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Danvers, MA  01923
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Wow, busy week this week.  First we had our meeting on Monday with a very good speaker, followed by a fun time on Tuesday night, at our Installation Dinner at the Salem Country Club.  
 
This will be a relatively quick Rotoracle so I will begin with upcoming events to note:
 

Upcoming Events:

  • District Installation Dinner - Thursday, June 29th, Danversport, See Gary if interested in attending.  Usually a very good take.
  • Rotary Band Concert - Thursday, June 29th, Rotary Pavilion
  • Rotary Navy Band Concert, August 7th
  • Bocce Tournament tonight at the Endicott Park, 5:30 PM.  Thursday, June 22nd.
  • Rotary Annual Reports Meeting, Monday, June 26th, noon Danversport
  • Whiffleball Tournament, August 5th, Saturday.
  • Farmer's Market - Every Wednesday Evening.

Whiffleball Tournament

Dan reminded us that the tournament is fast approaching and the committee is looking for team and tent sponsors for the event.  Usually there are about 40 teams, many paid for by sponsoring businesses and individuals.  Cost to sponsor a team is $250.00.  Always a great event, this tournament is a nice community event.  Plan on attending, playing or helping.
 

Campership Program Funded

This year three children from Danvers will be attending Camp Rotary, an overnight camp in Boxford, through Danvers Rotary sponsorship.  At this week's board meeting the board approved $5,000 to go to the campership program to send Danvers youth to the Y's camp on Stiles Pond in Boxford.  Both programs are wonderful at giving opportunities to our local youth.  
 

Dues are Due

Each Rotarian should have received their bill for this year's dues.  Please get them in asap so the club can remain in good standing.  This is also a great time to make your contribution to the Rotary International Foundation.  Why not include your donation with your dues, that is how I do mine each year and then I don't forget to contribute.  Ideally if every Rotarian gave $100 or more each year, the work that could be done around the world would be unbelievable.  Please consider this.....
 

Speaker, Emily Kearns - Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

Emily gave an overview about her passion to help those with Dementia.  Attached you will find a couple of handouts about this Massachusetts Initiative.  The main theme is to make businesses, restaurants, and services dementia friendly.  Training people on how to assist others with this area.  She did a wonderful job and spoke about Memory Cafes in the state.  Emily is involved in one of these Cafe's in the Merrimack Valley and is working with the North Andover YMCA on programs for those with Dementia.  Like I said, Ms. Kearns is very passionate about her well deserving cause.  Great speaker.
 
Cars were play by Bill and Suzanne, both were loooooooosers.  Boy do I hate it when that happens...... RIGHT!
 

Installation Dinner - Salem Country Club

Bill's Night A Success

 
 
There were a lot of thank you's going around at the Installation Dinner.  Tom Standring did an outstanding job, as usual, installing the directors and officers of the club for this 2017-2018 Rotary Year.  Great food, a few good drinks and a wonderful social time was had be everyone in attendance.  Newly inducted President Bill Nolan talked about all the great accomplishments that Mary Beth had completed and how she will be a hard act to follow.  Bill's thrust will be on solving local and non-local issues.  He challenged each of us to come up with a problem that Rotary can help solve during this next year.  He is a man with a mission and want's our help.......  I believe we are for it.   Mary Beth surely did a stand up job this year.  
 
Upcoming meetings:
 
July 10th, will be our Scholarship meeting, when we give out the checks and hear about the recipients.
 
July 17th will be the Friends Forever Meeting with the youth come and talk about their conflicts around the world.  
 
Don't forget that this Monday, June 26th we will have the reports from the committee's as to what accomplishments have been completed this year.
 
Money collected by the sheriff this week were attributed to the great Rotary year, led by Mary Beth and the upcoming year with Bill.  Also some for the weather, weekend and such.
 
See you all on Monday,
 
Enjoy your weekend,
 
Lenny
 

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

      - George MacDonald

 
 
June 12th Rotoracle Worthy Notes:
 
First: We are meeting this Monday, June 19th, noon at the Yacht Club.  Please plan on attending.  Speaker will be Emily Kearns, Jewish Family and Children's Service.
 
So, this week the weather was great, the harbor is full of boats and the heat is on.  President Mary Beth opening the meeting and brought us up to date on everything that was happening with Danvers Rotary.  Last week Four Reagan Scholarships and One Ardiff Scholarship were awarded at the Senior Event.  A North Shore Community Scholarship is also being awarded this year that will be $1,000 each of three years for a total of $3,000 being given to the recipient.  This is wonderful to help these individuals move forward with education.  Well done Danvers Rotarians. The Danvers Rotary Trust awarded two checks recently, one to the Senior Center and the other to help sponsor the Playground at the Great Oak School.  Great to see Jason "Hollywood" Allain with us this week.  Missed you Jason.    Meal this week was an indoor cookout; hamburgers, hotdogs, all the fixins and great company.  Who could want for more........
 
The Town of Danvers has a large senior population who take advantage of the many programs provided at the Danvers Senior Center located on Stone Street. Danvers Rotary is pleased to support the seniors, and recently presented the Senior Center with a check for $10,000 for two new vans, which will provide transportation to seniors in Danvers.  The vans transport senior citizens to medical appointments, adult day care, shopping, and educational trips. 

Upcoming Dates To Remember:

Softball Game, Wednesday, June 14th

This Wednesday's game is in Chelsea under the Bridge.  Coach Tom is looking for everyone wanting to play to get in touch with him.  Tom also reported that the Softball Picnic is planned for all teams to come to Danvers on July 17th.  Two fields are booked and everyone will get to play.  He is calling alums to come and play and if they don't want to play they can attend and encourage their team.  All Rotarians can take part in this picnic.  
 

Danvers Rotary Installation Dinner - Bill's Night - June 20th

Have you signed up to attend this year's Installation Dinner.  It is being held June 20th, in the evening, at the Salem Country Club.  Last year Mary Beth had it at the Salem Country Club and it was a fun night and this year should be no different.  Bill Nolan will be taking over the gavel and Mary Beth will be retiring.  What a great year we had with Rotary.  Surely Bill is planning a fun year as well.  If you have not signed up for the event, call Bill ASAP so you can get on the list.  
 

District Rotary Installation Dinner - June 29th, at Danversport

Thursday, June 29th, the District Installation Dinner will be held at Danversport.  Sheryl Meehan, District Governor from our Danvers Club, will be finishing up her year as Governor of our fine District.  Sheryl has done a great job this year with Rotary, always on the go and working hard to make our District the best.  Can you keep a secret????? Larry D will be receiving a special award at the June 29th Dinner.  Don't worry, Larry does not get the Rotoracle so he won't see this, but don't tell him........  Sure would be good if we could get a couple of tables of Danvers Rotarians for this event to show support for both Sheryl and Larry.  Gary Nangle is looking for Rotarians to let him know if they can attend.  Email Gary at gpnangle@nangleengineering.com to let him know you want to attend.  
 

Rotary Board Meeting - June 20th

This months Board meeting will be held at North Shore Bank on Tuesday, June 20th at 8:00 AM.  This is a great way to make up for a missed meeting and is also a great way to see what actual business goes on with Rotary.  
 

Band Concert - June 29th at the Pavilion

Danvers Rotary is sponsoring the Band Concert on Thursday, June 29th, by the Danvers Library.  POP DISASTER is the band playing.  Soon to be President Bill Nolan tells us that they are a family friendly band that plays all types of music from old to tunes from today.  Rotarians not attending the District Installation should show up at the Band Concert to support our efforts there.  
 

U.S. Navy Band Concert is planned for Monday, August 7th

Larry Raimondi is in contact with the Navy Band and firming up the details.  Presently planned for the 7th of August, this band of 18 to 22 pieces from Newport Rhode Island is surely to give another unforgettable concert for the Danvers Community.  Thank you Larry for putting this together.  
 

Bocce Tournament - Service Clubs

This year's Bocce Tournament is planned for Thursday, June 22nd and is sponsored this year by the Danvers Lions Club.  I believe the Tournament will be held at Endicott Park and will feature Chick-fil-A, and more.  Usually we meet around 5:30 to 6:00, directly after work and the cost is usually $10.00   Surely if you have Bocce balls you should bring them to the tournament.  
 

Danvers Rotary Annual Meeting

On Monday, June 26th, we are having our Annual Meeting, which usually means report time for Committee Chairs.  If you are a committee chair please get your report together to update the club on what your committee has been doing this year.  
 

Shelly is Riding for Emmaus House

Shelley is looking for sponsors for her riding for the Emmaus House in Haverhill on July 23rd.  Let her know if you can support her efforts.
 

Whiffleball Tournament - August 5th

Dan reported that this year's Tournament is set for August 5th, Saturday, at the Danvers High School.  He is looking for people and businesses to sponsor teams at $250.00 a team.  They will find people to play.  Always a fun time, this event does well at raising money for the cause.
 

Dues Bills going out this week:

Treasurer Dan reported that the Dues Bills are going out this week.  Please get your dues in ASAP so we can meet our obligations with Rotary International, the District and anyone else we need to pay.  Mary Beth also said that she will be getting out the quarterly meal bills for those who are in that plan.
 

Sheriff Tom collected $107.00

This week's collections included Gary for being low on cash, MaryBeth $10 for accounts payable, Jim J. 5 for summer time in the city, Larry R for his grand daughter's new job, Bill Nolan for good weekend and Field Hockey, Ralph 5 for being back, Tom Standring was sorry about Ralph's Golf Game, Dan D. 5 for DHS Victory tonight, Barry for the new faces, Rick Gilmore for Mary Beth's great year, Bill L $10 for the next meeting that we have at Berry Tvern, Alden for the good time, Shelley 5 for riding for the shelter, Jacki 5 for Good Harbor Beach day with kids, Neal for adding a trip to Vietnam to his bucket list, Lenny for summer finally arriving, Suzanne for the good weather and Karen N. for summa.....   Many thanks to all.......
 
Cards were played by Shelly and Bill Nolan.  Sorry to report that they were both looooooooooooooooooooooooooooosers!  Not really sorry but sounds good.
 
Enjoy your week and plan on being at our club meeting Monday, at the Yacht Club at lunch.
 
Lenny
 

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

- Mohandas Gandhi

The market is back and better than ever Hay nah Hey Nah the markets back!!!
Happy Birthday to Danvers Rotary and for 94 years of "Service Avove Self"
Congratulations to Ted Speliotis, Danvers High and all the employers you made this successful Career Day!!!
 
Check out what Danvers Rotary has been supporting in the community!
From February 1st - February 14th Danvers Rotary will be collecting coats (New or Gently Worn) to donate to local groups in need.  A portion of the coats will benefit Family Promise of the North Shore and the remaining coats will be donated to the Salvation Army.  With some cold days ahead a great way to feel warm inside is to do a good deed to help out someone in need.  
 
Coats can be dropped off at the following Rotary businesses:
North Shore Bank(Mary Beth O'Connell) - 48 Elm St
Salem 5 Bank(Brad Hunt) 85 High Street
Century 21 North Shore Realtors(Anne Casale-Skinner) - 98 High St
Danvers High School - At Front desk - attention Jackie White
New England Home for the Deaf (Shelley Silverman)
 
If you have any questions please contact our Drive Chair:
Shelley Silverman
 
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Danvers Rotary has been serving this community since 1923....but the club continues
to evolve to meet the changing needs of our town and our members.
 
 
Here is what you need to know about Danvers Rotary in 2016:

Salem Village Wiffle® Tournament 2016

 

Big rush to get ready.  Rotarian's doing what they do best.

Unbelievable Bounce House for the kids.  Caught some adults trying but turned away.....

John Archer sings the National Anthem, getting ready for the games.

And the games began.  What fun.....

 

More pictures:

Rotarian Rick Gilmore trying to recapture his youth.  Looking good.

Captain of the Danvers Y team, Joe Pauline, playing the game.

More Rotarian's working the event, making sure everyone had their coffee and shirts.

Give me your best pitch....

 
These are just a few of the pictures from the day.  Watch for a slide show once we get everyone's pictures.  
 
Many thanks to everyone that helped make the day a success.  What a fun time.  We were very fortunate that the weather held throughout the event.  
 
Dan Doherty did a wonderful job as Tournament Chairman.  His committee made the event successful.
 
Lenny
 

District Governor Sheryl

   Addresses Her Home Club

2016-2017 District Governor Sheryl Meehan had her official visit this week, Assistant Governor Kang Yu, from the Saugus Club.  For her real job, Sheryl works in Danvers as the Director of Volunteer Services at Care Dimension.  She tells me that she can be a bit shy and was even a bit nervous addressing us, her home club.  I understand because I can be a bit shy myself, hard to believe but it is true.  You would have never known that by her presentation.  Governor Sheryl has more energy and she encourages everyone to have it as well.  As a Rotarian to look up to she admits that she did not join Rotary to do service, she joined because she thought it was a group to have fun and share time with.  Well she was right for the right reasons. Individuals who possess her amount of energy and join to have fun do the best work.  Service to your community and to the world can not only be rewarding but can be and should be fun.  After all if you did not enjoy helping others why would you continue to do it.  
 
I am sure that the reason she is Governor is that people are drawn to her personality.  That personality makes doing service projects fun and I am sure that volunteering with Care Dimensions must be fun as well.  She is so excited about her year and mentioned that the District Conference Event will be held this year in Salem, close to home.  She spoke about how Rotary is doing so many great things and encouraged us to be as involved as we can and if we had any questions to ask them and she will get Kang Yu to find the answers for us.  Rotary Serving Humanity is this year's theme and Sheryl want our District's theme to be Rotary is Magical.  She is convinced that there will not be any polio cases found this year and we are on the road to finishing this project.  
 
The Polar Plunge is on for this year and clubs are challenging each other.  It is the 100th anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation.  In 1917 the first donation to the Foundation was $26.50  Governor Sheryl is asking everyone to dig deep and add this amount to your regular contribution to help bring it over the top.  A Rotoplast mission is also planned for this year, in October.  Sheryl spoke about how our club is serving and having fun at the same time.  Listing the Food Project, the Danvers Mayor, the WiffleBall Tournament, the Veterans Memorial, Pavilion and much more.  She is proud to have Danvers as her home club.
 
We are proud to have her with us as well.  Congrats Sheryl.  Have fun and enjoy your year......................
 

Wiffle Ball Tournament!!!

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3rd Annual Wiffleball Tournament Announced

 
 

Danvers Rotary Tournament is set for August 6th

 


Salem Village Wiffle® Ball Tournament was held in August 2014 & 15 and proved to be a great addition to the club's fundraising events.  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 two years.  Now plans are complete for the 3rd tournament on Saturday, August 6th.  Rotary has plans for this year's tournament to be bigger and even better that last year.
The committee is hard at work making sure that everything will be ready.  The food is ordered, the fields are mapped out and the teams are being put together.  Looking to play?  Click on the link below and register your team.  Looking to get your business or name seen, then click below to see how you can sponsor or take out an ad.  
 
All funds raised go to programs and projects that benefit the community and beyond.  
 
Check out the special site set up for this Salem Village Wiffle® Ball Tournament.
 
 

 

Click here for more information. 

ROTARIANS HONORED FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

 
Danvers Rotarians Tom Standring and Bill Lee were honored with District Governor's Service Awards for Rotary Service with the Danvers Club for Fifty Years.  As seen in the photo from left to Right are Tom Standring, Rotary International Director Julia Phelps, Bill Lee and Club President Mary Beth O'Connell.  RI Director Julia Phelps presented the awarded for District Governor Sheryl Meehan, who was away vacationing.  Tom Standring has been just about everything in the club over the years and continues to collect weekly funds and does anything he is asked to do.  He serves as the Assistant Treasurer for our Rotary District as well.  Recently Tom and Larry Raimondi took first place in the joint Bocce Tournament with the Danvers Kiwanis and Danvers Lions Clubs.  Truly he is a great Rotarian, athlete and community citizen.  Bill Lee has spent a a great deal of his time over the years serving the Danvers Rotary Club though the club officer positions, fundraising, served many terms on the Board of Directors and has done anything he has been asked to do, with a smile.
 
Both were honored with Citations from the House, awarded by Representative Ted Speliotis.
 
 True Rotarians have a hard time saying no to whatever is asked of them.  These two men fit that description of being True Rotarians.  I believe there are a couple of other Rotarians that will also be recognized.  Watch for more details.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO ROTARY

Four scholarships were awarded at the Danvers Rotary Club's July 11th, 2016 meeting.  President Mary Beth O'Connell stands proudly with, from left to right, Melissa Freed, Abigail Armstrong, Jason Thompson and Riley Thomson.  Melissa Freed was awarded the Ralph E. Ardiff Award and will be attending McGill University in the Fall.  Abigail Armstrong was awarded the Mark Reagan Award and will be attending University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Jason Thompson was awarded a Mark Reagan Award and will be attending Tufts University.  Riley Thomson was awarded a Mark Reagan Scholarship and Riley will be attending Roger Williams University in September.  All four recipients were in attendance, with their parents to receive their awards.  The Danvers Rotary Club is proud to be able to help these top students.  The club wishes them the best while they begin their higher education, preparing for their future.

2016-2017 Danvers Rotary

Officers & Directors Induction Dinner

Can you believe another year has past and we are beginning the new year of club projects and activity.

Mary Beth O'Connell was sworn in as President, by District Assistant Treasurer, Tom Standring, on Tuesday, June 21st at the Salem Country Club.  
 
Here are a few pictures from the fun evening at the Salem Country Club.
  
I included a couple of selfies as newly inducted President Mary Beth requested that we take these for marking our history.
 
Congrats Mary Beth.  Looking to a great year............
       

Rotary Team Wins At Bocce

Larry Raimondi and Tom Standring did a stand up job, representing our club in the Service Club Bocce Tournament, held on Tuesday, June 28th, at Endicott Park.  This team worked hard, defeating the Kiwanis team of Richard Gilmore and Frank Hershede, who in the past were unbeatable.  Tom and Larry's skills helped them through the first round.  The team then squeezed by the other Rotarian team (Rick and Lenny) in the second round.  These two skillfully beat the Lions in the final round.  Tom Strandring must have some Italian blood with the way he tossed the ball and Larry being the experience bocce player, represented the club quite well.
 
Great job you two.
 
  
 
 

NAVY BAND CONCERT

On June 30th, the Navy Band, from Newport, RI will entertain the Danvers Community with a concert beginning at 7:00 PM.  Sponsored by the Danvers Rotary Club, this concert will help lead off this year's Family Festival.  Rotarian Larry Raimondi arranged for the Navy Band to return this year.  The concert will feature the complete group playing Patriotic Tunes along with a smaller group from the Navy Band entertaining with top 40 hits.  This is a great concert for the entire family.  Come on down to the Rotary Pavilion, on the Library Lawn, by the Mill Pond.  

 
 
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