Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club

This week at Rotary... 

EarlyAct Officers and Board Update
This week Leslie Levesque introduced the new officers of the EarlyAct Club from the Phoenix School. President Joe had the privilege of swearing them in near the Four-Way Test Banner. 
President Charlie introduced each officer, and they shared their vision for the next Rotary year. The officers include: President Charlie
Vice President Corinna
Treasurer Arlo
Clerk Alice
President Joe and members of the Board provided updates from today's meeting. Treasurer Bill Henning shared the budget. Funds Allocation Co-Chair Jason Consalvo shared that the Board voted to support Friends Forever at a $3000 level and the Festivus 5K run at a $300 level. He added that the Club will be collecting money for Thanksgiving support to North Shore Moving Market as we have done in recent years. President Joe noted that the board also voted to match up to $500 in donations made by Salem Rotarians to the Ipswich Watershed Project that we heard about last week. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact Bill Henning for more information. Marie Cardillo shared that the board voted to adopt Rotary International's Diversity Equity and Inclusion statement. President Joe read the statement, which is included below for your reference. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement

At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

Jack Kiernan our resident A/V guy attended along with Jim Dillon, guest of Marie Cardillo,  and Lisa Peterson and the officers of the Phoenix School Early Act Club, guests of Leslie Levesque

CAlendar winner!

Brian Kennedy
Sold by Calendar Committee 

50:50 Raffle

This week's raffle included:
Pot: ???
Players: Jason Consalvo and a Phoenix School Student
No winners this week!
WHat The four way test means to me
Jane Stirgwolt spoke about the 4-way test this week. Service and Rotary have always been important to Jane and her family. One part of Rotary that has really struck Jane is our partnership with Friends Forever and how their work supports the four-way test. She expressed how she was thrilled to learn about the US component of Friends Forever that is kicking off this year.  Joanne Scott is set to speak next week.  

Yours in service

A reminder that the Rotary Club of Salem has volunteered to host Lifebridge Dinner the second Wednesday every other month. It's easiest for member who volunteer to select a course to help make, and to plan on serving about 80 people. Please contact Kristen Armstrong or Jane Stirgwolt if you would like to volunteer.


Jason Consalvo told of Graham's birthday party success that had multiple themes throughout. 

Bill Henning announced the publishing of Thomas’ book. All are welcome to the launch party at the Hawthorne scheduled for November 1. 

John DiPiano shared the successful survivorship of his wife and brother-in–law to cancer.  

Garrett Bradley celebrated his anniversary with Liz while visiting their daughter Willa at Skidmore College.

Club Announcements

November 5 
Don't miss out on the laughs with our very own Bruce Whear's improv troupe! This Pay Your Way (PYO) event with Accidently on Purpose (AOP) is a two-part event in Peabody. First, Rotarians will meet at La Siesta at 3 Main Street, Peabody, where you may purchase and enjoy beverages and snacks of your choice at 6:15 PM. Second, we will head around the corner to the Black Box Theatre at 22 Foster Street when doors open at 7:30 PM for an 8 PM show. Half of the proceeds from this performance will support the Northeast Arc. Tickets are $22 (including service fee). Click here to purchase your tickets. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can reserve enough space at the restaurant and save seats at the theatre so we can laugh together. RSVP here.
Holiday Party
December 3
Save the date! More details to come!
Dickens Classic Trolley Ride
December 15 at 7 pm
December's social calendar is filling up, so save the date. We will begin the evening with appetizers and drinks at Finz before this classic ride!
Click the link below to log into the weekly club meeting via Zoom. 
Upcoming Speakers
Oct 26, 2021
Friends Forever
Nov 02, 2021
Nov 09, 2021
Veteran's Day talk / Don't Ask Don't Tell
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Member Birthdays
Jane Stirgwolt
October 2
William Golden
October 9
Robert Conley
October 11
James Bailey
October 15
Glen Niemy
October 17
Randall Burba
October 21
Timothy Clarke
October 23
Claire Kallelis
October 27
Board of Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Russell Hampton
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Salem, MA 01970
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