This week at Rotary... 



Salem Rotary

This week at Rotary we were scheduled to here from Salem High School Principal Glenn Burns. Unfortunately the Principal had a scheduling conflict, and in a twist of fate future Salem Rotarian Tyler Burns spoke about his recent history and goals. Tyler works in Church Planting for the The Breach Salem. This organization is looking to start a religious institution in hard places to get into. Their focus is to overcome barriers facing those in the most need. They look to complement what is already working in the city while identifying needs in the city are not being met. Tyler has a background in helping the homeless in Boston and hopes that this new church is able to reach the homeless in the Salem area. That is part of why he is joining Rotary. They are hopeful of planting a Church next year. Business cards and website are coming soon!
Tyler lives in Lynn, and his wife has worked in Salem for nine years. He worked at a church in Brookline for many years. Tyler is originally from New Jersey, which elicited a booing sound from our Dutch contingent. Regardless, he has found the people in Salem to be warm and welcoming. He also enjoys the food here.  
A church planter is someone who helps create a new church in a community, ideally to unmet community needs. There is a Christian and missionary alliance. The goal is not to compete with existing congregations but to find non-practicing people and provide them with a place to worship. 
There was a Board of Directors meeting prior to our regularly scheduled Rotary meeting. Treasurer Bill Henning reviewed the finances through the third quarter of the Rotary year. The Service Committee was busy with events at NAGLY and Elliot Health, and the Community Service members are creating a new plan in working with the Salem Pantry. Donations from Funds Allocation were approved to several programs, including the planters on Washington Street. The Auction raised around $27,000. 42 Applications for scholarships were received. 



New deadline is April 26.  Make it a family event.  Children 12 and older may attend.
District Conference May 4.  Join us at the Boston Museum of Science!   Celebrate a Rotary year of Creating Hope in the World.
Start your conference experience at 3:00 pm with Watson Adventures' Scavenger Hunt through the Museum of Science by working in teams of 6.  You can create your own team of 6 or be joined with others. 
At 5:00 pm when the Museum, closes we'll be escorted to a private room for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and awards.  Plus a special presentation - D7930 Creating Hope in the World.  
Price is $225 per person - includes parking at the museum garage, admission, scavenger hunt, food and awards.  Cash bar will be available.  Register here.  I look forward to seeing you there!  Don't delay!


As a Rotary member, you’re part of a global movement that’s developing innovative, sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as protecting our environment. That’s why on Earth Day, 22 April, we hope you’ll take action to support Rotary projects that preserve and restore the environment in communities around the world.

From educating people about how their food choices can reduce planet-heating emissions to experimenting with regenerative agricultural practices, our members and community partners are finding local strategies that can add up to a huge global impact for future generations.

One way you can help is to make a special Earth Day gift to The Rotary Foundation. Support your fellow members’ efforts today:

Gifts from you and your friends can help fund a multitude of projects that preserve and restore the environment. Did you know that, in the past five years, Rotary has allocated more than US$18.4 million in grants for environmental projects? This was possible only because members like you donate to our Foundation.

RYLA Applications Deadline Extended Again

The deadline for RYLA 2024 Applications has been extended to April 30. Why?  Because we want to IMPACT more kids and we cannot do it without your help!  

Please reach out to your schools, your Interact Clubs, your Rotarians, even your neighborhoods. The RYLA experience is not just about leadership. It is a prefect antidote for young people who want desperately to reconnect. It can help them pick up some of the social ground they lost during the COVID experience, and regain desperately needed self-confidence.

We believe there are at least another 20 students on the North Shore ready for RYLA - they just don’t know it yet!  Here is a link to a great teaser video from Allie Foley.
RYLA 2024 will be held May 17–19, from Friday at 3 pm to Sunday at 3 pm at Camp Rotary in Boxford. 

Visiting Rotarians & Guests

Not even our speaker...

Calendar Winner!

Jacob from Wisconsin sold by Bill Henning

50:50 Raffle

Pot $2075
Ryan Guilmartin and Gerrit Bradley played. No winners this week! Only EIGHT cards left!


  • Joanne Scott just returned from a vacation on the Outer Banks. They had a wonderful time!
  • Heather Lang is officially a semifinalist from Massachusetts teacher of the year. Congratulations!
  • Jason Consalvo gave a Little League update. He's so busy that he said not to bother calling him during the week. Harrison is excited by being on the Math Team. He is a "starter" for the team at the meets. He completed created his first musical work. It's fair to say that Harrison gets his intellect from Kerri. 
  • Gerrit Bradley went to scenic West Hartford, Connecticut and to an event at the Hartford Athenium. He recently celebrated a birthday. Liz fell down and broke an ankle, falling on a stair that Gerrit needs to fix. Calling all handymen!!
  • Jason Lang travelled with Heather and their daughter, Ryhanna, who chose a trip to Canada for her Quinceanera gift (Quinceanera is the all important fifteenth birthday similar to the Sweet Sixteen birthday party). They went to Montreal, Toronto, and Niagara. 
  • Gary Stirgwolt took Jane up North to the Canadian border for the eclipse. They bumped into Rudy Giuliani who most certainly was not considering crossing the border.  

Dutch Drinks
Location TBD
Come experience an evening of fun and fellowship with your great friends from Rotary. Guests are always welcome and encouraged
LifeBridge Dinner
56 Margin Street
Our next LifeBridge dinner is scheduled for next month. If you are interested, reach out to Gerrit.  
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 30, 2024
Drive In Control
May 07, 2024
Legislative Luncheon Series 3: State Rep. Manny Cruz (jointly w. Salem Chamber of Commerce)
May 14, 2024
Skin Cancer
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Member Birthdays
Richard Moore
April 17
Michael McLaughlin
April 19
Gerrit Bradley
April 21
Sue O'Brien
April 22
Board of Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Service Chair
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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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