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.

Installation of Connie PaullisConnie Paullis, left, was installed as president of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor at a recent dinner. Lee Weed, right, club secretary, administered the oath of office as outgoing president Margo Steiner looked on.

 Paullis was surrounded by family and friends at a dinner at the Masonic Hall. She pledged continuing community service in her acceptance speech. Proceeds from the dinner went to a clean water project in Africa and to ShelterBox which is providing disaster relief in earthquake stricken Nepal. Paullis is the Executive Director of Devereux House.

Other officers installed at the event were: Bill Bartin, president-elect; Rob Deiana, vice president; Jody Martin, vice president-elect; Lee Weed, secretary; Dan Hawthorne, treasurer; Brett Lazar, assistant treasurer and Margo Steiner, immediate past president. Installed to the Board of Directors were Trista Christensen, Karen Lang, Joan McCormack and Anthony Pira.

Crew of the RCOMH Duct Tape ShipUnder glorious blue skies, fair winds and a radiant sun, the re-designed USS Marblehead Harbor (Thank you, Captain Erbetta!) took to the waters off Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Saturday, and came up a double winner.    

Our craft, paddled by three very fit young men, including new member Pam Stevens' son, Gabe, showed good form and performed especially well on the straightaways, coming in with a third-place win behind the Marblehead Interact Club and the Marblehed Rotary Club.  

Of more importance, however, was our win (again!) for most money raised to benefit the efforts of Pure Water in providing clean drinking water in Burkina Faso.