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On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Rockport Rotary installed their new President and Officers and presented community citations at their annual awards dinner.
 
Wendy Hyatt, director of Rainbow Day School, was honored as Citizen of the Year, and Erin Caniff, Physical Education Teacher since 2004 at Rockport Elementary, was honored as Town Employee of the Year. In a special commendation, Peter Beacham, a longtime member of Rockport Rotary, was posthumously awarded for a Lifetime of Service. His wife, Janice Beacham, accepted the honor on Peter's behalf.
 
Derek Van Gulden was sworn in as President for 2019-2020 by Past District Governor Ingrid Brown, along with the Executive Board including Present-Elect Rob Liebow, Secretary Kecia German, Treasurer Rob Audano, Sergeant-at-Arms Phil Chalmers, and Directors Sean Fennessey, Nikki Marin, James Moore, Matthew Wigton, and Peter Willcox, Immediate Past President Susan King, and Foundation Chair Dennis Doolin. 
 
Rockport Rotary, along with Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services and Emerson Swan, Inc., stepped up to help the Action Shelter in Gloucester keep their cool with a new central air conditioning system. Rockport Rotary provided funding for the project in the form of a $5,600 District Grant in cooperation with Rotary District 7930. 
The John Lane Auditorium at Rockport Middle/High School was filled with the sound of Rockporters laughing at themselves as Rockport Rotary put on a single showing of Living the Island Life — "A wicked funny musical comedy about life on our side of the bridge." The ensemble cast of talented locals played to a full house, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, in the musical comedy conceived by Rockport Rotary's own Linda Sanders who wrote the book and lyrics and directed the production. A second show planned for Sunday was canceled due to an ominous winter weather forecast. The cast included Jeff McKeen, Wendy Betts, Guy Parsons, Emily Marques, Kathleen Morgan, Bob Ellis, Sue Bonior, Andy Heinze,  Jack Reed, Chas Kreis, Gordon Baird, Evelyn Reed, Carolyn Howard, Derek van Gulden, Anne Hyde, Frances Fleming, and Chariclo Malcolmson as Kitty the Dog. 
 







The Rotary Club of Rockport Presents Lobsterfest!The Rotary Club of Rockport is hosting its 22nd annual Lobsterfest, rain or shine, on August 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall Bandstand at Back Beach.

Tickets are $25, which includes a hot boiled lobster, clam chowder, corn on the cob, a roll, watermelon and soda or water. There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer and wine. Two Weeks From Everywhere will provide live entertainment.

Tickets are still available at the John Tarr Store, Village Silversmith or from any Rockport Rotarian. Advanced tickets are recommended.

Proceeds to benefit Rockport Rotary Club Community and International Service Projects.

With three major storms hitting in less than a month, Rockport Rotarians answered the call in a major way — raising a combined total of $14,100 from club member contributions and matching funds from the club's coffers. Checks have gone out, including $4,700 each to:
 
  • Disaster Aid USA (a project of the Rotary Club of Historic Prince George’s Co, Maryland) for their on-the-ground relief efforts in the Greater Houston area after Hurricane Harvey
  • Rotary Foundation Donor-Advised Fund for Hurricane Maria
  • Rotary Foundation Donor-Advised Fund for Hurricane Irma
Rockport Rotary trusts in the Rotary Foundation and Disaster Aid USA, and know that these funds will be put to the best use. The membership is happy to help out with the recovery after these destructive storms.
 
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB
Rockport Rotary meets every Thursday at

Pigeon Cove Circle
6 Breakwater Ave.
Rockport, MA 01966
United States
 
Parking is available on Green St. 
 
The first Thursday of each month, we meet at 5:30pm.
On subsequent Thursdays, we meet at noon.

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