ROTARY NEWS
 
March 24, 2020 is "Invite a Friend to Rotary of Marblehead Harbor Day".
Do you have a friend, relative, neighbor, acquaitance or co-worker, you think would enjoy volunteering in a terrific community organization? Then bring him or her to our weekly meeting, March 24th,  at 7:00am, at the Mason Lodge, 62 Pleasant Street, Marblehead.
The Club meets every tuesday morning for breakfast and fellowship, and to plan and evaluate its cumminity service projects. We have a sizeable footprint in Marblehead with several major community projects. One is the partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to collect and sort tons of food donations to the Marblehead Food Pantry. We organize and host the premier holiday event in town, the Holiday Pops. We also donate nearly $20,000 every year to community organizations and deserving scholarship recipient. And how about plunging in the Atlantic to help cure polio, cook for the homeless, help young people from conflict zones find ways to get along? There is a lot to do, and lot of fun to be had doing it. E-mail club president Kathkeen Murphy for 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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