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This week at rotary...

President Claire Kallelis set aside time this week for committees to meet. There were several important club matters to address prior to these meetings, though. 
The Salem Rotary Club's nominee as our local hero, Joanne Scott, won the award at the recent district event. Joanne wore her Paul Harris Plus One pin to Rotary this week. Since she had already been a Paul Harris Fellow, this second award becomes a rare Plus One. Congratulations Joanne for the wonderful work that you do in our community. 
There is a new membership initiative tat was recently announced by the Membership Committee. The initiative is taking on the theme of our national pastime. For example, they have baseball cards with committee members' photos on them with their goals on the back. Carolyn Shapiro will email individual member's goals and initiatives to the club. In summary, though, they are:
  1. Invite one new person to a Rotary meeting
  2. Attend one networking event
  3. Participate in one Rotary activity per year
The goal is to increase membership and retention. There will also be a drawing weekly for a task or treat card. This week Rinus won a treat of a $10 gift card to Market Basket. Others might not be so lucky and get a task. For example, one task is to research the president of the local chapter of the NAACP. Any accomplishments will result in stars given. Cracker Jacks were distributed at Rotary, which may or may not increase retention but certainly stayed on theme.
Jason Lang, the "new guy" of the Salem Rotary, spoke briefly to the club. He has enjoyed coming to the meetings as a guest and prospective Rotarian, but he likely enjoys it even more as a member after winning the 50/50 raffle. Jason is a co-owner of Doodle Consulting, a marketing and communications agency. Later in the meeting, he proclaimed himself as pretty. Take that as you will. 
Claire did hint at some acknowledgement and recognition for individual members of the Salem Rotary based on years of membership. Additional details are forthcoming.
Finally, the Salem High School Witches football team won their Thanksgiving Day game against Beverly, the first win in five years. Claire indicated her belief that the victory was clearly impacted by the wonderful ceremony for the teams last week at the Hawthorne Hotel. Who are we to argue? Congratulations SHS on your 39-0 win!
This Friday is the Holiday Party at the Hawthorne Hotel. It will be at Nathaniel's at 6 pm. A sign up was passed around this week for Rotarians who wanted to bring something to eat. You can still volunteer to bring something by responding to Jen Close's email earlier this week and letting her know what you plan on bringing. Claire and the staff at the Hawthorne Hotel will fill in the gaps. There will be wine, beer, and a mixologist making drinks with featured liquors. Rotarians who want a specific drink can request one beforehand by reaching out to Claire. For example, Bob Anthony requested what we assume is a root beer float.  Rotarians can participate in a Yankee Swap. Iff you want to participate bring a $20 wrapped gift.


You can now pay for your 50/50 Raffle tickets and Happy Dollars with your credit card. Scan the QR Code and fill out the information on the Toast website. 

VisIting Rotarians & Guests

No guests this week as Jason Lang is now officially a member of Salem Rotary

CAlendar winner!

David Wescott sold by...
David Wescott

50:50 Raffle

Pot: $875
Jason Lang and Bill Henning, though Bill did not get to play because...
Jason Lang picked the winning card on his first day as a member of the Salem Rotary. Our investigative team is looking into any potential quid pro quo. 


No News This Week

Club Announcements and events


Hawthorne Hotel
December 2, 2022 
More details to follow but be sure to mark your calendars!


Saturday, December 17, 2022
Kernwood Country Club
We will once again be participating in the DCF Holiday event at Kernwood Country Club. There are many shifts available beginning as early as 9:15 in the morning when volunteers are needed to help transport the gifts from Danvers to Salem. Setup at the Kernwood will be from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The party will last from 1 – 3 PM, and clean up will be from 3 PM until it’s clean! Please contact Liz Bradt for more details and to sign up!
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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
Mark Shaw
November 5
David Wescott
November 10
Robert Lutts
November 16
Bill Henning
November 23
Marie Cardillo
November 25
Christopher Casey
November 27
Club Information
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970
United States of America
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