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Salem
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA  01970
United States
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Meeting 3-31-20
 
SEE IMPORTANT MESSAGE IN CLUB BUSINESS SECTION.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
50-50 RAFFLE
 
 

CALENDAR RAFFLE
 
 
 
 
  
     
                      
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VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
 
Alexander Falk, Assistant Governor, attended our Zoom meeting.
 
 
 

FINES AND RECOGNITIONS
 
Greg Niemy discussed donating the Freshman Fund to a relevant COVID19 fund.
 
Joanne Scott said the Boys & Girls Club is able to connect to families with Zoom.
 
Kathleen told us the PEMPALS sing-along is online.
 
Bruce Whear was asked if his improv troop could perform a Zoom show.
 
Marie Cardillo is balancing working all day at home and keeping in touch and supporting her 97 year old mother.
 
Viktoria Talebian has collected two truckloads of PPE items from her circle of practitioners to help medical workers on the front lines. She is doing another collection drive that she hopes to deliver to Beverly Hospital in honor of Don Kelly.
 
Liz Bradt has collected surgical gowns and masks and donated them to the Salem police station. She also mentioned she has now seen a purple gallinule (which Gerrit Bradley mentioned he saw while visiting his parents in Siesta Key, FL).
 
Leslie Levesque is amazed at her school community – parents and kids coming together for this new foray into remote learning.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CLUB BUSINESS
 
Dear Club members,
 
We will be having our meetings online through ZOOM, and you are invited to join and participate. 
 
The ZOOM program that we are going to use is owned by the Tabernacle Church and has been set up by our own Reverend Joe Amico. If we decide to continue with the ZOOM program, the Club may purchase or lease its own platform in the future.
 
The steps are for the most part are simple. A laptop with a camera lens is best for use. A desktop computer or cell phone can be used, but you will receive audio only. 
 
Click on the link provided below. You then allow the application to download to your computer which happens quickly. When ZOOM first opens you need to click on the video camera symbol on the bottom left to receive a visual. You then may need to click on the gallery #  symbol (perhaps top right) to enter the “Brady Bunch” format to see all members. Rev. Joe will have all on mute to begin.
 
 
Joe will be there to try to help those unfamiliar with the process.  Given the potential for 30-40 people to be on, Joe will mute everyone except the person speaking (Otherwise we’d have chaos).  So be sure you say something like “Now I’m going to turn the meeting over to………” so Joe can unmute that person.  If there are a lot of participants, Joe will need a few seconds to find them and unmute them. 
 
Join Zoom Meeting By Computer:
 
Meeting ID: 874 090 020
Password: 515536
 
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+16465588656,,874090020# US (New York)
 
Join the meeting by phone:    +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 874 090 020
 
Rev. Joe Amico, Pastor
Tabernacle Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
50 Washington St.
Salem, MA 01970
 
Mike informed us of Don Kelly’s passing. Don was a fixture of the Beverly Rotary Club and great fellow who worked our live auction. The Beverly Rotarians created a seventy car drive by his house to honor him.
 
The North Andover Rotary Club is conducting a food drive to support the Lawrence area.
 
Joe Amico spoke about the scholarships and how he is handling the materials over email where in the past it was physical. Beth Alexander has been a great help in contacting guidance counselors. Based upon the COVID situation, Zoom meetings may have to take place with the applicants.
 
 
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BIRTHDAYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy March birthday to:
  • John Fisher on March 1st
  • Bill Kielbasa on March 6th
  • Bob Anthony on March 17th
 
 
 
 
 
 

SPEAKER OF THE WEEK
 
The club initiated its first virtual meeting at 12:15pm this Tuesday. Joe Amico offered the Tabernacle’s Zoom video conferencing service for our use. Mike McLaughlin began with the pledge of allegiance and Joe Amico with a prayer to lend a semblance of tradition to our digital meeting.
 
Alex Falk, Assistant Governor for our District, joined our meeting to discuss both Rotary’s and our District’s ambitious fundraising objectives. He opened up with a picture of a well in Burkina Faso that was finished two years ago with the help of funds from our Club and the District. Rotary is hoping to raise $400M across its 1.2 million members.
 

NEXT WEEK'S SPEAKER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
       
 
 
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Please email all announcements to be added to The Spoke to SalemRotaryClub@yahoo.com by noon on Wednesday.  Also, feel free to contact any of the committee members listed below.

Committee Chairperson and Editor:  Dave Wescott

Committee Members:  Gerrit Bradley,Scott Grover, Rick Jakious, and Patty Pace