President’s Message

Fellow Rotarians,

Algebra was never my favorite subject.  It seems hard and complicated to understand and I hardly ever use it.  Maybe if I worked at NASA I would use algebra, but I am no rocket scientist. Or do I? The truth is algebra is a like doing push-ups. There’s nothing about push-ups that you’re going to need to know later in life or that you would have to use in some way on the job. But the fact remains: push-ups make your body stronger. And in just that way, algebra makes your mind stronger.

Algebra helps us to learn to reason. For example, a simple algebraic equation can help you make a recipe smaller, or help when you’re doing home repairs. Community Service is a lot like algebra. Lots of people get it right away but for others it is a gradual discovery that flourishes later on in our busy lives. It took me quite a few years as a Rotarian to figure it out, but I now know that community service teaches you compassion and understanding.

Visitors and guests:

Stacey introduced her guest Maria Tusinski from AFLAC

Art introduced Frank Clarkson, Minister at the Universalist Unitarian Church


President Arthur reminded the members that the 1st Annual Veterans Day Awards Breakfast will be held at 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Thursday November 10 at the Haverhill Country Club. The breakfast will be in lieu of our regular Thursday Luncheon meeting; tickets are $25, and all Rotarians are encouraged to:

• Attend

• Bring along a guest/veteran

• Solicit sponsors (Stacey has details)

This is our major fund-raising event this year so please support your club and our veterans.  After all, this is a worthy endeavor recognizing the men and women who have served their country especially in the wake of two modern day conflicts in the Middle East that interrupted the lives of so many right here in Greater Haverhill.

Remember: “One Profits Most Who Serves Best.”

Happy $$$

My usual recorder of copious notes Jim Smith was not present but if my memory serves me (and if I missed someone you can fine me ten):

Greg Stark; He’s back!!!

Dick: Fined himself for being late.

Nicole: She and Melissa are YWCA Tribute to Women honorees!

Stacey: Daughter? College? Help me out here Rotarians.

Harry: He is now an Essex County resident.

Gretchen: For a successful Emmaus Breakfast.

Megan: Because she was pleasantly surprised to find her minister here!

Art: Heading to Gotham for the weekend!

Buddy: I don’t remember but it had to be good.

And Scott threw in $10 before President Arturo could land one single pun.

Speaker: Stephen F. Tello Associate Professor at the Manning School of Business, UMass Lowell gave a terrific talk and presentation on the University’s Business Management and Entrepreneurship program and capped off his remarks with a sneak peek at the floor plans for the two floors, which the school will occupy at Harbor Place.

Next week’s speaker:

Benjamin Goldbaum, Be Imagine Music Studios



Ira held the winning ticket but he left the jackpot intact.


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