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The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club recently hosted a presentation by Jen Fullmer, a retired Air Force colonel and a Rotarian from the Biddeford-Saco Club.

She spoke via Zoom about the step-by-step process of the rescue of an Afghan family from Kabul. She expressed the effort it took by American military in the U.S. and in Afghanistan to bring this family safely into Kabul Airport hours before the bombing and the airport closing.

Fullmer had met the father of this family, a colonel with the Afghan military, 10 years ago during training at the War College in the U.S., and had stayed in touch with him. She is now involved with resettling the family in Maine.

“Jen was just the first of a lineup of speakers on important topics which the Bridgton-Lake Region Club is hosting,” said Jessica Putnam, president of the local club, according to a news release from the Bridgton-based club. “We have a roster including a speaker (about) Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact on human development and health challenges, the training of security dogs by Maine prisoners and the hazards of mining in Maine. We welcome those who are interested in these topics or in Rotary itself.”

For more information about upcoming Rotary programs planned for January, visit and the Rotary’s Facebook page. For the Zoom link, email [email protected]. To be added to the club’s mailing list, email [email protected].

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