President’s Message

Fellow Rotarians,

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.         ~Mark Twain

When I think of Rotarians I think of the group less crowded. Bernie Clohisy comes to mind; so do Rick Atwood and Darlene Beal and John Cuneo to name but a few. That is why membership, which is the lifeblood of any organization is such a challenge to our Rotary Club. We need to actively seek new Rotarians from the new millennial but we must stay selective in the character and ethical standards of the persons we recruit. During Michel’s watch we added youth and exuberance to the roster with a penchant for community service.  Let each and every one of us identify some young man or woman who merits the group less crowded. Describe to them who we are and what we do-- then invite him/her to a luncheon. I suspect this strategy will advance our already exceptional membership.

Alison Colby-Campbell creator of the Heartbeat of Haverhill Facebook Page was Tim’s guest to witness and record the Cogswell Art Space donation. Your president shamelessly attempted to recruit Alison for membership in our club. If your paths happen to cross downtown please do not hesitate to tell her more about your experience as a Haverhill Rotarian.

Tim Jordan had daddy duty today and brought along Molly, Liam, and Owen to liven up our meeting. Owen matched up with our own Big O for a tale of the tape. With a little assistance from his chair Owen #1 came within a couple inches of Owen #2.

Alison Colby-Campbell creator of the Heartbeat of Haverhill Facebook Page was Tim’s guest to witness and record the Cogswell Art Space donation. Your president shamelessly attempted to recruit Alison for membership in our club. If your paths happen to cross downtown please do not hesitate to tell her more about your experience as a Haverhill Rotarian.

Tim Jordan had daddy duty today and brought along Molly, Liam, and Owen to liven up our meeting. Owen matched up with our own Big O for a tale of the tape. With a little assistance from his chair Owen #1 came within a couple inches of Owen #2.

Announcements: Art reminded everyone that Tracy Fuller would be behind the bar at Uno Pizzeria & Grill from 5:30 to 7:30 to benefit the Y.

Nicole reminded everyone that the Career Resources Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 16.

Happy $$$

Tim: Happy to have Alison, plus his three children as his guests.

Buddy: $11 to mark his tenth year cancer free!

Nicole: CRC Golf and her forthcoming California vacation make her $$ happy 

Michel: Because he and Buddy were wearing shorts and challenged the Jordan kids to a Best Looking Knees contest- Molly won by acclimation!

Arturo: Because he did not know that Buddy was a cancer survivor and he is so happy and proud for his childhood chum.

Art told just five puns before Megan had heard enough and gave him the “Gong Show hook” with five extra happy $$

Guest Speaker: Lysbeth Noyes, Program Director for Jericho Road in Lawrence, and Fred Earnshaw a volunteer advocate, gave a most interesting and informative talk. Jericho Road’s mission to address social and economic disparities is a resounding call for nonprofits across the region to engage with Lysbeth and her team as Nicole attested in her post Q&A remarks. Lysbeth’s leadership awards and academic credentials confirm her twenty-two years experience in the field of social justice and developmental disabilities.

Next Week: Our speaker will be Diane Itaska from the Duston Garrison House.

Tim Jordan won the Happy $$ Prize

Rabbi Ira had the winning raffle number and pulled the Joker for a $25 prize but left the jackpot intact.

President Art called Tim and Michel to the podium to present them with a check for $3,000 payable to the Cogswell Arts Space fundraising drive. As Tim explained our donation is especially timely as Cogswell is closing in on a $30,000 matching grant goal that must be achieved by the end of this month. And Michel noted that the proceeds are the result of Rotary’s on-going Mark Hayden “Heart of the Valley” Community Art sales. We will keep this project alive and pursue more sales in partnership with Cogswell as we approach the holiday season.

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Officers & Directors

• President Arthur Veasey

• President Elect Stacey Bruzzese

• Past President Michel van Ravestyn

• Treasurer Bill Kleuber

• Assistant Treasurer Greg DiBurro

• Secretary Dick Sundell

• Sargent At Arms Buddy Baker

• Assistant Sergeant at Arms Greg DiBurro

• Membership Chair Sven Amirian

• Foundation Chair Harry Korslund

• Programs/Speaker Chair Stacey Bruzzese

• Greeter Greg DiBurro

• Assistant Greeter

• Director Melissa Cerasuolo

• Director at Large Greg DiBurro

• Director at Large Greg Stark

• Director at Large Jean Poth

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