Tuesday Jul 9
Greeter: Diane Barbour
In the most exciting news of the year, Adam Sandler’s next movie will be filmed in Marblehead. The production team has plans for our meeting place and so we will meet somewhere else for a couple of weeks this month and maybe next. Club President Kathleen Murphy will have more details at this week’s meeting, including the location of our temporary home.
2018 Second Chance winner, Lilibet Pleitez (center)
Time is running out for those wanting to apply for an “Upward Bound” Second Chance Scholarship. This fund helps pay for trades and other non-college education or training to improve the applicants’ skills and widen his/her employment opportunities. Deadline is July 15th. All the details and small print are here, in the link to the Marblehead Scholarship page.
Non-Cheerios cereal

Mike Cognata (right) with John Williams
Last week we briefly mentioned Michael Cognata’s remarks about his presidency at the Installation Dinner, quoting him pretty much from memory. Today, with thanks for his service to the club, we publish his prepared farewell remarks:
“There were so many successful events and activities that made this year very special. But the best part, the very best part was getting to know each of you better. That certainly has to be one of the highlights of being the president.
I highly recommend becoming president to all of you... no joke...
I am sure if any of you who have not been president would ask those who have, everyone of them will say that it was a once in a lifetime great experience.  Each of you as a member has a special talent and a dedication to what we as Rotarians do here. You have all helped me in your own way throughout the year and for that I am very grateful.
I am especially excited that we have a fantastic and very talented new President coming in.
Kathleen, I know that while it might seem a bit daunting right now, I believe you will end up very glad that you took on this role.
So let me close by saying thank you all for your guidance and your support. I am humbled feel privileged to have had this role as President of this great Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor.”

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will take place Thursday, July 18th at 5:30pm at Lee Weed’s residence. Please let a club officer know if you need Lee’s address.
In a presentation to the club last week Judith Black shared that a full 1/3 of our electric bill goes to waste because 1/3 of the power it pays for goes to waste. The average energy bill in America is $1,368.36 per year, with $478.93 being wasted. This is neither good for your bank account or the environment.
Here’s what uses the most energy in your home:
Cooling and heating: 47% of energy use
Water heater: 14%
Washer and dryer: 13%
Lighting: 12%
Refrigerator: 4%
Electric oven: 3-4%
TV, DVD, cable box: 3%
Dishwasher: 2%
Computer: 1%
Judith shared ideas to cut energy use that can be found here.
In general, it would be more efficient, for example, to shift hot water and heating/cooling from fossil fuels (gas, oil) to solar and electric (which can be sourced with renewables). Click here to e-mail Judith Black if you want more information.

Our Rotary Club is, indeed, a special family. And in that spirit, the club’s Care Committee welcomes opportunities to celebrate our members' special events, milestones and achievements. We send out birthday greetings and congratulatory cards on a regular basis. But also, as a family, we seek to be supportive when a member or a member’s family is going through challenges — perhaps an illness or the loss of a loved one. If you know about an event or experience that the Care Committee should be aware of, please do let us know. In cases of challenges, we will seek your guidance and will be respectful of wishes for confidentiality and privacy. You might even like to serve on this committee. We welcome your help in “caring” for our fellow members. In all cases, please contact Jessica Barnett.

Thank you Judith Black, Michael Cognata, and Don 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., Oct 15 – Steven Lipsky
Tues., Oct 22 – Brett Lazar
Tues., Oct 29 – Karyn Lang
Tues., Nov 5 – Cyndi Kilbarger
Tues., Nov 12 – Zhenique Israelian
Tues., Nov 19 – Daniel Hawthorne
Food Pantry for October: Peanut Butter & Jelly, Jam
Tues., Oct 15 – Luis Ribas, “Out of Africa”
Thu., Oct 17 – Service Dog Project Reception, 5:30pm ($20)
Sat., Oct 19 – Windrush Farm Gala, 6:30pm ($225)
Tues., Oct 22 – Dan Bauer, MHS Principal
Tues., Oct 22 – Friends Forever Dinner, Gerry 5
Thu., Oct 24 – Board Meeting
Tues., Oct 29 – Steve Rosenberg, former Boston Globe columnist
Tues., Nov 5 – Club Assembly
Thu., Nov 7 – Foundation Dinner
Tues., Nov 12 – Scout Troop 79
Tues., Nov 19 – Joan McCormack and Taylor Buotte, Audiologists
Thu., Nov 21 – Board Meeting
Tues., Nov 26 – Christina Frei, Historian
Tues., Dec 3 – Club Assembly
Tues., Dec 10 – Club Meeting
Tues., Dec 17 – Club Meeting
Thu., Dec 19 – Board Meeting
Tues., 24 – No Club Meeting (Christmas Week)
Tues., 31 – No Club Meeting (New Year’s Week)
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