Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
July 11, 2022

Rockport Rotary Celebrates the Fourth
Rockport Rotary has had an 11-year tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence to large crowds in Dock Square on the Fourth of July. Unfortunately, it was shelved for a couple of years due to the pandemic. This year we were back in force and in full costume, despite our regular Town Crier coming down with—you guessed it—COVID. Bob Gillis and Alan Battistelli stepped up at the last minute with a rousing rendition of everyone's favorite declaration. The club followed this up later in the day with a Rotary float in the Fireman's Parade.
Wanted Host Family for Grad Student
The Parkway Club is looking for an individual or individuals to house a graduate student who will be attending Simmons College in the fall. The incoming student is our last year's scholar, Fransisco's sister. She has received funding for tuition but not for housing. Please contact us as soon as possible if you can host her for a month, a couple of months, or the full year.
Please contact President of the Parkway Club, Kelsea Whittemore at
Manchester-Essex Red, White & Blue Breakfast a Huge Success!
The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club held the annual Red White & Blue Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 2nd.  I was a record-breaking success.  We served over 1,200 breakfasts while offering free pony rides and face painting.  The new addition to this year's event was a free water taxi from Manchester town center to the event location at Tuck's Point.  Not only did it alleviate the traffic backup and parking, but it was also fun for our guests.  One person who had lived in Manchester 20 years was overheard to say they had never been out on the harbor before. 
Pictured here are guests in their patriotic attire enjoying pancakes at the Red White & Blue on July 2nd in Manchester. 
Chelsea Sends Campers to Camp Rotary
The first group of ten Chelsea children preparing to attend a week at Camp Rotary in Boxford MA. The Chelsea Rotary Club annually sends twenty deserving Chelsea children to Camp Rotary. The children are chosen from essays they write as to why they should be selected to attend Camp Rotary. They are sent in groups of ten children each week for the first two weeks of camp. The Chelsea Rotary Club covers all the costs for attending Camp Rotary for the twenty children. Transportation to and from camp is provided by volunteers from the Chelsea Police Department.
Ipswich-Rowley Welcomes New Members in June
At its regular meetings in June, Ipswich-Rowley Rotary welcomed two new members, Andrea LaCroix and Susanne Pedersen.
Andrea is well known in our area as a realtor with Churchill Properties who serves on the committees of both the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and North Shore Realtors.  She considers herself an environmentalist and hopes to support club initiatives that focus on sustainability.  Andrea donates her time and talent to numerous conservation initiatives, including the Ipswich Waste Reduction Committee and the Open Space Committee, and has organized town-wide cleanups in Ipswich. 
Peabody: 100 Years of Service Above Self
As the gavel was passed from outgoing President Audrey Gordon to incoming President Rob Lowell, Rotary Peabody commemorated 100 years as a club.  Club members gathered in celebration with Representatives Tom Walsh and Sally Kerans and State Senator Joan Lovely.  A time capsule with the club's history and narratives of moments of our current time was buried for future Rotarians to find. 
Many thanks to the time capsule committee members Tom Griffin, Emily Cooper, Martha Holden, Peggy Pedro, Loring Merrow, Stephanie Johnson, Dan Vassallo and Cathy Gravel for their hard work and research. The club is looking forward to another 100 years of Service Above Self! 
Belle Isle Academic Awards Dinner
The Belle Isle Rotary Club had the pleasure of presenting three graduates from Winthrop with Academic Awards as they leave high school and go on pursue higher education.

We were also pleased to continue with the tradition of presenting an Academic Award for the Salesian Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, a student from Lynn, MA that has dedicated herself to work with young children from the East Boston community.

Pictured are two recipients from Winthrop and the Salesian Youth of the Year. 
Upcoming Events
AG Meeting
Jul 11, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting
Jul 12, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Foundation Committee Meeting
Jul 13, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
DG Visit Boston #7
Club Cafe
Jul 18, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Public Image & Tech Committee
Jul 18, 2022
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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