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SCUTTLEBUTT
March 12
Greeter: Dan Hawthorne
ARMY OF TWO, A TON OF GOOD
 
Janet Brings, with a service member
(Courtesy Photo C.A.P.T.S.)
 
Our guest speaker this week is Janet Brings, who leads the non-profit C. A. P. T. S. (Calling All Patriots Troop Support) a care package organization consisting of Janet and her husband working at home creating thoughtful care packages for the troops. The Brings Family started sending care packages to soldiers in active deployment in 2006, as a way to say “thank you for your service” and to let them know that they are not forgotten.
MAKE A SPLASH AGAINST POLIO
WITH THE BIG TOE PLUNGE
 
(Photo by Luis Ribas)
 
The Big Toe Plunge is just over a week away. Please plan to participate in this RCOMH event. It’s a follow up to the Polar Plunge, designed to continue to raise money for polio eradication.
All you have to do is dip your big toe in the water at Devereux Beach and donate. Besides toe dippers we will also ask family, friends, and incautious passersby to donate. InterAct will join us but they will do the full plunge.
Date: March 23rd
Time: 10:00am
Location: Devereux Beach, Marblehead
Donations: Any amount
March Food Pantry Donation:
Pasta and Pasta Sauce
 

IMPORTANT CLUB BUSINESS
 
Joint meeting with noon club. Club President Michael Cognata reports “we are moving forward with a joint regular meeting with the other Marblehead Rotary Club on Thursday, May 9. It will likely be at the BYC around 6:00 o’clock in the evening but both location and times are to be confirmed. This will be a regular meeting and not a social get together. I don’t believe it has been done before and I am excited about the potential it might have for opening the door a little wider to future joint projects and pooling of resources between our two clubs.
RYLA. Our Club needs several volunteers to work with the other Marblehead Club on the selection process and follow ups to choose up to 5 RYLA Scholarship campership candidates.
We will be splitting the cost of these scholarships with the other club. I will be passing around a sign up sheet this week to get several people to commit to helping out with this on behalf of our Club.
Board Meeting. Our next BOD meeting will be on March 21. Location TBD.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
 
 
Club Secretary John Williams unveiled the winners for dinner at La Chanterelle at Endicott College on the evenings of Thursday, March 28 and Thursday, April 11:
 
Thursday, March 28:
- Mike Cognata (party of 2)
- Becky Linhart (party of 2)
- John Williams (party of 2)
- Zhenique Israelian (party of 1)
- Seyla Nhean (party of 1)
 
Thursday, April 11:
- Ina Hoffman (party of 2)
- Larry Procter (party of 2)
- Tim Shotmeyer (party of 1)
- Rosaleen Doherty (party of 1)
- Judith Black & Mike Elkin (party of 2)
Members Wait-Listed:
#1 Luis Ribas and Kathleen Murphy (party of 2) - Either date
#2 Linda Bassett (party of 2) – Either date
The draw was overseen by Trista Christensen and Melissa Stacey.
Location: Misselwood at Endicott College, 407 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915
Timing: Arrive about 6:15 p.m. for wine tasting and you will be seated at 6:45 p.m., prompt
WHAT DO CDs AND DVDs HAVE IN COMMON?
 
 
Now that we are switching to Netflix and Amazon Choice, Spotify and iTunes, etc. what to do with old CDs and DVDs? They can’t go in the traditional recycling bin with other plastics. The good news is, you can mail them to NH to be recycled for free.
CD Recycling Center of America
68 E Stiles Road
Salem NH 03079
For more information visit their website.
BLUE WAVE RISING
 
Last week, during her green minute presentation Judith Black spoke about the threat rising seas represent to life and property. Relevant information on the subject can be found in these links she shared with us.
DISCUSSION ON ADDICTION NEXT TUESDAY
 

ELDERACT NEEDS OUR HELP
 
Dedicated Elderactors meet and greet our soldiers at Pease and also prepare care packages to hand out.  They would appreciate donations of any of the following: chap sticks, hand sanitizer, deodorant, tylenol, razors, eye drops, foot powder, sun screen, mid-calf boot length white socks, sanitary items, mouthwash, decks of cards, small nerf balls, baseballs, and footballs. Also, individually packed cookies, nuts, trail mix, gum, dried fruit, raisins, granola bars. Pleae, no pork or any adult books or magazines. Questions? Contact Jo Anne Schottler, 603-772-8620 or jscatlady@aol.com  or Linda Doliber, ldoliber@hotmail.com  or 781-631-6938.

NEPAL DONATIONS
 
Tricia Sullivan, and a physical therapy and Rotarian team, are going to Nepal in April. We need donations of clothes, jackets, boots, sneakers, flip flops, children's books, portable solar panels etc. Age for clothing ranges from 6 month through adult. Gently used donations are welcome. Please bring your donations to Club meetings. The last day for donations is next Tuesday, March 19th. If anyone has connections with L.L.Bean, REI, or The North Face please check to see if they would donate any irregular items, especially L.L.Bean boots.

 
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
 
 
Don’t miss out on the fun and the opportunity to help the hearing impaired while you have a cocktail, or dinner. Joan McCormack reports that the evening will be very rewarding because in addition to any donations, “The Landing will generously donate 20 percent of all food and drink purchased that evening to the North Shore Hearing Foundation. This event will feature great food, raffle and gift baskets and great company!” More information at:  www.nshearingfoundation.com

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
 
The next District New Member Orientation event will be held on Thursday, April 11th, at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield. We wish to expose new members (those that joined within the past 2 years) to the big family of Rotary. The cost is just $10 and the member will get it refunded upon attendance. Click here now to register.
SOX vs. YANKS LONDON GAME RAFFLE?
 
 
Does watching a Sox - Yanks game in London sound like a cool idea? And a romantic trip to Paris to top it off? Even cooler if it only costs $25? Then try your luck with the Chelsea Rotary Club raffle. Drawing date is May 14th. For more info or purchases, contact Bruce Mauch at brucem@chelseaclock.com

LEADING FROM THE FRONT
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute is 1) a great place for new Rotarians to learn about the organization; and 2) great help to those who wish to be leaders, with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations.
The short story: Our own Linda Doliber will host a RLI on our area.
Date: Saturday, April 27th
Time: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Four Points by Sheraton, 1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA
Click here to register.
Thank you John Williams, Linda, Doliber, Michael Cognata, Patricia Sullivan, Judith Black and Zhenique Israelian for contributing to this edition of Scuttlebutt.
 
GREETERS 
 
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
 
Tues., Jul 9 – Diane Barbour
 
Tues., July 16 – Molly Williams
 
Tues., July 23 – Heidi Whear
 
Tues., July 30 – Patricia Sullivan
 
Tues., Aug 6 – Chris Stevens
 
Tues., Aug 13 – Vicki Staveacre
 
Tues., Aug 20 – Melissa Stacey
 
CALENDAR  
Food Pantry for July: Non-Cheerios cereal
 
Tues., July 16 – Club Meeting
 
Thu., July 18 – Board of Directors Meeting
 
Tues., July 23 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., July 30 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., Aug 6 – Clud Meeting
 
Tues., Aug 13 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., Aug 20 – Club Meeting
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