First Of Two Career Days Host High School Students
March 9, 2008
Last Weeks program - March 4
By: Stephen Kent
Club hosts 80+ students on first of two Career Days.
March 4 was the first of the two annual Career Day when Rotarians invite students into their businesses to see the real world of business.
Over 80 students visited businesses on Tuesday. The students at right visited the offices of MyBayCity.com to hear about jobs and opportunities in electronic publishing, reporting and graphic design.
Other students visited a wide variety of businesses from Bangor Veterinary Clinic to accounting services.
The luncheon and meeting presented something of a challenge when a miscommunication led the new management at the Lumber Baron's to expect a smaller than normal crowd when actually there were almost double the normal number.
The wait staff did a great job of getting everyone into the dining rooms downstairs and the chef prepared another wonderful meal. The speakers were a bit challenged finding a place from which to address the room, and there was no sound system, and the program about Rotary's Foreign Exchange Program for High School Students was short, but everyone seemed to have a great time!
In two weeks the club will do this again with twice as many students. Fair warning given!
Andreas and Tracy Teich have issued a $3,000 challenge for Polio Plus. They will match any donations by Rotarians up to $3,000 over three years as the international drive is stepped up to meet the $100 million challenge to Rotary by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mike Stoner announced that the West African Group Study Exchange Team will be here April 13; the Austrian team will arrive the week before and will be working with the Pinconning-Standish club.
(See the official schedule at
First of two Vocation Days
Club Assembly to start planning next major project.
Second of two Vocation Days
A Club Assembly has been scheduled for the meeting of March 11 to take the first steps in selecting a new major project. These projects are the club's major funding focus and typically run for five years.
Vocational Day Number 2 is scheduled for March 18. The Club hosted 88 students for the first day and expect 158 for this second day!
The club will host a dinner honoring the Women of Rotary at the Doubletree on March 28. Invitations went out last week.
Rotary Concert: Lee and Molly Newton will be giving a concert with the Garber Band on Saturday May 10. Proceeds will benefit both Rotary and Garber.