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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Par and Grill
6 Carroll St.
Caribou, ME 04736
United States of America
Wednesdays at Noon
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PO Box 1073
Caribou, ME 04736
District Governor

District  7810 Governor
Noel Eustace
Spouse: Karen

Type capDuring their Annual Meeting Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the Rotary Club of Caribou presented their Service Above Self Award to Robert Sprague and Curtis Richards.
Robert Sprague first joined the Caribou Rotary Club as an Honorary Member having been recognized for years of giving selflessly to the Nordic Ski program at Caribou High School. In addition to being the team’s coach for many years he assisted in the development of on campus ski trails, the construction of a Ski Center and later an expansion to the building that included additional restrooms and a commercial kitchen. As a Rotarian, Bob was an enthusiastic member, serving as club secretary, chairing the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and coordinating volunteers for the Caribou Soup Kitchen.
Curtis Richards has volunteered for over 16 years, grooming and maintaining the ski and snow shoe trails at the Caribou High School. He also has served as Head Coach for the Caribou Community School Ski Team and assistant Coach for the High School Ski Team when needed, along with serving as President of the Northern Skiers Club. The award recipients received a 1893 print of the City of Caribou. Also, the Club will contribute $1,000 to each of Robert and Curtis’ charity of choice.tion here
Rotarians at Work
We’ve still been active during this pandemic. We’ve been meeting by Zoom. And we worked on this service project a few weeks ago: building a deck on the new Sober House. We are working on starting up our noon weekly meetings starting July 8th. Watch your emails for details!
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The Rotary Club of Caribou is excited to bring you the 2020 Annual Rotary Cash Draw virtually this year.  The draw will be held the evening of Dec. 9th, at 7:00pm and can be viewed live on the Rotary Club of Caribou's Facebook page.  Reach out to any Rotarian or through Facebook to purchase your tickets.  The funds raised will be donated back to our community for special projects and needs.
We’ve still been active during these unusual times. We’ve been meeting by Zoom. Just recently we've started back to our noontime meetings on Wednesdays at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center.  And we worked on this service project this summer: building a deck on the new Sober House. Rotarians at work, no matter what!
Our own, Rotarian, Dan Ladner brings us great joy with his singing and piano playing talent.
The Caribou Chorus, about 40 members strong, performed Christmas music at the Rotary Club's December 11th meeting.  Songs from sacred to secular to humorous they sang with joy and gusto.  Club members warmly applauded their outstanding efforts. 

This summer, two of our local students will be participating in a short-term exchange with the countries of Finland and Germany. Featured in this photo and attending the Swedish Midsummer are three of our youth exchange students; Anna Thibodeau on the left with her exchange student far-right, Meri Halme from Finland and Victoria Leavitt in the middle, who arrived in Germany this week to begin her exchange with Pia Broghammer.

We wish our students all the best on their summer youth exchange adventure, and we look forward to hearing all about it upon their return.

Making the world a smaller place and bringing people of different cultures together, with Rotary Youth Exchange.

The city of Caribou recognizes Caribou Rotary with a "Spirit of America" award at it's April 2019 meeting for all the club does in our communities.  
It's a holiday tradition we enjoy every year, our annual CHS Chorus visit! Under the direction of Ms. Vicki King, Rotarians enjoyed the songs and solos shared by these talented young men and women. Thank you for brightening our holiday season!
Caribou Rotarians learned about the grassroots committee who formed to honor and remember Maine's Fallen Heroes and their Gold Star Families, by establishing "The People's Memorial". This beautiful memorial from the Citizens of the State of Maine will be placed in our State's Capital Park, for all Gold Star Families of Maine. Jonathan Kelley, committee member shared his passion and that of the committee to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and their families. Thank you, Jonathan, for spreading the word, by speaking at our club meeting today! If you're reading this post and would like to make a donation to the "Maine Gold Star Family Memorial," visit their website at for more information.
We had some great weekly program speakers this month!   
October 10th, Meteorologist Richard Norton from NOAA in Caribou discussed recent weather conditions, weather forecast area covered by the Caribou station, interactions with area farmers, and answered many questions. 
October 31st, Trisha House, the local staffer for U.S. Senator Susan Collins in Caribou spoke to us about the role her office plays in assisting local residents, on behalf of our Maine Senator.
Caribou Rotarians working at the Rotary food booth at the Caribou Arts & Crafts Fair, October 20th & 21st - 2018.
Caribou Rotarians explore our area's history while visiting the Caribou Historical Center & Museum. The evening continued with a nice meal at the Northern Maine Brewing Company.  
Tim Crowley, President of the Northern Maine Community College provides Caribou Rotarians with an update on some new and exciting initiatives recently added to its existing programs. Through NMCC's affordable education options and specialized training programs, this gem in Aroostook County continues to be a community partner; providing a quality education and being a center for ongoing professional training and development.
Caribou Rotarians learned about the Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program at this week's breakfast meeting. Under the direction of Dr. Valerie Waldemarson, JMG Specialist, great things are happening for participating students at Caribou High School! Dr. Waldemarson shared with the group what JMG is, what is taught through the program and all the benefits available for CHS students. Thank you Dr. Waldemarson for visiting us, sharing your passion for the program and for our students, we appreciate all that you are doing for our community!

Caribou Rotarian's Bob Sprague and Mark Draper promoting the club's participation in Rotary Youth Exchange. Sarah Draper, a former youth exchange student, shares her experience and what the program has done for her.

Rotary Youth Exchange is a Rotary International student exchange program for students in high school. Since 1929, Rotary International has sent young people around the globe to experience new cultures. Currently, about 9,000 students are sponsored by Rotary clubs every year.

Rotary Youth Exchange, another way Caribou Rotary pours into the lives of our local youth. If you know of a local student that might be interested in a cultural experience, please reach out to any Caribou Rotarian for more information.

1.    October 4thCash Draw kickoff—Our Major Fund-Raiser
2.    October 11thBreakfast Meeting at 7:00 AM—City Manager Dennis Marker will talk on the state of the city (This morning meeting has been planned because of the survey response results from last May.)
3.    October 18thClub Assembly—We will meet in committees to plan that work for the year and report out tentative agendas
4.    October 25thBring your laptop—Learn how to access Club Runner to find things like your personal member info, upcoming club meetings, special events, committee work.  Don’t have a laptop?  Come sit beside someone who does and take notes about how to navigate the Club’s informational portal.
          We sell food, coffee, tea, and soda from the Caribou High   School kitchen.  Call      Dan Jandreau (C) 227-6678 or John   Weeks (C) 768-0141 to volunteer a couple of hours        there on Saturday or Sunday
          “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing    is going to get better.  It’s not”—Dr. Suess

September 13th - Caribou Police Department presentation.


September 20th - State Senator Eric Brakey from Auburn, ME.

He was the youngest member of the 127th Legislature.


September 27th - Mary Mayhew, former Commissioner of Health & Human Services for the State of Maine.

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in participating in the Rotary project in Guatemala.  Pending trips are late October, early November and about February. 

I you have questions:

Email Ed Wright at or Kevin McCartney at

Project GIIVE (Guatemalan Infrastructure Improvement Venture) is a joint effort among the Rotary Clubs of Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Mars Hill, Presque Isle, Washburn, and Perth-Andover, New Brunswick that has been proposed to meet the needs of a village near the city of Monterrico, Guatemala, in cooperation with the Guatemalan Rotary Club La Ermita. The clubs are seeking to provide eco-stoves, water filtration devices, and eco-toilets.

Welcome to the Trek Across Caribou 2017
Plans are now under way for Trek 2017 and we would like you and your 3rd grade child to join us!   The bike trek is fully sponsored by the Caribou Rotary Club and operates with the support of the Caribou Parks and Recreation, the Caribou Police Department, and the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department. 
All 3rd grade students at your child’s school will receive a bike helmet from the Caribou Rotary Club on June 2, 2017. 
As a Trek participant, your child will have the opportunity to be a part of a highly supported, fun, and healthy activity! And the best news is you can join them to celebrate bicycle safety.  (Remember everyone HAS TO WEAR A BIKE HELMET!)
Date: Saturday, June 3rd
Time: Check-in starts at 9:00am
           Departure at 10:00am
Where: Hilltop Elementary School
Pre-registration is required and must be returned to your classroom teacher by June 2nd.
As you likely know our Club Secretary Lisa Shaw has taken a new job which will require her to relocate to the Bangor area. Congratulations and Best Wishes Lisa!
That also means that we are looking for someone to fill her spot on the Rotary Board and for someone to serve as Club Secretary. If you have interest in serving in either of the capacities, please let Austin Bleess know.
U. S. Senator Angus King is scheduled to speak to our club on July 27th. We are excited to welcome Senator King to come and speak to our club! 
This years lucky winners were Joan Theriault who won $4,000, Jim Savage who won $5,000 and Machias Savings Bank which took home the grand prize of $6,000.   
We were honored to have Rotary youth exchange students as guests at last Wednesday's meeting. Pictured are Sarah Draper, of Caribou (left), who recently visited England and stayed with Chloe Waddington (center). Now, Chloe is staying with Sarah and visiting the US. Chloe exchanged club banners with a representative of the Caribou Rotary Club's Youth Exchange committee member, Katherine Anderson (right).
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