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SCUTTLEBUTT
Tuesday Jan 14
Greeter: Don Doliber
POPS FUNDRAISING UPDATE
2019 Pops
 Photo from a Melissa Stacey video
 
Pops On The Move! netted $16,000. While this amount is below the usual net revenue raised, an exceedingly generous $10,000 anonymous donation covered the deficit and we now have a healthy $26,000 to finance our scholarships and other charitable donations and works.
Thank you so much, anonymous donor. You know who you are.
Thank you to all who worked, or donated, to make Pops On The Move! a success.

FOOD PANTRY CONTRIBUTION FOR JANUARY
Sugar, flour, and baking mixes
 
FOOD PANTRY GREETINGS AND GRATITUDE
 
Club President Kathleen Murphy received a very nice letter from the Marblehead Food Pantry Executive Director. Janet Fitch Parker expresses her gratitude for the support our club provides to her organization.
We make an annual cash donation, gather food gifts from our members, participate in the Stamp Out Hunger! food drive, and help during the holidays.
Janet thanked the club for the extra funds ($600) raised in fines and happy dollars to pay for the Thanksgiving and Christmas roasting pans, which due to tariffs on imported aluminum became prohibitively expensive.
VOLUNTEERS FOR BAGELS
 
Interact is looking for eight volunteers to help with their annual bagel and cream cheese fundraiser at Marblehead High next week. That’s two persons per shift as follows:
Thursday, January 23
from 7:15-9:00 AM and 10:15-11:00 AM
Friday, January 24
from 7:15-9:00 AM and 10:15-11:00 AM
Volunteers please click here to e-mail Jim Nye and sign up.
He will also pass a sign-up sheet around at this week’s club meeting.
Report by Jim Nye.

CAREER DRESSING
 
Do you have career-appropriate clothing you'd like to donate?
Salem State University's "Student Closet Project" is welcoming donations of dry-cleaned/laundered, new or gently used men's and women's career-appropriate clothing that needs no repairs in all sizes to provide students with professional apparel for internships, interviews and new jobs.
If you'd like to contribute, please bring the items to our regular Tuesday morning Rotary breakfast meetings or leave them on the Jessica Barnett's front porch at 217 Humphrey Street in Marblehead (between Brookhouse Drive and Ruby Avenue) no later than Tuesday, February 4.
These items are being requested:
- Blazers/suit coats 
- Dress shirts/blouses 
- Dress pants
- Skirts/dresses
- Sweaters/cardigans
- Brand new dress socks/nylons
- Professional bags
- Belts
- Ties
- Clothing hangers
Click here for more details.

FIGHTING DRUG ADDICTION
 
Bob Erbetta and Mike Elkin are thinking about ways to help our community raise awareness and fight drug addiction. This will be coordinated with the District.
In the meantime, Bob shared a study alerting that marijuana use in adolescence increases risk of depression and suicidality in young adulthood.
“After pooling data from 11 studies of over 23,300 individuals, researchers found that compared to non-users, adolescents who used marijuana were 40% more likely to suffer from depression, 50% more likely to experience suicidal ideation, and 250% more likely to attempt suicide in young adulthood.”

HELPING AUSTRALIANS
AFFLICTED BY FIRES
Civilians prepare for evacuation near Mallacoota, Southeastern Australia
Photo by Australian Defense Ministry
 
Australian Rotary District Governors established a central fund into which we can donate to support the victims of the devastating bushfires ravaging the country.
An Australian living in Colorado reminisced, in a message to a relative who’s a club member, about her favorite places back home, but quickly realized that… “while I am sitting here writing and my nostalgia sets in, I remember it is not about me at all but of the people fleeing, the uncertainty they feel all the time, the human lives lost, the animal lives lost, the rebuilding of towns and houses only to be nervous of when this will come again.”
To donate to Rotary Australia World Community Service and help the fire victims, please click here.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING DINNER…
AND WEB GIVING  
 
We will host the annual scholarship fundraising dinner at The Landing in the last week of February.
In the run-up to the event, we will publish a few brief reminders of what our club’s scholarship trust is, and what it does, authored by John Lindahl.
Donations to the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Enhanced Scholarship Trust, aka Marblehead Scholarship, are professionally managed following a written Investment Policy Statement.
Our website is professionally maintained, checked daily for security and uses encrypted technology for donations. These features are important for all our donors whether they are individuals, foundations or corporations. We’re a 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are deductible.
What: Marblehead Scholarship Fundraising Dinner
When: February 25th, 2020
Time: TBA
Where: The Landing Restaurant
81 Front Street, Marblehead MA

POLAR PLUNGE
 
The 2020 Polar Plunge to End Polio is on.
2) Or... no jumping into the water, just fundraising: Click to register to register as a Virtual Plunger.
3) ALL participants MUST have a waiver signed and participants must be in high school or older.
Please contact Amy Luckiewicz at (781) 588-0257 or at polarplunge7930@gmail.com with any questions.
What: Polar Plunge to End Polio
When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 (snow day March 14th)
Where:  Cape Anne Motor Inn, Long Beach, Gloucester MA
Time: TBA, based on tides

Thank you, Jessica Barnett, Kathleen Murphy, Bob Erbetta, and Jim Nye for your contributions to this edition of Scuttlebutt.
 
GREETERS 
 
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian).
 
Tues. Jan 21 – Rosaleen Doherty
 
Tues., Jan 28 – Joseph Dever
 
Tues., Feb 4 – Rob Deiana
 
Tues., Feb 11 – Michael Cognata
 
Tues., Feb 18 – Trista Christensen
 
Tues., Feb 25 – Lenny Cameron
 
Tues., Feb 18 – Trista Christensen
 
Tues., Feb 25 – Lenny Cameron
 
Tues., Mar 3 – NO MEETING. Election Day. Presidential Primaries
 
CALENDAR  
Food Pantry for January: Sugar, flour, and baking mixes
 
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
 
Tues., Mar 3 – NO MEETING. Election Day, Presidential Primaries
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