Rotary Club

of Danvers, MA

Rotoracle June 18 2018

Posted by John Somes

Danvers Rotary Bulletin

June 18th, 2018


President Bill welcomed 13 Rotarians today and a invocation was read by Don Desmond.  We had Sheriff Brad Hunt on duty.

Today’s meeting was a special gathering, knowing this was President Dr. Bills last day with the gavel.  The meeting had a good attendance and delicious food.  Great way to start the summer with hot dogs, burgers, soup and assorted salads. 

Today’s Rotary Moment was brought to us from President Elect, Jacqulyn Shambaugh.  Being a part of the District Installation Dinner was her special moment.
Future President Shambaugh Installation dinner will be on June 26th at Pellanas
  • June 26 - 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.
  • The chess tables planned for the library patio are waiting for the DPW and Peabody Institute to get their timing together but is progressing.
  • June 13 - The Farmers’ Market opened. Great start with returning and new vendors. Bring your friends, relatives and your $$ to future gatherings.  Thank you to everyone for getting the signs out promoting the market.  First week had a great turnout.
  • Sunset Cruise went well.  Great crowd and lots of fun was reported.
  • June 28th – Concert at the Rotary Pavilion
  • This week at the Farmers Market the DHS singers will be performing
Committee Reports:
  • Secretary’s Report – Gary Nangle updated us.  We were at 52% attendance throughout the year.  Looking for a President Elect.  There is also an open BOD seat.
  • Treasurers Report – Dan Dougherty - we have $500K in our endowment.  Reminded us that our Centennial celebration is also coming up.
  • Community Service – Becky Killborn – Neal Waldman reported that the Chess Tables  will be installed soon at the library.
  • Membership – Jacqulyn Shambaugh updated us on perspective members.  We have 4 people that are interested in joining.  Looking forward to an increase in September.
  • Foundation Report – Gary Nangle reported the following
    • We have reached 88% of our Annual Program Funds Goals of $3525
    • #of club members 37 active, 20 contributing, 54% contributing
    • We have a number of Paul Harris Follows in our club.  Passed out a sheet identifying those who have achieved this great level.
  • Farmers Market – Matthew Schroeder.
    • 19 Vendors, 36 applicants, July 11 will have backyard growers, $20 per vendor, we offer sponsorships and additional sponsorships will be available
  • Fundraising – Don Desmond updated us on wiffleball, and a number of other fundraising events that took place this year.  All very successful
  • Scholarships – Mary Beth O’Connell
    • $6500 was given out at the DHS Scholarship Night
      • $1000 Joe DeLorenzo Scholarship
      • $1500 Ralph Ardiff Scholarship
      • $4000 Mark Regan Scholarship
President Bill thanks everyone for all their hard work and successes.
Attendance Awards handed out by President Dr. Bill
  • Marybeth O’Connell
  • Don Desmond
  • Jacqueline Shambaugh
  • Tom Standring = Note 52 YEARS of PA
  • Gary Nangle
  • Lenny Mercier
CARDS – Annelie Serios and Tom Standring were our lucky Loosers today
Sheriff Bradley Hunt collected $136, among the highlights;
$50     Gary – Great Fathers Day and Raffle
$20     Bill – Baseball Champs/ son had 14 Strike Outs.  2 shy of a no hitter
$5      MaryBeth – Bills last meeting
$5      Kids Bop Concert with family for fathers day
$5      Annelie – Bills last meeting
$5      Jacqueline – 1 more Board meeting for Bill
$5      Dan D – Great US Open
$3      Alden – Red Sox
$5      Larry – Heat Wave
$5      Neal – Nothing!
$3      Tom – Nothing Special
$5      Brad – 1st Fathers Day
Submitted by John Somes