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Posted by Len Mercier
Danvers Rotarian's Polar Plunge
Barry Kaplan, not being able to take part in the rescheduled, rescheduled Polar Plunge on Saturday, April 11th, took the initiative to make his own plunge the weekend before. Dedication is what Barry is all about and he wants everyone that sponsored him to know that he makes good on his promises, even if he has to freeze to do it.
See Barry's Plunge Video by clicking on the following Video Link: Barry's Polar Plunge Video
Great Job Barry!!!!!
Posted by Len Mercier
Monday, April 6, 2015
This week's meeting opened the meeting followed by Jason V. Giving the invocation. We did not have any real visitors but were happy to have Ralph Ardiff back from Arizona and Joe D. from Florida. As the weather gets warmer some of our members are returning from far places.
Ladies Night is planned for this Thursday, April 9th, at the Daily Harvest Rest. on High Street at 7:30 PM. If you know of any women that would be good members and would be interested in learning more about our group, invite them to the Daily Harvest for this informational, social event.
In the Sweet 16 brackets, Ted is in first place with 30 points and Bill Lee is in second with 25. If Duke wins they will split the pot and if Wisconsin wins then Ted will take it all.
Scholarship Applications available on website:
The club is seeking applicants for this year's Scholarships. The application is available to download from our website's home page. If you know of anyone applying for one please remind them to put some effort into the essay portion of the application and fill in the information completely.
Softball Team Prepares
Well, it is opening day for the Red Sox and it should be a bit warmer. Our Softball team is looking forward to being able to get on the field for Spring Training in a couple of weeks, once the snow leaves and the fields dry up a bit. Coach Tom is looking forward to seeing what he has to work with. Get those gloves out, oiled and loosened up.
Polar Plunge is this Saturday
Barry and Peter reminded us that the Polar Plunge is planned for this Saturday. After being scheduled, rescheduled and more due to the amount of snow, the event is about to take place. Barry can not make it to Saturday so he actually did his plunge off Plum Island last weekend. His plunge was caught on video and he shared it with us at the meeting.
Sheriff Larry Collects $246.00 this week.
Sheriff Larry was so excited to report that he collected $246.00 from the following: Ralph Ardiff $50 for three months in Arizona, Alden for Duke, Bill Lee for waterfront property for sale, Lenny, Gary and Matt for a great Easter, Joe J for welcoming back Joe D., Becky to welcome back Ralph, Bill Nolan and Kevin for opening day, Barry for his Polar Plunge, Larry D for a joke, Tom M 10 for opening day and preparing for spring season for the soft Ball Team. Jason Allain $10 for Wisconsin, Rick 5 towards new Rotary Soft Ball Shirts, Peter is going in the water on Saturday, Judy for the Senior D's 68th wedding anniversary, Ted for Peter going in the water, Larry R for opening Red Sox Day, Joe D. $100 for his 68th anniversary today. Thank you to all. A special congrats to the 68 year wedded couple...............................
Speaker - Barbara Remon - Danvers Food Pantry
Barbara Remon from the Danvers People to People Food Pantry was this weeks speaker. She shared what the Pantry is doing in town and gave some history of how they came about and where and what they are doing now. Over 900 Danvers residents are served by the food pantry, representing 443 households, not including the motel/hotel families. A grant from the Pillsbury Foundation is helping supply the senior population with much needed items. In February alone, the pantry distributed 6,594 pounds of food to the community. Help is given in many ways, not just food. Many are assisted with vouchers for clothing, sneakers for children and emergency assistance when needed. During the holidays the families are supplied with complete holiday meals, turkeys, hams, and all the fixings. At Christmas the Pantry distributes toys and gifts to area children so they will not go without, supplies teens with gift cards and sees that needs are met. For Easter 250 hams, side dishes and gift cards were distributed. For over 60 years the Community Council has honored outstanding volunteers in Danvers. Applications are being accepted for individuals who have given selfishly to the community. These applications can be turned in to Lenny at the Y before April 23rd. The Citizen of the Year will be honored on Wednesday, May 27th, at the Yacht Club. Karen Nelson and Gayle Albani co-chair this event. The food pantry is connected with the Boston Food Bank, which supplies a great amount of food. Donations from the community and pantry shoppers take care of the rest. An increased need for Ensure and Pediasure has grown. Some clients need this and it is very expensive. The Pantry is part of the Danvers Community Council and is totally staffed by volunteers, giving of their time and resources to help the community.
Cards this week were played by Ralph A. and Larry R., both were loooosers. Ralph requested fewer oooooooooos.
I am off to St. Maarten next week so I hope the weather is better when I return.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.