October 16
Greeter: Heidi Whear
Our club has nominated Janet Fitch Parker as an “Unsung Hero”, and she will be honored, along with other nominees, at an awards dinner on November 8th (details below). We would like to have one table (or more) at the event. Please register right here: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

October Food Pantry Donation

Treasurer Brett Lazar is making it even easier for members to take advantage of the members’ special package. Here are the four easy steps...
1. By end of day, Tuesday, October 16, please let Jessica know that you are committing to the members’ special package which is...
                  One Business Card Ad + 2 Balcony Tickets
                  $110 - A Savings of $10
                  Hard Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2. Let Jessica know if (a) you’d like to run the same ad as last year or (b) you’d like a new ad.
3. If you’d like a new ad, please send Jessica a pdf or jpg of the new ad you’d like to run no later than end of day on Tuesday, October 16.
4. Then, Brett will bill you for $110. Upon receipt of the invoice, you can decide if you’d like to pay RCoMH by check or if you’d prefer to use a credit card.
That’s all there is to it. But please remember that the deadline is firm - Tuesday, October 16.
Because the club has so many philanthropic opportunities we’d like to help address, we know you will be as generous as possible. So please do look at the traditional offers that will be presented soon. And, also coming up once the music program has been established, will be the exclusive opportunity to sponsor specific music selections in the program.
Visiting Northern Ireland students with their MHS friends last year
What: International Dinner with Northern Ireland Students
When: Tuesday, October 23rd @ 5:30pm
Where: Gerry 5 VFA
210 Beacon St
Marblehead MA 01945
Price: Last year was $20 (we’ll know after ingredients are purchased)
Cyndi Kilbarger and Linda Bassett are organizing this wonderful event, but they need the help of 4 or 5 volunteers. Please click here to e-mail Linda and give her a hand.
This event is part of “our annual international program with Friends Forever. Students from Northern Ireland will arrive at MHS for lunch with our Interact Club then embark on a sail with Capt. Mentuck on the Elizabeth M. Thanks to Jessica, MLT royalty is stepping in to help with pre-dinner fun activities!
Dinner will be at the Gerry 5 – thank you Jim Nye! – with Chef Linda Bassett at the helm of the kitchen!
“One and all are invited to partake and sit with our guests to hear the stories up close and watch their presentation at the end of the evening! “Over the past 10 years, this event has grown immensely in popularity with both Marblehead clubs and our MHS Interact! We hope you will find time to join us on October 23rd!
Rabbi David Cohen Henriquez, Pastor James Bixby, and Fawaz Abusharkh
We have two speakers at tomorrow’s Club meeting, Chelsea Fitton and Diane Barbour. Chelsea is the Director of Programs & Community Engagement at Friends Forever, and Diane is our Holiday Pops Chair. Chelsea will speak about Friends Forever, the organization that sponsors the Northern Ireland students we will have dinner with next week.
Diane will talk about the upcoming Pops and give out the packets for ads.  She says, “we're going to need everyone to think outside the box to replace several ads that won't be coming back because they were in memory of Fraffie”. Let’s start mobilizing for our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Last Tuesday, Rabbi David Cohen Henriquez, Fawaz Abusharkh and Pastor James Bixby were our guests and spoke on The Manna Project, an interfaith initiative that helps provide food assistance to the needy in the community. If you would like to learn more about the project, the link is provided below:
John Williams and Linda Doliber with Janet Brings (center), Red Cross blood drive coordinator in Marblehead
Rotarians showed up in good numbers to help the Red Cross with their fall blood drive at the Gerry 5. Teams from Marblehead, Swampscott, and Marblehead Harbor were on hand for the bloody affair. Despite being held close to Halloween, the blood drive was fun and not at all gory. Organizers deemed it ”a great success and I just wanted to let you all know that we met our goal of 106 pints of blood and the American Red Cross is extremely happy.”


(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
Tues., Oct 16 - Heidi Whear
Tues., Oct 23 - Patricia Sullivan
Tues., Oct 30 - Christine Stephens
Tues., Nov 6 - Election Day / No meeting
Tues., Nov 13 - Tim Shotmeyer
Tues., Nov 20 - Vicki Staveacre
Food Pantry for October: Cereal
Tues., Oct 16 - Chelsea Fitton, Friends Forever; and Diane Barbour, “Getting Ready for the Holiday Pops”
Tues., Oct 23 - Brian Dervan, Cambridge Rotary’s Mexico Wheelchair Project
Tues., Oct 23 - Dinner with Northern Ireland students, Gerry 5 VFA, 5:30pm
Tues., Oct 30 - David Gardener (District), Michael Elkin, Zhenique Israelian. Rotary's Addiction Prevention Initiative
Tues., Nov 6 - Election Day – no morning meeting
Tues., Nov 6 - Holiday Pops Reception, Abbot Library, 5:30pm
Wedn., Nov 7 - Holiday Pops ticket sales begin
Tues., Nov 13 - Janet Nittmann, Windrush Farm
Sat., Dec 8 - Holiday Pops with The Hillyer Festival Orchestra, 7:00pm
Russell Hampton
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