About the SPCE Rotary Christmas Tree Sale
For over 59 years The Rotary Club of S.P.C.E. has been providing Christmas trees to the community, and enabling local causes and charities to succeed.
About the Rotary Club of South Portland - Cape Elizabeth
The Rotary Club’s Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale is more than 56 years old, having begun in the early 1960’s. Buying your tree from the Rotary tree sale, which is completely staffed by volunteers, has enabled us to return thousands of dollars to the community, including:
- Building the skating shelter at Mill Creek Pond;
- Funding the planning of the Children’s Garden at Fort Williams;
- Keeping Bug Light painted and adding signage and plantings there;
- Scholarships for South Portland and Cape Elizabeth high school students;
- Funding summer leadership camp (RYLA) for rising high school juniors;
- Supporting local food pantries;
- Donating books and supporting other worthy projects at our local libraries; and, so much more!
About The Club
We are a club of more than 50 men and women who are committed to making our communities and the world a better place. We are one of 35,000 Rotary clubs, all of which are non-governmental, non-political, and non-denominational. We believe in promoting high ethical standards and are known for our motto of “Service Above Self.” Along with 1.2 million Rotarians around the world, we focus on:
- Education and literacy;
- Maternal and child health;
- Disease prevention and treatment;
- Water and sanitation;
- Economic and community development; and,
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
Rotary's Commitment To Polio Eradication
It is estimated that more than 16 million children are walking today who would have been paralyzed if it wasn’t for Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio. When we began that effort in the 1980’s, 350,000 children per year were contracting polio. In recent years, the number has been about 100 children per year --and we are committed to total eradication. One of our club members, Mike McGovern, leads Rotary’s worldwide effort to eradicate polio.