March 26
Greeter: Margaret Greene
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

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

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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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

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.
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
Tues., July 23 – Heidi Whear
Tues., July 30 – Patricia Sullivan
Tues., Aug 6 – Chris Stevens
Tues., Aug 13 – Vicki Staveacre
Tues., Aug 20 – Tim Shotmeyer
Tues., Aug 27 – Jim Rice
Food Pantry for July: Non-Cheerios cereal
Tues., July 23 – Induction of new member Young Aycock
Tues., July 30 – Club Meeting
Tues., Aug 6 – Club Assembly
Tues., Aug 13 – Club Meeting
Tues., Aug 20 – Club Meeting
Tues., Aug 27 – Club Meeting
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