Marty Helman
Rotary International Representative

Marty Helman

Martha and her husband Frank joined the Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club in 2003, and in 2012-13 she served as Governor of District 7780 (southern Maine and coastal New Hampshire).

Marty has served on The Rotary Foundation’s Peace-Major Gifts Initiative and its predecessor committees since 2015.  She conceived of and chaired the Sakuji Tanaka Endowed Rotary World Peace Fellowship Committee, which raised $1 million for the Rotary Peace Centers, the largest sum ever raised for a Rotary Presidential fund.

Marty served as an International Training Leader at the 2018 and 2019 International Assemblies. She has been a Trainer for the Governors-elect and Governors-nominees at Zone 24-32 Institutes for numerous years, as well as for District 7780 governors-elect. She has facilitated at the Rotary Leadership Institute (since 2009) and Northeast PETS (since 2013), and she has presented in breakouts at the Atlanta, Toronto and Hamburg International Conventions (2017 through 2019). She has served as President’s Representative (District 6910 and District 6630), and she is a popular speaker on The Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Peace Centers, and membership topics.

Marty served as District 7780’s Foundation Chair (2015-18) and this year she began a three-year term as her District’s Growth Chair (2019-22). Already, as part of that effort, she has been instrumental in chartering the New Voices Rotary Club, which is made up entirely of young RYLA graduates.

Marty and Frank started their club’s Veterans Appreciation Night in 2006, the year she served as club President. Since then, this evening has grown into one of the most significant events on both the club and community calendar.

Marty and Frank take Rotary with them when they travel: They have attended club meetings throughout the United States and in 18 countries.

Marty and Frank are Paul Harris Society members, Major Donors, and members of the Legacy Society of The Rotary Foundation. Through the corporate support of the Otto and Fran Walter Foundation, they are also Arch Klumph Society (Foundation Circle) members.