Contact: Joan Arsenault
Online Registration
161 Elliott St
Danvers, MA 01923
United States of America
Thursday, November 10 will be our annual Rotary Foundation event, but this year we are rebranding it the “Robert C. Wood Memorial Heroes Celebration” in honor and memory of our friend, the late Past District Governor Bob Wood (2018-19). This event will be starting at 5:30 PM at the Danversport and we hope that many of you will be attending. The evening will include a social hour, silent auction, dinner, and Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) presentations.
Online registration is now open and the cost per person is $75, payable via credit card at the time of registration. The menu for the evening is:
Artisanal Cheese and Vegetable Crudité Arrangements
as well as passed hors d'oeuvres during social hour:
  • Coconut Chicken - coconut cream dipping sauce
  • Beef Satay Skewers - grilled tender sliced beef glazed with Asian BBQ sauce
  • Spanakopita - spinach and feta cheese baked in filo dough
  • Mushroom Duxelles - on phyllo dough, goat cheese
  • Watermelon & Feta Skewers - basil, balsamic reduction
Dinner buffet:
  • Salad Station
    • Caesar Salad - crisp romaine, roasted croutons, parmesan cheese
    • Strawberry Salad - salad greens, red onions, and poppy seed dressing
    • Warm Breads
  • Entrée Station
    • Pasta Alfredo - broccoli, red bell peppers, and snow peas
    • Seasonal Vegetables
    • Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
    • Braised Short Rib
    • Seafood Trio - scallops shrimp and haddock, with buttery cracker crumb topping
  • Assorted Desserts - a flavorful arrangement of:
    • Hand filled cannoli
    • Chocolate dipped strawberries
    • House-baked whoopie pies
    • Ghirardelli brownie triangles
    • Cream puffs
  • Coffee Station
Program Outline:

05:30               Registration Opens & Silent Auction Start & Cocktail Hour
06:30               People are asked to enter ballroom and be seated
06:45               Event begins: anthem, pledge, 4-way test, moment of reflection
06:50               District Governor Remarks
07:00               Dinner is served
07:25               Silent Auction Closes
07:30               District Foundation Chair Remarks
07:40               Recognition of charter members of the new PolioPLUS Society
07:45               Start of Heroes Presentations
08:35               District Governor Closing Remarks
08:45               Evening concludes; silent auction items being picked up and paid for at check-out table

All Rotary Club are invited to nominate a hero from their community to present them with a PHF recognition at the event. Candidates could be doctors, nurses, teachers, crossing guards, emergency services personnel, veterans, or anyone else whom the Rotary Club believes to be a community hero. The online nomination form was sent to Club Presidents, and the nomination deadline is October 10th.

We would also like to ask all Rotary Clubs to start thinking about silent auction items: we would ideally like to see items with a minimum value of $200, so that people will be eager to bid high and bid often! All monies raised in the silent auction will directly go to The Rotary Foundation!