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Bristol Area Lions hear from Bristol Town Administrator 11/06/2019

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Bristol Town Administrator Chris Hall (left) is thanked by Bristol Area Lion Bobby Ives for his presentation.

On Monday Nov. 4, Bristol Town Administrator Chris Hall was introduced by Bristol Area Lion Bobby Ives. Hall is on his fourth career as Town Administrator of Bristol.

Born in England, he first came to Maine as a high school exchange student in Augusta, through the Episcopal Church. He loved Maine enough that he came back after college – he had earned a “first” in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, where his classmates included three Prime Ministers: Theresa May of Britain, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, and his house-mate Malcolm Turnbull of Australia. Hall followed this with a doctorate in the history of arms control.
Hall’s first post-Oxford career was in business, in the mining and steel industries. For 15 years, he was a weekly-commuter from Maine to jobs in Pittsburgh, Houston, and New York City. In 1990, he bought the old General Varney house at the end of Redonnett Mill Road in Bristol Mills, moving from Alna to Bristol. In 1995, the steel processing company was sold, and he took the opportunity to live full-time in Maine.

Hall plunged into public policy, using his economics education and business experience to consult on infrastructure and economic development to the Maine Department of Transportation, municipalities, trucking companies and railroads.
His passion for public policy led him inevitably into a second career in politics. He was elected chairman of the state Democratic party in 1998, and in 2000 to the Legislature, representing Bristol in the House and then the Senate.

Losing an election in 2004, he started on his third career – returning to the academic world. He worked overseas for 12 years, first as President of the American University in Kosovo and later at the International Horizons College in Dubai. In 2016, he came home from Dubai and was considering going to the American University in Afghanistan, when the Bristol Town Administrator came open. His partner Abby persuaded him to apply, saying “honey, I’ll go anywhere is the world with you, unless its name ends in “-stan.”

So here he is, on his fourth career: only the second Town Administrator in Bristol’s history.

As Town Administrator he oversees the various Town functions and departments, but most incumbents know their job well. His primary job is managing to stay within the town budget.

The major project that was just completed was the replacement of the Upper Round Pond bridge. The next projects will be repair of the Bristol Mills Dam and building a new fish ladder, a new Pemaquid Beach Pavilion, and completion of the girls softball field.

In looking at future needs, a priority is the need for better broadband coverage for our seasonal and year-round residents who could then telecommute. A committee is being formed to research and see what options are available.

The need for more affordable housing perhaps on smaller one acre lots in a village setting with shared water and sewage. As we age we need more public transportation, Hall envisioned a bus running up Bristol Road to connect to the Newcastle train station with service to Portland and Boston.

The need to preserve what we love about Bristol and maintaining historic buildings and sites.

The Bristol Area Lions Club only meets nine times a year. The next meeting of the club will be on Monday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at Deb’s Bristol Diner. The speaker to be announced later. To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.


Bristol Area Lions hear from Bristol Consolidated School Principal 10/18/2019

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Bristol Area Lion David Kolodin thanks Bristol Consolidated School Principal Jennifer Ribeiro for her talk and presents her with a donation for the completion of the girls softball field.

Bristol Consolidated School Principal Jennifer Ribeiro addressed the Bristol Area Lions Club on Monday, Sept. 16. Ribeiro has been the school principal for 12 years and outlined her duties and responsibilities. She reports to A.O.S. 93 Superintendent Craig Jorgensen who is responsible for Bristol, South Bristol, Great Salt Bay, Nobleboro, and Jefferson schools.

Ribeiro is responsible for the school complying with government regulations, hiring and managing staff and their development, as well as coordinating curriculum. In cases of teacher, student, parent disagreements she is the arbitrator.

Bristol is the only A.O.S. 93 school with a Pre-K program which is open only to Bristol residents. Overall school population has increased from 190 last year to 197 as Bristol becomes recognized as a desirable place to live and raise a family.

Regarding the cost of the Girls Softball field, since the school parking lot project ended up costing less than anticipated, there was a surplus in the capital reserve fund that was used for the initial clearing of the site. Otherwise no tax payer funds have been expended for the construction of the girls softball field with the bulk of the cost covered by grants, and major gifts from individuals in the community. The field is expected to be completed in 2020 with the first game in 2021. It will also be utilized by the Little League.

In an earlier e-mail request, the club voted unanimously to donate $500 to the completion of the field. If you wish to contribute, checks should be made payable to the Bristol School Boosters mailed to the Bristol Consolidated School, 2153 Bristol Road, Pemaquid, ME 04558.

A moment of silence was held in memory of former member Steve Lord who for many years collected bottles and cans for the Lions at his Huddle Road redemption center to benefit the Bristol Area Lions Eye Fund.

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions will be on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor. The speaker will be the President of Inn Along the Way, Sherrie Flint. To make dinner reservations for that meeting, call John Janell at 563-7402.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

Bristol Area Lions learn about Inn Along the Way 10/09/2019

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Inn Along the Way President Sherry Flint accepts a donation and thank you for her presentation from Bristol Area Lions V.P. Bobby Ives.

On Monday Oct. 7, Inn Along the Way President Sherry Flint explained the Inn Along the Way concept to the Bristol Area Lions Club. It began as a concept based upon how multi-generational farm families cared for their elderly members.
The vision for Inn Along the Way was defined in 2013, to build a vibrant, interdependent community where living and dying can be a richer, fuller, and more human experience.

In July 2014 the I.R.S. granted the Inn Along the Way a 501 (c) (3) status and on December 2014 the group signed a contract to purchase the Chapman Farm at 741 Main Street in Damariscotta, just before it ends at Route 1. Unfortunately, the group had no money and mutually agreed to raise the funds in a year and allow the family to clear out the farm which had been in the family for nine generations. The funds were raised in 2015 and the transaction completed on Jan. 1, 2016. The organization has no mortgage.

The farm consists of 31 acres of rolling fields and a pond, with a white farm house and huge red barn with a milking shed. The first phase was to build two fully accessible guestrooms on the first floor, each with its own private bath. These will be available to paying guests as well as to those seeking respite. In addition, there will be three more guestrooms upstairs, and a café with a commercial kitchen for preparing meals. Renovations have been completed including electrical and plumbing, and currently sprinklers are being installed.

Eventually, further additions and renovations will result in eight guest rooms and one managers apartment. Four of the guest rooms will be fully accessible on the ground floor; four others will be upstairs. The barn will serve as an events and arts center and for community gathering.

Future plans call for “a pocket neighborhood” of small accessible, environmentally friendly, long-term rental homes, active cultivation of the farm fields and an onsite farm stand, and public walking paths on the 31 acres.

Inn Along the Way has well over 90 volunteers, with many partners, and donations ranging from $5 to $750,000. To donate, make out a check payable to Inn Along the Way and mail to P.O. Box 1133, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions will be on Monday, Nov. 4 at 6p.am. at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor. The speaker will be Town Administrator Chris Hall who will update the club on various town projects and challenges. To make dinner reservations for that meeting, call John Janell at 563-7402.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

Bristol Area Lions Scholarship Dinner 07/21/2019

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From left: William Shaffer, Christopher Burrows, Jenna Gilbert, Aspen Dyer, and Jayden Gilbert, Bristol Area Lion David Kolodin. (photo: Rachel Bizzaro).

The Bristol Area Lions met on Monday, June 17 at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor. All five of the $2,500 scholarship winners and two parents were dinner guests sponsored by individual club members.

The gathering enjoyed appetizers before the meeting. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Lions prayer, and the Lions toast. Dinner was served by Deb Thibault of Deb’s Bristol Diner, consisting of a tossed salad, rolls, roast pork, mashed potato and gravy, followed by strawberry shortcake on Deb’s biscuits and whipped cream and coffee.

Following dinner, Lion David Kolodin introduced the scholarship winners who thanked the Lions and telling the club of their future plans. William Shaffer will attend Vassar College and major in economics and would like to assist African countries and speaks French. Christopher Burrows will major in woodwind performance at New York Institute and plays clarinet, bassoon, flute, oboe, and tenor saxophone and plans a career in music. Aspen Dyer will major in biology with a minor in neuroscience/animal husbandry at Davidson College and plans to be a veterinarian. Twin sisters Jenna and Jayden Gilbert will attend Husson University and major in nursing to help others.

The Bristol Area Lions Foundation is a dedicated scholarship fund invested
with Fidelity Investments and funded by bequests and major gifts from club
and community members. The fund can not be used to aid the club or any 501
(C) (3) organization. The Bristol Area Lions have two summer fund raisers:
selling raffle tickets and seeking sponsors for an annual golf tournament
which benefits the scholarship fund and other local charities.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South
Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584

Bristol Area Lions learn about Stepping Stones Housing, Inc. 06/12/2019

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Stepping Stones Housing Executive Director Marilee Harris, is thanked by Lion John Janell for her presentation.

On Monday, April 1, Stepping Stones Housing Executive Director Marilee Harris explained their program to the Bristol Area Lions Club.

Marilee Harris was introduced as a local who grew up in Woolwich and graduated from Morse High School. She has a bachelor’s of science degree and a master’s degree from Cornell University, where she studied horticulture, floriculture and agricultural education. She returned to Maine and became the director of a after school program, focusing on “latch-key” kids. When Chop Point opened their school, she taught graded 4 thru 6.

Harris spent time traveling and teaching in Thailand and Bolivia and returned to complete a master’s degree of divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. Today she works as a part-time Pastor of the Damariscotta Baptist Church, a part-time middle school math teacher at Bristol Consolidated School and as part-time executive director of Stepping Stones Housing. A true Mainer with three part-time jobs.

Stepping Stones Housing, Inc. is a 501 c (3) non-profit corporation that has been providing affordable transitional and permanent housing for individuals and families in Lincoln County since 2013 and helped 20 individuals this past year.

SSHI is a local, volunteer run, grassroots program dedicated to helping those who earn less than a living wage find housing as a “stepping stone” to an improved living situation. They own several properties in Bremen and Damariscotta.

SSHI provides housing for individuals who were previously homeless and works in conjunction with Telford Housing who provides a case manager at the Ecumenical Food Pantry each week, SSHI also works with New Hope for Women and has offered several women a “safe” place to live. SSHI charges less than 30% of their take home income.

SSHI works hard to tackle the growing problem of homelessness in Maine. Over 48,000 people in Maine live below the poverty line, and about 50% of those are children who go to bed hungry. The State of Maine ranks 9th in least affordable housing available. One in nine people in Lincoln County live below the poverty line and can’t afford available rental housing. Damariscotta rentals are $800 to $1,000 per month for a one-bedroom unit and even at 40% of their income are unaffordable by single parents.

SSHI current project is to develop their Biscay Road property to assist more individuals. They are currently using a $10,000 grant to connect to town sewer and digging a second well. The property consists of a commercial unit currently rented to Custom Fitness Personal Training, a separate house and a six-bay garage. After construction these buildings will increase the family units from 2 to 8. This site is within walking distance to prospective employers.

Bristol Area Lion Chris Leeman and his wife Heather have been assisting with fund-raising and repairs to existing housing units. If you would like to help support this program, one can send a check to: Stepping Stones Housing Inc., P.O. Box 21, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions Club is on Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor. This will be the annual business meeting to nominate officers and directors for the coming fiscal year and plan the club’s summer fund-raising events and annual activities. The meal will be bowls of beef stew, salad, and biscuits followed by carrot cake and coffee catered by Deb’s Bristol Diner. To make dinner reservations for that meeting, call John Janell at 53-7402.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

Bristol Area Lions learn about Healthy Lincoln County 06/05/2019

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Bristol Area Lion John Janell thanks Healthy Lincoln County Project Manager Jess Breithaupt for her presentation on preventing drug abuse.

Jess Breithaupt, the project coordinator for Healthy Lincoln County, spoke to the Bristol Area Lions on Monday, June 3. She spoke on preventing drug abuse, addressing alcohol, marijuana, vaping, smoking, and prescription drug misuse.

In Lincoln County two out of five students feel they don’t matter in the community. Two big focuses are food insecurity and feeling despair. Healthy Lincoln County Gleaners made up of ten volunteers go to local farms and harvest unpicked or imperfect produce as well as home gardens. Last year they collected 5,895 pounds of produce and redistributed it back into the community at various convenient locations for anyone to take and use at no charge.

Maine is the most food insecure state in New England and the 9th in the nation. 1 in 5 children in Maine are hungry. There is a connection between food insecurity and drug abuse. At Lincoln Academy one in four students felt depressed. Families have lost togetherness by not sharing a meal. Two out of five don’t eat meals with their families and share their day.

The agency strives to prevent and reduce substance abuse in our youth by promoting health and resilience. They focus on root causes of this issue as they discovered that scare tactics are not effective. Healthy Lincoln County works with our towns to make policies that protect our kids from underage drinking, or collaborating with the schools, farms, and libraries to bring fresh produce to the people that need it. They bring members of our community together to share ideas and resources to have the greatest collective impact. They promote leaving technological devices and taking a walk on many of our community and conservation trust trails and breathe in clean air.

They are funded by a combination of state, federal, local grants, and donations. The Bristol Area Lions encourages others to donate to this 501 (c) (3) nonprofit by sending a check to Healthy Lincoln County, P.O. Box 1287, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions Club will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor. This will be the club’s annual meeting and the five scholarship winners and a parent will be guests, along with spouses and friends.

Dinner will be roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, and salad, followed by strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream and coffee. To make dinner reservations for that meeting, call John Janell at 53-7402. To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584, or like the club on Facebook.

Bristol Area Lions learn about Open Primaries Maine 05/08/2019

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Bristol Area Lion John Janell thanks Campaign Manager, Open Primaries Maine Kaitlin LaCasse for her presentation.

Kaitlin LaCasse Campaign Manager, Open Primaries Maine drove an hour and a half from Raymond, on the north shore of Sebago Lake, to address the Bristol Area Lions on Monday, May 6.

Their 2019 goal is the passage of LD 211, “An Act to Open Maine’s Primaries and permit unenrolled voters to cast ballots in primary elections” in the 129th Maine Legislature. LD 211 would permit unenrolled voters to cast one ballot in the primary of their choice. Republicans cannot vote is in Democratic primaries and Republicans cannot vote in Republican primaries.

Commonly referred to as “independents,” unenrolled voters are registered voters who are not registered in any political party. 35% of Maine voters are unenrolled, a bloc that is larger than either Republicans or Democrats. 50% of millennials and 49% of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are unenrolled. The bill is being sponsored by a number of Independent legislators, as well as Democrats and a Republican.

All Maine taxpayers pay for primary elections and polling shows that 75-80% of Maine Voters support open primaries. Maine is only one of 11 states with closed, members-only primaries.

If one is in favor of opening Maine’s primary elections, they may write a letter to the editor, ask friends and neighbors to join you in supporting, lobby your legislators, and/or make a financial contribution to Open Primaries Maine, P.O. Box 928, Gorham, ME 04038.

Bristol Area Lions host the Annual Speak Out contest 03/13/2019

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Bristol Area Lions Club Speak Out contestants: (from left) Grace Canny, Gus Hunt, Liam Cullina, Paige Camp, Scott Peterson and Riley Stevenson with Lion David Kolodin the coordinator of the event.

The Bristol Area Lions Club held its annual Speak Out contest on Monday, March 11 in the fellowship hall of the New Harbor Methodist Church.  Veggie lasagna, tossed salad and garlic bread followed by cookies and dessert was served by caterer Deb Thibault of Deb’s Bristol Diner. The speakers, parents and guests were sponsored by club members. 

After dinner, the six Lincoln Academy participating in the contest were introduced only by a previously drawn number by Lion David Koldodin, who had coordinated the event with Lincoln Academy debate advisor Matt Leland.  

The contestants chose their own topic and spoke on an issue they felt strongly about in a talk ranging from 4-6 minutes long, with penalties for going over or under the allotted time. These speeches must be organized, logical and presented with few or no notes. At the conclusion of each speech, the speakers were each asked two questions worded in such a way that required some reasoning or application of knowledge of the subject by Lion David Ray and guest Richard LaSalle. 

First prize was awarded to Liam Cullina, a senior, whose topic was “ocean acidification.” Second prize was awarded to Scott Peterson, a sophomore, whose topic was “the economic expansion of China.” Third place was awarded to Page Camp, a senior, who advocated for “mental health awareness.” Gus Hunt, a senior, spoke on “the modern Chinese economy.” Riley Stevenson, a sophomore, addressed “climate change in Muscongus Bay” and for Grace Canny, a junior, the topic was ”gun reform and control.”  

The performance of the speakers in several different categories was judged by Lions Bill Byrnes, Brendan Donegan, and Pastor Kelly Harvell of the New Harbor Church.   The Speak Out timekeeper was Lion Walt Johansson.  Liam Cullina will now compete at the regional Speak Out contest on Tuesday, March 26 at the library at Lincoln Academy. The winner of that event will compete at the state Speak Out contest on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grand Summit Hotel, Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley. 

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions Club will be on Monday, April 1 and will take place at Deb’s Bristol Diner in Bristol Mills.  The meal will be fish & chips, coleslaw, followed by cookies and coffee. The speaker will be Marilee Harris, executive director of Stepping Stones Housing.  To make dinner reservations, call John Janell at 563-7402.

To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, contact Walt Johansson at 677-2584.


Bristol Area Lions Rev. Robert Ives and Louds Island 02/14/2019

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Lions John Janell (left) thanks Rev. Robert “Bobby” Ives for relating the history of Louds Island and his experience living there.

 At the Bristol Area Lions meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, Rev. Robert “Bobby” Ives, related the early history of Louds Island and his experience as a summer minister and resident. 

The three-mile long island was originally named Muscongus Island until it was renamed by a cartographer in Washington D.C. who was a descendant of William Loud. It was also called Samoset’s Island as the Indian Samoset was said to be born there, lived there and is buried there.  Samoset had learned English from the early fishermen and greeted the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621.  

Although there were many fishing stations on Matinicus, Monhegan, and Damariscove in the early 1600’s, Muscongus was the first to sustain habitation by European settlers.  Samoset sold Muscongus Island to John Brown and a deed was registered in York County in 1652.    

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Louds Island was a thriving farming and fishing community with two stores. The Carter store had a dance hall on the second floor and later housed the first post office.  A Boston Steamer stopped at Louds Island and provided stock for the stores which served nearby islands and the villages of Bristol as it was easier to go by boat to Louds than take a horse and wagon up to Damariscotta. 

While serving as a teacher and minister on Monhegan, Ives was asked by the Maine Seacoast Mission to serve as a summer minister on Louds Island in 1975.  The original Louds Island church was built in 1913-14, from the lumber of the Malaga Island Schoolhouse after its residents were sadly removed from that island and relocated to the “Pineland Home for the Feebleminded”. 

Lettie Prior came onto the island in 1904 and taught school there until 1941.  She later served as Post Mistress.  Her son Cecil Prior used to row over to deliver and collect the mail at Round Pond. The early school house was closed in 1962 as it had only seven students and the state had ruled that a school must have a minimum of ten students. 

When Ives arrived on the island in 1974 as the summer minister, the church needed to be repainted. He and his late wife Ruth painted it that summer while listening to the Watergate hearings on the radio.  

That summer they became interested in becoming residents of Louds, and approached Edward Poland and Hilda Libby about purchasing property. In 1975, they bought Hilda Libby’s house and four acres., and moved full-time onto the island from 1975-77.  During that time the Ives made a living by lobstering, carpentering, building boats, and serving the Sheepscot Village church each Sunday. 

On Dec. 28, 1976, Ives agreed to help a friend move his gear onto Louds Island in his lobster boat. It was 5 p.m. 10 degrees, snowing with 25-28 mph winds.  As they rounded the south end of Bar Island with the waves hitting them broadside they were pushed off course.  At one point a wave lifted them 6-8 feet high and dropped them on a ledge. It opened a hole in their boat 3 feet in size.  The seas came rushing in, and drowned the engine in 5-6 minutes. Then a wave lifted them and nearly capsized their vessel on top of them, so they abandoned the boat and went into the freezing seas.  Just before Ives went overboard, the words of an old Gospel hymn came to mind “Lord plant my feet on higher ground”. He wasn’t sure whether the good Lord heard him, or whether it was the waves that were out of the south-east, but both men were washed up on the south end of Louds Island beaten, bruised and bloodied, but still alive.

In 1977, he was asked by the Bishop of the United Methodist Church to be the interim minister at the New Harbor and Round Pond Churches. They accepted the invitation, and eventually moved to the mainland. Ruth’s mother was relieved as she was six months pregnant at the time.  

The next meeting of the Bristol Area Lions is the annual Speak Out on Mar.4 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the New Harbor Methodist Church, catered by Deb’s Bristol Diner. The meal will be veggie lasagna, salad, and garlic bread, followed by cookies and coffee. Student contestants and one family member or friend will be dinner guests sponsored by members of the club. 

Six members of the debate team from Lincoln Academy will speaking on a topic of their choice for approximately five minutes using a minimum of notes. 

To make dinner reservations, please call John Janell at 563-7402.  To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584

Bristol Area Lions Learn About Treating Malaria in Sumbawa 11/08/2017

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Bristol Area Lion David Kolodin (left) thanks Health Access Sumbawa, Inc. President Jack Kennedy for reviewing his involvement with treating malaria.

On Monday, Nov.6, the Bristol Area Lions heard from local realtor Jack Kennedy on his involvement with malaria and a small island in Indonesia. Kennedy was on vacation in Bali, Indonesia when he joined a friend for an adventure, traveling for an hour in a small open boat to Sumbawa Island.

There they found remote coastal villages in a roadless region living self-sufficient lives with no running water, no toilets, no shops and no regular access to health services. Malnutrition is a problem during the long dry season, and many suffer repeated bouts of malaria during the rainy season. About 20% die by the age of 12 or are severely disabled.

When Kennedy returned to Bali he flew home and within 10 days he had chills and a temperature of 103 degrees. Within an hour after hearing where he had been, Lincoln Health – Miles had it diagnosed and it wasn’t the recurring type of malaria and with proper medication is cured.

Kennedy realized that the people of Sumbawa were not as fortunate, so with the help of two friends, with limited resources and no medical training, set out to eliminate malaria from this isolated area. Health Access Sumbawa (HAS)was born.
After two years taking a census, numbering the homes with pieces of aluminum, black paint and a stencil from Supplies Unlimited, purchasing and installing chemically-treated bednets, building a clinic, and sending staff for medical training provided by the government to become World Health Organization certified, they began treating malaria on Sumbawa.

The specialists systematically screen the population of three villages by examining blood under a new microscope. All positive cases are treated with drugs supplied by The Global Fund. After three years, ordinary people doing extraordinary things, HAS celebrated controlling malaria for 1,000 people in the three small villages on Sumbawa.

Other community projects sponsored by HAS include clean drinking water, village sanitation, building public toilets, community gardens to reduce hunger during the dry season, and a program to collect plastic waste by children in exchange for school books.

To assist HAS in scaling up their success to serve more people in adjacent villages, donations may be made to the 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation: Health Access Sumbawa, Inc., c/o Jack Kennedy, President, 392 Nobleboro, ME 04555.

The next Lions club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor. The guest speaker will be Christopher Maloney with a PowerPoint presentation on producing energy from algae.

To make dinner reservations for that meeting, call Herb Watson at 677-6191. To learn more about the Bristol Area Lions Club, serving Bristol and South Bristol, call Walt Johansson at 677-2584.

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