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Manchester-Essex

Service Above Self

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American Legion Hall
14 Church Street
Manchester, MA  01944
United States
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Member Birthdays:
  • Josephine McCullough
    May 27
  • Courtney Bratica
    May 31
Anniversaries:
  • Heidi Hanson
    Trevor Hanson
    May 2
  • Sarah Willwerth-Dyer
    Mike Dyer
    June 25
 
 
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Diane Lindquist was inducted into the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club at their breakfast meeting, March 30. President Bridget Murray welcomed Diane in a brief ceremony describing Rotary's commitment to "service above self" and reciting Rotary's four-way test: Is it the TRUTH?  Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? The members then welcomed Diane to the club.
 

 
 
Stephanie Clark of Amirah and Christina Bain of Babson College
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club hosted the MERHS Global Issues classes at its February 10 breakfast meeting.  Manchester resident Christina Bain, of Babson College, gave an informative talk on the topic of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Ms Bain discussed the history of national and international legislation designed to stop the exploitation of adults and children worldwide, and as close to home as Peabody, MA.  Guests included faculty members Donna McKay and James Walliman, and Stephanie Clark, Executive Director of Amirah Boston.  Amirah is a non-profit organization located in the Boston area, offering a refuge and transformative whole-person care for survivors of commercial exploitation.
 

 
 
Join us for Sports Night at Seven Central, 6:30-8:30 PM. Bring a guest and potential new members.
  
 

 
Josephine recently attended the Presidents' elect meeting. Next year's theme is "Rotary Serving Humanity."
 

 
 
The annual Polar Plunge to end Polio is next Saturday, Jan 23, 11:15 AM at Long Beach in Gloucester. Participants should arrive early, park at Good Harbor Beach and take the shuttle to Long Beach. Our Club has pledged $250 which will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Click here to donate : https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/polio/ManchesterEssexRotaryClub. When we work together we can accomplish miracles.
 

 
 
Members of the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club welcomed 2 new members to its ranks this morning. Jennifer Doane, an Educational Consultant with Talbot's Inc. and Andy Harris, an Environmental Noise Consultant, both of Manchester, were sworn in by Club President Bridget Murray at the Breakfast Meeting.
 
  
 
 
 
 
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club celebrated Veterans' Day by inviting area veterans to breakfast. Red Bullock, father of member Betsy Bullock, spoke to the assembly about his experience in WWII. Red was in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was determined to become a Navy pilot. He was assigned to the Pacific front. Red commented that WWII was a young man's war; every family was affected by the war. He contrasted today's military, where a few people bear the burden of war, not necessarily a better system.
 
 
 
Manchester-Essex Rotarians send a big thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who helped make this year's Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast a huge success. In addition to the good times had by all, and the memories made, $350 dollars from the raffle will go directly to the scholarship fund, plus proceeds from the breakfast.  The 50/50 raffle winner was a member of the  O'Malley family. Click here for a photo slide show.
 
 
 
The West Beach Cook-out is a popular auction item at our annual spring fund raiser. The lucky winner enjoys a picnic for 15 of his/her family and friends at the exclusive West Beach of Beverly Farms. Rotary members cook burgers, hotdogs, and sausages, served with salads, corn-on-the-cob, and watermelon. The scenery is spectacular. Live music from "Just Like Newman" provides just the right mood for a relaxing evening.
 
 
 
The Manchester-Essex Rotary and the Town of Manchester Parks Department have partnered to replace the handicap-accessible wheelchair for the beach. The wheelchair, which is designed to be used on sand,  is kept at Singing Beach bath house. Anyone needing assistance should speak with a life guard. Rotary is a service organization with over 1.2 million members worldwide. Local members dedicate their time and talent to make a difference at home and abroad. Manchester-Essex Rotary sponsors an Interact Club which is a service organization for young adults at the MERHS. Are you interested in giving back to the community? Join us for a breakfast meeting on Wednesdays, 7:15 AM, at the American Legion Hall.
 
 
 
 
The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club held their 2015 Kentucky Derby Party and Auction.  Over 100 guests, in their best Derby attire, helped raise $18,000. Auctioneers Senator Bruce Tarr, Dave Peterson, Paul Murphy, and Mike Storella stirred the crowd to reach deep into their pockets for a good cause. Proceeds go towards local scholarships as well as other community needs. The Club extends its most sincere thanks to all of the local sponsors, businesses, organizations, and individuals who donated items for auction. 
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
May 04, 2016
Bridget Murray
Kentucky Derby Day Auction Committee Meeting
May 11, 2016
May 25, 2016
Night Meeting
Cape Ann Chamber (tentative - location t.b.d.)
Jun 22, 2016
Night Meeting
Ravenswood Park
Jul 27, 2016
Night Meeting
Maritime Gloucester
Aug 17, 2016