Tuesday Aug 13
Greeter: Vicki Staveacre

Ed Bell, Don Doliber and The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor won three of the five annual awards bestowed by the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce. Ed was named Person of the Year, Don was distinguished with the Community Service award and the RCoMH was chosen, along with the Marblehead Club, as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year.
Hearfelt thanks to all awardees. There’s much to be proud of and thankful for.
And… a friendly reminder: Club meetings will take place at the Gerry 5 for the entire month of August. Please come to 210 Beacon St, every Tuesday until the end of the month.
We know life is a busy affair but we need volunteers. Our cub is relatively small which means we are being called upon a lot, but committees help the club run smoothly.
During last week’s meeting, Club President Kathleen Murphy asked for volunteers to sign up for the 2019-2020 Rotary year and club members were generous in their response.
Here’s the new composition of the club committees (Kathleen will soon address special projects point persons). All who wish to volunteer to serve on a 2019-2020 committee please see Kathleen during the weekly meeting.
Michael Cognata, Young Aycock, Mike Elkin, Jonh Williams, Larry Procter, Don Doliber
Jessica Barnett, Don Doliber
Diane Barbour, Pam Stevens, Karyn Lang, Jessica Barnett
Public Relations:
Ed Bell, Chris Stevens, Luis Ribas
Rosaleen Doherty, Bob Erbetta, Judith Black, John Williams, Larry Procter
As part of our new membership drive, the RCoMH club will have a booth at the Marblehead Farmer’s Market, on – subject to final confirmation – September 21st and 28th, and October 19th. All dates are Saturdays and we will need volunteers to work at the booth and engage with passersby.
Condiments and salad dressing

This week we will have the chance to preview the Club and Membership brochures, courtesy of Jessica Barnett. Thank you Jessica! There will be one flyer at each table, to give members to opportunity to review them during breakfast to provide feedback.
John Williams has finished the new membership directory and the booklets it will be printed soon.
Diane Barbour confirmed the Holiday Pops will take place at Abbot Hall on December 14th (one week later than usual due to construction). Rain date is February 14th – on target to ruin Valentine’s Day :) Keep your fingers crossed that it takes place in December.

"Avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men." Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism
RLI is organizing a Leadrship seminar on October 5th. Linda Doliber spoke to the club last week and said we need 40 district participants to prevent the seminar’s cancellation.
Kathleen also received a mesage from District Governor Joan Arsenault that we share below:
“We share a goal of District and club-wide better membership recruitment and retention. How can we accomplish that?
“One way is to encourage as many members from your club as possible to attend Rotary Leadership Institute.
“Based on a discussion format, Parts I, II, III, and Graduate will cover topics like re-energizing clubs that have become complacent or tired, fundraising, ethics, public relations, and a host of other topics that will benefit participants who, by virtue of their Rotarian membership, are already leaders in their professions and communities. (complete curriculum listing is available at Participation is not limited to members who are on the track to become a club officer.
“Each part is a one-day session and the sessions must be taken in order. Early registration is preferable. Cutoff day for registering will be September 23.
“To make our clubs stronger, let’s take this important step together!  See you there!!!
When: Saturday October 5, 2019, 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m
Where: Sheraton Four Points, Wakefield (right off of MA Rt. 128)
Cost: $100 (covers all curriculum materials, continental breakfast, mid morning coffee break, lunch)
Register: Online at
Judith Black shared concerns and suggestions with club members on the cell phone radiation impact on brain activity. Brett pitched in, saying there’s a phone case that he uses to minimize radiation. If you would like to read more about the subject, please check the Environmental Working Group website.

The Windrush Farm is hosting its annual fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 19th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, at the Black Swan Country Club, 258 Andover St, Georgetown, MA. The event benefits children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and social challenges.
Enjoy cocktails, silent auction, dinner, live auction, Pony Up and dancing with your friends to a DJ. The silent auction has many unique items for riders, adventurers, travelers and foodies. Click here for more details.
Thank you Kathleen Murphy, Judith Black, and Linda Doliber for your contribution to this edition of Scuttlebutt.
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian).
Tues., 24 – No Club Meeting (Christmas Week)
Tues., 31 – No Club Meeting (New Year’s Week)
Tues. Jan 7 – Linda Doliber
Tues. Jan 14 – Donald Doliber
Tues. Jan 21 – Rosaleen Doherty
Tues., Jan 28 – Joseph Dever
Food Pantry for December: Canned Food and Applesauce
Tues., 24 – No Club Meeting (Christmas Week)
Tues., 31 – No Club Meeting (New Year’s Week)
Tues., Jan 7 – Club Assembly
Tues., Jan 14 – Peter Cohen, Head of Marblehead Charter School 
Thu., Jan 16 – Board Meeting
Tues., Jan 21 – Sue Todd, Pathways for Children 
Tues., Jan 28 – Marblehead High School Student Interns with “Stone and Compass”
Tues., Feb 4 – Club Assembly
Tues., Feb 11 – Club Meeting
Wed. Feb 12 – Peace and Understanding Dinner
Tues., Feb 18 – Club Meeting
Thu., Feb 20 – Board Meeting
Tues., Feb 25 – Club Meeting
Sat., Feb 29 – Polar Plunge
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