Speaker Date Topic
Jeanne Walsh and Bob Hamblen May 23, 2024 12:30 PM
About the new Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge headquarters
About the new Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge headquarters

Jeanne Walsh and Bob Hamblen serve on the nonprofit all volunteer Board of the Friends of Rachel Carson National Wildlife RefugeThe Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is in the process of moving its headquarters from Wells to 188 Brown Street Kennebunk. Jeanne Walsh and Bob Hamblen from the Board of the Friends of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge will be giving an update on the plans.

Bob Hamblen:  Bob joined The Friends of Rachel Carson Board in 2019. He is a retired city planner, having worked for the City of Saco most recently. Bob is a long-time supporter of the natural world and human participation in it. He’s the past president of both the Eastern Trail Alliance and the Eastern Trail Management District, and a long-time member of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Bob is a member of the newly created Saco Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and serves on the Maine Trails Coalition Leadership Council, and the York County Trails group. A long-time interest was fulfilled in 2019 when he became a certified Master Gardener through the University of Maine Extension Service. In his spare time, you can find Bob reading, sea kayaking and bicycling.

Jeanne Walsh: Jeanne recently joined The Friends of the Rachel Carson NWR Board after having moved back to Maine from Sanibel Island, Florida where she managed the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Nature Store and Lecture Series working very closely with Fish & Wildlife staff. A graduate of Georgetown University, she and her husband raised their family in Connecticut and in Bermuda where they lived for 5 years then back to the states where their youngest attended Cape Elizabeth High School. Jeanne is passionate about wildlife, enjoying the birds, gardens and her trail cam videos at their home in West Kennebunk. She is excited about the Friends’ mission to engage the public at the wonderful new facility on Brown Street.

Linda Wiewel May 30, 2024 12:30 PM
Meet the Scholarship Recipients

Linda Wiewel and this year's scholardship recipients will join us for lunch and have a chat with us during the speaker session.

Dr. Liz Fagan and Dr. Roger Fagan Jun 06, 2024 12:30 PM
Global Grant for Dominicans experiencing hearing loss
Global Grant for Dominicans experiencing hearing loss

Dr. Liz Fagan and Dr. Roger Fagan would like to come talk to us about their international project and Global Grant for Dominicans experiencing hearing loss. 

The Fagans have been serving in the Dominican Republic since 2006. They have literally hauled suitcases full of equipment for each visit. In a move to entice other audiologists and medical students to volunteer, a Rotary Global Grant is being prepared which will provide the hospital with equipment - including a sound proof booth - to improve the diagnosis of those Dominicans with hearing loss.

KFR Chief Justin Cooper Jun 27, 2024 12:30 PM
Emergency Communication in the Kennebunk Area

Kennebunk Fire Chief Justin Cooper will present part 2 of his presentation on the need to develop a resilient and affordable communication system for the citizens of Kennebunk and surrounding towns.

Noah St. John Aug 01, 2024 12:30 PM
Reflections of a Rotary Scholar
Reflections of a Rotary Scholar

Noah was a Rotary Scholarship recipient some 40 years ago, and is now a leadership expert and bestselling author.

You can read about Noah's success story at https://noahstjohn.com/.