Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor
Tuesday, Jannary 24, 2023
Ralph Cohen, PhD
A World-Recognized Authority
Addressing Polarities
• Please note the results of our brainstorming session last week are at the end of this edition of Scuttlebutt. 
• Also, please check your dues invoices which are sent via email each quarter. At this moment, there is over $3,000 in late dues payments. If you have a challenge in paying dues, please contact Becky Linhart or Jessica Barnett, who are eager to work out a flexible pay plan or accommodation for you. Every dollar helps and every member is valued. 
• Thank you! 
Congratulations to our club on achieving ShelterBox HERO GOLD recognition for Rotary Year 2022-2023. And an additional congratulations to the Interact Club at Marblehead High School for their BRONZE award.
At the end of the Rotary Year your club will be listed on our HERO page
To show our gratitude for your generous support, we are hosting an exclusive online Rotary Club HERO event on Saturday, February 11th, 2023
@ 9am PT/ 11am CT/ 12pm EDT.
Learn more and register here
Follow this link for The latest news about ShelterBox disaster relief deployments ( I would be happy to present to your club via Zoom to give an overview of ShelterBox and update on our current projects.

Thank you for being a ShelterBox HERO! Thank you to everyone who contributed
!And, thank you Kathleen Murphy for being our club's ambassador.

Thank you to everyone who is contributing to Salem State's  Spring 2023 Career Closet Drive

"Career Services is hosting the Career Closet on March 22 and March 23 to help students prepare for the Job and Internship Fair and interview process by providingstudents with professional attire at no cost to them. If you have items to donate, please bring those items to our Tuesday breakfast meetings or drop them off at Jessica's house - 217 Humphrey Street in Marblehead - now through March 7th.

Rotary Leadership Institute - Registration Reminder
The Club will reimburse all first time participants who complete both sessions

When:   Tuesday 2/28 and Thursday 3/2; online via Zoom from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

How:     Register at:

Cost:     $25 for both sessions, not each (Both nights must be attended for credit)

Parts I, II, III and Graduate will be offered.

If you don't already have a log-in for RLI, use the GUEST registration button and type in the Notes section that you are signing up for a particular part other than I.

Again, registration and curriculum can be found at Sessions will be led by experienced facilitators using a non-lecture, question/discussion format.

Questions? Email

me to evenings or Sunday p.m. to enable full-time working Rotarians to participate. (1)


Results of our "Imagine" Brainstorming Session Last Week - Prioritized by those in-person and on Zoom

*More lighthearted or culturally connected speakers – Remind members of what     is good and uplifting; doing so might attract new members 
*More outdoor town projects once winter is over.
*Include ElderAct and InterAct. 
*Work with new Library Director during renovations to Abbot Public Library. 
Speaker and topic suggestions:
*Maintain a balance on topics relating to Rotary’s Areas of Focus. 
*Club Members sharing their work descriptions; music; art; history; museum   going; theater; hobbies; book club; Police Chief King; Rhod Sharp (Up All Night); Chair, Board of Health; Chair, Fair Housing Committee; Diversity; Journalists’ Challenges; the new Commander of the USS Constitution; Bettie Hunt; Director of Plummer House; Manager, Lifebridge Thrift Shop; Katherine Koch, Chamber of Commerce; Supt. of Schools; COVID impact on students and their future; a Zoom panel of Salem, Swampscott, and Lynn Rotary presidents; a rep from the Masonic Lodge and history of building where we meet. .
Responses from The Installation Breakfast - From club members and community guests 
• Family (service) memberships for our scholarship recipients’ parents.
• An honor given to a local senior.
• Social events bringing the neighboring clubs together.
• The opportunity to bring hearing care to children and adults who otherwise could go without.
 • More club publicity
 • Would love to see Rotary line up with the climate crisis organizations to move the dial on the greatest and most devastating issue homo sapiens have created and must address. Specifically, we could launch an anti-plastics campaign that would be hands on and could involve membership and friends at every level. Work with sustainable Marblehead. Materials we purchase for Holiday Pops.
• Ask members to liaison with other organizations in town – Sustainable Marblehead, etc. 
• Speakers committee to focus on areas of focus and coordinate service projects appropriate to those areas of focus and also town organizations.
Liaisons with other organizations
     SPUR (Barbara Day to investigate)
• More local activities
• More fun activities
• Picnic at Chandler Hovey for club anniversary as we did last year
• Windrush Farm
• Bowling Party
• Burial Hill
• Star-Spangled Pops – A Patriots Day Concert – US and multi-culturalism of our own town.
• Marblehead-Swampscott-Lynn-Salem Rotaries – Talking Forests – Reforestation Project – Bee-friendly
Individual Proactivity to invite people to meetings
Once a month – an evening or weekend meeting for friends and others
Advertise events of special interest
PTSD Dogs for Vets
Windrush Farm
Did we forget to mention anything?
Come to our breakfast meeting this Tuesday
to make sure we know what you need us to know!





Wednesday, Jan. 25
Jessica & Linda D.
to attend
District Mid-Year Leadership & 
pre-PETS conference
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Club Assembly
Wednesday, Feb. 8
World Peace & Understanding Day
available on Zoom
Registration - $20 which will be used toward purchasing a Tutu Desk
Register at
Saturday, Feb. 11 
12 Noon Eastern
Rotary Club Shelter Box Hero Event
Learn more and register here
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Margie Flint
Thursday, Feb. 16
Club Board Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Rosaleen Doherty
COVID Healthcare
Small Biz Survival
Labor Shifts in America
Living Wage
Moving Forward
Tuesday, March 21
Marblehead Clean Regatta
Ed Barker
Katie Bloxham
Paul McLaughlin
Rob Howie
Big Toe Plunge
for Polio
Stamp Out Hunger
Postal Food Drive
The Club's
2-Day Yard Sale
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