Posted by DG Lori Karas on Nov 04, 2023
Just after October 25, 2023 – I reached out to my classmate Tina Champman District Governor of D7790 to inquire what was needed for those in the Lewiston, Auburn, Bowdoin and Winthrop areas, as they lost 18 members of the community.  Due to the lock down and the community taking some time to digest all that occurred I’ve received word.  The Governor of Maine has posted to their website the names of vetted and reputable organizations.  Please visit Healing Together: Supporting Victims and Families of the Tragedy in Lewiston | Office of Governor Janet T. Mills (
This incident, the scores of news reports of people being murdered both locally and afar, remind us of the need to focus on mental health and wellness.  Please take care of yourself, family, your fellow Rotarians, neighbors, and community.  If you know someone in need of help - please go to