Tuesday, October 17
Greeter: Rosaleen Doherty
Friends Forever - Tues., October 24
We’re planning another memorable day in Marblehead for our Irish Friends Forever! After meeting our MHS student hosts at the high school for lunch, we'll take to the high seas with Capt. Mentuck and a fireside challenge at the BYC. We'll then finish at the Gerry with Tom Harvey’s motivational exercises.
The students will be ready to meet and greet the Rotarians from our 2 Marblehead clubs at 5:30! Linda Bassett is on board to do the end of day dinner at the Gerry which will be open to all (spouses, children, etc) at 6:00 for dinner - as always, featuring Champion’s spectacular steak tips!  
The young people will be sitting at every table for conversation during dinner and giving their presentation after with departure around 8. The price per person is $20. We need a head count this week, so let Cyndi Kilbarger know! Pre-payment is always appreciated!

10 Days Left for Holiday Pops "Club Members Only" Offer
The deadline for the special “Club Members Only” ad book/ticket offer is Friday, October 27. This offer includes a business card ad and 2 balcony tickets for Holiday Pops, December 9, 2017, for $110 - a savings of $10 over the price if purchased separately.
Please give your check made out to 'Holiday Pops' directly to Jessica at our breakfast meeting or mail it to her at 217 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. 
  • If you ran a business card ad last year and would like to run the same ad this year, be sure to let her know. 
  • If you’d like a new ad, please send the new artwork as a jpg file to her at
We know members will be as generous as they can be, so please also look at the other ad packages that are being offered to see if we can each do a little more this year. 

NEW PLAN for Thanksgiving Food Pantry Donations - November Collection
Our club has traditionally enjoyed doing something special for the food pantry around holiday time. This year, the food pantry is asking for a much-needed item from us — the purchase of disposable aluminum roasting pans with handles that can support a 12 to 16 pound turkey. The pantry anticipates that 90 to 100+ families will sign-up for turkeys for Thanksgiving this year.
A $10 donation = about 3 roasting pans. To purchase and deliver the pans in time for the food pantry's Thanksgiving turkey and food distribution on Tues.,, Nov. 21, and to make this as convenient as possible for our members, we will be inviting cash donations now through Nov 6 and will take responsibility for arranging the actual purchasing. Donations can be given to Jessica. 
In addition, the pantry may be contacting us for volunteers to help with food distribution…so, please stand-by.

Farmers Market: Penny Bear Sales!
Penny Wigglesworth was at the Farmers Market on Saturday with her Penny Bears. Her bears raised over $200 for Shelter Box. Thank you so much Penny!! Below is a Penny Bear on his way home after being adopted by a loving new parent.

As announced last month, the playground for the Living Water Children Centre in Arusha, Tanzania, has been completed with our club’s financial help. On Tues., Dec 19, Sherry Fine and Sue Abrams will once again be our guest speakers to give us a full update following their trip to the school and their final inspection of the playground itself. Thank you, Michael Cognata, for arranging!

Fun Photos from the Farmers Market Booth

FUNdraiser Photos!
Rotarians and Elderactors got into the ‘Spirit' of the season at the North Shore Hearing Foundation’s Fall FUNdraiser last Saturday!


Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
(If you can’t do it on the specific date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
Tues., Oct 17 - Rosaleen Doherty
Tues., Oct 24 - Lesley Dever
Tues., Oct 31 - Joe Dever

Food Pantry for October: Canned Fruit
Tues., Oct 17 - Mary Klug of Pachamama Alliance, "Our Legacy"
Thurs., Oct 19 - Board Meeting, Location TBD
Tues., Oct 24 - Speaker TBD
Tues., Oct 24 - Friends Forever
Tues. Oct 31 - Speaker TBD


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