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This week at rotary...

The Beverly School for the Deaf
Alexandria Gullage plays the role of Transition Coordinator at the Children's Center for Communication at the Beverly School for the deaf. This amazing organization seeks to enhance the lives of deaf and hearing children and their families living with communication and development challenges by providing comprehensive educational and communication-rich programs.
Much of the program is based on individual needs, including instruction and related services, development of employment, community experiences, and acquisition of daily life skills. Alexandria specifically helps in finding volunteer and employment opportunities for the students. The Hawthorne Hotel is one of the employers, and she took some time out to thank Claire Kallelis for the support. Other partners include Beverly Bootstraps, the New England Home for the Deaf, Orange Nails, My Brothers Table, and Cape Ann Animal Aid  Students work on communication skills along with work-related skills.
Prior to working at these sites, students go on a tour to determine if it is a good fit. The proper paperwork then needs to be completed. Student progress must be assessed and monitored. The students learn lifelong skills that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to develop through these programs. 
Alexandria has been a recipient of the Rotary Club of Clearwater (FL) and thanked all Rotarians for what we do.  She emphasized that people can help the organization in many ways. Donate, partner as a community site, promote a disability friendly workplace, provide tours of different work sites, and volunteering are all ways to make a difference. 
This week's meeting began with some technical difficulties that were eventually fixed, Jason Consalvo has been assigned to repair it next time as our new A/V specialist. 
Disregard the "Next Week" below. It can be updated at this moment.


You can now pay for your 50/50 Raffle tickets and Happy Dollars with your credit card. Scan the QR Code and fill out the information on the Toast website. 

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

Today our Club welcomed Jason Lang, guest of Marie Cardillo, and 3 friends of our speaker.

CAlendar winner!

Cathy Reed
Sold by Scott Grover

50:50 Raffle

Pot: $685
Claire Kallelis & Jason Consalvo
No Winners This Week 


  • Joe Amico made his triumphant return to the Salem Rotary. He did not miss us one bit while away on his travels, which included stops in Minnesota and Los Angeles. The most important event, though, that he and Jim finally tied the knot. Congrats Joe!
  • Randy Burba returned from his trip to Jamaica and wanted to thank the Salem Rotary for all of our support. 
  • Mike McLaughlin shared that Marylin Hodge, wife of past Salem Rotary president Ray Hodge, had passed away. He noted that Ray had been the president who started the very successful calendar fundraiser. 

Club Announcements and events

kinky boots

North Shore Music Theater
Wednesday, November 2 
We are waiting for photos from this exiting event as Gerrit and Rick were apparently attending the event together. No news on who paid for the tickets...

Robert C. Wood Memorial heroes celebration

Thursday, November 10th will be our annual Rotary Foundation event, but this year we are renaming it the “ROBERT C. WOOD MEMORIAL HEROES CELEBRATION” in honor and memory of our friend, the late Past District Governor Bob Wood (2018-19). This event will be starting at 5:30 PM at the Danversport. President Claire Kallelis and Mike McLaughlin will be attending and encourage you to join them! The evening will include a social hour, silent auction, dinner, and Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) presentations. Tickets are $75/person.


Next Two Weeks
Salem Rotary
Turkey Drive begins next week which is cash collection for the Salem Moving Market Food Pantry. Rotarians may donate at our next two meetings using sign up sheet.


Wednesday, November 9 at 3:30 pm
Our next LifeBridge dinner next Wednesday. As always, volunteers are needed. Please contact Rick Jakious if you are interested. Rick made a special plea for anyone with experience as he might be unavailable. 
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.
Member Birthdays
Mark Shaw
November 5
David Wescott
November 10
Robert Lutts
November 16
Bill Henning
November 23
Marie Cardillo
November 25
Christopher Casey
November 27
Club Information
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970
United States of America
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