Rotary Club of Wells Maine
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 Welcome to the Rotary Club of Wells, Maine, United States

 

Our club was chartered on January 17, 1986, so we have been putting Service above Self for 31 years.  We want to thank Past President Ryan Liberty for his leadership and enthusiasm.  We accomplished much in the past year and look forward to another year of providing humanitarian service, and encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.

Join Us Mondays at 7:30 am

York County Community College

12 College Drive

Wells, Maine                                                                             

 

Welcome Vincent Christinziano 2017-01-10 05:00:00Z
Cassandra Mosher
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cassandra mosher, kennebunk savings bank

WHEN DID YOU JOIN ROTARY? 2013
 
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN ROTARY?  I actually never knew what Rotary was before my employer asked that I join. I understood that I would attend meetings where I would build a better network and immerse myself within the community. Never did I think it would have the profound impact that it has had on my life. The dedication and selfless acts of kindness that members of Rotary offer their communities is nothing short of amazing.
 
SINCE BEING IN ROTARY ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC PROJECTS THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF? WHY? I have really enjoyed the opportunity to work with our youth. Rotaract, Literacy Awards Night, Student of the Month, are a few of the programs I’ve been a part of. There is something so powerful and so rewarding about being with these kids. I find I learn far more from them then they do from me. It’s truly one of the most rewarding experiences.
 
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: WHAT IS YOUR LINE OF WORK? WHAT GOT YOU IN THE FIELD? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBYS? WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHER ROTARIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF THIS ROTARY CLUB? I have been in banking for 12 years, most currently with Kennebunk Savings Bank as the Branch Manager in Wells. I specialize in everything from home ownership to assisting with opening an account. I take great pride in the trust that is instilled in me to service my customers’ needs. A mother of 2 young boys I understand the challenge of being a working parent and value the time I get to coach their soccer team, watch them play lacrosse and baseball. My husband Isaiah and I met our freshman year in high school and feel humbled to have the relationship we have after all these years. “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves”. – Paul Harris, Founding Member
Cassandra Mosher 2015-11-25 05:00:00Z
Vince Christinziano
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Vince christinziano, united states navy submarine company

WHEN DID YOU JOIN ROTARY? 2007
 
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN ROTARY?  I was and still am excited to have the opportunity to work with a team that is committed to the local community.
 
SINCE BEING IN ROTARY ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC PROJECTS THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF? WHY? I’ve been extremely happy to see our continued commitment of fundraising to meet our High School/Community College Scholarships goals; and our pledges to the local Food Pantries – these important endeavors make a difference in people’s lives.
 
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: WHAT IS YOUR LINE OF WORK? WHAT GOT YOU IN THE FIELD? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBYS? WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHER ROTARIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF THIS ROTARY CLUB?
I’ve worked within the United States Navy Submarine community for the last 30 years – loving every minute of it!  I enjoy all aspects of weight lifting and weight training; and I’m committed to our local community. “Rotary is service.  You don’t come to Rotary to get something out of it, you come to Rotary to put something into it...and once you’ve put something into it – you will get something out of it, but it won’t be what you expect, it will be better.” 
Vince Christinziano 2015-11-25 05:00:00Z
Ryan Liberty
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Ryan Liberty, irving oil

WHEN DID YOU JOIN ROTARY? 2007
 
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN ROTARY? My brother had been a member of the Waterville Sunrise Club and had many good things to say about his Rotary experience.  When my employer, Irving Oil, suggested to its employees that they engage the community in some way…Rotary was naturally the first choice for me.  I remember attending my very first meeting as a guest, and the speaker that day had returned from a Rotaplast trip.  The results of her work were dramatic!  Rotary was changing lives and I wanted to be a part of it.   
 
 
SINCE BEING IN ROTARY ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC PROJECTS THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF? WHY? I’ve been pleased with the way that the community has embraced the renewed Wells HarborFEST.  This festival has become an important community event, and it provides an opportunity for multiple non-profits to raise money for their causes.
 
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: WHAT IS YOUR LINE OF WORK? WHAT GOT YOU IN THE FIELD? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBYS? WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHER ROTARIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF THIS ROTARY CLUB? I’ve been married to Colleen Bovaird for the last 5 years.  I have two grown children and two grandchildren. I’ve worked for Irving Oil for the last 20 years.  Recently I transitioned to the Blending & Packaging Division which sells motor oils, gear & hydraulic oils, etc. 
I enjoy being involved in the community.  Over the years I’ve coached my children in football, basketball, baseball and softball.  I’ve also served on the Benton Board of Selectmen for six years (two as chair),
Kennebec County Budget Committee, Wells Budget Committee, Historical Society board of directors, Wells Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and been active with the Wells Conservation Commission. I enjoy hunting and fishing. As president, I’ve been lucky to have inherited a club that has a strong membership and deep meaningful traditions.  I hope to build upon that and to build lifelong friendships along the way.     
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan Liberty 2015-11-25 05:00:00Z
Doug Bibber
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doug bibber

I joined the Wells Rotary Club in 1988, served as president in 2001.  Former member of the Damariscotta Newcastle Rotary Club 2004 – 2008, former member of the Rockland Rotary Club 2008 – 2012, rejoined the Wells Club in 2014.
 
I wanted to join Rotary because I had seen the great works they had accomplished from the vantage point of my father being a longtime Rotarian.  I saw the teamwork and comradery that can exist in working together to accomplish a goal, and I saw the fun that can be had by a group of like- minded people.
 
Projects that I can take pride in are my participation in helping to build ramps for folks that needed help getting into their homes here in Wells.  This is the local connection that I think is so important for our club to have.  I also want to acknowledge Rockland Rotary Club’s Winter Carnival, where the club put on a complete winter carnival for the town, free of charge,  as a thank you for the towns support of the club.  There would be upwards of 2-300 people, mostly kids, who participated in this event.
 
I am a grief resolution specialist, helping families as they begin their grief walk immediately following the death of a loved one.  While this involves quite a bit of time, I also find time to enjoy hiking biking and kayaking with my wife Robin, especially in Acadia National Park;  following Grace and Luke’s life’s experiences as they delve into early adulthood, Hunt and fly fish, and when its’ too cold outside, try to get my Lionel trains running.
Doug Bibber 2015-11-25 05:00:00Z
Joseph Carleton

joseph carleton

MEMBER SINCE: 1980
 
WHEN DID YOU JOIN ROTARY?: I was a member of the Wells/Ogunquit Rotary Club in the early 1980’s.  I left Rotary for 8 years when I was in the Maine Legislature from 1990-98 and rejoined shortly after that.
 
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN ROTARY?: To participate in good works.  The people in Rotary.
 
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: WHAT IS YOUR LINE OF WORK? WHAT GOT YOU IN THE FIELD? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBYS? WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHER ROTARIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF THIS ROTARY CLUB?: I have practiced law in Wells since 1979 after five years in Dover, NH.  My practice specializes in condominiums and condominium associations.  I am interested in photography, history, politics and hope to travel more in the future with my wife Patricia. I am currently studying for the qualification exam, hoping to become a Registered Parliamentarian in January, 2016.   In the past I have been active in many community organizations and in political matters, but personal and work commitments now limit my free time mostly to Rotary and Rotary functions, and to travel.
Joseph Carleton 2015-10-16 04:00:00Z
Ellen Farber-Libowitz
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ELLEN FARBER-LIBOWITZ

MEMBER SINCE: February 2007
 
WHAT MADE YOU JOIN ROTARY?: I joined to continue the work of my late husband Jack Farber who was a member for 43 years in Malden and Melrose, Massachusetts and then joined Ogunquit Rotary when we moved here full time in June of 2005.  I was just a Rotarian, but felt at this point I should step up to the ranks.
 
SINCE BEING IN ROTARY ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC PROJECTS THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?  WHY?:  Yes, one was the Dominican Republic Water Bay installation project from Ogunquit Rotary.  I did not participate and go there, but hosted 8 Rotarians from the Dominican Republic Rotary, for 2 nights at my home in Ogunquit.  They stayed overnight and we had a cook - out, Lobster bake party with music and speeches. Another is the music and Literacy projects for the Wells Rotary.  The Golf Tournaments have been wonderful to participate in, as well as sponsor.
 
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: WHAT IS YOUR LINE OF WORK? WHAT GOT YOU IN THE FIELD? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES? WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHER ROTARIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF THIS ROTARY CLUB?: I have been a Music Educator for many years having taught in the public schools of New York and Massachusetts and presently in my 10th year at Berwick Academy.  I also am a Rabbi/ Cantor and am employed for 19 years at a Temple in Massachusetts as well as in Ogunquit. I also own 8 Photo and Video stores in 4 states - Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine called Hunt Photo. I was born and educated in New York City.  I moved to Massachusetts when I married my late husband Jack Farber.  I live between Ogunquit and Massachusetts once again now that I'm married again to Howard Libowitz.  I also own a home in Del Ray Beach, Florida. Between us we have 6 children (myself 4) and 11 grandchildren (myself 7).  I am vice president (formerly president) of the International Women's Club of New England, a member of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce and the York Clergy Association. I also volunteer and do clergy visits at the York Hospital.   My hobbies are biking, walking, working out in the gym, singing in the Seacoast Community chorus, directing, playing the piano and singing with my group Les Chanteuses which sings for Nursing Homes in the area. I wish to support  worthy charitable endeavors with Wells Rotary.  I like the comradery of being with selfless individuals who believe life is most fulfilling when helping others less fortunate.  I have always been involved in charitable causes and welcome the opportunity to continue to do so.
 
 
Ellen Farber-Libowitz 2015-10-05 04:00:00Z
Amanda Fitzgerald

amanda fitzgerald, branch manager - sis bank

MEMBER SINCE: June 2015
 
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN ROTARY?: I was a member of the Biddeford Saco Rotary previously, and really enjoyed it.  Moving to a different town/market I felt like this would be an excellent opportunity to meet new people and find out more about the Wells community.
 
SINCE BEING IN ROTARY ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC PROJECTS THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF? WHY?: I am excited to assist in the clubs efforts to be more intergrated with social media and have recently taken on managing our Facebook page. I think this will help us reach other prospective members and will act as a platform to show the community what are club is doing to help improve the lives of its citizens.
 
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: WHAT IS YOUR LINE OF WORK? WHAT GOT YOU IN THE FIELD? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBYS? WHAT DO YOU WANT OTHER ROTARIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF THIS ROTARY CLUB?: I have been in banking for over 15 years, starting as a teller and working my way through different roles of the bank.  I then moved to customer service, assistant manager and finally my current role as a branch manager.  Banking can be challenging but helping someone save money or achieve their goals is a great feeling.  On a personal note, I grew up in northern Maine and moved here in the late 90’s.  I get home as often as I can to visit. Some of my hobbies include cooking, hula-hooping and spending way too much time on Pinterest.  I currently live in Lyman, Maine with my husband Jason, step-daughter Keira and our spoiled pets Sugar and Brady.  (Go Pats!)
 
 
 
Amanda Fitzgerald 2015-10-05 04:00:00Z
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