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Posted by Dot Sieradzki
The 3rd Annual Hack for the Sea is a marine hackathon where participants take on challenges in marine science, research, and industry. It was recently held in Gloucester Sept 21-23. Mark Henderson is the organizer for the event. He recently spoke at our meeting. Manchester-Essex Rotary Club helped sponsor the event.
 
 
 
Hack-for-the-Sea Dot Sieradzki 2018-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot on Sep 19, 2018
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At last night's evening meeting Remko Brueker and Tim Collins gave an informative presentation on the Manchester-Essex Regional School District's plans for building a new Memorial Elementary School. 

 Mark Your Calendar for Fall Town Meeting!

The Memorial School Building Committee has completed the Schematic Design for a proposed new Memorial Elementary school and the MSBA has approved the project, scope, and budget.  The next step in the process is to bring the project forward to the community for local approval. 

Each town needs to vote twice - once at Fall Town Meeting and once at the ballot.

  • Manchester -October 15th  
  • Essex - October 16th
  • Election Day- November 6th
 
 
Presentation on a New Memorial School Dot 2018-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Breakfast at the Beach Dot Sieradzki 2018-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Breakfast Meeting Moving to Beach Street Dot Sieradzki 2018-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Gloucester Daily Times Aug 6, 2018 Dot Sieradzki 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Aug 01, 2018
Following the tradition of Rotarian Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, M-E Rotary sponsored two Little Free Libraries (LFL), one for the Manchester Public Library and one for TOPH Burnham Library in Essex. Essex Library Director Deb French has establish their LFL at Conomo Point, check it out. Manchester Library Director, Sara Collins, is considering Masconomo Park or the train station. Stay tuned for the next chapter.
  
Little Free Library Dot Sieradzki 2018-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Jul 24, 2018
M-E Rotary is a sponsor of the Manchester Parks & Rec summer music series. In addition to supporting a band's appearance we also provide free hotdogs, chips and lemonade to the many people who attend the concert. This community event is what makes small town life special.
                             
Music in Masconomo Park Dot Sieradzki 2018-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki
President Mike Storella started out his term with a road trip to Ipswich, True North Ale. Members and guests enjoyed a relaxing evening in the tap room tasting the many varieties of beers.
True North Ale Dot Sieradzki 2018-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIPS  
On June 20th The Manchester Essex Rotary Club honored four individuals with Paul Harris Fellowships. – 2 Club Members and 2 members of the Manchester Community.  The recipients were honored for exhibiting the true spirit of Rotary - “Service Above Self”.  Pictured L-R are Michael Storella, Club President, Recipients: Brian DesRosiers, Richard Sullivan, Jennifer Doane, and George Nickless with Chris Shea, Past President
Paul Harris Fellowships Chris 2018-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
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This Saturday, June 30, rain or shine:

The Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast will usher in the Fourth of July holiday for Manchester and surrounding communities.
 
Who: Manchester-Essex Rotary Club host the event
What: The 29th annual town-wide Pancake Breakfast
When: June 30, 7:30-11am, rain or shine
Where: Tuck's Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea, free parking for non-residents
Why: start or renew a family tradition, memories are priceless
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; kids under 8 eat free
Ticket sales, downtown this Saturday morning; Parks & Rec Office, Nor'east Frameworks, American Legion
Questions? email me Dotsieradzki@gmail.com
29th Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast 2018-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Kids' Bike Rodeo Jennifer Doane 2018-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

Cape Ann Rotary Night May 16

Madame Defarge (World Premiere)

New Musical inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities

BUY TICKETS (be sure to mention "Rotary")

By Wendy Kesselman  |  Directed by Ellie Heyman
A passionate re-imagining of Charles Dickens’ infamous female icon, from A Tale of Two Cities, illuminates this new musical by Wendy Kesselman (The Diary of Anne Frank, My Sister in This House, The Black Monk). This is the untold story of Madame Defarge, the woman whose revenge sparked a revolution.
Against the turmoil of the French Revolution, two men similar in face but separate in fate weave a story of sacrifice and salvation all driven by Madame Thérèse Defarge battling oppression with longings for love, freedom, justice, and revenge. C’était le meilleur des temps, c’était le pire des temps…
With the breakthrough director, Ellie Heyman leading the charge – Madame Defarge runs May 11 through June 2nd at Gloucester Stage. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.
Cape Ann Rotary Night at Gloucester Stage Dot Sieradzki 2018-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Shea
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Saturday, May 5, 2018, 5-8:30pm at the American Legion Hall, Manchester-by-the-Sea

$30 per person includes a buffet dinner, wine tasting, cash bar. Watch the Derby live then bid on the large screen TV. Unique silent and live auction items, sports tickets, hat contest (for men and women) guest auctioneer Sen. Bruce Tarr. It's a great party for a good cause.
Kentucky Derby Party & fundraiser Chris Shea 2018-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 21, 2018
Hope Violette and Sean Zahn were inducted into our club at our February evening meeting by President Chris Shea and President-elect Mike Storella. Welcome Sean and Hope.
New Members Inducted 2018-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 16, 2018
Brian DeRosiers pre-Plunge
Brian DesRosiers volunteered to be the club Polar Plunger. He has raised $700 which the club will match. Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates 2 for 1 match, that's $4200 to end polio. Great job Brian. You have until April 1 to contribute to Brian's campaign:

http://igfn.us/vf/polio/BrianDesRosiers

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Posted on Feb 15, 2018
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Our next evening meeting, Feb 21, 6:30pm will include a friendly cribbage tournament. After a short business meeting and a brief presentation by Sue Todd of Pathways for Children, the club will hold a cribbage tournament with a $50 prize.
Buffet dinner is $25. Cribbage entry fee is $5.
Evening Meeting plus Cribbage Tournament Dot Sieradzki 2018-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 14, 2018
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club prepares a meal every quarter, from planning, to shopping to cooking and serving. For Ash Wednesday the club prepared baked haddock, a treat for the clients in Gloucester. From the left, volunteers Chris Shea, Joanne Donnelly, Deb D, Chet Marcus, Debbie Marcus, Lauren (from Stock Exchange), Gregg Genis, Maryann Singleton, Brian Sollosy.
 
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Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Jan 31, 2018
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President Chris Shea and club members were pleasantly surprised at this morning's breakfast meeting by Bob Wicks, Assistant District Governor, who presented a certificate of "Membership Development Recognition." The award acknowledges a 44% overall increase in membership this year, a net increase of 11 new members.
M-E Rotary Club Receives a Membership Development Award Dot Sieradzki 2018-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
Polar Plunge Feb 3 2018-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 22, 2017
Manchester-Essex Rotarians enjoy some holiday cheer at 7 Central. This luncheon is the traditional passing of the "Leg Lamp," to be held for one year by a deserving member. Sarah Willwerth-Dyer was bestowed the honor for 2018.
Debbie Marcus, last year's honoree, passes the "leg" to Sarah.
 
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Posted by Robert Lipkowitz on Dec 21, 2017
   Elves Rob and Jo with their shopping stash to be donated to Pathways for Children in Gloucester.  Special thanks for help from one of our newest elves, Judy Laspesa (not pictured), who joined us at Walmart and did a terrific job of putting together outfits for tween and teenage girls.
Annual Toy Drive Robert Lipkowitz 2017-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Yankee Swap 2017-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2017
Four new Rotarians were inducted at our evening meeting, November 15. From the left, President Chris Shea, Treasurer Sarah Willwerth-Dyer, Chris Langathianos, Judy Laspesa, Gregg Genis and Brian Sollosy. Welcome to the Club!
Manchester-Essex Club Inducts 4 New Members 2017-11-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Sep 30, 2017

Manchester-Essex Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of the PMC Kids Ride.

Rotarian Jen Doane is the Event Co-chair.   
Brian DesRosiers is a volunteer rider.
        
     
MERC Supports PMC Kids Ride Dot Sieradzki 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
The recent move from the Legion to 7 Central prompted a review of our Rotary signs at the entrances to town. The Board voted to replace the 4 signs on Pine St, School St, Bridge St and Southern Ave, in Essex. The old signs dated from 2002 when the club was formed.
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Posted by Chris Shea
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The 19TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2017

LOCATION: THE MEADOW AT PEABODY (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960)
SHOTGUN START 12:00

TO BENEFIT THE MANCHESTER / ESSEX ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND

ENTRY FEE $100.00 INCLUDES GREENS FEE, GOLF CART, BEVERAGES, PRIME RIB DINNER at MARBLEHEAD LANDING and PRIZES
(81 Front Street Marblehead MA 01945)

FORMAT: FLORIDA SCRAMBLE

PRIZES: TEAM PRIZES GROSS, NET & ALSO RAN

INDIVIDUAL CLOSEST TO PIN & LONG DRIVE

 

2017 Manchester-Essex/Landing at Marblehead Annual Golf Tournament Chris Shea 2017-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 23, 2017
This is our club's favorite meeting place. We wish we could meet here all year long.smiley
Mike Storella demonstrates Plein Air painting. Our club supports the second annual Cape Ann Plein Air event, coming in October.
           
Annual Breakfast on Singing Beach Dot Sieradzki 2017-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Aug 16, 2017
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club provides a dinner at Open Door once a quarter. We shop, cook and serve dinner to about 40 clients.
Open Door Dinner Dot Sieradzki 2017-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
   Manchester-Essex Rotary Club is proud to be annual sponsors of the town Parks & Rec summer music series. On Tuesdays nights, mid June till mid August, enjoy a pleasant evening of music; bring a picnic, many sponsors provide food, visit with friends, face painting for the rambunctious kids, all in our beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea.
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Josephine and Sarah hand out pink lemonaide and Rotary information while President Chris entertains the crowds with the Erstwhiles, an Irish ballads band. That's Chris' son and grandson facing the camera.
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Manchester-Essex Rotary welcomes 4 new members 2017-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to New President Chris Shea and New DG Dave Gardner 2017-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

In less than a week, the Fourth of July four-day weekend will be here!

The 28th annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 1, rain or shine, at Tuck’s Point. The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club needs volunteers to host this event. We have many returning workers, most notably Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep. Brad Hill who return every year to flip pancakes. We welcome all volunteers, new faces and regulars. Please email RSVP@manchesteressexrotary.org to help us plan. Students in need of community service hours are welcome.

Look for Rotarians selling tickets in front of the Post Office and Crosby’s Saturday mornings, 9am-noon, beginning June 10, or stop in at the Parks & Rec Department or Nor’East Frameworks. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the event. Children 6 and under are free.

This breakfast is a true-blue slice of Americana and draws crowds of all ages, townies and newcomers alike. Start or continue a tradition with your family by volunteering to serve at this event. If you don’t have email, call Dot at 526-8040, and leave a message.

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Sadly, we wish Courtney Bratica good bye and good luck in her new location at People's Bank. And we welcome Aaron Thomas, new member from People's Bank in Manchester. Courtney will be gaining 3 hours a day, now that she was transferred to a bank near her home. Aaron has a short commute, from Gloucester to Manchester.
Good bye Courtney, Hello Aaron 2017-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
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Kentucky Derby Auction & Party May 6 at 5:00pm

Manchester-Essex Rotary Club will host a Kentucky Derby Party & Auction at the American Legion in Manchester.  The $25 ticket includes a live screening of the race, wine tasting, dinner, live and silent auctions, as well as prizes for the best “his” and “her” Derby Day hats. It is a lively evening for a good cause. Senator Bruce Tarr is the auctioneer.  This event is the club’s major fundraiser of the year; proceeds fund scholarships to Essex and Manchester graduates, community activities such as Open Door meals, sponsorships such as Cape Ann Symphony and Music in Masconomo Park.

Tickets can be purchased from any Rotarian or at the door. For more information contact Dorothy Sieradzki, club secretary, at Info@manchesteressexrotary.org, or visit our website, http://manchesteressexrotary.org/.

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Cape Ann Rotaries, Rockport, Gloucester and Manchester-Essex, will partner for an evening at Gloucester Stage.


Cape Ann Rotarians will meet and get to know each-other at the Gloucester Stage Company. The Bank Job is a comedy, the perfect medium for a mixer.
Sandwiches and antipasto from Virgilio's and a cash bar complement the evening.

Rotarians should book their tickets early, $40 each. Use promo code Rotary17

www.gloucesterstage.com or phone 978-281-4433.

There will be a cut-off date (TBA) when the box office will be opened to the public.

267 East Main St
Gloucester, MA 01930
Free parking on street and on Rocky Neck Ave.

 

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Posted on Apr 05, 2017
The Club met for breakfast at 7 Central this week. We're looking forward to breakfast on the deck when the weather warms up. Thanks to Tim Weeks for getting up early to prepare a delicious meal.
        
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New location - new signs needed

Our move to a new location has prompted a review of our street signs. At the very least we need to replace the location and possibly refresh the 15 year old signs.
Let Josephine know if you have a suggestion.
Pine St.   School St.   School St.   Southern Ave.   Southern Ave.
Rotary Signs 2017-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Val and Dennis have been the Club's caterers since its inception in 2002. The move from the Legion to 7 Central closes a door on old relationships and opens a window for Val and Dennis to retire. We wish them well, and their chickens too, as we all move on.
     
Good-bye to Val and Dennis 2017-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
Beginning in April, Manchester-Essex Rotarians will meet Wednesdays for breakfast at 7 Central Restaurant, at 7:15am. The Club is announcing a new membership format where members now “pay-as-they-go” (cash or check) eliminating the need to pay quarterly dues.  Many thanks to Paul Barclay and his staff for welcoming Rotary at 7 Central.
 
The new format is designed to attract people who cannot commit to weekly meetings.  Our schedule remains the same with breakfasts every Wednesday except for the fourth Wednesday of the month when we hold an evening meeting over dinner, usually at 7 Central. 
 
Rotary is a service club; members give back to the community and support international endeavors while making new friends throughout the greater Cape Ann area. Some of the activities M-E Rotarians participate in are providing quarterly Open Door meals, sponsoring Music in Masconomo Park, and our most visible event, the Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast. On the international level, we participate in the annual Polar Plunge to end polio. These are just a few of the activities we engage in. Join us at an upcoming meeting to see if Rotary is for you.
 
For more information contact Dorothy Sieradzki, club secretary, at Info@manchesteressexrotary.org, or visit our website, http://manchesteressexrotary.org/.
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Announces New Meeting Location 2017-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
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Congratulations Brendan and MERC members, we surpassed our goal of $600. Team effort does the trick!

Brendan O'Donoghue will plunge for the 3rd year running, for team Manchester-Essex!

Please support him, cheer him on February 4 at Long Beach in Gloucester and make a donation, online or via cell phone. Click here OR text polio359 to 71777 to see Brendan's fundraiser page.
 
 
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50227/Stories/polar-plunge-donations#sthash.UY6Zned3.dpuf
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW

 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International?
 
 
 
Brendan Will Plunge for MERC 2017-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 11, 2017

January 11, 2017

Alex Marshall, with President Josephine McCullough, and Caitlin Malloy receive checks for the coming semester.  Caitlin is a marketing major at Bentley, and studies service learning. Alex is a freshman at St. Michael's College in Vermont, with a dual major of biology and business.
Scholarship Winners Malloy and Marshall Attend Breakfast Meeting 2017-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 06, 2017

Scholarship Winners Brendan Driscoll and Molly Lynch attend Breakfast meeting to receive checks

Molly Lynch, President Josephine McCullough, and Brendan Driscoll.  Brendan is a freshman at University of Rhode Island studying computer science. Molly is an early childhood education major at Penn State.
Scholarship Winners January 2017 2017-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Kelly Finnerty, scholarship winner receives check from President Josephine McCullough.
 
Our club's annual Yankee Swap; Debbie picked the "freshest" gift.
Winter Solstice Meeting 2016-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
New Fire Chief Visits MERC 2016-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Nov 16, 2016
Once a quarter our club prepares a dinner for the Open Door clients in Gloucester. Capt. Deb Marcus was assisted by Rotarians Andy Harris, Dot Sieradzki, Heidi Hanson and Heidi's children Ollie and Jack.
Who says volunteering can't be fun too?
        
Open Door Dinner Dot Sieradzki 2016-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Nov 16, 2016
Manchester's new police chief, Ed Conley, was the speaker at our Breakfast meeting.
Rotary Josephine McCullough with Chief Ed Conley
MERC Meets New Police Chief Dot Sieradzki 2016-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki
Our club invited local veterans to breakfast this morning, to recognize their service to our country. Our speaker was Fred Hardy, VP of Patriot Riders of America, a service organization for veterans.
 
     
Veterans' Breakfast Dot Sieradzki 2016-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
Our club helped sponsor the Beatles cover band, Studio Two and we gave out hotdogs and lemonade to the crowd.
The summer concert series put on by the Manchester Parks & Rec Dept is very popular, and the location, by the harbor can't be beat.
   
Music in Masconomo Park 2016-08-02 04:00:00Z 0

Sheryl Meehan, new DG, installed the new officers for 2016-2017.
     President, Josephine McCullough
     President Elect, Mike Storella
     Treasurer, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer
     Secretary, Dot Sieradzki
     Foundation, Dave Ray
     First V.P., Mike Storella
     Second V.P., Chris Shea
     Third V.P., Rob Lipkowitz
     Membership, Bridget Murray
     Public Relations, Dot Sieradzki
     Web Site, Sarah Buck
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Gloucester Daily Times photos 2016-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Jun 30, 2016
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Our club filled a table at the Danvers Yacht Club Installation of new officers night.
Congratulations Josephine!
Installation Dinner Dot Sieradzki 2016-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
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At our June evening Rotary meeting, outgoing President Bridget Murray recapped some of the year's accomplishments while members enjoyed an Italian dinner at the Ravenswood Nature Center. After a short walk and historical presentation by Ramona Latham, the Engagement Manager for Cape Ann properties of The Trustees and an expert environmental educator, Bridget walked the club through the past 12 months, scholarship awards, sponsorship of cultural, educational, and civic organizations, while building friendships and networking with the community. VP Josephine McCullough, incoming president, presented Bridget with the coveted "Past President" pin and plaque, as well as a memento of the club's appreciation of her hard work. Bridget showed her appreciation of club members with gifts of flower baskets. After a short hiatus, namely the Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast, the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club will resume meeting July 6 at the American Legion Hall.
Bridget's Year End Wrap-up Dot Sieradzki 2016-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 07, 2016

The 27th annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 2 at Tuck's Point.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Kids under 6 are free.
Meet your friends and neighbors, enjoy the view, and kick-off your July 4th weekend.
Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast 2016 2016-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2016
Diane Lindquist was inducted into the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club at their breakfast meeting, March 30. President Bridget Murray welcomed Diane in a brief ceremony describing Rotary's commitment to "service above self" and reciting Rotary's four-way test: Is it the TRUTH?  Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? The members then welcomed Diane to the club.
Diane Lindquist Joins M-E Rotary 2016-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 10, 2016
Stephanie Clark of Amirah and Christina Bain of Babson College
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club hosted the MERHS Global Issues classes at its February 10 breakfast meeting.  Manchester resident Christina Bain, of Babson College, gave an informative talk on the topic of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Ms Bain discussed the history of national and international legislation designed to stop the exploitation of adults and children worldwide, and as close to home as Peabody, MA.  Guests included faculty members Donna McKay and James Walliman, and Stephanie Clark, Executive Director of Amirah Boston.  Amirah is a non-profit organization located in the Boston area, offering a refuge and transformative whole-person care for survivors of commercial exploitation.
Human Trafficating Speaker 2016-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 07, 2016
Join us for Sports Night at Seven Central, 6:30-8:30 PM. Bring a guest and potential new members.
 
Sports Night with Kirk Minihane 2016-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
District 7930's Presidents-elect 2016-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 16, 2016
The annual Polar Plunge to end Polio is next Saturday, Jan 23, 11:15 AM at Long Beach in Gloucester. Participants should arrive early, park at Good Harbor Beach and take the shuttle to Long Beach. Our Club has pledged $250 which will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Click here to donate : https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/polio/ManchesterEssexRotaryClub. When we work together we can accomplish miracles.
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Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Nov 11, 2015
Members of the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club welcomed 2 new members to its ranks this morning. Jennifer Doane, an Educational Consultant with Talbot's Inc. and Andy Harris, an Environmental Noise Consultant, both of Manchester, were sworn in by Club President Bridget Murray at the Breakfast Meeting.
 
  
 
Two New Members Inducted Dot Sieradzki 2015-11-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 11, 2015
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club celebrated Veterans' Day by inviting area veterans to breakfast. Red Bullock, father of member Betsy Bullock, spoke to the assembly about his experience in WWII. Red was in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was determined to become a Navy pilot. He was assigned to the Pacific front. Red commented that WWII was a young man's war; every family was affected by the war. He contrasted today's military, where a few people bear the burden of war, not necessarily a better system.
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New Service Membership 2015-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Jun 30, 2015
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Manchester-Essex Rotarians send a big thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who helped make this year's Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast a huge success. In addition to the good times had by all, and the memories made, $350 dollars from the raffle will go directly to the scholarship fund, plus proceeds from the breakfast.  The 50/50 raffle winner was a member of the  O'Malley family. Click here for a photo slide show.
Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast Dot Sieradzki 2015-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Jun 20, 2015
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The West Beach Cook-out is a popular auction item at our annual spring fund raiser. The lucky winner enjoys a picnic for 15 of his/her family and friends at the exclusive West Beach of Beverly Farms. Rotary members cook burgers, hotdogs, and sausages, served with salads, corn-on-the-cob, and watermelon. The scenery is spectacular. Live music from "Just Like Newman" provides just the right mood for a relaxing evening.
West Beach Cook-out Dot Sieradzki 2015-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
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The Manchester-Essex Rotary and the Town of Manchester Parks Department have partnered to replace the handicap-accessible wheelchair for the beach. The wheelchair, which is designed to be used on sand,  is kept at Singing Beach bath house. Anyone needing assistance should speak with a life guard. Rotary is a service organization with over 1.2 million members worldwide. Local members dedicate their time and talent to make a difference at home and abroad. Manchester-Essex Rotary sponsors an Interact Club which is a service organization for young adults at the MERHS. Are you interested in giving back to the community? Join us for a breakfast meeting on Wednesdays, 7:15 AM, at the American Legion Hall.
New Beach Wheelchair Dot Sieradzki 2015-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on May 02, 2015
 
The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club held their 2015 Kentucky Derby Party and Auction.  Over 100 guests, in their best Derby attire, helped raise $18,000. Auctioneers Senator Bruce Tarr, Dave Peterson, Paul Murphy, and Mike Storella stirred the crowd to reach deep into their pockets for a good cause. Proceeds go towards local scholarships as well as other community needs. The Club extends its most sincere thanks to all of the local sponsors, businesses, organizations, and individuals who donated items for auction. 
Kentucky Derby Auction Dot Sieradzki 2015-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
MERC decorated a Christmas Tree for the Festival of Trees on the Manchester Town Common. Inspiration from Deb D. Dave, Deb, Jo, and Dot braved the cold to trim the tree.
Festival of Trees Dot Sieradzki 2014-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Sep 24, 2014
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New Interact Club at the Manchester-Essex Regional High School
Today the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club inducted 31 high school students into the MERHS Interact Club. WHAT IS INTERACT? Interact is the Rotary International equivalent for students ages 12-18 who want to connect with other young people in their community for the purpose of carrying out service projects and learning about the world, while having fun. Interact clubs organize two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Rotary clubs sponsor Interact clubs, the clubs are largely self-sustaining, and self-directed.
Interact Installation Dot Sieradzki 2014-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new website! Brendan O'Donoghue 0