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This week at rotary...

Claire Kallelis once again encouraged members to get out there and share what Rotary does. She shared the idea that members tell specific stories that they remember about the good deeds done by Rotary. These individual touches about the impact Rotary can make in the community and how members were actually involved offer a more personal explanation of the importance of Rotary. This was especially important at a meeting where attendance was down to 16 members, two guests, and Mark Shaw attending by Zoom. On the positive side, Claire Kallelis has improved on the forcefulness of her bell ringing. There is still work to be done here though. 
This week was also a meeting of the Board of Directors. Some of the highlights included:
  • The Board approved a donation of $100 to the Massachusetts Audubon Society on behalf of the mother of Gerrit Bradley
  • The Board also approved the purchase of a gas grill for Plummer Youth Promise to replace their old grill. The grill will be on show at the upcoming DCF event. 
  • The Treasurer's Report updated the Board on last fiscal year's final numbers, with some minor edits still to be made. The Board voted to approve the budget for the current fiscal year. There was also discussion of making larger, one-time donations this coming year, so if Rotarians have any ideas, feel free to send those along to Bill Henning. The Board agreed that the report was, in the words of Tony the Tiger "Greattttt!".
  • Funds available to Funds Allocation was increased by $5,000 for this fiscal year.
  • The Freshmen Fund is still looking for a way to spend their money from last year as the city stepped up and took the idea from Carolyn Shapiro of adding a plaque to Charlotte Forten Park.
  • The DEI Committee prepared a list of objectives for this year. The overall goals are to generate membership and to be inclusive. A new Rotary member, Robyn Burns, Executive Director of the Salem Pantry, was approved by the board, so keep an eye out for ten-day notice.
  • Over at Salem High School, CTE director Mario Souza has been approved to hire 4 new people, which has already happened, as well as to expand programming.
The Hawthorne had yet another tremendous lunch ready for the Salem Rotary. This week featured several items on the healthier side, including a light green salad, a caprese salad, steamed broccoli, and barbecued chicken breast. The counterweight, quite literally, was the macaroni and cheese. Importantly, it appears as if the iced coffee is here to stay, at least through the summer! The Bob Anthony Appetizer of the Week was an Oreo pudding, and it was as good as it sounds.
Mark Shaw, now know as Shaw-Zzzzzzz, attending Rotary
Please see the UPDATED Committee Assignments below, and notify Ryan Guilmartin if you have any issues with the link. Committee assignments will be sent to the printer very soon! Time will be set aside at the next Salem Rotary meeting for committees to get together. 
DCF Picnic Has Been Postponed
The DCF Picnic scheduled for August 17 has been postponed, with the likely date being Thursday, August 25 at 5pm. The location will still be at the campus of Plummer Youth Promise. Stay tuned for more details. More volunteers will be needed, and Rotarians who did volunteer already should confirm that they can still go on the new day and time. Please confirm with Liz Bradt and 
Francesca Little. The grill has been delivered to Plummer Youth Promise and the tent has already been set up. Not pictured is Adria Duijvesteijn who purchased and picked up the grill. 

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

Bob Anthony brought a guest, Tim Patno, who explained that the spelling of his last name is "On Tap" spelled backwards. Tim clearly understands how we think. A/V Jack's promotion to "honorary member" might be on hold, but he was in attendance once again.

CAlendar winner!

Katie Carlin
Sold by Bob Anthony AGAIN

50:50 Raffle

Pot: $150
Rick Jakious and Carolyn Shapiro
No Winners This Week 


The entire staff of The Spoke, including editors, photographers, lowly writers, and ghost writers all had to leave early to help with the transportation of the grill to Plummer Youth Promise. Unfortunately we missed the entirety of Happy Dollars. 
Adria Duijvesteijn informed the club of the passing of Mark Levesque, Kevin Leveque's brother. Visitation hours will be Thursday, August 18 from 4 yo 7 at Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Homes located at 82 Lynn Street in Peabody. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 19 at 10 am at St. John the Baptist located at 17 Chestnut Street, Peabody. More information and ways to donate can be found here.

Club Announcements

imageDCF PICNIC at The Plummer House
August 25 at 6 pm
Please note the time change. Several volunteers have signed up already to help cook the food and to interact with the kids. More volunteers are always needed for this great event. Contact Liz Bradt if you are interested.
Lifebridge Dinners
Rick Jakious will be taking over the planning of these events for this Rotary year. Volunteers are always needed. Reach out to Rick to volunteer, and we will have more details in the coming weeks about the next event.
Phoenix School Summer Splash
August 31, 2022 at 6 pm at Adriatic

Celebrate and enjoy an evening of sipping summer wines with delectable hors-d'oeuvres and friends. Supporting the financial aid and educational programs of The Phoenix School and 40 years of innovative education. Get your tickets here!

Dutch Drinks
The Landing at the Salem Ferry
Friday August 19 at 5 pm
Please join us for Dutch Drinks minus our most notable Dutchman who will being going Dutch in the sense that Rinus will actually be away in the Netherlands. Nonetheless, Claire Kallelis is hoping to build on the strong showing last month. 
Burba Dental Partners and the Salvation Army are hosting an event on September 15 at 6:30 pm at the East Regiment Brewery. The Salvation Army North Shore is an incredible resource for individuals in need in the Salem community. The items that The Salvation Army needs the most are listed on the link below.  Monetary donations are also always welcomed.
The District is putting on a webinar for growing membership in today's world. The event will be held on August 17. For more information or to register, go to the event page here.
Citizens Inn sent a thank you note for the donation made by the Salem Rotary. As part of the fundraiser, there will be a Salem Rotary brick on the patio at the Haven for Hunger building. Citizens Inn is an amazing organization that we are proud to partner with. Read up on Citizens Inn on their website.
At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.
Member Birthdays
Matthew Ingram
August 17
Scott Grover
August 26
Nicole McLaughlin
August 29
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Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970
United States of America
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