Tuesday Jun 11
Greeter: Judith Black
Club Secretary John Williams (L), President Elect Kathleen Murphy, and President Michael Cognata recognize Ed Bell
Photo by Luis Ribas
The Barry F. Weed Service Award was bestowed upon Ed Bell for his outstanding and longstanding dedication to Shelter Box. This project seeks to provide persons displaced by conflict and disaster with a modicum of dignity and a few essential tools at a time of great tragedy in their lives. Read more here. The award, established after Barry’s passing to honor his exceptional dedication to assist the less fortunate, is given by the RCOMH to a community member who has demonstrated a commitment to serve others in the best spirit of Rotary’s mission. Thank you Ed, and congratulations.

Grace Elmer (C holding diploma) with relatives and RCOMH members
(Photo by Luis Ribas)
Marblehead Hugh School student Grace Elmer was chosen as this year’s Harbor Hero for her amazing work in support of “Breast Friends Walk”, a cancer research fundraiser. She took over the project as an 8th grader, hosts the race every year since then, and in 2019 alone raised $17,000.  Grace visited out club last week and her family was on hand for the award presentation. Our heartfelt thanks to you Grace. Congratulations!

Club President Michael Cognata (L) and President-elect Kathleen Murphy
Tuesday, June 11th will be the last meeting before our Installation Dinner on June 20th.
If you have signed up, please pay $40 on Tuesday (to Diane) and if you haven't signed up, please do so. Guest are welcome.
Those attending who are Paul Harris recipients please remember to wear your "jewels" that evening.
The Installation Dinner is Michael Cognata's last meeting before Kathleen Murphy becomes our new president. As always, we hope to have a wonderful turnout to show appreciation to both Michael and Kathleen.
The new Paul Harris winners will also be announced that evening.
The social hour begins at 5:30pm with dinner served shortly after 6:30.
If you are not available next Tuesday but would like to attend, please contact Diane Barbour.
Report by Diane Barbour

Please join the Rotary community in inducting our Club Presidents, District Team and Interact Presidents, on Thursday, June 27th at the Danversport Yacht Club, 6:00 to 9:00pm. Registration begins at 5:30 pm.
Attire: Wear your best Hawaiian shirt/outfit.
Click here if you want to order an official Rotary hawaiian shirt, and here to register.
Shirts – $55
Dinner – $55
Clubs will be seated together.

Food Pantry Donation for June:
Canned fruit

Interact members at Marblehead High School will hold their annual exam days fundraiser on June 13, 14, 17 and 18th. They need volunteers to help with bagel sales on those dates, 7:15 – 9:00am and 10:15 – 11:00am. See Jim Nye to register or ask for more information.

2018 Duct Tape Regatta begins
(Photo by John Williams)
The Duct Tape Regatta takes to the water next Saturday. Bob Erbetta is building the RCOMH boat, and also needs some strong arms: he’s looking for strong/light crew members and alternates, preferably but not mandatorily, with some kayaking experience.
This regatta is a fundraiser for clean water projects, and Bob has received generous pledges from club members – please remember to fulfil your pledge.
Let’s all be at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00.
Speak with Bob if you would like to join his crew, or pay your pledged amount.

Seyla Nehan (L) with Windrush director Janet Nittman and other guests
(Courtesy photo)
Club member Seyla Nehan represented RCOMH at a dinner in the North End last week, to raise awareness about Windrush Farm equitation based therapy for children and adults with severe challenges. Massimino’s offered a complimentary dinner to volunteers, including those from our club, who helped get the Farm ready for the Spring-Summer season.

Larry Sands (L) with Michael Cognata
(Photo by Luis Ribas)
Fort Sewall Oversight Committee’s Larry Sands visited the club recently for an update on reconstruction efforts. You may click here to see Larry’s PowerPoint presentation with all the details of the enterprise. The Town seeks to raise as much as $750,000 (but probably no more than $500,000 will be needed) to finish the project which would keep the Fort in good shape for at least the next 50 years. The funds would be raised through an override of Proposition 2 ½ – one of three questions that will be put to town voters on June 18th. Click here to see all the questions on the ballot and here to see what Proposition 2 ½ is about.
Thank Diane Barbour, John Williams and Michael Cognata for your contributions to Scuttlebutt.
(If you can’t do it on the specified date, please swap with a reliable Rotarian)
Tues., July 23 – Heidi Whear
Tues., July 30 – Patricia Sullivan
Tues., Aug 6 – Chris Stevens
Tues., Aug 13 – Vicki Staveacre
Tues., Aug 20 – Tim Shotmeyer
Tues., Aug 27 – Jim Rice
Food Pantry for July: Non-Cheerios cereal
Tues., July 23 – Induction of new member Young Aycock
Tues., July 30 – Club Meeting
Tues., Aug 6 – Club Assembly
Tues., Aug 13 – Club Meeting
Tues., Aug 20 – Club Meeting
Tues., Aug 27 – Club Meeting
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