed our world, improved our lives, and broadened our horizons.
Ann Lee is a member of the Rotary Club of Portland Sunrise and served District 7780 in many capacities, including as Governor in 2010-2011. Currently, she is Executive Director of the Polio Survivors Rotary Action Group, Chair of the RAGs Council and Chair of The Fellowship of Rotarian Past District Governors. Outside Rotary, she serves as a trustee of York Hospital in York, Maine.
She served as an Advisor to Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee and as a member of the Global Polio Eradication Transition Management Group from 2015-2018. She has also served as R.I. Presidents’ Representative at several district conferences and represented Rotary at an Easter Seals Annual Convention. Previously she served as a member of the RI Rotarian Action Groups Committee, the Reach Out to Africa Initiative, and as Zone 32 Coordinator for Health and Hunger.
Ann Lee is a Veterinary Technician who with her Rotarian husband, Michael Nazemetz, DVM, owns Village Veterinary Clinic in Rollinsford, NH. They reside in South Berwick, Maine with their devoted yellow Labrador, Parker and their cat, Elliott. Ann Lee and her husband are members of the Paul Harris Society, are Rotary Foundation Major Donors and Bequest Society members.

If you would like to mark your calendars,
we are scheduled at the following locations
through December 2019:

Sep 13 - The Clarion
Sep 20 - The Clarion
Sep 27 - The Clarion

Oct 04 - The Clarion
Oct 11 - The Clarion
Oct 18 - The Clarion
Oct 25 - TBD

Nov 01 - The Clarion
Nov 08 - The Clarion
Nov 15 - The Clarion
Nov 22 - The Clarion
Nov 29 - NO MEETING - Thanksgiving 

Dec 06 - The Clarion
Dec 13 - The Clarion
Dec 20 - The Clarion
Dec 27 - NO MEETING - Christmas

Blue BOLD dates are scheduled Board meeting days.

Any questions, please contact Loretta at:

The meeting minutes for Portland Rotary Club's Board of Directors are posted on our website the month following their approval. From the "Home Page," click on the "Board Meeting Minutes" in the listing at the left and then the date of the minutes you would like to review. 

Veteran's Appreciation Lunch 2019-Register Here
Volunteer Opportunities
Al Bean, Athletic Director, USM
Oct 04, 2019
College Athletics
Morgan Frame, Mgr Orange Theory
Oct 11, 2019
Health and Wellness
Aimee Petrin, Portland Ovations
Oct 18, 2019
Portland Entertainment
Bob Johnson, Scratch Bakery
Nov 01, 2019
Starting Various Businesses
Mike Fortunato
Nov 15, 2019
D-Day - World War II
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