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Club Executives
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
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, November 15, 2019
at the Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street, Portland
 
 
This Week at Rotary
Mike Fortunato, who became a member of our Club in 1998 will be our speaker for this Friday.
 
Last June Mike attended the 75th D-Day ceremonies in Normandy, France. It was a great experience and a moving trip that he had been planning for some time….to follow in the footsteps of his dad. As a 20-year old Army Medic with the 29th Infantry Division, 116th Regiment, his dad landed on Omaha Beach at 7AM on June 6th, 1944.

Like most of the veterans of “The Greatest Generation,” his father never talked much about his wartime experiences. Unfortunately, he passed away when he was only 61 and Mike didn’t have a chance to really understand what he went through.
 
(Photo at left circa 1944 - Sam Fortunato.)
The Fortunato family always knew that Sam fought in World War II as a medic. They decided to further honor his memory by documenting the story of his service for future generations and acknowledging the sacrifices he made for the United States of America. Sam's mission was to save lives. He was a World War II medic on Omaha Beach – First Wave.

In the past few years, Mike has done a lot of research and been able to piece together a good part of his Dad’s military story. Most of that information was the basis of a documentary video Mike and his brother-in-law put together. The video is on YouTube and is titled, Sam Fortunato WW2 (click HERE to view). Visiting Omaha Beach and standing where his father came ashore 75 years earlier was a trip he will never forget!
 
Come hear Mike's stories about D-Day and his dad's WWII experiences.
 

If you would like to mark your calendars,
we are scheduled at the following locations
through
 March 2020:

2019
Nov 15 - The Clarion
        22 - The Clarion
        29 - NO MEETING - Thanksgiving 

Dec 06 - The Clarion
        13 - NO MEETING - Spec Attendance
                at 2pm showing Magic of Christmas
        20 - The Clarion
        27 - NO MEETING - Christmas

2020
Jan 03 - The Clarion
       10 - The Clarion
       17 - The Clarion
       24 - The Clarion
       31 - The Clarion

Feb  07 - TBD
        14 - The Clarion
        21 - The Clarion
        28 - The Clarion

Mar  06 - The Clarion
         13 - The Clarion
         20 - The Clarion
         27 - The Clarion

Blue BOLD dates are scheduled Board meeting days.

Any questions, please contact Loretta at: lrowe@maine.rr.com

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. 

 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
Speakers
Troy Moon, One Climate Future
Dec 06, 2019
Action For Climate Change
No Meeting
Dec 13, 2019
Jim Ciampi, Musician
Dec 20, 2019
Holiday Program
TBD
Jan 03, 2020
Jon Nass, CEO Maine Port Authority
Jan 17, 2020
Role of the Port Authority in Maine's Growing Economy
TBD
Jan 24, 2020
 
 
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Missed a program/speaker?
You can watch our recent Portland Rotary Club speakers on the Community Television Network website click HERE.