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Kennebunk in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)

Kennebunk Rotary Club

Founded 1925

Kennebunk Rotary Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
1. Kennebunk Rotary Club Marker
The Four Way Test
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Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

1925 - Kennebunk Rotary Club is founded. First President is Dr. D.M. Small.

1936 - Rotary provides instruments/uniforms to low-income children participating in the Kennebunk High School Band.

1949 - Waldo Chick starts the annual chicken BBQ fundraiser tradition!

1953 - 1st Ambulance generously given to Town of Kennebunk by the Rotary Club.

Downtown's 1st Enhancement Project - Transform two vacant buildings into a 1 acre Rotary Park.

1974 - The Town turned out on this bright, blue crisp fall day to give the opening of the 8-week fund-drive for $70,000 a proper send off. 1,100 Kennebunk school students were in attendance.

1974 - Rotary members bringing the monetary thermometer up to date.

1995 - Rotarians help Kennebunk Library relocate books to Water St during
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Examples of Rotary led Humanitarian Service Projects include:
Scholarships for students in excess of half a million dollars, water testing projects, Kennebunk High School Interact Club, and many community events.

Kennebunk 2015 Rotary members continue to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Erected by Kennebunk Rotary Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducationParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 43° 23.108′ N, 70° 32.52′ W. Marker is in Kennebunk, Maine, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 1) and Water Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25B Main St, Kennebunk ME 04043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennebunk, Maine (a few steps from this marker); The Lafayette Center / Le Centre Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); The Mousam River / Le Fleuve Mousam (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ross Block and The Kennebunk Inn / Le Bâtiment Ross et l'Auberge de Kennebunk
Kennebunk Rotary Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
2. Kennebunk Rotary Club Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterhouse Center (about 600 feet away); The Storer Residence / La Résidence Storer (about 600 feet away); Lafayette Elm Site (about 700 feet away); The Bourne Mansion / La Résidence Bourne (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennebunk.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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