President Peter dinged the bell promptly at 12:20 PM and Joe Carroll gave us a thought for the day. "Remember the suffering" Rotary is truly a reflection of that statement.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests:
Welcome to all our visitors today, Rotarians include Mike Downey from Amesbury, Bill Scotty from Beverly. Rick Atwood and Jack Christy also joined us.
There were no makeup cards today.
Fines and Happy Dollars:
Gretchen Marks was happy for the 2 visitors she had donate blood and her own appointment is tomorrow.
Bob Was gave up some cash for Harry Martin.
Linda Parker gave $100 towards the Katrina relief fund and her mom donated $300.
Gary Sinclair had a $50 donation for the hurricane relief effort. He also was happy about giving blood even though he leaked all over the place. Seems he didn't clot too well and had to be given a shirt to wear home. Gary will do anything for a free gift.
Joanne and Paul Travers gave $250 to the Red Cross directly.
Peter McAllister's son is back at it, this time its soccer. Their U13 club ended up playing in a U14 tournament and made it to the final game. Great job! Peter was also sad as Gilligan died. Where is Maryanne anyway?
Thank you all!!
The 4 of hearts was turned over by Joe Carroll today...guess who's going to dinner this weekend.
Bill Shannon was trying to peddle TBM shirts.
Gretchen Marks is in search of women's clothes to be donated to hurricane victims.
Attention Golfers, Dave Twitchell has a certificate for a round of golf at the Blackstone National Golf Course in Sutton MA. Bids will be accepted by the one golfer in attendance, Peter McAllister.
Dave advises that the Distance & Time from Danvers, MA is 66 miles & approximately 1¼ hr. travel time.
for a map.
Jack Christy from Amesbury spoke to us today about Amesbury for Africa. Here's the web site intro, "In 1987, Dr. S. Mark Bean , with the help of Sister Cities International, joined Amesbury, Massachusetts with Esabalu, a village with a population of 5,000 in Western Kenya. The organization that Dr. Bean founded, Amesbury for Africa, has helped make possible, working closely with the Esabalu Self Help Group, a wide range of positive changes in the lives of the villagers in Esabalu, raising the standard of living or improving the quality of life for many, and empowering many more with the idea that change is possible. At the same time, the lives of many in Amesbury have been transformed by their experiences working with and getting to know the people of Esabalu."
District 7930 has chosen for their centennial project to help this region with delivering water resources to the people. RI has provided grants of $300,000 to build three wells to service the village of more than 12,500 residents. A real neat aspect of the program is that the group of volunteers includes Interactors from the Amesbury High School Club.
September 13: We will join the Lynnfield Club at their annual BBQ on September 13 at 5:00 PM on the Lynnfield Center common September 14: No Meeting September 21: Joint meeting with the Boston Club. October 5:Topsfield Fair October 19: Lisa Foly at the Middleton Jail November 2: Joint Meeting Friends Forever November 9: Bill Paisley Boxford Farmer November 16: Inn Between Annual Soup Luncheon November 23: No meeting, Thanksgiving
Think about making your Sustaining Member contribution early this year, make a difference.
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