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Donate Life - Organ Donation Day

 
March 23rd was Organ Donation Day - a day created to raise awareness for the importance of organ donors and encourage people to consider signing up. The Club had a great program at Crave in Amesbury to raise awareness of organ donations. We had several living donors and several recipients with us as guests. The information was very helpful for those of us that have identified ourselves as "organ donors" on our drivers license.
 
Thank you to everyone who attended, especially those who shared their stories!

 
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Wine Tasting on the Waterfront at Vasa

 
Celebrate May Day, Mother's Day, and the summer season in New England with a Wine Tasting on the Waterfront at Vasa!
 
This cocktail-style event will offer 5 wine tastings paired with 5 foods as well as additional hors d'oeuvres stations. All proceeds will benefit projects of the Amesbury Rotary Club.
 
Projects include:
  • Polio Plunge to raise money for polio eradication
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries
  • High School Interact Club
  • Senior Citizen Luncheon
  • “Readers are Leaders”
  • Adopt a Spot
  • Food Drives
  • Scholarships
  • Veterans Luncheon
  • Educator of the Year
  • Youth Leadership Camp
  • Interest free college loans
  • Literacy and water projects in developing countries
  • Dictionaries to all third graders in Amesbury and Newbury
DETAILS
Wine tasting on the Waterfront at Vasa, 175 Bridge Road, Salisbury
May 1, 6:00-9:00
5 wine tastings with 5 food pairings
$50
Advance tickets sales through 4/15  $45
Silent Auction and Raffle
 
RAFFLE PRIZES:
1st Prize: 2 tickets to see Lady Gaga at Fenway Park, accommodations at the Elliot Hotel & $100 spending money. 
2nd Prize: 20 bottles of wine with a minimum value of $500. 
3rd Prize: $100 gift certificate to Vasa. 
 
TICKETS:
Buy tickets through April 15 for $45
Regular price tickets are $50
Event tickets will be available at Stone Ridge Properties, 20 Market Street, Amesbury.
Raffle tickets will be available for sale at the wine tasting or at Stone Ridge Properties (20 Market Street, Amesbury) for $10.
  4th Annual Cornhole Bonanza   
 
 
 

The 4th Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of January! This year's event is an indoor tournament during the middle of winter. With no football on the schedule, the last weekend of January, there's no better place to be than tossing a few bags, and trying to take down over $500 in prize money. Come on down to Seacoast United's Indoor Soccer venue to enjoy an evening of Cornhole, food, drink, and music.

We have an addition to this year's contest, as we'll be taking advantage of our extra space inside of Seacoast United. We'll have other backyard games, such as: washers, ladder golf, beer pong and polish horseshoes. So, if luck isn't with you in the cornhole tournament, you can stick around for a taste of summer with our other backyard game options.

There will be dozens of 2-person teams competing in group play format - guaranteeing each team at least 3 games - with the top teams advancing to a single elimination playoff. Registration begins at 4pm with a shotgun start at 5pm.

Teams consist of 2 players, and prize money will be awarded to the top three teams; 1st Place - $250, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $60. There will even be a consolation round for those not advancing to the playoffs which will be awarding another $100, and side games offering the possibility to reel in more cash.

 
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The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at: http://amesburyrotary.org/SitePage/cornhole#sthash.uujEiqzz.dpuf
The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at: http://amesburyrotary.org/SitePage/cornhole#sthash.uujEiqzz.dpuf
    Amesbury Brewfest   
 
 
Friday, June 26th - 5:00pm - Tickets now on sale! Come and celebrate Amesbury by kicking-off the weekend with the 6th Annual Amesbury Days Brewfest. On Friday, June 26th at 5:00pm, join local breweries and celebrate summer with live music, food and beer. Brewers will offer a variety of sampling options including their flagship and seasonal brews. The Amesbury Days Brewfest is being held in City Hall Parking Lot, at 62 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA. This brewfest features a vast array of Brews, Ciders, Spirits, Wines and Meads - and is sure to have something for everyone!

Amesbury Days Brewfest is an annual hallmark of the Amesbury Days calendar of events. The Amesbury Rotary Club, as a non-profit, is proud to not only host this event, but also to be a donor and supporter of Amesbury Days. So, join us in spending some quality time with local brewers and craftsmen, and see what their passion can produce - all while celebrating Amesbury.

Brewers include: 1684 Meadery, Artisan Beverage Cooperative, Berkshire Brewing, Bully Boy Distillery, Clownshoes, Down the Road, Downeast Cider, Far From the Tree Cider, Harpoon, House Bear, Ipswich Ale, Jewell Towne Vineyard, Mayflower, Newburyport Brewing Co., Riverwalk, Ryan & Wood Distillers, Sam Adams, Sea Hagg Distillery, Shipyard, Wachusett

 
 
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11/20 - FINAL UPDATE - Standings
1st - Bart Bailey
2nd - Cathy Toomey
3rd - Tim Angerhofer
 
​We've already received hundreds of votes, and the race is still neck-and-neck at this point. There is still time to get your votes in by voting online, or you can come to tonight's Auction at Holy Family Parish Hall in Amesbury at 6pm to cast your vote in person. Voting ends at 8pm.
 
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You can add multiple votes to your cart for a one time purchase. Choose how many votes you want for each specific candidate and click "Add to Cart". You can then go back and choose another candidate and add them to your cart as well.
 
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The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at: http://amesburyrotary.org/SitePage/cornhole#sthash.uujEiqzz.dpuf
The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at: http://amesburyrotary.org/SitePage/cornhole#sthash.uujEiqzz.dpuf
  2014 Duck Race Winners Announced!  
 
 
 
The 2014, 3rd Annual Powow River Duck Race was a complete success. As a great finale to a weekend of Amesbury Days events, the 2014 rubber ducky sprint lived up to all its hype. The evening was absolutely perfect, as you couldn't have demanded a better summer day. In fact, the weather - specifically the lack of rain - had been so beautiful throughout the lead-up to Amesbury Days that the start of the race had to be delayed to allow more time for the waters of Lake Gardner to rush past their flood gates and provide the needed power to propel thousands of ducks down the falls of the Powow River. Around 4:30 pm, a front-end loader located on the Pond Street Bridge of the Upper Millyard dumped 2,300+ rubber ducks into the river to commence the race. Before we go any further, this year's race would not be possible to put on without the generous help of the following sponsors:
 
Stoneridge Properties
 
1st Payroll, Inc.
 
Align Credit Union
 
Arc Technologies
 
Dolan Financial Services
 
Edward Jones Investments
 
Institution for Savings
 
Newburyport Bank
 
Northern Essex Community College
 
The race was a quick rush over the falls to the finish line directly under the footbridge on the backside of the Ale House and No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits. The top 3 winners of this year's race will be taking home $1,000 cash, 4 Red Sox Tickets vs. the Los Angeles Angels and 4 Boston Duck Tour Tickets. Thanks to thoughtful donations by members of the Club, Amesbury Rotary was more than happy to provide prizes for the top 28 finishers of the race. The top finishers of the 2014 Powow River Duck Race are as follows:
 
1. Duck #1378 - Jay Knapp - $1,000 Cash
 
2. Duck #1026 - Roy Hamond - 4 Red Sox Tickets vs. The Los Angeles Angeles of Anahiem
 
​3. Duck #1181 - Brian & Trish Butler - 4 Boston Duck Tour Tickets
 
4. Duck #1074 - Francis Blood
 
5. Duck #308 - Phaelan Gadd
 
​6. Duck #1571 - 1st Payroll's Autumn Gadd
 
​7. Duck #1165 - Brian & Trish Butler
 
8. Duck #691 - Newburyport Bank
 
9. Duck #1511 - Heidi Holmes
 
10. Duck #752 - Haverhill Chamber
 
11. Duck #769 - Haverhill Chamber
 
12. Duck #2185 - Martha Leavitt
 
13. Duck #759 - Haverhill Chamber
 
14. Duck #1682 - Cheryl Keim
 
15. Duck #1001 - Darrell Taylor
 
16. Duck #736 - Newburyport Bank
 
17. Duck #1492 - Alex Colon
 
18. Duck #1856 - David Frick
 
19. Duck #628 - Align Credit Union
 
20. Duck #1930 - ARC Technology
 
21. Duck #1713 - Peter Hoyt
 
22. Duck #1237 - Matt Sherrill
 
​23. Duck #602 - Align Credit Union
 
24. Duck #1451 - Brian Thurlow
 
​25. Duck #294 - Derek Lively
 
26. Duck #1025 - Roy Hamond
 
27. Duck #1325 - Peter Corrigan
 
​28. Duck #167 - Jane Hoggard
 
​Thank you again, to all those who raced, helped, contributed, participated, spectated, donated, and thought of us! Have a wonderful rest of Amesbury Days, and we can't wait to see you next year for the 4th Annual Powow River Duck Race. If you are one of the top 28 winners, we will be getting in touch with you over the next few days to inform you of your prize, and where you can pick it up! If you haven't heard from us, please feel free to email us at AmesburyRotary@gmail.com.
 
See you next year!!!
 
 
  3rd Annual Powow River Duck Race  
 
 
The 2014 Duck Race is right around the corner. Get your ducks in the race!
 
To find out more about this year's Duck Race, click here.
 
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