Official Newsletter of the Salem, MA Rotary Club
Rotary International Theme
"AND THE WINNER IS" - 50-50 RAFFLE
Pot Size: $58.00 Jason Consalvo and John Walsh
Winning Tickets: (No Winner)
Sold To: Liam Holland
Sold By: John Keenan
VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
Visiting Rotarian, Ben Gilbert from California - his son goes to BU
Guest of John Hall, Jason Consalvo
Guest of Bruce Whear, Brooke Cambridge of BLC Painting LLC
FINES & RECOGNITIONS
Jane Stirgwolt's daughter, Nell, moved with her husband and twin sons to Minnesota for 6 months.
Bruce Whear and his wife, Heidi, went to Washington DC for the graduation of their son, Russell, from the American University.
Bruce also mentioned that Scott Grover's 2 sons are singing in a play that is raising funds for the Marblehead Little Theatre and the Boston Marathon One-Fund. There are acts performing from all over the North Shore.
Mike McLaughlin talked about the Boxford Rotary Camp that hosts high school juniors for a weekend of team building, leadership training and public speaking experience.
Mark Leavitt reminded members of the Rotary Dinner for the Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday, May 22nd from 4:30-6:00pm. About 10-12 volunteers are needed.
Randy Burba spent several days in Seattle at a dentistry convention. Randy is on that Board of Directors and gave a speech.
Jacob Segal saw the fine performance of Scott's sons in "Almost Normal" a the Marblehead Little Theatre.
Maryann Curtin was named General Manager of the Year at her business. An Irish step dancing group raised $30,000 for the Richard Family There will be a dance to raise money for the family on Saturday evening. Salem Five has a fund set up exclusively for the family.
Rich Eisner reported on his son's lacrosse team, but they did score a goal.
Jason Consalvo discussed a fund for the Wolfenden family from Salem.
Mark Shaw reported on the club's softball team who beat Mitch Michaud's Rotary team of Chelsea last week!
The next game is against Danvers Rotary.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & CLUB BUSINESS
President Liz discussed a request for $2,000 by John Neely to fund a South African Zulu tribe where his daughter had worked.
Liz also mentioned that she would be submitting the final paperwork for her district grant funding the job shadowing program through the North Shore CDC.
Liz is going to the District Conference in Portsmouth, NH. The conference is May 31-June 2.
The annual Boys & Girls Club dinner will be held Wednesday, May 22nd at 4:30pm.
Dance Through the Decades will be held Saturday, June 8th at 7pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites Grand Ballroom, Peabody. Tickets are $30/single or $50/couple.
Wednesday, June 12th will be the installation dinner, held at Finz at 6pm. The cost is $60.00
Rob Lutts passed on this from Carl Wathne. He has an accurate model of the Clipper Ship Flying Fish which he built over the course of a year. The Flying Fish was a sister ship of the Flying Cloud, the first remarkable Clipper. The ship was built in East Boston in 1851 and designed by Donald McKay. The model is in a case which is about 33' long and 13' wide. It has been appraised at $7,000 by the American Marine Model Gallery in Gloucester. Carl has another model, the Charles W. Morgan about the same size and decided he didn't need two of them.
Mr. Wathne has proposed that if someone at Rotary buys the model for $4,000, he will donate $1,000 to the Rotary Endowment or Scholarship Fund.
If anyone is interested, please contact Carl at 978-998-2373.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALEM ROTARIANS
Happy birthday to Brenda Smith and John Walsh, both on the 14th!
SPEAKER OF THE WEEK
Mark Leavitt introduced Mary Jo Gagnon, Senior Vice-President at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) who spoke about some recent renovations at NSMC.
NSMC employs 4,500 colleagues in 8 facilities on the North Shore. It is the second largest community hospital system in Massachusetts. NSMC recently invested $50M to improve the patient experience. Among the projects is a Davenport Building Oncology area on the 9th floor that has private rooms.
In addition, upcoming projects include the development of a new Special Care Nursery and a completely renovated Center Utility Plant that will supply hot water, heat, and electricity and sterilization to the complex on Highland Avenue. This will also result in cleaner cogeneration.
UPCOMING EVENTS - FUTURE SPEAKER
Please visit the calendar section of our web site for additional important dates.
Next week's meeting will be the RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
"QUOTE OF THE WEEK"
"An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her." ~Agatha Christie
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