The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor was chartered in 1996 and meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 AM for breakfast at the Masonic Hall, 62 Pleasant Street, Marblehead.
Membership of Rotary provides an opportunity to work with fellow business professionals and community leaders on a variety of fund raising and service projects at a local, national and international level.
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives.
Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.
District Governor Visits Harbor Rotary
Rotary District Governor Peter Simonsen had a positive message for the breakfast Rotarians in his first official visit to the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor. “Make this your best hour of the week, have fun and do important work,” he urged at the club's Tuesday meeting at the Masonic Hall on Pleasant Street.
Simonsen had high praise for the work the local club has done increasing its membership and contributing handsomely to local and international causes. He also congratulated them on the founding of the ElderAct club for seniors in Marblehead and Swampscott.
Simonsen said the membership goal for Rotary International is to add 1.3 million new members worldwide, essentially doubling the size of the organization. He said the goal for Rotary International is to raise $120 million this year to help wipe out polio, improve literacy and provide clean water and sanitation around the globe.
A member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton-Wenham, Simonsen will serve during the Rotary year which began July 1 and will end June 30, 2015. He outlined plans for various events around the district, including the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor's foundation dinner, scheduled for September.