- 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
enjoy a day of fellowship, food and fun!
Challenge another Rotary Club
More fun than going to the gym!
Hang out in the pool or cool off
Fun for the youngsters and the young at heart!
Can Interactors or RYLArians beat
Is youth more important than experience?
Grab a hamburg, hot dog, sausage and some salad,
Food always goes with fellowship!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
What a year it has been! I want to thank PDG Dave Manzi who has capably lead our District over the past year and introduced many District initiatives that we will be continuing throughout 2016 – 2017. I also want to thank all the Assistant Governors, District Officers and Chairs and, most especially our Club Presidents, Officers and Members for a job well done in making a difference in our communities and internationally.
Alex's personal motto is "Tikkun Olam" which means "Repair the World". For the past three years, Alex has volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity work site in Raleigh, North Carolina. Locally, Alex has served as a Teen Leader for three years improving different aspects of local communities. This past year, he worked at a homeless shelter in Lynn beautifying the area around the shelter. Alex has also volunteered at soup kitchens, played games with developmentally disabled adults, painted walls at a number of underprivileged schools, and read to children in an ESL program. All of these activities validate Alex's belief that "repairing the world by starting with the least fortunate around us makes the biggest difference and inspires others to go on and create a better global community for everyone".
This week, The Marblehead Rotary Club kicked off its 2016 annual "Lobsta Raffle" This year, forty kids are off to summer camp from last year’s raffle's proceeds.
Tickets cost is $3.00 each or three tickets for $5.00 or fifteen tickets for $20.00. Each ticket buys you a chance to win four prizes: each consisting of 20 lbs of fresh lobster from the Marblehead Lobster Company. The four winning tickets will be drawn at the Marblehead Rotary Club luncheon on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Raffle tickets can be purchased on line at the Marblehead Rotary Club website. (http://www.marbleheadrotary.com). Raffle tickets will be available throughout town over the next few weeks. Ticket sale will end on JULY 18TH. Drawing will be held on July 21 during the weekly Marblehead Rotary Club luncheon at the Boston Yacht Club.
The District, under Dave Manzi has accomplished a lot in a few short months. We’ve produced an amazing video, the link to which is in the left column of the District Website. We also packed 30,000 meals at the EndHungerNewEngland food packaging event at the Non-Profit Center in Boston during the District Conference. Simultaneously, food packaging was occurring in Lynn, a joint project with other civic organizations, and in Ipswich, where the Ipswich Interact Club worked with the Ipswich Lions Club to package meals as well. The total meals packaged for either local or international consumption on May 14 was around 60,000 meals.
Rotary Fellowships arrange regional and international events, contests, and meetings where members bond and build lasting friendships outside their clubs, districts, and even countries. June is Rotary Fellowships Month, so make sure to read our Rotary Service Connections blog to learn how several fellowships combine fun and friendship with service. By connecting Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni with shared interests, the fellowships extend the Rotary experience beyond local communities.
Join or form a Fellowship!
Meaghan, a freshman at English, heard about RYLA from her guidance counselor and while she didn’t have a clue what it was all about, when she heard she might learn some leadership skills, she was all for it. Evelyn, the lone Classical student to attend RYLA thanks to the generous financial support she received from the Ipswich Rotary Club, found herself in a quandary.
Boarding begins at 6:30pm at the 7 Seas Wharf (63 Rogers Street, Rt. 127, Downtown Gloucester). Cruise departs at 7pm, returns to dock at 10pm.
$25 per person. Snacks, finger sandwiches, cash bar and on-board DJ. All Rotarians and friends are welcome!
For information & reservations, call 978-884-9999 or you can download the flyer here. The boat can handle 150 guests - last minute walk-ons are welcome! (RSVP in advance if possible to help with headcount.)
“I think I can speak for all our Rotarians when I say we were in awe as to how brave these students and their families were to make the decision they made to leave their homeland,” remarked President Ray Bastarache. “The horrors they have seen at such young ages…”
- 24 custom ads in print newspapers directing people to join their local clubs including 1 in the Boston Saturday Globe
- Color ad highlighting food insecurity in our communities and directing people to join Rotary and the Homelessness and Hunger Initiative in the Sunday Globe North
- 2 targeted campaigns on Facebook and Twitter highlighting women in Rotary , networking and young professionals
- 4 additional Facebook targeted campaigns highlighting the family of Rotary, membership opportunities, youth programs and the upcoming Red Sox event on July 8th