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Music performed by Dirk Hillyer and The Hillyer Festival Orchestra will be a specially featured part of the
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor's Holiday Pops Reimagined 2020.
 
SAVE THE DATE!
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor to Present
“Holiday Pops Reimagined 2020”
on Saturday, December 12
 
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is reimagining its annual Holiday Pops concert as an online presentation for the 2020 holiday season in the spirit of continuing the concert’s long-standing tradition of community celebration.
 
Rotary Club President Dr. Patricia Sullivan and concert program co-chairs Judith Black and Betty Lautner are creating a virtual Pops program full of music performed by Dirk Hillyer, The Hillyer Festival Orchestra and popular local musicians and vocalists. The program will also include sing-a-longs and holiday memories shared by Marbleheaders. 
 
“Holiday Pops Reimagined 2020” will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. The link to the event will be posted on rotaryclubofmarbleheadharbor.org.
 
Each year, Holiday Pops has featured art by a local artist who has generously donated the artwork to be raffled to support local needs. This year’s Holiday Pops art, featuring, as always, Abbot Hall, is by Stephen Limon. A virtual Artist Reception in his honor will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets, note cards and giclée prints of the artwork will be available for purchase at rotaryclubofmarbleheadharbor.org, and at several local establishments. The winning ticket will be announced on the evening of the concert.
 
Proceeds from the Artist Reception, Stephen Limon’s artwork and the Holiday Pops concert will be donated to local Marblehead charitable organizations. In previous years the club has donated to the Marblehead Food Pantry, Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead Council on Aging, SPUR, Marblehead afterschool programs, and scholarships for Marblehead students. Your support will aid all of these groups during this time of need.
 
Please plan to celebrate the holiday season by attending the Artist Reception on November 12 and the joyful Holiday Pops concert on December 12. More information will be available at rcomh.org in the coming weeks.
 
About the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor:
Chartered September 16th, 1996, The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s membership abides by Rotary International’s commitment to “Service Above Self.” The club is one among 33,000 clubs worldwide in over 200 countries forming a network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Although the club traditionally meets in-person every Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, 62 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, during this time, the club meets via Zoom at 8 a.m. every Tuesday morning. For more information, visit rotaryclubofmarbleheadharbor.org or email info.rcomh@gmail.com.
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Tamara Richards, 32 weeks pregnant, talks with ShelterBox Operations Team Lead Andrew Clark after moving into her shelter near Houston, TX in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by Erich Schlegel for ShelterBox)
 
At this very moment, about 85 million people around the world are displaced and lost their homes as a result of conflict and natural disasters. ShelterBox is working to change this.
Natural disasters and conflicts never take days off, and neither does ShelterBox. They are always on the ground, working to help the most vulnerable, no matter how remote their location. ShelterBox envoys are hammering pegs, tying knots and building shelters right now.
By providing emergency shelter and tools for displaced families, they transform despair into hope.
They strive for a world where no family is left without shelter.
TO HELP END POLIO
Rotary is very, very close to help eradicating polio.
As matter of fact, "we are more than 99% of the way there, but finishing the job is a big challenge," says Bill Gates.
Why does Rotary and its partner - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - care so much about eradicating polio? Because if polio is not eradicated hundreds of thousands of children could be paralyzed, their quality of life drastically dininished, while global health care costs would rise dramatically.
To keep this from happening we need to immunize 400 million children against polio every year, improve the ability to survey and monitor new cases, and hire 150 thousand health workers to go door to door abd find every child.
There are fewer cases of polio today then ever before but we still need help to bring it down to zero.
So we are 99% there, but crossing the finish line is the most challenging.
We can do it with your help.
You may get in touch with the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor to find out how you too can help eradicate polio.
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