BRIDGTON — The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club will be hosting the following speaker on Thursday, January 20, at 7:30 a.m. via Zoom: Gregg Dowty, Ed. D., Rotarian, Rotary Club of Dover,  NH, Rotary District 7780 Protection Officer. Gregg will present ‘The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on human development and health challenges’.

Gregg spent his entire career working with children, many coming from a background of adversity. He spent several decades working in central Maine. The study of ACEs has found that early adversity increases physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. Our early experiences contribute to who we become, the health problems we may encounter in the future, and the decisions we make later in life. This presentation will focus on adverse childhood experiences, the potential impact on development, the long-term consequences of stress and adversity, and the impact on brain development. For access via Zoom, contact [email protected].

The Rotary Club is meeting virtually in January 2022.


The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club has scheduled the following speaker events:

The Conundrum posed by mining: Its Public Benefits, with due consideration of the hazards posed to the Public’s Health.Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:30 a.m. via Zoom


Speaker: Dr. Bruce Taylor is board certified in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. Throughout his medical career, he has had a special interest in the significance of environmental contaminants on health. He has served in several positions for the Town of Sweden and is on the Board of Directors of the Greater Lovell Land Trust and Maine Waste to Energy.

For access via Zoom, contact [email protected]

Senior College of Bridgton, Maine
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:30 a.m. via Zoom

Speaker: Homer Pence, a long-time resident of Bridgton, has played a significant role with the Senior College since its founding in 2000. Our speaker joined the Board of the Senior College in 2011 and became the Chair in 2014. Besides his role as Chair and ex-officio member of the Curriculum Committee, Homer has been a presenter for one class each year on the subject of classical music or opera. In addition, Homer is a founding member of the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival.

For access via Zoom, contact [email protected]

For more information about the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club and its activities, check the website: and the Facebook Page. Comments and questions are welcomed. Contact us at [email protected]


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