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SCUTTLEBUTT
Tues. May 14
Greeter: No meeting
NO MEETING MAY 14
TOWN ELECTION THIS TUESDAY
“STAMP OUT HUNGER”
WAS THIS THE BIGGEST FOOD DRIVE EVER?
Message left inside one of the food bags
(Photo by Christine Stevens)
 
It’s by no means official, but it sure felt like the largest US Postal Service food drive any of us have ever seen! And, it took everyone to help sort the food. And, even at that, we didn’t get it all sorted — it was that big!
So very special thanks to Christine Stevens who came early and then provided water for all the workers and to Louise Moore who supplied chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs and cold drinks. And to the InterAct students who helped us read those tiny “best by” dates, and to the “Energizer Bunny” members of ElderAct.
Our own Rotarians are a significant volunteer core for this event, so loud cheers to Diane Barbour and Grandson Jake, Bill Bartin, Judith Black, Trista Christensen, Rob Deiana, Linda Doliber, Michael Elkin, Zhenique Israelian, Karyn Lang, Steven Lipsky, Kathleen Murphy, Larry Proctor and his wife Phyllis, Luis Ribas, Jim Rice and his son John, Melissa Stacey, Vicki Staveacre, Christine Stevens, and  John Williams. And heavy-duty thanks to Lenny Cameron, Bob Erbetta who towed many, many bags of trash away, and Tim Havens who came back on Mother’s Day morning to clear away the plastic bag trash and other non-recyclables.
Although all of these volunteers had something else they could or should have been doing on May 11, and made time for the Marblehead Food Pantry and its clients. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
And it looks like Linda Doliber’s challenge to find an expiration date older than her record-holder may have been met by a can of Comstock light cherry pie filling with a date of 1965 found by Bob Erbetta.
Report by Jessica Barnett.
MORE PHOTOS BELOW

AN EVENING OF FELLOWSHIP
Club President Michael Cognata and his wife,
Seyla Nehan and a guest,
President-elect Kathleen Murphy,
Larry Proctor and his wife.
(Courtesy photo, Corine Cognata)
 
The Marblehead Harbor and Marblehead clubs held a joint social-meeting-dinner last Thursday that brought together approximately 60 people at the Mason Lodge. Club President Michael Cognata wishes his initiative to become an annual event, held in turn by each club. The evening brought together friends for fun, drinks, food, a trivia based fundraiser, and a dramatic account of the start of the Rotary anti-polio drive by Foundation trustee, Julia Phelps.
MORE PHOTOS BELOW
LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE
FOR A PAUL HARRIS AWARD
Lenny Cameron, Rosaleen Doherty, and Ina Hoffman,
Paul Harris awardees
(Courtesy photo)
 
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor needs your nominations for the Paul Harris Award. Now. Any member of the club may suggest someone to be considered, as long as the nomination form is received by tomorrow Tuesday, May 14th 2019.
The Award recognizes Club Members and Community Members.
“A number of fellowships have been presented to members of RCOMH as a special way of acknowledging their continuing service, club involvement, and that special willingness to answer the call, keeping the club strong, healthy and meeting its mission. This could be a member who has taken on a high visibility role(s) (e.g. an Officer, chair of a major event, chair of a successful fundraising activity, etc.) or a member who consistently works behind the scenes.”
The Club has also “presented fellowships to individuals in the community for special recognition of their dedication to Marblehead and for their Involvement in living the principles of the “Four Way Test.”
Club members are invited to click this link to download the nomination form and a brief synopsis of the nomination and selection process.
The Paul Harris Selection will take place at Lee Weed’s residence, 33 Intrepid Circle (1st floor) on Monday, 20 May 2019 at 7 pm. PLEASE RSVP to Don Doliber. This meeting is open to Paul Harris Fellows only.
Report by Don Doliber
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT
 
The Marblehead High School will honor both donors and scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Awards Night on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30pm in the MHS Field House.
The scholarship awards ceremony celebrates the generosity of scholarship donors as well as the hard work of the students. The ceremony provides an opportunity to learn more about the scholarships as well as making
personal connections.
If you are interested in attending, please contact John Williams, who will be representing the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Enhanced Scholarship Trust.
Report by John Williams.
May Food Pantry Donation:
Your help at Stamp Out Hunger – May 11th
 

CLEAR THE BRUSH AT WINDRUSH
(Courtesy photo)
 
Roll up your sleeves and get your work gloves. We’re going to Windrush Farm this Saturday, where therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities help children and adults with special needs. They need help preparing their facilities for the coming season.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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. Need more info? Click here to contact Service Chair Rosaleen Doherty. If you’re going, do not forget to fill out the volunteer form and email it to Rosaleen.
SUSTAINABLE CARS AND HOUSES
 
This Sunday, Judith Black is organizing a Sustainable Fair with “free ideas and technologies that save you money and clean the air”.

DUCT TAPE REGATTA
(Courtesy photo)
 
The Duct Tape Regatta will sail out soon. The Swampscott Rotary initiative is also Bob Erbetta’s baby and he will need some strong arms. More later. For now, please know that the Regatta is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00, departing from Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott.
All boats must be home made with PVC pipe, rope, duct tape, recyclable bottles and cardboard, and be crewed by four persons. Each crew must raise $400 for a clean water project. Application deadline is June 14th. Click here to download   application form and regulations.
STAMP OUT PHOTOS
 
 
 
 
 
 

JOINT MEETING PHOTOS
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you Jessica Barnett, Jihn Williams  and Michael Cognata for your contributions to Scuttlebutt.
 
GREETERS 
 
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
 
Tues., Jul 9 – Diane Barbour
 
Tues., July 16 – Molly Williams
 
Tues., July 23 – Heidi Whear
 
Tues., July 30 – Patricia Sullivan
 
Tues., Aug 6 – Chris Stevens
 
Tues., Aug 13 – Vicki Staveacre
 
Tues., Aug 20 – Melissa Stacey
 
CALENDAR  
Food Pantry for July: Non-Cheerios cereal
 
Tues., July 16 – Club Meeting
 
Thu., July 18 – Board of Directors Meeting
 
Tues., July 23 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., July 30 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., Aug 6 – Clud Meeting
 
Tues., Aug 13 – Club Meeting
 
Tues., Aug 20 – Club Meeting
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