Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club
Salem Rotary President Claire Kallelis took today's meeting time to inform members of important changes this year. 
One addition that everyone will notice is weekly updates about club initiatives available when members sign in and on their tables. For example, this week Claire provided an updated draft of committee assignments as well as an article about a tragic accident involving a semitrailer truck transporting bees to California to pollinate crops their. You'll recall the recent proclamation focusing on the importance of bees signed by the District and Essex Heritage, and this article kept members up-to-date on the timeliness of this proclamation. 
There is also a new Rotary flag that will be flown outside of the Hawthorne Hotel every Tuesday. A banner provided by Gerrit Bradley will be on display in the lobby as well. We will take a photograph next week in front of the new flag. The club also purchased coins to be given to guests and speakers which Rich Eisner claims are great golf ball markers, as well as welcome packets for new members replacing the signature books that used to be passed around.
Salem Rotarian Mike McLaughlin was also installed as a Assistant District Governor responsible for clubs in Rockport, Marblehead, and Ipswich/Essex. His primary responsibility will be to prod presidents into setting annual goals as well as encouraging them to reach those goals. He noted that the Salem Rotary won a presidential citation for meeting such goals. He will be attending these various clubs' meetings quarterly. 
Claire wrapped up this week's meeting by addressing changes to the committee assignments, which can be seen by clicking below. She then sang Happy Birthday again despite creating a rule about singing it once a month no more than thirty second beforehand. The Spoke staff also hopes our new President will work on her bell ringing game.
Calendar Winner
Hannah Terrio sold by Bill Kielbasa 
Pot: $90 
Players: Jacob and Gerrit

Guests and Visiting Rotarians

 A/V Jack maintains his amazing attendance record and probably should get an honorary membership. 


Lifebridge Dinner
Wednesday, July 13
Ideally we would have ONE more volunteer for the next dinner for Lifebridge tomorrow night. Please contact Kristen Armstrong if you would like to volunteer!


Joanne Scott has an exciting Wednesday ahead of her. She will be going on the Salem Children's Charity Cruise as well as celebrating her 42nd wedding anniversary. Congratulations!
Rich Eisner heroically described his adventures with Rachel Lutts, Tim Clarke, and others on their recent hiking expedition as part of Tabernacle Church's "Church Hike". They ascended to one mountain hut but were forced to abandon their attempt to get to another. Also, his knee hurts.
Gerrit Bradley has been busy the last couple of weeks. He was in New Hampshire to lay his mother to rest. He then had cousins in town for a wedding, went on a picnic, and had the largest fireworks allowed by Tennessee law (which must be quite large) launched from his raft. No bird report this week as all winged species were likely fleeing the sounds of World War III. 
Jason Consalvo continued to pretend that he has any degree of athleticism by going with friends to a Red Sox game and playing in a golf tournament. Unfortunately Bill Kielbasa, the team organizer, was unable to attend. Mark Shaw did play, and used classic levels of profanity which are unfit for the pages of the Spoke. 
Jacob Segal  did not want to speak.
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Member Birthdays
Carolyn Shapiro
July 2
Jen Close
July 2
Atila Macun
July 9
Joanne Scott
July 9
Sherry Leonard
July 10
Rick Jakious
July 14
Jacob Segal
July 25

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Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970
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