Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club

This week at Rotary... 

John DiPiano was introduced by Jason Consalvo prior to presenting his Classification Speech!
"Life is like a pinball machine, and you're the pinball."
John started his presentation by explaining his goal of building relationships and friendships in Rotary, something he has successfully done throughout his professional career. He defines his work as being a litigator and an advocate, starting after getting degrees from UMass Boston and New England School of Law. John summarized his time at other firms, along with his decision to open his own practice in Boston in 2001.  
John's professional career journey has been punctuated by running into several "bumpers" along the way, one being the birth of his son Nathan in 2008. This prompted John to move his offices to the North Shore to be able to spend more time with his son. After a time "herding cats" at his firm, he decided to gain even more freedom by doing something he never thought he would do and opening a solo practice. 
Additional "bumpers" followed, including his wife being diagnosed with breast cancer and his brother David passing away due to an opioid overdose. These events forced John to reconsider how he does what he does. During this period of reflection, he rediscovered a passion of his in being a mentor. This led John to bring on Alexandra Celli as a JD. 
John lives his life according to the Atticus quote "In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy." In his free time, you can find John enjoying time on his 36 foot boat, cruising around on his 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 motorcycle, or target shooting.

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

Bradford Akerman was a guest of Joe Amico  and Jim Dillon was a guest of Marie Cardillo.

CAlendar winner!

Gabriela Fajardo
Sold by Adria Duijvesteijn

50:50 Raffle

This week's raffle included:
Pot: $981
Players: Jason Consalvo & Claire Kallelis
Claire Kallelis picked the winning card!!!!!
what the 4-way test means to me
Adria Duijvesteijn  began the meeting with her thoughts on the third principle of the four-way test; "Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP?" Adria recounted her initial sense of intimidation at the culture of Rotary when she first joined, and how this same club now feels more like a home due to the friendships she has made. Adria has selected Francesca Little to share next week.

Yours in service

Our Club had one service projects this week coordinated by the Service Projects Committee, which is led by Kristen Armstrong and Jane Stirgwolt.
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!
A reminder that the Rotary Club of Salem has volunteered to host Lifebridge Dinner the second Wednesday every other month. It's easiest for member who volunteer to select a course to help make, and to plan on serving about 80 people.


We had a somewhat quiet group, most likely intimidated to speak after such a wonderful Classification speech. 
Tim Clarke was flattered to attend the service for Jack Good, a member of the Rotary Club of Beverly who had 43 years of perfect attendance.
Jason Consalvo spoke of his riveting experience fixing a toilet late Saturday night and into Sunday. 
Patty Pace was excited to report that she spent a day with her grandchildren and that her daughter had her first successful chemo treatment. 
Leslie Levesque reported that classes at the Phoenix School have started for the school year, and that speech writing is underway!

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. 
Next week is the monthly Board Meeting, and Committees will meet during our regularly scheduled Rotary time. 
Click the link below to log into the weekly club meeting via Zoom. 
Upcoming Speakers
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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President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Russell Hampton
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