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SCUTTLEBUTT
March 26
Greeter: Margaret Greene
TOES WERE DIPPED…
BUT WE STILL NEED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ERADICATE POLIO
 
Running towards the big dip
(Photos by John Williams)
 
It happened at Devereux Beach last Saturday morning. The wind and the chill did not help, but some intrepid Interact young women went into the cold ocean water and raised funds to help eradicate polio. A few older Rotarians dipped in their big toes and helped out, too. Thank you to all who participated. Those who could not now have the opportunity to contribute at this week’s meeting. A special thank you to Jim Nye and Marblehead Interact, and to John Williams for the photos.
 
Club President Mike Cognata helps
Molly Williams do the dip
 
Interact members came out to Devereux to dive, dip, wade, and show their support for polio eredication

EMPOWERING YOUNG LEADERS…
Our guest this week is Marissa Samuels from the Marblehead DECA Chapter. DECA coaches emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. She will report on what they do and their progress so far.

March Food Pantry Donation:
Pasta and Pasta Sauce
 

CLUB BUSINESS
 
Beverage only starts next week. Starting on April 1st the following club members will begin their “beverage only” option at our weekly meetings:
– Judith Black
– Margaret Greene
– Dan Hawthorne
– Ina Hoffman
– Brett Lazar
– Kathleen Murphy
– Seyla Nehan
– Pam Peterson
– Luis Ribas
– Melissa Stacey
Joint meeting with noon club. Club President Michael Cognata reports “we are moving forward with a joint regular meeting with the other Marblehead Rotary Club on Thursday, May 9. It will likely be at the BYC around 6:00 o’clock in the evening but both location and times are to be confirmed. This will be a regular meeting and not a social get together. I don’t believe it has been done before and I am excited about the potential it might have for opening the door a little wider to future joint projects and pooling of resources between our two clubs.
Climate change. Judith Black asks SB to highlight this article on the last edition of The Rotarian (April 2019): "Why Climate Change is Rotary's Business.”  You can find it at this link:
APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OPEN
 
Marblehead Scholarships Board
(Photo by Beth Robinson)
 
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Enhanced Scholarship Trust is now accepting applications for the 2nd Chance Scholarship. This Scholarship is for those whose education will benefit their employment opportunities. It can be used for certificate courses and programs, but may not be a part of a degree program.
Do you know someone who might be interested and would benefit from this scholarship? Successful recipients will have up to $2500 paid directly to the educational institution on their behalf.
SERVICE PROJECT WITH WINDRUSH FARM
 
Windrush CEO Janet Nittman
(Courtesy Photo)
 
Service Chair Rosaleen Doherty confirmed a new project for May 18th. 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 and for children and adults with special needs. They need some help preparing their facilities for the coming season.
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.
ELDERACTING IT LIKE THE ENERGIZER BUNNY
 
Some of our Elderact friends on a recent visit to our club
(Photo Pam Peterson)
 
Our very active Elderact friends have "placed 75 lock boxes on homes; (...) 400 cotton drawstring bags were sown by members for Intercultural Nursing Inc, and given to 500 patient in the Dominican Republic, as receptacles for medicines and supplies; (...) We are just beginning our new project of visiting and delivering supplies to veterans in local nursing homes, especially those without families; (...) Arbor Day planting of two trees moves along: one red maple sapling at Seaside Park to honor students lost in school shootings, looking for site for tree dedicated to our veterans." Besides, don’t forget they donations for veterans. Want to know what to contribute and how?  Click here to contact Linda Doliber.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
 
 
It’s about two weeks away… Don’t miss out on the fun and 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
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
 
 
The next District New Member Orientation event will be held on 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

LEADING FROM THE FRONT
 
 
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.
Thank you John Williams, Judith Black, and Rosaleen Doherty for contributing to this edition of Scuttlebutt.
 
 
GREETERS 
 
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
 
Tues., Apr 23 - Don Doliber
 
Tues., Apr 30 - Rosaleen Doherty
 
Tues., May 7 - Joseph Dever
 
Tues., May 14 - Robert Deiana
 
Tues., May 21 - Trista Christensen
 
Tues., May 28 - Lenny Cameron
 
CALENDAR  
Food Pantry for April: Cereal (no Cheerios)
 
Tues., Apr 23 - Club Meeting
 
Sat., Apr 27 - Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar, Wakefield Sheraton, 7:30am – 3:00pm
 
Tues., Apr 30 - Club Meeting
 
Fri-Sat., May 3 and 4 - Multi-District Conference
 
Tues., May 7 - No Club meeting. Meeting moved to May 9
 
Thu., May 9 - Joint Marblehead Clubs Meeting, Masonic Hall, 5:30pm
 
Sat., May 11 - Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, 11:30am to 5:00pm, pick your shift
 
Thu. May 16 - BOD Meeting
 
Sat., May 18 - Windrush Farm Service Day, N. Andover, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Russell Hampton
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