Events

Event Types
Sep 30, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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Oct 03, 2017
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 

Ethical Wills

Oct 04, 2017
 
Oct 04, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Oct 10, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Classification Talk

Oct 11, 2017
 
Oct 11, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
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Oct 18, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
 
Oct 26, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Nov 01, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

Nov 01, 2017 7:30 AM
 
Nov 07, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Nov 08, 2017
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
 

His Orphanage in Mexico

Nov 08, 2017 7:30 AM
 
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Nov 08, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 

Friends Forever International

Nov 15, 2017 6:00 PM
 
Nov 15, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Nov 22, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Nov 29, 2017
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Innovation House

Nov 29, 2017 7:30 AM
 
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Dec 02, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
Dec 05, 2017
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 

Sea Captain - Author

Dec 06, 2017
 
Dec 06, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Dec 13, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Conquering the Tallest Peaks

Dec 13, 2017 7:30 AM
 
Dec 20, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 

Yankee Swaps

Dec 20, 2017 6:00 PM
 
Dec 22, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Dec 27, 2017
 
Jan 03, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Jan 09, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 

Supportive Living / Old Farm Rockport

Jan 10, 2018 7:30 AM
 
Jan 10, 2018
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Jan 11, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 

Boston Sport Scene

Jan 17, 2018 6:30 PM
 
Jan 17, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Jan 24, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Classification Website Demo

Jan 24, 2018 7:30 AM
 
Jan 31, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:31 AM
 

Physical Fitness

Jan 31, 2018 7:30 AM
 
Feb 01, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
 
Feb 06, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Feb 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Property Fraud

Fraud

Feb 07, 2018 7:15 AM
 
Feb 14, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Longevity Bench Project

Feb 14, 2018 7:30 AM
 
Feb 14, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Feb 20, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Feb 21, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 

Pathways For Children

Feb 21, 2018 6:30 PM
 
Feb 28, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Mar 06, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Mar 07, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Essex Update

Peter Silva, Essex Police Chief

Mar 14, 2018 7:30 AM
 
Mar 14, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Mar 21, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 

Programs of Pathways For Children

Mar 21, 2018 6:30 PM
 
Mar 27, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Little Free Libraries

Rotary members find good deeds in good reads

By Anne Stein

 

When Rotarian Todd Bol built the first “Little Free Library” – a small, decorated wood box mounted on a pole that allows anyone walking by to take a book to read or add a book to share – he didn’t imagine it would grow into a global phenomenon (his work was profiled in the March 2014 issue of The Rotarian). Now Bol and his not-for-profit group based in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA, have launched Action Book Club, a program that encourages readers to pick a book, discuss it, then do positive works inspired by their reading.

 

“Everyone has read a book that has inspired or changed them,” says Margret Aldrich, manager of the Action Book Club program at Little Free Library. “We wanted to give wings to that feeling and turn it into real action.” The Action Book Club site has a recommended books list – although clubs can read whatever they like – as well as discussion questions and service project ideas.

The Rotary Club of Hudson, where Bol is a member, immediately signed up. “I think of Action Book Clubs as ‘read, talk, and then do,’” explains Past President Kari Rambo, who’s heading the club’s effort with President Brian Hinz. “For us as Rotarians, that’s what we do.”

The 40-member club is reading “All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness,” by Sheila Hamilton. Rambo and Hinz chose the book in response to their community’s recent focus on recognizing and de-stigmatizing mental illness.

The club’s action projects include giving presentations on mental health to alert the community that people shouldn’t be afraid to discuss depression, anxiety, and other health conditions. “We’ll also be placing four Little Free Libraries in local parks and stocking them with books on mental health, including the one we’re reading,” Hinz explains.

“Rotary has always been about serving the community and making it better by funding things that act as seeds to produce change,” adds Bol. “I think Little Free Library and Action Book Clubs are a natural fit for the Rotarian approach to the world.”

 

Mar 28, 2018 7:15 AM
 
Mar 28, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM