Posted by Allison McEachern on Jul 26, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Yarmouth formally installed President Gerald "Curly" Carey and his Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 club year. On June 26th, outgoing President Kevin Lennon shared the club's success and thanked the club for the support he received from the  members in all the club's efforts and accomplishments throughout the year.
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The Rotary Club of Yarmouth has the pleasure of recognizing the area's youth for their exceptional academic or community involvement. For years, the club has brought in high school students from the Dennis- Yarmouth district as well as Cape Cod Regional Technical School to share their accomplishments. 
 
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Posted by Allison Mceachern on Jan 01, 2019
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Rotary Club of Yarmouth Provides Christmas to Many Local Families

 

The Rotary Club of Yarmouth spent weeks preparing for this annual event that brings so many smiles and laughs to local families that may not otherwise have a joy filled holiday. With a special committee dedicated to this event, members were deployed with their specific action items to ensure a successful day of fun. 
 
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Posted by Allison McEachern on Jun 24, 2018
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The Rotary Club of Yarmouth formally installed President Kevin Lennon and his Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 club year. On Monday June 18th, Matt Fitzsimmons remarked on his year as the 2017-2018 Club President making special note of the support he received from the  members in all the club's efforts and accomplishments throughout the year. Matt shared words of encouragement and Kevin took the podium. 
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Posted by John Cooke on Apr 02, 2018
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The Rotary Club of Yarmouth needs your help and support! During the month of April, the club is collecting mobility devices which will be sent to disabled adults and children in developing countries in Africa. Many are the victims of the polio disease and have been left disabled. They are often unable to be an active part of their communities because of their lack of mobility. These devices will help people be able to reach their village to collect water, go to school, accept jobs, and be active participants in their communities.
 
If you have any crutches, canes, walkers, leg and knee braces, wheelchairs or other mobility devices lying around your home, please donate to Help Change a Life. Drop-off locations are listed below, thanks to our wonderful volunteers. 
 
1198 Route 28, South Yarmouth
 
1848 Main St, Brewster
 
895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis
 
247 Willow Street, Yarmouthport
 
261 Whites Path, South Yarmouth
 
33 North Main Street, South Yarmouth
 
261 Whites Path, Suite 5, South Yarmouth
 
27 Commercial Street, South Yarmouth
 
28 White’s Path, South Yarmouth
 
851 Route 28, South Yarmouth
 
606 Forest Road, South Yarmouth
 
 
 
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Posted by John Cooke on Jul 10, 2017
New Club President, Matthew Fitzsimmons, Introduces Club’s Focus for 2017-18
 
July marks the fiscal year for every Rotary Club, and the Rotary Club of Yarmouth is no exception. On June 21 at Cummaquid Golf Club in Barnstable, the Rotary Club of Yarmouth installed its new Board of Directors, Officers, and new President, Matthew Fitzsimmons. As part of the installation ceremony, Past President Patricia Armstrong installed incoming President Fitzsimmons and Assistant District Governor Stephen Albright swore in the remaining officers and board members. Past President Dick Corsini, who is a founding member and also the club’s first president, was the master of ceremonies during the evening.
 
Several awards were presented to Rotarians by outgoing president Melissa Farrell. The Rotarian of the Year award was presented to Bill Lemoine for his hard work and dedication to several of the club’s main events. Lemoine has chaired the scholarship committee for many years, which recently awarded over $17,000 to students attending Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and Cape Cod Tech. Service Above Self (Presidential Citations) were awarded to Kevin Lennon, Gerald “Curly” Carey, and Past President Tammy Glivinski-Saben for their commitment and contributions throughout the past Rotary year.
During his first address to the club, President Fitzsimmons announced that the Rotary Club of Yarmouth was awarded a District Grant to fund the purchase of GPS wristbands. These wristbands will assist the Yarmouth Police Department and families with loved ones suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s to locate the individual should they wander from home. These devices will be available to the public in the coming months thanks to the District Grant and matching donation from the club.
 
The 2017-18 Rotary International theme, “Making a Difference”, was introduced and Fitzsimmons commented, “We make a difference every year for the graduates of our schools through our annual golf tournament, and for youth of families in tough financial situations through our auction and Children’s Christmas Party. We volunteer at Champ House, some of us run races, and some deliver food for meals on wheels or volunteer at the Food Pantry or at a town clean up. Some of us may do different things, but all of us DO GOOD, and doing well for our community, both locally and globally, is making a difference.”
 
Fitzsimmons also announced that with the help of Ann Knell, the Principal at Mattacheese Middle School, the Rotary Club of Yarmouth will introduce the first EarlyAct program for middle schoolers this coming fall. This will allow children attending the school to be able to begin volunteering through Rotary at the middle school level and carry on their volunteerism through the Interact club at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. By offering the EarlyAct club at Mattacheese, the club will be the first in the district, which covers southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, to have such a program.  
 
Outgoing Secretary Jim Saben presented the Perfect Attendance awards to those members who have not missed a club meeting, or have gone to other clubs to make up missed meetings. Of note there were 11 members that received the Perfect Attendance award, including John Herr who marked 48 years of perfect attendance, Jim Walker with 28 years, Rick Cannon with 27 years, Sally Bowles with 25 years, and Phil Morris with 20 years. 
 
Officers and Directors sworn in during the installation night were:
  • President Elect – Kevin Lennon
  • Vice President – Gerald “Curly” Carey
  • Secretary – Rafi Chaprut
  • Treasurer – Liam Butler
  • Community Service Director – John Gilligan
  • International Service Director – Mike Riley
  • Vocational Service Director – Mary Vilbon
  • Club Service Director – James Saben
  • Public Image Director – John Cooke
  • New Generations Director – Ann Knell
  • Sergeant at Arms – Gerald “Curly” Carey
  • Past President – Melissa Farrell
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Posted by John Cooke on May 16, 2017
New Members Allison McEachern and Hollie Handrahan
 
Yarmouth Rotary is happy to announce two new members, Allison McEachern and Hollie Handrahan have joined the club!
 
Allison McEachern is the Senior VP of Human Resources for Rogers & Gray  Insurance Agency.  She has been involved with the March of Dimes and the Society for Human Resoures Management.  She has special interest in children and youth, disabled persons, local concerns, club programs, fellowship and Interact.
 
Hollie Handrahan is the Assistant General Manager of Resort Operations at the Red Jacket Beach Resort. She has been involved with the Town of Yarmouth at various events, the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and Hockey Association. She joins us ready to help with community service and giving back to the local community. 
 
Please welcome these two new members!
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Posted by John Cooke
 
Join Yarmouth Rotary, The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, and many other community organizations for the Annual Community Cleanup Day!
 
April 29th from 9am to 12noon
Volunteer appreciation lunch at 12noon with entertainment!
 
 

Come together with other community members and organizations to make a big and visible difference in YOUR community. Each volunteer will receive a safety vest, detailed map and instructions, and trash bags. Bring gloves if you have them. After the cleanup is complete, everyone will meet back at Yarmouth Town Hall for a Volunteer Appreciation Lunch with ENTERTAINMENT!

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a BIG impact in YOUR community.

Rain date: Sunday, April 30th, 9:00 AM, Yarmouth Town Hall.

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Join The Rotary Club of Yarmouth as we Present an evening of MAGIC & COMEDY with 5 of the world's top magicians!
 
A Star-Studded Performance Packed with Magic, Comedy,

and Illusion--Exciting Fun for the Entire Family!

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00 p.m.
 
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
210 Station Avenue
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Tickets:
For special discounted tickets, click here or visit http://www.oceansidemagic.org/discount.html. This link will save you $3 on Children 12 and under and $4 off 13 and up. Last year's show sold out, so buy your tickets today!

$ 20 in advance / $25 at the door (children 12 and under $15)
Last year's OMG sold out!! Buy in advance to guarantee a seat!
 
Don't miss this spectacular event! If you enjoy "Masters of Illusion", "The Illusionists", and Penn & Teller's "Fool Us", you'll love OMG! Chipper Lowell, Gene Anderson, Andy Dallas, Geoff Williams, and Robert Baxt as Master of Ceremonies...this 4th Annual Oceanside Magic Gala features another star-studded cast; don't miss this one-time-only performance!

Prepare for mind-blowing magic and manipulation...fantastic feats of legerdemain...jaw-dropping illusions, and hilarious comedy--OMG! Oceanside Magic Gala features some of the top magicians in the world, all in one extravaganza.
 
 
 
 
Oceanside Magic Gala - Saturday, April 22 John Cooke 2017-04-14 04:00:00Z 0
Rising Star: Jessica Holbrook, D-Y Regional High School
 
Josh Clarkin, of the D-Y Guidance Department, called upon the enthusiasms of his professional experience to illuminate the plethora of reasons why Jessica Holbrook is a Rising Star. Starting with the profile of her academic prowess (GPA of 3.69 and 12th in her class of 179), Josh outlined examples of Jessica’smeeting challenges, high intellect, and work ethic.” An observer would note that she has to be an outstanding time manager: holding down two jobs, has a black belt in Tai Kwando, is president of the National Honor Society, Student Ambassador, secretary of her Class of 2017, president of the Art Club, member of the National Art Society, and winner of the Regis College Book Award.
 
She not only is a student who does these things well, but Jesse does them with “passion and purpose,” pushing herself to grow in all aspects of life. While holding herself to high expectations, she exhibits an empathetic approach to everyone else. Her career plans for becoming a Nurse are well on their way with a full scholarship to UMass Boston’s Nursing Program. Jessica, in response to her introduction, said there was “nothing left to say.” She then proceeded to laud credit to Mom, other parents, D-Y’s opportunities, clubs and volunteers, the Class of 2007, teachers, the School to Careers Program, and interning at the Cape Cod Hospital. “It will be quite difficult to leave.”
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Election of officers for the Yarmouth Rotary Club were held recently with the following results for the 2017 - 2018 Rotary Year:
 
President - Matthew Fitzsimmons
President Elect - Kevin Lennon
Vice President - Gerald "Curly" Carey
Secretary - Rafi Chaprut
Treasurer - Liam Butler
Director - Public Image - John Cooke
Director - New Generations - Ann Knell
Director - Vocational Service - Mary Vilbon
Director - Club Administration - Jim Saben
Director - International Service - Mike Riley
Director - Community Service - John Gilligan
Past President - Melissa Farrell
 
Congratulations to all of you,
Election of Officers for 2017 - 2018 Stephen Albright 2017-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
The Installation of Officers for the Yarmouth Rotary Club were held on Thursday evening June 23rd at the Yarmouth House Restaurant. Officers installed for the Rotary Year 2016 - 2017 were:
 
President - Melissa Farrell
President Elect - Matthew Fitzsimmons
Vice President - Kevin Lennon
Treasurer - John Gilligan
Secretary - James Saben
Past President - Tammy Glivinski - Saben
Club Administration Director - Gerald "Curly" Carey
Community Service Director - Michael Duffy
International Service Director - Michael Riley
Vocational Service Director - Curt Sears
New Generations Director - Chantal Hayes Rice
Public Image Director - John Cooke
Sgt. at Arms - Gerald "Curly" Carey
 
Installing the Office of President was Past President Patricia Armstrong.
Installing the remaining Officers and Directors was Asst. Governor Stephen Albright.
 
In addition to the Installation of Officers, A Paul Harris Foundation Membership was presented to Giuseppe Carnevali.
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Posted by John Cooke on Oct 26, 2015

 

 
The Rotary Club of Yarmouth is spearheading a collection of Mobility Devices (MD’s) on Cape Cod to send to needy adults and children in Africa. With these MDs, the disabled will be able to have a better quality of life; mobility will allow them to collect water, go to school, accept a job and be part of an active community. These devices will help those most vulnerable to have a better quality of life.
 
 
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Posted by Stephen Albright on Jun 28, 2015
The Installation of Officers for the Yarmouth Rotary Club was held on Thursday evening June 25th at the Yarmouth House Restaurant.
Officers Installed for the ROtary Year 2015 - 2016 were:
 
President - Tammy Glivinski
President Elect - Melissa Farrell
Vice President - Matthew Fitzsimmons
Treasurer - John Gilligan
Secretary - Jim Saben
Past President - Stephen Albright
Club administration Director - Howard Kendall
Community Services Director - Kevin Lennon
International Services Director - Jackie Carnevalli
Vocational Services Director - Howie Onik
New Generations Director - Jill Albright
Public Image Director - John Cooke
Sgt. at Arms - Gerald "Curly" Carey
 
Installing the Office of President was Past President Rick Cannon
Installing the remaining Officers and Directors was Assistant District Govoner Peter Kroop
In addition to the Installation of Officers that evening, two Paul Harris Foundation Memberships were presented to Charles LoBue and Frank Mastromauro and a Paul Harris plus one membership was presented to Fran Webb.
 
 
 
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2013 Golf Tournament - Online Registration Form John Cooke 2013-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Albright on Apr 27, 2013
15 Yarmouth Rotaians and 1 Aussie Exchange Student swarmed onto Packet Landing Veteran Park on Saturday morning to perform a clean-up project in conjunction with Rotary Work Day. Volunteers pulled weeds and raked out all of the planting beds in the park, greatly improving the appearance of it for all of the veterans and visitors to the park to enjoy. A great job by all who volunteered. Plans are being made to continue this great work in the park, the beautiful gateway to our town.
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Posted by Michael Riley on Jan 26, 2012

As a culmination of a year-long mutual effort and partnership among Rotary Clubs, the Navionics Foundation, local India educational leaders, numerous dedicated individuals, and committed financial assistance, the day arrived in the city of Hyderabad, India, to celebrate the renovation of the Maktha School and the completion of Phase 1 construction.

 

With the assistance of a computer-based Skype hookup, both the Rotary Clubs of Yarmouth, MA, and of Greater Hyderabad, India, could simultaneously participate in a single Rotary meeting (although it was late afternoon at that location in India). President Mike and his counterpart in Hyderabad were able to conduct an equally novel and normal Rotary meeting schedule. It should be noted that the remarkable arrangement of computers, projectors, screens, and software that made it all possible were put together by the dexterity and talent of Wayne Hohler, with an able assist from Mike Riley.

 

In a morning filled with drama and significant features, some segments can be highlighted: the presence and narration of the Club’s official onsite representative, Tammy Glivinski (who was accompanied by her daughter, Elizabeth); the dedication and management of Jackie Carnevali, her husband Giuseppe, and their Navionics Foundation; the partnership with the Rotary Club of Greater Hyderabad; the contributions from the Bourne-Sandwich Rotary (via Rick Boucher), the D-Y Interact Club’s Cultural Awareness Kit (as well as other ongoing activities), plus a donation of $841 presented by Interact President Peter Julian and three officers; the work of the Club’s World Community Service Committee (particularly, Bob Wells and Dave Bisbee); the photographs from the Inauguration Day activities and Puja ceremony; and a hefty and impressive commitment from the members of the Yarmouth Rotary, who, all the while, maintained an inspiring level of local projects such as the Yarmouth Food Pantry.

 

Click here to view the article about this project in the January 26, 2012 Register newspaper: http://www.wickedlocal.com/yarmouth/features/x690034319/PHOTO-GALLERY-Yarmouth-Bourne-Rotary-clubs-celebrate-new-school-in-India-via-Internet#axzz1kgnKNymE  

The Maktha Campus School Inauguration (a direct interactive transmission from Hyderabad, India) Michael Riley 2012-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik on Aug 09, 2011
Do you have an unused band or orchestral instrument in your attic, basement or in the back of a closet?  The Rotary Club of Yarmouth in conjunction the DY Band Parents Association is collecting those unused instruments and refurbishing them for use in the elementary school band.  Even better, you can get a tax deduction for the donation of that instrument.
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Posted by Frances Webb on May 04, 2011

Real book readers are always looking for the next “best” book. Yarmouth Rotary Club seems like fertile ground for suggestions. A new column will soon occupy the pages of the ETGIFIY.  Take a moment and email me your favorite books, either old or new. It would be nice to have just a line or two about the book – what made it one of your favorites? If you see a book in the column and wish to comment on it, please do. We also need a name for the column so send suggestions! I thought of "Reader's Writes" but I'm sure someone can come up with something better. I'm going to start with a few of my suggestions. Please add to it :)

 

Fragile Beasts - Tawni O'Dell - wise, gentle book

 

The Story of Edgar Sawtell - David Wroblewski - different and   good read

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein - engaging - life's tough lessons

 

PS  Tom this is for Sue and John for your sister (not that you two can't also contribute!)

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Posted by Tom Tomasik on May 03, 2011
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We are almost finished with demolition stage.  Photos from ongoing project.

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Posted by Norman Weare on Apr 26, 2011

 

A great cruise and land package awaits those who book our second annual cruise fundraiser.   First a cruise from Vancouver to Seward on Holland Americas Statendam, then a choice of 4 or 6 day land tours including time at Denali, riverboat tours, wildlife tours, whatever you want.  Contact has been made with some Rotary clubs along the way, promising some not so regular views of Alaska.  Fares are a great bargain, and they include air fair round trip from Boston.  If you have wanted to see Alaska, this is your chnce. Details can be found by clicking onto the link or by contacting Judy Bell at jdbell@capecod.net.

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Posted by Tom Tomasik on Apr 13, 2011
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The 3rd Annual Yarmouth Youth Street Art Festival is set for Memorial Day weekend,  May 29th from 12-4 with a rain date of Monday, May 30th.  Once again it will be held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. The festival invites young artists from across the Cape to come together to create one of a kind masterpieces in chalk on pavement, or with acrylic paint on junk cars. There is also a mural project led by local artists who work with young artists to create their own masterpiece on a large white van.  Admission is free to participate and admire the works in progress.  Art supplies are provided to all participants.  All projects are available for sponsorship. There will be food and music to create a festival atmosphere.

This year the popular junk car painting will include middle school students with an adult leader to create their masterpiece alongside high school students.  The number of cars is limited so register your group early.   

Sponsorships opportunities include $50 for a part of the multi-sponsored van mural project, $100 for a pavement chalk project and $250 for a junk car painting project.  You can bring your own artist or one will be supplied.   See Bianca or Marianne for additional information or go to www.yarmouthstreetartfestival.com for sponsor and artist registration forms.

 

Profits from the festival will provide funding for art & literacy projects of the Yarmouth Rotary Club including the 5th grade geographic literacy project, and other community “Good Works” projects. This project will provide ongoing funding to a program of maintaining and acquiring band and orchestral instruments for students in the Yarmouth Elementary Schools music education program.

 

2011 Yarmouth Youth Street Art Festival Tom Tomasik 2011-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacqueline Adams on Feb 03, 2011
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Posted by Barbara Adams on Nov 28, 2010

This friday, Dec 3rd  is our annual Yarmouth Holiday Auction.  Below is just a sampling of some of the wonderful gifts and fellowship opportunities.  Set your clock early as the auction begins promptly at 6:30 am.  The proceeds from the auction go towards the Childrens Holiday Party.

 

John & Betty Herr   Cocktails and Dinner at the Hyannis Yacht Club (4 people)
Dick Corsini            Cocktail Cruise and Dinner at Dennis Yacht Club (6 people)
Bob & Sue Huckman Cocktails and Dinner at their home (8 people)
Tom & Sue Tomasik  Bar B Que Dinner at their home  (8 people)
Jim Saben  A day on the water-- Sailing or kayaking including lunch & drinks on the beach (4 people)
Historical Society of Old Yarmouth  A basket of books about Yarmouth and a free membership
Karol Wykoff (noted artist & Rotarian) Beautiful framed print of Bass River
A Karol Wykoff print of a winter day on Pleasant Street - Bass River
Golf for Two   Old Scotland Links in Bridgewater
Beautiful handmade quilt by noted quilter Kathy Watson
An adult bicycle
Two autographed books by Finbarr Corr
Carved Old Salt Fisherman
Mariposa- Handmade large aluminum tray &condiment tray in aluminum (in shape of golf bag & clubs) from Horst Dorner our German Rotarian
Framed Origial painting "Trinity Reflected" by Jean Corborell
 
Bob Kahn (Hyannis Rotary) Photograhper donating a framed beach portrait of your family
3 hand made knitted bracelets
Greek pastries
Car detailing certificates
Several Wine baskets
Knotted items
Children's toys
Wreaths and other holiday decorations
$50.00 gift certificate to Pate's Restaurant
$100.00 savings bond
Round of Golf for 4          Golf Club of YarmouthPort
Elena Schuck & Wayne Hohler  "Ye Olde Pirates Dinner" for 4 people
4 boxes of beautiful Wampum jewelry by Joe Salamone
Wireless thermometer
Limoges plates
Crystal Flowers
New items coming in daily!
 
Checks AND CREDIT CARDS ARE WELCOME       HOPE TO SEE ALL ROTARIANS THERE TO HELP MAKE THIS THE BEST AUCTION YET!

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Posted by John Cooke

Please join us at Puritan Cape Cod October 2

Help us raise funds for Cape Cod Healthcare's first Bloodmobile at our Puritan Cape Cod's informal modeling of the latest fall fashions, including formal wear. Enjoy tasty treats and spirits. 

Buy or rent your tuxedo for the Blood Red/Black Tie Masquerade Ball on November 1 that will raise more than $100,000 for the Bloodmobile.

10 % off all your purchases this evening.

Another 10 % will be donated to the Rotary Foundation to present to Cape Cod Healthcare's Bloodmobile campaign.

Learn more at Puritan Cape Cod or visiting the Masquerade Ball Facebook Page

Visit bloodmobilecapecod.com to learn more and reserve tickets to the Blood Red/Black Tie Masquerade Ball November 1. 

You also can purchase raffle tickets for a 2015 BMW X1 at this event!

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Dear Friends,

The Rotary Club of Yarmouth has been working hard to make our community a better place to live. Each Fall for the past 25 years we have hosted this golf tournament to raise funds that are used throughout the year to assist programs on Cape Cod. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been redirected back into the mid-Cape area and every penny has been used to serve our fellow citizens.

Here are a few examples:

  • Over $20,000 raised for scholarships in 2013
  • Donations to the Yarmouth Food Pantry
  • Annual Christmas party for deserving children
  • Weekly support of the Meals on Wheels program
  • Through our Good Works committee, a variety of local requests are funded.

The Rotary motto of Service Above Self is foremost in all our efforts.

The funds that we raise at this tournament truly have a significant impact on local families and organizations in need…..and you make it happen!

This year’s tournament will be held at The Ridge Club with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.

As always, there will be excellent food, good friends, great prizes and a lot of laughs.

Yours in service to the community,
Stephen Albright, President

John Lynch And Mike Duffy, Tournament Committee Co-Chairs

 

Click here to download the 2014 Golf Tournament Brochure and form!

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Posted by Stephen Albright

At the Yarmouth Rotary Installation Dinner held on June 25, 2014, President Steve Albright awarded Rotarian (Sgt. at Arms) James K Saben the distinction of being the Rotarian of the Year for the Rotarian year 2013 - 2104. 

Congratulations to Jim for being selected for this honor.

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On Wednesday June 25th the newly elected officers of the Yarmouth Rotary Club were installed at an Installation and 25 year celebration at the Yarmouth House Restaurant.

Installed for the Rotary Year 2014 - 2015 were:

President: Stephen Albright

President Elect: Tammy Glivinski

Vice President; Al Belanger

Secretary: Melissa Farrell

Treasurer: Charles LoBue

Director: Charles Adams

Director: Jackie Carnevalli

Director: Gerald "Curly" Carey

Director: John Gilligan

Director: Janice Matheson

Director: Phil Morris

Sgt. at Arms; Mike Duffy

Past President: Stephen Albright

Congratulations to all of the officers.

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Posted by Stephen Albright

 

Monthly Friday noght dinners at Champ House ( a residence for 50 homeless adults.have recently started up again. Curly Carey and his crew of Mike Duffy, Melissa Farrell Paul Tardiff and Paul's son Drew cooked dinner in February. Steve Albright and his crew of Charlie Laboe, Tom Zurn and Frank Mastromauro coked dinner in March. Head chefs have volunteered through the month of July. If interested in putting a small group to cook on the first Friday of each month please contact Curly.

Great job everybody.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Yarmouth, cooked baked and provided a complete thanksgiving dinner to over 40 residents of Champ House, a resident home in Hyannis MA. My heartful thanks to Curly Carey, chair of this event and all of those who provided the dinner, desserts and beverages to this yearly event.

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Recently, the members of the Rotary Club of yarmouth have responded to the natural disasters that have occured around the world. A dotation has been made to Shelter Box USA to aid those effected by the recent Typhoon in the Pillippines. Shelter Box provides tempory housing units to those who have lost their homes to to disasters.

In addition a donation has been made to the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Washington IL. to assist those effected by the recent tornados in the midwest.

Yarmouth Rotary Engages Rotary - Changes Lives

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At our regular meeting on Friday August 9th our club presented Yarmouth Fire Department Captain Jon Sawyer with 20 smoke detectors, 10 carbon monoxide detectors and 100 9volt batteries which will be given to needy Yarmouth residents. After an earlier presentation to our club about fire safety it was noted that when the fire department enters houses during calls and inspections, it finds many situations where there are non- working detectors or none at all. Sometimes all that is needed is a battery. Members of our club felt that something needed to be done before a serious accident happened resulting in a serious injury or fatality. Our good works committee voted on spending funds to procure the detectors. Interstate batteries, located on Station Ave., So. Yarmouth donated the batteries. A big thank you to Interstate Batteries. Engage Rotary - Save Lives

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At the installation of Officers on June 19, 2013, outgoing President Susan Provencher presented Yarmouth Rotarian Mike "Brown Bag" Duffy with the Roatarian of the Year Award for 2012 - 2013. Congratuations to Mike Duff. An award well deserved.
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Posted by Stephen Albright

On Wednesday June 19, 2013 the Yarmouth Rotary Officers for the Rotary year 2013 - 2014 were installed at a ceremony held at the Olde Yarmouth Inn. Master of Ceremonies was Past President Tom Tomasik, Installing Officer was Past President Dave Bisbee and Changing of the Banners was conducted by PDG Barry Clayman.

Officers for 2013 - 2014 are as follows:

President - Stephen Albright

President Elect - Mickey Walker

Vice President - Tammy Glivinski

Secretary - Melissa Farrell

Treasurer - Charles LoBue

Sgt. at Arms - Bill Bergstrom

Director - Club Service - Gerald "Curly" Carey

Director - Community Service - John Gilligan

Director - International Service - Jacqueline Carnevalli

Director - Vocational Service - John Lynch

Director - New Generations - Janice Matheson

Director - Public Image - Phil Morris

 

 

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Chairman, Jim Saben awarded this years Dick Appelton Vocational Service Award to our own Ken Jenks, priciple of Dennis yarmouth Regional High School.

Congratulations to Ken, an award well earned and deserved for his many years of dedication to our great educational system here in Yarmouth.

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Posted by Stephen Albright
On Wednesday April 25, 2013 eighteen Yarmouth Rotarians cooked and served over two hundred meals to needy Cape Cod residents. The meal consisted of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, cookies and bottles of water. The food was prepared at St. Pius Life Center and then transported to Hyannis where it was served. Thank you to all who participated in this event.
Feeding the needy Stephen Albright 0
Posted by Michael Riley
 DY Interact Club presented a check for $811 to the Yarmouth Rotary Foundation in support of the Maktha School Project.  They raised the money through their annual ginger bread house building contest held at the high school in December.

Interact Club President Peter Julian presented the check to Rotary Club President Mike Riley.

 

Interact Club Suppprt India School Project Michael Riley 0
READ ALL ABOUT IT! Jacqueline Adams 0
Posted by Jacqueline Adams

Mini Golf Tournament                     April 30

Youth Street Arts Festival             May 29 

On behalf of our entire Club I want to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all involved in these events.  We all admire the hard work and planning that went into making these events a resounding success.  Once again you have shown our Club's dedication to "Service Above Self" and our commitment  to Building Communities. 

The "profits" from these events go far beyond any monetary success.  As we watched the happy, engaged  children and families spend time together enjoying the activities it gave everyone a reward that cannot be valued.

Your grateful. proud , and  soon to be PP,

Jackie 

 

 

 

 

Kudos to the Rotary Club of Yarmouth Jacqueline Adams 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik

Last week's TGIFIY included a preview introduction of Julie Bliss a junior at WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and a very active member of the WPI chapter of Engineers Without Borders. This week Mickey Walker introduced Julie, along with three other WPI members of this impressive group: Chris Garceau, Emily Dudley, and Pat Sheppard.

 

The overall organization, Engineers Without Borders-USA, "supportscommunity-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects while fostering responsible leadership." (For more about EWB-USA, check their website: www.ewb-usa.org.)

 

The students' presentation centered on their project in the Guatemala village of Guachthu'uq, where they made an assessment, data gathering, and "listening" trip in the summer of 2010. Of the many problems facing the village families, smoke inhalation (caused by inadequate stoves), a lack of clean water access, and poverty were the greatest and serious threats to their quality of life and to life itself.

 

The WPI chapter response will include their first implementation trip in the summer of 2011 as part of a five year commitment. This responsibility will be a three-level initiative:

·         implement a pilot project for the stoves,

·         implement a pilot project for water catchment tanks,

·         develop a system for micro-financing within the village community.

They are also in contact with a local Guatemalan Rotary Club, which is about 40 minutes away.

 

This WPI student chapter has a membership of about 25, and they are in charge of their own fundraising as well. They have their own website: http://users.wpi.edu/~ewbwpi/ and email address: ewb-execs@wpi.edu. All together, they rate a deserving, "well done."

 

These four students not only represented their college and their EWB chapter extremely well, but may have planted a seed of future partnership or support. As Mickey pointed out, it could be an opportunity for the Yarmouth Rotary to link up with another Rotary Club or to participate in an international project as we weigh different options.

Engineers Without Borders Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik
The ME Small Elementary School music program is looking to add to it's inventory of instruments available for loan. Our Street Art Festival proceeds are a big part of the funding for this program. Saxophones and clarinets are especially in need, according to Patrick Riley, ME Small Music Director. The Saxophone is the most expensive instrument to rent and families are often asking to "rent" the school instruments. If you have a clarient or sax that is no longer needed or used, please consider donating it to the schools through our affilition with the Band Parents Association. They will provide you with a donation receipt for tax purposes. we will then have the instrument refurbished and placed into inventory. Brass and orchestral instruments are also in need. Keep you eyes open at yard sales for instruments that need a home as well. Please see Tom Tomasik or Mike Riley if you have questions or have an instrument to donate.
Clarinets & Saxes Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik
Do you enjoy yard sales? Be on the lookout for used band or orchestra instruments when you are rummaging through the trash and treasures. We can provide the owner a tax receipt for the full donation value (usually much more than the yard sale price) if they are willing to donate the instrument. We will then have it refurbished and put back into use in the Yarmouth Elementary schools music program. If the owners are not interested in the tax receipt, but a reasonable price can be negotiated we will reimburse you for the purchase of the instrument. So set your yard sale sights on musical instruments and everyone wins!
Yard Sale Treasure Tom Tomasik 0
Polio Plus - End Polio Now!!!! David Bisbee 0
Posted by Marianne Eubanks
The Object:           The object of the Yarmouth Rotary Foundation Inc is:  Generally assisting worthy persons, charitable institutions, and to render general assistance to individuals and institutions in educational/scholarship purposes. (from articles of organization dated 6/12/01)
 
The Goal:             In 2009 our 5 year goal was to build the foundation to $100,000. 
                          
Donations:           The foundation is a 501(c)(3) corportation.  Donations made to the Yarmouth Rotary Foundation are tax deductible.
 
Source of funding:  15% of profit from the golf tournament, street art festival, memorial donations
  
 
Balance in the Foundation as of:  12/31/09:   $74.471.85
A check was written from the foundation to buy and repair instruments for DY school system.  (Money earned from the Street Festival), and for essay prizes for the Dialogue for Peace,
 
The Board of Directors of the Yarmouth Rotary Foundation met on January 20,2010.
 
The Board voted and approved the following:
 
Tammy Gilvinski and Jim Leighton to be co-treasurers.
 
Checks will be written from the foundation account for:
The foundation will payout $5,500.00 to worthy students for scholarships to either DYHS or Cape Cod Tech.  Scholarships to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.
$1000. award to a( senior) member of the DYHS Interact Club
$1000. award to a( senior) member of CC Tech Interact Club.
$1,500. to Community Visions, Inc. for the Flax Pond project.
 
The next meeting will be held the end of March.  Exact date to be announced in March.
THE YARMOUTH ROTARY FOUNDATION: Marianne Eubanks 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik
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Thought's from our dearly departed past member Dick Appleton:

Age 5 : I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".

Age 7 : I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccolli either.

 

Apple(ton) Seeds Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik
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Shelter
At the heart of every ShelterBox is a ten-person tent. It is custom made for ShelterBox by Vango, one of the world's leading tent manufacturers, and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall. Internally, each tent has privacy partitions that allow recipients to divide the space as they see fit.

A smile
Every box contains a children's pack containing drawing books, crayons and pens. For children who have lostmost, if not all,their possessions, these small gifts are treasured.

Warmth and protection
In addition to the tent, the boxes contain a range of other survival equipment including thermal blankets and insulated ground sheets, essential in areas where temperatures plummet at nightfall. Where malaria is prevalent mosquito nets are supplied, as well a life saving means of water purification. Water supplies often become contaminated after a major disaster, as infrastructure and sanitation systems are destroyed, this presents a secondary but no less dangerous threat to survivors than the initial disaster itself.

Self sufficiency
A basic tool kit containing a hammer, axe, saw, trenching shovel, hoe head, pliers and wire cutters can be found in every box. These items enable people to improve their immediate environment, by chopping firewood or digging a latrine, for example. Then, when it is possible, to start repairing or rebuilding the home they were forced to leave.

Fit for purpose
Every item is durable, practical and brand new. The box itself is lightweight and waterproof and has been used for a variety of purposes in the past - from water and food storage containers to a cot for a newly born baby.

A heart to the home
A key piece in every box is either a wood burning or multi-fuel stove - that can burn anything from diesel to old paint. This provides the heart of the new home where water is boiled, food is cooked and families congregate. In addition, there are pans, utensils, bowls, mugs and water storage containers.

Adaptability
We keep a broad range of equipment in stock so we can adapt the contents of a box to a specific disaster. For example, following the Javanese earthquake in 2006, when some resources were available locally or could be salvaged fromone storey buildings, the overwhelming need was for shelter – so we just sent tents, packing two in each box.
What's In A Shelter Box Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik
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Thought's from our dearly departed past member Dick Appleton:

"I've learned that you can tell alot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights."

"I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.  But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you."

Apple(ton) Seeds Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik
So you're getting into an elevator, wearing your Rotary pin like a good Rotarian and the person next to you asks you "What is Rotary?".  Remember the elevators here on the Cape are very short so the response has to be brief.  Here's a brief synapsis of Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Yarmouth.
Rotary Elevator Speech Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Mary Ann Gray

We formally kicked off the Yarmouth Rotary Fundraising Cruise.  Our speaker was Judy Bell of Cruise Holidays at the Stateline.  Cruise Holidays will handle all the bookings, answer Questions and special requests.  The cruise will take place on October 16 or October 23 for either a 14 day or 7 day cruise, originating in Venice.  The itinerary is very exciting, the Adriatic, Greek Isles, Athens, and Ephesus (Turkey).  This itinerary is very popular; the ship will likely sell out early.  You should book early in order to reserve a desired stateroom, space is limited. The ship is the Norwegian Gem, currently the newest ship in the line.  The fares, including air fare, and all transfers to and from the ship in Venice.   For example for the 14 day cruise an outside cabin with window will cost $2,929 per person, including the air package priced at $1,100.  These are extremely good prices.  These offers are for Rotarians, family and friends, so talk it up with others.  This is a FUNdraiser, the more that go, the more Yarmouth Rotary will receive.  Mary Ann Gray and Norm Weare have fliers, brochures and application forms, ask and ye shall receive.  We will be contacting other Rotary Clubs in District 7950.  

LET’S CRUISE Mary Ann Gray 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik

TIGIFY and eTIGIFY is in need of editors.  As we know, Kathy ST. George has retired after many years of service to the club.  New assignments will be forthcoming from the Public Relations Committee.  If you would like to write articles for the TIGIFY and eTIGIFY please see Patrick Demko.  There will be a sign up sheet at Friday's meeting.

Writers and Editors Needed Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik

A club member must attend or make up at least 50 percent of regular club meetings in each half of the year.  Any missed meetings must be made up within 14 days of a regular meeting.  If traveling, club members are encouraged to visit clubs in the new area to make up a missed meeting.

Rotary Attendance Policy Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Michael Riley
A window decal was given to each of us when we were inducted into the club.  Just in case you have changed cars, or thought of another place that you could use one, they are available for only $1!  They are very handy for identifying which car is yours at mall parking lots! 
Show Your Rotary Pride. Michael Riley 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik

The policy of the club with regard to meeting when there is snow is as follows:  If the DY Schools are cancelled on a friday morning due to snow, then our meeting is cancelled as well. 

Snow Day's = No Meeting Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik
That's a pretty expensive breakfast you have there.  Actually a Million Dollar Meal is no meal at all, but a way to give to the Rotary Foundation.  The Million Dollar Meal concept was started in 1959 by a club in our district ( Stoughton).  It is now an established part of Rotary International fundrasing for The Rotary Foundation.
What's A "Million Dollar Meal"? Tom Tomasik 0
Posted by Ken Livingston
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   ---A little history
 
 
In early November of 2000, a carbon monoxide scare forced residence of the West Yarmouth Inn out into the streets. The aftermath was the realization of the number of needy families, with children, residing in the motels along Route 28.  A group of Rotarians, Peter Carnes, Bruce Hill, Tom Martin, and Jack MacLelland, constituted a quickly formed committee to organize a Christmas party for these needy families.
Children's Holiday Party History Ken Livingston 0
Posted by Tom Tomasik

Do you have an event coming up that you are chairing?  The website is looking for short articles on upcoming events as well as reports on events that have recently occured.

If you want to contribute to the website eTIGIFY, it is easy and can be done from the comfort of your home or work computer.  Just let a website committee member know you have an article to publish and they can either temporarily grant you priviledges or e-mail an article in MS Word and it can be uploaded.  Photos can also be included!

Make our website work for your event.

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