DJ and dancing - food stations - Cash Bar - Raffle drawings - Door Prize & Winners have their choice of some amazing prizes!
All proceed Benefit Medford Rotary Club Scholarships and Charities.
Enjoy a day of fellowship, food and fun!
More fun than going to the gym!
Fun for the youngsters and the young at heart!
Is youth more important than experience?
Food always goes with fellowship!
- FELLOWSHIP: Not only will you spend time with about 40+ Rotarians from 7930, but you'll make friends from around the world!
- EDUCATION: You choose your breakouts and focus on topics that interest you!
- SPEAKERS: Last time I went, 4/5 major speakers made me cry...I was that moved!
- BE INSPIRED: Take a notebook and write down all of those ideas you get for YOUR club or even for the District!
- TRAVEL: Don't go all the way to Atlanta and spend time in your room. Get out and join us for a District event such as a trip to the GA Aquarium or a local vineard!
Book by December 15th: $340pp
Book December 16 - March 31, 2017: $415 pp
Book after April 1, 2017: $490 pp
So in late July, it was to everyone's thrill that George was the featured speaker, re-introducing Rotarians to his personal history and thoughts on serving others. Born in 1924, George skipped the 3rd grade and graduated high school at age 16, at the start of WWII. In 1941-42, making $60 a month, George began his professional training as an apprentice draftsman and volunteered for the Coast Guard, serving his country as a Carpenter's Mate 1st Class. Retiring after a 40-year career as an architect at then age 86, George enjoys his grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A proud Wakefield resident, he takes pride in the fact that he "can still cut my own grass." Reflecting on is time in Rotary, George commented, "Each week I look forward to seeing you all. It's really a joy to serve others through Rotary. It's my joy."
This month started with our Installation Dinner which was truly an amazing event celebrating last year’s accomplishments and installation of Club Presidents. During this glorious night, I think everyone in attendance experienced the Magic of Rotary – I know I did! Thank you to Christina Harris and each and every member of her team for an exceptional start for our 2016 – 2017 year.
It’s now July 25th and I wonder where the time has flown! July 7th I conducted my very first club visit with Rockport Rotary. On July 4th, Rockport Rotary conducts the Reading of the Declaration of Independence as an annual event which is so well received within not only the community but also by visitors to their beautiful town!
“It is an honor to have served as President of this generous and hardworking club this year. It makes us feel good to know that we are helping the underserved. Thank you to everyone who contributed, attended and donated to our efforts” said Carole Sharoff, 2015-2016 President of Gloucester Rotary.
- Date: Saturday, August 13 from 3-7 pm (rain or shine)
- Location: American Legion Hall Bandstand
- at Scenic Back Beach-Rockport, MA
- Tickets: $25—includes Hot Boiled Lobster, Clam Chowder, Corn-on-the-Cob, Roll, Watermelon & Soda /Water
- There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer & wine.
- Live entertainment by “Stillhouse Down”
- Tickets are available at: John Tarr Store, Village Silversmith or from any Rockport Rotarian
This community event partners the Rotary club with volunteer organizations and vendors throughout Cape Ann: HP Hood provides the dairy products, local restaurant 7 Central provides the kitchen, First Parish Chapel provides the utensils, Crosby's receives the goods. Over 30 citizens, including students, turn out to work. Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep Brad Hill return every year to flip pancakes.
Among the traditions of Twinning is for the visiting club to make a significant donation to improve lives in the host community. This year, Ipswich East, UK donated a new custom crafted counter with a built-in electronic scale to the Ipswich Open Door food pantry. Active support of the new, expanded food pantry is a major commitment of Ipswich Rotary.
Twinning guests stay with host Rotary families during their visit. Over the years, many lasting friendships have been formed.
The Gloucester Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA. This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.
Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $7 per person and are available from any Gloucester Rotarian or at the Rose Baker Senior Center at 6 Manuel F Lewis Street in downtown Gloucester, Bank Gloucester, Cape Ann Savings Bank and at Institution for Savings; Gloucester branch locations only. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast.
Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will benefit the Rose Baker Senior Center, North Shore Health Project, and the Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders. More information about this event and the Rotary Club of Gloucester is available online at www.gloucesterotary.us and www.facebook.com/RotaryGloucesterMA.
“You have to get them involved, give them a responsibility,” says club president Wally Bobkiewicz. “Every new member is asked to join at least one committee.” Bobkiewicz also gives new members a club meeting assignment, such as acting as greeter or sergeant-atarms, and makes certain they sign up for social events and service projects. “And it’s worked,” he says. Since December, the 98-year-old club has increased its membership 10 percent, to 48 members. One of the newcomers is Cindy Beebe, a retired federal agent who now operates her own security business. Within 24 hours of joining, Beebe had signed up for the garden committee. She’d also received the New Member Welcome Kit, along with a club roster and custom club brochure. Beebe says she found the roster, which includes each club member’s name, photo, and business affiliation, the most helpful. “I’m good at faces but not names,” she admits.
In a state with over 33,000 nonprofits and many other organizations committed to doing good, our club remains a go-to when someone needs a hand. We have spent the past year getting to know the Boston community better and serving where we were needed most. We served 355 hours with local organizations and also completed our international project in support of school children in Ganvie, Benin, Africa who will soon have a new boat to provide them safe and reliable transportation to and from school.