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SCUTTLEBUTT
Tuesday Feb 11
Greeter: Mike Cognata
 
PRESIDENT’S CORNER:
MEMBERSHIP DUES REMINDER
A reminder to those who have not done so yet: Please be sure to pay your quarterly dues. Membership dues pay our operating expenses. Also, please be reminded that the cost for breakfast will go up in March; more details to be announced at the club meeting.
 
INVITE A NEW MEMBER
March 24th will be New Member Day. Club President Kathleen Murphy asks that we all plan on inviting one relative, friend, co-worker, or neighbor to join the club. Ask Kathleen for invitation cards that the club printed for this event.
Also, please note Katheen’s new e-mail: kathleen.murphy@GibsonSIR.com

A THANK YOU MESSAGE
FROM JESSICA BARNETT
 
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated career clothing to benefit Salem State University's Student Closet! Your donations made possible over 20 bags filled with splendid and stylish items! The university estimates that students will be able to build their professional wardrobes from a selection of 1,200+ FREE new and gently-used professional clothing items and accessories with the help of professional shoppers who will help the students find the perfect job and interview outfit pieces to add to their  own closets. All university students are being invited and encouraged to attend. Thank YOU for helping to make this possible!

FOOD PANTRY CONTRIBUTION FOR FEBRUARY
PB & Jelly

PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING DINNER
This year’s World Peace & Understanding Dinner will be interactive, and will be led by youth and PeaceJam. Young people will be working hand-in-hand with Rotarians to develop new projects that can bring peace to our local communities within the context of Rotary's Six Areas of Focus.
What: District World Peace & Understanding Dinner
When: Wednesday February 12th, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Spinelli's Lynnfield
10 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Cost: $20 Youth/Students/Rotaract
         $45 Rotarians.

ROTARY FELLOWSHIP EVENING
 
Debra Goldberg, Swampscott Rotary club president, has invited all RCOMH club members to an evening of fellowship at The Landing, on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 PM. All the regions’ clubs are invited and we hope to see you there.

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MEETING
 
The Presidents Council meeting on Wednesday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m. will be held at Trisha's house, 64 Tedesco Street in Marblehead.

MHD SCHOLARSHIP DINNER…
MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GIVE
In anticipation of the scholarship fundraising dinner John Lindahl reminds us of what our club’s scholarship trust is, and what it does in an ongoing blurb series.
Marblehead Scholarship raises money all year long, not just the big three events of Giving Tuesday, year-end donations, and the Annual Fundraising Dinner (Feb. 25, 2020).  We have donors that make automatic payments each month, use Donor Advised Funds, or make a donation in memory of a loved one. We can accept appreciated assets and are eligible for Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, and Charitable Annuities. Got a donation question? Just ask John Williams, Becky Linhart, or John Lindahl.”
What: Marblehead Scholarship Fundraising Dinner
When: February 25th, 2020
Time: TBA
Where: The Landing Restaurant
81 Front Street, Marblehead MA
 

POLAR PLUNGE:
“ERADIFREEZING” POLIO
 
Are we going to let Rob Deiana do the Polar Plunge all by himself? Of course not. So here’re the options:
1) Click to register as a Plunger. And go into the cold Atlantic waters.
2) Or... no jumping into the water for you, just fundraising. Be a Virtual Plunger: Click to register to register as a Virtual Plunger.
3) Participants MUST have a signed waiver and be in high school or older. High school students must bring their waivers SIGNED by their legal guardian. Rotarian advisers may not sign waivers for students. Visit our site to download a waiver today.
Remember: All donations will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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

INCOMING PRESIDENT’S THEME:
ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES
 
Rotary International President-Elect, Holger Knaack, announced his 2020-21 presidential theme: “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.
Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Knaack addressing a gathering of Presidents-Elect in California.
“We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help,” Knaack said. “Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.”
Click here to read and watch the speech.

Thank you, Kathleen Murphy and Jessica Barnett 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., Feb 18 – Trista Christensen
 
Tues., Feb 25 – Lenny Cameron
 
Tues., Mar 3 – NO MEETING. Election Day – Presidential Primaries
 
Tues., Mar 10 – Judith Black
 
Tues., Mar 17 – Ed Bell
 
Tues., Mar 24 – Linda Bassett
 
 
CALENDAR  
Food Pantry for February: PB & Jelly
 
Tues., Feb 18 – Alexander Falk, Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Challenge.
 
Thu., Feb 20 – Board Meeting
 
Tues., Feb 25 – Amy Luckiewicz, District 7930 Addiction Initiative
 
Sat., Feb 29 – Polar Plunge to End Polio
 
Tues., Mar 3 – NO MEETING. Election Day – Presidential Primaries
 
Tues., Mar 10 – Club Assembly/Sylvia Marshall, Greater Lynn Senior Services
 
Tues., Mar 17 – John Lindahl, Marblehead Scholarships
 
Thu., Mar 19 – Board Meeting
 
Tues., Mar 24 – Invite a New Member Day
 
Tues., Mar 31 – Lynn Bryant and Kurt James, Sustainable Marblehead
 
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