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This week at rotary...

Jen Close
Evening Meeting
This week at Rotary, we had a wonderful evening meeting at the historic Hawthorne Hotel. Jen Close got things started with the opening bell and the Pledge of Allegiance to help prepare for the transition to the next Rotary year. We had a specialty drink, an Aperol Spritz, served this week. Most of the time was spent networking and socializing. 
This Week in Baseball:
Mike McLaughlin won a bottle of wine due to his birthdate. Many Rotarians took part in the recent shelf stocking at the Salem Pantry. 
From the Committees:
Auction Committee: Last week was an amazing auction. About $34,000 was netted for scholarships. 
Scholarship Committee: they interviewed 14 candidates earlier on Tuesday. It was an amazing afternoon and several tears may or may not have been shed. 
Service Project Committee: The beautification Project for the Hosta Gardens was last weekend. It was a great team effort with many Rotarians contributing. The plantings look amazing! Bob Anthony has earned the nickname "Compost Boy" because, as Bruce Whear says, he gives a crap. 
As the Rotary World Turns...
Did you know that the Salem Rotary is part of Rotary Zones 28 and 32 (specifically Zone 32)? Find out more information about Rotary Zones 28 and 32 or join the In the Zone Facebook group. This month, Zone Director Drew Kessler sent a message to all to focus on enhancing participant experience - or how to make our members (as well as future members and anyone with whom we come in contact) come back wanting more! 

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

Many members of the Salem Chamber of Commerce were in attendance to hear Manny speak. 

CAlendar winner!

Trevor Talebian sold by Viktoria Talebian

50:50 Raffle


Joanne Scott and Mike McLaughlin played this week. No winner this week!



From the family of John Neely
Hi Everyone,
We wanted to share the details for our Dad's funeral, which will take place Saturday, June 17 with a wake on Friday, June 16.  We will have the burial immediately following the funeral for those who would like to join us at the cemetery.  We will have a reception as well and folks are welcome to head straight there from the service or after the burial.
For those traveling from afar, we have two hotel blocks (one in Danvers and one in Peobody), which you will find information for below.  For those who are unable to travel, we will stream the service over zoom and we will get you a ling beforehand.
Please forward this information to anyone who should have it.
Friday, June 16th, 4 PM - 7 PM
Murphy's Funeral Home
85 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970
Saturday, June 17th at 10:30 AM
Tabernacle Church UCC
50 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
Saturday, June 17th, immediately following the funeral
Harmony Grove Cemetery
30 Grove Street, Salem, MA 01970
Saturday, June 17th,  11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
North Shore Community Development Coalition Main Office
96 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, Salem, MA 01970
HOTEL ROOM BLOCKS (Book by the end of May)
Hampton Inn, Peabody
Booking Link:
Hotel:                   Hampton Inn by Hilton Boston-Peabody
Account Name:  Neely Family Bereavement
15 Rooms blocked off at Sonesta Select Boston Danvers
Folks should ask for Neely Room Block - Rate of $170/night
275 Independence Way, Danvers, MA 01923
Online Reservations here.  
Or call: 1-800-SONESTA to make the reservations and give the hotel's name, Sonesta Select Danvers, and this code 61523NRB
Thanks again to all of you for your condolences and thoughts, they help to carry us through this time of such sadness.
John, Abby, and Will
Happy Dollars
  • Mike McLaughlin reported back from the recent 100 year anniversary for five local Rotary clubs. The most notable item was the clock put up by the Marblehead Rotary Club.
  • Jason Consalvo apparently chewed and screwed.
  • Carolyn Shapiro just celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary
  • Leslie Levesque announced that her daughter is off to the University of Tampa. She will register to vote...
  • Claire Kallelis got the summer property up and running, and the recommendation for a Rotary trip was made. 
  • Bruce Whear is taking the long weekend with Heidi to address the yard after No Mo May.  
We wish a speedy recovery to Marie Cardillo's mother who had a bad fall.

Club Announcements and events

June 27 5:30-8:30
Peabody Essex Museum
Join us in the installation celebration of our next President of the Salem Rotary, Jen Close!
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
Jeffrey Holloran
May 4
Steven Zrike
May 10
John Walsh
May 14
Francesca Little
May 22
Upcoming Speakers
May 23, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Friends of Salem COA
Jun 20, 2023
We will be handing out the annual scholarship awards today!
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Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970
United States of America
NOTE: The fourth Tuesday of the month is an evening meeting, beginning at 5:15. If you are interested in learning more about Salem Rotary, please email
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