Board of Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile

This week at rotary...

Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
There was no speaker this week as "Nathaniel Hawthorne" had an injury. There was a meeting of the Board of Directors before Rotary as well as time set aside for committees to meet.
There are several upcoming events for Rotarians to be aware of. Dutch Drinks will be Friday, October 21 at the Hawthorne Hotel. Meet in the lobby at 5 pm. Our next Fellowship event will be attending Kinky Boots at the North Shore Music Theater on either November 2 or November 4. The event will be $65 a person and there is the option of meeting at a cash bar beforehand. The District has a dinner recognizing local heroes at Danversport on November 10. Anyone interested in attending should let President Claire Kallelis know. We did nominate a Salem Rotarian as our local hero. On February 7, 2023 our Rotary meeting will be held at Salem High School at the Black Cat Cafe. 
Funds Allocation approved $300 for the Northshore Education Consortium's Festivus 5k for Autism and $3,000 for Friends Forever International. Both contributions were approved by the Board of Directors. 
The Service Projects Committee is getting closer to another great event, tentatively scheduled for February 11, 2023. This will be a build-a-bed event where Rotarians will build at least five beds to be used in our community. Plans are in place for the November dinner. Please contact Rick Jakious if you are interested in helping out with the November dinner. The Boys and Girls Club of Salem is planning on helping out during Rotary's January dinner at LifeBridge.
As mentioned previously, the Salem High School CTE program received a $1,000,000 grant for expansion of program. Internships/Externships will be explored to connect business community to the CTE program.
There is a new concept for Interact called the Interact Café, a fresh idea and a new approach to encourage enrollment in Interact clubs. There will be two local events, one in Marblehead on October 20 and the other in Newburyport on October 19.
President Claire Kallelis did share the sad news that Ray Morley, the President of Ipswich Club, suddenly passed away. Mark Shaw shared some kind words about Mr. Morley and their experiences together in Beverly. 
The Salem Rotary did get a thank you from Plummer House for the grill donation which is used every day. The Book Buddies of Salem also sent a thank you cad saying that they were glad to share program. Finally, the House of Seven Gables thanked the Salem Rotary for the Bronze Sponsorship of the recent Sips by the Sea event. 
Randy Burba is off to Jamaica on Friday. Good luck Randy! We are proud of the good work that you do. 
While our Nathaniel Hawthorne was unable to attend this week, the ghost of Hawthorne did make an appearance, opening the side door several times.
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. 
President Claire Kallelis is looking for prizes to be auctioned off at the upcoming Heroes Celebration (see below). Prizes can be pooled together in basket and auctioned off together. 
This week the Hawthorne Hotel served a delicious autumn quinoa salad with pumpkin bisque, pecan-crusted chicken, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables.  The Bob Anthony Appetizer of the Week was warm bread pudding. 

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

No guests this week.

CAlendar winner!

Jess Acosta
Sold by Joe Amico

50:50 Raffle

Pot: $585
Mike McLaughlin and Leslie Levesque
No Winners This Week 


  • Mike McLaughlin had a great time recent at a new comedy joint called Off Cabot located at 9 Wallis in Beverly. 
  • Randy Burba went to see his son Ryan at Coastal Carolina for a football game. The tailgaiting was quite extensive, beginning as early as 6 am at certain fraternities. Apparently Miller Lite was the drink of choice, and people could move between parties with bags of booze provided that they did not enter a property with an open container!
  • Jason Consalvo offered a "cliffnotes" version of discussions regarding the four ballot questions at the North Shore Chamber of Commerce meeting. Honestly, we fell asleep during his report and have no summary, but we are sure it was riveting. 
  • Gerrit Bradley had an interesting stay for parents weekend at Skidmore to see Willa. Gerrit was allowed to select where to stay, likely for the last time. He chose a price efficient option without reading the reviews, onvisouly his first mistake. Since they were arriving late to the Springs Motel, the proprietor taped their room key to the outside of the office. The room had dirty sheets, so Liz and Gerrit had to buy new shets. Liz spoke her mind to the manager before leaving a scathing review of the hotel after hearing from the cleaning lady that the room had not been cleaned in quite some time. It might have been better if Liz had left the review after they had left the motel, not the day before. Gerrit did have a word of advice- do not use blacklights to inspect a hotel or motel room. Anyways, Willa will be in Boston this weekend for the Head of the Charles. 
  • Vaktoria Talebian saw a hair in a sink in a hotel room. Different standards for different Rotarians. 

Club Announcements and events

dutch drinks

Hawthorne Hotel Lobby
October 21 at 5 pm
Join us for another night of Dutch Drinks. Because of the wildness of October, we will be gathering in the lobby of the Hawthorne Hotel before heading upstairs to a quieter and more exclusive room. 

kinky boots

North Shore Music Theater
November 2 or November 4
Another night of fun and fellowship. Viktoria is collecting votes for which evening works best, so if you have a preference be sure to let her know. More details to follow!

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 and we hope that many of you will be attending. The evening will include a social hour, silent auction, dinner, and Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) presentations.
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
Diane Pabich
September 5
Kristen Armstrong
September 6
Richard Blazo
September 6
Rinus Oosthoek
September 15
Jason Consalvo
September 16
Upcoming Speakers
Oct 25, 2022
Global Health Activist
View entire list
Club Information
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970
United States of America
If you are interested in learning more about Salem Rotary, please email
District Site
Venue Map