Roy Brindamour with Club President Katlheen Murphy
and his 2019 Father Christmas
Marbkehead artist Roy Brindamour unveiled the 2019 Father Christmas he created for the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops on the Move! concert, at a reception at Abbot Library.
Father Christmas will be raffled at the Pops on the Move! Evening at the Hooper Mansion on December 14th. Raffle tickets are available at the Arnould Gallery, from Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor members,  on the Pops concert evenings, or can be requested by e-mail.
Brindamour is an accomplished artist, and has made winter Holiday and Father Christmas figures for many years. Each is made entirely by the artist. His interest is in nineteenth century dolls and costumes, and his knowledge and expertise are extensive. He works slowly and methodically, and each meticulous creation is truly a unique and collectible work of art. He also makes custom figures to order for a wide range of clients. His business, "Marblehead Made" is a collection of his paintings, papier mache dolls, Christmas items and other artistic works with ties to earlier times. Inspired by antiques, these original works are carefully researched to give the look and feel of an antique by using the same techniques and materials as the original. This gives his work a special timeless quality. Roy's work has been at The Peabody Essex Museum gift shop, The Wenham Museum gift shop and shops in Marblehead, MA.
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Recently, John Williams and Becky Linhart, both Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Rotarians, presented information on the Enhanced Scholarship Trust which was founded in 2006 by the RCoMH Board of Directors to provide a permanent funding source for scholarships. The mission of the Trust is to grow, manage and administer scholarships to help meet the needs of the community. The goal is to provide six 4-full year scholarships for high school students seeking degree courses and a "Second Chance Scholarship" for individuals who would like to take a course to enhance their career. Successful recipients for the Second Chance Scholarship will receive up to $2500 paid directly to the educational institution on their behalf. Courses may be taken at a college or university, but may not be a part of a degree program. 
Do you know someone who might benefit from a scholarship? Please feel free to share this information with them. We are accepting applications. To learn more about the scholarships or to APPLY, please visit:
From Left to right: Rob Deina, RCoMH President, Becky Linhart and John Williams
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(From l to r) Steve Lipsky (RCoMH Scholarship Committee Member) Nicole Brewster (Scholarship Recipient), Lee Weed (RCoMH Scholarship Committee Member), and Katie Pearce (Fraffie Welch Scholarship Recipient)
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Left to right: Heidi Whear, John William, Rob Deiana, Nancy Ferguson, Matt Paullis and Rotary President Connie Paullis
To raise awareness and critically-needed funds to fight the crippling disease polio, Rob Deiana and Matt Paullis from the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor plunged into the icy waters off of Gloucester on January 23rd. It was part of the Rotary District 7930’s 6th Annual Polar Plunge. The effort raised just over $70k for the Rotary Foundation to eradicate polio around the world. 
The Polar Plunge comes at an important time in the fight against polio, which would be only the second human disease to be eradicated. Case numbers of the disease have never been lower, and only two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus.  It was only last September that Nigeria marked a year without a new case and was removed from the endemic list. Funds raised for this campaign not only work to eradicate polio, they also strengthen our global responses to many communicable diseases such Ebola.  
Rotary, a humanitarian service organization with nearly 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, made polio eradication its top priority in 1985. Rotary has since contributed US$1.2 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Overall, remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against polio. Since 1988, the number of polio cases has been reduced from 350,000 a year to just 72 in 2015. The Americas were declared free from polio in 1994, the Western Pacific region in 2000, and Europe in 2002. A highly infectious disease, polio still strikes children mainly under the age of five. Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death. There is no cure for polio, but for as little as 60 cents worth of oral vaccine, a child can be protected from the disease for life. For further information on the effort to eradicate polio, visit 
 The Marblehead Harbor club has raised 2/3 of its $3000 goal this year.
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor New MemberrJean McCartin, left, is welcomed as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Marblehead 
Harbor by President Connie Paullis. McCartin, a Swampscott resident,  is director of operations 
at the Lynch-Van Otterloo YMCA.  The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor meets Tuesday 
mornings at 7:15 AM at the Masonic Hall.
Let's hear it for good sport Lenny Cameron, who endured multiple indignities on Tuesday while helping district public image chair Amy Luckiewicz make a few points about getting the word out about our club. With President Connie as her assistant, Amy had poor Lenny covered in file cards before she was finished---but her points will definitely be remembered!
Amy actually had high press for our club for all the things we do right. Nonetheless, we can always do better! 'Twas a great presentation!
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Following the success of last autumn’s coat drive, which collected nearly 400 warm winter coats for the homeless and those in need, the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor will kick off this year’s drive on Saturday.
"Friends Forever" a group of 10 students from Ireland will be co-hosted by us and the Marblehead Rotary Club Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Gerry 5 on Beacon St. The kids will spend the day with our own Interact club (harbor cruise, project with Penny Bears and interactive games with Tom Harvey) - come and join the kids for dinner ($15) prrepared by Chef Linda Bassett. Sign up sheets available Tuesday!
Our new Paul Harris fellows: Brett Lazar, Rob Deiana, Louise Moore and Dan Hawthorne--with Dave Manzi and Connie.
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Officials from the Rotary District representing Greater Boston and Southern New Hampshire visited the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor recently.

In his talk District Governor David Manzi issued a call to action for collaboration among local clubs in the mission of service above self. 

From left to right are: Kang Yu, assistant district governor; Sheryl Meehan, district governor-elect; Connie Paullis, RCOMH president; and David Manzi, Rotary District 7930 district governor.

(Photo by Margo Steiner)

Two new members were recently welcomed into the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor.
President Connie Paullis pins a Rotary pin on Kyle Wiley, center. Awaiting her pin, left, is Dr. Patricia Sullivan. Wiley is the administrative aide to the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator. She chairs the Marblehead Forever Committee and is the town’s Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator. Dr. Sullivan holds professorships at three international universities and is a specialist in international health care education, which is part of Rotary’s mission.
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YOU'LL GET YOUR INVITATION TUESDAY for the Foundation/Anniversary Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. at the Mason's, catered by Chef Louise Moore.
"Be A Gift To The World" Rotary's theme for the year will be very evident!

*District Governor Dave Manzi will be featured speaker
*Three new Paul Harris Fellows will be recognized
*Tickets - $30 for members; $35 for family and guests
*6 p.m. hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
*7 p.m. dinner
RSVPS and checks/cash may be mailed to Jess Barnett, 217 Humphrey St., Marblehead.
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