ROTARY NEWS
THE ROTARY CLUB OF MARBLEHEAD HARBOR launched Project Kindness to help Marblehead residents who are severely impacted financially because of the Covid-19 Pandemic purchase groceries and other essential items. Our goal is help individuals who have been laid off from a position considered “non-essential”. Examples of non-essential positions include hairdressers, dog groomers, retail clerks, waiters, waitresses, spa workers, etc.
If you have been laid off from a "non-essencial" position you may apply for a $250 gift card, redeemable at local Marblehead grocers. If you do not have the need but now somene who does, please let them know about this opportunity.
If you apply, please be sure to include all the information requested, as incomplete applications may not be considered.
To submit an application online...
To download, print, and fill out an application...
(When prompted to "sign in" or "sign up", ignore it and just click download)
Once filled out you can send us the application in different ways:
1- Scan and e-mail it to: info.rcomh@gmail.com
2- Mail it to: P.O. Box 941, Marblehead MA 01945
All applications and aplicants will be known only to a few Rotarians who administer this project.
Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis, until funds have been exhausted.
You may e-mail club president Kathkeen Murphy if you need more information.
Club President Kathleen Murphy
 
The New Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor has been installed.
President Kathleen Murphy says she “will continue the good work that others have started. Last Summer we "distinguished Ed Bell for his work with ShelterBox and I want to continue where he left off. As a realtor I understand how important it is to have shelter and even temporary shelter to help families feel safe and stable.”
Other members of the Board are President Elect Luis Ribas; Vice President Lee Weed; Secretary John Williams; Assistant Secretary Pam Peterson; Treasurer Tim Shotmeyer; Assistant Treasurers Rob Deiana andBecky Linhart; Past President Michael Cognata; and Directors Patricia Sullivan, Diane Barbour, Karyn Lang, and Molly Williams.
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.
SHELTERBOX MEANS HOPE
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.
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