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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Boston Yacht Club
1 Front Street
Marblehead, MA  01945-3208
United States
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President-elect, Zach Newell with his wife and children in Gloucester, MA after plunging for Polio with his son Luke.













On Thursday, March 5th, Marblehead Rotary Club President Tanya S. DeGenova presented Nicole Frevold a substantial donation from the club to help her take her USA Badminton Team to this year's World Maccabi Games to be held in Berlin, Germany with Club PR Chairman and local Badminton Guru, Arthur Schwartz looking on.



Please note that the Marblehead Rotary Club weekly luncheons will be moved to Palmers restaurant, 123 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA starting this Thursday, February 19th, 2015 through March 5, 2015 when the club returns to the BYC. The weekly luncheons will still be held on Thursdays at 12:15p.m. for a cost of $13.00. A Positive RSVP is required to Club President Tanya S. DeGenova (email: by Wednesday at noon weekly, or by calling 781-631-1347, as we need to guarantee a certain number of attendees to Palmers.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation!



Please donate or ask you friends to donate to Zach Newell's Polio Plunge page to raise money to eradicate polio worldwide! Zach will be plunging again this year into the freezing waters of Gloucester January 31, 2015 as part of Rotary District 7930 5th Annual Polio Plus Awareness Campaign!

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Photo legend: (from Left to Right): Amy Luckewicz, Rotary D7930 Polio Plunge co-chair; Marblehead Rotary Club President-Elect Zach Newell; Club President Tanya S. DeGenova and Assistant District 7930 Governor Kang Caine Yu.




Gem Munro with Club President, Tanya DeGenova

The Marblehead Rotary Club was pleased to host Gem Munro, co-founder of the Amarok Society as a guest speaker at its weekly luncheon, this past Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Gem Munro shared with the Rotarians, the work his organization does in Bangladeshi slums in educating and empowering women to become neighborhood teachers.


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Marblehead Reporter - First Marblehead Rotary Social a Success!



(L to R) Zachary Newell; Liz Powers, Co-Founder ArtLifting; Club President, Tanya DeGenova

Today's speaker, Liz Powers, Co-Founder of ArtLifting, gave a great presentation on her company that empowers homeless, disabled, and other disadvantaged individuals through the celebration and sale of their artwork. Visit them at

Read full article on Marblehead Reporter online.





Markus Diersbock was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship award Thursday.

Markus has been a member of Marblehead Rotary Club for 2 years, and in that time has been a two-time "Top Claw" in sales for the annual "Lobsta Raffle", joined the Board of Directors, and designs shirts and programs for various events. His family has been active in Rotary for over 25 years in Orange County, CA, where as teen, Markus distributed shoes to orphanages in Mexico.


​Markus Dierbock with (Past President) Geoff Loynd, and Club President Tanya DeGenova


Service Above Self 

Guiding Principles


The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Avenues of Service

Based on the Object of Rotary, the Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:
  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programs.

The Four-Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. See the RI Strategic Plan.


Diversity and Rotary

Rotary International recognizes the value of diversity within individual clubs. Rotary encourages clubs to assess those in their communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavor to include the appropriate range of individuals in their clubs. A club that reflects its community with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion, and ethnicity is a club with the key to its future.
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