Last week we held our monthly dinner meeting at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, and the Executive Director KD Montgomery spoke to us about the museum's quest for a grant from the Smithsonian Institute for preserving the heritage of Essex as part of the rural community initiative.  She then gave an impromptu history of shipbuilding at the location of the museum.  Dinner was catered by Ripple on the Water located just next to the museum in Essex and it was delicious - please put them on your list of restaurants to try out soon. 
We were also fortunate to induct two new members at the meeting, Kawehi Morrison and Robert Scott. 
Kawehi grew up in Hawaii and was a Rotary Member in the Kapaei Club in the late 90's thru 2003.
She is the Associate Executive Director of the greater Beverly YMCA. Robert is well known to the club as he has been attending events regularly with his wife club member Stacey Scott.  Robert is an electrical inspector for the north east region of Massachusetts.  Please welcome them both to our club!  Pictured above is Jack Costello, club president, Kawehi, Robert and Tim Collins, membership director.  We were delighted as well to host at least 8 people who attended as interested in learning more about Rotary and our club.  Thanks Tim, Sarah, Marcia, Rob, Stacey and Jack for bringing along these new faces.