Posted by Alexander Falk on Jul 01, 2018
 
Come and buy your Lobster Raffle Tickets to help us raise funds for scholarships and camperships at these three locations in downtown Marblehead in front of:
  • Abbot Hall
  • Old Town House
  • Crosby's Marketplace
In addition, tickets are also available at Arnould's Gallery, Marblehead Bank, Worldly Pets, and the Chamber of Commerce information booth.
We Are Selling Lobstah Raffle Tickets! Alexander Falk 2018-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
The Annual Lobstah Raffle is Back! Alexander Falk 2018-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Markus Diersböck
 
 
 
 

Pictured, from left: Marblehead Rotary Club member and membership chair Corine
Barone, inductee Linda Power, former Rotary Club district governor Peter Simonsen,
and Marblehead Rotary Club president-elect Ron Amon.
 
The Marblehead Rotary Club welcomes new member Linda Power.
 
Power is a native of Swampscott, where she grew up in a family with nine siblings. She currently lives in Marblehead with her two children, Nolan, 8, and Clara, 12. She’s an active member at Star of the Sea Church, where she enjoys teaching religious education. Power is also a member of The Marblehead League of Women Voters. For 24 years, she has been a real estate agent and works for Re/Max Advantage in Marblehead.
 
The Rotary Club of Marblehead meets 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front St., Marblehead.
Marblehead Rotary Club welcomes new member Linda Power! Markus Diersböck 2016-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
(from Left): Rotary Club President Zach Newell, President of the Marblehead Interact Club, Craig VanRemoorel, Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow award recipient, Jack Attridge, Interact Club Advisor, Joan Stomatuk, Paul Harris Fellow award recipient, Jim Nye, Interact Club founder and former Marblehead Rotary Club President, Nancy Gwin.
 
Read full article on Wicked Local
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Harris Fellow Awards Presented to Jack Attridge and Jim Nye 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
President-elect, Zach Newell, taking the Plunge for Polio for the Third year in a row this past Saturday! Tanya DeGenova 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Marblehead Rotary inducts new members: Kristine Fischer and David Deutsch! Tanya DeGenova 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Marblehead Rotary helps Nicole Frevold, a local H.S. Junior take her USA Badminton Team to this year's World Maccabi Games in Germany! Tanya DeGenova 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Nina Cullen Hamzet leads her fourth graders from the Marblehead Community Charter School to the Rotary World Peace and Understanding Dinner this year Tanya DeGenova 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tanya DeGenova on Jan 17, 2015

Please donate or ask you friends to donate to Zach Newell's Polio Plunge page to raise money to eradicate polio worldwide! Zach will be plunging again this year into the freezing waters of Gloucester January 31, 2015 as part of Rotary District 7930 5th Annual Polio Plus Awareness Campaign!

ImageFor the whole story, please click on: http://marblehead.wickedlocal.com/article/20150117/NEWS/150116803#sthash.qZVqaMSR.dpuf

Photo legend: (from Left to Right): Amy Luckewicz, Rotary D7930 Polio Plunge co-chair; Marblehead Rotary Club President-Elect Zach Newell; Club President Tanya S. DeGenova and Assistant District 7930 Governor Kang Caine Yu.

 

Marblehead Rotary CLub helps Rotary International eradicate polio worldwide in our lifetime! Tanya DeGenova 2015-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Haley Reardon, Pete Reardon's daughter brings Marblehead Rotary year to musical close Tanya DeGenova 2015-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Toys for Tots benefits from Marblehead Rotary Holiday Party.... Tanya DeGenova 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Our First Annual Don Humphreys Veteran Memorial 5K was a great success! Tanya DeGenova 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Four lucky winners of this year's Marblehead Rotary Club "Lobsta Raffle" identified... Tanya DeGenova 2014-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Marblehead Rotary inducts four new members this past week! Tanya DeGenova 2014-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Marblehead Rotary inducts four new members this past week! Tanya DeGenova 2014-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tanya DeGenova on Jul 09, 2014

Markus Diersbock was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship award Thursday.

Markus has been a member of Marblehead Rotary Club for 2 years, and in that time has been a two-time "Top Claw" in sales for the annual "Lobsta Raffle", joined the Board of Directors, and designs shirts and programs for various events. His family has been active in Rotary for over 25 years in Orange County, CA, where as teen, Markus distributed shoes to orphanages in Mexico.

Markus Diersbock Honored with Paul Harris Fellow Award Tanya DeGenova 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Markus Diersböck on Jun 28, 2014

Alex Falk was honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship award.

Over many years, Rotarian Falk has volunteered and provided leadership and funding for many important Marblehead Rotary Club initiatives and in particular for his continued work as the club’s Youth Exchange officer.

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Paul Harris Fellow honoree Alex Falk, left, is shown with Marblehead Rotarian Tom McNulty,
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Alex Falk Honored with Paul Harris Fellowship Award Markus Diersböck 2014-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
PRESS RELEASE - DeGenova Installed As Marblehead Rotary Club President Markus Diersböck 2014-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
PRESS RELEASE - Lobsta Raffle Sales Under Way Markus Diersböck 2014-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Jack Attridge gets Presidential Citation for his longstanding work with the Marblehead Interact Club, which was founded by past President Nancy Gwin! Tanya DeGenova 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Markus Diersböck on Jan 31, 2014

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"Polar Zach", (Zach Newell) coming out of the icy waters in Gloucester for the second year in the row and helping, along with some 150 Rotarians in District 7930 raise over $60k this February 1, 2014 to eradicate Polio worldwide.

Zach Takes the Plunge Again this Year Markus Diersböck 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
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  Event Day Participants 

Members
Ron Amon
Stephen Bach
Greg Bates
Andrew Christensen
Marsha Christensen
Corine Barone-Cognata
Bill Coolidge
Tanya DeGenova
Markus Diersböck
Deborah Greel
Tom Hamond
Julie Livingstone
Mark Llewellyn
Geoff Loynd
Suzanne Maher
Jason Mondale
Zach Newell
Gail Novack
Dennis O'Connor
Carl Siegel
Andrew Stone
Shig Takata
Ellen Winkler

Non-Members
Lee Creighton
Hannah Llewellyn
Molly Williams

  Pre-Event Participants  

Stephen Bach
Lee Creighton
Alex Falk
Carl Siegel

 

 

 

Rotary Rubber Duck Race 2013 Markus Diersbock 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians promoting the Rubber Duck Race at the Farmers' Market today Markus Diersbock 2013-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
MH Lighthouse Lowering of the Lights Markus Diersbock 2012-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Day 4 - July 4th: Fireworks and Raffle Tickets! Markus Diersbock 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Day 3 - Lobsta Raffle at Crocker Park Markus Diersbock 2012-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotary Names New Paul Harris Fellows Markus Diersbock 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Day 2 - Marblehead Rotary Lobsta Raffle Markus Diersbock 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Day 1 - Lobsta Raffle 2012 is off to a Great Start! Markus Diersbock 2012-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
PRESS RELEASE - Two Marblehead Rotary Scholarships Have Special Purposes Markus Diersbock 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Light House Stringing of Lights Markus Diersbock 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Swampscott Rotary "Duct Tape Regatta 2012" Markus Diersbock 2012-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Markus Diersbock on Jun 02, 2012
Marblehead Rotary Club delegates Bill Coolidge, Chuck Bachner and Tanya DeGenova share goodwill and friendship at the District Conference in Mystic, CT (June 1-3, 2012)

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(from left to right): Pres. Bill Coolidge, Tanya DeGenova, ambassadorial scholars
Taylor Ives and Giana Gleeson with Pres. Elect Chuck Bachner.


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(from left to right): Becky Linhart S. Pres Elect Marblehead Harbor Club; Chuck Bachner Pres.
Elect of Marblehead Rotary Club, District Governor, Pres. Bill Coolidge and Tanya DeGenova
Marblehead Rotary Club Delegation Shines at District Conference​! Markus Diersbock 2012-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on May 01, 2012
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The Marblehead Rotary Club's second annual Marblehead's Got Talent benefit auction will be held at the Boston Yacht Club on Friday, May 4th, starting at 6:30 PM.

All proceeds from the event, which will include live and silent auctions, will go towards local scholarships. The winner of the final Marblehead’s Got Talent competition will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their efforts at the end of the fundraiser.

Tickets for Marblehead's Got Talent are $30 ($35 at the door) and can be purchased at Marblehead Bank, 21 Atlantic Ave.; at National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant St.; at the Slee Agency, 25 Atlantic Ave.; and from MHS Interact students.
Marblehead's Got Talent 2012 Alexander Falk 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Assistant District Governor To Visit Club Julie Livingston 2007-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Salem Ferry Hosts Combined Rotary After Hours Julie Livingston 2007-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rubber Duck Regatta Julie Livingston 2007-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Lobster Raffle Awards Luncheon Julie Livingston 2007-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
2nd Annual Rey Moulton Golf Tournament Julie Livingston 2007-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Get Your Lobstah Tickets Online Now! Markus Diersböck 0
Today's Speaker Rich Rubino Markus Diersböck 0
Good Luck, Tanya! Markus Diersböck 0
Marblehead's Got Talent 2015 Markus Diersböck 0
Marblehead Rotary returns to the BYC for its weekly lunch meetings this Thursday, March 5, 2015! Tanya DeGenova 0
Marblehead Rotary Club supports the District 7930 World Peace and Understand Dinner in a big way... Tanya DeGenova 0
Posted by Tanya DeGenova

Please note that the Marblehead Rotary Club weekly luncheons will be moved to Palmers restaurant, 123 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA starting this Thursday, February 19th, 2015 through March 5, 2015 when the club returns to the BYC. The weekly luncheons will still be held on Thursdays at 12:15p.m. for a cost of $13.00. A Positive RSVP is required to Club President Tanya S. DeGenova (email: tdegenova@gmail.com) by Wednesday at noon weekly, or by calling 781-631-1347, as we need to guarantee a certain number of attendees to Palmers.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation!

The Marblehead Rotary Club meetings mpved to Palmers restaurant Thursday, February 19th, 2015-March 5th when it returns to the BYC! Tanya DeGenova 0
Marblehead Rotary inducts Charlie Milner (past president transferring from CT) Tanya DeGenova 0
Photos from Our First Annual Don Humphreys Veteran Memorial 5K Markus Diersböck 0
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Gem Munro with Club President, Tanya DeGenova

The Marblehead Rotary Club was pleased to host Gem Munro, co-founder of the Amarok Society as a guest speaker at its weekly luncheon, this past Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Gem Munro shared with the Rotarians, the work his organization does in Bangladeshi slums in educating and empowering women to become neighborhood teachers.

 

Read more online:

http://marblehead.wickedlocal.com/article/20141027/NEWS/141026624

 

Gem Munro, of the Amarok Society, Spoke of Their Work in the Slums of Bangladeshi Markus Diersböck 0
Register for the Don Humphreys Annual Veteran Memorial 5K! Markus Diersböck 0
First Marblehead Rotary Social a Success Markus Diersböck 0
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(L to R) Zachary Newell; Liz Powers, Co-Founder ArtLifting; Club President, Tanya DeGenova

Today's speaker, Liz Powers, Co-Founder of ArtLifting, gave a great presentation on her company that empowers homeless, disabled, and other disadvantaged individuals through the celebration and sale of their artwork. Visit them at http://www.artlifting.com

Read full article on Marblehead Reporter online.

Speaker - Liz Powers, Co-Founder ArtLifting Markus Diersböck 0
Rachel Slepian, a Marblehead High School student, shares her experiences in Prague with Marblehead Rotarians! Tanya DeGenova 0
From Alan Burke's weekly column in today's Salem News about Dr. Deb Walters' recent visit to Marblehead Tanya DeGenova 0
Marblehead Rotary Awards Six Scholarships Markus Diersböck 0
MHS Sophomore Crowned "Marblehead's Got Talent" Champion Markus Diersböck 0
Time for Marblehead's Got Talent 2014 Markus Diersböck 0
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Our club outing to the World Peace Dinner this past week with our Exchange Student, Alba (from Left) Tanya DeGenova, Marsha Christensen,  Bill Coolidge, Alba, Zach Newell, and President Geoff Loynd

 
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This year's District 7930 Inbound Exchange students, to include our Alba, from Madrid, Spain

World Peace Dinner with our Exchange Student, Alba Markus Diersböck 0
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The Marblehead Rotary Club will be hosting FBI Supervisory Special Agent Cynthia M. Deitle of Swampscott as its featured speaker at its luncheon Thursday, Jan. 16. All Rotarians and their guests are welcome.

Deitle joined the FBI as a special agent in 1995, and upon her graduation from the Academy, she was assigned to the New York Division. In 1997, she volunteered for a transfer to the Civil Rights squad, where she remained until her promotion to supervisor in the Civil Rights Unit at FBI headquarters in 2007.

ImageShe was featured in a February 2011 episode of “60 Minutes” dealing with an unsolved civil rights cold-case investigation in Mississippi, and she appeared in the Investigation Discovery Channel’s program “The Injustice Files” in 2011, which profiled three unsolved or inadequately addressed Civil Rights era cold cases.

In order to get an accurate headcount for the Jan. 16 event, all Rotarians from outside the Marblehead Rotary Club and their guests are requested to RSVP to Tanya S. DeGenova at tanya@tsdconsulting.com by Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Read more: http://www.wickedlocal.com/marblehead/news/x595621653/FBI-supervisory-special-agent-to-speak-at-Marblehead-Rotary-Jan-16

PRESS RELEASE - FBI Supervisory Special Agent to Speak at Marblehead Rotary Jan. 16 Markus Diersböck 0
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The Marblehead Rotary Club hosted Dr. Tim Johnson at its September 26 meeting for a thought- provoking talk about America’s health care system, its costs, and some thoughts for reform.  Dr. Johnson, a Marblehead resident, is well-known as “America’s Doctor” for his many years reporting on medicine and healthcare for ABC News and Good Morning America.

Dr. Johnson noted that we are all awash in a tsunami of misleading facts, political posturing and caustic catchphrases calculated to scare so we don’t think about the underlying issues.  He said his goal was to provide the information needed for us to talk straight about our healthcare system’s current problems and possible fixes.

He described a number of factors that have driven US healthcare costs higher and faster than other developed countries without better outcomes -- the decline of primary care doctors, our fee for procedures payment model, the role of insurance and its high administrative costs, the impact of new technology on expectations and cost, malpractice, and the media, among others.  Dr. Johnson also talked about the VA, Medicare, and Federal Employees insurance programs, and the possible impact of broader-based single-payer systems, and/or insurance exchanges.  He described his worries about the expanding cost of our current system if we don’t start to make true reforms now.

Club members walked away from this very interesting talk with a much greater understanding of how our health care system works or doesn’t, and some possible reforms. (To learn more of Dr. Johnson’s views, you can read his recent book, “The Truth About Getting Sick in America – The Real Problems with Healthcare and What We Can Do.”

The Marblehead Rotary Club meets weekly at the Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front Street, Marblehead, MA on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. Guests and all Rotarians are welcome! For more information about the Club, please contact its Secretary, Julie Livingston at:  jlivingston@marblebank.com.

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Photo legend: (from left): Marblehead Rotary Club President Geoff Loynd; Stephen Bach, the host for Dr. Johnson’s visit: and Dr. Tim Johnson.
PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotary Hosts Dr. Tim Johnson for Talk About Healthcare in America Markus Diersböck 0
Posted by Markus Diersböck
On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Rotary District 7930 Governor and Past President of the Salem Rotary Club, Mr. John Hall, visited the Marblehead Rotary Club and met with this year's club President, Geoff Loynd and members of his  Board : Carl Siegel, Tom McNulty, Tanya S. DeGenova, Julie Livingston and Markus Diersböck.

John Hall, who has been a member of the Salem Rotary Club since 2008, stressed the need to grow Rotary membership in North America to help Rotary International continue to eradicate polio worldwide and to ensure literacy, clean water, and sanitation for all.

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First Row: Carl Siegel, Treasurer; Tom McNulty -- Second Row: Tanya S. DeGenova, President-Elect; District Governor, John Hall; Geoff Loynd, Club President -- Back Row: Peter Simonsen, Assistant District Governor; Julie Livingston, Club Secretary; Markus Diersböck

Rotary District 7930 Governor, John Hall, visits the Marblehead Rotary Club Markus Diersböck 0
Rotarians selling advance tickets for the Rubber Duck Race at Shubies Markus Diersbock 0
PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotary Club awards five scholarships Markus Diersbock 0
PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotary announces Lobsta Raffle winners Markus Diersbock 0
Marblehead Rotary Duck Race 2013 Markus Diersbock 0
Marblehead Rotary Welcomes Italian Exchange Student Markus Diersbock 0
Former President Chuck is this Year's Paul Harris Fellow Recipient Markus Diersbock 0
Congratulations to Outgoing President Chuck for a Job Well Done! Markus Diersbock 0
Lobsta Raffle 2013 - DAY 4 Markus Diersbock 0
Lobsta Raffle 2013 - DAY 3 Markus Diersbock 0
Rotarians Bach and Barone (with friends) promoting the Duck Race at The Horribles Parade. Markus Diersbock 0
Lobsta Raffle 2013 - DAY 1 Markus Diersbock 0
Installation of new President, Geoff Loynd! Markus Diersbock 0
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Members met for a luncheon at the Eastern Yacht Club on Thursday to install new President Geoff Loynd and his Board of Directors

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Smiling Board Members: Markus Diersbock (new), Suzanne Maher (new), Alexander Falk, Tanya DeGenova, New President Geoff Loynd, Julie Livingston, Stephen Bach, Carl Siegel, Past President Chuck Bachner (not pictured), and Tom McNulty (not pictured)

 

 

Congratulations to new President and Board of Directors, installed at the EYC Markus Diersbock 0
The Marblehead Interact Club gets a DG Citation Markus Diersbock 0
Carl built the winning Duct Boat and Displayed Trophy Markus Diersbock 0
Exchange student, Eilert Nickel, gives thanks for his visit, before returning to Germany Markus Diersbock 0
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Congratulations to the winners of this year's Duct Tape Regatta 2013. The team was comprised of Marblehead Rotary Club members Ellen Winkler, Cahir McCoole, Zach Newell and his sister". Our thanks also goes to all the junior cheerleaders for their support, to Dieter Empacher, who designed the boat, and to Carl Siegal who built it!

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Winners of this year's Duct Tape Regatta 2013! Markus Diersbock 0
Speaker Eliza Mellen-Smith Presented on Acupuncture Today Markus Diersbock 0
Pete Reardon Awarded Citation for Rotary Clean Water and Sanitation Projects Markus Diersbock 0
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 Salem News Article:

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1472212318/Retiring-Boston-FBI-chief-speaks-to-Marblehead-Rotary
 

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Tanya with guest speaker, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division, Richard Deslauriers.

 

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 Club member Don Humphries and club President, Chuck Bachner, with our Guest Speaker, Richard Deslauriers.

 

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Former club Member and Marblehead Police Chief with our guest speaker, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Deslauriers.

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Written by Tanya S. DeGenova

Press Release for Immediate Release: Marblehead Rotarians get a Lesson on Bhutan, a Country with ties to Boston, where the Measure of Progress is its "Gross National Happiness"!

Last Thursday, the Marblehead Rotary Club was treated to a fascinating talk and photo show by two of their members, Corine Barone and Andy Stone, about their travel to Bhutan, a small country high in the Himalayas between Chinese Tibet and India.    Corine is a pediatric dentist in Marblehead, and Andy is a new Rotarian, recently retired as General Counsel of a medical device company.

Corine and Andy described the country’s beautiful monasteries, fortresses, and shrines set in a landscape of green rice fields, rivers in deep valleys, all with a backdrop of the snowcapped Himalayas.  They recounted their hikes the to the Tiger’s Nest, an historic and beautiful monastery commemorating the introduction of Buddhism to the country.   This iconic complex is set on a cliff 3000 feet above the valley floor.  They shared examples of the colorful fabrics, costumes, and masks used in daily life and the country’s festivals.  They described their adventurous flights, in the country’s specially altered airliners, to the its only commercial airport located deep in the Paro valley, and flanked by towering mountains.

Many may remember that in 2011, the new king of Bhutan, Jigme Wangchuck,was married in a spectacular Tibetan Buddhist wedding featured on American television, and worldwide.  The King is a Celtics fan due to his close ties to Boston, having attended Cushing Academy, Philips Andover, and Wheaton College before a master’s degree from Oxford.  He is the 5th of the Wangchuk dynasty, which has guided the country’s transition from a closed society in 1907 to an emerging democracy and successful economy, while developing the widely known concept of “Gross National Happiness” as its measure of progress.

Corine and Andy told of the warmth and generosity with which Bhutan hosts tourists, the free health care and education it provides for its citizens, and the care taken to preserve its breathtaking environment, while measuring its progress with the concert “Gross National Happiness”.  Both are looking forward to a return to this country known as the Last Shangri-La.

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Duo Crowned "Marblehead's Got Talent" Champs Markus Diersbock 0
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Please share with your friends, neighbors and relatives if they have qualified teens of high school age and/or who live in Marblehead. We would like to get as many competitors as possible for our auditions, which are starting this coming Tuesday night.

For the rest of the story, please click on:

http://www.wickedlocal.com/marblehead/news/x2082708382/Calling-all-performers-Marblehead-s-Got-Talent-back-for-third-year#axzz2MrXmEXFW


PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead’s Got Talent back for 3rd Year Markus Diersbock 0
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On Thursday, February 21, 2013, Marblehead Rotarians had the pleasure to host Shogofa Amini again at their weekly luncheon and measure her progress  from the time she first visited the club upon her arrival to Salem State University as an exchange student from Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan in 2011.

Shogofa,  was a student at SOLA (School of Leadership Afghanistan) in Kabul, when she met Bob McNulty, a Marblehead Resident and the Founder of Pax Populi, who sponsored her initial travel to the States in 2011.  In 2012, Pax Populi again stepped forward and brought Shogofa back to the U.S. upon her mother's passing with the help of her brothers.

Upon her arrival to Massachusetts in 2011, Shogofa stayed with Marblehead Rotarians Paul Crosby and his wife Claire in Peabody, MA, then with Buck Grader and his wife Beth. and is currently living with the McNulty family in Marblehead, MA. Shogofa hopes to extend her stay in the U.S. and transfer to Regis College, Boston next year to complete her B.A. in Political Sciences before returning to Afghanistan, where she plans to get involved in the political process.

The Marblehead Rotarians were happy to see a more comfortable and better assimilated Shogofa, during this most recent week's visit to their club.  She spoke with ease in English about the importance of education to Afghan women, recounting her own journey, when her parents, who are now both diseased, continued to teach her at home in secrecy after the takeover of her country by the Taliban.  Her mother, especially, encouraged Shogofa to continue to read and study no matter what. Shogofa shared with the audience the challenges she had in learning English and how she started writing poetry to cope with the loss of her beloved mother. Shogofa introduced the Rotarians to her recent publication, "The Sky is a Nest of Swallows", a compendium of poems written by Afghan Women, which is a part of the Afghan Women's Writing Project (available on www.Amazon.com).  

The Landing Restaurant in Marblehead, MA will donate a percentage of all dinners sold in their dining room this coming Wednesday, February 27, 2013 towards Shogofa's continued college tuition in the U.S.

The Rotary Club of Marblehead meets Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Boston Yacht Club. For more information about the Club, or membership, e-mail the Club’s secretary Julie Livingston at: Jlivingston@marblebank.com, or visit their web site at www.marbleheadrotary.com.    

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 Photo legend: (from left): Paul Crosby, Shogofa Amini, Beth Grader, Buck Grader and Marblehead Rotary Club President, Chuck Bachner.

PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotarians Welcome Shogofa Amini, Exchange Student from Afghanistan Markus Diersbock 0
Marblehead Rotarians attend Peace Dinner Markus Diersbock 0
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Marblehead Rotary Club President Chuck Bachner and club member Zach Newell participated today in the 3rd Annual Rotary District 7930 Polar Plunge in Gloucester, MA.

This event raised over $55,000.00 to eradicate polio worldwide.

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(From left): Marblehead Rotary Club President Chuck Bachner with member Zach Newell.
Marblehead Rotary Club Members Took the "Polar Plunge" Today in Gloucester Markus Diersbock 0
Rotary Polar Plunge to Combat Polio - Feb. 23 in Gloucester Markus Diersbock 0
Marblehead Rotarians Ready to Take the Polar Plunge for Polio Markus Diersbock 0
Marblehead Rotarian Spends Holidays Helping People of Morocco Markus Diersbock 0
Marblehead Rotary Club Lends a Hand at the Cape Ann DCF Christmas Party Markus Diersbock 0
PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotary Welcomes New Member Arthur B. Schwartz Markus Diersbock 0
PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotary Welcomes New Member Zach Newell Markus Diersbock 0
Clubs Mixer at Eastern Yacht Club Markus Diersbock 0
PRESS RELEASE - District Governor Visits Marblehead Rotary Club Markus Diersbock 0
PRESS RELEASE - Marblehead Rotary Sends Student to London Markus Diersbock 0
PRESS RELEASE - Donald Humphreys Recognized with Special Paul Harris Fellow Award Markus Diersbock 0
Posted by Markus Diersbock

The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to announce this year's Lobsta Raffle winners: Aileen Ryder, Jack Hackett, Don Humphreys and Ken Bane all of Marblehead.

The Marblehead Rotary Club held the Lobsta Raffle Drawing at its weekly luncheon July 19, 2012 with the help of members of the Bell Elementary School "Weird Science Team".  This year's winners are: Aileen Ryder, Jack Hackett, Don Humphreys and Ken Bane all of Marblehead. Each winner will receive 20 lbs of fresh lobster donated by Marblehead Lobster Company.

The Lobsta Raffle is the club's primary fundraiser for Marblehead Rotary Club's campership program.  Through this program, the club is sending 26 children from Marblehead off to camp this summer.  In most cases these kids would not go to camp without the campership program and the Lobsta Raffle.  The $12,000 raised in this year's raffle comes from the combined efforts of Marblehead Rotary Club members, along with students in the Interact Club at Marblehead High School, and Patti Churchill and Cynthia Davis at Marblehead Chamber of Commerce Information Booth. Marblehead Rotary Club is especially grateful to Mike Kiernan of the Marblehead Lobster Company, who every year donates 80 lbs of fresh lobster to help Rotary send kids to camp.

Robin Bert, the coach of the "Weird Science Team", was thrilled to have her team assist  the Marblehead Rotary Club with the drawing, inasmuch as the Rotary club was one of its team sponsors last May, when the first and second graders were raising funds for their trip to Iowa to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind World Championship competition.

The Rotary Club of Marblehead engages in numerous ways with Marblehead's youth including its scholarship and campership programs, the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Interact Club for high school students, Rotaract Club for college students, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, The Rubber Duck Regatta, and as seen most recently, Marblehead's Got Talent!  In addition, the Club is launching this year Heads Up MHD !  to build collaborative efforts to support the Marblehead Housing Authority's "Helping Hands Program" and "Intergenerational Activities Program", MarbleheadCARES "Alcohol Poisoning Awareness Campaign", the Marblehead Council on Aging, "Community Garden" and the YMCA "High School Summer Opportunity Fair". 

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(From left): Members of the Bell School "Weird Science Team": Allen Ehrhardt, Schuyler Schmitt, Sean Kenney, Logan Perkins with Club President Chuck Bachner and Bella McNally, Ashleigh Maude with Vice Chairman of the Lobsta Raffle Committee Bill Coolidge.

Respectfully submitted by:

Tanya  S. DeGenova
Chairman of the PR Committee

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