Rotary Club

of Danvers, MA

October 15th, 2018 Rotoracle

Danvers Rotary Bulletin
October 15, 2018
Welcome:  Past President Jacki opened today’s meeting with pledge allegiance
Invocation:  Don Desmond  
Lunch:  Coffee, tossed salad, everything pizza, taco’s, butternut squash soup, and fresh fruit for desert and layered cake
Rotary Moment: 
Visiting Rotarians:  No Visitors
Guests:  Rick Gilmore brought Kristen Tipert as his guest
Guest Speaker:  Tom Jones from The Musary
The Musary is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to motivate, cultivate and inspire people in our community to get involved in - and to stay involved in - music. Through their one-of-a-kind instrument borrowing program, they lend people the musical instruments they want to play and to give them access to the instructors who will help them learn how to play them.
Currently, The Musary has a wide variety of instruments looking to be played by some up-and-coming musicians. And they would love nothing more than to spread the passion for music to everyone in our community.
Currently The Musary has an extensive music library of instruments that are involved in 50 different communities in 8 states.  Danvers alone has over 1000 members that have participated in their programs.  90% of the cliental are ages 9 and up.  Members include beginners and professionals.  Based out of Hamilton MA.  For more information, please visit
  •          Farmers Market – Is official over for the season 
  •          President Jacki – looking for service project ideas for the year.  Berry Tavern last week was a nice night.  Looking forward to the next social gathering
  •          Polar Plunge – If you are interested in representing Rotary at the upcoming plunge – please see President Jacki.  So far we have Jacki, Marybeth and Johnny signed up to take the plunge. 
  •          Dictionary Distribution – this month we will start distributing dictionaries throughout the Danvers Schools and we will need volunteers.  Oct 24, Nov 7, Oct 29 potential days.
  •          Raffles – Don Desmond and Jackie are organizing a couple of Rotary Raffle Fundraisers.  One may be a trip to Italy.  Coming very soon. 
  •          Raffle - 2 tickets to the Bruins, Night at the Bostonian and Dinner at Al Dente.  Only 500 tickets to be sold.  Value is $900.  Drawing will be held on December 13th  Tickets were distributed at today’s meeting. Each member should sell 12 or more tickets to make this event a BIG success.  Thank you to Dan for donating the tickets.
  •          Coat Drive – Matt had some boxes he brought to Rotary.  Those interested in collecting or donating coats please let Matt know.  The coats will be brought to the Salvation Army
  •          Veterans Golf Tournament – Matt updated us on a Golf Tourney at Ferncroft on Nov 12 for those that are interested.    See Matt for details. 
  •          Neil- looking for candidates for the Mayor of Danvers
  •          Rick Gilmore – Upcoming Speakers
    •    October 22nd David Halfand from LifeWise
    •    October 29th Friends Forever
Sheriff’s ReportCollected $71 for the YMCA Camperships and $89 for Rotary Fund
Gary gave $5 for turning on the heat in his house, Jacki $5 for guest speaker, Neil $5 for nice time in Quebec, Rick $5 for guest and guest speaker, Don $5 for new grandson, John $5 for the Bekel Basketball Tourney at the Y, Larry $5 for a sports wknd, Beck, Matt, Tom, Brian and Lenny each gave $5 for the Farmers Market.  Larry R gave $89 for his Bday
Birthdays – Larry Raimondi.  Ralph Ardiff started us off in song
Raffle:  Gary Nangle picked the winning card today.  CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!
Bread Winners:  John and Rick – take home the bread.  WoooooooooHooooooo!!!!!
Take Care
John Somes
Rotarian Bulletin Editor