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., 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
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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