Kiwanis moves to winter venue
The Kiwanis Club of Rockland will be changing its meeting venue for the next several months, according to club president Katie Tarbox of Spruce Head.
Beginning Nov. 4, the community service organization will be holding its weekly meetings at Archers On The Pier, overlooking Rockland Harbor at 58 Ocean Street.
The move is the result of the seasonal operation of the Samoset Resort, which will not be available for the Monday meetings until the spring.
Archers owner, Lynn Archer, said that she is happy to be able to provide a warm and inviting place for Kiwanis members to meet each week, noting that the local service club contributes so much to the community.
Tarbox said that the management and staff at the Samoset have been exceptional and gracious hosts for the past decade and that members will miss gathering at their traditional location, but added that they are excited to be able to take advantage of the well-known waterfront restaurant, if only temporarily.
Tarbox described Lynn Archer as the regions's very own celebrity chef, referring to her many appearances on Maine's 207 television program, and her national exposure on the Food Network.
The Samoset Resort will continue to host Kiwanis Board of Directors meetings on the third Wednesday every month.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The 60 men and women comprising the group meet every Monday for lunch to discuss service projects, share a few laughs, and hear interesting speaker programs.
Membership in Kiwanis is by invitation, but the public is welcome to attend meetings to learn more about the Kiwanis mission.