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SCUTTLEBUTT
Thu. May 9th @ 5:30pm
Greeter: Joseph Dever

JOINT MEETING THURSDAY EVENING
NO MEETING TUESDAY
 
The first ever joint meeting of Marblehead Harbor Rotary and the Marblehead Club will take place this Thursday, May 9th, at 5:30pm, at the Masonic Lodge. It replaces our regular Tuesday meeting.
Program:
5:30 – Cash bar, social and raffle tickets start
6:30 – Buffet dinner
7:00 – Bell and meeting start
7:30 – Speaker: Julia Phelps, Trustee, Rotary Foundation
8:00 – Raffle drawing
This event is open to Members and spouses/significant others.
CLUB BUSINESS
 
1. The Allocations Committee had its first meeting on April 24 and is doing diligence on potential organizations who will receive donations.
2. There are new three beverage only members: Trista Christensen, Linda Basset, Molly Williams. They replace new Rule of 85 members.
Report by Michael Cognata
3. Tuesday, May 14th is Town election day. There will be no club meeting. Please check chagnes to greeter schedule.

NOMINATIONS  FOR PAUL HARRIS AWARDS
OPEN ONE MORE WEEK
 
Patricia Sullivan and Jim Nye, 2017 Paul Harris awardees
(Courtesy photo)
 
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor needs your nominations for the Paul Harris Award. Any member of the club may suggest someone to be considered, as long as the nomination form is received by next Tuesday, May 14th 2019.
The Award recognizes Club Members and Community Members.
“A number of fellowships have been presented to members of RCOMH as a special way of acknowledging their continuing service, club involvement, and that special willingness to answer the call, keeping the club strong, healthy and meeting its mission. This could be a member who has taken on a high visibility role(s) (e.g. an Officer, chair of a major event, chair of a successful fundraising activity, etc.) or a member who consistently works behind the scenes.”
The Club has also “presented fellowships to individuals in the community for special recognition of their dedication to Marblehead and for their Involvement in living the principles of the “Four Way Test.”
Club members are invited to click this link to download the nomination form and a brief synopsis of the nomination and selection process.
The Paul Harris Selection will take place at Lee Weed’s residence, 33 Intrepid Circle (1st floor) on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 7 pm. PLEASE RSVP to Don Doliber. This meeting is open to Paul Harris Fellows only.
Report by Don Doliber
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT
 
The Marblehead High School will honor both donors and scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Awards Night on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30pm in the MHS Field House.
The scholarship awards ceremony celebrates the generosity of scholarship donors as well as the hard work of the students. The ceremony provides an opportunity to learn more about the scholarships as well as making
personal connections.
If you are interested in attending, please contact John Williams, who will be representing the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Enhanced Scholarship Trust.
Report by John Williams.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS WANTED
 
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is now seeking applicants who wish to pursue non-college education or training to improve their skills and widen their employment opportunities. Deadline is mid-July. All the details and small print are here, in the link to the Marblehead Scholarship page.
May Food Pantry Donation:
Your help at Stamp Out Hunger – May 11th
MAY 11 FOOD DRIVE - TWO TIME SLOTS LEFT!
 
Rotarians sorting donations at the 2018 food drive
(Photo John Williams)
 
Thank you RCoMH members for your commitment to community service! There are only two time slots left for food drive sorting: Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. If you have not yet signed up for a slot, please check your calendars to see if either of these will fit into your schedule. As you know, the Marblehead Food Pantry relies on this Post Office “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive to stock the shelves through the summer - a vulnerable time because the schools are closed and do not offer breakfast and lunch for the children. Plus, the volunteers enjoy being together for this event. Reminder - Linda Doliber is offering a $50 donation in your name to the Rotary Foundation if you find an expired food item that is older than her current record holder. Please contact Jessica Barnett at 781-639-0624 or at jdharbar@comcast.net if you can fill one of the time slots. “Service Above Self.” See you on Saturday, May 11, at the Masonic Building’s outdoor lower level.
Report by Jessica Barnett
CLEAR THE BRUSH AT WINDRUSH
 
(Courtesy photo)
 
Roll up your sleeves and get your work gloves. We’re going to a horse farm. As you may recall, Windrush Farm CEO Janet Nittmann visited with our club late last Fall, to talk about therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities for children and adults with special needs. They need help preparing their facilities for the coming season.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Where: Windrush Farm, 479 Lacy St, North Andover, MA 01845
Why: To help prepare the Farm for the warm weather
Time: 11:30AM – 2:00PM
Who: As many volunteers as we can bring. Dress for outdoor work and bring work gloves. Need more info? Click here to contact Service Chair Rosaleen Doherty.
SUSTAINABLE FAIR
 
Judith Black is organizing a Sustainable Fair with “free ideas and technologies that save you money and clean the air”.

DUCT TAPE REGATTA
 
2018 Duct Tape Regatta
(Courtesy Photo)
 
The Duct Tape Regatta will sail out soon. The Swampscott Rotary initiative is Bob Erbetta’s baby and he will need some string arms. More on the next issue of Scuttlebutt. For now, please know that the Regatta is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00, departing from Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott.
All boats must be home made with PVC pipe, rope, duct tape, recyclable bottles and cardboard, and be crewed by four persons. Each crew must raise $400 for a clean water project. Application deadline is June 14th. Click here to download   application form and regulations.

Thank you Jessica Barnett, Judith Black, John Williams, and Michael Cognata for your contributions to 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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