Welcome to Rockport Rotary!
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, who are members of more than 31,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries. Our own Rockport Rotary Club has more than 70 members.
Save the date — 19th Annual Rockport Rotary LobsterFest!
Rockport Rotary's 19th Annual Lobsterfest will be held on Saturday, August 8, from 3 to 7pm, rain or shine, at the American Legion Hall Bandstand on scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA. Enjoy a complete meal of hot boiled lobster, corn-on-the-cob, clam chowder, roll and butter, watermelon and a soft drink in this festive and picturesque setting. A cash menu of hot dogs, burgers, chips, beer and wine is also available. Each year close to 700 people enjoy this event, and this year we'll feature live bluegrass by Stillhouse Down
. Tickets will be available soon. All funds raised support the good community service projects of Rockport Rotary.
Lobsterfest will be followed by the Town of Rockport's third annual fireworks show, and the town will be illuminated for the occasion. Come early, stay late, and enjoy the fun!
|Jul 2, 5:30pm||David Manzi, District Governor||tba|
|Jul 9||Louisa Casadei-Johnson, Friends of Rockport Public Library||tba|
|Jul 16||Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault, Rockport Cultural District.||BBQ Chicken Sandwich w/Coleslaw|
|Jul 23||Tim Flaherty, Executive Director for YMCA and former CEO Jack Meany, on Fuller School plans||Shrimp Salad Roll w/Chips|
|Jul 30||Rich Cowdell, Director at Camp Rotary in Boxford||Meatloaf w/Mash Potatoes & Gravy |
The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30am, Rockport Inn & Suites.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rockport Rotary Club is proud to be able to provide exchange opportunities for Rockport High School students, as well as for visiting students from countries all over the world.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.