Official Newsletter of the Salem Rotary Club

This week at Rotary... 

This week was a Committee Meeting week! Fortunately or unfortunately not much time was leftover for actual Committee Meetings...
President Joe Amico did update the club on the main items discussed at the Board Meeting preceding Rotary this week. The Board did accept the resignation of Siddhartha Shah. Gerrit Bradley presented proposals for new technology, including a new laptop, microphone, and camera. The Board authorized him to spend no more than $1400 on the purchase of new equipment. The Board also nominated Robyn Burns of the Salem Pantry as the Salem representative to the district's Local Hero celebration.  
Bill Henning had some mixed news. Claire Kallelis donated her raffle winnings back to be used in upcoming Lifebridge events. Billing will be increased $2 per meal though. 
Gerrit Bradley announced that a sexton from Tabernacle Church has many vintage postcards and that the Calendar Committee would be choosing from them for this year's calendar.
Bruce Whear updated the club that the Membership Committee would be conducting exit interviews for members who resign from the club. 
According to Rinus Oosthoek, Rotary International has been very busy. They met and discussed this year's Friends Forever plans as well as an expanded relationship with our friends in Malawi. He also updated the club on the work being done by Ipswich Rotary and their Ipswich River project. Rinus also updated the club on the upcoming speakers on behalf of the Speaker Committee. 
Victoria Davis reported on behalf of the Fun and Fellowship Committee that this month's Sips and Starters event was a huge success. Rotarians visited All Souls Lounge, The Adriatic, and The Roof at Hotel Salem. Many new faces attended, though she claimed no credit for the Harvest Moon. The next event will be on November 5 at the Black Fox Theater. Tickets will be $20. 

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

Chad Kraker was a guest of Richard Eisner. John Wellington was once again a guest of John DiPiano and Jim Dillon was a guest of Marie Cardillo. Both have submitted paperwork applying for membership!

CAlendar winner!

Laurie and Don Graumann
Sold by Richard Eisner

50:50 Raffle

This week's raffle included:
Pot: $45
Players: Bill Henning & Joanne Scott
Nobody picked the winning card
what the 4-way test means to me
Francesca Little spoke about here thoughts on "Is it the Truth?" She noted that her husband has been going through a spiritual awakening of sorts and has been bringing new ideas to her, specifically about authenticity. She reflected on her time living in southern California and interactions with inauthentic individuals, and how it nice to be among more authentic folks here in Salem. She brings this honesty to her profession in real estate, which has its own challenges. Next week's presenter is Ryan Guilmartin.

Yours in service

A reminder that the Rotary Club of Salem has volunteered to host Lifebridge Dinner the second Wednesday every other month. It's easiest for member who volunteer to select a course to help make, and to plan on serving about 80 people.


We had a lively group this week with lots to share!
Tim Clarke traveled to West Stockbridge and finally competed in a unique triathalon with his son competing against other teams. 
Joanne Scott reported that her son had previously spotted a bald eagle on the Danvers River. Contractors at her house also saw a juvenile bald eagle this past week outside of her house with a fish in its talons.
Joe Amico was excited to report that he and Jim traveled to Provincetown for a car show, and that their '57 Lincoln won the award for Most Ostentatious.
Bruce Whear travelled with Heidi through Pennsylvania and New York en route to Niagara Falls. They stayed in North Adams and he highly recommends the museum there. 
Bill Henning was proud to update the club on the progress of Thomas' book, which will be published soon. Autographed copies will be available! They did travel to Vermont which was beautiful but lacked much to do. 
Sue O'Brien was happy to report that her son in law is recovering well from Covid. 
Elizabeth Bradt was excited to have recently sold her practice and is now happily retired!
Gerrit Bradley travelled recently to Greece. The trip included stops at ruins, some snorkeling, time at the beach, and exploring the country. Not much in the way of birds there though. He dropped his daughter off at Skidmore and she is working out the the crew team. Jake is working with two year-olds at the YMCA. 
Victoria Davis finally returned to Rotary after travelling to Hawaii, as well as Dallas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont and New York (and she will be off to Puerto Rico soon too!!). She recounted the bittersweet sale of her practice and how committee work in Rotary has helped with the transition. 

Club Announcements

Black Fox Theater
November 5 at 8 pm
The next social event for the Salem Rotary will take place at the Black Fox Theater. Tickets will be $20. More details to come, but know that Bruce Whear's comedy group will be taking center stage.
Holiday Party
December 3
Save the date! More details to come!
Dickens Classic Trolley Ride
December 15 at 7 pm
December's social calendar is filling up, so save the date. We will most likely begin with appetizers before this classic ride!
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Upcoming Speakers
Sep 28, 2021
Punto Urban Art Museum
Oct 05, 2021
Amplify LatinX
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Member Birthdays
Diane Pabich
September 5
Kristen Armstrong
September 6
Richard Blazo
September 6
Rinus Oosthoek
September 15
Jason Consalvo
September 16
Board of Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Public Image Chair
Russell Hampton
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