Posted by Deborah Andrews on Oct 16, 2023
The Newburyport Rotary Club’s 100th Birthday Party was a rip-roaring, rocking good time, with lively conversation and dancing! Consistently rated one of the best show bands in New England, Decades by Dezyne’s uniquely engaging performance thrilled the audience. Many attendees were inspired to put their dancing shoes to good use.
Senator Bruce Tarr was introduced by Rotarian Louis Rubenfeld. The Senator offered Co-Presidents Nikki Misenheimer and Kimberly Bohlen, and Immediate Past President, Dan Hartman, an official Senate Resolution commending the good works and social aspects of Newburyport Rotary.
Speakers were fabulous and funny! Rotary Foundation Chair Liz Cullen regaled us with the history of Rotary, including some hysterical historical club shenanigans. Past President Claudia Harris introduced Foundation Chair Liz Cullen. Liz and Presidents Nikki and Kim presented Paul Harris Fellow pins to President-elect Lisa Darke and to Jill Moran, Newburyport HS Interact Advisor. Jan Lorrey Flowers’ Rotary blue and gold centerpieces were gorgeous. Of course the Blue Ocean Event Center food and service were amazing, along with the view. It was a fitting way to celebrate Newburyport Rotary’s 100 years!
Thank you to our generous donors: Institution for Savings, Minuteman Press Newburyport, Law Offices of Connolly and Connolly, Beth Israel Lahey Health Anna Jaques Hospital, Appliance Warehouse, Guiseppe’s, Northeast Planning Associates, Dr. Daryl Colden and Dr. Kristin Tallman, Kelly Taylor Rental, The Cashman Family, Avita of Newburyport, The Newburyport Bank, Keiver-Willard, Past President Carol Gamble, Past President Mary Larnard, Past President Michael Legasse, and Rotarian Bruce Diamond. 
For questions and information, please contact President Kimberly Bohlen. Weekly meetings are held at 12:15 on Tuesdays at Guiseppe’s in Newburyport. Come join us.