This week the Rotary Club of Caribou elected new officers for the 2016-2017 Rotary year which starts on July 1. Austin Bleess is the new Rotary Club President, and Steve Mazerolle is the President Elect. 

“Rotary has done a lot of great things for our community,” said Bleess, who is also the current Caribou City Manager. “I am excited to lead the Rotary Club as we embark upon some great community projects in the coming Rotary year.”

Rotary Club of Caribou/Facebook

Some of the projects that the Caribou Rotary Club completed this past year included donating money to the new playground equipment at the Hilltop School, new roofs on the dugouts at the Sincock Street ball field, and the annual bicycle helmet giveaway to third graders.

Club President (for Rotary Year 15/16) Malissa Dubie handing the Caribou Rotary Charter to the incoming President Austin Bleess

Bleess said the Rotary Club is considering ways that they contribute to the new school project that is slated for Caribou. “As our Rotary Club has always been a strong supporter of the youth in Caribou, this project is a perfect match."

Bleess said the club is always accepting new members and if anyone is interested in learning more about the Caribou Rotary Club they can find more information online, at the club's Facebook page, or by sending an email to

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