NORTHPORT — Organizers declared the Belfast Rotary Club’s 23rd Annual Golf Tournament a success: More than 40 sponsoring businesses, organizations and individuals and 16 teams raised $21,600 for Rotary service and charitable projects.

The tournament’s top foursome was team Woodward, followed by Tozier’s Family Market in second place and Discount Asphalt Paving in third place. The tournament was held June 4 at the Northport Golf Club.

“The Weather was fantastic and fun was had by all,” said tournament director Paul Doody of Camden National Bank. Ed Varney of First National Bank, who coordinated the charitable event for the Belfast Rotary Club, added his thanks “to all of our sponsors, the teams, and all the Rotarians who volunteered to make this a wonderful day for a good cause.”

Awards distributed at the post-tournament luncheon included those to Mark Politte for the putting contest, to Phil Bowen and Jen McKenney for “closest to the line,” to Chad Otis and Kelsey Richards for long drive, and to Chad Otis, Keith Parker, Darryl Day and Ernie Woodward for the four par 3 holes’ shots closest to the pin.

Belfast Rotary Club golf cart lineup for the annual tournament Jun4 4 at the Northport Golf Club. Courtesy of Philip G. Carthage, Belfast Rotary Club

The next major Rotary Club event is Belfast Harbor Fest, which takes place on the Belfast Waterfront Aug. 19, 20 and 21 and includes a Friday night “Evening By the Bay” charitable auction to benefit students at Waldo County Technical Center.

Saturday’s all-day events with National Boatbuilding Challenge prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 and a 5K “Bug Run” road race, and a Sunday morning just-for-fun Cardboard Boat Race. Sponsorship opportunities for Harbor Fest are still available. For more information, go to, or call Mickey Sirota at 322-5671.

This year’s Rotary Club service projects, with a value of nearly $140,000, include support of seven food pantries and kitchens, emergency community support and a pledge walk to help eradicate polio worldwide. The club provides winter clothing, boots and toys for nearly 200 Waldo County children and awards $80,000 in scholarships to graduating students from Belfast Area High School, Searsport High School, Mount View High School and the Waldo County Technical Center.

Belfast Rotary Club, founded in 1925, is one of Maine’s largest and most active clubs. Its members meet in person or by Zoom Wednesdays at noon. For more information on membership or to make a tax-deductible donation in support of the Club’s year-round service programs, go to