President’s Message

Fellow Rotarians,

Our first annual Veterans Day Awards Breakfast was an unqualified success as 180 veterans, community leaders, Rotarians, and guests gathered for a hearty breakfast, an excellent program, and a show of admiration for the men and women who have served our country. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas honored us with her remarks and her presence yet no more so than our three Service Award winners: Highgaz DerBogosian, Adam Bonds, and Nicole Donnelly. So it should come as no surprise that our own “Hy” stole the show with his words of wisdom and fascinating remembrances. We may not have raised as many dollars as the duck races of the past but we are indeed “richer” for the good will that we earned and the fulfillment one must feel knowing that we paid tribute to the quiet, never boastful, heroes within our community. Many thanks go to Stacey, Allison, Melissa, Nicole, Jean, Michel, Jim, Bill, Greg, and Dick for your vision, your energy, and your tireless efforts in establishing this as Haverhill Rotary Club’s signature event.

Don’t forget! This week we meet at Nichols Village in Groveland at 11:30 a.m.                       for our annual Foundation Day Luncheon.  Caveat emptor: Bring a pie and bring your wallet as auctioneer Frank Novak the gourmand of pies and tarts will ferret out the highest bidders for apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, boysenberry, peach cobbler, and dare I say it? Yes rhubarb pies to delight the palate and warm the tummy. Alas, Harry will be remiss if he does not challenge the members to contribute $100 (or more) toward the Paul Harris Fellowship ledger. And remember: Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others so your donation can be for your spouse, your best friend Larry Mondello, or another Rotarian for whom you and several others may band together to so honor.

One more reminder:

Community Meals November 21 at the Haverhill Citizens Center, 10 Welcome Street. Deliver your baked goods between 4:00 – 4:30: Darlene Beal, Kathy Bresnahan, Stacey Bruzzese, Scott Cote, Tom Faulkner, Tracy Fuller, Steve Goddu, Tim Jordan, Owen Murphy, Jeanne Schultz, Jim Smith, David Thomas, Jim Traver, Eva Valentine, and Art Veasey. Service above self!


Gregory Walter Stark, Sr.

1925 - 2016


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 Michel van Ravestyn

• 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