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The Rockport Fire Department was honored by the Rotary Club of Rockport at the Robert C. Wood Memorial Heroes Dinner at Danversport Yacht Club on November 10, 2022. The department was represented by Chief Kirk Keating, Assistant Chief Mark Wonson, Forest Fire Warden Mike Frontierro, and Captain Frank Favaloro. State representative Bruce Tarr was also in attendance to congratulate all the heroes who were honored by clubs in Rotary District 7930.
 

Rockport Rotary has had an 11-year tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence to large crowds in Dock Square on the Fourth of July. Unfortunately, it was shelved for a couple of years due to the pandemic. This year we were back in force and in full costume, despite our regular Town Crier coming down with—you guessed it—COVID. Bob Gillis and Alan Battistelli stepped up at the last minute with a rousing rendition of everyone's favorite declaration. The club followed this up later in the day with a Rotary float in the Fireman's Parade. 
 
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Co-Presidents Alan Battistelli and Janelle Favaloro were sworn in at the District Installation on June 30, for the 2022-2023 Rotary year. Both have served as President in the past, and we're happy to have them working together as a team.
The Rockport Rotary Club will be producing a 2023 raffle calendar as our fundraiser this year and we're requesting submissions for the 12 months and the cover. The photos should be taken of Rockport and can include images of our waterfront and fishing industry, town events such as parades, historical places, quarries and ocean scenes, just to name a few. The contest will run from February 20th to March 14th. Please submit high quality minimum 3.0 mb photos to photos@rockportrotary.org and include your name, mailing address, email and phone number. A stipend of $50 will be awarded to each successful photographer.

 
The Rockport Rotary Club will be producing a 2022 raffle calendar as their fundraiser this year and is requesting submissions for the 12 monthly featured photos. The photos should be taken in Rockport and emphasize qualities that make Rockport a special place to live, work, and visit in every season of the year.
 
The contest will run from February 20, 2021 to March 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Please submit high-quality, full-resolution digital photos, to photos@rockportrotary.org and include your name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Photos must be your own work and should be free from any watermarks. A stipend of $50 will be sent to each successful applicant.
 
Please send any questions to photos@rockportrotary.org.
 
During this time of social distancing, Rockport Rotary is meeting via Zoom on Thursday evenings, at 7:00 PM. Want an invite? Just contact any of our members or email us at info@rockportrotary.org.
Dear Fellow Rotarians, 
 
In the midst of the coverage around COVID-19, as places of business, schools, and other agencies are taking precautions to prevent the spread of disease the club's Directors have decided to suspend our weekly meetings for the next 2 weeks. We will reassess the situation on March 31st and decide whether to continue not meeting or resume meeting as of April 2nd. During this down time I encourage us all to stay in contact with each other.
 
Peace,
Derek Van Gulden
President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Rockport, Massachusetts
 
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. 
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB
Rockport Rotary meets at 5:30pm on the first Thursday of each month, and at 12:00pm on following Thursdays at

First Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall
Corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant St., Rockport
 
Please email info@rockportrotary.org if you'd like an invitation to our meeting.
 
P.O. Box 54, Rockport, MA 01966

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