Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club

this week at Rotary

City Councilor

CEO Endless Energy

This week at Rotary we had two speakers, Jeff Cohen from Ward Five and Matt Kidd from Endless Energy. 
Jeff spoke first, regretfully not seeing Mark Shaw in attendance (Mark did attend via Zoom). He did briefly mention that the city had a long way to go to address housing, but that he was proud of how Salem has been addressing environmental issues. Salem residents will be allowed to grow and sell plants on their own properties, for example. Not only is this good for the environment, it does help to address food insecurity in the city. Other ordinances will help protect beautiful wetlands and focus on green housing initiatives. The current Green Building Ordinance will require municipal buildings to be environmentally friendly. Jeff is looking to add an additional ordinance that would address non-municipal buildings. The obvious goal is to reduce the carbon footprint of Salem. The councilor close by explaining that making properties environmentally sustainable does have an added upfront cost, but that there are great long term savings. 
Matt Kidd, the CEO of Endless Energy, spoke next. The goal of Endless Energy is decarbonization. The company focuses on making existing properties more energy efficient through air source heat pumps. They are the largest installer of such heat pumps in Massachusetts. These systems are efficient both in terms of cost and energy. The upfront cost is aided by rebates available in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts has a goal of converting millions of homes by 2030, and Endless Energy fits into those goals. Matt did address concerns, such as the functionality of the systems in cold weather as well as certification and training. For more information, go to their website 
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The four way test

Rich Eisner delivered what must have the most succinct reflection on the Four Way Test in Salem Rotary history. He briefly noted how the test has served as a guiding principle for him personally, professionally, and in the community. It was a short and sweet speech.
Calendar Winner
Lillian Guilmartin sold by Ryan Guilmartin (rigged!)
Pot               $685
Players        Rinus Oosthoek and Matt Ingram
No winner this week!

Guests and Visiting Rotarians

Today our Club welcomed Leanne Smith from the Bentley School and AG Martha Mauser. AV guru Jack Keirnan was also there to keep us connected to our Zoom friends!


Lifebridge Dinner
Wednesday, July 13
Volunteers are needed for the next dinner for Lifebridge. Please contact Jane Stirgwolt if you would like to volunteer!
Boys & Girls Club Event
Friday, June 10
Save the date! More information on this service event will be available soon!


  • Matt Ingram was happy to be back and to report on the birth of a new baby girl. Congrats and welcome back!
  • Kristen Armstrong also made a return to Salem Rotary this week! She did tell the unfortunate story of falling down the stairs and needing to be rescued by Salem FD. Happily she did tell the fireman that he was very handsome.
  • Jason Consalvo was in a very braggadocious mood. First, he missed last week because because he was busy taking batting practice at Fenway. He also claimed to hit his first eagle in golf. The normal caveat about bankers not being able to count applies. 
  • Bill Henning followed up on last week's happy dollars to report on the trip from San Diego to Arixona, and that only one person responded to the Facebook post (and they shall remain nameless). 
  • Liz Bradt attended the North Shore CDC soiree last week, which was quite the event. She also kindly volunteered to offer mentorship to help people starting their own businesses. 
  • Joe Amico had a wonderful and relaxing time in Provincetown with Jim. If he is not at the next Rotary meeting, it is because he is on the list to have cataract surgery. 
  • Rich Eisner had a great time in Ireland. He was somehow even able to find good food, though unfortunately he "left his money there"!
  • Bruce Whear was happy to report that Heidi had a great trip to Chicago with her son. In the meantime, Bruce had fun driving around his new truck.
  • Gerrit Bradley was not to be outdone and took his antique car out. He did explain that it only cost him $85 to fill the tank, but did not include the important information about the size of the tank! He did have a great dinner with an old friend at The Landing in Marblehead. 

Upcoming events

Rotary Auction and Installation
June 16, 2022 at 6 pm
Hawthorne Hotel
Two great events in one! Please join us for this amazing evening of fun, fellowship, and all things Rotary. We will celebrate the incoming president for next year, Claire Kallelis, while also raising funds for our many great causes! Attendance forms will be passed around on Tuesday. 
Use the Zoom link below to attend Salem Rotary from any computer or mobile device.
Upcoming Speakers
May 31, 2022
Happenings at the State House
Jun 07, 2022
Jun 14, 2022
The Everglades and other adventures
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Member Birthdays
Jeffrey Holloran
May 4
Steven Zrike
May 10
John Walsh
May 14
Francesca Little
May 22
Patty Pace
May 27

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