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Posted by Len Mercier
Monday, March 23rd:
President Matt opened the meeting at 12:15 PM and offered the invocation. We had two visitors this week; Sean Driscoll from North Shore Bank and proposed for membership by Mary Beth, Brad Hunt was also visiting from the Beverly Club. Brad is now the local district manager for Salem Five, replacing Sturgis. He has big shoes to fill, following Sturgis, but seems to be fitting in nicely in the Danvers High Street office. Brad is filling out papers to transfer to our Danvers Club so he and I am sure Sean Driscoll will be regulars. Give them a great Danvers welcome.
Mayor's Campaign Notes
It was reported that a web site is being developed for this year's Danvers Mayor's race. The committee is looking for some good candidates. Please get your recommendations in and if you are interested in running, that would be great. I understand that there are a couple of names being discussed but we need more. As a new twist this year the club is planning on committing 25% of the funds raised to be spent on the Danvers Charity of choice of the winner. What a great way to get funds for your favorite charity.
Dan Doherty Returns from PETS ( President Elect Training)
Dan is back and full of ideas on building Rotary during his year "holding the gavel). He will share some of these ideas in the future with each of us. Oh how I remember PETS with I went through...besides drilling the information about Rotary into your heads, it is a great time to hear what works and what doesn't work. A great social time, at least it was for me.
Board Members Needed
A few good people are being recruited for board seats. Interested??????? Sitting on the board gives you a real say on what happens with our club. It is a great time to share ideas, to brainstorm on fundraising and service projects. It is even a great time to socialize with fellow Rotarians. The board meeting is tonight and I am sure this is too late to get you there. Mary Beth is looking for a replacement for her Secretary's position. I think that someone may have stepped forward, but if I am wrong and you would like to serve in that position please let either Mary Beth or Dan know.
Ladies Night to learn about Rotary
Get this...... President Matt is holding a Ladies only night to learn about Rotary for April 9th, at the Daily Harvest Cafe, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Now it is only going to be Matt with all the women. Wow how lucky is he.......... If you know any women and I would hope that each of you would know at least some women, invite them to attend the Ladies night, with President Matt, on the 9th.
Farmers Market App is up and running----
On your phone you can download the Danvers Rotary Farmers Market App to get all the information first hand as the program runs. Very easy to download and use.
Navy Band Requested for Rotary's Night during the Family Festival
Larry Raimondi was excited to report that his application was accepted and he has his fingers crossed for the Newport Rhode Island Navy Band to be available for June 25th. Thank you Larry for working on this. Always a great night.
Whiffleball Tournament Set
Dan reported that the Whiffleball tournament is set for August 8th, beginning at 8:30 AM. Will probably be held behind the Middle School as the High School fields will be under construction at that time. More information will follow on this.
Scholarship Applications Available
On our web site you can download applications for the Mark Regan Scholarship awards. If you know anyone who fits the bill, please let them know.
That is about it for this week.
Enjoy what is left of the week, as the snow melts, and melts, etc.
From caring comes courage. - Lao Tzu
Posted by Len Mercier
Finally, some sun and warmth. Melt, melt, melt.....that is the hope for this week. We can see the gas grills and much more. Bill Lee wants more snow and I say no, no, no....
Great salad, Brisket and sweet dessert, preceded by Barry's invocation.
Before I forget. No meeting on Monday, March 16th. We will be meeting with the Kiwanians on Tuesday the 17th for some great Irish social time.
No meeting Monday, March 16th
Meeting is Tuesday, March 17th with Kiwanis.
President Matt reviewed the Amendment to our club to include "Friends of Rotary" to encourage future members. After a Q&A session it was moved by Gary Nangle and seconded by Bill Nolan to accept the proposed change. All were in favor. This amendment had been posted and sent to all members.
Women's Night is planned for April 9th
A night for to encourage women to come and hear about Rotary will be held at Daily Harvest on April 9th. I am sure we will hear more but I believe it will be at 7:30 PM.
Farmers Market website is ua and the App should be ready this week.
Applications for the vendors are coming in and some vendors are being solicited.
Time was spent talking about fundraisers and causes to support this week.
Sheriff Larry collected $100 this week for a number of reasons. Many gave for President Matt being honored by DEEP for the Hall of Honor, many gave for the weather, others for the Farmers Market. Great collection from the small group. Many thanks to all.
Jason V. and Rick Gilmore both took their chances with cards this week. Both loooooooooosers, allowing the money to build. Sorry you two.
That is about it for this week. Just remember no meeting on Monday, We meet with Kiwanis on Tuesday.
Enjoy your weekend.
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen
Posted by Len Mercier
On Thursday, September 11th, Rotarians and Danvers High School Students worked together to pack food packages to help Stop Hunger Now. A total of 10,000 meals were packed during this evening project..
Lenny was there, but was taking the picture.
Wiffle Ball Tournament!!!
Danvers Rotary Club's 1st Wiffle Ball Tournament was huge success.
Salem Village Wiffle® Ball Tournament was held in August 2014 and proved to be a great addition to the fundraising events for 2014. With the hard work of the club's members to find advertisers, to sign up teams for play and run the event on game day, this tournament could not have gone better for it's first year.
The committee is hard at work looking to next year and looking to ways to improve the event. This will be hard to improve since everyone agreed that the day went off without a hitch and was successful in every way.
Watch for picture from the event to be posted soon.
Posted by Leonard Mercier
on Sep 16, 2013
Danvers Rotarians and Danvers Rotary Trust completes donation of $50,000 for a Technology Classroom at the newly built Danvers High School.
Danvers Superintendent of Schools, Lisa Dana, and Jeffery Liberman, Director of Technology for the Danvers Schools were presented a check for $17,000. by Club President Les Hefler. The check represents a final donation of $10,000.00 from the Danvers Rotary Trust and an additional $7,000.00 donated by the Club. Presentation was made at the Danvers Rotary Club's weekly meeting on Sept 16, 2013.
Posted by Leonard Mercier
on Sep 30, 2013
Check out this week's Rotoracle or go to Stories to view comments made by Town Manager, Wayne Marquis.