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Doing good in the community is what the Salem Rotary Club is all about, and having fun is how we do it. The pandemic has not kept our Club from service or fellowship, and it won’t prevent us from a little fundraising either. Join us for the Salem Rotary Spring Break Series, three events focused on fellowship, fundraising, and fun!


The series begins April 30 with a Hawthorne Hotel Dinner at Home. Enjoy a 3-course meal prepared by the phenomenal chefs at the Hawthorne Hotel in the comfort of your own home while zooming with friends in a Club organized shindig. Some fun challenges, raffles, and maybe a surprise visitor or two will be part of the evening.


Our second event on May 14 is a Cooking Class at Home with Chef Brianne Jurs from Citizens Inn. Citizens Inn is an organization familiar to our Club that works tirelessly toward ending homelessness and hunger across the North Shore, serving many families and individuals in Salem. We are happy to host this joint event with them to hear more about their work and raise support for both our Club and their programs.


The final event on May 28 is a Hawthorne Hotel Wine Tasting with Martignetti, New England’s leading distributor of fine wine and spirits. The evening will have feature three wines with a European theme. We’re not quite sure whether this will be a virtual event, in-person event, or a combination of both. We are sure that the wine will be excellent, the stories from the sommelier will be interesting, and that the company you’ll enjoy that evening will be the best!


Sponsorships and Donations

As these events will be the only fundraising opportunities this Rotary year, we encourage you to consider sponsoring the series or making a donation to the Club as part of the sign-up process. Sponsorships come with designated benefits, as explained on the sign-up sheet. As always, proceeds will be used to continue the great work of the Salem Rotary Club, including support of local non-profits, our scholarship program, international Rotary causes, and more.


Please fill out and return the sign-up sheet by April 23, to Rinus Oosthoek, co-chair of the Auction, Fundraising Committee. Payment can be made by credit card through the donation button on the Salem Rotary website or by mail to the Salem Rotary Club, PO Box 608, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. If you would like to receive an invoice, just let us know!


We look forward to taking a break with you this spring!