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Reminder: The Fryeburg Area Rotary Club will not be meeting on Tuesday Morning October 6th at 7:30 AM because we are all working at the Fryeburg Fair in our Rotary Potato Booth. We would love to have you come and visit us and try one of our delicious baked potatoes with all the trimmings. it's Fair Time!


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                Welcome to Rotary Club of Fryeburg Area Website! We are so glad for your interest in our dynamic, warm and friendly club. We trust you will enjoy looking us over and better yet attend a meeting to see what we are all about!




We lost a beloved member of our Rotary Club,

Deane Cushing Ellis.


deane ellis

Here's his full obituary:
Published Date: Monday, 31 March 2014 03:59
Deane Cushing Ellis, 77, of Stow, Maine, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Merriman House in North Conway. Born Nov. 22, 1936 in Newton, Mass., Deane attended Newton High North and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in engineering. He served in Korea with the Air Force from 1956 to 1962. Deane was an avid outdoorsman, hiking all of the New Hampshire 4,000 footers and parts of the Appalachian Trail. He camped and canoed the St. John's and Allagash Rivers, as well as other New England rivers and lakes. He skied many slopes in New England, and worked at Attitash. Deane was active in his community as a member of the Fryeburg Rotary Club, and volunteered as a CPR instructor for many years. He served as Scoutmaster to Boy Scout troop 10 in Medfield, Mass., a committee member to the Explorer high adventure group, and trained adults to be Scout leaders. He earned the Wood Badge award for advanced leadership. Deane is survived by his wife, Carol; his brother, David Ellis and his wife, Tammy; three children, Gary Ellis, Terry Ellis and Dan Powell, and Christopher Ellis and his wife, Byoung-Suk; four stepchildren, Sheri D. Cassino and her partner, Mary-Ann Pascucci, Patricia Reardon and her husband Andy, Michelle Burbridge and her husband Martin, and Annica DeJesus and her husband Frankie; grandchildren, Halley Powell, Keaton, and Nathan Ellis, Jessica, Christopher, Timothy, and Jonathan Reardon, Mark and Carla Cassino, and great-grandchildren, Christian and Carina DeJesus. A celebration of life will take place this summer, on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in his name to: North Fryeburg Community Chapel, Chapel Hall Fund, P.O. Box 204, Fryeburg, ME, 04037.
To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com



What a way to end the month of January, 19 Early Act members accompanied us for our meeting and one of Sandy's delicious breakfasts. A special thank you to Diane Reo, Mrs. Lansing, and Molly Ockett for arranging this. It was great to see such a wonderful groups of middle school students!!!






Donna Woodward, President of the Fryeburg Business Association is thanked by David Chaffee, President of the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club for her informational presentation on the Fryeburg Business Association. David presented Donna with the Club's logo banner.

 Donna Woodward




November 5th, we had pleasure of having the Executive Director of the Mountain Top Music Center, George Wiese as a guest speaker. What a wonderful story of group of people coming together for a great cause. George was a great speaker, we hope he comes back soon!! To find out more about the Music School visit thier website www.mountaintopmusic.org.  


President David Chaffee, George Wiese, and Mary Bastoni.


Mary and George played a beautiful song for us too, what a great way to start a Tuesday morning! Join us Saturday November 16th for our Bountiful Harvest to hear Mary's incredible voice for yourself!!




Tuesday October 29th's meeting. 

The guys from NHDART (NH Disaster Animal Response team) came by to tell us about their program and they brought their adorable four legged friend. To learn more about this wonderful organization check out the website www.newhampshiredart.org.


President David Chaffee, Brian Ahearn (owner of “Four Your Paws Only), Tim Psaledakis, and Mary Lee Johnson.



We also celebrated Mary Rennie's departure and we all wish her the best of luck on her new journey!! She will be greatly missed!!!





Thank you Pat White for the good laugh!



Fryeburg Area and Bridgton Rotary Clubs have fun

Selling Stuffed Baked Potatoes at the Fryeburg Fair


Gov Carolyn

District Governor Carolyn Johnson, Ben Rollins, Peter Johnson,

Sam Nesbitt and Dick Enright

PDG Marty

Past District Governor Marty Helman and hubby Frank

fair pics

 Emma Bodwell, Cathy Cote, Vic Rollins, Milo Robinson, Dick Cote

The Bott's

This is John and Erin Bott. Erin is a local graphic designer who designed the poster below for our 2013 Bountiful Harvest at the request of Rotarian Bob Wentworth. Thanks to all three of you, nice job! Erin ownes Silverline Graphics on Bridgton Road, Fryeburg.



If you go to the "BOUNTIFUL HARVEST" on the left you will see our two posters. The second poster was made by Rotarian Mary Bastoni and she had President David Chaffee, Rotarian Bob Wentworth and Rotarian Wendell Webb to help.




George Weston Guest Speaker on

           "Living With Polio"


Guest speaker George Weston, guest of Rotarian Sam Nesbitt (left) is

seen here with Club President David Chaffee (right) after giving a very

personal and emotional presentation on what it is like to live a life with

the effects of polio. George spoke of the many operations as a child and

adolescent at Boston's Children's Hospital and the last operation was

when he was a senior in High School. George spoke of the wonderful

work of Rotary and the Gates Foundation. Thanks George!


carolyn and david

District Governor Carolyn Johnson visited our Club on Sept 10,

2013. Carolyn spoke of the personal benefits of being a Rotarian.



Dean Ellis

Dean Ellis receives Paul Harris Fellow Award!! Photo left to right: President David Chaffee, Dean's wife Carol, Dean Ellis, Assistant Governor Beth Abbott.



bob wentworth's induction    

Fryeburg Area Rotary welcomes new member Bob Wentworth! Photo: left to right President David Chaffee, Assistant Govenor Beth Abbott, Bob Wentworth, Vice President Bonnie Gould, Membership chair Merri Baillargeon.



Fryeburg Area Rotary Donates $500.00 To The

Fryeburg Historical Society  


Fryeburg Area Rotary President David Chaffee,

Past-President Judy Raymond, and Pres.-Elect

Bonnie Gould give Diane Jones a donation of

$500.00 for the Fryeburg Historical Society.      



   Rotarians Having Fun



Rotarian Bob Mallon's guest speaker Meg Dyer spoke to the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club about her role and the role of the Lovell Recreation Department. Meg is the Executive Director of the Program. Shown left to right are Bob Mallon, Meg Dyer and Club President David Chaffee.


  David & Joan McBurnie


Joan McBurnie, Executive Director of Harvest Hills Animal Shelter receives $1,000.00 from Fryeburg Area Rotary's new President, David Chaffee. David was the chair of the "Tennis Tournament" sponsored by the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club and it was the proceeds from that event that allowed the club to donate $1,000.00 to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter.


Carolyn Gray june student

 Prudy Westerberg proudly gives the "Student of the Month" award for June to Carolyn Gray of Molly Ockett Middle School. With Carolyn are her parents and grandmother Judy Hatch.

Mary Bastoni June 2013

Judy Raymond, President 2012-2013, inducts Mary Bastoni into membership into the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club. The induction took place at the very last Rotary meeting in June. Judy on the left and Mary on the far right are joined by Mary Baillargeon (2nd from left) and Sarah MacGillivray (3rd from left) who were Mary Bastoni's sponsors. Welcome to our club Mary!




We are so pleased you are visiting our web site. Rotarians in the Fryeburg Area are always busy putting "Service Above Self" in the Rotary tradition. We ask you to take a look at some of the Rotary pages here and ask yourself if you would like to become a Rotarian? We have members from MSAD 72 and the Mount Washington Valley. Our Club meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Route 5 just North of Fryeburg Academy. If you are a visiting Rotarian or if you are just curious about Rotary, you are invited to be our guest for breakfast. The meetings last about an hour.

In the spirit of Rotary,

Bob Mallon, President

Rotary Club of Fryeburg Area



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