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SCUTTLEBUTT
Tuesday Dec. 3
Greeter: Margaret Grene
UNCLE ROTARY NEEDS YOU
 
A nomination form will be available at this week’s meeting. Please nominate yourself or others (with their consent) for Board positions as the election is nearing. Several positions are open. Please see Club President Kathleen Murphy at the meeting if you have any questions.

POPS TICKETS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FRIDAY
Poster design by Jessica Barnett
 
We are looking for volunteers to sell Pops On The Move!, tickets and raffle rickets at Shubie’s, Friday, December 6 from 11:30am to 2:00pm. This is a very busy time period on Friday according to the owner and a good opportunity for us to get in front of a lot of people who could be interested in attending the event or potentially becoming a member.
Also, the club’s Facebook page has Pops! posts and event links. Please share the information on Holiday Pops on your own Facebook page by clicking the share button from the post on the Clubs Facebook page.

RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE
Father Christmas by Roy Brindamour
Photo by Luis Ribas
 
The Pops On the Move Father Christmas created by Roy Brindamour will be raffled at the holiday party at the Hooper Mansion on December 14th.
Raffle tickets are available at the Arnould Gallery, from Diane Barbour, and during the Pops on the Move shows.

HAPPY DOLLARS FOR FOOD
Molly Williams (L), visiting ADG Bob Gravino and
Club President Kathleen Murphy
Photo by Luis Ribas
 
With an inspired Molly Williams filling in for Lenny Cameron last week, the club raised $411 happy dollars to defray the cost of 100 roasting pans for the Food Pantry. Aluminum tariffs made the pans very expensive, but members were generous and we thank them for that. Adding that amount to the $50 gift card given by Stop N Shop and the previous week’s fines and happy dollars...  the purchase is now fully funded. Thank you Jessica Barnett for leading this project.

COOKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
… AND A LITTLE HELP TO ELDERACT
Amy Smith and her book
Photo by Heidi Whear
 
Elderact’s Amy Lockerbie Smith will come to our club meeting this week to introduce her cookbook “Someone’s in The Kitchen With Amy – A Cookbook For Friends And Family”. Hot off the press and priced at $15, the book is a lovely Christmas gift idea, and Amy will have copies on hand for sale. This is a fundraiser, and she is donating all proceeds to Elderact service projects.

FOOD PANTRY CONTRIBUTION FOR DECEMBER
Canned Food and Applesauce

EDITH DODGE THIS WEEK
 
The Edit Dodge deliveries start this Wednesday. If you signed up to deliver cookies and/or clementines to our seniors age 80+ in Marblehead, you may pick up your boxes and route at Widger Road, far right side of the town building, on…
Wedn. December 4 – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thurs. December 5 – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Friday, December 6 – 8:30 to 11:00 am
Please deliver to all people in your route by the end of this weekend.
SAVE THE DATE:
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT LIFEBRIDGE
Cooking at Lifebridge in 2018
Courtesy photo
 
Per Judith Black, “we are on for cooking at Lifebridge”, on New Year’s Eve. This has become a club tradition where our donations finance and our volunteers cook News Year’s Eve dinner for 80 to 100 people at the Salem facility. Judith will have more details as we get closer to December 31st.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
Audiologists Dr. Joan McCormack and Dr. Taylor Chabot gave us an overview of humanitarian audiology projects. Hearing loss is a huge public health crisis, especially in developing countries where people with untreated hearing loss are often unable to connect with family or friends and do not have education or employment opportunities. Taylor described her recent trip to Ecuador, where local Rotarians in Manta partnered with Hearing the Call. Joan gave us a quick update on the local efforts of the North Shore Hearing Foundation, including the new "circle of giving" requirement that recipients pay it forward by volunteering in their communities. For more information or to make a donation please visit the websites for the North Shore Hearing Foundation and Hearing The Call.
NEPAL THANKS YOU
Linda Doliber addresses the club on the Nepal Project Reception
Photo by Luis Ribas
 
Patricia Sullivan, Linda Doliber, Judith Black and Jessica Barnett gave us an update on the reception to celebrate the Nepal Physical Rehab project. The event was held recently and, despite dreadful weather, 75 people showed up hear an account of how, in the six months after the project was fully implemented, Nepal went from zero to more than 400 people treated as a result of Patricia’s efforts. She worked for six years to establish a physical therapy network at the Dhulikhel Hospital and six rural health clinics in Nepal, and train local providers, with funding from a Rotary Global Grant. The RCOMH is happy it was able to help and is proud of Patricia’s achievements.

BELLIGERANT FOUNDERS
Christina Frei at our club meeting
Photo Chris Stevens
 
Last week’s guest Christina Frei, is an amateur historian, and author of the children’s book 5 Rock Starts of the American Revolution. She spoke to us about the sometimes tense relationships amongst the Founding Fathers. John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin and others were partners in a great adventure but did not always get along.

Thank you, Kathleen Murphy, Joan McCormack, Heidi Whear, and Judith Black 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., Dec 10 – Bob Erbetta
 
Tues., Dec 17 – Mike Elkin
 
Tues., 24 – No Club Meeting (Christmas Week)
 
Tues., 31 – No Club Meeting (New Year’s Week)
 
Tues. Jan 7 – Linda Doliber
 
Tues. Jan 14 – Donald Doliber
 
CALENDAR  
Food Pantry for December: Canned Food and Applesauce
 
Tues., Dec 10 – Tom Standring, 2020 Challenge to End Polio
 
Fri., Dec 13 – Pops on the Move, Pt. I
 
Sat., Dec 14 – Pops on the Move, Pt. II
 
Tues., Dec 17 – Maddy Lowry, Students and Seniors
 
Thu., Dec 19 – Board Meeting
 
Tues., 24 – No Club Meeting (Christmas Week)
 
Tues., 31 – No Club Meeting (New Year’s Week)
 
2020
 
Tues., Jan 7 – Club Assembly
 
Tues., Jan 14 – Peter Cohen, Head of Marblehead Charter School 
 
Thu., Jan 16 – Board Meeting
 
Tues., Jan 21 – Sue Todd, Pathways for Children 
 
Tues., Jan 28 – Marblehead High School Student Interns with “Stone and Compass”
 
Tues., Feb 4 – Club Assembly
 
Tues., Feb 11 – Club Meeting
 
Wed. Feb 12 – Peace and Understanding Dinner
 
Tues., Feb 18 – Club Meeting
 
Thu., Feb 20 – Board Meeting
 
Tues., Feb 25 – Club Meeting
 
Sat., Feb 29 – Polar Plunge
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