Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club

This week at Rotary... 

Salem Rotary hosted our first speaker of the 2021-2022 Rotary Year!
Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)
Dan Finamore, Associate Director for Exhibitions, The Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the PEM gave Rotarians a sneak peek at the beautiful works of the “In American Waters” exhibit. For over 200 years, artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power of the sea in American life. Oceans play a key role in American society no matter where we live, and the sea continues to inspire painters today to capture its mystery and power.
This exhibition goes beyond the paintings of whaling ships and what one may think of oceanic art. It captures how the ocean plays an interictal part of American culture with scenes and interpretations of the beach, the open sea, ports, and the people who visit the shore. Artists include, Georgia O’Keeffe, Amy Sherald, Kay WalkingStick, Norman Rockwell, Hale Woodruff, Paul Cadmus, Thomas Hart Benton, Jacob Lawrence, Valerie Hegarty, Stuart Davis, and many others.  The presentation was enthralling, so it promises to be breath taking in person. The Exhibit runs through October 3rd so catch it while you can!

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

John Wellington was a just of John DiPiano.

CAlendar winner!

Ken Tench
Sold by Jim Bailey

50:50 Raffle

This week's raffle included:
Pot: $904
Players: Adria Duijvesteijn & Mike McLaughlin
There were no winners this week!
what the 4-way test means to me
Gerrit Bradley opened the meeting with his interpretation of the four-way test. He decided to go with the fourth principle of the test, “Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” Gerrit explained that his father has a neighbor in New Hampshire whose driveway produces a lot of water runoff into the driveway on Gerrit’s father’s property. This drives his father nuts! Gerrit, being the peacemaker he is, has decided that he will go over and bond with Monty, the neighbor, over a common interest: 3-D printing.  Once Monty and Gerrit have discussed the topic, he will introduce the subject of the water concern and try to figure out what solution will be beneficial to all concerned. Gerrit has selected Adria Duijvesteijn to share next week.

Yours in service

Our Club had two service projects this week coordinated by the Service Projects Committee, which is led by Kristen Armstrong and Jane Stirgwolt.
On Sunday, September 5, Rotarians Bob Anthony, Kristen ArmstrongLiz BradtTim Clarke, and Jen Close volunteered to hand out ice cream to DCF families and were rewarded with beautiful smiling faces. A big thank you to Carla King from DCF who organized the event for us, which included scheduling  distribution sites throughout the North Shore.
On Wednesday, September 8, our Club hosted the first Lifebridge Dinner of the Rotary year. Due to the Delta variant, these meals are still being prepared at home. Chefs Kristen Armstrong, Jen Close, and  Jane Stirgwolt made breakfast for dinner, and Claire Kallelis helped deliver the food to Lifebridge for service. Keep an eye out for the next Lifebridge dinner and consider volunteering!


Our speaker was so engaging this week that we ran out of time! Stay tuned next week to hear what is happening with your fellow Rotarians! 

Club Announcements

Sips and Starters ~ Sept. 20, 5:30 PM
Don't miss our first fun and fellowship event of the Rotary year! Join Rotarians and friends for a fun evening touring three of Salem’s culinary hot spots. Cost for the event is $45 per person. Guests are more than welcome! Email Adria to sign up!
The ticket price includes a cocktail and small bites at each of the following locations:
🍸      5:30 PM        All Souls Lounge
🍸      6:15 PM        Adriatic Restaurant & Bar
🍸      7:00 PM        The Roof, Hotel Salem
Winter Island Luncheon 
Sept. 16, 10 AM - 2 PM
The Community Service committee will be hosting a luncheon at Winter Island. We are looking for Rotarians to help set up and break down the hall. Please contact Kristen Armstrong or Jane Stirgwolt if you would like to volunteer. 
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Upcoming Speakers
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
Punto Urban Art Museum
Oct 05, 2021
Amplify LatinX
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Member Birthdays
Diane Pabich
September 5
Kristen Armstrong
September 6
Richard Blazo
September 6
Rinus Oosthoek
September 15
Jason Consalvo
September 16
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Russell Hampton
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