Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club

This week at Rotary... 

It is the third Tuesday of November, which means that it was  time for the Board Meeting and Committees Meetings. Joe Amico started the Rotary meeting with a thank you card that the Salem Rotary received from Friends Forever thanking us for the donation and for inviting  Geybrell Liriano to speak on October 26. 
For Committee reports, Bill Henning updated the club on the current finances. In short, the finances are in good shape, and you can always reach out to Bill for specifics. The Speaker Committee noted that upcoming speakers can be found on the ClubRunner app under "Events". The Calendar Committee stated that there is only a page and a half of advertising space left. Call your friends or grab a space for yourself while slots are still available! The annual meeting is also coming up on December 7 and there will be no Committee Meeting time during Rotary in December. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement

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.

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

Jack Kiernan our resident A/V rockstar was present.

CAlendar winner!

Patrick Paquette
Sold by Matt Ingram

50:50 Raffle

This week's raffle included:
Pot: $494
Players: Bill Henning and Carolyn Shapiro
No winners this week!
WHat The four way test means to me
Rick Jakious spoke about the 4-way test this week. He spoke about the first tenet of the test: Is it the truth? Truth is something that he begins every meeting with at the Office of Representative Seth Moulton. They then discuss what is right and the politics involved. Rick went on to talk about Seth’s mission of values which is the foundation of everything that they do. 2 of the 6  of these values relate directly to the truth:  courage and authenticity. Yes, Truth can even make its way into politics! Jenn Close is set to speak in two weeks.  

Yours in service

A reminder that the Rotary Club of Salem has volunteered to host Lifebridge Dinner the second Wednesday every other month. Last Wednesday was a great success! Liz Bradt wanted to thank all of the volunteers, and noted that Gerrit Bradley is in charge of carving the food next time, including bringing his own carving knife. Details for the next event in January will be made available soon! As always, volunteers are needed to cook at home and bring the food to Lifebridge unless it becomes possible to cook there. It's easiest for any members who volunteer to select a course to help make, and to plan on serving about 80 people. Please contact Claire Kallelis or Liz if you would like to volunteer. Liz can be reached at her NEW email address:!
We are once again collecting money for the North Shore Moving Market's Turkey Collection. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DONATE! You can donate through PayPal, which you can access here. Just be sure to toggle to a general donation and leave a note that this donation is for the Turkey Collection!
The Calendars are beginning to take shape. Gerrit Bradley has asked that if you know of anyone who would like to advertise in the Calendar, please send their contact information on to Gerrit. 
Salem High School's CTE Department has reached out to the local business community seeking volunteers to join one of the Program Advisory Committees. To learn more about this opportunity, there is an informational meeting at the Black Cat Restaurant at Salem High School on November 17 from 5:30 to 7:30. For additional information, contact Rinus Oosthoek.


Happy Dollars!!!

Tim Clarke had an eventful trip to spectacular Asheville, North Carolina. The highlight was receiving a rotary club roster from 1923.  

Leslie Levesque was excited that both of her children made the honor roll. Way to go! 

Gerrit Bradley is looking forward to ski season with his son as they finally found a suitable set of boots for Jake.

Bruce Whear had an eventful family Thanksgiving dinner with his siblings in the North End on Sunday.

Kristen Armstrong happily reported that her husband successfully turned fifty recently. Now it is a matter of getting him to 51!

Jane Stirgwolt returned from an amazing trip of the South including stops at many historic sites along with the Civil Rights Museum. Her favorite stop on this particular trip was the wonderful city of Franklin, Tennessee. Jane encourages all of us to take the time to go to the South as they are in dire need of tourist cash.

Joe Amico officiated a wedding with a unique moment when the bride, during her vows, promised to support her husband's sports teams unless they played against the vastly superior local Boston teams!

Club Announcements

Annual Meeting with the Beverly Rotary Club
November 23 
This year, the Beverly Rotary Club will be hosting us at the Danversport Yacht Club. In addition to the guest list emailed by President Joe Amico, Mayor Kim Driscoll will be attending.  
Holiday Party
December 3
This annual party will be in the Bigelow Room at Tabernacle Church in Salem from 6 to 9 pm, and both Joe Amico and Adria Duijvesteijn will be cohosting the event. Be sure to sign up so the hosts can get an accurate head count. So far, Ollie will be bringing a selection of craft beers and Joe will be making his family's famous artichokes, but beware of the traditionally high amount of garlic in this Sicilian recipe. Please use the Federal Street entrance to the church.
Dickens Classic Trolley Ride
December 15 at 6:45 pm
December's social calendar is filling up, so save the date. We will begin the evening with appetizers and drinks at Finz at 5:15 before this classic ride! Snacks will be provided free of charge, and individual Rotarians can buy their own booze. Space is limited so be sure to sign up soon!
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Upcoming Speakers
Nov 16, 2021
Committee Meetings
Nov 23, 2021
Salem - Beverly Thanksgiving Football Celebration - In Danversport
Nov 30, 2021
Classification Talk
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Member Birthdays
Mark Shaw
November 5
David Wescott
November 10
Robert Lutts
November 16
Richard Lutts
November 19
William Henning
November 23
Marie Cardillo
November 25
Christopher Casey
November 27
Board of Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Russell Hampton
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