|THE ROTARY CLUB OF MARBLEHEAD HARBOR IS HELPING MAKE POLIO HISTORY||Posted||on Jan 30, 2016||
Left to right: Heidi Whear, John William, Rob Deiana, Nancy Ferguson, Matt Paullis and Rotary President Connie Paullis
To raise awareness and critically-needed funds to fight the crippling disease polio, Rob Deiana and Matt Paullis from the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor plunged into the icy waters off of Gloucester on January 23rd. It was part of the Rotary District 7930’s 6th Annual Polar Plunge. The effort raised just over $70k for the Rotary Foundation to eradicate polio around the world.
The Polar Plunge comes at an important time in the fight against polio, which would be only the second human disease to be eradicated. Case numbers of the disease have never been lower, and only two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. It was only last September that Nigeria marked a year without a new case and was removed from the endemic list. Funds raised for this campaign not only work to eradicate polio, they also strengthen our global responses to many communicable diseases such Ebola.
Rotary, a humanitarian service organization with nearly 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, made polio eradication its top priority in 1985. Rotary has since contributed US$1.2 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Overall, remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against polio. Since 1988, the number of polio cases has been reduced from 350,000 a year to just 72 in 2015. The Americas were declared free from polio in 1994, the Western Pacific region in 2000, and Europe in 2002. A highly infectious disease, polio still strikes children mainly under the age of five. Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death. There is no cure for polio, but for as little as 60 cents worth of oral vaccine, a child can be protected from the disease for life. For further information on the effort to eradicate polio, visit www.endpolio.org.
The Marblehead Harbor club has raised 2/3 of its $3000 goal this year.
|BREAKFAST ROTARY WELCOMES NEW MEMBER||Posted||on Jan 26, 2016||
Jean McCartin, left, is welcomed as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Marblehead
Harbor by President Connie Paullis. McCartin, a Swampscott resident, is director of operations
at the Lynch-Van Otterloo YMCA. The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor meets Tuesday
mornings at 7:15 AM at the Masonic Hall.
|FUN PR TUTORIAL ENGAGES ALL||Posted||on Nov 04, 2015||
Let's hear it for good sport Lenny Cameron, who endured multiple indignities on Tuesday while helping district public image chair Amy Luckiewicz make a few points about getting the word out about our club. With President Connie as her assistant, Amy had poor Lenny covered in file cards before she was finished---but her points will definitely be remembered!
Amy actually had high press for our club for all the things we do right. Nonetheless, we can always do better! 'Twas a great presentation!
|MARBLEHEAD HARBOR ROTARIANS REFLECT ON NEPAL TRIP||Posted||on Oct 22, 2015||
Wonderful article in the October 15th edition of the Marblehead Reporter about our Nepal Service trip. To read the complete article, please click here>>
|WINTER COAT COLLECTION STARTS NOW!||Posted||on Oct 11, 2015||
Following the success of last autumn’s coat drive, which collected nearly 400 warm winter coats for the homeless and those in need, the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor will kick off this year’s drive on Saturday.
|ROTARY INTERNATIONAL COMES TO MARBLEHEAD!||Posted||on Oct 11, 2015||
"Friends Forever" a group of 10 students from Ireland will be co-hosted by us and the Marblehead Rotary Club Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Gerry 5 on Beacon St. The kids will spend the day with our own Interact club (harbor cruise, project with Penny Bears and interactive games with Tom Harvey) - come and join the kids for dinner ($15) prrepared by Chef Linda Bassett. Sign up sheets available Tuesday!
|NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS||Posted||on Sep 20, 2015||
Our new Paul Harris fellows: Brett Lazar, Rob Deiana, Louise Moore and Dan Hawthorne--with Dave Manzi and Connie.
|DISTRICT DIGNITARIES VISIT ROTARY||Posted||on Sep 08, 2015||
Officials from the Rotary District representing Greater Boston and Southern New Hampshire visited the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor recently.
In his talk District Governor David Manzi issued a call to action for collaboration among local clubs in the mission of service above self.
From left to right are: Kang Yu, assistant district governor; Sheryl Meehan, district governor-elect; Connie Paullis, RCOMH president; and David Manzi, Rotary District 7930 district governor.
(Photo by Margo Steiner)
|PLEASE WELCOME||Posted||on Sep 08, 2015||
Two new members were recently welcomed into the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor.
President Connie Paullis pins a Rotary pin on Kyle Wiley, center. Awaiting her pin, left, is Dr. Patricia Sullivan. Wiley is the administrative aide to the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator. She chairs the Marblehead Forever Committee and is the town’s Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator. Dr. Sullivan holds professorships at three international universities and is a specialist in international health care education, which is part of Rotary’s mission.
|SAVE THE DATE! TUESDAY, 9/16||Posted||on Sep 07, 2015||
YOU'LL GET YOUR INVITATION TUESDAY for the Foundation/Anniversary Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. at the Mason's, catered by Chef Louise Moore.
"Be A Gift To The World" Rotary's theme for the year will be very evident!
*District Governor Dave Manzi will be featured speaker
*Three new Paul Harris Fellows will be recognized
*Tickets - $30 for members; $35 for family and guests
*6 p.m. hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
*7 p.m. dinner
RSVPS and checks/cash may be mailed to Jess Barnett, 217 Humphrey St., Marblehead.
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