President Jeff Kruck rang the bell to open the meeting at about 12:20 pm and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
John Plate led us in a prayer, giving thanks for our fellowship and for Rotarians., and asking that we be always mindful of .
Bob Murphy pitched in again today helping with greetings, meal choices and attendance, and Jan Sinclair helped with the raffle. Due to missing raffle tickets, we just used names instead of numbers today.
Thanks, Bob and Jan.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests:
There were 16 members in attendance today.
There were one visiting Rotarian today, Karen Nelson from Danvers.
Bob Lusinski's guest was Dr. Mahshid Mirghassemi, D.D.S. She has a dentist office in Danvers and currently resides in Topsfield. She may be our newest member we'll see.
The guest speaker was Rodd Stockwell, MD, a Doctor specializing in Alternative Medicine.
There were no new make-up cards received today.
Bernie Creeden made up at
on September 8
Carrie Dick made up at
on August 7
Lisa Foley made up at
on August 12
Jeff Kruck made up at
on August 17
Bob Luscinski made up at
on August 13
on August 27
on August 29
Gretchen Marks made up at
on August 3 and August 17
Harry Martin made up at
on August 13
Peter McAllister made up at
on August 21
Oscar Padjen made up at
on August 10
on August 20
on August 31
John Plate made up at
on August 13
Bill Shannon made up at
on August 13
Jan Sinclair made up at
on August 11
on August 18
Joanne Travers made up at
on August 13
If you missed today's meeting, you have until September 30, 2009 to complete a makeup.
If your days are full, consider a make up at eClub One. Log on to www.rotaryeclubone.org/ and follow the instructions for a make up. You should spend 30 minutes on the site.
where our members have made up recently.
Don't forget, the meeting of August 12 was not held at Angelica's. Instead, President Jeff Kruck has requested all members to Make Up this meeting by attending a meeting at another Rotary Club. Members are also requested to bring some insight back to TBM for discussion.
Be sure to get a "Make Up Card" from the secretary of the club where you make up.
If you're not sure if you fulfilled the Make Up request made by President Jeff, check the list above. A missing name means you have not Made Up or have not informed the TBM secretary.
This is also a good place for the Sergeant at Arms to look if enforcement becomes necessary!
Lisa Foley reminded everyone that the race date is closing in and Sponsors are needed. She is also lining up workers
Bob Murphy lined up road guards for the event.
Sponsors for the road race need to be in by September 23rd to get the logo's
printed on the shirts (this is only sponsors donated $250 and above).
This event on Sunday, October 18, is a major fund raiser. Funds come from sponsors. Be sure to get out to past sponsors that you know and get a committment for this year!
No winners today with the raffle. Sorry guys!
Sorry to Bob Murphy mainly!
Fines and Happy Dollars:
SAA Peter McAllister was away. The past SAA Brad Swanson had to leave early.
Pres. Jeff Kruck tried to tap Harry Martin but he said he had PSA's to deliver, and a big meal to finish.
After all that, Pres. Jeff stepped in and did the job himself. What a guy!
Harry was picked first (not such a good idea). He dropped a five into the Spencer substitute (Spencer may have been kidnapped along with our raffle tickets).
He then announced that he and his wife Linde got their Flu Shots at Walgreens in Danvers on Tuesday. In case anyone is interested, the cost is $24.99 unless insurance covers it. They're being given daily at Walgreens everywhere. Call to confirm time.
Now on a roll, Harry further announced that the Annual Ipswich Ale Harvest Fest will be held on October 3, 2009, at Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton. This is a family event and admission is free.
Beer being high on Harry's priority list, he also announced that the New Meadows Garden Club of Topsfield, will be having an Oktoberfest Beer Tasting on October 23, 2009, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Gould Barn in Topsfield. Harry has tickets which are $10 each and the supply is limited due to the capacity of the Gould Barn. We might want to check this out as a possible venue and fundraiser in the spring.
After all this, Pres. Jeff only had time to collect quick Happy Dollars from the rest of the members. Things were going well until someone confused Walmart with Walgreen's. Harry sprang into action and made the correction. Every time he starts, he has more to say, so he challenged the members to tell the connection between Walgreen's and Rotary. No one knew, so of course Harry told us.
It's the Four Way Test!
How does he know these things? (Rotarian Magazine - September 2007)
Getting To Know You:
At our table we had Jeff Kruck, Bob Lucinski, Jen Kocur, Carrie Dick, Harry Martin, and guest Dr. Mahshid Mirghassemi.
We learned a lot today but mainly about Harry. ( Surprised?) We learned today, Harry has been a member of Rotary since 1972. ( Before Carrie and Jen were even born) Wow! He created the original Road Race which started in Topsfield in 1979. Harry used to run this route for excercise, back in the day. From what Harry said it was known to be one of toughest road races, the race was named the Topsfield Tough Ten.
We heard a lot of talk about unemployment, weather, real estate market, and investments. Thank God for Harry's story!
Program Chair, Steve Mooney introduced our guest speaker Dr. Rodd Stockwell, MD.
Dr. Stockwell specializes in a lot of different areas of Medicine but primarily alternative and holistic medicine.
Dr. Stockwell started out in the medical field as a Family Doctor but came to realize he didn't have all the answers and decided to study alternative methods of healing.
For the last four years he has been doing Educational work to educate the public on Alternative ways. Dr.Stockwell calls his educational speeches , "Empowerment Medicine" Dr. Stockwell helps patients sometimes come off medicines with herbs and supplements that are all natural.
Dr. Rodd Stockwell enlightens us on the subject of Holistic Medicine.
A strong membership is so important to the overall success of any organization. Growth and retention have to be in the spotlight constantly. As membership chair I have been charged with heading the largest committee in the Club...each and everyone of us. Collectively we can make TBM stronger, more involved in the communities we serve and fun.
When was the last time you asked a friend, a neighbor or business associate to come to a TBM meeting? I admit, it's been a while since I put out an invitation and I have a goal to find one person to join our ranks during this Rotary year.
I ask everyone to please share your thoughts and ideas as to how we can grow the ranks of TBM.