Rotary Club

of Danvers, MA

Rotoracle May 21 2018

Posted by Barry Kaplan



Danvers Rotary Bulletin


President Bill welcomed 17 Rotarians today and a Memorial Day parayer was read by Barry.

Like today’s meeting, this will be a short but thrilling report.

First was the announcement of the Tuesday morning (now past) Board meeting at Endicott Park where the final 20 Orchard trees will have been planted, and anyone wishing to participate was invited.

The chess tables planned for the library patio are waiting for the DPW and Peabody Institute to get their timing together but is progressing.

Still not the thrilling part...


No speaker today, Chelsea’s classification is postponed so we moved right along to Dates to remember;


June 13 - The Farmers’ Market opens. We expect a great start with returning and new vendors. Sounds like more food then ever, both cooked and cookable. Bring your friends, relatives and your wallets.


June 16 - The District BBQ at the DYC


June 19 - Our evening ‘thank you’ cruise for up to 70 (?) people out of Salem. Contact Matt to reserve your spot on board. A beautiful sunset and calm waters are nearly guaranteed.


June 26 - (while this is thrilling, especially for Bill, it’s still not it). We will induct Jacqulyn Shambaugh as our President for 2018-19 along with her slate of officers and directors.

Invitations are out, contact Jackie to rsvp by June 16, with your dinner choice;

Tuesday June 26, Pellana Restaurant 530-830. Filet, Roast Chicken, Salmon, cash bar, wonderful setting and dining, $50 pp.


Sheriff Gary collected $84, among the highlights;

Annalie’s gymnast daughter was selected at a recent meet for a special invitation-only training camp - congrats!

Gary celebrated his daughter’s graduation, Rick is off to NJ and NYC for a baseball extravaganza, Matt for his daughter’s dance recital, Larry and Judy both for her upcoming nuptials, Bill for just a little more snow, several of us for the Celtics (we got our wish, one more to go), Alden for another graduation from Gordon College, others for such a nice day, and Tom for another wedding!


Ok, this is it, are you sitting down? There were just four cards left in the raffle. All eyes were on Judy, some of us even hoped she would win to help pay for the wedding..she pulls a Black Ace..but oh no it’s a club! So sad, then as usual, it was Alden’s turn to pull one of the last three cards, and... no again! Now there is no meeting next Monday so in 2 weeks, if the creek don’t rise and there ain’t no meltdown, there Will Be A Winner. It could be you - this should be the biggest attendance meeting of the year, except for the presentation of Larry’s finches and budgies last week, which was loved by all. Bring your tip jar, spare change and tax returns to buy up those tickets. Happy Holiday and Warm Wishes to our veterans for their service.