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SCUTTLEBUTT
April 9
Greeter: Allan Dowds
COLLEGE BOUND HOPES
 
 
We have received 17 applications for College-Bound scholarships, Club Secretary and Scholarships Board of Trustees Vice Chair, John Williams, reports. The applications will be reviewed and tuition financing awardees will be announced later.
John also reported that the Scholarship Fund is in great shape. It is worth $269,736.00. As if that was not good enough, the January Fundraising Dinner at The Landing was the most successful ever:
- there were more people attending than ever
- there were more total donors than ever
- there were more non-Rotarian donors than ever
- we oversubscribed the $5,000 matching for the first time ever, and…
- we had had 48 donors and raised $18,673.00
A heartfelt thank you to the Board of Trustees.
EVERYBODY DESERVES A 2nd CHANCE…
 
2018 2nd Chance Scholarship recipient Lilibet Pleitez (second from right)
with members of the  Rotary Club of Marbehead Harbor
 
And that is why RCOMH created the 2nd Chance Scholarship. We are 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.
LIGHTEN UP DUDE
 
 
Our guest at this week’s meeting is author Rich Rubino. In “American Politics On The Rocks” he challenges us to “grab your hat and fasten your safety belt. If you think politicians are just suit-wearing stiffs, think again. This book of politically humorous and obscure political information will enable you to dazzle your friends at cocktail parties, at the office water cooler, or at the coffee shop.” And more… “Like the cover of this book, we are all in the same leaky boat together. So why not lighten up?” That sounds like an interesting proposition.
April Food Pantry Donation:
Cereal (no Cheerios please)
 

Linda Doliber and John Williams advocate for cereal :)
(Photo by Kathleen Murphy)
 
The food donation reminder is usually a low key, even dull, affair here at Scuttlebutt. But during out last club meeting, Linda Doliber and John Williams decided to be drama queen and king and made a big announcement: while the Marblehead Food Pantry needs our cereal, is really does not want our Cheerios. Much to John “Cheerio” Williams’ chagrin the wildly popular cereal has probably been ruled boring… So, let’s try all the other cereal types :)
“What advantage has the person who will not listen
over the one who cannot hear?”
 
 
Well… while you ponder that, joins us this Tuesday, April 9th, for the opportunity to help the hearing impaired while you have a cocktail, or dinner. The more show up at The Landing the merrier as they will “donate 20 percent of all food and drink purchased that evening to the North Shore Hearing Foundation. This event will feature great food, raffle and gift baskets and great company!”.
The North Shore Hearing Foundation provides hearing aids to individuals who do not have the insurance or resources to obtain them. Help us give the gift of hearing to local children and adults by making a reservation for dinner at the Landing. If you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation by check or online at www.nshearingfoundation.com
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY – THIS WEDNESDAY
 
OPEN TO ALL ROTARIANS:  Sessions for ALL Rotarians.  Hear new ideas, learn about the Service Dog Project, listen to our youth speak about the District Youth Programs, be involved in your club's health check, learn about local and global grants and service projects, find out about fundraising tips, rotary tools for success, alternative membership and club's implementation and much more!!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: LaShonda Delivuk, 28 year old Rotarian Club President from Virginia speaking on the Power of 1.2 Million and Membership.
Calling all Membership, Foundation, Youth Services and Fundraising Committee Chairs and Committee Members to attend as well as the Club's 2019-2020 Board of Directors. 
Required training provided for Presidents-Elect, Treasurers & Secretaries.
Date:  April 10, 2019 (Wednesday)
Place:  Sheraton Four Points, Wakefield MA 
Time:  3:00pm – 9:00pm 
Cost:  $47.50 (includes dinner)
FRIENDLY REMINDER…  LA CHANTERELLE
 
Zhenique Israelian, Seyla Nehan, and Corine Cognata
at La Chanterelle on March 28th
(Photo by John Williams)
 
This Thursday, April 11th, the second group of lucky Rotarians with tickets for La Chanterelle will have dinner there. Ticket holder who cannot  make it, please let Club Secretary John Williams know so he can reach out to those waitlisted. A big, big thank you to Linda Bassett for arranging the opportunity of two dining experiences, each for eight diners, at La Chanterelle.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION - THIS THURSDAY
 
 
The next District New Member Orientation event will be held THIS Thursday, April 11th, at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield. We wish to expose new members (those that joined within the past 2 years) to the big family of Rotary. The cost is just $10 and the member will get it refunded upon attendance. Click here now to register.
SOX YANKS LONDON GAME RAFFLE
Does watching a Sox - Yanks game in London sound like a cool idea? Even cooler if it only costs $25? Then try your luck with the Chelsea Rotary Club raffle. Drawing date is May 14th. For more info or purchases, contact Bruce Mauch at brucem@chelseaclock.com
LEADERS WANTED
 
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute is 1) a great place for new Rotarians to learn about the organization; and 2) great help to those who wish to be leaders, with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations.
The short story: Our own Linda Doliber will host a RLI on our area.
Date: Saturday, April 27th
Time: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Four Points by Sheraton, 1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA
Click here to register.
DISTRICT CONFERENCE MAY 3rd AND 4th
 
 
Friday
11:30 AM Registration
12:30 PM Paul Harris Luncheon
2.00 PM Annual Business Meeting
6:00 PM Celebrate Rotary Cocktails
7:15 PM Celebrate Rotary Dinner
Saturday
WHAT: Youth-centric programming/Youth Summit
WHAT: Multi-District Conference
WHEN: May 3-4, 2019
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel, Danvers, MA
Register here
VOLUNTEER TO STAMP OUT HUNGER
 
 
On Saturday, May 11th, USPS letter carriers will collect food donated by Marblehead residents and will bring it to Masonic Hall, where an army of Rotarians and their friends will sort the donations and check the expiration dates. Linda Doliber says she’ll offer $50 to whoever finds a food item with an expiration date older than 1972, the oldest found so far at Stamp Out Hunger. Service Chair Rosaleen Doherty says this project is “the #1 drive for the Marblehead Food Pantry and we are the main group providing the labor” for that. She’ll soon pass sign-up sheets around. You may pick shifts between 11:30am and 5:00pm.
CLEAR THE BRUSH AT WINDRUSH
 
Volunteering 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: 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.
Thank you John Williams, Kathleen Murphy, and Zhenique Israelian for your contributions to Scuttlebutt.
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GREETERS 
 
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
 
Tues., Jun 25 – Bill Bartin
 
Tues., Jul 2 – Jessica Barnett
 
Tues., Jul 9 – Diane Barbour
 
Tues., July 16 – Molly Williams
 
Tues., July 23 – Heidi Whear
 
Tues., July 30 – Patricia Sullivan
 
CALENDAR  
Food Pantry for June: Canned fruit
 
Tues., Jun 25 – Al Tartarunis
 
Thu., June 27 – Board Meeting
 
Tues., July 2 – Club assembly, New Board term begins
 
Thu., July 4 – Happy 4th of July
 
Tues., July 9 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., July 16 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., July 23 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., July 30 – Club Meeting
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