The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is dedicated to the Rotary International motto “Service Before Self”.  Our service this year has included providing our community with a wonderful holiday event bringing holiday happiness.  The Holiday POPS 2020 Reimagined was viewed by over 1,000 people our largest audience ever.  We are thankful for our members and friends who produced and participated in this wonderful event.  And thanks to Steve Limon the artist who painted the beautiful view of Abbot Hall. We still have prints and notecards to share with our community.
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor are pleased to support the Marblehead Food Pantry with funds generously donated through our Holiday POPS 2020 Reimagined. Our commitment to the Food Pantry has been manifest in many ways in addition to financial support.  We have participated with the Post Office in collecting food donations from town residents, donating on a monthly basis the food requests from the pantry, and working at the Pantry at holiday times when special foods are available.  In addition to the Ford Pantry for many years we have made special dinners at Lifebridge on New Year’s Eve. This year member Judith Black, our liaison to Lifebridge organized members to cook meals at their homes and she got them to the building.  Now, in January 2021, we are collaborating with regional groups to address the food insecurity concern.
 
Our weekly meetings happen on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 am.  In this virtual, on-line world we have been able to enjoy speakers both local and who have joined us from a distance.  For example, when we for three weeks dealt with racial justice concerns, we had a speaker from Madagascar join Marbleheaders in discussing growing up in a multiracial home, we had a local and folks from Boston help us understand the concerns of METCO students and their families, and recently we were joined by Rotary members from a club in Ghana who we have supported with donations to their maternal and child health project. 
 
Our Rotary club, know for its service to our community and to the world will continue to provide service as we navigate our Covid world.